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Senior Sports Therapist & Rehabilitator

Jill Riley

Jill qualified from the University of Central Lancashire in 2008 with a first class honours degree in Sports Therapy. She further completed her MSc (by Research) in 2012 thesis entitled; An investigation into the influence of athletic taping on the postures of female equine riders during sitting trot. Working alongside elite dressage and show jumping riders through links with Myerscough Equine Department. Jill has published research in the area of postural characteristics in elite dressage riders.

Jill has worked within professional rugby union for the past ten years and is lead therapist at Wharfedale RUFC for the first XV squad and part of Yorkshire County Seniors RFU medical team and is RFU immediate trauma qualified. Privately she works with elite ultra-runners, cyclists, downhill bike racers, gymnasts and professional dancers. Jill has externally lectured for SMA and VTCT Manual Therapy courses. Her clinical and sporting interests include rugby union, rugby league, gymnastics and horse riding.

Jill’s clinical research interests range from spinal posture dysfunctions, joint positions sense at the knee, athletic taping, movement analysis, EMG, lower limb biomechanics, thermal imaging and cryotherapy. Her recent research projects have included project coordinator for research into the effect of whole-body cryotherapy, in association with Wigan Warriors RFL first team squad and BOC Linde mobile cryotherapy chambers. She has numerous publications in the topic area of cryotherapy, including its effects on JPS. Jill is currently undertaking her PhD in the area of cryotherapeutic interventions within rugby union alongside some commercial research projects.

Qualifications

MSc, UCLan, 2011.

BSc (HONS) First Class Sports Therapy, UCLan, 2008.

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