About the course
What is the difference between muscle and connective tissue repair?
What are the time scales for tissue repair?
What is successful repair and how is it determined?
Can tissue damage be assessed and is pain an indication of severity of injury?
When is pain not repair?
Which exercise or manual techniques are most suitable during repair?
When should they be introduced?
Are there contraindications to physical therapy during repair?
In this one day workshop Prof Tim Watson will examine the processes underlying tissue repair. There will a discussion of the research, exploring the key events, control systems and the various influences of therapy interventions. This knowledge will provide a clinical basis for future treatment and an enhanced rationale for clinical decision making in this area.
In the practical session participants will have the opportunity to discuss case histories and explore the management of various conditions associated with tissue repair. This will include exercise, self-care advice and manual techniques/approaches.
The content of the sessions will remain clinically relevant to enable immediate application.
About the speaker
Tim Watson PhD BSc MCSP DipTP Tim trained as a physiotherapist in London, UK, qualifying in 1979. After spending someyears in the National Health Service ( mainly musculoskeletal orthopedics andrheumatology), and with various sports clubs and National Teams, he took up a lecturingrole at West Middlesex Hospital, then Brunel University and now at the University ofHertfordshire.
He undertook a degree in Biomedical Sciences followed by a PhD from the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Surrey in 1994.
His PhD thesis was ‘The Bioelectric Correlates of Musculoskeletal Injury and Repair’. He researches in several fields associated primarily with electrotherapy and tissue repairand is currently Professor of Physiotherapy, School of Health & Emergency Professionsat the University of Hertfordshire.
He has published many papers, is editor of a core texton electrotherapy and has contributed several chapters to other edited texts. He is areviewer for more than 25 journals and grant authorities and has presented more than800 professional lectures, short courses and conference papers.