Bradley Neal PhD MSc (Adv Phys) BSc (Hons) (Physiotherapy)
Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Head of Research, Pure Sports Medicine
Visiting Lecturer, Hertfordshire University
Bradley is a physiotherapist who has worked in a combination of NHS, elite sport and private practice settings for the past 13 years. He completed his MSc in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Hertfordshire University in 2011 before joining Pure Sports Medicine as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Head of Research the same year. He commenced his PhD studies at Queen Mary University London (QMUL) investigating the influence of lower limb biomechanics in the development, persistence and management of patellofemoral pain in April 2014, which he recently defended successfully. He combines his research with both clinical and teaching roles and considers himself very much a clinical academic.
Neal, B., Lack, S., Lankhorst, N., Raye, A., Morrissey, D., & Van Middelkoop, M. (2018). Risk factors for patellofemoral pain: a systematic review & meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Lack, S., Neal, B., Silva, D. D. O., & Barton, C. (2018). How to manage patellofemoral pain–Understanding the multifactorial nature and treatment options. Physical Therapy in Sport, 32, 155-166.
Neal, BS, Barton, CJ, Birn-Jeffrey, A, Daley, M, Morrissey, D. The effects and mechanisms of increasing running step rate: a feasibility study in a mixed-sex group of runners with patellofemoral pain. Physical Therapy in Sport. 2018;32:244-251.
Barton, CJ, Bonanno, DR, Carr, J, Neal, BS, Malliaras, P, Franklyn-Miller, A, et al. Running retraining to treat lower limb injuries: a mixed-methods study of current evidence synthesised with expert opinion. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016;50(9):513-26.
Neal, BS, Barton, CJ, Gallie, R, O'Halloran, P, Morrissey, D. Runners with patellofemoral pain have altered biomechanics which targeted interventions can modify: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Gait & Posture. 2016;45:69-82.
Neal, BS, Griffiths, IB, Dowling, GJ, Murley, GS, Munteanu, SE, Franettovich-Smith, MM, et al. Foot posture as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 2014;7(1):55.
Dowling, GJ, Murley, GS, Munteanu, SE, Franettovich-Smith, MM, Neal, BS, Griffiths, IB, et al. Dynamic foot function as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 2014;7(1):53.