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Tier two

Led by Prof Alison Hammond, the Rehabilitation Research Group aims to improve outcomes and quality of life for people with long-term physical conditions by working across the research spectrum: developing measurement tools; identifying the mechanisms underlying impairments; developing evidence-based interventions; and evaluating effectiveness of interventions and their impact on patients and clinical services.

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We have breadth and depth of expertise and activity with national and international standing. Since 2005, the group has been awarded £5 million of research grant funding from leading medical charities, the National Institute of Health Research, research councils, the NHS, European and commercial companies.

Title

C-Gloves

Funded by

Arthritis UK

Lead Researcher

Prof Alison Hammond

Overview

A RCT to evaluate the effectiveness of compression gloves in rheumatoid arthritis. We have previously conducted a pilot study to plan for this study.

Website

www.c-gloves.ac.uk 

A number of PhD and Professional Doctorate students are undertaking research within the group and examples include:

Student

Alharbi S. (Sept 2014-2017)

PhD Topic

“Consequences of gait asymmetry: biomechanical risk factors for the development of Osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal comorbidities in Stroke survivors” Lead Supervisor: Kris Hollands

Co-supervisor

Rich Jones


Student

Trinler U. (Sept 2012-Sept 2015)

PhD Topic

“Forward dynamic modelling of lower limb muscle forces during healthy walking: a normative database for clinical gait assessment” Lead supervisor: Richard Baker

Co-supervisors

Kris Hollands, Rich Jones