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Tim Cook

Senior Lecturer – Physiotherapy

Tim Cook


Tim is a senior lecturer in Physiotherapy who joined Chichester University in 2021. He is a Chartered Physiotherapist who also works as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner locally within the NHS. He has worked full-time as a clinician in both the NHS and private practice since graduating in 2006. He has a special interest in upper-quadrant musculoskeletal disorders. He is developing ideas for a PhD investigating how to best quantify force output in painful shoulders.


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Sept 1998-July 2001:

BSc (Hons) Exercise and Health with Business Administration and Management – Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Sept 2003-July2006:

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy – Brunel University, UK.

Sept 2011-July 2017:

MSc Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy – University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Sept 2018-July 2020:

Masters Level research methods modules completed – Quantitative research methods and Research Ethics and Governance in the NHS – University of Brighton, UK.

Key Publications

Are corticosteroid injections more beneficial than local anaesthetic injections alone in the treatment of rotator cuff related shoulder pain? A systematic review. Cook, T., Minns Lowe, C., Maybury, M., & Lewis, J. S. (2018) – Published in the British Journal of Sports medicine (BJSM)
Rotator cuff related shoulder pain: To inject or not? Cook, T., & Lewis, J (2019) – Published in the Journal of Sports and Physical Therapy (JOSPT)
Effectiveness of non-surgical interventions for rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy: a systematic review Prospero registration number: CRD42018089996. Simpson, M., Pizzari, T., Cook, T., Wildman, S., & Lewis, J (2020) – Published in the journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.
I am currently contributing as lead author of a chapter in a forthcoming textbook entitled – The Shoulder: Theory and practice. (Handspring publishing Ltd)


Tim’s research activity to date has focused primarily on investigating the role of injection therapy in the treatment of rotator cuff-related shoulder pain. He has collaborated with several research groups in the UK and abroad and published in internationally recognised peer reviewed journals. He is currently lead author of a chapter in a new textbook on musculoskeletal shoulder disorders.

PhD Supervision

Tim is developing a practical assessment tool for the measurement of force output in patients with rotator cuff-related shoulder pain. He aims to explore the importance of measuring force output in this population and whether changes in force output correlated with changes in pain and disability.

Other department members

Adrian Penrose
Coach Development Officer (Women & Girl's)
Amber Hartigan
Lecturer in Sports Therapy
Bea Pine
Lecturer in Physiotherapy

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