User:Evelin Milev

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Evelin Milev - Evo

About Me

Born and raised in Bulgaria, I have always had a special affection for promoting health and exercising. After 10 years of being a professional long-distance runner, I have decided to become a physiotherapist. I completed an undergraduate physiotherapy program at the National Sports Academy in Sofia back in 2013. Being an adult with a real job was never going to be that straightforward so I went to Alaska and worked there for a while (not as physio of course, I was a prep-cook), traveled the States and then spent half an year in South America. Finally, in late 2014 I have arrived in London and loved it so much so I have settled down. Ever since, I have worked in a few private clinics, mostly with children with cerebral palsy and neurodevelopmental delay. Currently, I am employed as Research Paediatric Physiotherapist at UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital. My main interests at the moment are neuromuscular disorders and neurorehabilitation. I still love to travel a lot and learn from everything and everyone..

There has always been a big dilemma for me - I really love the science and the search for the unknown but I also do enjoy the practical bit and the time spent with patients. Fortunately, being where I am at the moment has given me the opportunity to do a bit of both. However, I came to realise how little people know about common neuromuscular conditions, the natural history, and the symptoms of those disorders. I believe that Physiopedia is an amazing project which has the potential to bring physiotherapists around the world in one place and help them learn from each other. I hope that as being part of this community I will be able to share my experience and knowledge with the world via Physiopedia.

Education

  • 2016 - present(ongoing) MSc in Paediatric Physiotherapy, University College London, London, UK
  • 2009 - 2013 BSc/ National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2004 - 2009 High school of Math and Science Comprehensive "Otetz Paisii", Kardzhali, Bulgaria

Publications and Academia

2018 - Paper: Montes J, McDermott MP, Mirek E, Mazzone ES, Main M, Milev E, Glanzman AM, et al. (2018)Ambulatory function in spinal muscular atrophy:Age-related patterns of progression. PLoS ONE

2017 - Poster Presentation at the World Muscle Society St.Malo, France: Milev et al., 2017 "The effect of orthosis and foot surgery in a cohort of Charcot Marie Tooth disease children"

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