Centre for Rehabilitation Research in Oxford
We carry out important applied research improving the lives of patients through musculoskeletal rehabilitation. We are leading research into how exercise and physiotherapy can be used to support the rehabilitation of patients with acute musculoskeletal injures such as a fracture or sprain, and patients with chronic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or persistent back pain. We look at how structured physical activity can be offered as an effective method of rehabilitation for patients either alongside, or as an alternative to, standard medication.
Founded in 2012
PATIENT FOCUSED research
International IMPACT on healthcare
A multidisciplinary team including physiotherapists, hand therapists, CBT practitioners, clinical academics and clinical trials management staff
We conduct a number of clinical trials and studies across a range of specialties and themes. Read more about our work, and link to trial-specific pages
Our work focuses on the development of effective interventions for implementation in the NHS. Find out more and access the materials
Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy: a protocol for an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Fordham B. et al, (2018), BMJ Open, 8
Prognostic models for identifying risk of poor outcome in people with acute ankle sprains: the SPRAINED development and external validation study
Keene DJ. et al, Health Technology Assessment, 22, 1 - 112
Dementia And Physical Activity (DAPA) trial of moderate to high intensity exercise training for people with dementia: randomised controlled trial
Lamb SE. et al, (2018), BMJ, k1675 - k1675
Better Outcomes for Older people with Spinal Trouble (BOOST) Trial: a randomised controlled trial of a combined physical and psychological intervention for older adults with neurogenic claudication, a protocol
Williamson E. et al, (2018), BMJ Open, 8, e022205 - e022205
Srikesavan C. et al, (2018), Journal of telemedicine and telecare
Three-Year Follow-up of a Trial of Close Contact Casting vs Surgery for Initial Treatment of Unstable Ankle Fractures in Older Adults
Keene DJ. et al, (2018), JAMA, 319, 1274 - 1274
Exploring physiotherapists' experiences of implementing a cognitive behavioural approach for managing low back pain and identifying barriers to long-term implementation.
Richmond H. et al, (2018), Physiotherapy, 104, 107 - 115