Josette Bettany-Saltikov

Teesside University United Kingdom

Josette-Bettany Saltikov, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer, researcher in scoliosis, and a chartered physiotherapist. She teaches and supervises numerous doctoral students and helps them to achieve their full potential. She has been conducting research into scoliosis for the last 30 years after having completed a Ph.D. in the area of back shape and posture, spinal mobility, and psychological factors before and after surgery in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Dr. Saltikov has published more than 130 papers to date including both Cochrane and Campbell systematic reviews. Additionally, she has served as both a grant and manuscript reviewer. She has also been invited to act as an external examiner to doctoral students in numerous countries. In the near future, Dr. Saltikov hopes to further her research into the perspectives and views of scoliosis patients and healthcare professionals who work with them to help scoliosis patients manage their own conditions.

Josette Bettany-Saltikov

3books edited

4chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Josette Bettany-Saltikov

Spinal Deformities in Adolescents, Adults and Older Adults is a unique book with a wide scope of coverage of the topic. Written by specialists worldwide, this book presents under-reported topics and treatments in spinal deformity, as well as a very interesting autobiographical case study from one of the authors detailing his self-management approach to his own spinal deformity. The chapters examine the evidence relating to spinal deformities together with assessment tools, treatment modalities, and the various types, benefits, and side effects of these diverse treatment approaches. This book is designed for clinicians working with patients, researchers, and patients and their families.

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