Jonathan Williams

Dr Jonathan Williams

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Royal London House R602, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Biography

Dr Williams received training both in the UK and Australia and has emerged as a prominent researcher in the field of Physiotherapy and Biomechanics. He enjoys the challenge of experimental measurement and is passionate about the fusion of Physiotherapy with Engineering.

Having joined BU as a Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Jon brings a wealth of clinical and academic experience. He received his BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Southampton, Master of Manipulative Therapy degree from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Roehampton, London. He has held positions in the University of Brighton and visiting research fellowships within the engineering department of Cardiff University and School of Healthcare Studies, University of Southampton.

Jon has a keen interest in the use of engineering principles to solve biomechanical and clinical problems. This has been applied to create novel measurement solutions for motion analysis which has been applied to many body regions...

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Journal Articles

  • Williams, J. and Bentman, S., 2017. Corrigendum to “An investigation into the reliability and variability of wobble board performance in a healthy population using the SMARTwobble instrumented wobble board” [Physical Therapy in Sport vol. 15/3 (2014) 143–147]. PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT, 25, 108.
  • Williams, J.M., Dorey, C., Clark, S. and Clark, C., 2017. The within-day and between-day reliability of using sacral accelerations to quantify balance performance (vol 17, pg 45, 2015). PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT, 25, 106-107.
  • Clark, C.J., Clark, S., Dorey, C. and Williams, J., 2016. Correlation of the functional difficulties questionnaire (FDQ-9) with dynamic balance using the SMART instrumented wobbleboard. PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT, 21, 68-74.
  • Swaminathan, R., Williams, J.M., Jones, M.D. and Theobald, P.S., 2016. A kinematic analysis of the spine during rugby scrummaging on natural and synthetic turfs. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 34 (11), 1058-1066.
  • Alqhtani, R.S., Jones, M.D., Theobald, P.S. and Williams, J.M., 2016. Investigating the contribution of the upper and lower lumbar spine, relative to hip motion, in everyday tasks. Manual Therapy, 21, 268-273.
  • Swaminathan, R., Williams, J.M., Jones, M.D. and Theobald, P.S., 2016. The prediction of neck extensor force using surface electromyography. JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION, 29 (2), 279-285.
  • Swaminathan, R., Williams, J.M., Jones, M.D. and Theobald, P.S., 2016. Does the new rugby union scrum sequence positively influence the hooker's in situ spinal kinematics? BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med, 2 (1), e000064.
  • Learner, N.A. and Williams, J.M., 2016. Can physical activity be used to maintain cognitive function in nursing home residents with dementia? A literature review. PHYSICAL THERAPY REVIEWS, 21 (3-6), 184-191.
  • Nicholls, A. and Williams, J.M., 2016. Can the Prechtl method for the qualitative assessment of general movements be used to predict neurodevelopmental outcome, at eighteen months to three years, of infants born preterm? PHYSICAL THERAPY REVIEWS, 21 (3-6), 131-137.
  • Alqhtani, R.S., Jones, M.D., Theobald, P.S. and Williams, J.M., 2015. RELIABILITY OF AN ACCELEROMETER-BASED SYSTEM FOR QUANTIFYING MULTIREGIONAL SPINAL RANGE OF MOTION. JOURNAL OF MANIPULATIVE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL THERAPEUTICS, 38 (4), 275-281.
  • Palmer, K., Hebron, C. and Williams, J., 2015. A randomised trial into the effect of an isolated hip abductor strengthening programme and a functional motor control programme on knee kinematics and hip muscle strength. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
  • Williams, J., Dorey, C., Clark, C. and Clark, S., 2015. The within-day and between-day reliability of using sacral accelerations to quantify balance performance. Physical Therapy in Sport.
  • Dorey, C. and Williams, J., 2015. Strengthening the hip muscles in individuals with patellofemoral pain: What can be learned from the literature. Physical Therapy Reviews.
  • Alqhtani, R.S., Jones, M.D., Theobald, P.S. and Williams, J.M., 2015. Correlation of Lumbar-Hip Kinematics between Trunk Flexion and Other Functional Tasks. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 38 (6), 442-447.
  • Jones, M.D., Martin, P.S., Williams, J., Kemp, A.M. and Theobald, P., 2014. Development of a computational biomechanical infant model for the investigation of infant head injury by shaking. Medicine, Science and the Law.
  • Williams, J., Haq, I. and Lee, R.Y., 2014. An experimental study investigating the effect of pain relief from oral analgesia on lumbar range of motion, velocity, acceleration and movement irregularity. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15 (304), 1-9.
  • Williams, J. and Bentman, S., 2014. An investigation into the reliability and variability of wobble board performance in a healthy population using the SMARTwobble instrumented wobble board. Physical Therapy in Sport, 15 (3), 143-147.
  • Williams, J., Theobald, P.S. and Jones, M.D., 2014. Does the presence of a vertical barrier influence sagittal spinal curvature or range of motion in young females? Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 27 (1), 71-75.
  • Williams, J., 2014. Is Student Knowledge of Anatomy Affected by a Problem-Based Learning Approach? A Review. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2 (4), 108-112.
  • Cuesta-Vargas, A. and Williams, J., 2014. Inertial sensor real-time feedback enhances the learning of cervical spine manipulation: a prospective study. BMC Medical Education, 14, 120.
  • Williams, J. and Cuesta-Vargas, A., 2014. Quantification of prone thoracic manipulation using inertial sensor-derived accelerations. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 37 (4), 230-235.
  • Williams, J.M., Haq, I. and Lee, R.Y., 2013. A novel approach to the clinical evaluation of differential kinematics of the lumbar spine. Manual Therapy, 18 (2), 130-135.
  • Williams, J.M., Haq, I. and Lee, R.Y., 2013. An investigation into the onset, pattern, and effects of pain relief on lumbar extensor electromyography in people with acute and chronic low back pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 36 (2), 91-100.
  • Williams, J.M. and Cuesta-Vargas, A.I., 2013. An investigation into the kinematics of 2 cervical manipulation techniques. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 36 (1), 20-26.
  • Williams, J., Haq, I. and Lee, R.Y., 2013. The effect of pain relief on dynamic changes in lumbar curvature. Manual Therapy, 18 (2), 149-154.
  • Williams, J., Haq, I. and Lee, R., 2012. Dynamic lumbar curvature measurement in acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93 (11), 2094-2099.
  • Theobald, P., Jones, M. and Williams, J.M., 2012. Do inertial sensors represent a viable method to reliably measure cervical spine range of motion? Manual Therapy, 17 (1), 92-96.
  • Stamos-Papastamos, N., Petty, N. and Williams, J.M., 2011. Changes in bending stiffness and lumbar spine range of movement following lumbar mobilization and manipulation. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 34 (1), 46-53.
  • Cuesta-Vargas, A. and Williams, J.M., 2011. Estudio de la cinemática y fiabilidad inter e intraterapeutas de la manipulacion vertebral cervical basada en sensores inerciales. Study of kinematics and intra- and inter-therapists of the cervical spinal manipulation based on inertial sensors. Fisioterapia, 33 (1), 25-30.
  • Cuesta-Vargas, A., Galan-Mercant, A. and Williams, J.M., 2010. Systematic Review The use of inertial sensors system for human motion analysis. Physical Therapy Reviews, 15 (6), 462-473.
  • Williams, J.M., 2010. Dynamic measurement of lumbar curvature using fibre-optic sensors. Medical Engineering and Physics, 32, 1043-1049.
  • Williams, J.M., Haq, I. and Lee, R.Y., 2010. Is pain the cause of altered biomechanical functions in back pain sufferers? Human Movement Science, 29, 311-325.
  • Edmondston, S.J., Chan, H.Y., Ngai, G.C.W., Warren, L.R., Williams, J.M., Glennon, S. and Netto, K., 2007. Postural neck pain: An investigation of habitual sitting posture, perception of 'good' posture and cervicothoracic kinaesthesia. Manual Therapy, 12, 363-371.

Conferences

  • Swaminathan, R., Jones, M., Williams, J. and Theobald, P., 2104. An assessment of the effect of the new rugby union engagement laws on the spinal kinematics of the hooker. In: 7th World Congress of Biomechanics 2014 Boston, USA.
  • Bewes, R., Williams, J. and Callaway, A., 2016. Quantifying the Static Shoulder Stability Test using Accelerometers. In: International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) 4-8 July 2016 Glasgow.
  • Williams, J., Haq, I. and Lee, R.Y., 2016. The effects of pain-relief of gait symmetry in individuals with acute and chronic low back pain. In: Physiotherapy Research Society 16 April 2016 Leicester.
  • Williams, J. and Kohout, O., 2016. Can a Tibial mounted accelerometer detect differences in lower limb impact across different footwear. In: Physiotherapy Research Society 16 April 2016 Leicester.
  • Williams, J., Clark, C. and Clark, S., 2015. The clinical measurement of balance using accelerometry: Within- and between-day reliability. In: Physiotherapy Research Society 24 April 2015 Leicester. Mark Allen Healthcare.
  • Williams, J., 2015. An investigation in to the use of inertial sensors to quantify joint position sense. In: Physiotherapy Research Society 24 April 2015 Leicester. Mark Allen Healthcare.
  • Williams, J., 2015. The learning of higher order manual therapy through real-time feedback. In: Physiotherapy Research Society Conference 24 April 2015 Leicester. Mark Allen Healthcare.
  • Williams, J., 2015. How to strengthen the hip muscles in individuals with patellofemoral pain: What can be learned from the literature? In: Physiotherapy Research Society Conference 24 April 2015 Leicester. Mark Allen Healthcare.
  • Williams, J. and Clark, C., 2015. Is there a correlation between wobble board performance and static balance performance? In: Physiotherapy Research Society Conference 24 April 2015 Leicester. Mark Allen Healthcare.
  • Williams, J. and Senington, B., 2015. How does playing surface affect tibial acceleration during fast bowling in cricket? In: Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics 12-18 July 2015 Glasgow.
  • Williams, J., 2015. Is there a correlation between wobble board performance and static balance performance? In: Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics 12 July 2015 Glasgow.
  • Chapman, J.A. and Williams, J.W., 2015. Critical reflective practice and continuing professional development: Box ticking or deep learning? In: 17th International WCPT Congress, World Physical Therapy 1-4 May 2015 Singapore.
  • Clark, C.J., Clark, S. and Williams, J., 2015. Assessing construct validity of the functional difficulties questionnaire (FDQ-9) for assessing developmental coordination disorder (DCD)/Dyspraxia in adults. In: World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 1 May 2015 Singapore.
  • Alqhtani, R., Jones, M., Theobald, P. and Williams, J., 2014. A novel method to evaluate the viability of 3A sensor measurements of primary motions for six cephalo-caudal regions and demonstrate range of motion for each particular region in 3D. In: International Conference on Spinal Manipulation 25-27 August 2013 Phoenix, USA.
  • Senington, B., Lee, R.Y. and Williams, J., 2014. The classification of cricket playing surface firmness using acceleration data. In: BASES 5 April 2014 Portsmouth.
  • Swaminathan, R., Jones, M.D., Williams, J.M. and Theobald, P.S., 2014. An assessment of the effect of the new Rugby Union engagement laws on the Lumbar Spine kinematics of the hooker. In: BASES 5 April 2014 Portsmouth.
  • Swaminathan, R., Jones, M.D., Williams, J.M. and Theobald, P.S., 2014. Electromyography of the Cervical spine during machine and live scrimmaging. In: BASES 5 April 2014 Portsmouth.
  • Alqhtani, R., Theobald, P., Jones, M. and Williams, J., 2014. The reliability of a novel multi-regional spinal motion measurement device. In: Physiotherapy Research Society 33rd Scientific Meeting 2014 Norwich.
  • Alqhtani, R., Jones, M., Theobald, P. and Williams, J., 2014. Hip and Lumbar motion: Is there a correlation between flexion and functional tasks. In: Physiotherapy Research Society 33rd Scientific Meeting 2014 Norwich.
  • Williams, J., Theobald, P. and Jone, M., 2014. Infant cervical range of motion int he sagittal plane. In: Physiotehrapy Research Society 33rd Scientific Meeting 2014 Norwich.
  • Williams, J., Haq, I. and Lee, R., 2013. Movement quality: Can it be measured? In: Physiotherapy Research Society 9 April 2013 Cardiff, UK.
  • Williams, J. and Bentman, S., 2013. Quantification of wobbleboard performance. A normative data study. In: Physiotherapy Research Society 9 April 2013 Cardiff, UK.
  • Swaminathan, R., Jones, M., Williams, J., Palmer, T. and Theobald, P., 2013. The range of motion of rugby union hookers during ‘machine-based’ scrummaging. In: British Association of Sport and Exercise Science conference 26-27 March 2013 Cardiff, UK.
  • Swaminathan, R., Jones, M., Williams, J., Palmer, T. and Theobald, P., 2013. The range of spinal motion of rugby union hookers during live scrummaging. In: British Association of Sport and Exercise Science conference 26-27 March 2013 Cardiff, UK.
  • Stamos-Papastamos, N., Petty, N. and Williams, J., 2011. Changes in bending stiffness and lumbar active range of motion following lumbar mobilization and manipulation. In: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress 7-8 October 2011 Liverpool, UK.
  • Williams, J., Haq, I. and Lee, R., 2011. The effects of pain-relief on lumbar kinematics in acute low back pain. In: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress 7-8 October 2011 Liverpool, UK.
  • Williams, J., Haq, I. and Lee, R., 2011. The effects of pain-relief on sequencing behavior of acute low back pain sufferers. In: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress 7-8 October 2011 Liverpool, UK.
  • Williams, J., Haq, I. and Lee, R., 2011. A novel approach to the clinical evaluation of differential kinematics of the lumbar spine. In: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress 7-8 October 2011 Liverpool, UK.
  • Theobald, P., Jones, M. and Williams, J., 2011. The use of attitude sensors to measure cervical spine ROM. In: XXIIIrd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics 3-7 July 2011 Brussels, Belgium.
  • Williams, J., Haq, I. and Lee, R., 2011. Dynamic sagittal spinal curvature measurement in low back pain sufferers. In: XXIIIrd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics 3-7 July 2011 Brussels, Belgium.
  • Williams, J., Haq, I. and Lee, R., 2011. The effects of pain on spinal kinematics. In: XXIIIrd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics 3-7 July 2011 Brussels, Belgium.
  • Williams, J., Haq, I. and Lee, R., 2010. Dynamic measurement of lumbar curvature using fibre-optic sensors. In: International Conference of the Polish Society of Biomechanics 25-28 August 2010 Warsaw, Poland.
  • Williams, J., Haq, I. and Lee, R., 2010. Fibre-optic measurement of spinal curvature: accuracy and reliability. In: 17th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, 5-8 July 2010 Edinburgh, UK.
  • Cuesta-Vargas, A., Galan-Mercant, A. and Williams, J., 2010. Una revision sistematica del analisis del movimiento humano comparando los sensors inerciales con sistemas de video opto-electronicos (A systematic review of human motion analysis comparing inertial sensors with video based opto-electronic systems). In: XIII Congreso Nacional de Fisiotherapia 5-6 May 2010 Murcia, Spain.

PhD Students

  • Billy Senington. An investigation into the spinal kinematics and lower limb impacts during cricket fast bowling and their association with lower back pain
  • Rachael Bewes. Quantifying Upper Limb Sensorimotor Control to Investigate Relevance to Shoulder Dysfunction

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Science for Physiotherapy Practice

Grants

  • Investigation in spinal kinematics and impact during cricket fast bowling (Santander, 03 Jun 2013). Completed
  • investigating how to optimise the teaching of spinal manipulation. (University of Malaga, 27 May 2011). Completed
  • measuring and classifying spinal motion. (Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia, 06 Sep 2010). Awarded
  • investigating the influence of pain on lumbar kinematics and muscle function in acute and chronic low back pain sufferers. (Private Physiotherapy Education Foundation, 01 Aug 2007). Completed

Qualifications

  • PGCE in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2013)
  • PhD in Biomechanics (University of Roehampton, 2012)
  • Master of Manipulative Therapy in Manipulative Therapy (Curtin University of Technology, 2005)
  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (University of Southampton, 2000)

Memberships

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Member,
  • Health Care Professions Council, Member,
  • Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow,
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