Ioannis Athanasiadis

Physiotherapist

Qualifications

BSc Physiotherapy 

MSc Physiotherapy

Professional profile

Ioannis completed his BSc degree in Physiotherapy back in Greece (University of Central Greece) as the valedictorian student receiving the award of excellence from the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy.

Upon the completion of his studies, Ioannis spend 1 year in the Greek national army successfully completing his national services. After his military duties, Ioannis started working in private and public institutes as a lecturer for physiotherapy assistants before deciding to come to the UK for his MSc degree at Cardiff University.

Ioannis successfully completed his Master’s degree in 2018, which was focused on low back pain patients and their behaviours towards their painful experience, gaining an in-depth understanding of the importance of treating the patient through a biopsychosocial approach. Since then, he has been attending courses and conferences around chronic pain to help guide his understanding of the complexity of pain.

Currently, he is studying for a postgraduate diploma in pain (European Diploma in Pain Physiotherapy). Before joining St Joseph’s Hospital, Ioannis was working in the private sector for private companies in South Wales, gaining vast experience in the assessment and treatment of different pathologies.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Health Care and Professions Council

In his free time, Ioannis likes to read about pain and the brain. He enjoys regular heavy lifting workouts at the gym whenever he is not committed to studying. 

Ioannis belongs to a group of MSK physiotherapists that regularly blog about trends and evidence-based practice in physiotherapy to educate patients about the role of physiotherapy on different pathologies and conditions.

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