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Tim Cook

Senior Lecturer – Physiotherapy

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.



  • 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.