SENIOR REHABILITATION PHYSIOTHERAPIST & PHD CANDIDATE - 8th June 2018

 

SENIOR REHABILITATION PHYSIOTHERAPIST & PHD CANDIDATE

About us

SSC Sports Medicine’s mission is to be the world’s leading diagnostic, rehabilitation and clinical research centre in orthopaedic and sports injury and health. The department is looking to recruit 3 senior physiotherapists to deliver clinical services and enter into PhD programmes under new and current research streams.

 

SSC Sports Medicine is part of the Sports Surgery Clinic, Europe’s leading private Orthopaedic hospital. SSC Sports Medicine resides in a 14,000 sq ft purpose built facility currently seeing over 300 patients a day.  The department has been designed to allow for the highest standard of analysis and rehabilitation with two VICON 3D biomechanics laboratories, embedded Woodway treadmills, 8 lifting platforms including 2 with force plates and video feedback and one with a full VICON camera set, visual distraction retraining technology along with a full exercise physiology and concussion assessment suite including ECG and Cortex Metalysers.

 

The current SSC Sports Medicine team is comprised of a staff of over 60 personnel including Administration, Consultant Sports Physicians, Physiotherapists, Biomechanics, Research, Nursing and Strength and Conditioning staff. The team is a dynamic multidisciplinary group with world-class expertise in the areas of diagnostics, biomechanics, rehabilitation and strength and conditioning focussed at delivering rehabilitation and conditioning to athletes of all levels from recreational to elite across all aspects or musculoskeletal injury. In addition, the team both conceptualise, plan and deliver a large multi-stream research program across multiple aspects of rehabilitation and performance which continue to improve evidence-based practice in the area as well and constantly evolve service provision.

The role

As part of this process we are continually expanding and specifically over the next 18 months are looking for three experienced and motivated physiotherapist’s to join the team. Each role will include the opportunity for the successful candidate to undertake a fully funded PhD with both internal and external supervisors including a collaborative university. Each of these topic areas will be matched with one of Biomechanics research assistants who will be undertaking separate PhD work in biomechanics supporting the topic-specific focus.

It is expected that the successful applicants will manage a mixed caseload but have a specific interest in one of the three areas of future research:

 

Topic One

Athletic Groin Pain

SSC has published extensively on patients with athletic groin pain including a series of 3 papers recently published in BJSM and sees over 400 patients for rehabilitation annually including international residential athletes. It is intended that one candidate will investigate clinical and biomechanical outcomes after rehabilitation as part of a multicentre RCT.

Topic Two

ACL Rehabilitation

SSC has developed and published clinical, surgical and biomechanical data from their ACL database of over 5,000 athletes over the last 5 years. While continuing to explore these areas and their influence on outcomes after ACL reconstruction it is intended that one candidate will explore the assessment of neuroplasticity after ACLR and during rehabilitation and its influence on outcomes.

Topic Three

Back Pain

SSC utilises an exercised based approach in the management of chronic low back pain has published on its effectiveness across strength and clinical measures. It is intended that one candidate will undertake an RCT to investigate the influence of this programme on the biomechanics of movement after rehabilitation.

The positions will be filled as appropriate candidates become available over the next 12 month period.

 

Closing date for applications is Friday 8th June 2018

 

SSC is an equal opportunities employer