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Gareth Jones

About Gareth Jones

Gareth is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, teaching BSC & MSc Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy. His research interests are the physical and psychological determinates of injury in sports participants; particularly risk factors for injury and the interaction of key variables that may lead to injury occurrence.

Current Teaching

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy:
    • Professional Skills for Practice level 4
    • Human Movement & Function level 4
    • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy level 5
    • Dissertation level 6
  • MSc Physiotherapy:
    • Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    • Dissertation
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy:
    • Human Movement & Function level 4
    • Assessment of the Athlete
  • MSc Sports Therapy:
    • Advanced Clinical Decision Making
    • Dissertation

Research Interests

Gareth recently completed a study on hypermobility as a risk factor for injury in premiership football. He is now considering this possible risk factor within other sporting disciplines. The data collection for a follow up multi-site study on hypermobility with the FA Championship has been completed.

In addition a case report has been accepted for publication in the Lancet. A preliminary study to investigate diagnostic accuracy of routine clinical neurological examination is under review for the Journal of 'Pain and Rehabilitation; the proposal has been completed and submitted to the Cochrane collaboration for a review on vertebral artery insufficiency.

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