Chartered Physiotherapist Salford School of Physiotherapy 1984
Diploma of Teacher in Physiotherapy (DipTP) Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 1991
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Certificate in Education (HE/FE) University of Manchester 1991
MA in Industrial Relations, University of Keele 1994
PhD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting University of Manchester 2003
I qualified from the Salford School of Physiotherapy in 1984. I have been a clinical and academic physiotherapist since that time. I have worked as an academic from 1989 at the Bradford School of Physiotherapy (student teacher), Lecturer, Manchester School of Physiotherapy (affiliated to the University of Manchester), Lecturer, the School of Nursing Midwifery and Social work at the University of Manchester and currently as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Unit Lead for the following units:
Approaches to Neurological Rehabilitation (Post Grad Masters' Programme)
Dissertation (Pre Registration Masters' Programme)
Critical Thinking Project (BSc in Physiotherapy (Hons)
My research interests centre on intervention studies assessing the effect of physiotherapy on stroke, Guillain-Barré syndrome and migraine headache. My clinical interests are in musculo-skeletal and neurological disorders. I am the author of 13 peer reviewed publications in national and international journals.
I. Davidson, K. Crooks, L. Newington, M. Pilling, C. Todd (2018). Assessing the feasibility of mobilisation of C0–C3 cervical segments to reduce headache in migraineurs. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 25(8), pp.382-394.
R. Chaplin, I. Davidson (2016). What are the experiences of people with dementia in employment?. Dementia (London). 15(2), pp.147-161.
V. Stafford, S. Greenhalgh, I. Davidson (2014). Why do patients with Simple Mechanical Back Pain seek Urgent Care?. Physiotherapy. 100(1), pp.66-72.
R. Stockley, T. Walton, S. Bressinden, M. Campbell, I. Davidson (2013). Reported fatigue in people after Guillain-Barré Syndrome: a retrospective national survey in the UK. Italian Journal of Physiotherapy (now Archives of Physiotherapy). 3(4), pp.154-160.
R. Stockley, T. Walton, S. Brissenden, M. Campbell, I. Davidson (2013). Reported fatigue in people after Guillain-Barré Syndrome: a retrospective national survey in the UK. Italian journal of Phsyiotherapy (now Archives of Physiotherapy). 3(4), pp.154-160.
I. Davidson, C. Wilson, T. Walton, S. Brissenden, M. Campbell, et al. (2010). What constitutes a 'good' recovery outcome in post-acute Guillain-Barré syndrome? Results of a nationwide survey of post-acute GBS sufferers in the United Kingdom. Eur J Neurol. 17(5), pp.677-683.
I. Davidson, C. Wilson, T. Walton, S. Brissenden (2009). Physiotherapy and Guillain-Barré syndrome: results of a national survey. Physiotherapy. 95(3), pp.157-163.
T. Walton, M. Vincent, J. Richards, I. Davidson (2005). Usefulness of digital gait analysis for assessing patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 12(9), pp.388-395.
I. Davidson, VF. Hillier, K. Waters, T. Walton, J. Booth (2005). A study to assess the effect of nursing interventions at the weekend for people with stroke. Clin Rehabil. 19(2), pp.126-137.
J. Booth, VF. Hillier, KR. Waters, I. Davidson (2005). Effects of a stroke rehabilitation education programme for nurses. J Adv Nurs. 49(5), pp.465-473.
I. Davidson, VF. Hillier (2002). Comparison of Four Methods of Allocation for Clinical Trials with Small Sample Sizes. Physiotherapy. 88(12), pp.722-729.
I. Davidson, J. Booth, VF. Hillier, K. Waters (2001). Inter-rater reliability of rehabilitation nurses and therapists. British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 8(12), pp.462-467.
K. Waters, D. Allsopp, I. Davidson, A. Dennis (2001). Sources of support for older people after discharge from hospital: 10 years on. J Adv Nurs. 33(5), pp.575-582.
I. Davidson, K. Waters (2000). Physiotherapists Working with Stroke Patients. Physiotherapy. 86(2), pp.69-80.
My clinical interests are in Musculo-Skeletal therapy and Neurology. I have wored in Private Practice for 22 years and has worked as a senior physiotherapist in neurology in NHS hospitals in Burnley, Bradford, Gibraltar and Salford.
In neurology, I am trained in the Bobath approach. I am highly experienced in the treatment of stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease and have treated patient both in the public and private sectors. I also have a great deal of experience treating patients with musculo-skeletal disorders in both the public and private sectors. Ian's still maintains a clinical caseload at the Clinic at MMU.
I have also, for the past 3 years, been a serving member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's Technology Appraisal Committee D.
I have served on several professional committees & boards and is currently is a panel member of the fitness to practice committee at the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC).