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Profiles

Dr Terry Gorst

Research Associate

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)

Qualifications

1995 BA (Joint Hons) Sports Science & Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, UK

2008 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

2017 PhD Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK   

Professional membership

Health and Care Professions Council: PH89527

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: 093380

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology: 10605

Teaching interests

Associate Lecturer, University of Plymouth, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Stroke and Parkinson’s modules. 

University of Plymouth MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation:  Pathomechanics and Rehabilitation of Gait and Balance; Advancing the Management of Long Term Neurological Conditions; and Neurological Rehabilitation - Sensorimotor Disorders.

Research interests

My research investigates how lower limb somatosensory function maps onto and contributes to movement function in neurological populations, in particular stroke and Parkinson’s disease.  I also have a clinical-research interest in the role of physical activity and exercise in the management of neurological conditions, in particular Parkinson’s disease.

Gorst T, Rogers A, Morrison SC, Cramp M, Paton J, Freeman J & Marsden J. (2018). The prevalence, distribution and functional relevance of lower limb somatosensory impairments in chronic stroke survivors: a cross sectional observational study. Disab & Rehabil (DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1468932)  

Cramp, M, Gorst, T, Rogers, A, Freeman, J, Paton, J, Morrison, S. C, & Marsden, J (2017). Foot and ankle impairments as predictors of mobility and balance after stroke (FAiMiS study). In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE Vol. 12 (pp. 13).

Gorst, T, Marsden, J., Paton, J & Freeman, J. (2016) Foot and ankle impairments affect mobility and balance in stroke; the views of people with stroke. Disab & Rehab 38(6):589-96 

Collings, R., Paton, J., Gorst, T & Marsden, J. (2015) Effects of the site and extent of plantar cutaneous stimulation on dynamic balance and muscle activity while walking. Foot 25 159-163 

Gorst, T (2006) Multidisciplinary working in Parkinson’s Disease. British Geriatrics Society Masterstrokes Newsletter, 3, 2006 

Reports & invited lectures

Understanding the somatosensory aspects of movement in stroke and Parkinson’s (invited).  Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN) annual conference, March 2018, Manchester, UK

Helping our patients move…more. Platform Presentation (invited) Parkinson ’s UK Conference, April 2016, Devon, UK 

Practical challenges after stroke: Promoting exercise-efficacy and physical activity in sub-acute stroke. Platform presentation (invited) Welsh Stroke Conference. Cardiff, Wales. June 2016

A cross sectional study investigating foot and ankle impairments in people with stroke.  Platform presentation European Stroke Conference, April 2016.  Venice, Italy.

Promoting Exercise efficacy in sub-acute stroke. Platform Presentation (invited) UK Stroke Forum. Liverpool, UK. December 2015

Foot and ankle impairments affect mobility and balance in stroke (FAiMiS); the views of people with stroke. Platform presentation, Institute for Health & Community, Post Graduate Conference, University of Plymouth, June 2014, Plymouth, UK

VISTA: An exercise, self- management and secondary prevention service in community-dwelling stroke. Platform presentation at UK Stroke Forum December  2014, Harrogate, UK

Promoting exercise, self- management and secondary prevention in community-dwelling stroke. Platform presentation at Physiotherapy UK, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, October 2014, Birmingham, UK

Foot and ankle impairments affect mobility and balance in stroke (FAiMiS); the views of people with stroke. Platform presentation at Physiotherapy UK, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, October 2014, Birmingham, UK

Additional information

As a neurological physiotherapist I continue to have a clinical commitment which involves the development of the neurology physiotherapy outpatient service, NDHT and the treatment and management of a varied caseload of patients with neurological conditions. I have worked in adult neurology and neurorehabilitation since 2010.