Dr Emma Salt

Consultant Physiotherapist, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

About Dr Emma Salt

Emma originally qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1993. She went on to gain an MSc in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2000 at University College London and a PhD in 2014 from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Emma currently works as the Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.

In 2015, Emma was awarded ‘Clinician of the year’ (the first non-medical member of staff to achieve this award). In addition the Trust nominated her for ‘employee of the year’ to the Burton Mail Business Awards 2015 where she was one of three finalists. Most recently, in 2019, she was nominated for the Trust ‘Research and Innovation Award’ where she was again one of three finalists. She was highly commended her ability to think innovatively and lead a team.

Emma’s clinical and research areas of interest are in the management of persistent shoulder pain and differentiating cervical from shoulder pathology. She has an interest in machine learning methodologies and how this has the potential to positively affect patient care and reduce unwarranted variation in clinical practice.

Emma has published in a number of peer reviewed journals and has presented at national and international conferences. She currently is part of the scientific committee for the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER). She is a fellow for NICE. She is the Lead for the Evidence group in the grass root think –tank Musculoskeletal Reform.

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