Dr Terry Gorst
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Dr Terry Gorst

Senior Research Fellow

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

Qualifications

1995 BA (Joint Hons) Sports Science & Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, UK

2008 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

2017 PhD Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK  

Professional membership

Health and Care Professions Council: PH89527

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: 093380

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology: 10605

Teaching interests

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.

Research interests

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 highlighted

Journals
Articles
Gorst T, Marsden J & Freeman J 2019 'Lower limb somatosensory discrimination is impaired in people with Parkinson's disease: novel assessment and associations with balance, gait and falls' Movement Disorders Clinical Practice , DOI PEARL
Hunter H & Gorst T 2019 'Co-production with people with Parkinsonʼs disease' JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 17, (4) 442-443 , DOI PEARL
Gorst T, Freeman J, Yarrow K & Marsden J 2019 'Assessing plantar sensation in the foot using the FOot Roughness Discrimination Test (FoRDT™): a reliability and validity study in stroke' PM&R Author Site , DOI PEARL
Freeman J, Gorst T, Gunn H & Robens S 2019 '"A non-person to the rest of the world": experiences of social isolation amongst severely impaired people with multiple sclerosis' Disability and Rehabilitation 1-9 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Gorst T, Freeman J, Yarrow K & Marsden J 2019 'Assessing lower limb position sense in stroke using the gradient discrimination test (GradDT™) and step-height discrimination test (StepDT™): a reliability and validity study' Disability and Rehabilitation 1-9 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Gorst T, Rogers A, Morrison SC, Cramp M, Paton J, Freeman J & Marsden J 2018 'The prevalence, distribution, and functional importance of lower limb somatosensory impairments in chronic stroke survivors: a cross sectional observational study' Disability and Rehabilitation 1-8 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Gorst TR, Freeman J, Marsden J, Paton J, cramp M, rogers A & morisson S 2017 'Exploring foot and ankle impairments affecting mobility and balance in stroke (FAiMiS study)' Physiotherapy , 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
Collings R, Paton J, Chockalingam N, Gorst T & Marsden J 2015 'Effects of the site and extent of plantar cutaneous stimulation on dynamic balance and muscle activity while walking' Foot (Edinburgh, Scotland) 25, (3) 159-163 PEARL
Gorst T, Lyddon A, Marsden J, Paton J, Morrison SC, Cramp M & Freeman J 2015 '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
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
Conference Papers
Cramp M, Gorst T, Lyddon A, Frceman J, Paton J, Morrison S & Matsden J 2016 'A cross-sectional study investigating foot and ankle impairments is people with stroke' 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900 50-50
Posters
Cramp M, Gorst T, Rogers A, Freeman J, Paton J, Morrison SC & Marsden J Cramp M, Gorst T, Rogers A, Freeman J, Paton J, Morrison SC & Marsden J 0 'Foot and ankle impairments as predictors of mobility and balance after stroke (FAiMiS study)' 01/01/1900 01/01/1900 Author Site

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

Additional information

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.