Dr Stephen Ashford


Dr Stephen Ashford



Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Physiotherapist

Institutional Affiliation: Regional Hyper-acute Rehabilitation Unit, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London

Stephen completed a PhD at King’s College London investigating the measurement of arm function following focal interventions for spasticity.  This work resulted in the development of the Arm Activity measure (ArmA).  In 2012 he became consultant physiotherapist and in 2013 NIHR Clinical Lecturer and is undertaking further investigations into focal spasticity and measurement of outcome. A component of this work has resulted in the development of the Leg Activity measure (LegA).   Stephen completed a Post Graduate Certificate in non-medical independent prescribing in 2014 at London Southbank University.

Stephen’s ongoing work includes the use of Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS). His research has considered the use of GAS alongside standardised outcome measures, considering the need for standardisation of measurement alongside measures responsive to very specific and individual changes in many patients undergoing rehabilitation. He has published peer-reviewed papers in the rehabilitation literature, as well as book chapters and clinical guideline contributions.

All session by Dr Stephen Ashford

  • Whittle17-Mar-2016
  • Westminster17-Mar-2016

Stephen Ashford


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