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Nic Perrem


School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

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Nic Perrem

Role Summary

Nic Perrem is a Graduate Sports Therapist who holds full membership of the Society of Sports Therapists and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Nic has worked as a Therapist in a variety of settings including professional sport and private practice. He holds various post-graduate professional qualifications such as manual and manipulative therapy, acupuncture and dry needling, kinesiology taping, pitch side emergency trauma, nutrition and personal training. He also currently acts as a member of the RFU rugby safe teaching faculty delivering the Pre-Hospital Care in Sport (PHICIS) award.

Nic is a Lecturer in Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation delivering content at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is currently engaged in a number of research projects examining factors related to lower limb injury and motor control.


  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, Plymouth Marjon University.
  • MSc Sports Injury Management - University of Brighton.
  • Current PhD candidate at Liverpool Hope University thesis title "Predictors of post-traumatic tibiofemoral osteoarthritis following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction".


  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation & Conditioning
  • MSc Sports Rehabilitation


  • Post-traumatic knee osteoarthitis
  • Knee injury control
  • Sports injury specific functional performance measures


Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Francis, P., Gray, K., & Perrem, N. (2018) The relationship between concentric hip abductor strength and a derivative of the star excursion balance test, International Journal of Athletic Training & Therapy. 23. 42-47.

Perrem, N. & Redhead, L. (2016) The relationship between concentric hip abductor strength, dynamic ankle stabilisation and performance of the Y-Balance Test, Journal of Sport Sciences. 33,14 s20.

Edited Book Chapters

Clark, N, C., Glaister, M., Cannon, L, M. & Perrem, N. (2020), The Physiology of Disuse, Immobilization, and Low Load Environments. in Porter, S. & Wilson, J. (Eds) A Comprehensive Guide to Sports Physiology and Injury Management. Elsevier, London.

Perrem, N. (2016) Chapter 7: Supraspinal control of movement. in Brewer, J. Pocket Anatomy of the Moving Body. (p.156-171). New York, Baron.

Perrem, N., Blenkinsop, O., Mullally, E. (2016) Chapter 8: Principles of movement. in Brewer, J. Pocket Anatomy of the Moving Body. (p.174-203). New York, Baron.

Recent Conference and External Presentations

Perrem, N. (2019) Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction: Implications for Clinical Practice, Presentation to International Sports Physiotherapy Meetings - Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain.

Perrem, N. (2018) Considerations for management of post trauma knee osteoarthritis - young patients with old knees, Presentation to From Pain top Performance, Heathrow Marriot, London, UK.

Perrem N. Clark, C & Gissane, C., (2017) Predictors of post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis: Implications for patient management, Presentation to the British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine Annual Conference, The Assembly Rooms, Bath, UK.

Recent Conference Poster Presentations

Boutwood, W. & Perrem, N. (2019) Feedforward motor control of the ankle appears altered in CAI patients Vs healthy controls: A case-control study examining muscle activation during a lateral hop task, Poster presented at The British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK.


Expert Membership of professional bodies

  • Full member of the Society of Sports Therapists
  • Full member of the British Assocation of Sport & Exercise Medicine 

Roles on external bodies

External Examiner for Bournemouth University 

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