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David Matthews

Lecturer: Physiotherapy

+44 (0)29 206 87834
3.26, 3rd floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus, Cardiff. CF14 4XN


I qualified with BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy from the University of London in 2001. Since qualifying I have gained a wide range of experience in a range of physiotherapy settings specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy over the past 9 years. I have worked as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner for a number of years working alongside doctors and Extended Scope Practitioners to develop an evidence based Low Back Pain pathway.

I have a varied teaching interests including anatomy, physiotherapy skills, research, pain states in low back pain and muscle physiology.

I completed an MACP affiliated MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy in 2011 including publishing my research dissertation in December 2013.

Honours and awards

Matthews, D., Murtagh, P., Risso, A., Jones, G., Alexander, C.M. Does interhemispheric communication relate to the bilateral function of muscles? A study of scapulothoracic muscles using transcranial magnetic stimulation, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology; 23 (6), pp. 1370-1374

Current Research interests include motor control of scapular thoracic muscles, sensory testing for different pain states and Physiotherapist Low back pain beliefs.