The Team

Directors

Jarrod Antflick

Jarrod Antflick is a consultant physiotherapist with British Athletics, sharing his time between clinical work (at Tendon Performance, Complete Physio and The Fortius Clinic, in London, UK) and attending major championships such as the IAAF World Championships in Moscow (2013) and the Samsung Diamond Leagues. He is currently undertaking field research into the effect of tendinopathy on performance utilising UTC.

Chris Myers

Chris is a highly experienced and specialised physiotherapist and osteopath in musculoskeletal medicine and sports injuries. He currently shares his time between elite sport and private practice. He has worked with England Squash, British Athletics, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Reading FC, Great Britain Badminton and worked at London’s 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Chris has a Masters in Sports Medicine. He is one of the few physiotherapists in Britain specialising in musculoskeletal sonography and runs a dedicated course educating clinicians on its application in sports medicine.

Consultants

Dr Paul Brice

Dr Brice graduated with honours in Sports Technology (BSc) from the University of Portsmouth and then completed a PhD thesis entitled “The Biomechanics of Curvilinear Motion” from the University Of Chichester. Paul has worked in a high performance sporting environment for more than 10 years and has extensive experience in providing biomechanical support to a range of Olympic, Paralympic and professional sports. Most recently Paul was responsible for the management, development and delivery of integrated biomechanical support for UK Athletics in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics. He has also worked closely with medical teams assisting in the management, monitoring and implementation of injury management programs.

Prof Hans van Schie

Hans is Professor at Monash University in Australia and Director of Research at UTC Imaging in the Netherlands. He graduated as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1972 at Utrecht University and specialised in equine orthopaedics and sports medicine with special focus on tendons and ligaments in the horse. He founded two clinics for high-performance sports horses and is team doctor and consultant for the Dutch Olympic equestrian teams. In 2001, he returned to academia to research the ultra-structure of elastic tendons and the fundamentals of Ultrasound Tissue Characterisation (UTC). His PhD thesis “Ultrasonographic tissue characterization of equine superficial digital flexor tendons: Development and application of computer-aided image analysis” (Utrecht 2004) was awarded the highest distinction summa cum laude. From 2005-2012 he was Senior Researcher at the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics of Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam. Research was done into the pathophysiology of human tendon tissue, regenerative therapy, rehabilitation and Ultrasound Tissue Characterisation (UTC), mainly of the Achilles tendon. He received an Erasmus Grant for Translational Research in order to validate and implement UTC into human orthopedics. From 2007-2012 he was Associate Professor for Comparative Research of Tendinopathy at the Department of Equine Sciences, Utrecht University. He conducted research into translational aspects of pathogenesis and interventions of human and equine tendon disorders. He designed a surgical model for standardised tendon lesions for placebo controlled evaluation of platelet-rich plasma releasate and mesenchymal cells. In 2009, Hans co-founded UTC Imaging and became Director of Research. UTC Imaging continues and extends his PhD research. Currently, UTC is applied to monitoring high-performance athletes and for evaluation of therapeutic interventions like exercise, regenerative therapies (such as, focused shockwaves, platelet-rich plasma releasate, autologous cultured tenocytes), surgery, and rehabilitation. In 2012, he was appointed Fellow, Department of Physiotherapy of Monash University, Australia. Research is focused on monitoring exercise effects for prevention and rehabilitation of tendon injuries. His main area of research is exercise effects, regenerative therapy and rehabilitation.