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Team | Thysol – TapeConcept


Commercial team; consists of members who know the local regional market, the culture and the way of supporting and promoting the products in the most optimal way.

Technical team; consists of 12 high educated members which all have their specialization. The trainers are based in the region (Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait and Egypt), but we also have trainers from The Netherlands and the UK.

Mr. Harry Pijnappel is a (Sport and Peadiatric) physiotherapist. He had a
private practice in Germany 1995-2009) and is well-experienced in the concepts TapeConcept is working with. He is the author of the Medical Taping Manual, which is used in many countries as a reference/education book. Furthermore he gives many seminars in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Russia and Poland.
Furthermore he’s a leading speaker on many Congresses about the concept of taping and fascia.
Mr. Jochem van der Hoeven is a physiotherapist and was for many years a professional soccer player in Holland, one of the strongest leagues in Europe. He played in the Dutch national soccer team (U-21) and for many premier league Dutch teams like Vitesse, Sparta and Fortuna Sittard. A well-known name and he has a lot of experience in sport related injuries! Nowadays he is working in a physiotherapy clinic in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. He got his Bachelor degree in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Semir Bakija has experience, which spans more than twenty years. He has been serving as a Senior Physiotherapist, in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at the Rashid Hospital in Dubai (UAE), during the last fifteen years. Semir was certified as an MLD and CDT therapist by the Foldi College Hinterzarten Germany. His keen interest in manual therapy led him to participate in many internationally recognized courses one of them being, ‘Mulligan taping technique. In addition, he is an International instructor for the ‘Jenny McConnell’ courses in the Middle East and East Europe. From the end of 2009 onwards Semir joined our team as well to become a Regional instructor for the Medical Taping Concept for TapeConcept Ltd.
Maher Al Farhan is an administrative supervisor of Rehabilitation Medicine Department in King Khalid University Hospital and King Saud University, Riyadh. He is member of directory board, Head of continuing Education Committee and chairman of central chapter of Saudi Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) and member of Education & Training Committee of Saudi Arabian Sport Medicine Association. Recently he became member of executive board and Head of Scientific Committee in Arab Confederation of Physical Therapy (ACPT).He is the owner of Riyadh Health Centre for Physical Therapy which is one of the biggest physical therapy centres in KSA, interesting in Manual therapy and sport medicine.
AMAL AL-SHAREEF Amal Al-Shareef is an enthusiastic and well trained physiotherapist in the Medical Services Administration (Al-Nakheel Medical Center) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She is interested in manual therapy and attended a number of courses (Mulligan and spinal manual therapy). She started working with the Medical Taping Concept in 2008 after the courses in the Kingdom by Harry Pijnappel. From mid-2010 onwards Amal will help and assist the team for the female participants of the courses in the Kingdom.
Mahmoud Saad is a HPC registered physiotherapist and member of the chartered society physiotherapy-UK. He is a Physiotherapy Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University-UK teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level also he is owner and clinical Director of HC Physiotherapy clinics in Sheffield-UK. His clinical interest is Musculoskeletal and sports injuries management and passionate about Mechanical diagnosis and therapy (McKenzie approach), Mulligan technique and Medical Taping, he was working as a Senior physiotherapist with Rotherham united football club in the FA league-UK. Mahmoud is also connected to the Primephysio organization, which an association established in 2006 by group of physiotherapists aiming to develop the physiotherapy profession in the developing countries through organizing continuous education courses for physiotherapist. The main focus of Mahmoud will be on Egypt.
Liliane Akiki is a Mastery Certified Manual Therapist from USA running LaRC, her own Rehabilitation center in Beirut since April 2009. She has more than 18 years of clinical experience, roaming between countries in Europe and the Middle East, and is a Lecturer in Physical Therapy Methods for Women Health & pediatrics at the UPA- Antonine University in Lebanon. Specialized and international Certified Trainer in Spinal deformities, back dysfunction and Postural disorders management since 2006 of which she held many courses and workshops in more than 11 countries. With Tape Concept she started back in 2004 in Italy and joined the instructor Team so she is in charge of the French teaching section of the Medical Taping Concept.
Esther de Ru has been a health professional for 47 years. She graduated
as a physiotherapist in 1977 after having worked as a dental nurse, GP’s aide and medical secretary. She specialized in many areas during her career (neurology, musculoskeletal, sports, orthopedics and paediatrics). She has worked in a geriatric hospital, a rehab-school, sports-rehab clinic, an orthopaedic clinic and in various private clinics in Holland, Germany and Spain. Through her enterprise GoPhysio she currently works as a paediatricphysiotherapist/consultant in Spain. Her main current areas of interest are: research and post- graduate teaching in the paediatric field, elastic therapeutic taping, scoliosis treatment, research into bindegewebsmassage and international knowledge exchange. She developed the pediatric and neurological taping courses and the new course for speech therapists. Esther and has been a MTC/TC instructor for the past six years and is a member of the AEVNM (Spanish instructor’s organization)
Dr. Wael Shendy is a lecturer at faculty of Physiotherapy -Cairo university at department of neurological rehabilitation. He also own a private practice in Cairo. He has MSc and PHD in Physiotherapy and also member of McKenzie institute-Egypt board of directors.  Dr Wael main area of interest is movement disorders caused by upper motor neuron lesions in patients with neurological conditions and how it could be improved by Medical taping.
Omar Al Tamimi is the chief Physiotherapist at the SQUH Oman, having 20 years of
working experience most of it in the Musculoskeletal Patient Department.
He worked in different countries and hospital such as, United Kingdom,
Saudi Arabia and Oman. Furthermore he worked with Oman national team of
junior football and some of the local sports clubs and has attended different short
courses related to MSK such as Mulligan, Osteopath, McConnell Taping and many
others. Omar has 17 years of student teaching and clinical supervising and
conducted many local and regional TapeConcept and Manual Therapy workshops
and courses.
Saif Said Al-Riyami is an Omani senior 1st Physiotherapist working at Sultan
Qaboos University Hospital in Muscat, Oman. He has been rewarded several times by national and international organizations for tis performance and achievements. Furthermore, he was rewarded as the best Active Volunteer on the Non Governmental Organizations Muscat, Oman. He has delivered several workshops, courses and presentations on a national and international level. He has excellent knowledge in manual therapy, musculaire and sport therapy. He obtained his Bachelor degree from Manchester UK.
YOUSEF AL-BUKHARI Yousef Al-Bukhari is a senior physiotherapist based in Jordan with clinical experience of physiotherapy since 1990. Yousef has a Master degree of Human Resource Development and a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy.
He is the owner of Al Bukhari Physiotherapy centre in Amman which is specialized in manual therapy and sport injuries management.
He attended a number of international courses (DBC, Cyriax, McKenzie, Mulligan, neurodynamic, Cranio-Sacral osteopath and Medical Taping) and he has conducted many local manual therapy workshops.
REHAM JALAL Reham Jalal is a physiotherapist from Egypt with experience of 15 years, she worked as a lecturer at 6 October university at Egypt.
She is working as a Head of therapeutic department in Al- Nibras Ideal school for special needs in Kuwait. Attended many courses (for pediatrics- orthopedics – neurology – rehabilitation for special needs & geriatrics). Certified as a Posture Exercise Professional from body zone faculty in USA. She works on many researches regarding to postural abnormities among normal children and children with Down syndrome since 2013 till now and works on establishing posture screening program for special needs.
She worked as an assistant tutor in medical taping courses November 2012, January 2013 and December 2014.