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Bob Bramah BSc, MSMA, MSMM, MCSP is a chartered physiotherapist specialising in sports soft tissue therapy. He has worked in Premiership Rugby and Football and with the GB National teams for Basketball, Volleyball and Wheelchair Rugby and the England cricket team.
In addition to a private practice in Wigan, Bob is a lecturer in manual therapy at the University of Salford and is the editor of the Journal Watch section of sportEX.
He was a founder member of the Sports Massage Association and is Vice-chair of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy professional network for massage and Soft Tissue Therapy.
Julian Hatcher Grad Dip Phys MPhil, MCSP FOM is a senior lecturer at the University of Salford and the programme leader for BSc Hons Sport Rehabilitation programme, having created it in 1997. Previously he was senior physiotherapist in Orthopaedic Medicine at Warrington Hospital Trust from 1987–1997. He also worked in Rugby League (including Great Britain BARLA Rugby League) for 7 years as well as running his own Sports Injuries Clinic in Warrington up until 1997.
Julian became a Fellow of Orthopaedic Medicine (FOM) in 2000, and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist in 2005. After starting with a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Grad Dip Phys), he gained his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) from the University of Salford in 2007 and has several publications around the knee, particularly concerning topics such as ‘ACL deficiency: detection, diagnosis and proprioceptive acuity’ and ‘Osteoarthritis long-term outcomes’. Julian is also an Honorary Member of British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).
For more information see his profile at the University of Salford website.
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Dr Chris McCarthy PhD, FCSP FMACP is a physiotherapist and clinical fellow at Manchester School of Physiotherapy, Manchester Metropolitan University. After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 1989 he undertook post-graduate training in Biomechanics and Manipulative Therapy at Strathclyde and Coventry Universities before undertaking a PhD degree in rehabilitation within the faculty of Medicine at Manchester University.
He teaches internationally on manual therapy and lectures on four of the Masters courses in Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice in the UK. He is a member of the international advisory board for Manual Therapy journal and regularly reviews and publishes papers in the academic field of manual therapy. He has been made an honorary fellow of both the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for his contribution to the field of manual therapy.
Chris is author of Combined Movement Theory: Rational Mobilisation and Manipulation of the Vertebral Column as well as the chapter on ‘Manual Therapy and Pain’ for the second edition of Elsevier’s popular Pain: A Textbook for Therapists. In addition, he is one of the editors and contributors to the seminal Grieve’s Modern Manual Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, 4th edition (2015).
Paula Clayton MSc Physiotherapy, MSc Sports Injury Management, FA. Dip. Mast. STT, MSMA (L5), MCSP, HCPC is a triple Olympic therapist who worked as a senior physical therapist for the English Institute of Sport and British Athletics between 2003 and 2014. She has traveled extensively to Olympic Games (Athens, Beijing, and London), Commonwealth Games, World and European Championships with GB track and field (British Athletics) as part of the medical team during this time. She is a member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), Sports Massage Association (Director; SMA), and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
Before 2003 Paula worked in Premiership and Championship football for 4 years. She has taught on two sports therapy degree programmes, delivered sessions to MSc students and sports medicine students, written a number of articles and has an MSc in Physiotherapy and an MSc in Sports Injury Management. Paula also delivers soft tissue master-classes to senior physiotherapists and soft tissue therapists within premiership and championship football clubs, National Governing Bodies and to soft tissue therapists nationally and internationally.
Paula is the author of a book entitled Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome: The Complete Guide for Physical Therapists View on Amazon.
Paula also runs very successful sports injury clinics in Shropshire (established in 1994) and Worcestershire with her husband Rick.
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