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Sherrie Choy


School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

01752 636700


Role Summary

I am a chartered physiotherapist with over 20 years clinical experience. I worked as physiotherapist in Hong Kong and relocated to Plymouth in 2006. I worked as a respiratory physiotherapist at Derriford Hospital and then as a senior physiotherapist in various NHS rapid response and intermediate care teams across Plymouth and Cornwall. I was a clinical educator and has been teaching in Higher Education since 2007. I am currently a part-time lecturer and runs my own private practice. I am passionate about teaching and training future healthcare professionals.  I teach at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels to students of physiotherapy, osteopathic medicine, sport therapy and sport rehabilitation. In addition to my academic and clinical work, I am also studying for a PhD which looks at dynamic balance and vision changes following cataract surgery with different types of implants.


Clinical Specialty


Pulmonary rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

Clinical Pilates


  • PGCE in Higher Education achieving Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physiotherapy
  • Foundation certificate in Acupuncture by Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists UK


I am key member of the team which developed the pre-registration Integrated Masters in Physiotherapy (M Physio) and the pre-registration Integrated Masters in Osteopathic Medicine (M Ost) degree programmes. In addition, I teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate students of wider programmes across the School of Sports, Health and Wellbeing of the university.

Module Leadership

  • PHYC03 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of MPhysio (current)
  • OMEC04 Human Physiology and Functional Anatomy of MOst (2018-2021)
  • OMEC90 Engaging in Learning in Osteopathic Medicine (2018-2021)
  • SREM04 Injury Management of MSc Sport rehabilitation (2018-2020)
  • UMJD90 Route leader of Engaging with Learning: Sport therapy, Sport rehabilitation and Osteopathic Medicine (2019-2020)
  • STYD04 Manual therapy of spine of BSc Sport therapy and BSc Sport rehabilitation and conditioning (2019-2022)



Integrated Masters in Physiotherapy (MPhysio)

Integrated Masters of Osteopathic Medicine (MOst)

BSc (Hons) Sport therapy

BSc (Hons)Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise

MSc Sport rehabilitation

Personal development tutoring

Undergraduate and Postgraduate dissertation supervision


Vision science

Balance and Falls

Evidence-based medicine

Patient-centred clinical approach


Journal articles:


Howard W, Burgess J,  Vrhovnik B,  Stringer C,  Choy ST,  Marsden JF,  Gedikoglou IA, Shum GL. Humeral elevation reduces the dynamic control ratio of the shoulder muscles during internal rotation. J Sci Med Sport 2017;20:344-348.

Knapman HJ, Fallon T,  O'Connor M,  Titmus LA,  Choy ST,  Hornsby C,  Marsden JF, Shum GL. The effect of elastic therapeutic taping on lumbar extensor isokinetic performance. Phys Ther Sport 2016;25:9-14.

Shum G, Whittingham W, Cinnamond S, Choy S and Hough A. Cervical Radiograph of a Patient with Cervicogenic Dizziness. Journal of Spine. 2016, 5:3.


Conference proceedings:

Choy S and Barnett M. The evaluation of a home-based COPD pulmonary rehabilitation programme. An international multidisciplinary meeting on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 2008. Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Expert Membership of professional bodies

Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP)

Member of Health and Care Professions Council (PH80724)

Member of Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapy (AACP)

Registered physiotherapist of Physiotherapy Board Hong Kong

Roles on external bodies

Registered health professional of the British Lung Foundation

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