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Kenneth Chance Larsen

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. MSc Manual Therapy
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy. UK

  • Senior Lecturer. UCLAN University. UK 

  • Member of the Chartered Society Physiotherapy. UK

  • HCPC Registered. UK

Ken commenced his post as Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at UCLan in 2017, and is teaching students on the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course. He is leading the development of a new MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) course due to start in September 2018. In his role as Physiotherapy Discipline Leader at Central Queensland University (Australia), he led the development of a new Bachelor of Physiotherapy program, from inception, via accreditation, to roll-out.


Ken is a Physiotherapist with extensive clinical and academic experience. His clinical expertise is in the musculoskeletal field, and he has worked within the NHS, elite sport, occupational health and private clinical settings. He has experience from Higher Education Institutions in the UK and Australia, combining his clinical skills and research experience into developing and delivering evidence-based learning resources.


Ken is currently coordinating an NHS England funded project to develop a musculoskeletal core capability framework for first point of contact clinicians with different levels of musculoskeletal expertise.


Academic Profile:


  • MSc Manual Therapy, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2008

  • PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Sheffield Hallam University, 2007

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2007

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Brighton, 1997


Professional profile:


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Health & Care Professions Council Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency 




  • Musculoskeletal Workforce Core Capabilities Framework: A Delphi Consensus Study 

  • Reliability of physical examination tests used in the assessment of patients with shoulder problems: a systematic review

  • Exercise for rotator cuff tendinopathy: a systematic review

  • Prone hip extension with lower abdominal hollowing improves the relative timing of gluteus maximus activation in relation to biceps femoris

  • Therapeutic exercise for rotator cuff tendinopathy: a systematic review of contextual factors and prescription parameters

  • The quality of reporting might not reflect the quality of the study: implications for undertaking and appraising a systematic review

  • Ultrasound evaluation of Achilles tendon thickness in asymptomatic: A reliability study

  • Quality appraisal as part of the systematic review: a review of current methods

  • Physiotherapy student perspectives on synchronous dual-campus learning and teaching

  • The use of an e-learning module on return to work advice for physiotherapists-a prospective cohort study

  • A case of long thoracic nerve palsy

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