Laura Finucane is a consultant musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the UK specialising in spinal conditions. She is the education and training lead for advanced practitioners and physiotherapists ensuring clinicians maintain their competency and expertise to deliver the service. She also provides clinical support to advanced practitioners from other professions specialising in musculoskeletal conditions. Clinically she manages patients with back pain working closely with the spinal surgeons, directly listing patients for surgical intervention when necessary. She is affiliated to the University of Brighton and is an external examiner and tutor for the masters course leading to membership to the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). She is a clinical mentor to students on placement in clinical practice for a number of universities. Laura’s special interest is in serious pathologies of the spine and she has presented nationally and internationally on this subject. She has written a number of papers related to serious pathology and teaches at a postgraduate level. She is the Vice President of The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).
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