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In addition to professional development Balance & Motor Control Courses (B&MC) courses, James works as a clinical academic at Flinders University, where he leads important post-graduate coursework topics including;

Stroke Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation in Degenerative Neurological conditions

Neuroscience & Motor Control

& Advanced Practice in Neurological Physiotherapy

In addition, our large teaching role, our staff are also involved in some key research projects with Flinders University and other institutions. It is quite unique for a private clinic to be so heavily engaged in clinical research. This confirms our strong commitment to improving the lives of our patients, and translating the latest scientific knowledge into best practice. Our current projects are listed below. If you are interested to find out more, please email the lead contact from our clinic.

Stroke

Determining the prevalence of Sleep Disorders in Post-stoke fatigue sufferers

Contact: Associate Professor James McLoughlin james@neurophysiotherapy.com.au

 

Patient perspectives of group upper limb therapy for people with mild, moderate and severe stroke affected upper limbs.

Contact: Jo Howie, Senior Physiotherapist jo@neurophysiotherapy.com.au

 

Parkinsons Disease

HII (High-Intensity Interval)-Speed’ cycling program to improve mobility and functional outcomes in patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Contact: Eileen Ting, Senior Physiotherapist eileen@neurophysiotherapy.com.au

 

Dementia

The Dementia Lifestyle Coach: is it feasible to deliver a support and coaching program for people recently diagnosed with early dementia?

Contact: james@neurophysiotherapy.com.au

 

Multidiciplinary rehabilitation programs for community-dwelling people with dementia

Contact: james@neurophysiotherapy.com.au

 

Multiple Sclerosis

Cooling garment & exercise in people with Multiple Sclerosis

Contact: james@neurophysiotherapy.com.au

 

Measuring motor fatigue recovery time with Transcranial Magnetic Simulation (TMS) in people with Multiple Sclerosis

Contact: james@neurophysiotherapy.com.au

 

Traumatic Brain Injury

Mobility factors impacting on community participation following Traumatic Brain Injury

Contact: Nicole Simmons, Senior Physiotherapist Nicole@neurophysiotherapy.com.au

 

Concussion

Assessment and early rehabilitation following concussion

Contact: james@neurophysiotherapy.com.au

New Papers (2017)

van den Berg, M.E., Barr, C.J., McLoughlin, J.V. and Crotty, M. (2017). Effect of walking on sand on gait kinematics in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 16 pp. 15-21.

McLoughlin, J, Gait & Multiple Sclerosis, Handbook of Human Motion, Springer. 2016

In search of the great discovery in Stroke Motor Recovery – JMNP. (2016). JMNP. Retrieved 18 September 2017, from http://neurophysiotherapy.com.au/latest-news/in-search-of-the-great-discovery-in-stroke-motor-recovery/

New papers (2016)

McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Patritti, B., Crotty, M., Lord, S. and Sturnieks, D. (2016). Fatigue induced changes to kinematic and kinetic gait parameters following six minutes of walking in people with multple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(6) pp. 538-543.

Barr, C.J., McLoughlin, J.V., van den Berg, M.E., Sturnieks, D.L., Crotty, M. and Lord, S.R. (2016). Visual field dependence is associated with reduced postural sway, dizziness and falls in older people a􀆩ending a falls clinic. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, pp.1-5.

Barr, C.J., Patritti, B., Bowes, R., Cro􀆩y, M. and McLoughlin, J.V. (2016). Orthotic and therapeutic effect of functional electrical stimulation on fatigue induced gait patterns in people with multple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 15(52) pp. 1-13.

 

Publications (James McLoughlin)

Postural sway is associated with disability status and cerebellar dysfunction in people with multiple sclerosis – a preliminary study. McLoughlin, J.,Barr, C., Crotty,M., Lord,SR and Sturnieks, DL. (2015) International Journal of MS Care, In press. DOI: 10.7224/1537-2073.2014-003.

Six minutes of walking leads to reduced lower limb strength and increased postural sway in people with Multiple Sclerosis. McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Crotty, M., Sturnieks, D. and Lord, SR. (2014). Neurorehabilitation, 35 pp. 503-508.

Walking for six minutes increases both simple reaction time and stepping reaction time in moderately disabled people with Multiple Sclerosis. Barr, C., McLoughlin, J., Lord, S., Crotty, M. and Sturnieks, D. (2014). Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 3 pp. 457-462.

Effect of wearing a dorsiflexion assist orthosis on mobility, perceived fatigue and exertion during the six-minute walk test in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomised cross-over protocol. McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Sturnieks, D., Lord, S. and Crotty, M. (2012). BMC Neurology, 12(27)

A dorsiflexion assist orthosis reduces the physiological cost and mitigates deterioration in strength and balance associated with walking in people with Multiple Sclerosis. McLoughlin J, Lord SR, Barr C, Crotty M, Sturnieks DL. (2015). Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 96 pp. 226-232.

Fatigue induced changes to kinematic and kinetic gait parameters following six minutes of walking in people with Multiple Sclerosis. McLoughlin JV,  Barr CJ , Patritti BL, Crotty M, Lord SR , Sturnieks DL. Disability & Rehabilitation (2015) DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2015.1047969

Neurological Physiotherapy: Exciting times ahead. Feature article. James V McLoughlin Physiotimes. 2012 Vol 3 Issue 6

OLDER FALLERS WITH SELF-REPORTED DIZZINESS HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AND ADOPT A STIFFENING STRATEGY WHEN EXPOSED TO OPTOKINETIC STIMULI J. McLoughlin, C. Barr, D.L. Sturnieks, S.R. Lord, M. Crotty J Aging Res Clin Practice 2013;2(1):148-151

The effectiveness of allied health therapy in the symptomatic management of progressive supranuclear palsy: a systematic review protocol. Tilley, E., White, S., Peters, M., Koblar, S. and McLoughlin, J. (2014). JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(7) pp. 119-137.

For more information please visit James’ research page at Flinders University