Physiotherapy Practice and Research

The Official Journal of The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

Volume

42, 2 issues

Latest issue

42:1 online 7 June 2021

Next issue

42:2 scheduled for December 2021

Back volumes

From volume 30, 2009

ISSN print

2213-0683

ISSN online

2213-0691

Aims & Scope

Physiotherapy Practice and Research is the Official Journal of The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. It is an international, peer-reviewed journal which aims to advance physiotherapy practice and research through scholarly publication. The journal has a clinical focus and publishes material that will improve the evidence base for physiotherapy and assist physiotherapists in the management of their patients. Contemporary physiotherapy practice incorporates a diverse range of activity and the journal aims to support physiotherapists, and publish material, from all areas of practice, be that the clinical setting, education, research or management.

Physiotherapy Practice and Research welcomes submissions in the form of original research papers, critical reviews (systematic or state-of-the-art papers), case studies, editorials, expert commentaries and book reviews. Letters to the editor are also welcome. The journal will commission focused or clinical reviews in areas of interest; those planning such reviews should contact the editor in the first instance. It also aims to foster research capacity within the profession and as such supports and encourages submission from new researchers.

Physiotherapy Practice and Research is a member of and subscribes to the principles of COPE, the Committee on Publication Ethics.

 

Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief

Dr Orlagh O'Shea
123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2
Ireland 
Email: orlaghoshea@rcsi.com

Dr Jonathan Moran
Physiotherapy Department
Hospital 4
Saint James's Hospital

James's Street, Dublin 8
Ireland

Email: moranj2@tcd.ie

Past Editor

Dr Joseph G. McVeigh

Editorial Assistants

Emer McGowan
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin
Ireland

Email: emcgowan@tcd.ie

Máirín Carroll
Email: mairincarroll@iscp.ie

Associate Editors

Dr. Susan Coote
University of Limerick, Limerick
Ireland

Dr. Brona Fullen
University College Dublin, Dublin
Ireland

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
University of Limerick, Limerick
Ireland

Statistical Consultant

Dr. Conor Gissane
St Mary's University College
London, UK

Book Review Editor

Dr. Karen McCreesh
University of Limerick
Limerick, Ireland

Editorial Board

Prof. Juanita J. Anders
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
USA

Prof. Jeffrey R. Basford
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
USA

Prof. G. David Baxter
University of Otago, Dunedin
New Zealand

Dr. Marianne Beninato
MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
USA

Dr. Dina Brooks
University of Toronto, Toronto
Canada

Prof. Jefferson R. Cardoso
State University of Londrina, Londrina
Brazil

Dr. Daniel B. Carr
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
USA

Prof. Chad Cook
Walsh University, North Canton, OH
USA

Dr. Garrett Coughlan
IRFU Medical Department, Dublin
Ireland

Dr. Lucy Chipchase
The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Australia

Prof. Wim Dankaerts
University of Leuven, Leuven
Belgium

Dr. Eamonn Delahunt
University College Dublin, Dublin
Ireland

Dr. Catherine Doody
University College Dublin, Dublin
Ireland

Dr. Kjartan Fersum
University of Bergen, Bergen
Norway

Dr. Diarmaid Fitzgerald
Central Remedial Clinic, Dublin
Ireland

Dr. G. Kelley Fitzgerald
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
USA

Dr. Frances Horgan
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin
Ireland

Prof. Mike Hurley
St George's, University of London and Kingston University, London
UK

Prof. Jennifer Jelsma
University of Cape Town, Cape Town
South Africa

Prof. Gail M. Jensen
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
UK

Mark Jones
University of South Australia, Adelaide
Australia

Prof. Gwendolen Jull
The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Australia

Dr. Daniel P. Kerr
Ulster University, Jordanstown
UK

Prof. Nigel Lawes
University of Limerick, Limerick
Ireland

Prof. Dr. phil. Hannu Luomajoki
ZHAW School of Health Professions, Winterthur
Switzerland

Prof. Dennis Martin
Teesside University, Middlesbrough
UK

Prof. Hugh McKenna
Ulster University, Coleraine
UK

Dr. Daniel Pinto
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Ireland

Dr. Borja Sañudo
University of Seville, Seville
Spain

Prof. James Selfe
University of Central Lancashire, Preston
UK

Dr. Paul Slater
Ulster University, Newtownabbey, UK
Newtownabbey, UK

Dr. Daniel Tik-Pui Fong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dr. Heli Valkeinen
National Institute for Health and Welfare
Helsinki, Finland

Prof.  Bill Vicenzino
The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Australia

Dr. Craig Wassinger
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Ireland

Prof. Paul J. Watson
University of Leicester, Leicester
UK

Dr. Alexis Wright
High Point University
High Point, NC, USA

Prof. Ahmed Younis
St George's, University of London and Kingston University, London
UK

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SUGGESTED REVIEWERS

Authors must suggest three suitable reviewers for their submission. Suggested reviewers must not have co-authored a publication in the last four years or have an active collaboration with submitting authors. You may suggest up to 6 reviewers. Please note that the editor retains the right to decide whether or not suggested reviewers are used.

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