Walking you through complex clinical situations from an objective perspective to give you a firm grasp on the significance of past clinical events and their relationship to your client’s current circumstances

Dr Nicholas Clark, PhD, MSc, MCSP, MMACP, CSCS

Consultant Chartered Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Expert Witness

Personal Background

More than 29 years ago, I first became interested in the human body after I dislocated one of my shoulder joints playing football and was admitted to my local hospital to have two operations. I stayed very active in team sports (rugby, football, volleyball) and downhill skiing in the following years and, unfortunately, went on to experience knee and ankle ligament tears, broken bones, and a traumatic lower back injury. However, as a result of such injuries and operations, and having physiotherapy treatment myself, I now know what it feels like to be in the both patient’s and physiotherapist’s position.

University Qualifications

PhD Rehabilitation Science
MSc Manual Therapy
PG Dip Clinical Biomechanics
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
BEd (Hons) Physical Education

Professional Memberships

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
Health and Care Professions Council
Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MMACP)
Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Network
Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine
United States National Strength and Conditioning Association
Medico-Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
The Medico-Legal Society

Professional Qualifications

Certified Kettlebell Trainer
Certified TRX Suspension Training Trainer
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Certified Blood Flow Restriction Training Practitioner
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Certified Fitness Instructor (Gym Instruction, Circuit Training)

Post-Registration Training

Medical Imaging for Physical Therapists (M-Level)
Applied Diagnostic Imaging (M-Level)
DXA Scanner Operator
Blood Tests for Physiotherapists (M-Level)

Example Present & Past Clinical Roles

Consultant Physiotherapist, The Rehab Lab, Chelmsford/Colchester/London
Consultant Physiotherapist, Complete Physio Clinics, London
Physiotherapy Department Manager (Band 8), Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, East and North Hertfordshire Primary Care NHS Trust
Consultant Physiotherapist, Tidworth Primary Care Rehabilitation Facility, Army Primary Healthcare Services, Ministry of Defence
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Colchester Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Army Primary Healthcare Services, Ministry of Defence
Senior I (Band 7) Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Senior I (Band 7) Haemophilia Physiotherapist, St Thomas’ Hospital, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Senior II (Band 6) Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, North Middlesex University Hospital, Haringey Teaching Primary Care NHS Trust
Academy and U21 Physiotherapist, Saracens Rugby Club, London
Principal Dance and Sports Physiotherapist, Sport and Recreation Services, Middlesex University, London
Junior (Band 5) Physiotherapist, Royal Free Hospital, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust

Example Present & Past Teaching Roles

External Examiner, PhD Physiotherapy, Teeside University, Middlesbrough, UK
External Examiner, PhD Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, UK
Senior Lecturer, MSc (Pre-Reg.) Physiotherapy, MSc (Pre-Reg.) Sport Rehabilitation, St Mary’s University, London, UK
Programme External Examiner, MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK
Lecturer, MSc Sports Medicine, PhD Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, US
Visiting Lecturer, MSc Manual Therapy, King’s College London, London, UK
External Examiner, BSc Sport Rehabilitation, Middlesex University, London, UK
External Examiner, MSc Sports Physiotherapy, University College London, London, UK
Visiting Lecturer, MSc Manual Therapy, University College London, London, UK

Example Medico Legal Training

I hold the Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Civil Certificate. This certificate required completing expert witness training and assessment in civil law and procedure, report writing, courtroom skills, and cross-examination.

In addition, I have completed expert witness training including being a medico-legal expert from a Judge’s perspective, liability, causation, and quantum.

Other expert witness training for data control and processing has also been undertaken (e.g., General Data Protection Regulations for Expert Witnesses).

I am listed in the National Register of University Certificated Expert Witnesses as well as the Medico Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MLACP) and the National Expert Witness Agency (NEWA) experts’ directories.