Principal Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton.
1992 BSc Hons Physiotherapy, University of East London
2002 MSc Manipulative Physiotherapy, University of Brighton
2014 PhD University of Brighton
Role and responsibilities of Current Post
MSc Rehabilitation Science- Neuromusculoskeletal management (HE 743)
MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy- Lower quadrant (HE718)
MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy- Clinical placement 1(HE719)
Clinical education tutor MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy course.
Previous Professional / Clinical Posts:
1992- 1994 Junior Physiotherapist, U.C.H. London.
1994-1995 Locum Physiotherapist
1995 Senior Physiotherapist Middlemore Hospital, Auckland , New Zealand
1996 Senior II Physiotherapist neuromusculoskeletal rotation, St. Mary’s Hospital, London.
1997 Senior II neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
1998-2000 Senior I neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
2000-2001 Private practice, Brighton.
2001-2002 Clinical Specialist in Low back pain, Brighton Health care.
Other Recent Continuing Professional Development Activities:
Scientific Chair Musculoskeletal stream Physio UK conference, Birmingham 2018 and 2019.
Member of the International Advisory Panel Musculoskeletal Science and Practice Journal
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Education Representative 2019- present
- Heraughty, M. Ridehalgh, C 2020 Sensory descriptors which identify neuropathic pain mechanisms in low back pain: a systematic review. Curr Med Res Opin Aug 4;1-12.
- Hall, K, Lewis, J, Moore, A, Ridehalgh, C. 2020 Posterior shoulder tightness; an intersession reliability study of 3 clinical tests. Arch Physiother 10, 14
- Ridehalgh, C, Sandy-Hinchmarch, O.P., Schmid, A.B. 2018 Validity of Clinical Small-Fiber
- Sensory Testing to Detect Small–Nerve Fiber Degeneration. JOSPT 48 (10): 767-774
- Ridehalgh, C, Moore, A. and Hough, A (2016) The short term effects of straight leg raise neurodynamic treatment on pressure pain and vibration thresholds in individuals with spinally referred leg pain Manual Therapy, 23. pp. 40-47.
- Hanney, R.N., Ridehalgh, C., Dawson, A., Lewis, D., Kenny D. 2016 The effects of neurodynamic straight leg raise treatment duration on range of hip flexion and protective muscle activity at P1. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy 24 (1): 14-20
- Ridehalgh, Colette, Moore, A. and Hough, Alan (2015) Sciatic nerve excursion during a modified passive straight leg raise test in asymptomatic participants and participants with spinally referred leg pain Manual Therapy, 20 (4). pp. 564-569.
- Ridehalgh, C., Moore, A., Hough, A. 2014. Normative sciatic nerve excursion during a modified straight leg raise test. Manual Therapy 19(1): 59-64.
- Ridehalgh, C., Moore, A., Hough, A. 2012. Repeatability of measuring sciatic nerve excursion during a modified passive straight leg raise test with ultrasound imaging. Manual Therapy 17(6):572-6.
- de Brito Fontana H, Haupenthal A, Ruschel C, Hubert M, Ridehalgh C, Roesler H. 2012 Effect of gender, cadence, and water immersion on ground reaction forces during stationary running. J Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 42(5):437‐43
Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, Physiotherapy, Journal of Orthopedic and Sports PhysicalTherapy, Clinical Biomechanics. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.
Reviewer of abstracts for WCPT, Physiotherapy and IFOMPT conferences.
- Ridehalgh, C., Tampin, B. Schmid, A 2019 Relationship of QST measures between low back and leg sites in people with radicular leg pain. NeuPSIG 7TH international Congress on Neuropathic Pain, London, UK.
- Ridehalgh, C., Schmid, A 2017 Validity of small fibre sensory testing NeuPSIG 6TH international Congress on Neuropathic Pain, Gothenburg, Sweden.
- Ridehalgh, C, Schmid, A. 2016 Validity of small fibre sensory testing. Expanding horizons. Proceedings IFOMPT Glasgow, July 2016.
- Ridehalgh, C., Moore, A., Hough, 2015. Straight Leg Raise treatment for individuals with spinally referred leg pain: effects on sciatic nerve excursion WCPT, Singapore
- Ridehalgh, C., Moore, A., Hough, 2015. Straight Leg Raise treatment for individuals with spinally referred leg pain: effects on pain and vibration threshold. WCPT, Singapore
- Invited speaker MACP conference, London, October 2012 “Is the response to neurodynamic treatment linked to specific group characteristics in people with referred posterior leg pain?’
- Ridehalgh, C., Moore, A., Hough, A. Repeatability and normative values of measuring sciatic nerve excursion during the straight leg raise with B mode ultrasound. Rendez‐vous of hands and minds. Proceedings IFOMPT Quebec, September 2012
- Ridehalgh, C., Moore, A., Hough, A Repeatability of vibration thresholds and pressure pain thresholds in individuals with spinally referred leg pain Rendez‐vous of hands and minds. Proceedings IFOMPT Quebec, September 2012
- Ridehalgh, C, Moore, A, Lee, R. Measuring nerve motion using B mode ultrasound: a validity study. Connecting science to quality of life. Proceedings IFOMPT Rotterdam, June 2008.
Grants and Awards:
2019 RDS SE PPI Award £300
2017 Rising Stars Grant, University of Brighton £10,000
2017 and 2012 The Greg Grieve MACP Research award £1,000 x2
2012 Awarded the MACP Small Project Grant £500
2010 Awarded internal CRC equipment grant of £500
Membership of Professional Bodies:
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (52166)
Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) (1207)
Health and Care Professions Council (PH45248)