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Presentations from Physiotherapy UK 2015

Were you at Physiotherapy UK? More than 100 presentations from all parts of the programme are available to download below.

Founders lecture

A personal journey with physiotherapy

Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

Opening plenary

Leading real change from the front line – what can you do to make a difference for your patients?

Steve Fairman

Leading change


My leadership journey

Karen Middleton

Leading for change

Jan Sobieraj

Politics is not a dirty word

David Wylie, Suzanne Rastrick, Beverley Harden

Prescribing for change – how the introduction of IP has improved patient pathways

Dave Baker

The prudent lymphoedema service in Wales

Melanie Thomas

Evolving practice – the journey of podiatric surgery

Ian Reilly

New needs, new programmes – independent prescribing and the AHPs

Dr Alan Borthwick

Developing the next generation

Elaine Buckley, Louise Jones


Around the physiotherapy world in 80 minutes

Tracy Bury, Dr Emma Stokes, Rhys Hughes

Developing AHP leaders

Helen Marriott, Nina White, Alison Rotherham

The power of social media

Dr Emma Stokes, Stuart Wildman, Naomi McVey, Professor Ieuan Ellis

AHPs as agents for patients

Sandra Mellors, Dr Lesley Holdsworth, Dr Joanne Fillingham

Physiotherapists making an impact in national unscheduled care services

Fraser Ferguson

Evaluation of a model of spinal on call: orthopaedic spinal rapid access service (OSRAS)

Catherine Kelsall

The Newcastle West Pilot: a study of cost-effectiveness of moving musculoskeletal assessment and care from hospital to community physiotherapy-led services

Dr Graeme Wilkes

Gait predicts decline in attention over 18 months in early Parkinson's disease

Rosie Morris

Physiotherapy works through its hands: an embodied account of experiencing/producing professional practice

Dr Gwyn Owen

Co-creating a spinal pathway, resources and services to improve patient-centred care and patient reported outcomes in Sheffield

Sarah Withers

Public health, prevention and wellbeing


Attitudes and understanding of exercise and healthy lifestyles in people with mild sub-acute stroke

Nicola Clague-Baker

Bridging the gap – graded activity for people with chronic pain (a pilot study)

Ethel Hili

Effectiveness of a structured hydrotherapy programme as part of MDT physiotherapy weight management intervention for obese people with co-morbidities

Mohan Ramasamy

Improving the effectiveness of exercise therapy for older adults with knee pain: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial (the BEEP trial)

Professor Nadine Foster

Public health is everyone’s business

Shirley Cramer

Staying switched on: the importance of reducing sedentary time and increasing physical activity in obese individuals

Dr Zoe Rutherford

Creating resilience, maintaining energy, delivering purpose

Simon Shepard

The clustering of unhealthy behaviours in the English population over time: Implications for policy and practice

David Buck

Population thinking for physiotherapists: the importance of epidemiology

Dr Ross Wilkie

Economic evaluation in public health: a case study

Alex Bates, Sue Hayward-Giles


Changing behaviour to improve health

Dr Paul Chadwick

Behavioural insights: changing behaviours, not minds

Dr Tim Chadborn

Futureproofing physiotherapy: equipping the future workforce to meet the needs of a changing population

Anna Lowe

Is occupation important when assessing social history?

Mark Armour

Healthy work conversations in routine practice, work as a public health issue

Christine Parker

Practical considerations for assessing and progressing function for work

Angela Sutherland

Does private healthcare have a role in public health?

Martin Docherty, Rose Arnott

Empowering clients in a slow-stream neurological rehabilitation unit to make positive lifestyle changes

Professor Mary Banks

An investigation of factors influencing physical activity levels in people living in the community after stroke

Shae Jackson

How can physiotherapists deliver the NICE guidelines for osteoarthritis?

Caroline Moss

Lower Extremity Activity Programme (LEAP): working in partnership to enhance self-care in long term musculoskeletal conditions

Christopher Moule

Can early physiotherapy group education sessions provide both quality and cost effectiveness?

Rachel Wylie

Panel discussion

Unpacking public health – a healthy conversation about physiotherapy

Deborah Bancroft, Linda Hindle, Jenny Setchell

Research into practice


RCT of physiotherapy-led exercise and ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection for subacromial impingement syndrome: the SUPPORT trial

Professor Nadine Foster

Effects of a brace in patellofemoral osteoarthritis on pain and bone marrow lesions using MRI: a randomised trial

Dr Michael Callaghan

Can physical therapy intervention in the emergency department positively influence patient-reported falls and return visits for the same condition?

Dr Stacie Fruth

Why participants in the UKUFF trial did not remain in their allocated treatment arm: a qualitative study

Dr Catherine Minns Lowe

Appointment reminder systems are effective but not optimal - findings from the TURNUP study

Dr Sionnadh Mclean

Physiotherapists in academic health science networks - bridging the translation gap

Dr Amanda Buttery

Introduction to Council for AHP research

Professor Ann Moore

Informing, influencing and implementing guidelines

Naomi McVey, Dr Angela Green, Iris Clarke, Alison Gray

Feasibility of the use of the SARA scale for pre and post operative assessment of children with posterior fossa tumours

Professor Helen Hartley

The reliability of the quantitative timed up and go test measured over five consecutive days in community dwelling older adults

Erin Smith

Chest physiotherapy for preterm infants requiring respiratory support: a realist review

Fiona Price

Will my shoulder pain get better with physiotherapy? Results from a multicentre cohort study

Rachel Chester

Exercise adherence measures – why we need to start again. Findings of a systematic review and consensus workshop

Dr Sionnadh Mclean

Patellofemoral joint radiological features associated with patellofemoral pain? Systematic review and meta-analysis

Benjamin Drew

What does the hierachy of evidence mean for clinical practice?

Professor Rob de Bie

Information is power: using real time data to drive service improvement

Steve Tolan

Physiotherapy as practice/research – a critical perspective

Dr Gwyn Owen


Encouraging clinicians to use best evidence in the care of patients with back and shoulder pain: a journey from research to practice

Kay Stevenson

Qualitative research: generating useful knowledge for practice

Dr Nikki Petty

Person-centred care and evidence based practice

Dr Sarah Demain

Management of Antenatal Pelvic-Girdle Pain Study (MAPS): a single centred, blinded, randomised trial evaluating the effectiveness of two pelvic orthoses

Lee Cameron

An investigation into the role of activity pacing among patients with chronic pain/fatigue

Dr Deborah Antcliff

Life after stroke: the ´ASPIRE´ programme (acute stroke, self management support, secondary prevention, information, rehabilitation exercise)

Deborah Neal

Modified Pilates as an adjunct to standard physiotherapy care for urinary incontinence: a feasibility study

Professor Joanna Jackson

Hopes and expectations for recovery of the upper limb: a qualitative study of stroke survivors' experiences

Judith Purton

Exploring peer mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study

Dr Kay Cooper

Experiences of training in physiotherapy informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PACT) for chronic low back pain: a qualitative study

Dr Melissa Galea Holmes

Effects of exercise therapy on metabolic risk factors, brain physiology and clinical outcome following stroke: a randomised controlled pilot trial

Dr Sarah Moore

The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP): improving quality from stroke audit data

Dr Nicola Hancock

Workforce development


The Future is Bright

Simon Whitehouse, Professor Richard Stephenson, Professor Hilary ThomasThe role of the physiotherapist in an urgent community care setting

Sophie Wallington

Workforce transformation – a personal reflection

Claire Arditto

Physiotherapy in primary care – a commissioner's perspective

Nicola Jones

Exploring the contributions of physiotherapists to comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA): an ethnographic study of skills, expertise and assessment tools

Alison Cowley

Developing innovative roles for physiotherapists to improve patient pathways and access to falls prevention services

Bernadette Kennedy

Current methods utilised by physiotherapists to optimize motivation and elicit health behaviour change

Niall McGrane

Effectiveness of musculoskeletal emergency physiotherapy practitioners

Dr Emma Salt

Integration of vocational qualifications into the curriculum at Sheffield Hallam University to enhance exercise prescription within physiotherapy

Rachel Young


The evolution of physical activity: from health to leisure

Cara Blair

'Using the Calderdale Framework to standardise delegation practices, ensure governance and inform role development'

Sara Conroy

Development of a six-day physiotherapy service at a primary stroke centre

Joanne Howard

Development of a competency document to facilitate integration of students into a new system of working of seven-day working

Rachael Moses

A competency framework innovation

Colette Owen

A different way of thinking- take advantage

Gordon Bigham

Hip Hip Hooray! The success of ESD for #NOF

Nathalie Bradford, Hannah Shaw

Integrated clinical academic internship

Jennifer Harris

Physiotherapy in humanitarian emergencies

Peter Skelton

Opportunities are limitless

Richard O Connell

Mind the gap - and then make a bridge across

Friederike Stenning

Closing plenary

This house believes that in the absence of research evidence, an intervention should not be used

Roger Kerry, Professor Sallie Lamb, Professor Rob de Bie, Michael Loughlin


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