I enjoy seeing my students grow and develop their knowledge to become effective practitioners. I am patient and courteous and I am always willing to answer questions. I believe that no single approach is appropriate for all and I believe that guided discovery is of particular value in the field of healthcare.
I am a physiotherapist and university lecturer with 8 years experience teaching in UK universities and 20 years experience as a physiotherapist. I have worked in the NHS, military, private practice and with professional football clubs including Liverpool FC (Academy), Wigan Athletic, Carlisle United and Gillingham. I have worked at the London Olympics, Rio Olympics, Glasgow Commonwealth games, Baku European Games and London World Athletics Championships. I specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.I have a Postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Higher Education (Edge Hill University, England). I have a PhD in musculoskeletal screening (Edge Hill University, England), a MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine (Queen Mary University, England), a MSc in Physiotherapy (University of Teesside, England) and a BSc in Sports Science and Physiology (University of Leeds, England). I have taught modules including anatomy and physiology, sports injuries and research methods. I have published over 30 peer reviewed research articles and presented at international conferences. I have also worked teaching sports therapy students and have published an article regarding pedagogy approaches with students.
I am passionate for languages and hold a TEFL qualification. I speak Spanish and Portuguese and have travelled extensively through Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. In a number of these countries I worked teaching English and as a volunteer.
Online teaching only
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Job Title: Senior Lecturer and Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
2013 - 2019 Edge Hill University, Ormskirk
2011 - 2013 Queen Mary, University of London, Barts and Queen Mary
School of Medicine and Dentistry, London
2000 - 2002 University of Teesside, Middlesbrough
1995 - 1998 University of Leeds, Leeds
2019 PhD, Edge Hill University.
Musculoskeletal Screening: Implications for injury and performance.
2015 Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education,
Edge Hill University
2013 MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine
2002 MSc Physiotherapy (Accelerated route)
1998 BSc (Hons) Sports Science and Physiology 2/1
2002 - Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
2002 - Member of the Health Professionals Council
Ongoing Membership number: PH. 61636
2006 - Spanish Physiotherapy Registration
2015- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
(1) Armstrong R (2016). The use of clinical case studies to develop clinical reasoning in sports therapy students: The students' perspective. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23 (5) 230-241. ISSN 1741-1645 DOI 10.12968/ijtr.2016.23.5.230
(2) Armstrong R (2016). Hypermobility screening in dance and rugby. Revista Movimenta 9 (4):671-676. ISSN 1984-4298.
(3) Armstrong R (2016). Hypermobility in dance. 27/10/16 Brazil-UK Dance Medicine and Science. University of Goiania, Brazil.
(4) Armstrong R (2016). The use of clinical case studies to develop clinical reasoning in sports therapy students: the students’ perspective. European Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 11/11/2016-11/11/2016, Liverpool, 102S, 1, eS146-eS147, ISSN 0031-9406, DOI (concealed information)
(5) Armstrong R (2016). Functional movement screening as a predictor of injury in male and female university rugby union players. The European Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 11/11/2016 -12/11/2016, Liverpool, Physiotherapy 102S, eS67-eS282, ISSN 0031-9406. (concealed information)
(6) Felix L, Grundy S, Milan S, Armstrong R, Harrison H, Lynes D, Spencer S (2017). Dual antibiotics for non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Review (6). ISSN 1469-493x CD012406.
(7) Armstrong R, Brogden C, Greig M (2017). The Functional Movement Screen as a predictor of mechanical loading in dancers. The Second World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy. Physical Therapy in Sport, 6/10/2017-7/10/2017, The Titanic, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 28, e4, ISSN 1466-853X. (concealed information)
(8) Felix L, Grundy S, Milan S, Armstrong R, Harrison H, Lynes D, Spencer S (2017). Dual antibiotics for non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. The Cochrane Library, 2016 (10). CD012406. ISSN 1465-1858 DOI 10.1002/(concealed information)CD012514
(9) Armstrong R (2018). The hypermobility spectrum in rugby union players, netballers and dancers: Implications for injury and performance. Journal of Education, Health and Sport 8 (7): 269-290. (concealed information) ISSN 2391-8306.
(10) Armstrong R, Greig M (2018). Classifying joint hypermobility: a comparison of three current classification systems. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 25 (7): 340-345. (concealed information) ISSN 1741-1645.
(11) Armstrong R (2018). Relative joint contribution to joint hypermobility: The need for careful consideration of lumbar flexion. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 13 (4):676-686. DOI: 10.26603/ijspt(concealed information) ISSN 2159-2896.
(12) Armstrong R, Greig M (2018). The Beighton Score as a predictor of Brighton Criteria in sports and dance. Physical Therapy in Sport 32: 145-154. (concealed information) ISSN 1466-853X.
(13) Armstrong R, Relph N (2018). Screening tools as a predictor of injury in dance. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine Open 4 33. doi:10.1186/s4(concealed information)z. ISSN 0112-1642
(14) Armstrong R, Greig M (2018). Injury identification: The efficacy of the Functional Movement Screen in female and rugby union players. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 13 (4) 605-617. (concealed information) ISSN 2159-2896.
(15) Armstrong R, Greig M (2018). The Functional Movement Screen and modified Star Excursion Balance Test as predictors of T-test agility performance in university rugby union and netball players. Physical Therapy in Sport 31: 15-21.
(concealed information) ISSN 1466-853X
(16) Brogden C, Armstrong R, Page R, Milner D, Norris D, Greig M (2018). Use of Triaxial Accelerometry During the Dance Aerobic Fitness Test: Considerations for Unit Positioning and Implications for Injury Risk and Performance. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science 22 (3):115-122. (concealed information) ISSN 1089-313X.
(17) Armstrong R, Brogden C, Milner D, Norris D, Greig M (2018). Functional Movement Screening as a Predictor of Mechanical Loading and Performance in Dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science 22 (4): 203-208. (concealed information) ISSN 1089-313X.
(18) Armstrong R, Brogden C, Milner D, Norris D, Greig M (2018). The Influence of Fatigue on Star Excursion Balance Test Performance in Dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science 22 (3):142-147. doi: 10.12678/1089-313X.22.3.142.ISSN 1089-313X.
(19) Armstrong R, Brogden C, Greig M (2018). Effect of fatigue on Functional Movement Screening Performance in dancers. Medical Problems in Performing Artists 33 (3): 213-219. (concealed information) ISSN 1938:2766.
(20) Armstrong R (2018). Joint hypermobility in young gymnasts: Implications for injury and performance. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2018;8(11):354-375. eISNN 2391-8306. DOI (concealed information)
(21) Armstrong R (2019) Dance Screening practices in dance companies, dance schools and university dance programmes: an international survey of current practices. Journal of Clinical Case Reports. ISSN 2165-7920 DOI (concealed information)
(22) Armstrong R, Brogden C, Greig M (2019). The Star Excursion Balance Test as a predictor of Mechanical Loading. Gazzetta Medica Italiana 178 (3): 98-105. DOI: 10.23736/S(concealed information).03733-6. ISSN 0393-3660.
(23) Armstrong R, Brogden C, Greig M (2019). Joint hypermobility as a predictor of mechanical loading. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. Volume:0 Issue: 0 Pages:1-11 doi: 10.1123/jsr.2018-0216 ISSN 1056-6716.
October 2017 The Second World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy, Belfast
‘Functional Movement Screening as a predictor of mechanical loading
and performance in dancers.’
November 2016 The European Region for the World Congress of Physical Therapy,
‘Functional movement screening as a predictor of injury in male and
female rugby union players.’
November 2016 The European Region for the World Congress of Physical Therapy
‘The use of clinical case studies to develop clinical reasoning in sports
Therapy students: The Students’ perspective.’
September 2016 Brazil/UK Dance Medicine Science Congress, Goiania, Brazil.
Hypermobility in dancers.
May 2014 Organised Sports Medicine Conference with presentations by Peter
Brukner and Karim Khan for undergraduate Sports Therapy
Students, Edge Hill University.
October 2013 First prize Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports
Medicine conference: Research paper presentation: ‘Changes in lower
limb muscle power, speed, aerobic capacity and physical maturity as a
risk factor for injury in elite youth footballers: A prospective cohort
• 2/1/19 Frontline Physiotherapy magazine. Article regarding musculoskeletal screening (concealed information)
• 18/8/17 BBC Radio Lancashire Studio guest, discussing working at international sports events.
• 2/8/17 Article regarding working at World Athletics Championships
• (concealed information)
• January 2017. Top Santé, Magazine article. ‘Boogie on down’. Expert opinion on Dance rehabilitation.
• 5/10/17 Frontline Physiotherapy magazine. Article regarding participation at Dance Medicine Science Conference in Brazil.
• April 2014 Provided advice to Channel 4 TV programme Embarrassing Bodies regarding ice baths and their use in injury treatment.
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Perfect! During the final year of my Physiotherapy degree Ross supported me with a big research project. I had several lessons with him over the course of 5 months and he helped me brainstorm ideas, answered my questions and gave me feedback, which is exactly what I needed! He truly went above and beyond my expectations and I couldn’t be more grateful for his help. Before I first started having lessons with Ross I felt so lost and overwhelmed, but thanks to him I am handing in my project today with a smile on my face! I hit quite a few brick walls along the way, but he always helped me overcome them. From day one Ross has been extremely reliable and always responded promptly to emails, not forgetting he is extremely knowledgeable and a really friendly tutor. I could not have wished for anyone better and I would highly recommend him to anyone! Thanks again Ross for everything!
Jemma was a fantastic student who I enjoyed working with.
Perfect! Ross was very good at helping with revision for my Musculoskeletal exams during the end of my first year of Physiotherapy degree and very happy to focus on my specific problem areas. I would definitely recommend him.
The student demonstrated excellent planning of MSK scenarios and has a good knowledge of treatment options. I really enjoyed working with them.
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Ross was patient, helped brainstorm ideas with me and provided feedback. He was helpful and would recommend for tutoring.
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