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Professor Richards' research includes much work on clinical application of biomechanics, the development of new assessment tools for chronic disease, conservative and surgical management of orthopaedic and neurological conditions, and development of evidence based approaches for improving clinical management and rehabilitation. The focus of Professor Richards' work is to encourage inter-professional research and to develop direct parallels with research to the ‘real world’ of allied health work.
Professor Richards has authored many research papers and has contributed to a number of text books, including Functional Biomechanics in Clinic and Research (2008) and Tidy’s Physiotherapy (2003 and 2008), the 10th edition of Mercer’s Orthopaedic Surgery (2012) and is editor of the 5th edition of Whittle’s Gait Analysis.
Selfe J, Richards J, Thewlis D, Kilmurray S (2008). The Biomechanics of Step Descent under Different Treatment Modalities used in Patellofemoral Pain. Gait and Posture; 27(2), 258-263.
Richards, J., Thewlis, D., Selfe, J., Cunningham, A.. and Hayes, C (2008). A Biomechanical Investigation of a Single-Limb Squat: Implications for Lower Extremity Rehabilitation Exercise. Journal of Athletic Training; 43(5), 477-482
Selfe, J., Thewlis, D., Hill, S., Whitaker, J., Sutton, C. and Richards, J (2011). A Clinical Study of the Biomechanics of Step Descent Using Different Treatment Modalities for Patellofemoral Pain. Gait & Posture; 34, 92-96.
Jones R., Nester C., Richards, J., Kim, W., Johnson, D., Jari, S., Laxton, P. and Tyson, S (2013). A comparison of the biomechanical effects of valgus knee braces and lateral wedged insoles in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Gait Posture; 37(3), 368 – 372.More publications
A randomised, assessor blinded controlled trial evaluating the conservative of treatment tennis elbow patients
Biomechanical effects of different treatment modalities used in knee pain during stair descent
The use of different designs of foot orthoses in the treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis
The effect of taping and bracing on the stability of the knee
Effects of patellar taping on knee joint proprioception in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome
The effect of cardan sequence on knee joint kinematics
The biomechanics of knee bracing in the conservative management of Osteoarthritis
Three-dimensional kinematics of the lower forelimb of the horse
Treatment of patellofemoral pain and anterior knee movement in cycling
Stability in ankle bracing
The biomechanics of single limb squats at different decline angles
Biofeedback in Immersive Digital Environments for Rehabilitation
The biomechanical changes following total knee replacement
Three−dimensional analysis of shoulder movement patterns in shoulders with anterior instability: A comparison of kinematics with normal shoulders and influence of stabilization surgery.
The biomechanics of functional activities following high tibial osteotomy for patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis
The efficacy of common physiotherapy interventions in the treatment of a frozen shoulder
An investigation of the reliability and validity of the Trendelenburg test as a measure of dynamic pelvic stability in normal healthy adults
The biomechanics of lower limb tasks in obese and non-obese individuals
Investigation of the functional benefits of Lycra Suits in the management of Cerebral Palsy
The use of ankle foot orthoses in the management of Cerebral Palsy
Wheelchair users and carers participation in the Urban Environment
Gait Initiation Failure in People with Parkinson’s Disease
The biomechanics of functional activities following total knee replacement
Areas of Interest
Jim Richards. The conservative and surgical management of ankle and knee instability. Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association. February 2013
Jim Richards. Biomechanics of the foot and ankle. Taiwan Healthcare. February 2013
Jim Richards. Seminars in India to Biomedical engineers, orthopedic surgeons, Physiotherapists, Orthotists and Prosthetists. February 2013
J Richards, K Payne, D Myatt, A Chohan. Do orthotic walkers affect knee and hip function during gait? ISPO World Congress. Hyderabad India, 2013