Isaak is a highly trained physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, a researcher and a member of faculty at the University of Birmingham where he teaches full time in the Physiotherapy department.
His research is focused on spinal conditions and exercise prescription (whiplash injury, chronic neck pain & thoracic spine), developing assessment methods (vibration testing in early neuropathies), and developing teaching tools for physiotherapy students (dynamometer assisted mobilisations).
He has publications in several renowned journals including Manual Therapy, Physiotherapy, British Medical Journal and PLoS ONE. He has presented his work at national and international conferences and received awards from the MACP, Elsevier and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Also, having started his career as the lead sports physiotherapist at Greece’s Open Water Swimming Department, Isaak has extensive experience in sports rehabilitation.
He has a special interest in performing arts medicine and is registered with the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) since 2016.
Being a musician himself, he is one of the few physiotherapists in the country possessing a combination of clinical and musical knowledge which has proven to be an asset in the rehabilitation of performance related injuries. Isaak is currently acting as the main physiotherapist for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO).