Current Projects


A-FOOTPRINT (Ankle and Foot Orthotic Manufacture by Rapid Prototyping).
Woodburn J. Funded by European Union, €5,305,678. Partners: UAB Baltic Orthoservice,The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Materialise NV, Peacocks Medical Group Ltd, Firefly Orthoses Limited, Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen VZW, RSScan International, AnyBody Technology A/S, University Hospital Maastricht, Fontys Technical University, Junquera y Diz S.L.


Equipment Grant - High Resolution Ultrasound Scanner.
Turner D, Woodburn J and Semple R. Funded by Arthritis Research UK, £39,337. Collaborators: Porter D (University of Glasgow) and McInnes I (University of Glasgow).


Tibialis posterior tenosynovitis in RA: electromyographic and ultrasound response following orthotic and local corticosteroid injection treatment. Woodburn J, Turner D and Semple R. Funded by Arthritis Research UK, £162,553.


STABILO: effectiveness of joint stabilisation exercise therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee –a randomised controlled trial.
Steultjens M, Dekker J (Vumc, Amsterdam), Roorda L (Reade A, Amsterdam) and Lems W (Vumc, Amsterdam). Funded by Dutch Arthritis Association, €225,000. Collaborators: VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam and Reade Rehabilitation, Amsterdam.


The course of physical functioning in early osteoarthritis of the knee or hip: results from the CHECK cohort.
Steultjens M, Dekker J (Vumc, Amsterdam) and Bierma-Zeinstra S (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam). Funded by Dutch Arthritis Association, €144,000. Collaborators: VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam; Reade Rehabilitation, Amsterdam and Erasmus MC, Rotterdam.


Pilot study for a randomised controlled trial of task-specific reach-to-grasp training at home.
Turton A (Bristol University), Sackley C (Birmingham University), Wheatley K (Birmingham University), S Jowett (Birmingham University), van Wijck F and Wolf S (Emory University, USA). Funded by The Stroke Association, £159, 448.


Providing Exercise after Stroke Services in Scotland: Development and dissemination of best practice guidelines.
Mead G (University of Edinburgh), van Wijck F, Smith M (NHS Lothian), Dennis J (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde), Dinan-Young S (Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London), Fraser H (NHS Fife) and Donaghy M (QMU). Funded by Scottish Government: National Advisory Committee for Stroke, £89,000.