Rehabilitation Research Group Lecture Series
  • Room FF16, Peninsula Allied Health Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth (North campus)

  • Room FF13, Peninsula Allied Health Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth (North campus)

  • Room FF16, Peninsula Allied Health Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth (North campus)

  • Room FF16, Peninsula Allied Health Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth (North campus)

  • Room FF16, Peninsula Allied Health Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth (North campus)

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The Rehabilitation Research Group and the Institute of Health and Community are pleased to invite you to their series of monthly lectures covering a number of relevant topics by  guest speakers.

These lectures are open to all - just turn up on the day! 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LECTURE ON 10 JANUARY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILL HEALTH - we apologise for any inconvenience caused. (Page updated: 10 January, 10.20am.)

10 January: Movement dysfunction in Parkinson's - the role of proprioception

  • Speaker: Terry Gorst, Research Fellow, School of Health Professions

Summary of presentation: Parkinson’s is a common and often debilitating neurological disease. In the early stage of Parkinson’s, difficulties with movement are often present. These difficulties may contribute to changes in posture, falls, reduced mobility and quality of life. A potential contributor to these movement difficulties is abnormal processing of movement sensation or awareness (proprioception). It is suggested that movement difficulties may be improved through specific training approaches which focus on enhancing movement awareness (proprioception). This presentation will review the current research evidence and potential clinical application of these approaches in Parkinson’s.

Speaker: Terry Gorst is a neurological physiotherapist and post-doctoral research fellow in the School of Health Professions. His research interests focus on the sensory aspects of movement in neurological conditions.

14 February: Cutting edge - using advances in exercise physiology to optimise rehabilitation

  • Speaker: Dr Chris Byrne, Physiotherapy Lecturer, School of Health Professions 

14 March: Process evaluation in research - an illustrative example from BRIMS (Balance Right in MS)

  • Speaker: Dr Hilary Gunn, BRiMS Project Co-ordinator/Lecturer in Physiotherapy, School of Health Professions

11 April: Proof of concept studies - a case example in diabetic peripheral neuropathy

  • Speaker: Vasileios Lepesis, Lecturer in Podiatry, School of Health Professions

9 May: Lessons learnt through engaging in identifying research priorities through the James Lind process

  • Speaker: Amanda Denton, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, School of Health Professions

13 June: Appreciative inquiry methodology

  • Speaker: Dr Jenny Child, Lecturer, School of Health Professions

New for 2017-18: seminars will be made available via webinar if you're unable to attend. Please contact Jenny Freeman for enquiries (tel: +44 1752 588835 / email: jenny.freeman@plymouth.ac.uk).


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