Nicola Heneghan

International Keynote Speaker, Musculoskeletal

Lecturer and researcher, University of Birmingham, UK

    Nicola Heneghan is a Lecturer and Researcher in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences in the Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine) through the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK. Following on from a highly successful clinical career as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Nicola has accrued more than 20 years’ experience of teaching and research in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and leads the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapy (MACP) approved MSc Advanced Manipulative/Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy programme in Birmingham.

    Nicola’s research sits within CPR Spine, utilising cutting edge technology and multidisciplinary expertise to collectively advance the assessment and rehabilitation of patients with spinal pain. Nicola’s specific research interest is focused on the thoracic spine, where she leads a programme of research focused to advancing our understanding of, and evidence informed rehabilitation of thoracic spine pain and dysfunction in a range of clinical presentations. Nicola has published more than 50 articles and has attained over £300,000 in career research funding. She has supported more than 120 physiotherapists to successful completion of postgraduate degrees (MSc, MRes and PhD) and currently supervises students across all programmes. External to her academic commitments, she is currently the Chair of the MACP, the UK Member Organisation for IFOMPT.