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To investigate the biomechanical and physiological effects of Lycra sleeve on the upper limb in healthy adults (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., Stokes, A., Barber, K., Hockey, . H., Harris, B., Ho, J., & Brooks, M. (2023, December). To investigate the biomechanical and physiological effects of Lycra sleeve on the upper limb in healthy adults. Poster presented at UK Stroke Forum, Birmingham

Background Previous studies have shown beneficial effects of a Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS), however, the mechanism of these effects is unclear. The aim was to investigate the effects of a Lycra arm sleeve on pressure, temperature,... Read More about To investigate the biomechanical and physiological effects of Lycra sleeve on the upper limb in healthy adults.

Enhancing self-directed upper-limb (UL) exercise practice using GripAble gaming device and Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS): An evaluative study (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Pearce, A., Ruiz Garate, V., Welsby, J., Caleb-Solly, P., & Kumar, P. (2023, December). Enhancing self-directed upper-limb (UL) exercise practice using GripAble gaming device and Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS): An evaluative study. Poster presented at UK Stroke Forum, Birmingham

Background: The national clinical guidelines recommend repetitive task training to enhance UL rehabilitation in PwS. GripAble™ (a self-directed exergaming device) has shown to increase repetitive practice in PwS. Previous studies have shown that a Ly... Read More about Enhancing self-directed upper-limb (UL) exercise practice using GripAble gaming device and Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS): An evaluative study.

Lycra sleeve compression and its physiological and biomechanical effects on the upper limb in healthy adults (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., Stokes, A., Barber, K., Hockey, H., Harris, B., Ho, J., …Diteesawat, R. (2023, December). Lycra sleeve compression and its physiological and biomechanical effects on the upper limb in healthy adults. Poster presented at UK Stroke Forum, Birmingham

Background Previous studies have shown beneficial effects of a Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS), however, the mechanism of these effects is unclear. The aim was to investigate the effects of a Lycra arm sleeve on pressure, temperature,... Read More about Lycra sleeve compression and its physiological and biomechanical effects on the upper limb in healthy adults.

Acceptability of Lycra arm sleeve in people with sub-acute stroke: Patients', carers' and clinicians' perspectives (2022)
Journal Article
Kumar, P., Jones, R., Cramp, M., Greenwood, R., White, P., & Turton, A. (2023). Acceptability of Lycra arm sleeve in people with sub-acute stroke: Patients', carers' and clinicians' perspectives. Physiotherapy, 118, 31-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2022.08.002

Background: Previous studies found that the Lycra sleeve has potential to reduce glenohumeral subluxation in people with stroke. The primary aim of this study was to explore the acceptability of the Lycra sleeve from patients’, carers’ and staff perc... Read More about Acceptability of Lycra arm sleeve in people with sub-acute stroke: Patients', carers' and clinicians' perspectives.

Within-day intrarater and interrater reliability of portable ultrasound measurements of supraspinatus muscle thickness in healthy people: A preliminary study (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., Gerrish, C., Millard, L., Matthews, R., Plater, A., Rajakaruna, K., & Cruziah, R. (2022, July). Within-day intrarater and interrater reliability of portable ultrasound measurements of supraspinatus muscle thickness in healthy people: A preliminary study. Poster presented at ACPIN International Conference, July 2022, London

Background: Glenohumeral subluxation (GHS) and hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) are common post-stroke complications reported in up to 81% and 65% of patients respectively. Rotator cuff muscle weakness, especially supraspinatus muscle inactivity is a p... Read More about Within-day intrarater and interrater reliability of portable ultrasound measurements of supraspinatus muscle thickness in healthy people: A preliminary study.

Effects of electrical stimulation combined with rotator cuff rehabilitation for the management of hemiplegic shoulder pain and glenohumeral subluxation in people with chronic stroke (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., Harling, . S., Sparks, A., & Brouwers, J. (2022, July). Effects of electrical stimulation combined with rotator cuff rehabilitation for the management of hemiplegic shoulder pain and glenohumeral subluxation in people with chronic stroke. Poster presented at ACPIN International Conference, 2022, London

Background: Hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) and Glenohumeral subluxation (GHS) are common post-stroke complications reported in up to 65% and 81% of patients. Poor motor function and prevalence of rotator cuff (RC) muscle weakness increases the risk o... Read More about Effects of electrical stimulation combined with rotator cuff rehabilitation for the management of hemiplegic shoulder pain and glenohumeral subluxation in people with chronic stroke.

Remote adult neurorehabilitation by physiotherapists using technologies during and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: An international online survey (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., & Mysore, S. (2022, July). Remote adult neurorehabilitation by physiotherapists using technologies during and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: An international online survey. Poster presented at ACPIN International Conference, July 2022, London

Background: Physiotherapy rehabilitation is a fundamental component of multidisciplinary management following adult neurological conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen changes in professional practice across the globe and telerehabilitation (TR)... Read More about Remote adult neurorehabilitation by physiotherapists using technologies during and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: An international online survey.

A practical workshop on hemiplegic shoulder pain, physical assessment and treatment strategies (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., Ashford, S., & Walsh, M. (2022, July). A practical workshop on hemiplegic shoulder pain, physical assessment and treatment strategies. Presented at ACPIN International Conference, London

Hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) is one of the four most common medical complications after a stroke alongside depression, falls urinary tract infections. HSP has a reported incidence of between 30% (acute) and 65% (chronic) in people with stroke. The... Read More about A practical workshop on hemiplegic shoulder pain, physical assessment and treatment strategies.

Empowering future care workforces: Scoping capabilities to leverage assistive robotics through co-design (2022)
Presentation / Conference
O'Donovan, C., & Kumar, P. (2022, July). Empowering future care workforces: Scoping capabilities to leverage assistive robotics through co-design. Presented at ACPIN International Conference, London July 2022, London

This project aims to understand what kind of capabilities care professionals need to use physically assistive robotics on their own terms, and in ways that are safe, trustworthy, and meet the legal and ethical standards of their profession. Empowerin... Read More about Empowering future care workforces: Scoping capabilities to leverage assistive robotics through co-design.

A machine learning model for predicting sit-to-stand trajectories of people with and without stroke: towards adaptive robotic assistance (2022)
Journal Article
Bennett, T., Kumar, P., & Ruiz Garate, V. R. (2022). A machine learning model for predicting sit-to-stand trajectories of people with and without stroke: towards adaptive robotic assistance. Sensors, 22(13), https://doi.org/10.3390/s22134789

Sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit transfers are fundamental daily motions that enable all other types of ambulation and gait. However, the ability to perform these motions can be severely impaired by different factors, such as the occurrence of a stroke,... Read More about A machine learning model for predicting sit-to-stand trajectories of people with and without stroke: towards adaptive robotic assistance.

Role of assistive devices in rehabilitation of people with stroke (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P. (2022, June). Role of assistive devices in rehabilitation of people with stroke. Presented at Assistive Tech workshop, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE

This presentation provides an overview on role of assistive devices - Lycra Arm sleeves/accelerometers/ GripAble Gaming Device for the rehabilitation of upper limb function in people with stroke. Of the 80% of people with stroke who lose upper-l... Read More about Role of assistive devices in rehabilitation of people with stroke.

Remote provision of 'next steps' exercise class in people with stroke: An online survey of participants' experience (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., O'Hanlon, E., Clift, E., Brooks, . T., Fry, B., & Deeks, . A. (2022, June). Remote provision of 'next steps' exercise class in people with stroke: An online survey of participants' experience. Poster presented at Welsh Stroke Conference, June 2022, Online

Background: Physiotherapy rehabilitation is a fundamental component of multidisciplinary management following stroke, for biopsychosocial exercise benefits and secondary prevention. Bristol After Stroke and the University of the West of England’s Bri... Read More about Remote provision of 'next steps' exercise class in people with stroke: An online survey of participants' experience.

Accelerometers-embedded Lycra sleeves to test wear compliance and upper limb activity in people with stroke: A feasibility study (2021)
Journal Article
Kumar, P., Brodie, S., Molton, J., O'Reilly, R., Steele, J., Pearce, A., …Caleb-Solly, P. (2023). Accelerometers-embedded Lycra sleeves to test wear compliance and upper limb activity in people with stroke: A feasibility study. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 35(2), 122-128. https://doi.org/10.1097/JPO.0000000000000406

Introduction To establish a possible effect of Lycra sleeves, accurate recording of wear time is critical. The aim of this study was to test whether an accelerometer-embedded Lycra sleeve can measure wear compliance and record upper-limb (UL) movemen... Read More about Accelerometers-embedded Lycra sleeves to test wear compliance and upper limb activity in people with stroke: A feasibility study.

Community based technology enriched high intensity upper limb rehabilitation programme (HIULRP) in chronic stroke (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Brouwers, J., Harling, S., Cooper, A., & Kumar, P. (2021, October). Community based technology enriched high intensity upper limb rehabilitation programme (HIULRP) in chronic stroke. Poster presented at World Stroke Congress, 2021, Online

Background and Aims: Post Stroke High Intensity Upper Limb Rehabilitation Programmes (HIULRP) benefits have been reported from the Queen Square Upper Limb Programme. This case study evaluates if an outpatient/day-case service in Wales is able to ge... Read More about Community based technology enriched high intensity upper limb rehabilitation programme (HIULRP) in chronic stroke.

Training needs for future healthcare professionals using assistive robots in health and social care: Exploring the role of system users and staff in safety assurance in the real-world (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Caleb-Solly, P., Sumpter, L., & Kumar, P. (2021, October). Training needs for future healthcare professionals using assistive robots in health and social care: Exploring the role of system users and staff in safety assurance in the real-world. Presented at ACPIN International Conference and AGM, 2021, Online

Lycra sleeves with embedded-Accelerometers to test wear compliance and upper limb activity in people with stroke: A feasibility study  (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., Leake, J., Brodie, S., Molton, J., O'Reilly, R., Pearce, A., …Caleb-Solly, P. (2021, October). Lycra sleeves with embedded-Accelerometers to test wear compliance and upper limb activity in people with stroke: A feasibility study . Poster presented at CAHPR Oxfordshire and CAHPR Southwest Conference 2021, Online

Background: To establish a possible effect of Lycra sleeves, accurate recording of wear time is critical. Aim: To test whether an accelerometer-embedded Lycra sleeve can measure wear compliance and record upper-limb (UL) movements/activity in people... Read More about Lycra sleeves with embedded-Accelerometers to test wear compliance and upper limb activity in people with stroke: A feasibility study .

Feasibility of a randomized controlled trial of Lycra sleeve for management of glenohumeral subluxation in people with stroke (2020)
Journal Article
Kumar, P., Jones, R., Easton, C., Grrenwood, R., & Turton, A. (2020). Feasibility of a randomized controlled trial of Lycra sleeve for management of glenohumeral subluxation in people with stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215520902499

Background: Glenohumeral subluxation (GHS) is a common secondary complication reported in up to 81% of people with stroke. The aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a fully powered randomized controlled trial of the Lycra... Read More about Feasibility of a randomized controlled trial of Lycra sleeve for management of glenohumeral subluxation in people with stroke.

Acceptability of Lycra sleeve for the management of glenohumeral subluxation in people with stroke: nurses’ and therapists’ perceptions (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., Jones, R., Easton, C., Greenwood, R., & Turton, A. (2019, October). Acceptability of Lycra sleeve for the management of glenohumeral subluxation in people with stroke: nurses’ and therapists’ perceptions. Poster presented at BSRM and SRR joint Winter Conference -2019, Warwick, UK

Background: Glenohumeral subluxation (GHS) is a common secondary complication reported in people following stroke. The aim was to explore the acceptability of the Lycra sleeve for GHS from staff perspective. This was part of the feasibility stud... Read More about Acceptability of Lycra sleeve for the management of glenohumeral subluxation in people with stroke: nurses’ and therapists’ perceptions.

Experiences and acceptability of diagnostic ultrasound-guided shoulder rehabilitation programme for people with stroke: Physiotherapists and patients perspectives (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., Murphy, Z., Dean, M., Rondel, S., Burn, J., Naylor, Z., & Montgomery, . O. (2019, May). Experiences and acceptability of diagnostic ultrasound-guided shoulder rehabilitation programme for people with stroke: Physiotherapists and patients perspectives. Poster presented at World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

Background: Stroke is a leading cause of disability in western world. Loss of motor control leads to a range of musculoskeletal complications in the shoulder region in people with stroke. These include shoulder pain (incidence up to 65%), shoulde... Read More about Experiences and acceptability of diagnostic ultrasound-guided shoulder rehabilitation programme for people with stroke: Physiotherapists and patients perspectives.