Dr Konstantinos Papadopoulos

Lecturer (Allied and Public Health)

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Department:Allied and Public Health

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Physiotherapy , Sport & Exercise Sciences , Health and social care

Konstantinos (Kostas) has a background in physiotherapy, exercise rehabilitation and healthcare sciences and has taught a variety of subjects in physiotherapy and allied health professions since 2010.

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ResearhGate: Konstantinos Papadopoulos
Email: Kostas.Papadopoulos@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Having a background in Physiotherapy, Kostas has always been interested in sports injuries, thus, he decided to expand his knowledge by studying an MSc course in Exercise Rehabilitation. During this course he contacted his first clinical study on knee pain. On successful completion of his MSc course he applied for a PhD Studentship in Healthcare Sciences and aimed to evaluate applied physiotherapy practice in NHS physiotherapy departments.

Kostas is currently involved in Paramedic Sciences teaching Research Methodology Design and Process and Applied Anatomy and Physiology and leading undergraduate and postgraduate students to thesis projects.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Greek

Research interests

Kostas has a significant focus on the evaluation of applied physiotherapy practice in managing musculoskeletal conditions of the lower limb. He has a broad methodological background in qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method studies, in different patient populations whilst his area of expertise is knee pain. Over the last 8 years he has been running research as a principal investigator in hospital, lab and academic environments.

Areas of research supervision

  • Research focus on Musculoskeletal conditions of upper and lower limb
  • Great interest in patellofemoral pain syndrome assessment and treatment
  • Previous research focused on the validation and cultural adaption of outcome measures i.e. questionnaires and scales for lower limb assessment and clinical tests
  • Significant interest in physiotherapy modalities in musculoskeletal conditions such as tennis elbow and knee pain
  • Keen on motional analysis research, Dynamometers, kinesio taping
  • Area of expertise: Kinesiology and Kinesiotherapy
  • Interest in qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method studies, review of reviews

Teaching

  • MOD 001742 - Research Methodology Design and Process
  • MOD 004209 – Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Qualifications

  • PhD in Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
  • MSc in Exercise Rehabilitation, Bangor University
  • BSc in Physiotherapy, ATEI Thessaloniki

Selected recent publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

K. Papadopoulos, L. Nardi, M. Antoniadou, A. Constantinou, A.Chimonidou D Stasinopoulos. ‘Greek adaption and validation of the Anterior Knee Pain Scale‘ (2016) Disability and Rehabilitation Published online Apr 6:1-5.

D. Stasinopoulos, K. Papadopoulos, D. Lamnisos, A. Stergioulas. ‘LLLT for the management of patients with ankylosing spondylitis’. (2016) Lasers in Medical Science, (2016) Vol 31 pp459-469 DOI: 10.1007/s10103-016-1874-2.

D. Stasinopoulos, K. Papadopoulos, D. Lamnisos "The use of Bioptron light (polarized, polychromatic, non-coherent) therapy for the treatment of acute ankle sprains" (2016) Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI:10.3109/09638288.2016.1146357. Published online: 04 Mar 2016

K. Papadopoulos, D. Stasinopoulos. ‘Reproducibility of lower strength tests using a portable dynamometer. Measurement comparisons with a non-portable dynamometer’ (2016) International Journal of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Vol 2 pp112, Doi.org/10.15344/ijptr/2016/112.

K. Papadopoulos, D. Stasinopoulos, D. Ganchev. ‘A systematic review of systematic reviews of PFPS risk factors, diagnostic tests, outcome measures and exercise treatment, with an analysis of key participant and study characteristics in included primary studies’ (2015) The Open Sports Medicine Journal (Vol 9 pp7-17).

K. Papadopoulos, J Noyes, J.G. Jones, J.M. Thom, D. Stasinopoulos. ‘Clinical tests for differentiating between patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome and those without’ (2014) Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal, Vol 32(1) pp35-43 (in the top 5 most downloaded papers of 2014)

D.Stasinopoulos, K. Papadopoulos, L.Nardi, M.Andoniadou. ‘Greek adoption and validation of the Patient-Related Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE)’ Journal of Hand Therapy, (2014)

K. Papadopoulos, J.M. Thom, J Noyes, J.G. Jones, D. Stasinopoulos. ‘The Reliability and Meaningfulness of the Anterior Knee Pain and Lower Extremity Functional Scales in Patellofemoral pain Syndrome’ (2013) The Open Sports Science Journal, Vol 6 pp26-30.

K. Papadopoulos, L. Nardi, M. Antoniadou, D. Stasinopoulos. ‘Greek adoption and validation of the Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Severity Scale’ (2013) Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal, Vol 31 pp95-99.

D.Stasinopoulos, K. Papadopoulos, A. Constantinou. ‘Effectiveness of Iontoforesis for lateral elbow tendinopathy‘ (2013) Journal of Novel Physiotherapies, Vol 5 pp2-5.

K. Papadopoulos, J. Noyes, M. Barnes, J.G. Jones, J.M. Thom. ‘How do physiotherapists assess and treat Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in North Wales? A mixed method study’. (2012) International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Vol 19 pp261-272. Featured paper of May 2012.

PAPER IN GREEK

K. Papadopoulos. ‘The importance of physiotherapy in hip impingement syndrome’ (2014) Iatrika nea, Vol 59 pp48-56.

Recent presentations and conferences

25th Conference in Orthopaedics, in: ‘Hip rehabilitation’ Oral presentation: ‘The importance of physiotherapy in hip impingement syndrome’ Konstantinos Papadopoulos. Hilton hotel, Nicosia, 23-25 Oct, 2015

Physiotherapy symposioum in: ‘Prevetnion of Αthletic Ιnjuries’ Oral presentation: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Prevention techniques before and after Sports’ Konstantinos Papadopoulos. European University of Cyprus (EUC) 13/02/15, Nicosia, Cyprus

24th panhellenic physiotherpy conference, athens, Greece. Poster presentation: ‘Greek adaptation and validation of the Patient-Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE) Questionnaire‘. Dimitrios Stasinopoulos, Konstantinos Papadopoulos, Loutsia Nardi, Sofia Xergia. Athens, Greece, 2015

Fourth Pancyprian Physiotherapy Conference. Oral presentation: ‘A systematic review of systematic reviews of PFPS risk factors, diagnostic tests, outcome measurements and exercise treatment’. K. Papadopoulos, 8th March 2014, Nicosia, Cyprus

25th Pan-Hellenic conference. Greek adaptation and validation of the Patellofemoral Severity Pain. Poster presentation. K. Papadopoulos, L. Nardi, D. Stasinopoulos, L. Georgoula. 31st August 2013, Ithaki, Greece

BASES conference: Oral presentation ‘A Cross-sectional study to differentiate patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome from patients with other conditions of the lower limb’. K. Papadopoulos, London, April 2012

Rheumatology conference, Bangor Hospital: Oral presentation ‘Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Providing an Evidence-Base for Treatment, Assessment and Outcome Measure’. K. Papadopoulos, Bangor, 14th March 2012

International Patellofemoral Research Retreat ‘Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) have weakness of quadriceps and hip external rotators and reduced hamstring and psoas flexibility’. K. Papadopoulos, Ghent, Belgium, 2011

Society of Research in Rehabilitation (winter meeting). Poster presentation: ‘A new approach to assessing lower limb muscle strength. Testing reliability and validity of a portable dynamometer and transferring it into the clinic’. K. Papadopoulos, Keele, UK, 2011

European College of Sport Science. Poster presentation: ‘Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) have weakness of quadriceps and hip external rotators and reduced hamstring and psoas flexibility’. K. Papadopoulos, Liverpool, UK, 2011

School of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences. Poster presentation: ‘A study to identify the reproducibility of strength tests using a portable dynamometer. Measurement comparisons with Humac Norm©.’ K. Papadopoulos, Bangor, UK, 2011

Society of Research in Rehabilitation. Poster presentation: ‘Strength and flexibility differences of PFPS patients and healthy controls’. K. Papadopoulos, Cardiff, UK, 2010

Welsh Institute of Sport, Health and Exercise Science Conference (WISHES). Poster presentation: ‘The Use of McConnell’s Vastus Lateralis Taping Technique on Vastus Lateralis and Vastus Medialis Obliquus Activity. Effects and Measurements in Anterior Knee Pain Patients’. K. Papadopoulos, Aberystwyth, UK, 2009