Neil Osborne

BSc (Chiro), DC, PhD, FRCC (Orth), FRSH, FHEA - Director of AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic

As the AECC University College Clinical Director he has been passionate about involving his students in both mainstream spinal care in the NHS, and within specific areas of clinical research. He has been working in a triage service for a local GPs in a hospital setting; he works with the Physiotherapists and medical team at AFC Bournemouth, and has recently worked with RedBull F1 racing team in both treatment and injury prevention.

Biography

Neil Osborne is AECC University College's Chiropractic Clinic Director. He graduated from AECC University College in 1991 with a distinction and the prize for best clinical performance. He has a PhD in rehabilitation of the spine, the culmination of a long journey in post-graduate education which began in Prague in the 1990’s under the tutelage of Professors Karel Lewit and Valdamir Janda. He is interested in research and has published various scientific papers. He has supervised at all university levels – BSc, MSc and PhD - and his academic portfolio includes the role of Course leader for one of the University College’s MSc courses, and writing BSc (Hons) Exercise Science & Rehabilitation for Bournemouth University.

Current Activity

As the AECC University College Clinical Director he has been passionate about involving his students in both mainstream spinal care in the NHS, and within specific areas of clinical research. He has been working in a triage service for a local GPs in a hospital setting; he works with the Physiotherapists and medical team at AFC Bournemouth, and has recently worked with RedBull F1 racing team in both treatment and injury prevention.

Areas of Interest

Neil’s interest are aligned with the assessment of how an individual’s body functions in their own environment such that treatment and, moreover, appropriate self-care and exercise can be effectively directed. He is passionate about inspiring people to help themselves with specific exercise and self-care strategies.

Qualifications

  • BSc Chiropractic
  • DC
  • PhD

Membership

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors
  • Fellow of the British Chiropractors Association
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

Research

Current projects involve research into muscle function during activities of daily living and PhD supervision looking into the function of the sensory system in those with chronic back pain

View/download Neil Osborne's research in the AECC University College Research Repository.

Teaching

Neil teaches in the undergraduate programmes aiming to help student clinicians become professionals and also in the postgraduate arena at AECC University College as well as nationally and internationally, on spinal rehabilitation.

Publications

Glithro S., Clark C., Osborne N., Newell D., and Docherty S. (2017). Tactile acuity, body schema and motor control and clinical outcome measures - A comparison study of adults with chronic low back pain and matched controls. Proceedings of The British Pain Society 50th Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-5th May 2017, Birmingham, UK. British Journal of Pain. 11:(2): Supplement 1. p23-24.

Conference Paper: Measuring intervertebral stability in vivo: Exploring the criterion validity of the initial attainment rate . Alexander Breen · M Dupac · N Osborne 2015

Article: Determining the reliability of a custom built seated stadiometry set-up for measuring spinal height in participants with chronic low back pain James Steele· Stewart Bruce-Low · Dave Smith · [...] · Neil Osborne  Oct 2015 · Applied ergonomics

Conference Paper: GP trainees and chiropractic Interns: a day of shared learning . Alicia Watts · Michael Rothman · Neil Osborne · [...] · Samantha Scallan. Royal College of General Practitioners · Oct 2015

Article: Attainment rate as a surrogate indicator of the intervertebral neutral zone length in lateral bending: An in vitro proof of concept study. Alexander C Breen · Mihai Dupac · Neil Osborne Full-text Article · Oct 2015 · Chiropractic and Manual Therapies

Article: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Isolated Lumbar Extension Exercise on Lumbar Kinematic Pattern Variability During Gait in Chronic Low Back Pain. James Steele · Stewart Bruce-Low · Dave Smith · [...] · Neil Osborne Full-text Article · Jun 2015 · PM&R

Article: Lumbar Kinematic Variability during Gait in Chronic Low Back Pain and Associations with Pain, Disability and Isolated Lumbar Extension Strength. James Steele · Stewart Bruce-Low · Dave Smith · [...] · Neil Osborne Full-text Article · Dec 2014 · Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon)

Article: A pilot study to compare passive lumbar spine re-positioning error in those with chronic low back pain with healthy volunteers  Full-text Article · Carol Clark · Sharon Docherty · Neil Osborne · Ahmed Khattab Nov 2014 · International Musculoskeletal Medicine

Conference Paper: A PILOT STUDY COMPARING PASSIVE LUMBAR SPINE REPOSITIONING ERROR IN THOSE WITH CHRONIC NON SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN WITH HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS. Clark CJ · Docherty S · Osborne N · Khattab A Conference Paper · Oct 2014

Conference Paper: A pre-operational study magnification measurement and error estimation of residual tibia kinematics within below knee prosthetics.Breen · M. Dupac · S. Noroozi · N. Osborne Full-text Conference Paper · Jan 2014

Article: Can Specific Loading through Exercise Impart Healing or Regeneration of the Intervertebral Disc? James Steele · Stewart Bruce-Low · Dave Smith · [...] · Arvid Thorkeldsen Full-text Article · Jan 2014 · The Spine Journal

Conference Paper: ISOLATED LUMBAR EXTENSION RESISTANCE EXERCISE REDUCES LUMBAR KINEMATIC VARIABILITY DURING GAIT IN CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN PARTICIPANTS. James Steele · Stewart Bruce-Low · Dave Smith · [...] · Neil Osborne Full-text Conference Paper · Oct 2013

Article: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Limited Range of Motion Lumbar Extension Exercise in Chronic Low Back Pain.James Steele · Stewart Bruce-Low · Dave Smith · [...] · Neil Osborne Full-text Article · Mar 2013 · Spine

Article: The Prague School of Rehabilitation. Alena Kobesova · Neil Osborne.  Article · Jul 2012 · International Musculoskeletal Medicine

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