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ACPIN-INPA International Neurophysiotherapy Conference

Evidence into practice aims to inspire and motivate you with a programme of eminent speakers who are at the forefront of neurorehabilitation related research that contributes to the evidence base of your everyday practice.

  • Flemming17-Mar-2016
  • Whittle17-Mar-2016
  • Westminster17-Mar-2016
  • Flemming 18-Mar-2016
  • Whittle 18-Mar-2016
  • James 18-Mar-2016
  • Westminster 18-Mar-2016
8:00AM

Registration and exhibition opens

10:00AM

The importance of international neuro physiotherapy collaboration – a view point from WCPT

Dr. Emma K. Stokes is President of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists (WCPT). She qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990 and worked in the clinical field until 1996. She completed her PhD in 2005 and an MSc in Management Science in 2008. She is an associate professor and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, where she is also the Deputy Head of the ...


elisa-pelosin
Dr. Emma Stokes
Physiotherapist
10:30AM

How to use evidence, follow guidelines, and be patientcentred all at the same time

Perhaps best known as the editor of the Specialist Journal Clinical Rehabilitation, a role he has taken on in 1994 and still continues to the present day. In addition to general medical training, Professor Wade trained in several specialties including neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and neurophysiology. He also spent six years undertaking research into stroke and rehabilitation. Professor Wade has extensive experience and expertise in ...


11.30AM

Group circuit training for balance, mobility and falls prevention in Multiple Sclerosis: implications for practice

Background MS is the most common cause of disability in young adults. People with Multiple Sclerosis have a life -long need for physiotherapy and exercise interventions due to the progressive nature of the disease and their greater risk of the complications of inactivity (Coote et al 2009). Current evidence suggests there is strong evidence in favour of exercise therapy compared ...


sheila-lennon
Prof Sheila Lennon
Professor
12.30PM

Understanding upper limb recovery early post stroke: Some lessons of the EXPLICIT-stroke programme

Rehabilitation Medicine VU University Medical Centre, Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam; Move Research Institute, Amsterdam; Centre of Rehabilitation and Rheumatology Reade, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University, IL, USA. The time course of stroke recovery as well as the impact of exercise therapy on the pattern of (motor) recovery is poorly understood. This lecture presents ...


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Prof Gert Kwakkel
Professor
2.30PM

Patient-led therapy during in-patient stroke rehabilitation

It is well-established that the amount of therapy patients’ undertake is key to the effectiveness of stroke rehabilitation; the more the better.  Despite this, it is equally well-established that stroke patients spend only a small proportion of their day in therapy and, even during inpatient rehabilitation, most of their day is spent inactive and alone. As exercise and the intensive ...


sarah-tyson
Prof Sarah Tyson
Professor
4.10PM

Collaborative decision making and development of best evidence apps

The growth of technology and science has profound implications for the practicing physiotherapist specializing in the treatment of patients with neurological deficits. This presentation highlights some of the advances made in fostering these advances within the United States and how they are entering our educational and clinical arenas. Among the discussion points are the creation of the Physical Therapy and ...


steve-wolf
Prof Steve Wolf
Professor
5:10PM

“It’s all about the small steps” – sharing and creating solutions for successful selfmanagement after traumatic brain injury

Supporting an individual who has experienced a life changing condition such as traumatic brain injury to have knowledge, skills and confidence to self-manage is an aim for most healthcare professionals. But this process requires creativity and a willingness to not hold all the answers. Often our practices and priorities within rehabilitation and other parts of the healthcare system do not encourage professionals to think ...


8:00AM

Registration and exhibition opens

11:30AM

Gary Morris

11:40AM

Stephen Ashford


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Dr Stephen Ashford
Physiotherapist
11:50AM

Benjamin Ellis

12:00PM

Anna Danielsson

12:10PM

Kate Lee

12:30PM

Carlo Bertoncelli

12:40PM

Pawel Kiper

12:50PM

Khymeia Group

1:00PM

Federico Piron

1:30PM

Eksobionics, Exoskeleton


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Eksobionics, Exoskeleton
1:40PM

B Richards

2:30PM

Corali Seary

2:40PM

Matthew Dale

2:50PM

Odstock

3:00PM

Professor Ian Swain

3:30PM

Laterlife Training

3:40PM

Bex Townley

4:10PM

Martine Nadler

4:20PM

Bioness

5:10PM

Rose Galvin

5:20PM

Praveen Kumar

5:30PM

Saeboflex

5:30PM

Prof Sarah Tyson


sarah-tyson
Prof Sarah Tyson
Professor
8:00AM

Registration and exhibition opens

11:30AM

“One size does not fit all” concept in mobility intervention for stroke

Neurological conditions are extremely heterogeneous.  For example, after stroke, survivors range from being unable to walk at all right through to being able to walk at a normal speed.  Research over the last two decades is providing clearer evidence that intervention needs to be targeted.  For example for the non-ambulatory person, mechanically assisted walking with partial weight support via an ...


louise-ada
Prof Louise Ada
Professor
12:30PM

Consultant and advanced practice roles in neurology: including bed based responsibilities, injection therapy and prescribing

The scope of physiotherapy has developed significantly over the past twenty years with increasing opportunities to improve the patient experience through the development of both advanced and consultant level practice in the UK. This presentation will review developments to date and discuss practical examples of how these roles have improved services. Opportunities for the further development of roles and a ...


rhoda-allison
Dr. Rhoda Allison
Physiotherapist
2:30PM

“Should we be exercising for brain health?” Specific focus on Huntington’s Disease

Aerobic and multi-modal exercise programmes (incorporating muscle strengthening and aerobic components) are well known for their effect on cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle strength, cognition and depression in the general population. There is now growing interest in the use of exercise as a therapeutic approach in the management of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s (HD) and Alzheimer’s Diseases, with clear suggestions ...


MONICA BUSSE-MORRIS - PROFESSOR OF HEALTHCARE SCIENCES
Prof Monica Busse
Physiotherapist
4:10PM

Evidence for goal setting, attainment and integration of physical and pharmacological intervention for spasticity management

Neurological damage to the brain, as a result of brain injury (traumatic/anoxic brain injury or stroke), typically leads to paralysis (primarily muscle weakness) of one or both sides of the body (partial or complete). In the early stages after brain injury, the affected limbs are often flaccid (low-toned paresis), but after a few weeks muscle tone may start to return ...


steven-ashford
Dr Stephen Ashford
Physiotherapist
5:10PM

Falls, gait and balance in neurorehabilitation

Falls in the elderly are a major health problem. Approximately 30% of community-dwelling elderly over the age of 65 fall at least once a year and 6% of these falls result in fractures. These figures become even worst in populations with neurological disease such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). This patient population has an even higher risk of falls, with annual incidence of 60–80%, at ...


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Dr. Elisa Pelosin
Physiotherapist
8:00AM

Registration and exhibition opens

9:00AM

Closing the loop in neurorehabilitation – how to induce plasticity by closedloop interaction

Dario Farina received Ph.D. degrees in automatic control and computer science and in electronics and communications engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Nantes, France, (2001) and Politecnico di Torino (2002), respectively. After being a research scientist at the Laboratory for Neuromuscular System Engineering (LISiN) of Politecnico di Torino, he was an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark (2004-2008). At the ...


dario-farina
Prof Dario Farina
Professor
10:30AM

Electromechanical-assisted training for upper and lower limbs after stroke

Using machines to assist training might improve upper and lower limb function after stroke. Scientific evidence for the benefits of electromechanical-assisted training, however, is required to justify the large equipment and human resource costs needed to implement electromechanical-assisted gait devices, as well as to confirm the safety and acceptance of this type of training. Therefore, this talk provides an update ...


11:30AM

Exploration of clinicalacademic collaboration to achieve evidence based practice.

Professor Archie Cochrane (1972) argued that healthcare interventions should only be provided unless effectiveness has been demonstrated using scientific methods. Since his recommendation, scientific evidence has become an important ingredient of clinical decision making and a lot has happened to develop evidence-based practice (EBP) in the UK as well as world-wide. Within rehabilitation it has been a bit of a ...


robert-van-deursen
Prof Robert van Deursen
Professor
12:30PM

Exercise and training after stroke: maintaining capacity and abilit.


birgitta-langhammer
Prof Birgitta Langhammer
Professor
1:15PM

Lunchtime address.

1:30PM

Lunch.

2:30PM

Walking and simulated walking control

Helen Dawes, Elizabeth Casson Trust Chair, leads the Movement Science Group based in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University. Helen initially trained and practiced as a physiotherapist specializing in sport physiotherapy and working in the UK and New Zealand, prior to undertaking postgraduate training in exercise science and neuroscience. Helen then embarked on a PhD ...


helen-dawes
Prof Helen Dawes.
Professor
3:30PM

Coffee.

4:00PM

Service users review


alex-massey
Mr Alex Massey
Senior Advisor
4:30PM

Round up and closing of conference.


derick-wade
Prof Derick Wade
Professor
8:00AM

Registration and exhibition opens

9:00AM

Odstock

9:10AM

Professor Ian Swain

9:20AM

Later Life

9:30AM

Bex Townley

10:30AM

Rhiannon Stokes

10:40AM

Katherine Jackson

10:50AM

Gita Ramdharry

11:00AM

Rachel Young

11:30AM

Antoine Zaczyk

11:40AM

Tine Kovacic

11:50AM

Marielle Graziano

12:00PM

Donncha Lane

12:30PM

Gemma Mosely

12:40PM

Adine Adonis

12:50PM

Ekso GT

01:00PM

Barry Richards

1:30PM

Bioness

1:40PM

Matthew Dale

1:50PM

Khymeia

2:00PM

Federico Piron

2:30PM

Louise Hawkins

2:40PM

Cheryl Anderson

2:50PM

Saeboflex

3:00PM

Prof Sarah Tyson


sarah-tyson
Prof Sarah Tyson
Professor
8:00AM

Registration and exhibition opens

9:00AM

Generating the evidence base for personalised stroke rehabilitation

The evidence base for stroke rehabilitation has increased pleasingly and continues to do so.  Growing with this evidence base is a scientific appreciation of the clinical need for prescription of specific therapy most likely to enhance recovery in well-characterised groups, or even individual, stroke survivors.  Using the model of motor recovery this presentation will explore current knowledge about the tailoring ...


valerie-pomeroy
Prof Valerie Pomeroy
Professor
10:30AM

Handicap International training programme for physiotherapists on humanitarian missions

Disasters are a growing global problem with increasing numbers of people affected around the world. There is increasing guidance that supports the inclusion of rehabilitation professionals in responding emergency medical teams, but they are rarely included at the forefront of emergency responses. For the first time, rehabilitation professionals have been fully integrated into an international emergency medical team – the ...


peter-skelton
Peter Skelton
Physiotherapist
8:00AM

Registration and exhibition opens

9:00AM

Neurophysiotherapy in Nigeria: an overview of neurophysiotherapy service models, how current evidence is used in supporting treatment models and the challenges therein

Stroke rehabilitation is a combined and coordinated use of medical, social, educational and vocational measures to retrain a person who has suffered a stroke to his/her maximal physical, psychological, social and. vocational potential, consistent with physiologic and environmental limitations. Stroke rehabilitation services in Nigeria are usually delivered under two major models –hospital-based and community-based (home) rehabilitation services. At the acute ...


olumide-olasunkanmi
Dr Olumide Dada
Physiotherapist
10:00AM

Coffee break

10:30AM

Spinal cord injuries: recent trials and their relevance to other areas of neurology

Physiotherapy is a relatively young profession. Consequently, it is yet to build a strong evidence base for the many different physiotherapy interventions commonly administered to people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Randomised controlled trials provide the most robust estimates of treatment effectiveness because they minimize bias arising from the expectations of clinicians, patients and researchers. We recently conducted a systematic ...


11:30AM

Wearable sensors to challenge arm and hand use after stroke

Despite the ability to move the upper extremity, many individuals with stroke do not go on to use their stroke-affected arm and hand for daily activities.  Motor or functional ability does not necessarily provide an estimate of how much the affected upper extremity is used in daily life.  Recently wearable devices such as wrist accelerometers have been used to measure ...


janice-eng
Prof Janice Eng
Professor
12:30PM

Virtual reality technologies for upper limb motor learning and recovery in rehabilitation

Dr. Levin trained as a physiotherapist at McGill University and practiced for several years at the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal where she specialized in neurological rehabi litation. She then obtained a MSc. degree in Clinical Sciences from the University of Montreal followed by a PhD. in Physiology from McGill University under the directorship of Dr. Christina Hui -Chan. She completed ...


1:30PM

Lunch.

2:30PM

Hereditary spastic paraparesis: pathophysiology and rehabilitation

Plymouth University Professorship and Chair in Rehabilitation School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences) Professor Marsden’s role at Plymouth University is to lead and develop research capacity in the field of rehabilitation. His research interests and experience are in the field of neurorehabilitation and human motor physiology. Prof. Marsden is currently investigating the pathophysiology and rehabilitation of balance and gait disorders after central ...


jonathan-marsden
Prof Jonathan Marsden
Professor

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