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BSc (Hons); MSc; DPhil; MCSP; MMACP
NDORMS Research Fellow in Trauma Rehabilitation
The clinical focus of my research is on improving the management of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. My main research interests are clinical trials, gait analysis and systematic reviews and meta-analysis. I am based with the orthopaedic trauma and rehabilitation research groups and am currently an investigator on the PATH-2 trial, funded by the MRC/NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme. PATH-2 is a multi-centre randomised trial comparing Platelet Rich Plasma injection with placebo for the treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture. I am also involved in the Ankle Injury Management (AIM) Trial, funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme. I continue to practice clinically as a physiotherapist at a local clinic for a session a week.
After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2003 I have worked clinically in large teaching hospitals and in primary care. I was awarded an MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy from the University of Birmingham in 2011. My DPhil, completed in 2014 at the University of Oxford, focused on the optimisation of mobility after severe ankle injury. I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and am the executive committee research lead for the Association of Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists. With my interest in facilitating research training and evidence-based practice, I have supported internships within the group and am on the committee of the Oxfordshire hub for the Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR).
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Close Contact Casting vs Surgery for Initial Treatment of Unstable Ankle Fractures in Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
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Byrne C. et al, (2016), Sports medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), 46, 1311 - 1332