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Carolina Mischiati

Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy

C.Mischiati@chi.ac.uk | 01243 816430

Carolina has lectured at the University since 2002, following a period of clinical practice as a Sports Therapist for the Fire Fighter Rehabilitation Centre in Cumbria, Luton Town Football Club, first and youth teams, Clapham Common Clinic, a private multi-disciplinary clinic, and with young athletes at the Centre of Excellence Barnet College. Having taught and co-ordinated a number of modules; Soft Tissue Massage and Manipulation, Sports Injury Management 1, and Rehabilitation and Remedial Therapy, she now lectures mainly at third year level, and co-ordinates the Advanced Musculoskeletal Manual Therapy, Advanced Sports Injury Management, and Clinical Placement modules. She also Co-ordinates and teaches in the Sports Injury Teaching Clinic. Carolina places a strong emphasis on developing the clinical reasoning required to formulate differential diagnosis and optimise treatment ensuring full functional return of the patient, while fostering the professional standards and key skills needed to enhance employability.

 

Professional

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy and Sports Therapy

Member of the Society of Sports Therapists – A professional body that provides comprehensive professional indemnity and public liability insurance, and courses for continued professional development.

Publications

Mischiati, C.R., Comerford, M., Gosford, E., Swart, J., Ewings, S., Botha, N., Stokes, M., Mottram, S.L. (2015) Intra and inter-rater reliability of screening for movement impairments: Movement control tests from the foundation matrix. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine 14 (2),427-40

 

Research

Research interests are chronic patterns of dysfunction and impairments in stability and movement control, with a strong emphasis on the restoration of optimal function and injury prevention. I have particular interest in functional anatomy and mechanics of the shoulder complex, the lumbo-pelvic region and the lower limb.