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Gait biomechanics in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis. (2020)
Journal Article
Alsiri, N., Cramp, M., Barnett, S., & Palmer, S. (in press). Gait biomechanics in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis. Musculoskeletal Care,

Background: 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 i... Read More about Gait biomechanics in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis..

Ability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility questionnaire to discriminate between people with and without Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a known-group validity study (2020)
Journal Article
Palmer, S., Macconnell, S., & Willmore, A. (in press). Ability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility questionnaire to discriminate between people with and without Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a known-group validity study. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1436

© 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Introduction: A number of psychometric properties of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire have previously been demonstrated, including strong concurrent validity and test–retest reliability. This s... Read More about Ability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility questionnaire to discriminate between people with and without Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a known-group validity study.

Quantitative measures of tissue mechanics to detect hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility syndrome disorders: a systematic review (2020)
Journal Article
Palmer, S., Denner, E., Riglar, M., Scannell, H., Webb, S., & Young, G. (2020). Quantitative measures of tissue mechanics to detect hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility syndrome disorders: a systematic review. Clinical Rheumatology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-020-04939-2

© 2020, The Author(s). Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) are heritable connective tissue disorders associated with pain, activity limitations and participation restrictions. A key feature is reported... Read More about Quantitative measures of tissue mechanics to detect hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility syndrome disorders: a systematic review.

Hip arthroplasty surveillance: Is it really needed? (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Smith, L., Powell, J., Dures, E., Palmer, S., Lenguerrand, E., Beswick, A., & Blom, A. (2019). Hip arthroplasty surveillance: Is it really needed?

Abstract for BOA 2019 Although long-term follow up of joint replacement is advocated, in a national audit of 42 orthopaedic units, only 43% were continuing follow up beyond 5 years. Four studies were conducted using mixed methods research to address... Read More about Hip arthroplasty surveillance: Is it really needed?.

Sensory function and pain experience in Arthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome and healthy volunteers: A cross-sectional study (2019)
Journal Article
Bailey, J., Palmer, S., Brown, C., Jones, A., & McCabe, C. S. (2019). Sensory function and pain experience in Arthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome and healthy volunteers: A cross-sectional study. Clinical Journal of Pain, 35(11), 894-900. https://doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0000000000000751

Objectives: This study aimed to identify relationships between sensory function and pain in common pain conditions (Arthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)) and healthy participants. Sensory abnormalities are... Read More about Sensory function and pain experience in Arthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome and healthy volunteers: A cross-sectional study.

Body perception disturbance and pain reduction in longstanding complex regional pain syndrome following a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program (2019)
Journal Article
Lewis, J. S., Kellett, S., McCullough, R., Tapper, A., Tyler, C., Viner, M., & Palmer, S. (2019). Body perception disturbance and pain reduction in longstanding complex regional pain syndrome following a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program. Pain Medicine, 20(11), 2213-2219. https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnz176

Objective Clinical guidelines for the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome recommend multidisciplinary rehabilitation, yet limited evidence exists to support the effectiveness of this approach. Body perception disturbance, a common and debili... Read More about Body perception disturbance and pain reduction in longstanding complex regional pain syndrome following a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program.

Understanding the psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type: A qualitative interview study (2019)
Journal Article
Bennett, S., Walsh, N., Moss, T., & Palmer, S. (in press). Understanding the psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type: A qualitative interview study. Disability and Rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1641848

Purpose: Little attention has been paid to psychosocial factors in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type). This study sought to identify the psychosocial impact by examining participants’ lived experiences; and i... Read More about Understanding the psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type: A qualitative interview study.

The biopsychosocial barriers and enablers to being physically active following childbirth: A systematic literature review (2019)
Journal Article
Burton, C., Doyle, E., Humber, K., Rouxel, C., Worner, S., Colman, R., & Palmer, S. (2019). The biopsychosocial barriers and enablers to being physically active following childbirth: A systematic literature review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 24(3-4), 143-155. https://doi.org/10.1080/10833196.2019.1632049

Background: Physical activity brings significant health benefits. Childbirth presents many physical, emotional and practical challenges to women and is known to disrupt engagement in regular physical activity. However the specific barriers and enable... Read More about The biopsychosocial barriers and enablers to being physically active following childbirth: A systematic literature review.

The lived experience of Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes: a systematic review and thematic synthesis (2019)
Journal Article
Bennett, S. E., Walsh, N., Moss, T., & Palmer, S. (2019). The lived experience of Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes: a systematic review and thematic synthesis. Physical Therapy Reviews, 24(1-2), 12-28. https://doi.org/10.1080/10833196.2019.1590674

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Background: Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) are heritable connective tissue disorders characterised by joint instability, pain, anxiety, depre... Read More about The lived experience of Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes: a systematic review and thematic synthesis.

The views of people with joint hypermobility syndrome on its impact, management and the use of patient-reported outcome measures. A thematic analysis of open-ended questionnaire responses (2019)
Journal Article
Palmer, S., Bridgeman, K., Di Pierro, I., Jones, R., Phillips, C., & Wilson, M. (2019). The views of people with joint hypermobility syndrome on its impact, management and the use of patient-reported outcome measures. A thematic analysis of open-ended questionnaire responses. Musculoskeletal Care, 17(2), 183-193. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1387

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Introduction: Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) has been reported to have widespread impacts on people with the condition. However, our understanding of those impacts is still developing and we do not know if they ca... Read More about The views of people with joint hypermobility syndrome on its impact, management and the use of patient-reported outcome measures. A thematic analysis of open-ended questionnaire responses.

Matching the perceived benefits of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for chronic musculoskeletal pain against Patient Reported Outcome Measures using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) (2019)
Journal Article
Gladwell, P. W., Cramp, F., & Palmer, S. (in press). Matching the perceived benefits of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for chronic musculoskeletal pain against Patient Reported Outcome Measures using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Physiotherapy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2019.01.017

Background: There is no consensus regarding the effectiveness of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for chronic musculoskeletal or low back pain. A review of previous trial methodology identified problems with treatment fidelity. Qual... Read More about Matching the perceived benefits of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for chronic musculoskeletal pain against Patient Reported Outcome Measures using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

A qualitative evaluation of the appropriateness, validity, acceptability, feasibility and interpretability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire (2018)
Journal Article
Manns, S., Cramp, F., Lewis, R., Clark, E. M., & Palmer, S. (2018). A qualitative evaluation of the appropriateness, validity, acceptability, feasibility and interpretability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 38, 69-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2018.10.002

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Background: The Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire is a condition-specific patient-reported outcome measure developed for adults with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). It has previously demonstrated strong conc... Read More about A qualitative evaluation of the appropriateness, validity, acceptability, feasibility and interpretability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire.

Sensory disturbances induced by sensorimotor conflicts are higher in complex regional pain syndrome and fibromyalgia compared to arthritis and healthy people, and positively relate to pain intensity (2018)
Journal Article
Brun, C., Mercier, C., Grieve, S., Palmer, S., Bailey, J., & McCabe, C. S. (2019). Sensory disturbances induced by sensorimotor conflicts are higher in complex regional pain syndrome and fibromyalgia compared to arthritis and healthy people, and positively relate to pain intensity. European Journal of Pain, 23(3), 483-494. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1322

© 2018 European Pain Federation - EFIC® Background: Sensorimotor conflicts are well known to induce sensory disturbances. However, explanations as to why patients with chronic pain are more sensitive to sensorimotor conflicts remain elusive. The main... Read More about Sensory disturbances induced by sensorimotor conflicts are higher in complex regional pain syndrome and fibromyalgia compared to arthritis and healthy people, and positively relate to pain intensity.

Quality of web-based information for osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study (2018)
Journal Article
Pearson, J., Dear, L., Brotherton, J., Guy, S., Thomas, S., Palmer, S., …Pearson, J. (2018). Quality of web-based information for osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study. Physiotherapy, 104(3), 318-326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2018.02.003

© 2018 Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition that affects over 8.75 million people in the UK. Approximately 43% of people in the UK search for health and medical information online. However, health information on the internet is of v... Read More about Quality of web-based information for osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study.

The impact of hypermobility spectrum disorders on musculoskeletal tissue stiffness: an exploration using strain elastography (2018)
Journal Article
Alsiri, N., Al-Obaidi, S., Asbeutah, A., Almandeel, M., & Palmer, S. (2019). The impact of hypermobility spectrum disorders on musculoskeletal tissue stiffness: an exploration using strain elastography. Clinical Rheumatology, 38(1), 85-95. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-018-4193-0

© 2018, International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR). Hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSDs) are conditions associated with chronic joint pain and laxity. HSD’s diagnostic approach is highly subjective, its validity is not well studi... Read More about The impact of hypermobility spectrum disorders on musculoskeletal tissue stiffness: an exploration using strain elastography.

The links between Generalized Joint Laxity and the incidence, prevalence and severity of limb injuries related to physical exercise: a systematic literature review (2018)
Journal Article
Tingle, A., Bennett, O., Wallis, A., & Palmer, S. (2018). The links between Generalized Joint Laxity and the incidence, prevalence and severity of limb injuries related to physical exercise: a systematic literature review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(4-5), 259-272. https://doi.org/10.1080/10833196.2018.1481626

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Background: Generalized Joint Laxity (GJL) is a significant risk factor for lower limb injury incidence and prevalence in sporting populations. However, the links with upper limb... Read More about The links between Generalized Joint Laxity and the incidence, prevalence and severity of limb injuries related to physical exercise: a systematic literature review.

What matters most to people in musculoskeletal physiotherapy consultations? A qualitative study (2018)
Journal Article
Stenner, R., Palmer, S., & Hammond, R. (2018). What matters most to people in musculoskeletal physiotherapy consultations? A qualitative study. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 35, 84-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2018.03.005

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Background: Person-centred approaches to care require clinicians to engage in trying to understand the full range of problems and concerns, treatment and investigation requests, and emotional and social issues that people bring to... Read More about What matters most to people in musculoskeletal physiotherapy consultations? A qualitative study.

Effects of postural taping on pain, function and quality of life following osteoporotic vertebral fractures—A feasibility trial (2018)
Journal Article
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.