User:Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor, MSc MCSP is a full time lecturer at the University of Nottingham and Associate lecturer at Hertford University.

He convenes the ‘Musculoskeletal Disorders & Diseases’ & 'Therapeutic Studies' UG modules and the ‘Advanced Practice Physiotherapy’ MSc module.

His Masters degree was in Sports injury and Therapy and investigated blood flow problems in elite athletes.

He contributes to Sports Medicine & Injury and the postgraduate program for Manual Therapy & is a key contributor to the new 'Sports Rehabilitation & Exercise Science' BSc at the UoN.

He is a former professional cyclist and rode the ‘Tour of Britain’ in 1988. Specialist interest in sport, manual therapy and clinical reasoning with a particular emphasis on vascular issues, haemodynamics and risk assessment in the cervical spine.

He has written 3 book chapters, over 20 peer reviewed articles and lectures World-wide.

Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine and the Medico-Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Expert witness - for cases involving altered haemodynamics and clinical negligence

Specialties: Physiotherapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, sports injury, sports medicine, manual therapy, haemodynamics, risk, neuromusculoskeletal, sports medicine, clinical reasoning, academic writing, medico-legal

Website/Blog - Twitter @Tayloralanj


Alan J Taylor

About Me

Lecturer - University of Nottingham, Physiotherapist, researcher, haemodynamics, Cx spine, clinical reasoning, education, EBM.

Journalist (No Depression Blog, Maverick-UK)

Writer (songs, blogs)

Cycling - Ex-professional cyclist. 'Tour of Britain' rider (1988)



MCSP (Nottingham)

MSc (Manchester)

Professional Affiliations




Kerry R 2002 Pre-manipulative procedures for the cervical spine – new guidelines and a time for dialectics: knowledge, risks, evidence and consent. Physiotherapy 88 (7): 417-420
Taylor AJ and Kerry R 2005 Neck pain and headache as a result internal carotid artery dissection; Implications for clinicians. Manual Therapy 10(1): 73-77
Taylor AJ, Kerry R, 2005 Headache and neck pain. A sign of underlying vascular pathology? In Touch 114(4); 2-8)
Kerry R, Taylor AJ 2006 Masterclass: Cervical arterial dysfunction assessment and manual therapy. Manual Therapy 11(3):243-253
Taylor AJ, Kerry R 2008 Challenging editorial wisdom and raising the VBI debate. Manual Therapy 13(3) e5
Kerry R, Taylor AJ, Mitchell JM, McCarthy C, Brew J. 2008 Manual therapy and cervical arterial dysfunction – directions for the future. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy 16(1): 39-48
Taylor AJ, Kerry R. 2008 How to recognise vascular flow problems in athletes – a clinical reasoning exercise. Sportex Medicine.
Kerry R, Taylor AJ. 2008 Arterial pathology and cervicocranial pain – differential diagnosis for manual therapists and medical practitioners. International Musculoskeletal Medicine 30(2): 70-77
Kerry R, Taylor AJ, Mitchell, JM, McCarthy C. 2008. Cervical arterial dysfunction and manual therapy: A critical literature review to inform professional practice. Manual Therapy 13(4): 278-288
Kerry R, Taylor AJ 2009 Cervical arterial dysfunction: knowledge and reasoning for manual physical therapists. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 39(5):378-387
Taylor AJ, Kerry R 2010 A systems based approach to risk assessement of the cervical spine prior to manual therapy. Interntaional Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 13(3):85-93
Taylor AJ, Kerry R 2013 Vascular profiling: Should manual therapists take blood pressure? Manual Therapy. 18(4):351-353
Rushton A, Rivett D, Carlesso L, Flynn T, Hing W, Kerry R, International framework for examination of the cervical region for potential of cervical arterial dysfunction prior to orthopaedic manual therapy intervention, Manual Therapy 2013, doi:10.1016/j.math.2013.11.005.
Taylor AJ, Kerry R 2005 Vascular syndromes presenting as pain of spinal origin. Chapter 36 in: Jull G, Boyling J (eds) Grieve’s Modern Manual Therapy, 3rd edition. p517-532 Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, London
Kerry R, Taylor AJ 2010 Haemodynamics. Chapter 6 in: McCarthy C (ed) Combined Movement Theory. Elsevier, London


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