School of Biomechanics, Sports and Remedial Therapy

About Us

The School of Biomechanics, Sports and Remedial Therapies

The School of Biomechanics, Sports and Remedial Therapies was established in 2000 to address the need for training highly skilled practitioners in the multi-disciplined fields of Lower Limb Biomechanics, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapies and Remedial/Complimentary Therapies.

We offer a range of CPD Workshops that are suitable for all abilities and we are keen to establish research groups within these areas.

We have a diverse range of lecturers, who are all experienced multi-skilled practitioners. Our lecturers also specialise and practice in these fields and are keen on promoting clinical excellence.

The School of Biomechanics, Sports and Remedial Therapies aims to be at the pinnacle of lower limb Biomechanics, Physical Therapies, Remedial/Complimentary and Sports Therapies by training and educating practitioners in the skills required to provide the highest quality patient care.

Our Mission Statement

We promote advancements in knowledge and practical skills, raising the prestige of lower limb Biomechanics, Remedial/Complimentary and Sports Therapies, whilst priding ourselves on training our students to become competent practitioners with a well-rounded knowledge and practical experience.

We also encourage research in this field, as we recognise its importance for the development of techniques and clinical skills.

The School of Biomechanics, Sports and Remedial Therapies provide facilities for training and support for qualified practitioners wishing to conduct and publish reasearch.

Steve Bailey MSc, PGCE, MChs, MCSP,

Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, and Acupuncture Practitioner (Musculoskeletal and Biomechanical Specialist)

Steve Bailey is the principal of The School of Biomechanics, Sports and Remedial Therapies and the managing director of BP Orthotics Ltd. He is an active sportsman, and practising Podiatrist, Sports Therapist, Acupuncture Practitioner and Physiotherapist with two successful clinics. Steve started his career in the armed forces as a physical training instructor before training as a physiotherapist. Over the past 20 years he has treated, coached and trained various teams and individual athletes up to national and international standards, which includes member of the British Judo Squad, Nottingham Forest Football Club, Coventry City Football Club, Sheffield United Football Club, and Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. Steve has completed an MSc in lower limb biomechanics and an MSc in acupuncture and has been practicing both Western and Traditional Chinese acupuncture for over 10 years. He specialises in the treatment of sports injuries and utilise acupuncture in the treatment of sports injuries and to enhance sports performance in many of his patients. Steve has published a number of research articles concerning acupuncture in the management of musculoskeletal disorders, and has spoken at a number of conferences on this subject.

On successful completion of the Acupuncture Course, you will be awarded a Foundation Certificate in Acupuncture, which allows you to practice acupuncture as an adjunct therapy to your profession. This qualification does not allow you to present yourself as an acupuncturist. Once you have completed the course you will qualify to register with the Acupuncture Practitioners Organisation (APO) and have the opportunity to register onto the acupuncture in sports medicine and exercise. This will give you a greater understanding of TCM and Western acupuncture assessment and diagnostic skills and allow you to better understand the use of acupuncture in the management of musculoskeletal and related disorders. Eventually you can progress on to the Diploma in acupuncture, which allows you to treat systemic disorders such as digestive, renal, skin, respiratory etc. and qualify as an acupuncture practitioner.