Matthew Attwood

 

Lecturer in Rehabilitation

Matt Lectures at the Cardiff School of Sport with a key role in the delivery of the rehabilitation element of the Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage (SCRaM) Degree. 

Matt is a registered Physiotherapist currently supporting the British Youth Sailing Team. 

Matt also practices in different Sports Physiotherapy and NHS settings which serves to both maintain and develop his clinical skills and competency. 

This in turn informs his academic role by delivering the most current, evidence based practice to his students.



​​Research Interests

My main research interests focus on injury epidemiology and injury prevention for rugby union players which inform my PhD work. My research has investigated the anthropometric and athletic performance characteristics of Recreational to Semi-professional rugby players and the relationship of these characteristics to players’ movement competency, and subsequent risk of injury. I have also conducted catastrophic injury research covering all levels of rugby in England.

Conference Presentations

Attwood, M.J., Roberts, S.P., Trewartha, G., England, M. and Stokes, K. (2015). Functional Movement Screen: poor relation with athletic performance. Oral presentation at the World Congress on Science and Football (WCSF2015), Copenhagen, May 2015.


Conference Abstracts
Attwood, M.J., Roberts, S.P., Trewartha, G., England, M. and Stokes, K. (2014). Injury Prevention in Community Rugby Union. Poster presentation at the Arthritis Research UK annual conference. Nottingham, 2014. Awarded Commendation
 
Attwood, M.J., Roberts, S.P., Trewartha, G., England, M. and Stokes, K. (2015). Implementation of a rugby injury prevention programme. Poster presentation at the Private Physiotherapy Education Fund (PPEF) annual conference. February, 2015.
 
Attwood, M.J., Roberts, S.P., Trewartha, G., England, M. and Stokes, K. (2015). FMS: A weak association with athletic performance. Video poster presentation at the Rugby Science Network annual conference (RSNLIVE2015), Bath, September 2015.
 
Attwood, M.J., Roberts, S.P., Trewartha, G., England, M. and Stokes, K. (2016). FMS: A weak association with athletic performance. Video poster presentation at the Private Physiotherapy Education Fund (PPEF) annual conference. February, 2016.
 

Qualifications and Awards

BSc (Hons) Sports Science (University of Wales, Swansea, 2005)
MSc Exercise Physiology (Loughborough University, 2006)
REPS – Level 3 Advanced Trainer – (Achieved 2009)
NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – (Achieved 2010)