Exciting opportunity for a chartered physiotherapist

By May.01, 2019

The University of Salford, British Triathlon and the English Institute of Sport are looking to offer an exciting opportunity to a chartered physiotherapist.

We are looking for dynamic a self-motivated physiotherapist, striving for clinical excellence that is interested in moving into sport, to undertake a full-time MSc combined with a 46 days per year placement with a world class sports science and medicine team.

The Masters programme in Sports Injury Rehabilitation at University of Salford is ideally focused towards practitioners who wish to deliver within the high-performance sports environment. The course will commence in September 2019 and be complete by September 2020. The English Institute of Sport will provide a £2,500 contribution towards the course fees.

Placement Experience: English Institute of Sport

British Triathlon

It is anticipated that the successful candidate would be placed alongside the British Triathlon Sports Science and Medicine team based at the Brownlee Triathlon centre in Leeds. The placement will offer the opportunity for the candidate to observe and be part of the British Triathlon Podium and Podium Potential World Class Programs. The Candidate will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to work in the high-performance sports environment. The placement will involve the following activities:

  • Participation in projects and assignments within the British Triathlon Physiotherapy Team with a bias to the Podium and Podium Potential programme.
  • Applied physiotherapy experience within the high-performance training and competition environment through targeted learning and reflective practice.

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.

Dissertation: You will undertake an in-depth, evidence based exploration of a key area aligned to the project needs of British Triathlon. This is a substantial, independent, research project.     

The MSc study requires attendance at the University for 1 day per week (Wednesday) 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 a personal statement and full CV by email to Dr Lee Herrington at the following email l.c.herrington@salford.ac.uk

Deadline for applications:

12 noon Monday 17th June 2019


If you are shortlisted, interviews will take place on Tuesday  25th June 2019 at the University of Salford. 

Further information contact: Dr Lee Herrington, Programme Leader, MSc Sports

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