MDI-Trinity College Dublin partnership on physiotherapy research
March 15th, 2023
We are very pleased to continue our research partnership with the Discipline of Physiotherapy, Trinity College. In the first study, forty three physiotherapists from the Republic of Ireland with experience of treating people with muscular dystrophy were surveyed. It was found that physiotherapists assessed and treated people with muscular dystrophy in a variety of settings. Many physiotherapists received little specific training on muscular dystrophy and felt further training is this area is required. Results indicated that service provision and accessibility to physiotherapy services need to improve, especially around the transition from paediatric to adult services. The full report of this study has been submitted for publication and will be available once published.
A follow-on study has just launched which aims to understand how people living with a muscular dystrophy feel about physiotherapy services in Ireland. They hope to give people living with muscular dystrophies a voice by learning from your experiences and identify steps towards improving physiotherapy services for this community in the future. To participate individuals must be 18 years or older and living with a form of muscular dystrophy. You are invited to complete a questionnaire which will take approximately 10 minutes. All answers are anonymous meaning it is not traceable back to you.
The researchers (Dr. Julie Broderick, Udith Gamage and Luke Evans) would really appreciate your participation. This study is open until March 29th. Click here for more information about the study and the link to the survey.
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