Dr Chris McCarthy PhD FMACP FCSP
Consultant Spine Physiotherapist
Dr Chris McCarthy is a Consultant Physiotherapist and Spinal Fellow.
In addition to his private clinic consultations, his NHS clinics are based at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, London.
After qualifying as a Physiotherapist in 1989 he undertook post-graduate training in Biomechanics and Manipulative therapy at Strathclyde and Coventry Universities before undertaking a PhD degree in rehabilitation within the faculty of Medicine at Manchester University.
He was awarded a “Young Investigator of the Year” award in 2001, for his PhD studies, by the British Society of Rheumatologists. Following Post-doctoral studies, investigating the sub-classification of non-specific low back pain, he became an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation within the Clinical Trials Unit of the Medical School of Warwick University attracting over a million pound of funding in two years.
More recently he has joined Imperial College Healthcare and is a Consultant Physiotherapist at In Motion Physiotherapy, based at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London.
He has taught internationally on Manual Therapy, specifically on Combined Movement Theory, and lectures on six of the Masters courses in Manual Therapy in the UK. He is a member of the international advisory board for Manual Therapy journal and regularly reviews and publishes papers in the academic field of Manual Therapy. He was recently awarded a Fellowship of the MACP for advances in Manual Therapy in 2010 and a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 2011.