Dr Simon Lack PhD MSc (SEM) BSc (Hons) (Physiotherapy)
Lecturer Queen Mary University London and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Pure Sports Medicine
Dr Simon Lack completed his PhD at Queen Mary University London (QMUL) in 2017, studying the interaction of hip and foot biomechanics in the presentation and management of patellofemoral pain. He graduated from Brunel University in 2005 with a first class degree in physiotherapy, and went on to study an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at QMUL in 2010. Simon is now a lecturer and is the Lead of the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine programme at QMUL, he shares the Head of Research role and is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine. Simon is also the Head of Medical Services for the ‘High Performance Sport’ Programme at the University of East London. Previous experience includes junior and senior roles within the NHS, working in New Zealand with professional golfers, local rugby and football teams, and working for both large and small London based private practices.
Lack, S., Anthony, L., Noake, J., Brennan, K., Zhang, B., & Morrissey, D. (2018). Medial and Lateral Patellofemoral Joint Retinaculum Thickness in People With Patellofemoral Pain: A Case‐Control Study. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Neal, B., Lack, S., Lankhorst, N., Raye, A., Morrissey, D., & Van Middelkoop, M. (2018). 7 Risk factors for patellofemoral pain: a systematic review & meta-analysis.
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.
Lack, S., Birn-Jeffery, A., Beasley, I., & Morrissey, D. (2018). Queen Mary University London: one of the longest established masters of sport and exercise medicine globally (continuing professional development series). Br J Sports Med, 52(3), 206-207.
Lack, S. (2017). The interaction of hip and foot biomechanics in the presentation and management of patellofemoral pain. Br J Sports Med, bjsports-2017.
Lack, S., Barton, C., Sohan, O., Crossley, K., & Morrissey, D. (2015). Proximal muscle rehabilitation is effective for patellofemoral pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine, bjsports-2015.
Barton, C. J., Lack, S., Hemmings, S., Tufail, S., & Morrissey, D. (2015). The ‘Best Practice Guide to Conservative Management of Patellofemoral Pain’:
incorporating level 1 evidence with expert clinical reasoning. British journal of sports medicine, 49(14), 923-934.
Lack, S., Barton, C., Vicenzino, B., & Morrissey, D. (2014). Outcome Predictors for Conservative Patellofemoral Pain Management: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Medicine, 1-14.
Lack, S., Barton, C., Woledge, R., Laupheimer, M., & Morrissey, D. (2014). The immediate effects of foot orthoses on hip and knee kinematics and muscle activity during a functional step-up task in individuals with patellofemoral pain. Clinical Biomechanics.
Lack, S., Barton, C., Malliaras, P., Twycross-Lewis, R., Woledge, R., & Morrissey, D. (2014). The effect of anti-pronation foot orthoses on hip and knee kinematics and muscle activity during a functional step-up task in healthy individuals: A laboratory study. Clinical Biomechanics, 29(2), 177-182.
Barton, C., Balachandar, V., Lack, S., & Morrissey, D. (2013). Patellar taping for patellofemoral pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate clinical outcomes and biomechanical mechanisms. British journal of sports medicine, bjsports-2013.
Barton, C. J., Lack, S., Malliaras, P., & Morrissey, D. (2012). Gluteal muscle activity and patellofemoral pain syndrome: a systematic review. British journal of sports medicine, bjsports-2012.