User:Lucy Aird


Lucy Aird

Physiopedia Awards

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About Me


  • June 2012–present: Susan Pattison Neurological Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
    • Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in the treatment of adults & children living with neurological conditions
  • Jan 2012–present: Bollington Stroke Survivors Club
  • March 2012–present Athlete’s Angels


Experienced Healthcare Communications Freelancer taking on writing and editorial projects.

Previous experience:

  • Jan 2010–present: Editorial Freelance Work
    • Account management and editorial and writing projects for medical communications agencies; recent projects in osteoporosis, orthopaedics, hip and knee replacements, diabetes and mental health
  • May 2004–Dec 2009: AS&K Mercury Healthcare Communications – Deputy Editorial Director
    • Responsibility for, and line management of, two editorial teams in a well established medical communications agency; providing account direction and quality assurance; maintaining client, company and departmental policy and best practice
  • July 2002–April 2004: Ashley Publications Ltd – Production/Commissioning Editor
    • Managing the peer-reviewed journal Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents


2010–2012 – University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) – Distinction

Clinical Placements completed:

  • June 2010 Orthopaedics: Elderly Trauma, Elective surgery 6 weeks at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
  • August 2010 Neurology: Acute Stroke 6 weeks at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
  • November 2010 Paediatrics: Community and Inpatient 6 weeks at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
  • April 2011 Respiratory: Surgical High Care Unit 6 weeks at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
  • August 2011 Musculoskeletal: Outpatients Department 6 weeks at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester
1998–2002 – University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

BSc (Hons) Pharmacology 2(i)

Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; membership number: 090358
  • Health Professions Council; registration number: PH 98511
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN); membership number: 9733
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSM); membership number: 13440

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Physiotherapy publications

  • Aird L, et al. Quadriceps muscle elasticity, tone and stiffness in older males: Reliability and symmetry using the MyotonPRO. Arch Gerontol Geriatr (In Press) 2012.
  • Aird L, et al. Quadriceps muscle elasticity, tone and stiffness in older males: Reliability and symmetry using the MyotonPRO. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at Physiotherapy 2012; Liverpool, October 2012.
  • Agyapong-Badu, S., Aird, L., Bailey, L., Mooney, K., Mullix, J., Warner, M., Samuel, D. and Stokes, M., 2011. Inter-rater reliability of measuring skeletal muscle viscoelastic properties using the MyotonPRO device. Clin. Biomechan. (article in preparation).

Other publications

  • Hammond LC, et al. Chronic hypoxia up-regulates expression of adenosine A1 receptors in DDT1-MF2 cells. Biochem Pharmacol. 2004;67:421–6.


Jan 2011–present:

  • Publications Manager

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