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Mr Paul Muckelt BSc, MSc

Research Fellow within the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis in Health Sciences, University of Southampton

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Paul Muckelt is a Research Fellow within the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis and Health Sciences, University of Southampton.

Paul Graduated from Chichester University with an undergraduate degree in Sports Therapy and a Master’s degree in Sports and Exercise Biomechanics.

Research interests

  • The biomechanics of movement and physiology of motor control.
  • Understanding the implementation and uses of Movement Screening tools.
  • The importance of physical activity and the barriers to adherence and participation.
  • Prevention and rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal  injuries.
  • The use of technology (e.g Myoton and Ultrasound imaging) for understanding muscle characteristics and health in various populations.
  • Muscle tone and characteristics in long duration space flight (Myoton)

Our Theme: Active Living
Our Group: Active Living for Health

Affiliate research group

Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis

Research project(s)

Novel technology for assessing muscle tone and mechanical properties: MyotonPRO

Assessing muscle tone in patients with neurological conditions

This collaborative project with Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana is examining the robustness of the MyotonPRO device to measure muscle tone, and monitor effects of physiotherapy treatments in stroke and Parkinson’s disease patients in a clinical setting in Africa.

Strength and Balance in Older Golfers

This study aims to determine if playing golf is associated with good strength and balance in older recreational golfers. This will help determine if golf meets World Health Organization recommendations and can be adopted on referral and social prescribing schemes.

MOTH Project 1: Maintaining physical activity through the use of digital interventions for people with a long-term condition/s (LTCs): A scoping review

This scoping review aims to explore the range of available literature on digital tools to support the maintenance of physical activity for people with LTCs. This review will identify the theoretical underpinnings of these interventions and the experiences, barriers and facilitators of those using them.

MOTH Project 2: Exploring the factors that facilitate and hinder the implementation of digital tools for self-management of long-term conditions within existing healthcare structures and pathways

This project explores the barriers and facilitators to implementing digital tools for self-management of long-term conditions (LTC) with NHS commissioners, General Practitioners and LTC Specialists. A review of policy recommendations for the implementation of these digital tools is also being undertaken.

MOTH Project 3: Service evaluation of exercise referral schemes (Southampton (Falls) & Winchester (Stroke) schemes)

Exercise referral schemes (ERS) provide group-based activity for people with a health condition or at risk of developing a condition. This project uses a protocol developed by the MOTH Programme to evaluate such schemes.

Muscle Tone in Space (Myotones Project)

Changes in astronauts' muscles are being monitored during their six-month stay on the International Space Station. Novel technologies are used to measure the tone and size of muscles. Researchers guide astronauts via a live video link to carry out testing.

Warm up exercise programmes in youth football to improve movement quality

Football is very popular, with over 265 million players worldwide. Physical activity is important for good health and warming up before activity can prevent injuries so that the activity is performed safely. Use of warm-up programmes is limited and injuries can lead to problems in the long-term, such as osteoarthritis. This study aims to examine how warm-up exercise programmes can prevent injuries and improve performance.

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