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Evidence is the crux of who we are. From management of lower back pain to stroke rehabilitation, advances in the treatment of physical conditions are largely informed by clinical research. Our dedication to a strong scientific evidence base enables practising APA physiotherapists to adopt the latest, safest and most effective techniques when providing care and treatment. Our strategy is threefold—our PRF grants foster emerging and current research, the Journal of Physiotherapy provides a stable platform on which to publish and promote world-class research and our dedicated research portals—exclusive to all our members—bring evidence to your inbox.
 
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Physiotherapy Research Foundation research stories

Development of a 'readiness' and 'success' evaluation framework for models of care

Grant recipient: Andrew Briggs, FACP

Project title: Development of a 'readiness' and 'success' evaluation framework for Australian musculoskeletal models of care.

Year awarded: 2010

PRF grant: Tagged Grant

Exercise rehabilitation following surgery for lung cancer

Grant recipient: Dr Catherine Granger, APAM

Project title: Exercise rehabilitation for patients following surgery for lung cancer: a pilot randomised controlled trial.

Year awarded: 2008

PRF grant: Jill Nosworthy Bequest

The inequities of chronic pain

Grant recipient: Bernadette Brady, APAM

Project title: The inequities of chronic pain – responding with culturally responsive physiotherapy.

Year awarded: 2016

PRF grant: Seeding grant

Characteristics of nerve-related neck-arm pain

Grant recipient: Brigitte Tampin, APAM

Project title: Clinical and somatosensory characteristics of patients with nerve-related neck-arm pain.

Year awarded: 2008

PRF grant: Seeding grant

Physiotherapy interventions for early-onset knee osteoarthritis following ACLR

Learn more about our PRF grant recipients and what their research entailed.

Find out more about the recipients and how they used their grants to inform the physiotherapy profession.

Contracture after spinal cord injury

Grant recipient: Dr Joanna Diong, APAM

Project title: Contracture after spinal cord injury – a prospective cohort study.

Year awarded: 2009

PRF grant: Tagged Grant

Evaluating training program to improve residents’ mobility care in nursing homes

Grant recipient: Janice Taylor, APAM

Project title: Evaluating a physiotherapist-led training program to improve residents’ mobility care in nursing homes: A feasibility study.

Year awarded: 2013

PRF grant: Seeding grant

Effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation program on exercise capacity in people with COPD

Grant recipient: Joshua Bishop, APAM

Project title: Effect of a pulmonary rehabilitation program of 8 weeks duration compared to 12 weeks on exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PuRe Duration): A randomised controlled trial.

Year awarded: 2017

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Looking to promote research?

The APA supports our members participating in evidence-based research from which the profession can draw insights. If you wish to promote your research project, you can apply via email.

To maximise awareness of your research, you may find it useful to publish a short article about your research in InMotion. InMotion has a two month lead time. Contact the editor here.

Please note that your research must have approval from a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) registered with Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council prior to the APA promoting it.

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