Research is a fundamental part of contemporary physiotherapy clinical practice.  

Our research is interdisciplinary, with ongoing collaborations within RCSI, nationally and internationally to ensure our analysis addresses key topics including physical activity, exercise, movement analysis and biomechanics, injury prevention, musculoskeletal pain, multimorbidity, gait, balance and movement disorders, falls and stroke rehabilitation and paediatric obesity.

The School has a state-of-the-art Movement Research Laboratory. Measurement systems include a five MX camera Vicon motion analysis system with Nexus software, Kistler force plate, 16 Channel EMG, electrogonoiometry, hand-held dynamometry, a Biodex isokinetic dynamometer and pressure algometry.

The School has an active research profile, we currently have a number of postgraduate scholars –  including four PhDs, one MChs and 11 MSc students – working on a diverse range of funded and non-funded projects.

Explore research in population health and health services at RCSI.