CPR Spine 2021 Publications

CPR Spine members published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in 2021. These articles have been published in highly reputable journals such as Nature Protocols, PAIN, European Journal of Pain, and Scientific Reports. You can find a list of those publications and links to available ones here: Del Vecchio A, Casolo A, Dideriksen JL, Aagaard P, … Continue reading “CPR Spine 2021 Publications”

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CPR Spine Lecturer Dr Gallina Received Royal Society International Exchanges Grant

Dr Alessio Gallina, lecturer at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and a core member of CPR Spine received a Royal Society International Exchanges grant to study pain, avoidance and motion. Below you can read more about Dr Gallina’s research: Pain changes the way we move, and researchers think that these changes occur … Continue reading “CPR Spine Lecturer Dr Gallina Received Royal Society International Exchanges Grant”

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Feroz Jadhakhan joined CPR Spine as a research fellow

Feroz Jadhakhan is a research fellow in the Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine) at the University of Birmingham. Feroz’s main research interests include examining electronic care records to answer clinical research questions and the use of statistical processes and data mining to forecast outcomes. Feroz has developed a keen interest in … Continue reading “Feroz Jadhakhan joined CPR Spine as a research fellow”

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PhD highlights: Control of trunk muscle force in individuals with and without non-specific low back pain

Optimal function of the trunk muscles is essential for functional mobility, as they provide postural support and stability to the lumbar spine during everyday life activities (e.g., lifting, carrying). Considering that pain alters the way that we move, many studies have investigated if individuals with chronic low back pain (CLBP) present with differences in trunk … Continue reading “PhD highlights: Control of trunk muscle force in individuals with and without non-specific low back pain”

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Funding awarded to Professor Falla and Dr Martinez Valdes

CPR Spine members Professor Falla and Dr Martinez-Valdess received funding in September 2021: When astronauts return to Earth, they are at increased risk of cervical intervertebral disc (IVD) herniation which can cause significant pain, weakness and numbness. Professor Falla has received funding from the UK Space Agency to study the causes that contribute to this … Continue reading “Funding awarded to Professor Falla and Dr Martinez Valdes”

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PhD highlights: Neuromuscular and structural tendon adaptations in tendinopathy

Tendons are mechanically responsible for transmitting forces from muscles to bones, allowing postural control and the full spectrum of human movements. Daily life activities such as walking, running, jumping, sitting, and squatting involve a highly coordinated action by the central nervous system, muscles, and tendons to plan, initiate, control, and execute different movements efficiently. In … Continue reading “PhD highlights: Neuromuscular and structural tendon adaptations in tendinopathy”

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Michael Mansfield joined the School as a Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Michael Mansfield is a Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham. Michael’s research interests include the detection and interpretation of nociception and how this may influence or interact with function, disability and prognosis across a range of patient populations and diseases. Michael will develop … Continue reading “Michael Mansfield joined the School as a Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy”

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PPIE events-Summer and Autumn 2021

The CPR Spine PPIE Group meeting was held via Zoom on Friday 2nd July 2021. The meeting consisted of three presentations, each relating to a forthcoming grant application. Dr Alessio Gallina presented on ‘How do pain and movement influence each other?’, Dr Bernard Liew (a close collaborator from the University of Essex) presented on ‘Why … Continue reading “PPIE events-Summer and Autumn 2021”

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