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Sensory training system for use at home by people with complex regional pain syndrome in England: Protocol for a proof-of-concept study (2023)
Journal Article
Coggins, J., Grieve, S., Hart, D., Llewellyn, A., Palmer, M., Boichat, C., & McCabe, C. (2023). Sensory training system for use at home by people with complex regional pain syndrome in England: Protocol for a proof-of-concept study. BMJ Open, 13(5), Article e070920. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-070920

INTRODUCTION: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a disabling and distressing chronic pain condition characterised by a range of sensory, motor, autonomic and trophic symptoms. UK guidelines recommend therapy interventions to help normalise touc... Read More about Sensory training system for use at home by people with complex regional pain syndrome in England: Protocol for a proof-of-concept study.

The-state-of-the-art of soft robotics to assist mobility: A review of physiotherapist and patient identified limitations of current lower-limb exoskeletons and the potential soft-robotic solutions (2023)
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Morris, L., Diteesawat, R. S., Rahman, N., Turton, A., Cramp, M., & Rossiter, J. (2023). The-state-of-the-art of soft robotics to assist mobility: A review of physiotherapist and patient identified limitations of current lower-limb exoskeletons and the potential soft-robotic solutions. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 20(1), 18. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-022-01122-3

Background: Soft, wearable, powered exoskeletons are novel devices that may assist rehabilitation, allowing users to walk further or carry out activities of daily living. However, soft robotic exoskeletons, and the more commonly used rigid exoskeleto... Read More about The-state-of-the-art of soft robotics to assist mobility: A review of physiotherapist and patient identified limitations of current lower-limb exoskeletons and the potential soft-robotic solutions.

Dual wavelength retinal vessel oximetry – influence of fundus pigmentation (2022)
Journal Article
Hirsch, K., Cubbidge, R. P., & Heitmar, R. (2023). Dual wavelength retinal vessel oximetry – influence of fundus pigmentation. Eye, 37(11), 2246-2251. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41433-022-02325-7

Background: Clinical methods examining oxygenation parameters in humans have been used in many different care settings, but concerns have been raised regarding their clinical utility when assessing people with darker skin pigmentation. While saturati... Read More about Dual wavelength retinal vessel oximetry – influence of fundus pigmentation.

The challenges of managing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome throughout the care pathway - reporting therapists' perspectives (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Coggins, J., McCabe, C., Walsh, N., Pearon, J., Rolls, C., Collins, C., & Llewellyn, A. (2022, September). The challenges of managing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome throughout the care pathway - reporting therapists' perspectives. Poster presented at International Association for the Study of Pain 2022 World Congress on Pain, Toronto, Canada

Background and Aims Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a severe chronic pain condition which usually occurs following limb trauma[1] and causes significant burden to individuals and society. The UK has a small number of specialist CRPS centres... Read More about The challenges of managing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome throughout the care pathway - reporting therapists' perspectives.

Acceptability of Lycra arm sleeve in people with sub-acute stroke: Patients', carers' and clinicians' perspectives (2022)
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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.

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.

Visual illusions modulate body perception disturbance and pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A randomized trial (2021)
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Lewis, J. S., Newport, R., Taylor, G., Smith, M., & McCabe, C. S. (2021). Visual illusions modulate body perception disturbance and pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A randomized trial. European Journal of Pain, 25(7), 1551-1563. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1766

Background: Effective treatment of longstanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a challenge, as causal mechanisms remain elusive. People with CRPS frequently report distorted subjective perceptions of their affected limb. Evidence of pain re... Read More about Visual illusions modulate body perception disturbance and pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A randomized trial.

Staff stakeholder views on the role of UK paramedics in advance care planning for patients in their last year of life (2021)
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Goodwin, L., Proctor, A., Kirby, K., Black, S., Pocock, L., Richardson, S., …Benger, J. (2021). Staff stakeholder views on the role of UK paramedics in advance care planning for patients in their last year of life. Progress in Palliative Care, 29(2), 76-83. https://doi.org/10.1080/09699260.2021.1872140

Background: Early advance care planning has clear benefits for patients approaching the end of their life, yet many of those attended by UK paramedics do not have this planning in place. Aims: To explore staff stakeholder views on the role of UK p... Read More about Staff stakeholder views on the role of UK paramedics in advance care planning for patients in their last year of life.

Postural taping and braces following osteoporotic vertebral fracture (2020)
Journal Article
Palmer, S. (2020). Postural taping and braces following osteoporotic vertebral fracture. Osteoporosis Review, 30(3), 10-13

Introduction: This article relates to the use of postural taping and braces for stable osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs) where treatment aims might include pain relief and postural re-education. Normally, such techniques or devices will allow s... Read More about Postural taping and braces following osteoporotic vertebral fracture.

E27: Evidencing the behaviour change model underpinning a personalised and tailored app for low back pain (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Berry, A., & Walsh, N. (2020, November). E27: Evidencing the behaviour change model underpinning a personalised and tailored app for low back pain. Poster presented at Physiotherapy UK 2020, Virtual

Purpose: Self-management of low back pain is supported by national guidance (Savigny 2016, Foster et al, 2018, ). Digital modalities have gained traction as a potentially effective way of delivering information and education. It is vital to evaluate... Read More about E27: Evidencing the behaviour change model underpinning a personalised and tailored app for low back pain.

The use of tissue adhesive as an adjunct to wound closure in knee arthroplasty does not reduce wound ooze (2020)
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Khalefa, M. A., Smith, L. K., & Ahmad, R. (2020). The use of tissue adhesive as an adjunct to wound closure in knee arthroplasty does not reduce wound ooze. Knee Surgery & Related Research, 32(1), Article 57. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43019-020-00073-0

Introduction Persistent wound ooze has been associated with prolonged length of hospital stay and increased risk of infection. Recently, the use of tissue adhesive after hip and knee arthroplasty has been described. We believe that knee arthroplasty... Read More about The use of tissue adhesive as an adjunct to wound closure in knee arthroplasty does not reduce wound ooze.

The effects of joint hypermobility syndrome on the kinematics and kinetics of the vertical jump test (2020)
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Alsiri, N., Cramp, M., Barnett, S., & Palmer, S. (2020). The effects of joint hypermobility syndrome on the kinematics and kinetics of the vertical jump test. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 55, Article 102483. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2020.102483

Purpose: Biomechanical impairments are not apparent during walking in people with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). This research explored biomechanical alterations during a higher intensity task, vertical jumping. Materials and methods: This cross... Read More about The effects of joint hypermobility syndrome on the kinematics and kinetics of the vertical jump test.

What matters most: A qualitative study of person-centered physiotherapy practice in community rehabilitation (2020)
Journal Article
Hammond, R., Stenner, R., & Palmer, S. (2020). What matters most: A qualitative study of person-centered physiotherapy practice in community rehabilitation. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 38(9), https://doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2020.1825577

Background: Person-centered approaches to care require physiotherapists to engage in trying to understand the full range of biomedical, psychological, and social factors that people bring to the consultation, along with the client’s individual respon... Read More about What matters most: A qualitative study of person-centered physiotherapy practice in community rehabilitation.

The impact of the coronavirus disease of 2019 on research (2020)
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Alsiri, N. F., Alhadhoud, M. A., & Palmer, S. (2021). The impact of the coronavirus disease of 2019 on research. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 129, 124-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.09.040

The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) as a pandemic. Extreme control measures have been applied globally. Borders between countries have been closed, and quarantining and physical distancing have been pract... Read More about The impact of the coronavirus disease of 2019 on research.

PP20  Paramedic identification and referral of patients in the last year of life: a stakeholder interview study (2020)
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Kirby, K., Black, S., Goodwin, L., Pocock, L., Proctor, A., Richardson, S., …Benger, J. (2020). PP20  Paramedic identification and referral of patients in the last year of life: a stakeholder interview study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 37(10), e10.1-e10. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2020-999abs.20

Background Patients are approaching End of Life when they are likely to die within the next 12 months. Quality in End of Life Care is variable and identifying patients in the End of Life phase is challenging, particularly in those people with diagnos... Read More about PP20  Paramedic identification and referral of patients in the last year of life: a stakeholder interview study.

The effectiveness of conservative interventions for the management of syndromic hypermobility: A systematic literature review (2020)
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Palmer, S., Davey, I., Oliver, L., Preece, A., Sowerby, L., & House, S. (2021). The effectiveness of conservative interventions for the management of syndromic hypermobility: A systematic literature review. Clinical Rheumatology, 40, 1113–1129. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-020-05284-0

Introduction: ‘Syndromic hypermobility’ encompasses heritable connective tissue disorders such as hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility spectrum disorders which are characterised by excessive joint range of motion and pain. Conservativ... Read More about The effectiveness of conservative interventions for the management of syndromic hypermobility: A systematic literature review.

Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study (2020)
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Cramp, F., Thomas, R., Haase, A. M., Domaille, M., Manns, S., Swales, C., …Walsh, N. E. (2020). Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study. Musculoskeletal Care, 18(4), 487-500. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1493

Objective(s): The aim of this study is to test the feasibility and acceptability of promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis (PEPA-RA) to inform a future trial. Design: A ‘proof of concept’ study was carried out. Sett... Read More about Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study.

Pre-hospital assessment of minor trauma in the older adult (Silver MinT) (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Nicholson, H., Voss, S., & Benger., J. (2020, July). Pre-hospital assessment of minor trauma in the older adult (Silver MinT). Presented at British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference, Online

The UK population is growing and getting older; in 2018 there were nearly 12 million people aged 65 and above in the UK. The rate of people living with dementia is also increasing, with figures suggesting that 1 in 14 people over the age of 65 (7%) a... Read More about Pre-hospital assessment of minor trauma in the older adult (Silver MinT).

Intra-rater reliability and smallest detectable change of compression sonoelastography in quantifying the material properties of the musculoskeletal system (2020)
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Alsiri, N., Al-Obaidi, S., Asbeutah, A., & Palmer, S. (2020). Intra-rater reliability and smallest detectable change of compression sonoelastography in quantifying the material properties of the musculoskeletal system. Journal of Anatomy, 237(1), 74-84. https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13183

Musculoskeletal conditions can change tissue elasticity. Knowledge of musculoskeletal elasticity could therefore aid clinical diagnosis and management. Sonoelastography is an ultrasound-based system that examines the material properties of tissues, a... Read More about Intra-rater reliability and smallest detectable change of compression sonoelastography in quantifying the material properties of the musculoskeletal system.