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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, BSc (hons), MPhil, MSST, PhD

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. Graham lectures on the Sports Medicine masters programme at UCLan and contributes to research studies both there and other universities. He was recently appointed (2020) as honorary lecturer at the University of Salford and is actively involved in masters level education and PhD supervision and examination.

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.

Alongside US company Therabody, Graham is currently working on a pilot study investigating the use of the Theragun Pro product treating Plantar Fasciitis and also has comparison trials set up for Shockwave in this treatment protocol.

Graham’s work with elite cyclists continues both in the 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 other magazines. Read more about Graham at ‘Our Team’ page.

Roxanna Pearson, BSc (hons), MSc (sports med), MSST

Roxanna Pearson, one of our lead therapists, has completed (Sep 2018) a Masters (MSc) degree in Sports Medicine at The University of Central Lancashire (Uclan).  She achieved and outstanding distinction grade and her work will forward our standing as the leading sports medicine clinic in the North West of England. Roxy works closely with leading consultants at Wrightington and maintains a healthy research profile following her masters degree.  Read more on Roxy at ‘Our Team’ page.