Research Unpacked: Matthew Buckthorpe PhD – Part 1 – Rate of Force Development

Episode 107: In this Research Unpacked episode Alistair McKenzie chats to Matthew Buckthorpe PhD. Matt is a British Sport Scientist, S&C Coach, University lecturer and Researcher specialising in late-stage and on-field rehabilitation. He completed his PhD at Loughbourgh University looking into the neural determinants of Rate of force development. In this first of three episodes Matt will begin by discussing his PhD research RFD and its implications for rehab and performance. In parts two and three Matt will discuss his more recent clinical commentary about high-quality on-field rehabilitation which combine with his academic and practical experience through 3 great conversations. 

Papers Discussed in Part-One:

Buckthorpe & Roi, (2019) The time has come to incorporate a greater focus on rate of force development training in the sports injury rehabilitation process 

Buckthorpe et al., (2014) Central fatigue contributes to the greater reductions in explosive than maximum strength with high intensity fatigue

Folland et al., (2013) Human capacity for explosive force production: Neural and contractile determinants

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Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.