Rehabilitation & Performance (REAP)

REAP is just one of many Research Clusters at Plymouth Marjon University. Click here for details on other Research Clusters.

Themes

Our expertise in health and rehabilitation science includes – but is not limited to – techniques related to the biomechanics of human movement (inverse dynamics), diagnostic ultrasound imaging, exercise and functional physiology and rehabilitation, isokinetic muscle strength assessments, sport psychology and speech and language therapy/sciences.

Research themes within REAP include:

  • Rehabilitation for people with musculoskeletal disorders e.g. spinal disorders, upper and lower limbs disorders.
  • Biomechanics of sport and exercise e.g. golf swing analysis, gait analysis
  • Sport psychology e.g. motivational self-talk intervention, analysis of psychological demand
  • Respiratory Physiology and Rehabilitation e.g. inspiratory muscle training in obesity
  • Use of diagnostic ultrasound imaging in clinical assessment and rehabilitation e.g. nerve movement, tendinopathy
  • Innovative rehabilitation programmes in improving sports performance, e.g. elastic taping and sports performance
  • Conducting and managing randomized clinical trials in various conditions e.g. physical activity training as part of back pain, cancer fibromyalgia, and leg ulcer rehabilitation
  • Science and rehabilitation of speech, language, voice and communication disorders

Staff Member Gary Shum

People

Director: Dr Gary Shum

 

 

 

 


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Facilities

Our Biomechanics & Physiology laboratories are based in our state-of-the-art sports centre at the Plymouth Marjon University, our laboratories are home to a range of highly advanced equipment for elite sports performance, and health and exercise research. The University also houses laboratories for Speech, Voice, Psychology and the Neurocognition of Language .