Physiotherapy Practice and Research

The Official Journal of The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

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Physiotherapy Practice and Research is the Official Journal of The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. It is an international, peer-reviewed journal which aims to advance physiotherapy practice and research through scholarly publication. The journal has a clinical focus and publishes material that will improve the evidence base for physiotherapy and assist physiotherapists in the management of their patients. Contemporary physiotherapy practice incorporates a diverse range of activity and the journal aims to support physiotherapists, and publish material, from all areas of practice, be that the clinical setting, education, research or management.

Physiotherapy Practice and Research welcomes submissions in the form of original research papers, critical reviews (systematic or state-of-the-art papers), case studies, editorials, expert commentaries and book reviews. Letters to the editor are also welcome. The journal will commission focused or clinical reviews in areas of interest; those planning such reviews should contact the editor in the first instance. It also aims to foster research capacity within the profession and as such supports and encourages submission from new researchers.

Physiotherapy Practice and Research is a member of and subscribes to the principles of COPE, the Committee on Publication Ethics.


Dr Orlagh O'Shea
Lecturer in the School of Physiotherapy
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
123 St Stephens Green
Dublin 2

Dr Jonathan Moran
Physiotherapy Department
Hospital 4
Saint James's Hospital
James's Street
Dublin 8

Past Editor
Dr Joseph G. McVeigh

Editorial Assistants
Máirín Carroll

Emer McGowan
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Associate Editors
Dr. Susan Coote
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Dr. Brona Fullen
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Statistical Consultant
Dr. Conor Gissane
St Mary's University College, London, UK

Book Review Editor
Dr. Karen McCreesh
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Editorial Board
Prof. Juanita J. Anders
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA 

Prof. Jeffrey R. Basford
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Prof. G. David Baxter
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Dr. Marianne Beninato
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Dina Brooks
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Prof. Jefferson R. Cardoso
State University of Londrina, Londrina, Brazil

Dr. Daniel B. Carr
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Lucy Chipchase
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Prof. Chad Cook
Walsh University, North Canton, OH, USA 

Dr. Garrett Coughlan
IRFU Medical Department, Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Wim Dankaerts
University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Dr. Eamonn Delahunt
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Catherine Doody
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Kjartan Fersum
University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Dr. Diarmaid Fitzgerald
Central Remedial Clinic, Dublin, Ireland

Dr. G. Kelley Fitzgerald
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Dr. Daniel Tik-Pui Fong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. Frances Horgan
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Mike Hurley
St George's, University of London and Kingston University, London, UK

Prof. Jennifer Jelsma
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Prof. Gail M. Jensen
Creighton University, Omaha, NE, USA

Mark Jones
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Prof. Gwendolen Jull
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Daniel P. Kerr
Ulster University, Jordanstown, UK

Prof. Nigel Lawes
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland 

Prof. Dr. phil. Hannu Luomajoki
ZHAW School of Health Professions, Winterthur, Switzerland

Prof. Dennis Martin
Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK

Prof. Hugh McKenna
Ulster University, Coleraine, UK

Dr. Daniel Pinto
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA 

Dr. Borja Sañudo
University of Seville, Seville, Spain

Prof. James Selfe
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Dr. Paul Slater
Ulster University, Newtownabbey, UK

Dr. Heli Valkeinen
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

Prof.  Bill Vicenzino
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 

Dr. Craig Wassinger
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA

Prof. Paul J. Watson
University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Dr. Alexis Wright
High Point University, High Point, NC, USA

Prof. Ahmed Younis
St George's, University of London and Kingston University, London, UK


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