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Mark Richardson

Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise (Sports Rehabilitation)

Mark Richardson

About Mark Richardson

Following 10 years working as a chartered Physiotherapist, Mark recently took up a teaching role here at Teesside. He was originally awarded a 1st class degree in Sport, Health and Exercise at Durham University in 2003, receiving 3 further awards for academic excellence. He then went on to complete both an MSc in Allied Health Professional Studies (Physiotherapy) at Teesside University in 2006, and a post graduate qualification in Manipulative Therapy in 2010.  Following this, he gained qualifications in the practice of acupuncture and peripheral joint and soft tissue injections, and has worked in an extended scope role in recent years.  He has substantial experience working in a variety of clinical settings, including the NHS, sport and the private sector. Now a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise (Rehabilitation), Mark is responsible for teaching on a number of therapy related modules across both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and is involved in supervising dissertations.

Research interests and activities

Mark’s research and scholarly activity is related to his interest in the prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries, and the use of novel treatments/strategies to help achieve optimal results.

Research projects & external funding

Mark is currently working on a research projects involving:

The effect of sand rehabilitation on knee loads

The effect of sand on knee valgus during jumping activities