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Research/CPD

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The Body Rehab is actively involved in all aspects of scientific, clinical and field based research

Alongside this,  Continued Professional Development (CPD) is not only a requirement of our governing bodies but also part of our DNA.

We are very proud of all our clinicians and therapists and strive to provide them with opportunities to develop both personally and professionally. Part of this is to promote further post-graduate education for all our staff. This includes active research, scientific paper publication, masters and doctoral qualifications and continued professional development (CPD).

Dr Graham Theobald

Dr Graham Theobald, our Clinical Director, completed his PhD in the summer of 2015 and has presented at the International Patello-femoral consensus bi-annual meeting as well as being part of the most recent consensus statement published in the BJSM. He has submitted various papers from his doctoral work and worked alongside  leading researchers in joint published papers.

Graham has presented his work at the Tour de France’s ‘Science of Cycling’ conference and at the ‘Medicine of Cycling’ annual conference in Colorado, USA. Alongside this he has worked with Australia’s top Sports Physio Paul Vincentini, and leading Sports Scientist Dr Borut Fonda in Varese, Italy delivering the re-nowned ‘Science of Cycling’ programme.

Recent clinical based research studies include comparative work between isokinetic and digital manual muscle dynamometers in non-specific hip and groin pain and clinic based functional muscle testing protocols. He is also currently working on a post-doctoral study investigating hip dysfunction in cyclists with knee pain.

Graham’s work with elite cyclists continues both in clinic and in the lab, furthering his doctoral work and adding to the research knowledge base. He is a regular contributor to Cycling weekly and MBR magazines. Read more about Graham at ‘Our Team’ page.

Roxanna Pearson

Roxanna Pearson, one of our lead therapists, is currently undertaking a Masters (MSc) degree in Sports Medicine at The University of Central Lancashire (Uclan). Her work will forward our standing as the leading sports medicine clinic in the North West of England. Read more on Roxy at ‘Our Team’ page.

Cat Slater

Cat Slater is currently undertaking a Masters (MSc) Degree in Advanced Physiotherapy at MMU, Manchester. This will further our top level skill set and help us push the boundaries of our clinical provision. Cat is also undertaking clinical and field based research into fell running related injuries. Read more on Cat at ‘Our Team’ page.