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Rotator cuff-related shoulder pain (RCRSP): Semi-structured patient interviews to explore the barriers and enablers to rehabilitation exercises (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Singh, V., Berry, A., & Cramp, F. (2023, November). Rotator cuff-related shoulder pain (RCRSP): Semi-structured patient interviews to explore the barriers and enablers to rehabilitation exercises. Presented at Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Conference 2023, Birmingham UK

Purpose: RCRSP accounts for 50-85% of diagnoses for shoulder pain and rehabilitative exercises are recommended for management. In practice, 50-70% of patients are either non-adherent or only partially adherent to exercise. This study aimed to explore... Read More about Rotator cuff-related shoulder pain (RCRSP): Semi-structured patient interviews to explore the barriers and enablers to rehabilitation exercises.

Feasibility and acceptability of a new shoulder-specific warm-up programme to prevent injuries in community youth rugby union as compared to the FIFA 11+ (2023)
Journal Article
Singh, V. R., Stokes, K., & Mckay, C. D. (in press). Feasibility and acceptability of a new shoulder-specific warm-up programme to prevent injuries in community youth rugby union as compared to the FIFA 11+. International journal of Sports Science and Coaching, https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541231192170

Injury prevention exercise programmes (IPEPs) are efficacious, though there is no IPEP specifically designed to reduce shoulder injuries in rugby. This study aimed to determine the feasibility and acceptability of the Rugby Active Shoulder Injury Pre... Read More about Feasibility and acceptability of a new shoulder-specific warm-up programme to prevent injuries in community youth rugby union as compared to the FIFA 11+.

Understanding the role of exercise professionals in the delivery of the NHS long term plan within AHP services in England (2022)
Journal Article
Singh, V., Pollard, K., Okasheh, R., Percival, J., Fordham, C., & Cramp, F. (2022). Understanding the role of exercise professionals in the delivery of the NHS long term plan within AHP services in England. Physiotherapy, 114(Supplement 1), e70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2021.12.329

Keywords: Support worker, Exercise, NHS Long Term Plan Purpose: To explore the use of exercise professionals in AHP services and to understand their current and potential role in AHP NHS commissioned services. Methods: The project had three pha... Read More about Understanding the role of exercise professionals in the delivery of the NHS long term plan within AHP services in England.

Understanding the role of exercise professionals in the delivery of the NHS long term plan within AHP services in England (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Singh, V., Pollard, K., Okesha, R., Percival, J., & Cramp, F. (2021, November). Understanding the role of exercise professionals in the delivery of the NHS long term plan within AHP services in England. Presented at Physiotherapy UK 2021 (virtual online)

Purpose: To explore the use of exercise professionals in AHP services and to understand their current and potential role in AHP NHS commissioned services. Methods: The project had three phases. In phase one an expert panel was established to gui... Read More about Understanding the role of exercise professionals in the delivery of the NHS long term plan within AHP services in England.

The reliability of the scapular posture and scapular dyskinesis tests in rugby union players (2021)
Journal Article
Singh, V., Stokes, K., Trewartha, G., & McKay, C. (2021). The reliability of the scapular posture and scapular dyskinesis tests in rugby union players. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 33(1), https://doi.org/10.17159/2078-516x/2021/v33i1a11674

Background: Impact forces during rugby can contribute to scapula dysfunction and shoulder pain. Reliable assessment of static and dynamic scapula position is paramount in managing athletes with, and those at risk of developing, shoulder pain. Obje... Read More about The reliability of the scapular posture and scapular dyskinesis tests in rugby union players.

The effectiveness of a shoulder-specific warm up programme to prevent injuries in community youth rugby union: A pilot study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Singh, V. (2019, May). The effectiveness of a shoulder-specific warm up programme to prevent injuries in community youth rugby union: A pilot study. Paper presented at World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

Background: Shoulder injuries are amongst the most common and severe injuries sustained by youth rugby players. Although numerous injury prevention exercise programmes (IPEP) are used in sport with clear injury risk reductions, there is no IPEP speci... Read More about The effectiveness of a shoulder-specific warm up programme to prevent injuries in community youth rugby union: A pilot study.

The process for developing a shoulder-specific injury prevention programme in community youth rugby union (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Singh, V. (2019, May). The process for developing a shoulder-specific injury prevention programme in community youth rugby union. Poster presented at World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

Background: Sustaining a shoulder injury may cause a youth rugby player to discontinue participating which, combined with the resulting risk of long term health conditions, warrants a better understanding about the implementation of shoulder injury p... Read More about The process for developing a shoulder-specific injury prevention programme in community youth rugby union.

The reliability of the scapula posture and scapula dyskinesis tests in rugby union players (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Singh, V. (2017, July). The reliability of the scapula posture and scapula dyskinesis tests in rugby union players. Poster presented at World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

Background: The scapula plays an integral role in shoulder function and there is evidence of an association between scapula dysfunction and shoulder pain in overhead athletes. In rugby, players' shoulders are subject to numerous impact forces that a... Read More about The reliability of the scapula posture and scapula dyskinesis tests in rugby union players.