George Rix

BSc (Chiro), DC, PhD, FRCC, FHEA, FEAC - Senior Clinical Tutor and Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

George Rix is a Senior Lecturer in clinical sciences responsible for the development, delivery and assessment of clinical neurology in the undergraduate chiropractic curriculum.

Biography

George Rix qualified as a Chiropractor in 1994 from the AECC University College. He graduated with prizes for ‘best academic performance’ (Valedictorian), ‘best clinical performance’ and ‘best project’. In 2009, he gained his PhD from the University of Southampton in the area of functional assessment of the cervical spine looking in particular at an aspect sensorimotor dysfunction (head/neck movement and positional awareness). Over his time at the AECC University College, he has developed considerable experience in teaching clinical sciences with his teaching focus primarily in the area of clinical neurosciences and clinical supervision and teaching within the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic. His particular academic and research interests include clinical neuroscience related to cervical spine disorders and the evaluation and reporting of clinical test characteristics. He was a co-opted member in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline development for the now named ‘Headache in over 12s; diagnosis and management’ (CG150) published in 2012.

Current Activity

George Rix is a Senior Lecturer in clinical sciences responsible for the development, delivery and assessment of clinical neurology in the undergraduate chiropractic curriculum. In addition he is a Senior Clinical Tutor involved clinical supervision and teaching in the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic. He is also currently the Course Leader of a new post-graduate advanced professional practice MSc in Musculoskeletal Neuroscience.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Chiropractic)
  • DC
  • PhD

Membership

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors
  • Fellow of the European Academy of Chiropractic

Teaching

  • Lead tutor for Neurology element of Diagnosis Units in Year’s 2 & 3.
  • Unit Leader for Diagnosis III Unit (year 3)

Publications

Rix, G. D. and Bagust J., 2001. Cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility in patients with chronic, nontraumatic cervical spine pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 82 (7), 911-919.

Thiel H. and Rix G., 2005. Is it time to stop functional pre-manipulation testing of the cervical spine? Man Ther, 10 (2),154-158.

Rix G. D., Rothman E.H. and Robinson A.W., 2006. Idiopathic neuralgic amyotrophy: an illustrative case report. J Manipulative Physiol Ther, 29 (1), 52-59.

Thiel H. and Rix G., 2006. Surgical and radiologic anatomy. Surg Radiol Anat, 28 (2), 214-215.

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