- MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy, MACP,
Title of research project: Effectiveness of a behavioural physiotherapy intervention for the management of lower limb osteoarthritis
Matthew qualified in 2002 and has worked extensively in New Zealand, Australia and England. He combines his research and teaching with clinical work as an extended scope musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Matthew’s primary research interests include the neurophysiological and psychosocial aspects of spinal and chronic pain syndromes and the delivery of interventions that optimise patient’s physical activity behaviours.
- Master in Orthopaedic Manual Physiotherapy
Title of research project: Investigating the variability of muscular activity distribution and muscular stiffness in NSLBP patients, when compare it with healthy controls
Carlos started the MRes Exercise and Sport Sciences at CPR Spine in 2017 after three years of working as physiotherapist in the clinical practice with experience especially in musculoskeletal disorders. His particular interests are spinal pain, neuromuscular adaptations to pain, Manual Therapy and therapeutic exercise.
- BSc physiotherapy,
- MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice.
Title of research project: Left/right judgment tasks of the trunk in people with low back pain.
Latifah started her PhD after completion her MSc at the University of Birmingham in 2014. Her research interests stem from the desire to investigate mechanisms underpinning the trunk Left/right judgment tasks performance.
- BSc Sport & Exercise Science,
- MSc (Pre-Reg.) Physiotherapy,
Title of research project: Enhanced management of acute post-traumatic pain for the prevention of chronic pain and disability.
Nicola is an experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. She qualified as a Physiotherapist in January 2009 from the University of Birmingham and focused her clinical time to Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy both within the NHS and privately. Clinical interests include spinal pain, the shoulder and identifying and preventing development of long term pain.
Title of research project: Individual variation in movement and muscular behaviour in reference to Low Back Pain
Andy joined CPR Spine in 2017 following completion of his undergraduate degree at the University of Dundee. His research interest builds on his knowledge of anatomical variation, by looking changes in muscle behaviour and linking this to variation in movement strategy.
- M.Sc. Sports Physiotherapy,
- Master of Manual Therapy
Title of research project: Personalised rehabilitation for spinal pain
Pauline commenced her PhD at CPR Spine in 2017 after three years of teaching at SRH University Heidelberg. She provides clinical expertise in musculoskeletal disorders and sports physiotherapy. Her special interest is in quantitative sensory testing, spinal pain and bridging the theory practice gap.
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physical Therapy, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia
- Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science (MSRS), Concordia University Wisconsin, United States of America
Title of research project: Investigating the variability of changes in movement and muscle behaviour in people with neck pain disorders
Feras earned his BSc in Physical Therapy in 2010. In 2012, he was awarded a scholarship to continue his higher education abroad. His MSRS programme at Concordia University Wisconsin, completed in 2015, covered advanced rehabilitation techniques and physical therapy research. He is a lecturer at Qassim University in Saudi Arabia.
Title of research project: An Investigation of the association between sedentary behaviours and thoracic spine musculoskeletal health in older adults: a pilot feasibility observational study.
Molly is a trained Physiotherapist who completed her BSc in 2014. Restrictions to physiotherapy practice due to a lack of existing research directing policy and protocol exist, and has driven her interest in musculoskeletal health promotion. Molly is currently completing a full-time MRes.
- BSc Physiotherapy
- MSc Manipulative Physiotherapy, MACP
Title of research project: Does position affect lumbar spine MRI findings in elite gymnasts? Informing a second embedded clinical study to correlate history and clinical findings with imaging findings
Louise is a Chartered Physiotherapist with 19 years’ experience working in elite sport. Louise started her PhD in October 2016 due to her clinical interest in spinal pain and improving the long term healthcare of athletes.