Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith (4)

Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

Department of Allied Health

Contact Details

email: g.smith@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542619

Gordon Smith joined the University of Worcester in June 2013 to take up his first undergraduate lecturing post. Gordon has over 30 years experience as a clinical physiotherapist. He has worked in a variety of locations including the USA and New Zealand. He has been a Physiotherapy Team Leader, working in the NHS in Worcestershire for over 20 years. Gordon has been actively involved in promoting a 5:1 placement model in the MSK OP clinic where he is based at Evesham Community hospital. Gordon has previously been a Fellow of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine which involved post graduate lecturing to physiotherapists and doctors.


MSc Orthopaedic Medicine

Grad Dip Physiotherapy MCSP

Teaching & Research

Gordon’s area of interest is primarily in the field of assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Gordon will be leading the first year module on the Principles of Physiotherapy Practice 1 and the third year module on Enhancing Employability.

Professional Bodies

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Previous Fellow of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine



Arithoppah, R., Caldwell K & Smith, G (2016) A survey to explore the current use of injection therapy as part of a conservative treatment plan for degenerative meniscal lesions within UK based, injection trained physiotherapy members of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine. International Musculoskeletal Medicine         

Ferdinand, N and Smith G (2014) A survey comparing the perceptions of physiotherapists and podiatrists in the management of plantar fasciitis Int Journ of Therapy and Rehabilitation 21:11 526-538    

Smith, G; Meadows, S; Myers, J; Reynolds, J and Woodhead, P (2014) Review of injection therapy clinics performed by physiotherapists working in primary care International Musculoskeletal Medicine 36: 4 150-153

Smith, G (2011) Review of steroid-only injection therapy clinics performed by a physiotherapist working in primary care International Musculoskeletal Medicine 33:2 61-63

Formosa, G and Smith G (2011) Transverse frictional massage for plantar fasciitis: a clinical pilot trial. International Musculoskeletal Medicine

McCarthy, C. (2006) Priorities for research into the neurovascular complications of cervical spine and manual therapy. Roger Kerry, Gordon Smith and John Brew Report from the MACP Chair on a discussion session at the 2004 CSP AGM A session chaired by Chris McCarthy, Manual Therapy. 11. p.85-86.

Smith, G. (2006) Injection therapy and a home care programme in the management of plantar fasciitis: a pilot study. Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine. 28. 2 p.74-79.

Smith, G. (2001) Injection therapy for osteoarthritis of the trapeziofirst-metacarpal joint. Case study. ACPOM Journal. XII, p.41-45.

Featured in the book "Extraordinary" celebrating 60 years of the NHS. NHS Employers p.108-109.

External Responsibilities

Physiotherapy Team Leader at Herefordshire and Worcestershire health and care NHS trust.