Nick Bent is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Year 1 Tutor for the BSc Physiotherapy Programme.
Nick’s areas of teaching include functional human anatomy, the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injury, and sports and exercise medicine. He contributes to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate musculoskeletal modules and is Module Leader for the Physiotherapy in Sport module on the BSc Physiotherapy Programme, and the Developing Evidence-Based Neuromusculoskeletal Practice 1 module on the MSc Physiotherapy Programme.
Nick’s research is focused on ACL rehabilitation and the measurement properties of rehabilitation outcome measures.
MSc Sports Medicine 2001
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 1998
Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 1998
Nick Bent qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Manchester in 1998 and achieved an MSc in Sports Medicine from the University of Nottingham in 2001.
Between 1998 and 2003, he worked as a physiotherapist at NHS hospitals in Walsall, Tamworth and Nottingham, as well as Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion football clubs. His clinical caseload was made up of musculoskeletal conditions, with a focus on rehabilitation of lower limb sports injuries, particularly those of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Nick took up a post as Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Nottingham in 2003 and moved to the University of Birmingham in late 2005.
Nick is interested in supervising MSc research projects in the following areas:
The measurement properties (e.g. reliability and validity) of rehabilitation outcome measures.
Outcomes assessment in ACL rehabilitation.
ACL injury and rehabilitation.
Sports and exercise medicine.
Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Health
Nick is currently undertaking a PhD, evaluating a new outcome measure for use with ACL-injured patients - the Anteromedial Reach Test (ART).
Bent N, Rushton A, Wright C, Batt M (2011 in press). Distance reached in the Anteromedial Reach Test as a function of learning and leg length. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Bent NP, Wright CC, Rushton AB, and Batt ME. (2009) Selecting outcome measures in sports medicine: a guide for practitioners using the example of anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(13):1006-10012.
Bent NP, Rushton AB, Wright CC, and Batt ME. (2009) Support for modifications to the anteromedial reach test (an anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation outcome measure). Manual Therapy, 14(Suppl. 1): S28.