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Joe Palmer MSc, BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC

Physiotherapy Lecturer


I joined the SHU Physiotherapy team as a lecturer in 2017, and teach across both undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

My specialism is musculoskeletal practice. I am an active researcher in this field and work clinically in both primary and secondary care settings.

  • About

    I joined the Physiotherapy team at SHU as a lecturer in 2017 after working as a Physiotherapist in a variety of clinical settings within the NHS and in professional football. My clinical specialism is musculoskeletal practice and I teach across all BSc (Hons) and Pre/ Post Registration MSc Physiotherapy programmes at the University. I also have an active teaching role on interdisciplinary advanced practice modules within the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences.

    Aside from my teaching, I am also a member of the Physiotherapy placement team where I get the opportunity to train, update and build relationships with practice educators who support our students whilst on clinical placement.

    I continue to work clinically in Trauma and Orthopaedics and in an Extended Scope role as a first contact practitioner in primary care. I am also an active researcher with on going studies relating to musculoskeletal practice.

    Specialist Areas of interest

    • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    • Advanced Physiotherapy Practice
    • Assessment and rehabilitation of the upper limb
    • Strength and Conditioning
  • Teaching

    BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 

    MSc (Pre-Reg) Physiotherapy 

    MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice 

    PG Dip Physician Associate Studies 

    PG Advanced Practice modules (APACS and Minor Illness Module) 

  • Research

    Ongoing projects relating to musculoskeletal practice 

    Supervision of Pre and Post Registration MSc Dissertations 

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Cuff, A., Palmer, J., & Lindley, M. (2018). Inter-Rater reliability of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) amongst NHS physiotherapists. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, 5 (1), 17.

    Palmer, J., Cuff, A., & Lindley, M. (2017). Intra-Rater reliability of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) amongst NHS Physiotherapists. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, 4, 1.

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