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‘Somebody stuck me in a bag of sand’: Lived experiences of the altered and uncomfortable body after stroke (2021)
Journal Article
Stott, H., Cramp, M., McClean, S., & Turton, A. (in press). ‘Somebody stuck me in a bag of sand’: Lived experiences of the altered and uncomfortable body after stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1177/02692155211000740

Objective: This study explored stroke survivors’ experiences of altered body perception, whether these perceptions cause discomfort, and the need for clinical interventions to improve comfort. Design: A qualitative phenomenological study. Setting: Pa... Read More about ‘Somebody stuck me in a bag of sand’: Lived experiences of the altered and uncomfortable body after stroke.

The effects of joint hypermobility syndrome on the kinematics and kinetics of the vertical jump test (2020)
Journal Article
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, 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.

Management of hemiplegic shoulder pain: A UK-wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice (2020)
Journal Article
Kumar, P., Turton, A., Cramp, M., Smith, M., & McCabe, C. (2021). Management of hemiplegic shoulder pain: A UK-wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice. Physiotherapy Research International, 26(1), https://doi.org/10.1002/pri.1874

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore, via an online survey, how therapists assess, diagnose and manage hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) in the United Kingdom. The objectives were to explore (1) how therapists assessed HSP, (2) what the aim... Read More about Management of hemiplegic shoulder pain: A UK-wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice.

A systematic review of effectiveness of interventions applicable to radiotherapy that are administered to improve patient comfort, increase patient compliance, and reduce patient distress or anxiety (2020)
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Goldsworthy, S., Palmer, S., Latour, J. M., McNair, H., & Cramp, M. (2020). A systematic review of effectiveness of interventions applicable to radiotherapy that are administered to improve patient comfort, increase patient compliance, and reduce patient distress or anxiety. Radiography, 26(4), 314-324. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2020.03.002

Objectives: The aim of this review was to search existing literature to identify comfort interventions that can be used to assist an adult patient to undergo complex radiotherapy requiring positional stability for periods greater than 10 min. The obj... Read More about A systematic review of effectiveness of interventions applicable to radiotherapy that are administered to improve patient comfort, increase patient compliance, and reduce patient distress or anxiety.

Gait biomechanics in joint hypermobility syndrome: A spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis (2020)
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Alsiri, N., Cramp, M., Barnett, S., & Palmer, S. (2020). Gait biomechanics in joint hypermobility syndrome: A spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis. Musculoskeletal Care, 18(3), 301-314. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1461

Introduction Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) symptoms of widespread joint hypermobility and pain, muscle weakness and reduced muscle‐tendon stiffness suggest that there may be an impact on gait parameters. Identification of gait abnormalities may... Read More about Gait biomechanics in joint hypermobility syndrome: A spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis.

Surgical outcomes of single level bilateral selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic diplegia in 150 consecutive patients (2019)
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Jeffery, S. M. T., Markia, B., Pople, I. K., Aquilina, K., Smith, J., Mohamed, A. Z., …Edwards, R. J. (2019). Surgical outcomes of single level bilateral selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic diplegia in 150 consecutive patients. World Neurosurgery, 125, e60-e66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.12.187

Objectives: Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is used to improve spasticity, gait and pain in children with spastic diplegia. There is growing evidence supporting its long term benefits in terms of functional outcomes, independence and quality of life... Read More about Surgical outcomes of single level bilateral selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic diplegia in 150 consecutive patients.

Exploring altered body perception and comfort after stroke: An interpretive phenomenological analysis (2018)
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Stott, H., Cramp, M., McClean, S., & Turton, A. (2018). Exploring altered body perception and comfort after stroke: An interpretive phenomenological analysis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 32(10), 1406-1417. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215518784346

Background: After stroke, changes to body perception are common. However, little is known about what these disturbed perceptions feel like to the stroke survivor. This study took a phenomenological approach to explore experiences of altered body per... Read More about Exploring altered body perception and comfort after stroke: An interpretive phenomenological analysis.

Effects of postural taping on pain, function and quality of life following osteoporotic vertebral fractures—A feasibility trial (2018)
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Palmer, S., Barnett, S., Cramp, M., Berry, A., Thomas, A., & Clark, E. M. (2018). Effects of postural taping on pain, function and quality of life following osteoporotic vertebral fractures—A feasibility trial. Musculoskeletal Care, 16(3), 345-352. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1350

Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective: Osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs) are common and present a significant burden to patients and healthcare services. Poor posture can increase vertebral pressure, pain and the risk of further... Read More about Effects of postural taping on pain, function and quality of life following osteoporotic vertebral fractures—A feasibility trial.

The prevalence, distribution, and functional importance of lower limb somatosensory impairments in chronic stroke survivors: a cross sectional observational study (2018)
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Gorst, T., Rogers, A., Morrison, S., Cramp, M., Paton, J., Freeman, J., & Marsden, J. (2019). The prevalence, distribution, and functional importance of lower limb somatosensory impairments in chronic stroke survivors: a cross sectional observational study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 41(20), 2443-2450. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2018.1468932

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Purpose: To investigate the prevalence and distribution of lower limb somatosensory impairments in community dwelling chronic stroke survivors and examine the association between... Read More about The prevalence, distribution, and functional importance of lower limb somatosensory impairments in chronic stroke survivors: a cross sectional observational study.

The influence of running shoes on inter-segmental foot kinematics (2018)
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Langley, B., Cramp, M., & Morrison, S. (2018). The influence of running shoes on inter-segmental foot kinematics. Footwear Science, 10(2), 83-93. https://doi.org/10.1080/19424280.2018.1448005

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of motion control, neutral and cushioned running shoes upon inter-segmental foot kinematics. Twenty-eight active males comple... Read More about The influence of running shoes on inter-segmental foot kinematics.

Biomechanical characteristics of lower limb gait waveforms: Associations with body fat in children (2018)
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Mahaffey, R., Morrison, S. C., Bassett, P., Drechsler, W. I., & Cramp, M. (2018). Biomechanical characteristics of lower limb gait waveforms: Associations with body fat in children. Gait and Posture, 61, 220-225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.01.019

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Background: Childhood obesity is associated with musculoskeletal dysfunction and altered lower limb biomechanics during gait. Few previous studies have explored relationships between childhood obesity measured by body fat and low... Read More about Biomechanical characteristics of lower limb gait waveforms: Associations with body fat in children.

Identifying biomechanical gait parameters in adolescent boys with haemophilia using principal component analysis (2017)
Journal Article
Suckling, L., Stephensen, D., Cramp, M., Mahaffey, R., & Drechsler, W. (2018). Identifying biomechanical gait parameters in adolescent boys with haemophilia using principal component analysis. Haemophilia, 24(1), 149-155. https://doi.org/10.1111/hae.13362

© 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Introduction: Improvements in the medical management for those with haemophilia have resulted in improved clinical outcomes. However, current treatment regimens do not alleviate all joint haemarthroses with the potentia... Read More about Identifying biomechanical gait parameters in adolescent boys with haemophilia using principal component analysis.

A UK-Wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice for the Management of Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain (HSP) (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., McCabe, C., Turton, A., Cramp, M., & Smith, M. (2017, May). A UK-Wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice for the Management of Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain (HSP). Paper presented at European Federation for Research in Rehabilitation

Hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) is a common complication of stroke that can lead to reduced quality of life. The primary aim of the present study was to identify how HSP is assessed, diagnosed and managed in routine clinical practice by physiotherapis... Read More about A UK-Wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice for the Management of Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain (HSP).

Clinical measures of static foot posture do not agree (2016)
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Morrison, S. C., Langley, B., Cramp, M., & Morrison, S. (2016). Clinical measures of static foot posture do not agree. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13047-016-0180-3

© 2016 The Author(s). Background: The aim of this study was to determine the level of agreement between common clinical foot classification measures. Methods: Static foot assessment was undertaken using the Foot Posture Index (FPI-6), rearfoot angle... Read More about Clinical measures of static foot posture do not agree.

Management of hemiplegic shoulder pain: A UK wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice (2016)
Journal Article
Kumar, P., McCabe, C., Turton, A., & Cramp, M. (2016). Management of hemiplegic shoulder pain: A UK wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice. International Journal of Stroke, 11(9 (4S)), 56-57

Introduction: Hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) is a common complication of stroke that can lead to reduced quality of life. The primary aim of the present study was to identify how HSP is assessed, diagnosed and managed in routine clinical practice by... Read More about Management of hemiplegic shoulder pain: A UK wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice.

Assessment, diagnosis and management of hemiplegic shoulder pain: A UK-Wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., McCabe, C., Turton, A., Cramp, M., & Smith, M. (2016, May). Assessment, diagnosis and management of hemiplegic shoulder pain: A UK-Wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice. Poster presented at British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting

Background: Hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) is a common complication of stroke that can lead to functional dependency and reduced quality of life. HSP can develop at any time from the early weeks after stroke to several (3-6) months after onset. Appro... Read More about Assessment, diagnosis and management of hemiplegic shoulder pain: A UK-Wide online survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice.

The feasibility of using sonoelastography to identify the effect of joint hypermobility syndrome on elasticity of gastrocnemius muscle (2016)
Journal Article
Al-Sirri, N. F., Cramp, M., Barnett, S., & Palmer, S. (2016). The feasibility of using sonoelastography to identify the effect of joint hypermobility syndrome on elasticity of gastrocnemius muscle. Rheumatology, 55(S1), i134. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kew136

Background: Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) is a heritable connective tissue disorder in which multiple synovial joints demonstrate a painful and extraordinary range of motion. Genetically there are abnormal changes in the connective tissue matrix... Read More about The feasibility of using sonoelastography to identify the effect of joint hypermobility syndrome on elasticity of gastrocnemius muscle.

The impact of body fat on three dimensional motion of the paediatric foot during walking (2015)
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Cramp, M. C., Drechsler, W. I., Morrison, S. C., Mahaffey, R., Morrison, S., Bassett, P., …Cramp, M. (2016). The impact of body fat on three dimensional motion of the paediatric foot during walking. Gait and Posture, 44, 155-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.12.009

© 2015 Elsevier B.V.. Childhood obesity is commonly associated with a pes planus foot type and altered lower limb joint function during walking. However, limited information has been reported on dynamic intersegment foot motion with the level of obes... Read More about The impact of body fat on three dimensional motion of the paediatric foot during walking.

Foot and ankle impairments affect balance and mobility in stroke (FAiMiS): The views and experiences of people with stroke (2015)
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Gorst, T., Lyddon, A., Marsden, J., Paton, J., Morrison, S. C., Cramp, M., & Freeman, J. (2016). Foot and ankle impairments affect balance and mobility in stroke (FAiMiS): The views and experiences of people with stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(6), 589-596. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2015.1052888

© 2015 Informa UK Ltd. All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted. Purpose: To explore the nature and impact of foot and ankle impairments on mobility and balance in community-dwelling, chronic stroke survivors. Methods: A quali... Read More about Foot and ankle impairments affect balance and mobility in stroke (FAiMiS): The views and experiences of people with stroke.