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Adam Cook

Senior Lecturer in MSK Management and Sports Medicine
School of Medicine
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Adam teaches on the Postgraduate Performance and Rehabilitation Programmes in the School of Medicine and is Course Leader for MSc Musculoskeletal Management. Adam is a Physiotherapist with extensive experience in sports injuries and rehabilitation, with interest in lower limb injuries in running and powerlifting athletes.

Adam is the Course Leader for the MSc Musculoskeletal Management programme and collaborates with our partners from East Lancashire NHS Trust. The programme supports the NHS approaches such as Five Year Forward View and MSK strategies to integrate and deliver new sustainable models of care, which promote prevention and health and well-being as well as supporting effective management and self-care.

Adam began his professional education at UCLan gaining a First Class BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy Degree. After graduating, he went on to work for Bradford City FC and Wharfedale RUFC as First Team Sports Therapist, before working with Myerscough College Football Academy and Manchester United International Soccer Schools. During this time, Adam worked with both youth team and senior players gaining valuable expertise in the treatment and rehabilitation of lower limb and spinal injuries. Having graduated from his undergraduate degree, Adam progressed onto a PGDip in Physiotherapy at the University of Huddersfield, before working at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and specializing in Musculoskeletal Injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. At this time, Adam was an integral part of the upper limb, lower limb, spinal and chronic pain teams respectively. Having a special interest in lower limb injuries, Adam progressed to lower limb lead and helped to redesign the ACL rehabilitation protocol. Adam also worked in a Private Sports Injury Clinic, treating a multitude of injuries, developing his interest in running and powerlifting related injuries. Adam joined UCLan Physiotherapy Clinic in 2016 as Clinic Lead Physiotherapist running the UCLan Wellbeing and Physiotherapy Clinic. He also lectured on the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Degree teaching physiotherapy assessment skills and exercise in rehabilitation, and on the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy Degree as a Clinical Educator teaching clinical assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. More recently, Adam joined the School of Medicine as Course Leader for the MSc Musculoskeletal Management programme and lectures on the MSc Sports Medicine programme. Prior to Adam’s Physiotherapy Career he was a keen footballer and runner, representing England Under 18’s in six international matches. He continues to compete in many running events both locally and nationally.

  • PGDip Physiotherapy, University of Huddersfield, 2012
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, University of Central Lancashire, 2008

Modules Taught

  • MB4031 - Musculoskeletal Management of the Upper Limb
  • MB4032 - Musculoskeletal Management of the Lower Limb
  • MB4033 - Management of Spinal Dysfunction in Primary Care
  • Pelvis and Hip muscular control in Powerlifters
  • Lateral knee pain in runners
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Membership
  • The Health and Care Professions Council Membership
  • Associate Fellowship of HEA