This prestigious course allows you to apply high-level academic and practical management skills to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries arising from sport and physical activity. On completion, you will have the necessary skills to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries in the physically active. You will also be eligible for membership of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and benefit from the professional industry insight they provide.
You will attend a minimum of four one-month clinical placements at a sports injury clinic, professional sports club and a private practice. You will also have a placement under the direct supervision of a specialist orthopaedic consultant surgeon. These placements are organised for you by the University, giving you experience of a wide range of workplace environments.
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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 Ian Horsley MSc PhD, MCSP MMACP CSCS is currently the lead physiotherapist for the English Institute of Sport (North West), and a technical lead.
He completed his PhD in 2013 which investigated the intrinsic causes of shoulder injuries within the rugby tackle.
He is an associate lecturer at Salford University lecturing on the Sports Rehabilitation MSc, working with Lee Herrington, and continuing upper limb and lower limb research.
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Dr Lee Herrington MSc PhD, MSCP CSCS qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1990 from Manchester University, having previously completed a degree in Human Biology from Loughborough University. In 1996 Lee was awarded an MSc in Sports Injury and Therapy from Manchester Metropolitan University. He has also been certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA) as a strength and conditioning specialist and by the Cincinnati Sports Medicine Research and Education foundation as a Sportsmetrics™ trainer.
Currently, Lee is a lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation at the University of Salford and has links with the Manchester Metropolitan University, Prince Faisal Sports Medicine Hospital in Saudi Arabia as well as being a member of the international advisory board to the Journal of Physical Therapy in Sport.
He has worked with elite sportspersons for the last 15 years including time with Great Britain Rugby League and Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club, amongst others.
Lee’s specialist areas of clinical interest are the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries, specifically patellofemoral joint pain and rehabilitation following knee surgery (principally ACL and complex ligament reconstruction).
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Kay Atkin BSc, MCSP is qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 2007 from the University of Nottingham. She first worked at Kings Mill Hospital in Mansfield covering rotations in orthopaedics, rheumatology, women's health, medical, surgical, respiratory, and critical care. She moved to Rotherham as a senior physiotherapist in the neuromusculoskeletal field in early 2009. In February 2010 she left the NHS to take a full-time role at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, working with the GB women's volleyball team. In August 2010 she then moved to a part-time position at the English Institute of Sport, Manchester, working with the GB men's water polo team.
Kay currently works within the private sector focusing on sports and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She is in her final year of an MSc in Sports Injury Rehabilitation at the University of Salford.
Martyn Matthews MSc BSc, CSCS*D is a senior lecturer in rehabilitation at the University of Salford. He has over 28 years experience of providing Sports Science and Strength and Conditioning support to elite athletes and top tier/international teams. He has a particular interest in adopting an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation and performance enhancement.
Daniel J. Amin BSc MSc, GSR has been a lecturer in sport injury and rehabilitation for the past 7 years, in addition to being a practitioner in the field of injury rehabilitation within semi-professional football. He achieved a distinction at Masters level in Sport Injury Rehabilitation from the University of Salford and has used much of this work to not only inform his practice whilst delivering the undergraduate programmes at his institution, but also to present at many international conferences and achieve publication in several peer-reviewed articles.
His current research interests lie with how functional movement correlates with athletic performance outcomes, and how to use digital technology to optimise the feedback process for undergraduate students.
Michael Carolan, MSc BSc (Hons) GSR after completing an undergrad degree in sports rehabilitation at Salford University and later an MSc at MMU. He now works in elite rugby with Macclesfield RUFC, he is clinical director at Sports Rehab UK based in Manchester, Wilmslow and warrington and teaches part time at Salford University. He is also set to compete for his athletics club this year in the 200m and 4x100m relay events.
David studied Sports Rehabilitation at the University of Salford and has worked in professional football since graduating in 2011. In that time he has worked closely with youth team, first team and international-level players, in both domestic and European competition. He is qualified to undertake the functional movement screen. He is a certified Matwork Pilates instructor with the Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute. He has a special interest in injury prevention and the role it can play in enhancing and prolonging an athlete’s career. He will be beginning a Masters degree in Strength & Conditioning at the University of Salford in 2016.
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