To create a collaborative working group of physiotherapists within the FFN that includes clinical practitioners, educators and researchers who are involved in the whole management pathway of care for fragility fracture patients.
To gather physiotherapists around the world involved in the management of the patient with fragility fracture into a collaborative network.
The Physio SIG published a paper from the results of a web-based snapshot survey, launched in Brazil, Australia, Denmark, Norway, Ireland and Spain, that document current practices in mobilisation of people recovering from hip fracture as well describe aspects of physiotherapy care for people recovering from a hip fracture. The paper can be found here . The Physio SIG also published a paper on physiotherapy following fragility fractures, which can be found here.
Morten is a Physical Therapy Professor at the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg-Frederiksberg and Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Morten’s clinical career has focused on working with older adults with Orthopedic conditions (especially patients with hip fracture and lower limb amputations) in acute care settings. Likewise, Dr. Kristensen’s research within the last 15 years include acute care, but also some municipality-based exercise studies, on patients with hip fracture in addition to the development/validation of outcome measures within the same patient group. All research is available from: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Morten-Kristensen
Morten is the developer of the Basic Amputee Mobility Score, and co-developer and responsible for the Cumulated Ambulation Score, which is translated into more than 15 languages, included in 2 national hip fracture databases, and recommended in the APTA, Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for older patients with hip fracture: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33522384/Morten served on the task force that developed this CPG, and he is a board member of the Multidisciplinary Danish Hip Fracture Database. He is also the Co-lead of the FFN, Physiotherapy Special Interest Group (SIG), an advisory bord member of the Hip Fracture Recovery Research SIG and member of the scientific committee of the FFN. Morten is also the recipient of the Danish Physiotherapy Associations “Special Research Award”.
Prof Cathie Sherrington FAHMS, FACP, PhD, MPH, BAppSc (Physio) is Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney. Prof Sherrington leads the 28-person Physical Activity, Ageing and Disability Research Stream within the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health (a partnership between University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District) and is Deputy Director of the Institute.
Prof Sherrington’s research focusses on interventions to prevent falls and promote physical activity. Prof Sherrington’s300journal articles include reports of 47 clinical trialsand 26 systematic reviews. Prof Sherrington has been invited to present her work at 17 international conferences. Prof Sherrington has been Chief Investigator on Australian National Heath and Medical Research Council /Medical Research Future Fund grants totalling $26 million, including clinical trials of physiotherapy interventions and a Centre of Research Excellence in the Prevention of Fall-related Injuries.
Prof Sherrington plays a leading role in a number of professional organisations including the global Fragility Fracture Network, the Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association and the Australia and New Zealand Fall Prevention Society and was one of the founders of the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro).
Prof Sherrington also has ten years clinical physiotherapy experience in aged care and rehabilitation settings.
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