MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation



The University of Salford, GB Taekwondo and the English Institute of Sport are looking to offer a Chartered Physiotherapist an exciting opportunity.

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated physiotherapist, striving for clinical excellence who are interested in moving into sport, to undertake a full time funded MSc combined with one day a week placement with a world class sports science and medicine team.

The funded MSc in Sports Injury Rehabilitation will commence in October 2014 and will take 12 months to complete (September 2015).

Placement experience: English Institute of Sport

Great Britain TaeKwonDo:
It is anticipated that the successful candidate would be working alongside the Great Britain TaeKwonDo Science and Medical Team based at Sportcity Manchester . The role of this student will contribute to the achievement of the aims and objectives of Great Britain TaeKwonDo (GB TKD) and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) through:

  • Participating in projects and applied research by data collection and analysis within assignments devised by the GB TKD Physiotherapy team
  • To assist the Physiotherapy team to identify valid, reliable and sensitive measurement tools which define the physical capabilities underpinning optimal lower limb function during athletic performance.
  • Maintain bespoke feedback templates and workflows to enable sharing of data in an interdisciplinary way
  • To co-ordinate / and be responsible for key data entry / processing / basic standardised report formulation across all the medical team to contribute to the audit of injury
  • Working with the EIS, GB TKD staff to create a world class high performance training environment
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support the delivery of Physiotherapy services to athletes and coaches.
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This work will be undertaken 1 day per week for the duration of the MSc (12 months)

MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation

This is a practice based programme, allowing the participant to develop advanced theoretical knowledge, practical and clinical reasoning skills in sports injury rehabilitation. You?ll also learn how to conduct research and then apply it to the real world, with numerous programme graduates successfully publishing their research in peer reviewed journals.

In order to achieve an award of MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation you must successfully complete the modules Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Injury Prevention and Performance Management, along with producing a thesis for the dissertation module.

Injury Prevention and Performance Measurement
You will develop the ability to critically evaluate the scientific principles and theories of athletic screening and a clear understanding of the science behind performance measurement and appropriate interpretation of those measurements and learn to apply them in a real world context.

You will gain research experience carrying out a systematic and structured group/individual project. This will further develop your critical evaluation and research skills in relation to your own professional practice and includes dissemination of research and good practice.

Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injury: You will develop an understanding of the biology of tissue loading and how this significantly influences exercise rehabilitation. Through a series of keynote lectures and online material you will gain greater insight into assessment and management of musculoskeletal injuries, specifically aiming to improve management of acute injury, overuse injury and post-operative management of typical musculoskeletal injuries. This course also covers integration of other non-exercise treatment modalities into the exercise rehabilitation programme for patients. This will include ?real life? practical application, in relation to optimising patient management in specific sports.

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Dissertation: You will undertake an in-depth, evidence based exploration of a key area relevant to your own practice. This is a substantial, independent, research project.

The MSc study requires attendance at the University for 1 day per week during university semesters

Entry requirements
Admission to the programme is on the basis that applicants will have:

  • Current registration with the HCPC and CSP
  • A BSc/BA honours degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy, normally a 1st or 2.1 honours degree.
  • Documented evidence of a minimum of 1500 hours experience post qualification of working in a neuromusculoskeletal context.
  • Supporting evidence of appropriate continuing professional development.
  • Evidence of satisfactory current DBS.
  • Evidence of satisfactory health declaration and immunisation record.

Application procedure:
Send cover letter including personal statement and full CV by email to Dr Lee Herrington l.c.herrington@salford.ac.uk

Deadline for applications
Friday 8th August

Interviews
If you are shortlisted, interviews will take place on Wednesday 20th August at the University of Salford.

Further information contact:
Dr Lee Herrington, Programme Leader, MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation, by email: l.c.herrington@salford.ac.uk

For scholarship funding please contact: Chris Price, Head of Sport, English Institute of Sport by email: Chris.Price@eis2win.co.uk


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