My two real passions in musculoskeletal medicine are overuse injuries which often involve tendons and spinal pain (low back pain, neck pain, whiplash).
Currently I am undertaking a PhD into Achilles Tendon disorders. A PhD is a research doctorate normally taking 3 years full time or 5-7 years part-time. My work is trying to determine the incidence of Achilles tendon disorders in UK runners and also what factors caused the disorder (risk factors). I have also completed some studies to determine why exercise helps the condition in an attempt to develop better treatment approach.
I strongly recommend any runners check out the www.running-physio.com website for excellent information on training, injury prevention and self treatment.
I will hopefully find time between family, work and research to update this website.