Dr Jennifer Freeman
Profiles

Dr Jennifer Freeman

Associate Professor (Reader) in Physiotherapy

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)

Role

My roles include:-

1. Teaching and curriculum develoment.

I am activley involved in curriculum development and teaching for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Honours Degree and the Masters Programme in Neurological Rehabilitation.
I supervise both Masters and PhD students.

2.  Deputy Director of CHeSCI, Institute of Health and Community  

In addition I co-lead the Rehabilitation Research Group,within CHeSCI,  which involves co-ordinating monthly research site meetings and rehabilitation research group meetings, increasing staff awareness of research opportunities, promoting research activity within the Faculty and acting as a resource for staff on site.

I am a member of the School's undergraduate ethics committee.

3 Research
My research is within the field of neurological rehabilitation, with a particular interest in evaluating the effectiveness of whole care packages and targeted interventions in people with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke; and in exploring process aspects of rehabilitation care (such as goal setting).  
 
Examples of recently completed / ongoing clinical trials include: 
 - Evaluating the effects of stretching in people with MS 

-  A multi-centred RCT evaluating exercise in people with MS

- A multi-centred RCT investigating the clinical and cost effectiveness of a standing frame programme in people severely disabled by MS. 

- A multi-centred feasibility RCT  to investigate use of Web-based technology for exercises in people with MS.  

-  A series of studies evaluating falls risk and the development of falls management interventions for people with MS 

-  A series of studies which are developing and evaluating the use of a dynamic elastomeric fabric orthoses to accelerate return to sport after lumbo-pelvic injury; 

-  A series of studies which are evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of a dynamic elastomeric fabric orthosis in the management of lumbo-pelvic pain in peri and post-partum women 

Qualifications

2001 Certificate in Teaching and Learning, University of Plymouth

1997 Doctorate of Philosophy Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London

1983 Bachelor of Applied Science (in Physiotherapy), with distinction, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

Professional membership

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists 1988 - present (Fellow since 2013)

Council of Health Professions 1987 - present

Association of Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology 1988 - present

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2000 - present

Roles on external bodies

1999 Member of Task Group supporting the External Reference Group of the NSF for Older People with Stroke. NHS Executive.

2000 – 2001 External Assessor for Masters in Science, University College London, School of Human Health and Performance.

1999- 2001 Member of Steering Group of the Outcomes Measures Database,Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

2001 Member of the Policy Development Group of the MS Society.

2001-2002 Lead for developing and updating the Standards of Healthcare for people with MS, MS Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2003 – 2008 Physiotherapy Advisor to the MS Society of Great Britain

2003–2004 Chair of the Clinical Standards Group of the Neurorehabilitation Review Group for the Peninsula Neuroscience Network

2004 Member of National Working Group for the development of a physiotherapy guidance document for the NICE MS Guidelines

2004- 2006 Chair of the MS Care Pathways Group for South West Devon and East Cornwall

2006 - 2015 Member of the Research Grants Review Committee for the MS Society

2007 - to date Member for the Research Group for Therapists in MS (MS Trust)   

2008 WorkshopLeader. World Health Organisation Consensus Conference on Multiple Sclerosis:establishing a minimum dataset for the International Classification ofDisability and Functioning. Valens, Switzerland.

2010 HonoraryMember of the Swedish MS Society in recognition of research undertaken in thearea of MS rehabilitation.

2011- ongoing  Memberof the International Advisory Board at the Centre for Physiotherapy Research,University of Otago. (2011 – ongoing)

2010 - 2012Memberof the Working Group to develop Common Data Elements for MS (National Instituteof Neurological Disorders and Stroke [NINDS] and the National Institutes ofHealth [NIH]).

2012 - ongoing DeputyDirector Centre for Health and SocialCare Innovation (CHeSCI),Plymouth University 

2012. MemberAdvisory Group for the European Rehabilitation in MS network for Best Practiceand Research.  

2012 MemberAdvisory Group for MS Trust Information Needs Project.  

2012 - ongoing Mentorfor the NIHR Fellowship  Scheme, 

2014- ongoing Deputy Director of the Affiliated Centre of theJoanna Briggs Centre for Systematic Reviews, Plymouth

2014 –ongoing Executive Board Member European“Rehabilitation in MS network for Best Practice and Research: RIMS”.

 2015-ongoing.Advisory Group Member for CRAAMS (HTA Project) ,University of Nottingham

Teaching interests

1. Teaching at degree and Masters level.

- Physiotherapy, with a special interest in adult neurology

- Evidence based practice / research methodology 

- Outcome measurement

2. Supervision of Masters and PhD students, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Research interests

Clinical trials in rehabilitation, with a special interest in:

- The evaluation of whole packages of care and targeted interventions in people with long term neurological conditions 

- The evaluation of processes of rehabilitation care such as goal setting

- The evaluation of outcome measures

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

PhD awarded to Dr Jane Grose for thesis entitlied: "Living with MS: the confidant relationship explored". Awarded December 2007.  

Grants & contracts

GRANTS AWARDED

Grant 21 
Freeman JA, Hendrie W, Jarrett L, Marsden J, Creanor S, Hawton A, Barton A, Zajicek J. A multi-centre randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a home-based self-management standing frame programme in people with progressive MS, May 2015 - 2018 
Funding Body : NIHR RfPB 
Amount Awarded : £343,761.00

Grant 20 
Paul L, Freeman JA, Miller L, Coulter E, Mathieson P,  Weller B. Web-Based Physiotherapy for People with Multiple Sclerosis (WEB-paMS), 2015 - 2017
Funding Body : MS Society 
Amount Awarded: £234,589
Grant 19 
McKee Richard, Freeman J, Gay D, Parfitt G, Marsden J. Plymouth Hospital 
“The effectiveness of a dynamic elastomeric fabric orthoses compared to standard orthoses in the management of plantar fasciitis: A  feasibility study”
Funding Body :NHS Charitable Funds. 2014-2015.
Amount awarded: £10, 432 

Grant 18 
Marsden J, Freeman J, Mathews M. 
“To develop innovative customised Dynamic Elastomeric Fabric Orthoses (DEFO) to optimise foot and ankle function for use in sports and for people with long-term neurological conditions”. 2014 - 2016
Funding Body :Classic Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) 
Amount awarded: Total grant £105,970 (Government contribution £105,840; Company Contribution £52,130). 

Grant 17 
Freeman JA, Robens S, Gunn H. Pump Priming Grant Institute of Health and Community. Project development - Social isolation amongst severely impaired people with Multiple Sclerosis: Phase 2 Stakeholder Consultation, 2015
Funding Body : Institute of Health and Community, Plymouth University,. 
Amount Awarded: £1,769

Grant 16 
Butler K, Freeman JA, Rosenkranz K. An epidemiological study into focal hand dystonia in professional musicians: a long-term follow-up of 85 cases. August 2014-2016
Funding Body :British Association of Hand Therapists. 
Amount Awarded: £15,600

Grant 15 
Cramp M, Morrison S, Marsden J, Freeman JA, Paton J. “The effects of foot and ankle impairments on mobility and balance in community dwelling adults post stroke – a personal and multi-disciplinary approach”  , 2015-2016 
Funding Body : Extension grant from Scholl Podiatric Research and Development Fund, 2015-2016 
Amount Awarded : £76,670.00   

Grant 14 
Gorst T, Freeman J, Yarrow K, Marsden J. The development of somatosensory discrimination tests in the lower limb following stroke, 2015 - 16 
Funding Body : Physiotherapy Research Foundation 
Amount Awarded : £19,914

Grant 13 
Cameron L, Marsden J, Kent B, Watkins K, Freeman JA. Managing Chronic Post-Partum Pelvic Girdle Pain: Evaluating Effectiveness of  Combined Physiotherapy and  a Dynamic Elastomeric Orthoses, 2015-2016 
Funding Body : Physiotherapy Research Foundation 
Amount Awarded :  £18,920

Grant 12  

Title: The effects of foot and ankle impairments on mobility and balance in community dwelling adults post stroke.
Grant holders: Cramp M, Morrison S, Marsden J, Freeman JA, Paton J.
Funding Body : Scholl Podiatric Research and Development Fund
Amount awarded: £164, 265
Date: September 2012 – April 2015

Grant 11
Title:  Pilates based core stability training in ambulant individuals with multiple sclerosis: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial.

Grant holders: Freeman JA, Hough A, Gear M.

Funding Body: MS Trust

Amount awarded: £ 77, 657.00.   

Date awarded:  October 2010 – July 2013


Grant 10
Title: An investigation of the risk factors associated with falls in people withg Multiple Sclerosis 

Fundholders: Gunn H, Freeman JA, Marsden J, Haas B, Zajicek J, Creanor S. Funding Body: Physiotherapy Research Fund, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Amount awarded: £19, 700.   
Date: Jan 2011 - 2012

Grant 9
Title: Pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy: evaluating the effectiveness of a novel intervention, the dynamic elastomeric fabric orthoses.European Social Fund, Combined Universities of Cornwall (ESF-CUC) PhD Studentship.
Grant holders: Freeman JA, Marsden J, Freeman R.
Funding Body: ESF Research Programme, Great Western Research and the Government Office South West

Amount Awarded: £80 000.

Date: August 2011 - 2014

Grant 8 
Title: Investigating the effects of the Musmate Ankle-Hip Orthosis in people with Multiple Sclerosis
Grant holders: Marsden J, Shum G, Freeman JA. ,

Funding Body: Enterprise Solutions Service Voucher Scheme

Amount Awarded:  £3,499
Date awarded: May 2010

 

 

Grant 7
Title: Evaluating the South West Community Peer Support Officer Service for Newly Injured People with Spinal Cord Injury (2009 – 1010)
Grant Holders: Freeman JA and Haas.  

Funding Body: The Vice Chancellors Community Research Awards, University of Plymouth.
Amount awarded: £8,200
Date Awarded: July 2009

Grant 6
Title: Establishing clinical guidance for stretching in people with MS. (2009 - 2011)
Grant holders: Marsden J,

Freeman JA, Hobart JC, Jones R, Zajicek J. 
Funding Body: Evolving MS Services Grant, MS Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Amount awarded: £100,805
Date awarded: Dec 2008

Grant 5
Title: Current Service Delivery for people with Familial Spastic paraparesis in the South West. (2008 - 2009).
Grant holders:Marsden J

and Freeman JA. Funding Body: The Vice Chancellors Community Research Awards, University of Plymouth.
Amount awarded: £10,000
Date Awarded 2008

Grant 4
Title: “The use of orthotic lycra garments to reduce lumbo-pelvic pain and accelerate functional recovery in sportspeople and in women following childbirth". 
Grant holders: Marsden J, Freeman JA, Mathews M. 
Funding Body: Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Department of Health.
Amount Awarded: £81, 621 (2008 - 1010)
Date Awarded Dec 2008

Grant 3
Title: A longitudinal profile of mobility in people with Multiple Sclerosis
Grantholders: JA Freeman, Hobart JC, Allison R, Ingram W, Zajicek J. 
Funding Body: Torbay Medical Research Fund.
Amount awarded: £38 521.48.
Date Awarded: October 2005

Grant 2
Title: Increasing the effectiveness of the rehabilitation process through collaborative goal setting
Grantholders: DE Playford (Institute of Neurology, London), JA Freeman
Grant based at the Institute of Neurology
Grant funding body: The Clinical Research and Development Committee - Special Trustees of Middlesex University College Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London.
 Amount awarded : £69901.00
Date awarded: March 2002

Grant 1.
Title: Evaluating the usefulness of the SF-36 as a measure of health related quality of life in people with Multiple Sclerosis
Grantholders: JA Freeman, AJ Thompson. Grant based at the Institute of Neurology, London
Grant funding body: Department of Health.
Amount Awarded: £29, 047.00.
Date Awarded: 1996

Research groups

  • Plymouth Inequalities Group

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Logan A, Marsden J, Freeman J & Kent B 2017 'Effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions in treating orthostatic hypotension in the elderly and people with a neurological condition' JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 15, (4) 948-960 , DOI
Sawle L, Freeman J & Marsden J 2017 'INTRA-RATER RELIABILITY OF THE MULTIPLE SINGLE-LEG HOP-STABILIZATION TEST AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH AGE, LEG DOMINANCE AND TRAINING' Int J Sports Phys Ther 12, (2) 190-198 Author Site
Coulter EH, Miller L, McCorkell S, McGuire C, Algie K, Freeman J, Weller B, Mattison PG, McConnachie A & Wu O 2017 'Validity of the activPAL3 activity monitor in people moderately affected by Multiple Sclerosis' Medical Engineering & Physics , DOI PEARL
Ofori J, Freeman J, Logan A, Rapson R, Zajieck J, Hobart J & Marsden J 2016 'An investigation of commonly prescribed stretches of the ankle plantarflexors in people with Multiple Sclerosis' Clinical Biomechanics 37, (August) 22-26 , DOI PEARL
Poltawski L, Allison R, Briscoe S, Freeman J, Kilbride C, Neal D, Turton AJ & Dean S 2016 'Assessing the impact of upper limb disability following stroke: a qualitative enquiry using internet-based personal accounts of stroke survivors' DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION 38, (10) 945-951 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Dennett R, Coulter E, Paul L & Freeman J 2016 'Effectiveness and user experience of web-based interventions for increasing physical activity in people with multiple sclerosis' JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 14, (11) 50-62 , DOI PEARL
Fox EE, Hough AD, Creanor S, Gear M & Freeman JA 2016 'Effects of Pilates-Based Core Stability Training in Ambulant People With Multiple Sclerosis: Multicenter, Assessor-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial' PHYSICAL THERAPY 96, (8) 1170-1178 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Hoang PD, Baysan M, Gunn H, Cameron M, Freeman J, Nitz J, Low Choy NL & Lord SR 2016 'Fall risk in people with MS: A Physiological Profile Assessment study' Multiple Sclerosis Journal – Experimental, Translational and Clinical 2, 205521731664113-205521731664113 , DOI PEARL
Gorst T, Lyddon A, Marsden J, Paton J, Morrison SC, Cramp M & Freeman J 2016 'Foot and ankle impairments affect balance and mobility in stroke (FAiMiS): the views and experiences of people with stroke' Disability and Rehabilitation 38, (6) 589-596 , DOI PEARL
Haas B, Playford ED, Ahmad AQ, Yildiran T, Gibbon AJ & Freeman JA 2016 'Rehabilitation goals of people with spinal cord injuries can be classified against the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core Set for spinal cord injuries' SPINAL CORD 54, (4) 324-328 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Freeman JA, Hendrie W, Creanor S, Jarrett L, Barton A, Green C, Marsden J, Rogers E & Zajicek J 2016 'Standing up in multiple sclerosis (SUMS): protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of a home-based self-management standing frame programme in people with progressive multiple sclerosis' BMC neurology 16, (1) 62-62 , DOI PEARL
Lloyd A, Bannigan K, Sugavanam T & Freeman J 2016 'The experiences of stroke survivors, their families and unpaid carers regarding goal setting within stroke rehabilitation: a systematic review protocol' The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 14, (1) 77-77 , DOI
Rasova K, Freeman J, Martinkova P, Pavlikova M, Cattaneo D, Jonsdottir J, Henze T, Baert I, Van Asch P & Santoyo C 2016 'The organisation of physiotherapy for people with multiple sclerosis across Europe: a multicentre questionnaire survey' BMC Health Services Research 16, (1) , DOI PEARL
Sawle L, Freeman J & Marsden J 2016 'The Use of a Dynamic Elastomeric Fabric Orthosis in Supporting the Management of Athletic Pelvic and Groin Injury' J Sport Rehabil 25, (2) 101-110 Author Site PEARL
Marsden JF 2016 'The Use of a Dynamic Elastomeric Fabric Orthosis in Supporting the Management of Athletic Pelvic and Groin Injury' Journal of Sport Rehabilitation PEARL
Matthews M, Blandford S, Marsden J & Freeman J 2016 'The use of dynamic elastomeric fabric orthosis suits as an orthotic intervention in the management of children with neuropathic onset scoliosis: A retrospective audit of routine clinical case notes' Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders 11, (1) , DOI PEARL
Slade A & Freeman J 2015 'Can Rasch analysis improve the sensitivity of outcome measures in clinical practice?' BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 78, 28-29 Author Site
Nilsagård Y, Gunn H, Freeman J, Hoang P, Lord S, Mazumder R & Cameron M 2015 'Falls in people with MS—an individual data meta-analysis from studies from Australia, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States' Multiple Sclerosis Journal 21, (1) 92-100 , DOI PEARL
Lyddon A, Morrison S, Gorst T, Marsden J, Paton J, Freeman J & Cramp M 2015 'Foot loading characteristics in people after stroke: A preliminary analysis of plantar pressure data' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE 10, 34-34 Author Site
Rasova K, Martinkova P, Pavlikova M, Cattaneo D, Jonsdottir J, Henze T, Baert I, Van Asch P, Santoyo C & Smedal T 2015 'Physical therapy provision in multiple sclerosis across Europe: a regional lottery?' EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE 51, (6) 850-852 Author Site PEARL
Feinstein A, Freeman J & Lo AC 2015 'Progressive multiple sclerosis 2 Treatment of progressive multiple sclerosis: what works, what does not, and what is needed' LANCET NEUROLOGY 14, (2) 194-207 Author Site
Gunn H, Markevics S, Haas B, Marsden J & Freeman J 2015 'Systematic Review: The Effectiveness of Interventions to Reduce Falls and Improve Balance in Adults With Multiple Sclerosis' Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 96, (10) 1898-1912 , DOI PEARL
Feinstein A, Freeman J & Lo AC 2015 'Treatment of progressive multiple sclerosis: what works, what does not, and what is needed' Lancet Neurol 14, (2) 194-207 Author Site , DOI
Lloyd A, Roberts AR & Freeman JA 2014 '‘Finding a Balance’ in Involving Patients in Goal Setting Early After Stroke: A Physiotherapy Perspective' Physiotherapy Research International 19, (3) 147-157 , DOI
Gunn H, Creanor S, Haas B, Marsden J & Freeman J 2014 'Frequency, characteristics, and consequences of falls in multiple sclerosis: findings from a cohort study' Arch Phys Med Rehabil 95, (3) 538-545 Author Site , DOI
Gunn H, Cattaneo D, Finlayson M, Freeman J & Sosnoff JJ 2014 'Home or away? Choosing a setting for a falls-prevention program for people with multiple sclerosis' Int J MS Care 16, (4) 186-191 Author Site , DOI
Freeman J 2014 'Progressive resistance therapy is not the best way to rehabilitate deficits due to multiple sclerosis: commentary' Mult Scler 20, (2) 145-146 Author Site , DOI
Baert I, Freeman J, Smedal T, Dalgas U, Romberg A, Kalron A, Conyers H, Elorriaga I, Gebara B & Gumse J 2014 'Responsiveness and clinically meaningful improvement, according to disability level, of five walking measures after rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis: a European multicenter study' Neurorehabil Neural Repair 28, (7) 621-631 Author Site , DOI
Grose J, Freeman J & Marsden J 2014 'Service delivery for people with hereditary spastic paraparesis living in the South West of England' Disabil Rehabil 36, (11) 907-913 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Freeman JA, Marsden J, Rapson R & Kent B 2014 'The clinical effectiveness and personal experience of supported standing for children with cerebral palsy: a comprehensive systematic review protocol' The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 12, 101-118
Marsden JF, Hough A, Shum G, Shaw S & Freeman JA 2013 'Deep abdominal muscle activity following supratentorial stroke' J Electromyogr Kinesiol 23, (4) 985-990 Author Site , DOI
Freeman J, Walters R, Ingram W, Slade A, Hobart J & Zajicek J 2013 'Evaluating change in mobility in people with multiple sclerosis: relative responsiveness of four clinical measures' Mult Scler 19, (12) 1632-1639 Author Site , DOI
Lyddon A, Morrison S, Gorst T, Marsden J, Paton J, Freeman J & Cramp M 2013 'Foot and ankle impairments affecting mobility and balance in stroke (FAiMiS): measurement of foot and ankle impairments' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE 8, 68-68 Author Site
Gorst T, Marsden J, Paton J, Cramp M, Lyddon A, Morrison S & Freeman J 2013 'Foot and Ankle Impairments affecting Mobility and balance In Stroke (FAiMiS); the views of people with stroke' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE 8, 68-69 Author Site
Gunn HJ, Newell P, Haas B, Marsden JF & Freeman JA 2013 'Identification of risk factors for falls in multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis' Phys Ther 93, (4) 504-513 Author Site , DOI
Gunn H, Creanor S, Haas B, Marsden J & Freeman J 2013 'Risk factors for falls in multiple sclerosis: an observational study' Mult Scler 19, (14) 1913-1922 Author Site , DOI
Harrison B, Firth W, Rogers S, Tipple J, Marsden J, Freeman JA, Hough AD & Shum GLK 2013 'The relationship between isokinetic performance of hip and knee and jump performance in university rugby players' ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE 21, (2) 175-180 Author Site , DOI
Sawle L, Freeman JF, Marsden JF & Mathews M 2012 'Exploring the effect of pelvic belt configurations upon athletic lumbopelvic pain' Prostheics Orthotics International , DOI
Freeman J, Fox E, Gear M & Hough A 2012 'Pilates based core stability training in ambulant individuals with multiple sclerosis: protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial' BMC Neurol 12, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Haas BM, Price L & Freeman JA 2012 'Qualitative evaluation of a Community Peer Support Service for people with spinal cord injury' Spinal Cord , DOI
Freeman JA & Playford ED 2012 'Rehabilitation therapy in MS; a short-term, expensive, placebo' Mult Scler 18, (10) 1379-1381 Author Site , DOI
Gunn H & Freeman J 2012 'Repeated falls: a key outcome or an adverse event?' Physiother Res Int 17, (1) 1-3 Author Site , DOI
Grose J, Freeman J & Skirton H 2012 'Value of a Confidant Relationship in Psychosocial Care of People with Multiple Sclerosis' International Journal of MS Care 14, (3) 115-122 , DOI
Coenen M, Cieza A, Freeman J, Khan F, Miller D, Weise A, Kesselring J & Conf C 2011 'The development of ICF Core Sets for multiple sclerosis: results of the International Consensus Conference' JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY 258, (8) 1477-1488 Author Site , DOI
Freeman JA, Gear M, Pauli A, Cowan P, Finnigan C, Hunter H, Mobberley C, Nock A, Sims R & Thain J 2010 'The effect of core stability training on balance and mobility in ambulant individuals with multiple sclerosis: a multi-centre series of single case studies' Mult Scler 16, (11) 1377-1384 Author Site , DOI
Wreford-Brown A, Horrell K, Horrell K & Freeman JA 2010 'The prevalence of low back pain in undergraduate students with different educational exposures' Physiotherapy Ireland 31, (1) 41-46
Playford ED, Siegert R, Levack W & Freeman J 2009 'Areas of consensus and controversy about goal setting in rehabilitation: a conference report' Clin Rehabil 23, (4) 334-344 Author Site , DOI
Playford ED, Siegert R, Levack W & Freeman JA 2009 'Areas of Consensus and Controversy about Goal-setting in Rehabilitation: A Conference Report' Clinical Rehabilitation 23, (334) 334-344 PEARL
Chitsaz A, Janghorbani M, Shaygannejad V, Ashtari F, Heshmatipour M & Freeman J 2009 'Sensory Complaints of the Upper Extremities in Multiple Sclerosis: Relative Efficacy of Nortriptyline and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation' CLINICAL JOURNAL OF PAIN 25, (4) 281-285 Author Site , DOI
Freeman J, Porter B & Thompson A 2008 'Neurorehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis' Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 14, (2) 63-75 , DOI
Springham J, Freeman J & Skirton H 2007 'Exploring the relationship between people with multiple sclerosis and their confidants' Multiple Sclerosis 13, S138-S138 PEARL
Holliday RC, Cano S, Freeman JA & Playford ED 2007 'Should patients participate in clinical decision making? An optimised balance block design controlled study of goal setting in a rehabilitation unit' Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 78, (6) 576-580
Freeman JA, Hobart JC, Playford ED, Undy B & Thompson AJ 2005 'Evaluating neurorehabilitation: lessons from routine data collection' J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 76, (5) 723-728 Author Site , DOI
Freeman JA, Hobart JC, Playford ED, Undy B & Thompson AJ 2005 'Evaluating neurorehabilitation: lessons from routine data collection' Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 76, (5) 723-728
Lockley L & Freeman J 2005 'Unravelling the complexities of hypertonia and spasm: a piece of detective work' Physiotherapy Research International 10, (1) 48-54 , DOI
Freeman JA 2004 'Commentary on “Assessment of a fatigue management programme for people with multiple sclerosis” ; ' International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 11 (12): 553,
Freeman J & Allison R 2004 'Group exercise classes in people with Multiple Sclerosis: a pilot study' Physiotherapy Research International 9(2), 104-107
Freeman J & Allison R 2004 'Group exercise classes in people with multiple sclerosis: a pilot study' Physiother Res Int 9, (2) 104-107 Author Site
Maynard V, Bakheit AMO, Oldham J & Freeman J 2003 'Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of gait measurements with CODA mpx30 motion analysis system' Gait & Posture 17, (1) 59-67
Riazi A, Hobart JC, Fitzpatrick R, Freeman JA & Thompson AJ 2003 'Socio-demographic variables are limited predictors of health status in multiple sclerosis' J Neurol 250, (9) 1088-1093 Author Site , DOI
Riazi A, Hobart JC, Fitzpatrick R, Freeman JA & Thompson AJ 2003 'Socio-demographic variables are limited predictors of health status in multiple sclerosis' Journal of Neurology 250, (9) 1088-1093
Riazi A, Hobart JC, Lamping DL, Fitzpatrick R, Freeman JA, Jenkinson C, Peto V & Thompson AJ 2003 'Using the SF-36 measure to compare the health impact of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease with normal population health profiles' J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74, (6) 710-714 Author Site
Riazi A, Hobart JC, Lamping DL, Fitzpatrick R, Freeman JA, Jenkinson C, Peto V & Thompson AJ 2003 'Using the SF-36 measure to compare the health impact of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease with normal population health profiles' Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 74, (6) 710-714
Freeman JA, Morris ME & Davidson MEA 2002 'Outcome Measures to quantify the effects of physical therapy for people with multiple sclerosis' Neurology Report 26, 139 - 144
Freeman JA, Hobart JC & Thompson AJ 2001 'Does adding MS-specific items to a generic measure (the SF-36) improve measurement?' Neurology 57, (1) 68-74 Author Site
Freeman JA 2001 'Does adding MS-specific items to a generic measure (the SF-36) improve measurement?' Neurology 57(1), 68 - 74
Hobart, Freeman JA, Lamping DL & Langdon DW 2001 'Evidence-based measurement: which disability scale for neurologic rehabilitation?' Neurology 57, 639-644
Hobart JC, Lamping DL, Freeman JA, Greenwood RJ, McLellan DL & Thompson A 2001 'Evidence-based measurement: which disability scale for neurological rehabilitation?' Neurology 57, 639-644
Freeman JA 2001 'Improving mobility and functional independence in persons with multiple sclerosis' Journal of Neurology 248, (4) 255-259
Freeman JA, Thompson AJ, Fitzpatrick R, Hutchinson M, Beckmann K, Dahlke F, Kappos L, Polman C, Pozzilli C & European Study Group on Interferon-beta 1b in secondary progressive MS 2001 'Interferon beta - 1b in the treatment of secondary - progressive ms: impact on quality of life' Neurology 57 (10), 1870-1875
Hobart J, Freeman J, Lamping D, Fitzpatrick R & Thompson A 2001 'The SF-36 in multiple sclerosis: why basic assumptions must be tested' J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 71, (3) 363-370 Author Site
Hobart JC, Freeman JA, Fitzpatrick R & Thompson A 2001 'The SF-36 in multiple sclerosis: why basic assumptions must be tested' Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 71, (3) 363-370
Freeman JA, Hobart JC, Langdon DW & Thompson AJ 2000 'Clinical appropriateness: a key factor in outcome measure selection: the 36 item short form health survey in multiple sclerosis' J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 68, (2) 150-156 Author Site
Freeman JA & Thompson AJ 2000 'Community services in multiple sclerosis: still a matter of chance' J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 69, (6) 728-732 Author Site
Hobart J, Freeman J & Thompson A 2000 'Kurtzke scales revisited: the application of psychometric methods to clinical intuition' Brain 123 ( Pt 5), 1027-1040 Author Site
Nodder D, Chappell B, Bates D, Freeman J, Hatch J, Keen J, Thomas S & Young C 2000 'Multiple sclerosis: care needs for 2000 and beyond' JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE 93, (5) 219-224 Author Site
Freeman JA, Langdon DW, Hobart JC & Thompson AJ 1999 'Inpatient rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis: do the benefits carry over into the community?' Neurology 52, (1) 50-56 Author Site
van der Putten JJ, Hobart JC, Freeman JA & Thompson AJ 1999 'Measuring change in disability after inpatient rehabilitation: comparison of the responsiveness of the Barthel index and the Functional Independence Measure' J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 66, (4) 480-484 Author Site
Pfennings L, Cohen L, Miller D, Gerbaud L, Vleugels L, Freeman J, Vernay D, Biolay S, Ketelaer P & Thompson A 1999 'Using the short form-36 with multiple sclerosis patients in five countries: A cross-cultural comparison' PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS 85, (1) 19-31 Author Site , DOI
Freeman JA 1998 'Assessment systems and outcome measures of therapeutic trials' EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY 5, S39-S40 Author Site
Freeman JA, Langdon DW, Hobart JC & Thompson AJ 1997 'The impact of inpatient rehabilitation on progressive multiple sclerosis' Ann Neurol 42, (2) 236-244 Author Site , DOI
Freeman JA, Playford ED, Nicholas RS & Thompson AJ 1996 'A neurological rehabilitation unit: audit of activity and outcome' J R Coll Physicians Lond 30, (1) 21-26 Author Site
Freeman JA, Langdon DW, Hobart JC & Thompson AJ 1996 'Health-related quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis undergoing inpatient rehabilitation' JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGIC REHABILITATION 10, (3) 185-194 Author Site
Freeman JA, Hobart JC & Thompson AJ 1996 'Outcomes-based research in neurorehabilitation: the need for multidisciplinary team involvement' Disabil Rehabil 18, (2) 106-110 Author Site
Hobart JC, Freeman JA & Lamping DL 1996 'Physician and patient-oriented outcomes in progressive neurological disease: which to measure?' Curr Opin Neurol 9, (6) 441-444 Author Site
Editorial comments
Freeman JA & Thompson AJ 2001 'Building an evidence base for multiple sclerosis management: support for physiotherapy' Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 70, (2) 147-148
Letters
Rasová K, Martinkova P, Cattaneo D, Jonsdottir J, Henze T, Baert I, Van Asch P, Santoyo C, Smedal T & Malgorzata S 2014 'Physical therapy in multiple sclerosis differs across Europe: information regarding an ongoing study' J Int Med Res 42, (5) 1185-1187 Author Site , DOI
Chapters
Jones R, Kamel Boulos MN, Maramba I, Skirton H & Freeman J 2009 'Patient preferences for online person-person support' in Panteli N Virtual Social Networks: Mediated, Massive and Multiplayer sites' Basingstoke, Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan, 52-74
Freeman JA 2009 'Patient preferences for online person-person support' in Panteli N Virtual social networks Palgrave MacMillan 52-75
Freeman JA 2008 'The patient with degenerative disease: Multiple Sclerosis' in Lennon S Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy Oxford 161-175
Freeman JA & Thompson AJ 2003 'Rehabilitation In Multiple Sclerosis' Multiple Sclerosis: The Blue Book Series. 2nd Edition. Butterworth Heinemann, London, 317-328
Freeman JA 2002 'Assessment, outcome measurement and goal setting in physiotherapy practice' in Edwards S Neurological Physiotherapy: a problem solving approach Churchill Livingstone 21 - 35
Freeman JA 2002 'MS Chapter' in Partridge C Evidence Based Medicine: a series of case reports Whurr Publishing 212-226
Conference Papers
Coulter EH, Freeman J, Miller L, Weller B, Mcconnachie A, Mattiosn PG, Wu O & Paul L 2016 'Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour profiles of people moderately affected by Multiple Sclerosis' //0 //0 703-704
Freeman J 2016 'Rehabilitation strategies for progressive multiple sclerosis: what works, what does not, and what is needed' //0 //0 29-29
Gunn H, Endacott R, Haas B, Marsden J & Freeman J 2015 'Developing a falls management intervention for people with MS: a nominal group study' //0 //0 526-526
Marsden J, Ofori J, Logan A, Rapson R & Freeman J 2015 'Factors influencing the applied torque during manually applied plantarflexor stretches in people with multiple sclerosis' //0 //0 500-500
Marsden J, Ofori J, Rapson R, Logan A & Freeman J 2015 'The effect of applied torques during stretching on plantarflexor hypertonia and range of motion in people with multiple sclerosis' //0 //0 500-500
Marsden J, Ofori J & Freeman J 2015 'The effect of stretch duration on plantarflexor stiffness and range of motion in people with multiple sclerosis' //0 //0 499-500
Finlayson M, Cattaneo D, Cameron M, Coote S, Freeman J, Gunn H, Jonsdottir J, Matsuda P, Peterson E & Sosnoff J 2015 'The international MS falls prevention research network: development and direction' //0 //0 520-521
Baert I, Smedal T, Freeman J, Dalgas U, Romberg A, Kalron A, Conyers H, Elorriaga I, Gebara B & Gumse J 2014 'Association of rehabilitation extent and content with change in walking in multiple sclerosis: a European multi-centre study' //0 //0 999-1000
Koepke S & Freeman J 2014 'Evidence in practice - getting started in rehabilitation research' //0 //0 1013-1013
Freeman J, Coote S & Dalgas U 2014 'Exercise programmes in the community setting' //0 //0 1011-1012
Robens S, Fox E, Grose J, Gunn H & Freeman J 2014 'Social isolation amongst severely impaired people with multiple sclerosis (MS): choice, control and identity' //0 //0 968-969
Fox E, Freeman J & Hough A 2014 'The effects of Pilates upon deep abdominal muscle activity in people with multiple sclerosis: an exploratory ultrasound study' //0 //0 981-981
Fox E, Freeman J & Hough A 2014 'Ultrasound imaging of the deep abdominal muscles in people with multiple sclerosis: a comparison with matched controls' //0 //0 981-981
Gunn H, Nilsagard Y, Cameron M, Hoang P, Mazumder R, Freeman J & Lord S 2013 'Falls in people with multiple sclerosis: an international perspective' //0 //0 45-45
Baert I, Freeman J, Smedal T, Dalgas U, Romberg A, Conyers H, Elorriaga I, Gebara B, Gumse J & Heric A 2013 'Responsiveness and clinically meaningful improvement, according to disability level, of five walking measures after rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis: a European multi-center study' //0 //0 15-16
Fox EE, Hough AD, Creanor S, Gear M & Freeman JA 2013 'The effects of Pilates-based core stability training in ambulant people with multiple sclerosis: a multicentre, block randomised, double blinded placebo controlled trial' //0 //0 40-40
Freeman J, Cowan P, Hourihan S, Johansson-Charles E, McDowall K, Nock A & Rowlands H 2012 'Management of sleep disturbance: A survey of current practice in the United Kingdom (UK)' //0 //0 S17-S17
Gunn H, Freeman J, Marsden J, Haas B, Creanor S & Zajicek J 2012 'Risk factors associated with falls in people with multiple sclerosis' //0 //0 S19-S19
Hough AD, Freeman JA, Marsden JF, Shaw S & Bakheit M 2009 'Exploring the validity of ultrasound as a measure of trunk muscle activity in acute stroke' //0 //0 S178-S178
Hough AD, Shaw S, Bakheit M, Marsden JF & Freeman JA 2009 'Movement-related activation patterns in deep abdominal muscles following acute stroke' //0 //0 S177-S178
Internet Publications
Grose J, Freeman JA & Marsden J 2009 '“We’re always at the bottom of the pile”: current service delivery for people with hereditary spastic paraplegia living in the south west of England'