BSc (Chiro), DC, PhD, FRCC (Orth), FRSH, FHEA - Director of AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic
As the AECC University College Clinical Director Neil is passionate about mentoring clinical students and involving them in various partnerships that he has forged. Over recent years this has included working in local GP surgery's providing advice and exercises; working with the Physiotherapists and medical team at AFC Bournemouth, and taking students to Red Bull F1 racing team.
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 1990s 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.
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 for over six years and enjoys bringing students into this very different experience.
Areas of Interest
Neil’s interests 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.
- BSc Chiropractic
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors
- Fellow of the British Chiropractors Association.
Current projects involve looking at the experiences of patients in GP surgeries receiving advice and help from the service that he offers, and he is a supervisor on a PhD from Southampton University looking at similar models elsewhere in the UK and worldwide.
View/download Neil Osborne's research in the AECC University College Research Repository.
Neil teaches in the undergraduate courses 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.
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.
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.