Short bio Jo Nijs & Kelly Ickmans
Jo holds a PhD in rehabilitation science and physiotherapy. He is professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) and physiotherapist/manual therapist at the University Hospital Brussels. His research and clinical interests are patients with chronic unexplained pain / fatigue and pain-movement interactions. He has (co-)authored more than 160 peer reviewed publications, obtained over €4.7 million of grant income, supervised 6 PhD projects to completion and served more than 150 times as an invited speaker at national and international meetings in 19 different countries. His work has been cited >2000 times (ISI Web of Knowledge). Website www.paininmotion.be twitter @PaininMotion
Kelly holds a PhD in rehabilitation science and physiotherapy. She is a visiting professor and post-doctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) and a physiotherapist treating patients with chronic pain at the University Hospital Brussels. Kelly is also a member of the international Pain in Motion research group (www.paininmotion.be). Her research is mainly focused on exercise and cognitive (dys)functioning in chronic pain patients, but her clinical and research interest extends to the broader aspect of chronic pain in general and central sensitization in particular. She has published widely in the field of chronic pain (physiotherapy) and is currently supervising 5 PhD researchers.