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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.

Barriers and facilitators to the administration of pre-hospital tranexamic acid: A paramedic interview study using the theoretical domains framework (2021)
Journal Article
Goodwin, L., Nicholson, H., Robinson, M., Bedson, A., Black, S., Kirby, K., …Benger, J. (in press). Barriers and facilitators to the administration of pre-hospital tranexamic acid: A paramedic interview study using the theoretical domains framework. Emergency Medicine Journal,

Background: Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic drug used to prevent bleeding. It was introduced as an intervention for post-traumatic haemorrhage across emergency medical services (EMS) in the United Kingdom (UK) during 2012. However, despi... Read More about Barriers and facilitators to the administration of pre-hospital tranexamic acid: A paramedic interview study using the theoretical domains framework.

Pain assessment for individuals with advanced dementia in care homes: A systematic review (2021)
Journal Article
Felton, N., Lewis, J. S., Cockburn, S. J., Hodgson, M., & Dawson, S. (2021). Pain assessment for individuals with advanced dementia in care homes: A systematic review. Geriatrics, 6(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics6040101

Pain is prevalent in older people, especially in those with advanced dementia who have communication impairments. Although pain is recognised to be present in this population, it is often under-assessed and ineffectively managed. The assessment of pa... Read More about Pain assessment for individuals with advanced dementia in care homes: A systematic review.

A new integrated behavioural intervention for knee osteoarthritis: Development and pilot study (2021)
Journal Article
Preece, S. J., Brookes, N., Williams, A. E., Jones, R. K., Starbuck, C., Jones, A., & Walsh, N. E. (2021). A new integrated behavioural intervention for knee osteoarthritis: Development and pilot study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 22(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-021-04389-0

Background: Exercise-based approaches have been a cornerstone of physiotherapy management of knee osteoarthritis for many years. However, clinical effects are considered small to modest and the need for continued adherence identified as a barrier to... Read More about A new integrated behavioural intervention for knee osteoarthritis: Development and pilot study.

Developing a self-management intervention to manage hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS): An analysis informed by behaviour change theory (2021)
Journal Article
Bennett, S. E., Walsh, N., Moss, T., & Palmer, S. (in press). Developing a self-management intervention to manage hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS): An analysis informed by behaviour change theory. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2021.1933618

Purpose: Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) are heritable connective tissue disorders associated with joint instability and pain, but with scant guidance for supporting patients. The aim was to determ... Read More about Developing a self-management intervention to manage hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS): An analysis informed by behaviour change theory.

Exposure to green space and prevention of anxiety and depression among young people in urban settings: A global scoping review (2021)
Journal Article
Reece, R., Bray, I., Sinnett, D., Hayward, R., & Martin, F. (2021). Exposure to green space and prevention of anxiety and depression among young people in urban settings: A global scoping review. Journal of Public Mental Health, 20(2), 94-104. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPMH-02-2021-0030

Purpose: There is a mental health crisis, particularly among young people. Despite many young people living in urban settings, reviews about the association between exposure to green or natural environments and mental health tend to focus on either c... Read More about Exposure to green space and prevention of anxiety and depression among young people in urban settings: A global scoping review.

Patient view of the advanced practitioner (AP) role in primary care: A realist‐informed synthesis (2021)
Journal Article
Morris, L., Moule, P., Pearson, J., Foster, D., & Walsh, N. (2021). Patient view of the advanced practitioner (AP) role in primary care: A realist‐informed synthesis. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1554

Background: Approximately 30% of general practitioner consultations are due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSKDs). Physiotherapists are trained to assess, diagnose and treat a range of MSKDs, and could provide the first point of contact for primary car... Read More about Patient view of the advanced practitioner (AP) role in primary care: A realist‐informed synthesis.

Visual illusions modulate body perception disturbance and pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A randomized trial (2021)
Journal Article
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.

‘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. (2021). ‘Somebody stuck me in a bag of sand’: Lived experiences of the altered and uncomfortable body after stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation, 35(9), 1348-1359. 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.

Staff stakeholder views on the role of UK paramedics in advance care planning for patients in their last year of life (2021)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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), 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.

Pilot study: Is a long‐term follow‐up service beneficial for patients undergoing revision hip replacement surgery? (2020)
Journal Article
Smith, L. K., Turner, E., Lenguerrand, E., Powell, J., & Palmer, S. (2021). Pilot study: Is a long‐term follow‐up service beneficial for patients undergoing revision hip replacement surgery?. Musculoskeletal Care, 19(3), 259-268. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1521

Purpose Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is highly successful but some patients will require later revision surgery. This pilot study evaluates the effects of long‐term follow‐up for patients undergoing revision hip replacement. Methods Consecutive... Read More about Pilot study: Is a long‐term follow‐up service beneficial for patients undergoing revision hip replacement surgery?.

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.

What matters most: A qualitative study of person-centered physiotherapy practice in community rehabilitation (2020)
Journal Article
Hammond, R., Stenner, R., & Palmer, S. (in press). What matters most: A qualitative study of person-centered physiotherapy practice in community rehabilitation. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 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 effect of Mulligan's mobilization with movement following total knee arthroplasty: Protocol of a single-blind randomized controlled trial (2020)
Journal Article
Alsiri, N. F., Alhadhoud, M. A., Al-Mukaimi, A., & Palmer, S. (2021). The effect of Mulligan's mobilization with movement following total knee arthroplasty: Protocol of a single-blind randomized controlled trial. Musculoskeletal Care, 19(1), 20-27. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1503

Background: Mulligan's mobilization with movement (MWM) aims to enhance the kinematics of the joint. Kinematic impairment of the knee joint is significant following total knee arthroplasty (TKA), which could be managed with Mulligan's MWM. This artic... Read More about The effect of Mulligan's mobilization with movement following total knee arthroplasty: Protocol of a single-blind randomized controlled trial.