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Gemma Parry


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    Gemma Parry graduated with an MSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Birmingham in 2011 and MSc in Sports Rehabilitation in 2016 from the University of Salford. She was the lead physiotherapist to GB Short Track Speed Skating at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, and for the British Olympic Association during the Youth Olympics in 2022. She has previously occupied positions with GB Boxing through the English Institute of Sport, Birmingham City FC, Royal Ballet, Bromsgrove School and Manchester United soccer schools. Clinically Gemma continues to work for the English Institute of Sport delivering across Multi-Sport Summer and Winter Olympic and Paralympic programmes, and has recently completed her PhD under the supervision of Drs Lee Herrington and Allan Munro at the University of Salford. The overall aim of her PhD was to establish the validity and reliability of a qualitative musculoskeletal profiling tool with the specific aim of deepening understanding of how movement quality changes during growth and maturation within elite and non-elite multi-sport adolescent populations. She has presented at national and international conferences concerning the topic of her PhD. She has also provided consultancy services to British Ice Skating and Manchester City Women.

    Research Interests

    Gemma has a particular interest in musculoskeletal profiling, return to play and the adolescent athlete at both the elite and recreational levels. She had undertaken and completed research on Upper Limb monitoring of power output around the shoulder, musculoskeletal profiling of the lower limb, monitoring of movement quality in the developing adolescent, and injury surveillance studies.

    Education/Academic qualification

    MSK Lower Limb Profiling and the Adolescent Athlete, Doctorate, University of Salford

    Sep 2017Aug 2021

    Award Date: 10 Sep 2021

    MSc Sport Rehabilitation, MSc, University of Salford

    Award Date: 29 Jun 2016

    MSc Physiotherapy, MSc, University of Birmingham

    Award Date: 9 Dec 2011


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