The Cartilage Health Website is brought to you by Karen Hambly. This website aims to provide accessible information for anyone wanting to learn more about the prevention, repair and rehabilitation of articular cartilage injury.


Dr Karen Hambly is a graduate sports scientist and HPC registered Chartered Physiotherapist with over 20 years experience working in sport, exercise and rehabilitation. Since 2004 Karen has been a Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy and is currently working at the Centre for Sport Studies at the University of Kent at Medway. Previously Karen coordinated the sports medicine program for UK Sport and for the Great Britain Cycling World Class Performance Plan.


Karen has an active interest in articular cartilage repair and she has published and presented on this topic to UK and international audiences.


In 2006 Karen was the lead author of the first published current concepts paper on rehabilitation following autologous chondrocyte implantation of the knee. In 2007 Karen was on the expert panel for the Trauma and Orthopaedics Specialist Library of the National Library of Health for the National Knowledge Week on Osteoarthritis. In June 2007 Karen co-directed the 1st International Cartilage Repair Society Rehabilitation Consensus Meeting held in Zurich, Switzerland. Since this time Karen has published several articles in international journals.


Karen was awarded her PhD on outcome measures and return to activity in patients undergoing articular cartilage repair of the knee in 2011.



Email: karen@cartilagehealth.com



Karen is a member of: CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists membership number 059851, www.csp.org.uk), the HPC (Health Professions Council membership number PH54109, www.hpc-uk.org), ACPSM (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine www.acpsm.org) and is a Fellow of the ICRS (International Cartilage Repair Society, www.cartilage.org). Karen is a reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine; the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy; the British Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage; Sports Health; Physical Therapy in Sport; and Cartilage;






We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health
verify here.