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Pierre Röscher

BSc Physiotherapy,

University of the Witwatersrand

Areas of Interest

Degrees

- BSc Physiotherapy University of Witwatersrand, 2008

- Masters in Physiotherapy University of KwaZulu Natal 2017

- PhD Candidate: Clinical Medicine (Urology) Nelson R. Mandela School of Clinical Medicine

A Bit About Pierre

Certifications:

  • Advanced Dry Needling 2009

  • Sports Physiotherapy 2010

  • Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy, 2011

  • Pain 2015-2017

 

Courses:

Pierre has completed over 650 hours of continuous professional development courses in a range of topics that include:

Spinal manipulation, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Replacements, Strapping, Pain, Pelvic health, Rehabilitation, diagnostics, just to name a few.

ABOUT PIERRE

Pierre is South African born and South African trained Physiotherapist. He qualified in 2008 with a BSc. Physiotherapy degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. Pierre has extensive private practice experience, initially working in Pretoria alongside a modern group of orthopaedic surgeons, where he was responsible for rehabilitating complex arthroscopic procedures and joint replacement surgeries. He also had a caseload of competitive Athletics South Africa contracted athletes. He subsequently completed his Sports Physiotherapy Certification in 2010, and then his Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy Certification in 2011.

 

2012

Pierre moved down to Durban in 2012, a coastal town in KwaZulu Natal, and opened his own clinic.. Over the next 3 years, he completed his Pain Physiotherapy certification and started assisting on the Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy course, eventually lecturing and leading the course in KwaZulu Natal. Pierre also served as a part-time lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of KwaZulu Natal between 2013-2017

 

2015

In 2015, Pierre started another chapter in his career, by training as a Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist which also included courses on Women’s Health, Male Pelvic Pain, Prostate Cancer and Diagnostic Ultrasound.

 

2017

Pierre earned his Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy (via Dissertation) in 2017, and started a PhD in clinical medicine (Urology) in 2018, with a special focus on sexual dysfunction related to prostate cancer. His aim is to finish his PhD in 2022.

 

2020

Pierre and his Family Immigrated to Australia, moving to Redcliffe, QLD, and Pierre started working in Private Practice part-time, seeing a split caseload of Musculoskeletal and Men’s Health Patients

 

2021

Pierre started Roscher Physiotherapy, a Physiotherapy practice in Brisbane with the purpose to provide a centre of clinical excellence to the Redcliffe community

CONFERENCES/ CONGRESSES PIERRE HAS ATTENDED

International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy Conference (Glasgow, 2016)

  • World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress (Cape Town, 2017)

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy Conference (Reno, USA, 2017

  • World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress (Geneva, 2019)

  • World Physical Therapy Congress (Dubai, 2021)

REPRESENTATION ON PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Pierre is a past South African chairman for the Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group (NMSPG), and represented South Africa on the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) from 2016-2020. 

  • Pierre was relected to serve on the Executive Committee of IFOMPT board for 2020-2024, being the second South African to ever do so and the youngest board member in the history of IFOMPT. 

  • Pierre is also one of 2 Physiotherapist that serve on the Medical and Scientific Board of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of South Africa.

 

COURSES PRESENTED

Pierre has created a 6 part Prostate Cancer Course series for the international Physiopaedia platform, and has presented 12 Men’s Health modules for an worldwide audience through Club Physio. He regularly presents on topics relating to prostate cancer and male sexual health to members of the South African Society of Physiotherapy. He is in the process of publishing a series of academic papers as part of completing his PhD.

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