Physios receive awards for their impressive vPUK poster presentations

Nine physiotherapists who presented posters at this year’s virtual Physiotherapy UK (vPUK) conference have received a one-year subscription to an online Elsevier journal.

The Poster Hall at vPUK 2020

The CSP’s outstanding poster awards recognised the winners and runner ups in five conference categories.

Ageing Well

Image from award winning poster by Cathy Jenkins

Cathy Jenkins, a research physiotherapist at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, triumphed in the Ageing Wellcategory with a poster titled ‘Does delayed physiotherapy following total knee replacement increase post-operative stiffness? A new angle on knee flexion.’

Michael Hurley,  a professor at the Faculty for Health, Social Care and Education at St George’s University of London and Kingston University and clinical director of the Health Innovation Network’s MSK programme, received a runner up award in the same category, for a poster that outlined ‘Increasing access to rehabilitation for knee and hip osteoarthritis - ESCAPE-pain in leisure/community centres.’

Exercise and Decision Making

Image from award winning poster by Rachel Young

Neurological physiotherapist Rachel Young, who is an associate lecturer and doctoral student at Sheffield Hallam University won in the Exercise and Decision Making category for a poster titled 'Application of the nominal group technique to inform a co-design project on power assisted exercise equipment for people with stroke.’

Leading for Change

Image from award-winning poster by Martin Dando

Martin Dando, musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinical lead at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, was named the winner in the Leading for Change category for his poster, titled: ‘Shared Decision Making training improves confidence in clinicians to facilitate collaborative decisions in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.'

Meanwhile, George Prudden, a senior physiotherapist at Royal Sussex County Hospital, received a runner-up award in the same category, for his poster about a ‘Quality Improvement Project Exploring the Factors in Non-attendance at an NHS Musculoskeletal Outpatients Department.’

Managing Complex Pain

Image from award-winning poster by Dani Maki

Dr Dani Maki, senior lecturer in physiotherapy and programme lead for MSc in Physiotherapy at Brunel University London, triumphed in theManaging Complex Paincategory, with a poster that detailed ‘Community physiotherapists' experiences of working with patients with persistent pain from diverse cultural backgrounds in London.’

Lisa Osborn-Jenkins, a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, received the same category’s runner-up award for her poster on ‘Advice-giving practice in physiotherapy, osteopathy and acupuncture for people with low back pain.’

Managing Multi System Trauma

Image from award-winning poster by Nicola Middlebrook

Nicola Middlebrook, a research fellow at the University of Birmingham, was named the winner in the Managing Multi System Trauma category for her poster, outlining the ‘Measures of central sensitisation and their measurement properties in musculoskeletal trauma: a systematic review.’

And Sally Sheppard, an MSK physiotherapy lead for major trauma at the University Hospital of Southampton NHS Trust, received the category's runner-up award for her poster about ‘The Hidden Effects of Trauma.’


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