Rimtautas Gudas – is the sports trauma and sports orthopaedic surgeon specializes in knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle and hip arthroscopic and regenerative minimal invasive surgery. Special area of clinical interest is – anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, articular cartilage repair (implantation of chondrocytes, membranes, artificial carcasses, AMIC, OATS), transplantation-implantation of menisci, also – shoulder arthroscopic reconstructions (arthroLatarjet, Bankart, HAGL, rotator cuff surgery). He has done over 15000 knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle and hip arthroscopic reconstructions, total 300-500 surgeries per year. More than 20 years working experience. Surgeon has made over 5.000 ligament reconstruction surgeries, 3.000 shoulder surgeries, and 2.000 other arthroscopic and sport medicine surgeries. Special area of research interest is – ACL injury and articular cartilage restoration techniques. He is Co-author of more, than 70 scientific articles represented in different medical journals and many international oral and poster presentations.
Dalius Barkauskas – graduated from Tartu University 1991. As Lithuanian olympic team physician participated in 11 OG and 3 YOG. Certified instructor of systemic dry needling (by Yun tao Ma), manual therapy ( 1996–1997 Postgraduate course in Prague University , Czech Republic, 2000-2001 instructors course in manipulative medicine, Czech Republic, course taught by V. Janda and K. Lewit international lecturer for biopuncture, sports medicine, healthy lifestyle. Certified instructor of Breatheology.
Paula Gala Alarcón – PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain), physiotherapist and professor of the Physiotherapy Degree at the Alfonso X el Sabio University of Madrid (Spain). She has an Official Master in Research in Health Sciences (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain) and a Master in Manual Therapy and therapeutic exercise. Trained and with more tan 10 years of clinical experience and 4 years of experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound, she investigates in this field related to different pathologies of the shoulder, breast cancer, abdominal and lumbar region, and women’s health processes.
Alberto Roldán Ruiz – PT, PhD candidate at Alcala University (Spain), MSc in Physiotherapy and Return to Play in Sports, Expertise in Manual Therapy.
Lecturer at Alfonso X el Sabio University and Francisco de Vitoria University (Spain). Lecturer in postgraduate shoulder pain courses.
After learning about shoulder pain from top specialists in the world such us Jeremy Lewis, Chris Littlewood, Jo Gibson or Marcus Bateman, he wanted to shed light on the research-related unknown role of cervical spine in shoulder pain.
Researching about cervical spine implication in musculoskeletal shoulder pain, he has been developing his clinical practice almost exclusively in shoulder pain patients during the last 5 years. Special interest in therapeutic exercise and chronic pain.
Laimonas Šiupšinskas – Recently working as a full-time professor in the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Department of Sports Medicine. Background education – public health and physiotherapy. Almost 10 years of clinical practice in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy working in the team of sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons. Recently working as a sports physiotherapist in the Lithuanian men’s national basketball teams as well as a physiotherapist in the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas Clinics in the Department of Sports Medicine focusing on the physiotherapy of elite and recreational athletes. The scientific area of interest is decision for return to play based on functional tests of the athletes after the sports injuries and surgeries. Areas of clinical practice – consultant physiotherapist in diagnostics and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, outpatient physiotherapy after the peripheral joints surgeries and sports injuries risk assessment and pre-season screening of elite athletes.
Signe Tomsone – accociated professor, dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation at Rīga Stradiņš University (since 2015). S. Tomsone got qualification of medical doctor at Tartu University, Estonia (1994), later became one of the first occupational therapists in Latvia (Latvian Medical Academy, 1996). After several years of practising as occupational therapist in different areas of rehabilitation gradualy she got involved in international research projects related to active and healthy ageing at home. In 2010 she defended dissertation “Aspects of Home and Healthy Ageing among Very Old Europeans: a Latvian Perspective” and got doctoral degree in medicine (Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia). Has been postdoc at the Centre for Aging and Supportive Environments ( Lund University, Sweden, 2012- 2014) and developed long-term colaboration with this institution. Since 1996 has been involved in education processes at Faculty of Rehabilitation at Rīga Stradiņš University and currently leads the academic master programme “Rehabilitation”.
Research interests: life course perspective on ageing, functioning dynamics over the life course and strategies to adapt to functioning limitations, aspects of home environment and functioning of older persons, disability and health in different cultural contexts, multidisciplinary and mixed methods research.