Claire Stapleton

Title: Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Postgraduate Programme Lead
Phone: 01782 733808
Email: c.stapleton@keele.ac.uk
Location: Mac 1.27
Role: ISTM Research themes: 1. Rehabilitation2. Health Services Research
Physiotherapy lecturer
Contacting me: Email

Claire joined Keele University as a lecturer in 2013. 

Claire undertook a degree in Sports Science at The University of Birmingham (1993-1996) before qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist at Coventry University (1997-2000).  She gained clinical experience at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.  During this time Claire completed a post-graduate certificate in Health Research at Leeds University.  In 2004 she commenced her academic career with a lecturing post in Sports Therapy and Sports Science at the University of Hertfordshire and then moved to Liverpool to undertake her PhD at Liverpool John Moores University with research on the mechanisms, and diagnosis, of vascular compression syndromes at the shoulder, which she completed in 2009.  In 2011 she held a part-time post-doctoral research post at the University of Salford. 

Whilst completing her PhD Claire set-up and managed her own private sports injury clinic based at Liverpool John Moores University and continued her work there until taking up her appointment at Keele University.  She provided physiotherapy support for Olympic and Paralympic athletes funded by the English Institute of Sport, elite athletes in higher or further education funded by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) and Liverpool John Moores University sport scholarship students.  Related sports injury experience includes: the Commonwealth Games (Manchester 2002) and the World Transplant Games (Leicester 2002).  

ISTM research themes: 1. Rehabilitation
                                        2. Health Services Research 

Selected Publications

  • Philp F, Blana D, Chadwick EK, Stewart C, Stapleton C, Major K, Pandyan AD. 2018. Study of the measurement and predictive validity of the Functional Movement Screen. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med, vol. 4(1), e000357. link> doi> full text>
  • Chatting S and Stapleton C. 2016. Clinical identification of cervical artery dissection. Physiotherapy (vol. 102, p. 126). Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. doi>
  • Lewis M and Stapleton C. 2016. The influence of Anterio-Posterior mobilisation at the cervical spine on vertebral artery blood flow. Manual Therapy (vol. 25, p. e85). Elsevier. doi>
  • Stapleton C and Lane J. 2016. Statistics. Top Tips. Council for Allied Health Professions Research. Keele and South East Scotland hubs (in collaboration with Dr Judith Lane).
  • Prenton S, Kenney LP, Stapleton C, Cooper G, Reeves ML, Heller BW, Sobuh M, Barker AT, Healey J, Good TR, Thies SB, Howard D, Williamson T. 2014. Feasibility study of a take-home array-based functional electrical stimulation system with automated setup for current functional electrical stimulation users with foot-drop. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, vol. 95(10), 1870-1877. link> doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Philp F, Blana D, Chadwick EK, Stewart C, Stapleton C, Major K, Pandyan AD. 2018. Study of the measurement and predictive validity of the Functional Movement Screen. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med, vol. 4(1), e000357. link> doi> full text>
  • Prenton S, Kenney LP, Stapleton C, Cooper G, Reeves ML, Heller BW, Sobuh M, Barker AT, Healey J, Good TR, Thies SB, Howard D, Williamson T. 2014. Feasibility study of a take-home array-based functional electrical stimulation system with automated setup for current functional electrical stimulation users with foot-drop. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, vol. 95(10), 1870-1877. link> doi>
  • Stapleton CH, Elias J, Green DJ, Cable NT, George KP. 2010. Arterial compression during overhead throwing: a risk for arterial injury?. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 36(8), 1259-1266. doi>
  • Stapleton C, Herrington L, George K. 2009. Sonographic evaluation of the subclavian artery during thoracic outlet syndrome shoulder manoeuvres. Man Ther, vol. 14(1), 19-27. link> doi>
  • Stapleton CH, Green DG, Cable NT, George KP. 2009. Flow mediated dilation and intima media thickness of the brachial and axillary arteries in individuals with and without inducible axillary artery compression. Ultrasound in medicine & biology, vol. 35(9), 1443-1451. doi>
  • Stapleton C, Scott MA, Atkinson G. 2009. The 'so what' factor: statistical versus cinical significance. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, vol. 30(11), 773-774. link> doi>
  • Stapleton C, Herrington L, George K. 2008. Sonographic evaluation of the axillary artery during simulated overhead throwing arm positions. Phys Ther Sport, vol. 9(3), 126-135. link> doi>
  • Stapleton CH, Herrington L, George K. 2008. Anterior translation at the glenohumeral joint: a cause of axillary artery compression?. American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 36, 539-544. doi>

Other

  • Chatting S and Stapleton C. 2016. Clinical identification of cervical artery dissection. Physiotherapy (vol. 102, p. 126). Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. doi>
  • Lewis M and Stapleton C. 2016. The influence of Anterio-Posterior mobilisation at the cervical spine on vertebral artery blood flow. Manual Therapy (vol. 25, p. e85). Elsevier. doi>
  • Stapleton C and Lane J. 2016. Statistics. Top Tips. Council for Allied Health Professions Research. Keele and South East Scotland hubs (in collaboration with Dr Judith Lane).
  • Stapleton C. 2009. Arterial compression syndromes at the shoulder. Part one: An overview.
  • Stapleton C. 2009. Arterial compression syndromes at the shoulder. Part two: Diagnostic arm manoevres.
  • Stapleton C, Herrington L, George KP. Axillary artery changes in normals during diagnostic arm positioning for vascular compression. Proceedings of the 6th International conference on Sport, Leisure and Ergonomics.
  • Stapleton C. Compression at the axillary artery.
  • Stapleton C, Green DJ, Cable NT, George KP. Endothelial function in active individuals with and without inducible axillary artery compression. Liverpool, UK.
  • Stapleton C, Green DJ, Cable NT, George K. Endothelial function in active individuals with and without inducible axillary artery compression.
  • Stapleton C. Learning with e’s: Technology and Professional Identity.
  • Stapleton C, Herrington LC, George KP. Sonographic evaluation of the subclavian artery during thoracic outlet syndrome shoulder manoeuvres. Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. London: Elsevier publishers.
  • Stapleton C, Elias J, Green DJ, Cable NT, George K. The effect of transient axillary artery compression on arterial health in elite overhead athletes.
  • Stapleton C and Brew J. The Upper Limb Tension Test: The effect of lateral rotation on the test response.
  • Stapleton C, Bucher C, Ambrose B, Smale T, Waterfield J, Watkins C. The use of animation in physiotherapy education: a focus on professional education and the development of knowledge of professional responsibility.