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Dr Bruce Paton
Institute of Sport Exercise and Health
170 Tottenham Court Road
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  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer
  • 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. Research interests include:- optimising rehabilitation post injury and surgery/ Sports Medicine/ Rehabilitation/ Muscle strength and muscle physiology/ knee , hip and ankle injuries and surgery/  tendinopathy /hamstring injury /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/. 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 extended scope physiotherapist in the orthopaedics, fracture and sports clinics at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) 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 obtained a PhD in 2016 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 as a clinical lecturer and module lead for the UCL MSc in Sport and Exercise and Health.
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. 

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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