Walking training following stroke: what do we know?
Kate Scrivener is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy at Macquarie University, Sydney. She has a particular research interest in the recovery and long term support of walking after stroke that emerged during her PhD. She is currently investigating a community-based intervention to prevent falls and encourage mobility – FAST, alongside investigating a mobility booster program.
Louise Ada is a physiotherapist who is an Emeritus Professor at The University of Sydney with an interest in stroke rehabilitation. She is particularly interested in the relative contribution of impairments to disability as well as the efficacy of physiotherapy interventions and the design of environments to promote the active participation of people undergoing rehabilitation.
Gavin Williams is Professor of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation, a joint position appointed between Epworth Healthcare and the University of Melbourne. He has worked in rehabilitation for 30 years. Gavin works clinically in the neurological rehabilitation unit at 0.5EFT and in a research role at 0.5EFT. Since he began working at the Epworth Hospital 27 years ago, he has developed a program to teach advanced gait and running skills to people with neurological injuries. This program led to his doctoral studies: ‘The development of a high-level mobility assessment tool (HiMAT) for people with traumatic brain injury’. Since that time he has become a world leader in the assessment, classification and treatment of mobility limitations following traumatic brain injury. Gavin was awarded Fellowship to the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2011. He has over 150 peer-reviewed journal publications and over 200 international and national conference presentations.
Simone Dorsch is a senior lecturer in neurological physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University and a Director of the StrokeEd collaboration, a group of educators who present workshops on evidence-based stroke rehabilitation in Australia and internationally. Her current research focuses on the relationships of impairments to activity after stroke and strategies to increase amounts of practice in rehabilitation.
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