Steven has extensive experience working in youth and senior level football. Click the link to find out more.
Steven has experience in working across both youth and senior level football. While working at Darlington FC, he was responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of player injuries, as well as being involved in player screening, warm-ups and cool downs as well as implementing principles of sport and exercise science to the players' conditioning programmes. During his time at the club Steven also helped the youth team to success in the FA Youth Alliance Northern Cup Final, and the first team to success in the 2011 FA Trophy at Wembley Stadium.
Steven has a range of research interests focusing on optimising training and the prevention of sports injuries - specifically hamstring and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.
Steven has gained extensive teaching experience in sport. Click the link below to find out more.
Steven started teaching as a tutor of sports science and sports therapy at York College before taking the role of award leader for FdSc Sports Therapy. During his time at York College, Steven was involved in the writing and validation of the college’s BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy and FdSc Football Studies programmes.
Find out more about Steven's published work by clicking the link below.
Ross, S., Salter, J., and Portas, M. (2015) Can low level plyometric exercise induce post-activation potentiation in order to increase subsequent jump performance? Professional Strength and Conditioning. September 2015, 14
Ross, S. (2012) Comparative study of aquatic-based and land-based power training effects on muscle power. Journal of Sports Therapy. 8(0).