Keele physio wins national prize

Posted on 03 February 2015

A Keele University research physiotherapist has been awarded a prize from leading medical research charity Arthritis Research UK.

Martin Thomas, from Cheshire, won the charity’s annual prize in recognition of his investigation into symptomatic mid-foot pain.

Painful foot osteoarthritis impacts more than one in six UK adults over the age of 50.

Martin, a physiotherapy research associate at Keele University, was awarded £1,000 cash prize and a silver medal, beating other physiotherapists to this prestigious award.

Martin said: “I was delighted to have had the opportunity to conduct this research and would like to thank Arthritis Research UK for their recognition of my work.”

Dr Inam Haq, associate medical director at Arthritis Research UK commented: "We would like to congratulate Martin on his award. Arthritis Research UK is leading the fight against arthritis and we want to ensure that those affected by the condition are able to remain active, doing the things that they love.”

The Arthritis Research UK prize in Musculoskeletal Medicine for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is awarded annually by the charity.


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Arthritis Research UK is the charity dedicated to stopping the devastating impact that arthritis has on people’s lives.  Everything that we do is focused on taking the pain away and keeping people active.  Our remit covers all conditions which affect the joints, bones and muscles including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis.  We fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis, provide information on how to maintain healthy joints and bones and to live well with arthritis. We also champion the cause, influence policy change and work in partnership with others to achieve our aims. We depend on public support and the generosity of our donors to keep doing this vital work.