Our facilities


CPR Spine is housed within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences . Thanks to a £16.4 million investment, the School boasts the largest custom built Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences facility in the UK. This includes teaching and research laboratories for physiology, biochemistry, psychophysiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, motor skills, immunology, muscle mechanics and the neurophysiology of movement.

Ninety percent of the School’s work was ranked as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. For physiotherapy, the University of Birmingham is No.2 in the Top 10 UK Universities for Physiotherapy 2016 - Complete University Guide. In particular, the University of Birmingham is 2nd in Research Quality for Physiotherapy. The School has a vibrant research community with >100 Doctoral Researchers engaged on multidisciplinary projects. 

CPR Spine Facilities 


High-density (400 channel ) EMG (surface/intramuscular) EEG and ECG amplifier (OT Bioelettronica, Italy)
High-density wireless EMG devices (OT Bioelettronica, Italy)
8 Optoelectronic Infrared cameras for 3D kinematic reconstruction (BTS Bioengineering, Italy)
4 Force Platforms for 3D Kinetic Analysis (BTS Bioengineering, Italy)
10 wireless Electromyograpy (EMG) probes (BTS Bioengineering, Italy)
2 TVC for synchronized video (BTS Bioengineering, Italy)
Advanced dynamometric system - Biodex System 3 ( Biodex, USA)
[Photo courtesy of Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.]
LOGIQ E9 Shear Wave Elastography (GE, USA)
Quantitative Sensory Testing equipment (Somedic, Sweden) - algometer, vibrameter, aesthesiometer, thermotest