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Dr Philomena Commons is a Senior lecturer in Physiotherapy and Sports therapy in Leeds Metropolitan University. She also works as a clinician in Neurophysiotherapy and St Georges Crypt in Leeds treating musculoskeletal disorders. She completed her Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in Minnesota, USA in 1996 and became a Faculty member with the UK McKenzie branch in 2001.
She has presented McKenzie courses in UK and Bangladesh and introduced the McKenzie Method to physiotherapists and doctors in Afghanistan, Madagascar and New Delhi. Her particular interests lie in the area of exercise for health, wellbeing and fitness and in developing physiotherapy clinicians. She has a particular interest in disability and development and in improving services for marginalised groups. She is the research officer in ADAPT, the CSP Special Interest group for physiotherapists with an interest in overseas work .