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Help design better solutions for Physiotherapy for MSK: prehab or rehab

An opportunity to share your experiences of physiotherapy for MSK to help develop better solutions.

  • Monday 18th February 2019 10:00 (3 hours)
  • Workshop
  • Influence


Biomedical engineering students in their 4th year or at the Master’s level are pretty expert at the engineering but they also need to meet the people who their engineering projects will be good for. The purpose of this innovation course is that they invent something new which will improve care for many people. Innovations that will useful and usable. They have to hear about experiences from people who have felt or seen problems first hand as this produces the most powerful and useful insights.

This workshop aims to find out about problems that you have experienced or seen happen that cause pain, distress or extreme discomfort - with care, devices and equipment in clinics or in the home for people who have been referred for physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal conditions. 

Volunteer Criteria

We want to involve people who have been prescribed or referred for physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal conditions. This can be as prehab – before or instead of surgery – or rehab – after interventions.

Anyone with a keen interest or indirect experience in this is also welcome to come along.

What will I be asked to do?

The day will begin with a short introduction and then the group will be split into smaller interview groups. Between 10:15 and 11:45 there will be conversation style interviews by student researcher teams. This will either be 2 longer or 3 shorter interviews with short breaks in-between. This will be followed by a light lunch.

When and where?

The workshop will take place on Monday 18th February, 10am-1pm at Newcastle University Business School.

Will I get anything for taking part?

You will receive a gift voucher for taking part and lunch will be provided.


  • Room 1.11, Newcastle University Business School
  • Barrack Road
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 4SE

Help design better solutions for Physiotherapy for MSK: prehab or rehab Discussion

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  • Bernie Wright
    1st February 2019

    Am I missing the obvious, but what is MSK conditions?

    Lucille Valentine
    1st February 2019

    MSK = Musculoskeletal = thanks for asking because I really should avoid jargon!

    Lucille Valentine
    1st February 2019

    Yes.... that would be great... especially if you have experience of physiotherapy for it.

  • Anne Shaw
    1st February 2019

    Does this cover arthritis and osteoarthritis, please?