Karen L. Barker

Catherine M Sackley2
David J Beard1
Chris Tuck1
2Catherine M Sackley
1David J Beard
1Chris Tuck
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BACKGROUND Physiotherapy has long been a routine component of patient rehabilitation following hip joint replacement. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after discharge from hospital on function, walking, range of motion, quality of life and muscle strength, for osteoarthritic patients following(More)
BACKGROUND The causes of chronic low back pain (CLBP) remain obscure and effective treatment of symptoms remains elusive. A mechanism of relieving chronic pain based on the consequences of conflicting unpleasant sensory inputs to the central nervous system has been hypothesised. As a result a device was generated to deliver sensory discrimination training(More)
The Internet is used increasingly for health information and patient support. Online health information users gravitate to websites that feature patient experiences. However, experiential accounts may mislead if they are unrepresentative. The quality of experiential websites remains unexplored. Obtaining user feedback online can be problematic. This study(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis and vertebral fracture can have a considerable impact on an individual's quality of life. There is increasing evidence that physiotherapy including manual techniques and exercise interventions may have an important treatment role. This pragmatic randomised controlled trial will investigate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of two(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the interpretation of the verbal anchors used in the Borg rating of perceived exertion (RPE) scales in different clinical groups and a healthy control group. DESIGN Prospective experimental study. SETTING Rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS Nineteen subjects with brain injury, 16 with chronic low back pain (CLBP), and 20 healthy(More)
  • A Hamish RW Simpson, David F Hamilton, David J Beard, Karen L Barker, Timothy Wilton, James D Hutchison +4 others
  • 2014
BACKGROUND Approximately 20% of patients are not satisfied with the outcome of total knee replacement, great volumes of which are carried out yearly. Physiotherapy is often provided by the NHS to address dysfunction following knee replacement; however the efficacy of this is unknown. Although clinically it is accepted that therapy is useful, provision of(More)
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