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Paul Hendrick

Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Paul is a lecturer in the Division of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences whose current responsibilities include PG Course Director MSc Programmes, Module lead of the Masters Dissertation Module, PG Pain Module and 3rd year Spinal Rehabilitation modules with teaching responsibilities across the UG and PG programmes and supervision of PhD students.

Paul has worked in a range of clinical fields including musculoskeletal, sports rehabilitation and chronic pain management. Paul undertook his graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy and Masters at the University of Otago in New Zealand where he taught on the undergraduate and postgraduate Physiotherapy programmes and completed his PhD on the role of physical activity in recovery from low back pain.

Paul's teaching and research interests include pain rehabilitation,physical activity and self-management through behavior change in chronic pain. He is also interested in patient education and how clinical reasoning develops through teaching and experience. He has researched and published extensively in these fields with over 40 peer reviewed publications and successful supervision of Masters and PhD students in these areas. Paul continues to work clinically in musculoskeletal rehabilitation

Expertise Summary

  • Low back pain research
  • Pain Research
  • Clinical outcomes research
  • The use of the web and e-learning in patient and student education
  • Sports medicine and manual therapy research
  • The role of exercise and physical activity in pain and chronic disease management

Teaching Summary

Module coordinator for Spinal Rehabilitation modules 1 and 2, Masters Dissertation Module and the Pain Management Module (level 3 and 4)

Teach across a number of UG and PG modules including DEBP, NMS 1 and 2, Therapeutic Studies 1 and 2, Research Methods and Planning and Evidence for Health and Social Care

Teaching and Research Interests include:

  • Manual Therapy assessment and management
  • The role of physical activity and exercise in pain management
  • Web based technology in student and patient education
  • Assessment and teaching of clinical reasoning and critical decision making
  • The role of curriculum design in student learning
  • Student views of professionalism and clinical reasoning and its effects on learning

Research Summary

Current research projects include the role of exercise and physical activity in low back pain management, self-management of chronic pain, biomarkers in the identification of chronic low back pain.… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

Current research projects include the role of exercise and physical activity in low back pain management, self-management of chronic pain, biomarkers in the identification of chronic low back pain. Also, development and validation of functional outcome measures for neuropathic pain populations, the role of physical activity and pelvic asymmetry in low back pain in lower limb amputees and investigating thin uptake of low back pain clinical guidelines in Physiotherapy. Also, teaching research investigating the effect of curricula change on learning, pain beliefs of students and the use of technology to teach exercise prescription

Future Research

  • The role of movement, exercise and physical activity in pain states
  • Development and implementation of physical activity and self management programs for chronic low back pain
  • The effects of manual therapy on movement and proprioception
  • The effect of beliefs and perceptions on decision making in pain management

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