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 Tim Sharp

Tim Sharp

Senior Lecturer: Physiotherapy

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email
sharptn@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 206 87230
Campuses
GF1/2, Ground Floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

My main area of research interest revolves around musculoskeletal rehabilitation, in particularly sports rehabilitation. This encompasses many avenues of interest including exercise, strength training, stretching and functional rehabilitation. My MSc dissertation was on functional outcome measures in ACL reconstructed individuals.

My teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate Physiotherapy programmes revolves aorund strength and conditioning, especally integrating this within rehabilitation programmes. The areas covered would include aspects of designing exercise programmes, functional rehabilitation and optimal loading, for all levels from activities for healthy lifestyle to top end performance enhancement.

Undergraduate Education

1993: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy with Biomedical Science-King's College, University of London

Postgraduate Education

2008: MSc Sports Physiotherapy, Cardiff University

Other qualifications

2010 : Certified strength and Conditioning specialist, NSCA
2010: Advanced sports trauma and first aid certificate

Employment

11/2003- present Lecturer, Cardiff University, Cardiff
02/2002- 11/2003 Physiotherapist Dean Conway Associates, Cardiff
07/2001- 02/2002 Senior Physiotherapist City and Hackney NHS trust, London
06/1997- 07/2001 Physical Therapist, The Therapy Group, Louisiana, USA
05/1996- 06/1997 Physiotherapist Angela Shaw Association, Woburn, UK
07/1995- 05/1996 Academy Physiotherapist Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, London
06/1995- 05/1996 Senior Physiotherapist City and Hackney NHS Trust, London
09/1993- 06/1995 Junior Physiotherapist City and Hackney NHS Trust, London

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
  • Health & Care Professions Council
  • NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association)

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I teach on both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Physiotherapy programmes within the MSK team, with my areas of expertise around Sport and Exercise. I am currently the module leader for two of the Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy Msc modules. I teach basic Physiotherapy skills, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise for Health and in patient populations, Strength training, Programme Design, Functional Rehabilitation and integrating manual and soft tisuee technique to facilitate exericse form.

In the Summer of 2018 I received fuding to develop a website on exercise. Two students then took a summer placement to develop this website. It was designed to support the teaching of exercise at both UG and PG courses but is open to anyone. The website introduces basic exercises that you may come across in a gym environment in order to develop strength and core control. There are tips and key pointers on form.  A link to the website can be found here.

MSc dissertation on ACL-r functional outcome.

Area of research interest include tendon pathologies and rehab, including strengthening and stretching.