Mike Greaney

Mike Greaney


School of Sport and Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB112

+44 (0) 1772 89 6328


Mike teaches across all Physiotherapy year groups, as well as being admissions tutor for B.Sc. Physiotherapy.

Alongside Mike’s teaching commitments, he also maintains a strong clinical link with the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Charity (BASIC) and was an integral part of helping the organisation win the North West Charity of the Year 2018-19.

Mike is research active in the School of Sport and Health Sciences Best Evidence for Medical Education Writing Group, and within the area of virtual reality, biomechanics and paediatric neurology.

Full Profile

Mike graduated from the University of Salford where he achieved a B.Sc. Honours degree in physiotherapy.  He worked in the NHS and the HSE (Irish Health sector) for 10 years, specialising in neurological physiotherapy.  He has worked extensively with adults and children with a neurological condition.

He has worked across the public, private and charitable sector in the UK.  He has a keen interested in how emerging technology and virtual reality (VR) can help people suffering with long term conditions.

He has worked extensively in innovative clinical environments, including using immersive environments, VR and augmented reality to treat a range of neurological conditions.      

Mike maintains strong clinical links with the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Charity (BASIC), where he continues to run clinical sessions and complete research in the area or VR rehabilitation.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • Admission tutor, B.Sc. in Physiotherapy
  • Module lead on HI4203 (M.Sc. Integrated physiotherapy practice 3)
  • Teach on PU1300 Culture and context of physiotherapy practice, PU2300 neurological and neuro-medical physiotherapy practice, PU1302 physiology and pathology (neurology) and HI4202 (M.Sc. Integrated physiotherapy practice 2)



Children In Need and Garfield Weston Foundation 3 year virtual reality rehabilitation programme – providing Computer Assisted Rehabilitation environment (CAREN) to 60 children with a neurological diagnosis at BASIC, Salford.

Covenant Fund Veteran’s rehabilitation programme – providing Computer Assisted Rehabilitation environment and neurological physiotherapy to Veterans who suffer with PTSD.


  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP)



Case Management conference UK – Bristol, November 2018.  Keynote speaker.  Topic: ‘The role of Virtual reality in the physical rehabilitation of clients with a neurological condition’