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Does physical activity change following hip and knee replacement? Matched case-control study evaluating Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 27/02/2018

Objectives To determine whether physical activity measured using the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE), changes during the initial 24 months post-total hip (THR) or knee replacement ...

Towards Upright Pedalling to drive recovery in people who cannot walk in the first weeks after stroke: movement patterns and measurement

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 28/11/2017

Objectives To examine whether people who are within 31 days of stroke onset are able to produce controlled lower limb movement, and phasic activity in antagonistic lower limb muscle groups, during ...

Third of NHS hospitals lack physiotherapy input into pre-op assessment of amputations

News item - Posted on 25/11/2014

25 November 2014 Research has found that nearly 35 per cent of hospitals in England, Wales, Northern Ireland did not involve ...

Diabetes UK award backs physio’s research into amputee rehabilitation

News item - Posted on 24/09/2013

24 September 2013 Charity Diabetes UK has awarded a £150,000 research fellowship to Fiona Smith, a senior vascular physiotherapist who ...

Increased EMG response following electromyographic biofeedback treatment of rectus femoris muscle after spinal cord injury

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 20/09/2011

Objective To study increases in electromyographic (EMG) response from the right and left rectus femoris muscles of individuals with long-term cervical spinal cord injuries after EMG biofeedback ...

When should patients begin ambulating following lower limb split skin graft surgery? A systematic review

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 04/10/2010

Pretibial lacerations and lower limb wounds are referred to plastic surgery teams for split skin graft surgery. Traditionally, these patients have been immobilised on bedrest following surgery. More ...

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