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Neil Artz

Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science

Contact Details


tel: 01905 542814

Neil is a chartered physiotherapist with over 13 year’s clinical experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Neil joined the University of Worcester Sports Therapy team in October 2015.

Neil has previously worked as a Spinal specialist in the NHS and also worked as head academy physiotherapist at Bristol City FC. Neil is actively engaged in on-going knee research and collaborates with researchers at North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol. 


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Plymouth University (2014)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Bristol. Thesis title: Sensorimotor function and dysfunction in the cervical spine (2011)
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Southampton (2002)
  • BSc (Hons) Anatomical Sciences, Cardiff University (1999)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research


  • Functional Anatomy
  • Musculoskeletal clinical assessment and treatment
  • Research skills
  • Biomechanics

Research Grants:

University of Worcester Vacational Research Assistant. A comparative study of spinal biomechanics, muscle activity & upper extremity posture when using the two most globally popular desk-top sit-stand workstations.

2015 - Wylde V, Artz N, Beswick A, Lenguerrand E, Marques E, Murray J, Parwez T, Gooberma-Hill R, Blom A. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of outpatient physiotherapy after knee replacement: a randomised controlled trial. Funding body: National Institute of Healthcare Research Research for Patient Benefit (NIHR RfPB). £340,507.00.

2013 - Artz N, Robinson J, Murray J, Porteous A. Accelerated versus non-accelerated rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (AVON-ACL study).Funding body: North Bristol NHS Trust. £6731.00

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Health and Care Professions Council (PH62414)

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine



Wylde V, Artz N, Marques E, Erik Lenguerrand E, Dixon S, Beswick A, Burston A, Murray J, Parwez T, Blom A, Gooberman-Hill R (2016). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of outpatient physiotherapy after knee replacement for osteoarthritis: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 17:289. DOI 10.1186/s13063-016-1418-x.

Blom A, Artz N, Beswick A, Burston A, Dieppe P, Elvers K, Gooberman-Hill R, Horwood J, Jepson P, Johnson E, Lenguerrand E, Marques E, Noble S, Pyke M, Sackley C, Sands G, Sayers A, Wells V, Wylde V (2016). Improving patients’ experience and outcome of total joint replacement: the RESTORE programme Programme Grants for Applied Research 4(12) DOI 10.3310/pgfar04120

Artz N, Dixon S, Wylde V Marques E, Lenguerrand E, Blom A, Gooberman-Hill R (2016). Comparison of group-based outpatient physiotherapy with usual care after total knee replacement: A feasibility study for a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. DOI:

Forster-Horváth C, Artz N, Hassaballa MA, Robinson JR, Porteous AJ, Murray JR, Newman JH (2016). Survivorship and clinical outcome of the minimally invasive Uniglide medial fixed bearing, all-polyethylene tibia, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty at a mean follow-up of 7.3years.. Knee 23(6):981-986. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2016.07.003.               

Artz N, Hassaballa M, Mihok P, Robinson J, Porteous A, Murray J (2015). Patient reported kneeling ability in fixed or mobile bearing knee arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. DOI:

Artz N, Adams MA, Dolan P (2015). Sensorimotor function of the cervical spine in healthy volunteers. Clinical Biomechanics; 30(3):260-268.

Artz N, Elvers K, Minns Lowe C, Sackley C, Jepson P, Beswick A (2015). Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise following total knee replacement: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Musculoskeletal disorders; 16:15 DOI 10.1186/s12891-015-0469-6. 10.

Wylde V, Marques E, Artz N, Blom A, Gooberman-Hill R (2014). A group-based pain self-management course for patients undergoing total hip replacement: results of a feasibility randomised controlled trial. Trials; 15:176.

Smith JRA, Robinson JR, Murray JRD, Porteous AJ, Hassaballa MA, Artz N, Newman JH (2013). Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty - Short to Midterm Survivorship and Knee Scores at Minimum 5-Year Follow-up. The Knee; 21(4):843-847.

Tasker A, Hassaballa M, Murray J, Lancaster, S, Artz N, Harries W, Porteous A, (2013). Minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty; a pragmatic randomised controlled trial reporting outcomes up to 2 year follow up. The Knee; 21(1):189-193.

Artz N, Dixon S, Wylde V, Beswick A, Blom A, Gooberman-Hill R (2013). Physiotherapy provision following discharge after total hip and total knee replacement: a survey of current practice at high volume NHS hospitals in England and Wales. Musculoskeletal Care; 11(1):31-38.

Hassaballa M, Artz N, Weale A, Porteous A (2012). Alteration in skin sensation following knee arthroplasty and its impact on kneeling ability: a comparison of three common surgical incisions. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc; 20(10):1983-1987.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

  • Reviewer for Journal of Arthroplasty
  • Reviewer for Annals of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Reviewer for Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Reviewer for The Open Pain Journal
  • Honourable editor EC Orthopaedics
  • Grant reviewer for the Dunhill Trust
  • Reviewer for Physiotherapy Journal
  • Reviewer for Physical Therapy
  • Reviewer for Journal of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy
  • Reviewer for The Knee
  • Grant reviewer for Orthopaedic Research UK