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PPEF projects 2016

PPEF projects 2017 


2021 - 2022 projects

MSc. Empirical Research Project entitled… “Exploring Physiotherapists’ Engagement With Primary Scientific Evidence Sources - Liam Roberts
To support attendance at Physiotherapy UK 2021, IEEE  Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2021  and World Congress of International Society of Gait & Posture, 2022 - Dylan Powell
Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Healthcare and Rehabilitation MSc - Emily Dore-Smith
Implementation Science Masters Module - Angie Logan
Year five (part time) PhD university fees. This is a self-funded PhD - Anna Hebda-Boon


Completed Projects 2020

Masters - Michelle Preston
Physio First Data for Impact Project funding for the 2020-2022contractwith the University of Brighton - Sandy Lewis
Msc Trauma and Orthopaedics - Natalie Jones
iFall: A pilot study for Instrumented fall records management - Rosie Morris
Post Graduate “Advancing Practice” MSc. - Liam Roberts
PhD in the School of Medicine. - Katherine Crook
MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine  - Abigail Okell
PhD: Outcome Predictors for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome - Tobias Bremer
Objective Monitoring of Concussion in University Rugby Union - Dylan Powell
Can waveform and flow traces from mechanical insuflattion : exsufflation (MI:E) be used to identify laryngeal responses to MI:E and thus optimise treatment algorithms? - Stephanie Mansell
A best practice guide for managing patellofemoral pain: a synthesis of systematic review, expert clinical reasoning and patient values - Bradley Neal
CSP Research


Completed Projects 2019

Louis Gifford Award 2019 - Fleur Kitsell
Cognitive Functional Therapy for persistent low back pain: A mixed methods feasibility randomised controlled trial. - Christopher Newton
DfI Filemaker Licence - Sandy Lewis
DfI booklets - Sandy Lewis
Creation of an e-booklet with a working title of The Value of the Physio First QAP and QAC schemes - Pam Simpson
Physio First post conference speakers and post conference speakers - Amanda Marsh
The attendance of three Physio First Officers at WCPT (World Confederation of Physical Therapy) Congress in May 2019 - Karen Lay (Willcock)
Workshop and abstract at the 3rd Congress on Neuro Rehabilitation and Neural Repair - Stefan Tino Kulnik
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods - Melissa Walk-ley
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods - Jennifer Byng
Provisional PhD in the School of Medicine - Katherine Crook
To determine the inter-rater reliability of thoracic rotation test and determine if there is a link between thoracic rotation and upper and lower limb musculoskeletal injuries - Emma Stewart
Learning core cardiorespiratory skills using volunteer patients: The Impact in the classroom and on skill development - Fiona Roberts
Two modules from the MSc in Clinical Research – “Introduction to Postgraduate Research” and “Research Ethics and Governance” - Jacinta Walsh
Conference presentation at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress 2019 - Satu Reivonen
24th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) - Andrea Bailey
Research project (60 credits) as part of the full master’s in advanced Physiotherapy: Neurophysiotherapy - Debiie Kate Hubbard
Physiotherapy Management of Urinary Incontinence in Athletic Women - A Feasibility Study (The POsITIve Study) - Gillian Campbell
Shoulder instability in children: understanding muscle activity and movement pattern differences - Fraser Philp
Attendance at Physiotherapy UK conference 2019 to present two abstracts - Dylan Stuart Powell
PhD Health Sciences - Rhiannon Joslin
European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) - Ricarda Tillmann
Postgraduate Education - University-based. Centre for Behaviour Change Summer School: Behaviour Change - Principles and Practice - Anna Hebda-Boon
Combined American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) 73rd Annual and International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability (IAACD) 2nd Triannual Meeting - Grace Lavelle
Presenting Physiotherapy UK 2019 - Sally Hartley
Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) 2019. - Sherron Furtado
MSc Advanced Physiotherapy; Cardiorespiratory - Michelle Preston
Part-Time Post-Graduate Certificate in Continence for Physiotherapists - Helena Costiff
Psychologically-informed physiotherapy: myth or reality among newly qualified physiotherapists - Katherine Crook
The funding of the main lecturer at the 2019 Scottish Physio First Conference - Kenny Cross
The potential yield of external feedback via movement sonification in physiotherapy - Joao Guerra


Previous Kenneth Balfour Memorial Lectures

Nottingham Ankle Sprains Neurologically Impaired for Life? Central Movement Control Implications for Rehabilitation following Lateral Ankle Injury - Assistant Professor Craig Allingham
Nottingham Knowledge, Science and Clinical Practice and the Essential Role of the Thorax - Linda-Joy Lee
Nottingham Sensorimotor Control Disturbances and Cervicogenic Dizziness - Dr Julia Treleaven
Nottingham Failed Load Transfer and the Role of the Pelvis - Diane Lee
Nottingham Is It My Shoulder or Is It My Neck? Differentiation of Neck and Shoulder Pain - Dr Mary Magarey APA
Nottingham Understanding Knee Pain: Implications for Rehabilitation - Dr Kay Crossley
Nottingham Anatomy of Pain - Professor Nikolai Bogduk
Nottingham The Hip, The Forgotten Link for Back & Knee Problems - Jenny McConnell
Nottingham The Medical Model of Headache.... - Dean Watson GDAMT, MApp Sc (Res) MAPA


Previous PPEF Funded Lectures

Selective Functional Movement Assessment: An Algorithmic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment - Dr Michael Voight
Nottingham Pain, the Brain and Motor Control and Incontinence, Back Pain and Breathing - Professor Paul Hodges
Nottingham Recovery following Whiplash Injury and Unravelling the Complexities of Whiplash Associate - Prof. Michele Sterling
Nottingham Pathology vs Impairment and Narrative Reasoning in the Context of Low Back Pain - Dr Mark Jones
Nottingham Evidence-based Management of Lateral Epicondylalgia - Dr Joshua A. Cleland PT DPT PhD OCS FAAOMPT
Nottingham Clinical Reasoning and the Knee - Dr Rana Hinman PhD BPhysio (Hon)
Nottingham Pain, Do you get it? and Getting the Message to Patients. - Lorimer Moseley - Australia
Nottingham Case Studies in the Injured Runner - Irene S. Davis USA
Nottingham  A Manual Therapy Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome  - Pete Emerson USA
Hinckley  Why do most people not need spinal surgery - Nicholas C Birch FRCS (orth) – UK
Hinckley  Motor control and the spine: Does Science fit Clinical Practice?  - Dr Paul Hodges BPhty(Hons) – Australia
Eastbourne  Physical Impairment in Persistent Whiplash Associated Disorders"  - Professor Gwendolen Jull – Australia


Project Register: The PPEF have provided funds for the following activities.

Physio First - To complete the information leaflets suite of 8 - Neck Pain

Patrice Berque - To attend Conference in Clorado, Medical problems in the performing Arts

Ann McCarthy - Research project - Arthropathy Haemophilia, Aetiological factors in arthropathy in ankle haemophilia

Patrice Berque - Research into long term of local dystonia of the hand in musicians

Physio First - Phases 7 & 8 SnapshotData Collection

Stroke Association. - Research Project - Improving Community walking after a stroke a new approach WALK

Patrice Berque - To attend IFOMPT for oral presentation

Dr Fleur Kitsell - To attend IFOMPT to present poster as part B of no previous award no 9 2005

London Region Physio First - Diamond Jubilee Celebration and Lecture

Seth O’Neill - Research Project - Achilles Tendinopathy in runners.

Simon Lack - Research Project - The effect of Orthotics on patello-femoral pain

Jenny Parker – MSc in Vetinary Physiotherapy

Carolyn Hirons - To attend Internal Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Hydrabad India

Elaine Gillies - Module in Athletic Biomechanics and sport Analysis, University of Bath

Physio First - To reproduce the suite of Patient information leaflets as downloadable leaflets from the Physio First Website

Physio First - Funding to underpin any shortfall in pre-conference 2 day course. - Angela Grimaldi - International Lecturer

Physio First - 5 places for new graduates to attend Physio First Conference 2013.

Physio First - Application to fund Physio First Officers to attend IFOMPT and IPPA joint Conference in Quebec, Canada
Physio First - Pre-conference Course, co-presenter Neils Honore

Physio First - To sponsor Post Conference Edition of InTouch

Physio First - Patient Data collection Project 4th Phase

Physio First - 2 officers to attend Annual 2 day conference E-Learning

Physio First - Up Date and reprint of Physio First Patient Information Leaflets.

Scottish Region Physio First - Sponsor Lecturer at The Scottish Conference -2010 - Kent Fryrth - Pain and dysfunction the Emotional connection

Chris Whittle - Presenting at WCPT 2011

Physio First - Data Analyst for Data Collection Project

Physio First - Patient Data Collection 5th Phase

Scottish Region of Physio First - Sponsor Lecturer for Scottish Conference Nov 2011 - Sarah Keys 2 Lectures on Back Pain

Physio First - 5 New Graduates to attend Physio First Conference 2012.

Physio First - Education Day Speaker - Diane Lee

Rachel Canavan – International Travel – To attend Course in Canada Dance for Parkinsons

Richard Stanley - MsC Brighton University - Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Katharine Knights - MsC Bath University, Sports Physiotherapy

Physio First - Physio First Education Day at Conference

Physio First - Kenneth Balfour Memorial Lecture - Prof Craig Allingham

Physio First - PPEF Lecture - Dr Michael Voight

Physio First - Pre Conference 2 Day course to support Budget - Diane Lee

Physio First - Electronic Communication The Way Forward - 5 Executive Members to attend Conference
Paul Baker – Individual Scholarship - MSc Brighton University

Fiona Moir - Individual Scholarship - MSc Brighton University

Sharon Chan - Individual Scholarship Professional Doctorate

Mark Geldman –Research Project - Evaluate effect of early treatment for whiplash

Hannah Zreik - Research Project - Qualitative study to explore military personnel who have low back pain.

Physio First - To sponsor post Conference edition of In Touch.

Physio First - Data Analyst for PF Data Collection Project.

Physio First - Contribution to furnishing Kenneth Balfour room at Minerva House.

Physio First - The PPEF Lecture 2011. - Professor Paul Hodges.

Physio First - The Kenneth Balfour Memorial lecture - Linda-Joy Lee.

Physio First - Five places for New Graduates at Physio First Conference.

Sayad Ahamed - Literature and Reseach in preparation for lecture at Physio First Conference.

Louise Eisner - Research Project - Somatic Trauma Therapy training with Babette Rothschild .

Clare Oakley - Research Project - Is Nordic Pole Walking more effective than ordinary walking with patients with intermittent Claudication.

The Stroke Association - Research Project - A Very Early Rehab Trial AVERT.
PPEF - Annual Case Study Competition 2008

Physio First - Application for 10 Postgraduate Places to attend Physio First Conference 2008

Physio First - Establishing an MSC/PhD Programme through University of Brighton

Dr Sarah Tyson - Presentation at European Conference Bruges June 2008.

Hayden Kirk - Research project RCT into effect of Cardiac rehab for patients with known TIA/Stroke

Andrew Wright - Individual scholarship Activity MSc into pain.

Physio First - Physio First Attendance at Back Show. Oct 2008

Physio First - 10 Free Graduate places to attend Physio First Conference 2009

Physio First - The PPEF Sponsored Lecture for the Physio First Conference 2009 Mark Jones

Physio First - The Kenneth Balfour Memorial Lecture for Physio First conference 2009. Diane Lee

Ralph Hammond - Post Graduate development. - Professional Doctorate

Physio First - Production of Education Program Roller Banners

David Carter - PG Cert in Orthopaedic Management

Physio First - To sponsor post Conference copy In Touch.

Physio First - The Kenneth Balfour Memorial Lecture Conference 2010 - Dr Julia Treleaven

Physio First - The PPEF Lecture Conference 2010 - Dr Michele Stirling

Julia Anna Milton – Research Project - To increase skills in respiratory physiotherapy

Physio First - Sponsor eminent Lecturer for members in their regions. - Mark Comerford

Physio First - Sponsor Eminent lecturer for members in the regions. - Sarah Mottram Matrix for managing pain & recurrence.

Scottish R.O, Scottish PF Conference 7th November 2009 - Joanne Elphinstone
Physio First - Annual Case Study Competition

Physio First - 6 places awarded for WCPT

Canada 2007

Physio First - Web-site Up date

Physio First - Kenneth Balfour Memorial lecture funding Conference 2008 - Dr Mary Margary 42. Physio First - The PPEF Lecture for the Physio First Conference 2007 - Dr Joshua Cleland.

Physio First - Patient Information Leaflets ‘Back Pain’

Sarah Mottram.- Research Project - Objective Measurements of Clinical Tests of Dissociation of the Scapula using Motion Analysis.

Jonathon Williams – Research Project - The role of pain in lumbar kinematics and movement co-ordination in subjects with acute and chronic back pain.

Zoë Van Willigen - Application for funding to attend and present at World Conference of Health Professionals Perth 2008.

Physio First - Suite of Physio First Patient Information Leaflets

Physio First - Physio First Private Practitioner Data Collection Project.

Physio First - Physio First attendance at the Back Show 2007
Annual Kenneth Balfour Memorial Lectures – Physio First Conference Nottingham  "Anatomy of Pain and The Mismanagement of Back Pain."  Presented by: Professor Nikolai Bogduk – Australia

Annual PPEF Funded Lecture, Physio First Conference, Nottingham "Pain, Do you get it? and Getting the Message to Patients." Presented by: Lorimer Moseley - Australia

Annual case study competition
Physio First Professional Portfolio.

Annual Kenneth Balfour Memorial Lectures – Physio First Conference  "The Hip, The Forgotten Link for Back & Knee Problems" - Jenny McConnell – Australia

Annual PPEF Sponsored Lectures- Physio First Conference  "Case Studies in the Injured Runner"  - Irene S. Davis USA

Dean Philips MCSP– Research grant to investigate the body’s awareness of posture in the mid-range of sagittal plane lumbo-pelvic movement in sitting in patients who have chronic low back pain and non-LBP subjects.

Dr. Ian Davidson MCSP: Research grant for a quantitative observational study to assess the effect of targeted mobilisation of the Co- C3 segments on the intensity, frequency and duration of migraine (with and without aura).

Nicola Hunter MCSP: Grant to attend international Private Practitioners Association Congress in Melbourne Australia to present a paper and run a workshop on her work on low back pain in manual workers. 2005

Rachael Dickinson MCSP: To study what affect a proprioceptive stimulus has on a canines limb and its opposing legs in relation to Ground Reaction Forces (GRF) single leg stance time, muscle recruitment and balance rehabilitation.

Lee Herrington MCSP: To support  attendance at the 8th International Scientific conference of IFOMT in Cape Town.
PPEF and University of Brighton: Development of Standardised Data Collection System 2004 – ongoing

Fleur Kitsell MCSP– Research grant to investigate the mechanics of patello-femoral joint dysfunction – 2004 on-going

Annual Kenneth Balfour Memorial Lectures – Physio First Conference  "The Medical Model of Headache" - Dean Watson GDAMT, MAppSc(Res) MAPA – Australia

2004 Annual PPEF Funded Lecture, PHYSIO FIRST Conference, Nottingham  "A Manual Therapy Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome" - Pete Emerson USA
Rachael Smith MCSP. Grant to support MSc in Manual Therapy : Assessment and treatment of neuromuscular dysfunction module.

Monica Kesson MCSP: Research funding for a pilot study to evaluate whether graded TFM and GAM are more effective in reducing pain in acute sprains of the lateral ligament of the ankle than grade A mobilisation alone.

Jan Lawrence MCSP: Grant to attend World Rural Health Conference.

Age Concern. Award for sponsoring a new edition of "Promoting Mobility for People with Dementia" part of Age Concern’s Care Professional Handbook series written by and for physiotherapists. Sponsoring a new leaflet on the benefits of keeping supple and continuing mobility for older people.

OCPPP Annual Conference Hinckley  "Why do most people not need spinal surgery"  - Nicholas C Birch FRCS (orth) – UK
Margaret Rees MCSP. Research grant for MSc.

2002 OCPPP Annual Conference Hinckley "Motor control and the spine: Does Science fit Clinical Practice?" - Dr Paul Hodges BPhy(Hons) – Australia.
The Spinal Injuries Association: Production of a video and accompanying handbook to educate physiotherapists and patients: "Gaining Ground – Physiotherapy following Spinal Cord Injury".

Jenny Wigram MCSP: A survey of low back pain in 12-14 year old students at South Dartmoor Community College. Objectives: to assess the prevalence and natural history of LBP in adolescents and find out if activity levels are associated: To research students’ perception of LBP; to publish findings. 2001

The Stroke Association: Reprint of a year’s supply of the Stroke Associations free fact-sheet "Physiotherapy after stroke".

The Stroke Association: Reprint of a year’s supply of the Stroke Associations free information leaflet "Stroke – a guide to your rehabilitation".

The Parkinson’s Disease Society: Project to develop exercise packages in the form of video, audio tape and booklet for people with Parkinson’s disease and their carers and health professionals in order to facilitate the improved management of Parkinson’s disease.

The Patient’s Association: "Consent to Treatment" booklet.

Physio First Branded Presentation Material: To maintain a consistent message using high quality material when making presentations about Physio First, physiotherapy in private practice and the benefits of physiotherapy generally.

Exhibition display stand for Physio First.

Nicola Hunter BSc MCSP MIOSH: Beating Back Pain in Heavy Manual Workers: The study concerned the provision of reactivation rehabilitation to water company workers based in East Anglia with recurrent or chronic low back pain as recommended by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine Guidelines for the Management of Back Pain at Work (2000). The study group consisted of workers with heavy manual jobs and back pain that was causing disability and time loss from work. The aim was to attain a sustainable reduction in the incidence of back pain in this group and consequential loss to employers, employees and the country.

The Physiotherapy Pain Association: Funding of the donation of copies of Pain Association publications to Physiotherapy Schools for student libraries.

Physio First Web-site development funding.

Physio First Patient Information Leaflets.

Funding for the Provision of Sportex supplement to all Physio First Members.

2001 OCPPP/ International Private Practitioners Association Joint conference: Eastbourne  "Physical Impairment in Persistent Whiplash Associated Disorders" 
- Professor Gwendolen Jull – Australia.
Physio First: Car sticker to promote public awareness of physiotherapy.