Dr Terry Gorst
Senior Research Fellow
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
1995 BA (Joint Hons) Sports Science & Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
2008 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK2017 PhD Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK
Health and Care Professions Council: PH89527
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: 093380Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology: 10605
Associate Lecturer, University of Plymouth, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Stroke and Parkinson’s modules.
University of Plymouth MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation: Pathomechanics and Rehabilitation of Gait and Balance; Advancing the Management of Long Term Neurological Conditions; and Neurological Rehabilitation - Sensorimotor Disorders.
My research investigates how lower limb somatosensory function maps onto and contributes to movement function in neurological populations, in particular stroke and Parkinson’s disease. I also have a clinical-research interest in the role of physical activity and exercise in the management of neurological conditions, in particular Parkinson’s disease.
Gorst T, Freeman J, Yarrow K, Marsden J. Assessing plantar sensation in the foot using the FOot Roughness Discrimination Test (FoRDT™): a reliability and validity study in stroke. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (in press)
Freeman J, Gorst T, Gunn H & Robens S (2018). ‘A non-person to the rest of the world’: Social Isolation in severe Multiple Sclerosis. Disab & Rehabil. doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2018.1557267
Gorst T, Freeman J, Yarrow K, Marsden J. Assessing lower limb position sense in stroke using the Gradient Discrimination Test (GradDT™) and Step-height Discrimination Test (StepDT™): a reliability and validity study. Disab and Rehabil. doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2018.1554008
Gorst T, Rogers A, Morrison SC, Cramp M, Paton J, Freeman J & Marsden J. (2018). The prevalence, distribution and functional relevance of lower limb somatosensory impairments in chronic stroke survivors: a cross sectional observational study. Disab & Rehabil: doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1468932
Cramp, M, Gorst, T, Rogers, A, Freeman, J, Paton, J, Morrison, S. C, & Marsden, J (2017). Foot and ankle impairments as predictors of mobility and balance after stroke (FAiMiS study). International Journal of Stroke Vol. 12 (pp. 13).
Gorst, T, Marsden, J, Paton, J & Freeman, J. (2016) Foot and ankle impairments affect mobility and balance in stroke; the views of people with stroke. Disab & Rehab 38(6):589-96
Collings, R., Paton, J., Gorst, T & Marsden, J. (2015) Effects of the site and extent of plantar cutaneous stimulation on dynamic balance and muscle activity while walking. Foot 25 159-163
Gorst, T (2006) Multidisciplinary working in Parkinson’s Disease. British Geriatrics Society Masterstrokes Newsletter, 3, 2006
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Reports & invited lectures
Understanding the somatosensory aspects of movement in stroke and Parkinson’s (invited). Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN) annual conference, March 2018, Manchester, UK
Helping our patients move…more. Platform Presentation (invited) Parkinson ’s UK Conference, April 2016, Devon, UK
Practical challenges after stroke: Promoting exercise-efficacy and physical activity in sub-acute stroke. Platform presentation (invited) Welsh Stroke Conference. Cardiff, Wales. June 2016
A cross sectional study investigating foot and ankle impairments in people with stroke. Platform presentation European Stroke Conference, April 2016. Venice, Italy.
Promoting Exercise efficacy in sub-acute stroke. Platform Presentation (invited) UK Stroke Forum. Liverpool, UK. December 2015
Foot and ankle impairments affect mobility and balance in stroke (FAiMiS); the views of people with stroke. Platform presentation, Institute for Health & Community, Post Graduate Conference, University of Plymouth, June 2014, Plymouth, UK
VISTA: An exercise, self- management and secondary prevention service in community-dwelling stroke. Platform presentation at UK Stroke Forum December 2014, Harrogate, UK
Promoting exercise, self- management and secondary prevention in community-dwelling stroke. Platform presentation at Physiotherapy UK, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, October 2014, Birmingham, UK
Foot and ankle impairments affect mobility and balance in stroke (FAiMiS); the views of people with stroke. Platform presentation at Physiotherapy UK, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, October 2014, Birmingham, UK
As a neurological physiotherapist I continue to have a clinical commitment which involves the development of the neurology physiotherapy outpatient service, NDHT and the treatment and management of a varied caseload of patients with neurological conditions. I have worked in adult neurology and neurorehabilitation since 2010.