A Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Ankle-Foot Orthoses and Functional Electrical Stimulation Post Stroke
Dr Therese Johnston, PT, PhD, MBA
Dr Therese Johnston, PT, PhD, MBA is Medical Office Director of the Division of Bracing and Supports at Ossur Americas, Foothill Ranch, CA, and Physical Therapist (part-time) at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. She was formally a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA and continues in an adjunct role. Dr. Johnston received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania, her MBA in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s University, her MS in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University, and her PhD in Physical Therapy from Temple University. Her research has included interventions to improve the health, fitness, and function of children and adults with spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy, with a special focus on the use of functional electrical stimulation and cardiovascular and bone health. More recent research has focused on sports related musculoskeletal issues and biomechanics. Dr. Johnston has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals and has presented nationally and internationally. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Vice-President of the Academy of Physical Therapy Research.
Dr Lisa Brown, PT, DPT
Dr Lisa Brown is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Boston University Sargent College where she is a core faculty member in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Dr. Brown received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2009 with a certificate of Advanced Study in Neurology, and her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 1993. Dr. Brown is an ABPTS Board certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist since 2009. Dr. Brown is Co-Chair of the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prescription of Orthotics and Neuro-prosthetics in Stroke. She has clinical experience and has presented at state and national conferences on the topics of orthotics and neuroprosthetics. Dr. Brown is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapists and has 25 years of clinical practice experience. She currently treats individuals with neurologic disorders at the BU Physical Therapy Center.
Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Functional Electrical Stimulation to Support Walking
Professor Jane Burridge, PhD
Professor Jane Burridge leads the Neurorehabilitation Research Group at the University of Southampton. Her research aims to understand the mechanisms of sensory-motor recovery following stroke. She and her Group use this better understanding to design and evaluate rehabilitation technologies that will improve recovery following central nervous system lesions such as stroke and spinal cord injury. Research topics are: 1) Research into the mechanisms of sensory-motor recovery following stroke - in collaboration with electronics, control, design and signal processing engineers, psychologists and industrial partners; development of technologies for measurement and therapy, including: rehabilitation robots; Functional Electrical Simulation (FES); and non-invasive cortical stimulation. 2) Research into the use and clinical effectiveness of technology in rehabilitation - in collaboration with Health Psychologists; research into motivation adherence in neurological rehabilitation and barriers to adoption of new technologies. 3) Driving change in stroke rehabilitation towards intensive, evidence-based and cost-effective, therapy, using state-of-the-art technology.
Dr Marietta van der Linden, PhD
Dr van der Linden is Human Movement Scientist (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) by training and obtained her PhD in Bioengineering, University of Strathclyde. For the last 25 years she has been involved in applied research mostly related to assistive technology (e.g. Functional Electrical Stimulation) and physical activity & exercise (e.g. RaceRunning /Frame Running) for people living with long-term conditions such as cerebral palsy and Multiple Sclerosis. She is involved in supervision of PhD studies relevant to her research areas and act as both internal and external examiner for doctoral studies. She regularly review grant applications for both national and international grant bodies. Since 2019 she is co-director of the Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research.
Adine Adonis, ACPIN, UK
Dr Tamsyn Street, Salisbury NHS foundation Trust, UK
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