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Centre for Rehabilitation

Centre for Rehabilitation

The core philosophy of personal best - optimising and maintaining function and performance - sits at the heart of the Centre for Rehabilitation.

Its key research themes are: managing long term conditions; exercise and sports sciences; and applied health psychology. Significant research covers complex topics including elite athletes’ responses to training loads, treatment for broken shoulder fractures and guidelines for physical activity levels.

Its team works closely with public health organisations, practitioners and communities to ensure all its research has a real-world impact.

Strategic partnerships are operated through; ARC NENC, a research partnership between universities and health and social care organisations; FUSE, the region's Centre for Translational Research in Public Health; the Council for Allied Health Professions Network; the NIHR Research Design Service North East and North Cumbria; MedConnect North, which seeks to connect the NHS with new technologies; and VR4Rehab, a project supported by the European Union to develop virtual reality for rehabilitation.

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Research centre leads

Professor Denis Martin

Professor Denis Martin

As a Professor of Rehabilitation, Denis Martin’s research focuses on the assessment and management of chronic pain.

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Research at Teesside

Professor Zulfiqur Ali

Having the opportunity to work with talented people to carry out the highest quality of research, advance knowledge and provide a benefit to others is a privilege. It can be hard work but fun.

Professor Zulfiqur Ali, Director of Academic Research and Innovation Partnerships

Impact case studies

Is surgery the answer for treating broken shoulders?

A landmark trial challenging the surgical trend in treating broken shoulder

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