Steven Ross

Lecturer in Sports Therapy & Kinesiology

Research Group and Institute

  • Sports Injuries Research Group – Edge Hill University
  • Hamstring Injury Research Group – University of Salford

Profile

Steven Ross is a lecturer in Sports Therapy and Kinesiology within the Department of Sport and Physical Activity. Steven has a key interest in the biomechanics of sports injuries and is an active researcher in the field of hamstring muscle strain injury.

Steven joined Edge Hill in 2017 having worked as the programme leader for BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy at Southampton Solent University and the programme leader for FdSc Sports Therapy at York College. He completed his MSc*D in Movement Science and Multimodal Rehabilitation at Teesside University, having completed his PGDip in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector at Leeds Beckett University and BSc (hons) in Sports Therapy at Teesside University. Steven is currently doing his PhD in Biomechanics at the University of Salford.

Research

Steven’s research interests stem from his time working as a Sports Therapist in professional football and focuses on training for the reduction of hamstring muscle strain injury. Steven’s key interests in the area pertain to the loading mechanisms of hamstring training exercises and their effects on muscle activity, joint moments and how loading may affect muscle strength and architectural adaptation.

External Engagement

Steven’s external engagement activities include:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Sports Science Research Group at the University of Salford.

Selected Publications

  • McMahon, J. J., Jones, P. A., Ripley, N. J., Ross, S., Owen, C. and Comfort, P. (2018). Abstract: Force characteristics of the Nordic hamstring exercise: between-trial reliability. 8th World Congress of Biomechanics
  • McMahon, J. J., Jones, P. A., Ripley, N. J., Ross, S., Owen, C. and Comfort, P, (2018). Abstract: Force characteristics of the Nordic hamstring exercise: bilateral comparison. 8th World Congress of Biomechanics
  • Ross, S. and Kandasamy, G, (2017). The Effects of ‘Tack and Floss’ Active Joint Mobilisation on Ankle Dorsiflexion Range of Motion using Voodoo Floss Bands. Journal of Physical Therapy. ISSN 2079-9209 (In Press)
  • Dowell, H. and Ross, S, (2017). The Effects of Leg Spiral Kinesiology Tape Technique on Postural Sway in Clients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Quantitative Preliminary Study. Journal of Physical Therapy. ISSN 2079-9209 (In Press)
  • Ross, S. (2012). Comparative study of aquatic-based and land-based muscle power training effects on muscle power output. Journal of Sports Therapy. 8 (0).