Stephen Bateman

Job Title and Responsibilities

  • Award Leader Sports Therapy

  • Lecturer

  • Admission Tutor Sport & Exercise

About Me

Graduated in 1998 from University of Wales, Bangor.
Practicing sports therapy since 1994.
Former director and head therapist of BackOnTrack UK Ltd Sports Therapy Clinics.
Extensive field and clinical experience at both elite and recreational level sports.


  • Injury Assessment

  • Soft Tissue Therapy

  • Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation

  • Lower limb coordination and relationship to chronic injury

Enterprise and Commercial Activities

Manage Staffordshire University Sports Therapy (SUST) Clinic

Research Interests

Co-ordination of knee, hip and ankle joints within functional movement patterns and their relationship with common chronic complaints.
Adherence to rehabilitation programmes in elite and recreational athletes

Selected Publications

Woodward, K.A., Unnithan, V.B., Bateman S.J. and Hopkins, N.D. Effect of Kinesiology Tape on Forearm Blood Flow in Elite Adolescent Soccer Players.  European College of Sports Science Conference, Barcelona, Spain, June 2013.

Current Teaching

Level 4 – Foundations in Sports Therapy
Level 4 – Rehabilitation Tools and Sports Massage
Level 4 – Developing Research Skills in Sport and Exercise
Level 5 – Sports Injury Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation
Level 5 – Research and Graduate Employment in Sport and Exercise
Level 6 – Sports Therapy Practice
Level 6 – Professional Placement in Sports Therapy
Level 6 – Research and Professional Development


Stephen Bateman
School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise (U/G Awards in Sport & Exercise)
Faculty of Health and Sciences
Brindley Building
Leek Road
Stoke on Trent

t: +44 (0)1782 295910