Josette Bettany-Saltikov

Teesside University

Dr. Bettany-Saltikov qualified as a physiotherapist in 1986 and is now an active researcher, writer, and senior lecturer. She has been working in the field of spinal deformities and postural disorders for over 30 years and has written many papers in this area, in various orthopedic journals. She has presented her studies extensively all over the world. She is heavily involved in both supervising and teaching doctoral students (both PhDs and professional doctorates) and is a manuscript reviewer for a number of journals. She is a grant reviewer for a number of national and international societies such as the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Health Technology Assessment Programme, the Dutch Arthritis Society, as well as the Hong Kong and South African research councils. She is very passionate about developing the underpinning objective and evidence-based research demonstrating the effectiveness of physiotherapy approaches in this area. She sincerely hopes that empowering service users (patients, parents, clinicians and researchers) with the best evidence-based knowledge available will enable all involved in this area to both provide and access best practice.

2books edited

2chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Josette Bettany-Saltikov

This book contains new information on physical therapy research and clinical approaches that are being undertaken into numerous medical conditions; biomechanical and musculoskeletal conditions as well as the effects of psychological factors, body awareness and relaxation techniques; specific and specialist exercises for the treatment of scoliosis and spinal deformities in infants and adolescents; new thermal agents are being introduced and different types of physical therapy interventions are being introduced for the elderly both in the home and clinical setting. Additionally research into physical therapy interventions for patients with respiratory, cardiovascular disorders and stroke is being undertaken and new concepts of wheelchair design are being implemented.

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