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Sarah Martin

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

01752 636700 Ext:4348


Role Summary

Sarah has been employed as a full-time lecturer at Plymouth Marjon University since 2008.

Following graduation from the University of Birmingham in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy she trained as a Higher Education lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton.

Sarah, as a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator, works closely with the accrediting body for the BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation and Conditioning and MSc Sport Rehabilitation programmes, the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).

She is module leader for our undergraduate modules; Musculoskeletal Assessment, and Pathology and Clinical Reasoning, and postgraduate modules Manual Therapy, Clinical Assessment and Professional and Reflective Practice.

Professionally she has managed her own private practice clinic and worked as a Sport Rehabilitator in Professional Speedway.


  • RFU Pre-Hospital Immediate Care in Sport (PHICIS) level 2
  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • MEd Professional Development, University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth
  • PGCE Post-Compulsory Education, University of Wolverhampton
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, University of Birmingham



  • Sports Therapy
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Manual Therapy
  • Pathology of Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Golf Injury Biomechanics
  • Pre-Participation Screening
  • Isokinetic Dynamometry for Screening and Rehabilitation


Sarah's research interests are in a variety of related areas to Sport Rehabilitation.

Her current research for her PhD with the University of Exeter focusses on the ageing process of senior female golfers.

As part of the teaching teams collaborative research projects, she is investigating the effects of a pneumatic compression device on peripheral blood flow.

Previous research interests have focused on the performance and attributes of Professional motorcycle speedway riders, Physical Activity Engagement in Secondary PE, and Adherence Strategies within Home Exercise Programmes for Rehabilitation.


  • Martin S, Doggart L, Bloxham S. A physical profile of novice and experienced professional motorcycle speedway riders. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2019 May 15. DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.19.08775-9
  • Martin, S. and Arthur, J. (2015) The effectiveness of Core PE lessons to improve physical fitness (AIESEP Conference) Revista Espanola de educacion fisica y deportes, Vol. 410, No. 8 (Supl.): 166-167.
  • Martin, S. (2014) The relationship between heart rate and positioning in professional speedway riders (BASES Conference). Journal of Sports Sciences, Vol. 32, No. S2: i1-i33.
  • Martin, S. (2012) The effects of different modes of instruction on adherence rates to an unsupervised proprioception-based rehabilitation programme for the chronically unstable ankle. Journal of Sports Therapy, Vol. 6, No. 1.

Expert Membership of professional bodies

British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM)

Member of the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO)

Roles on external bodies

External Examiner - University of Salford, BSc Sport Rehabilitation

Editorial Board - Orthopaedics Open Access Open Journal

Other Interests


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