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Dr Bruce Paton
Institute of Sport Exercise and Health
170 Tottenham Court Road
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  • Honorary Associate Professor
  • Div of Surgery & Interventional Sci
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

Dr Bruce Paton is a Consultant physiotherapist with a specialisation in lower limb musculoskeletal disorders, trauma, orthopaedics and rheumatology. . He is currently working in the Sports Medicine service at the ISEH and is responsible for Lower limb rehabilitation pathways for University College London Hospitals 

He received his Bach Appl Science in Physiotherapy from University of Sydney in 1992, with early Physiotherapy work in Sydney and London teaching hospitals 

Currently he works as an AHP Consultant Physiotherapist in the orthopaedics, fracture and sports clinics at University College London Hospitals (UCLH). He has worked in an extended scope of practice role since 2003, and is responsible for rehab pathways for lower limb conditions in the hospital.

He works with elite level sport in football, athletics, marathon and worked at both the Olympic games in London 2012 and commonwealth games in Glasgow 2014. He regularly consults to elite level sport  on athlete rehabilitation and return to sport.

He obtained a PhD in 2017 from Kings College London (Centre for Human and Aerospace physiological sciences), with focus on ACLR and speeding recovery in the early period postoperatively. 

His academic roles include founding faculty of the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health and he is an honarary Associate Professor. 

He has presented at multiple conferences including organising committee for ESSKA. 

He has travelled widely, and has a keen interest in many sports, managing to survive finishes in:-  London marathons/ London to Brighton ultra / Nice Iron Man Triathlon / Bike Etape du Tour de France. 

Research Summary
Research interests include:- Rehabilitation and optimising rehabilitation post injury and surgery/ Sports Medicine / Muscle strength and muscle physiology/ knee , hip and ankle injuries and surgery/  tendinopathy /hamstring injury / Blood Flow restriction training/ manual therapies/ control of inflammation / promoting and optimising exercise and physical activity in multiple populations  including cancer and arthritis / Athletic Performance/ Cardiopulmonary exercise and testing/  strength and power testing and training / and return to sport in Elite and recreational level athletes. He has long standing specialist expertise in treatment of Tendinopathies / ACL injury as well as knee ligament reconstruction/ PFJ disorders/ / hip and pelvis rehabilitation/
10-OCT-2021 Hon Associate Professor Institute of Sport Exercise & Health UCL, United Kingdom
05-APR-2020 Consultant Physiotherapist Physiotherapy /Orthopaedics / Sports medicine University College London Hospitals NHS foundation trust, United Kingdom
05-MAR-2010 – 04-MAR-2015 Hon Teaching fellow Institute of sport Exercise and Health University College London, United Kingdom
10-OCT-2003 – 04-APR-2020 Extended Scope Physiotherapist / Advanced Practice Physiotherapy / Orthopaedics / Sports medicine University College London Hospitals NHS foundation trust, United Kingdom
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