The Alfred Physiotherapy Department investigates the benefits of physical activity and rehabilitation for hospitalised patients and people with chronic illness.
We have active research programs investigating new models of rehabilitation for people with respiratory disorders, early rehabilitation following surgery, physical activity in chronic disease, and physiotherapy in intensive care.
10 PhD students
11 masters students
Mobilisation study in intensive care
Dr Carol Hodgson leads physiotherapy research in intensive care with the TEAM (Trial of Early Activity and Mobilisation) research program.Find out more
Rehabilitation following trauma
Physiotherapist Lara Kimmel is undertaking a program of doctoral research exploring the role of rehabilitation following trauma.Find out more
Setting technical standards in walking tests
Associate Professor Anne Holland led an international Task Force to develop a new technical standard for field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease, on behalf of the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society.Find out more
Prognosis of adults with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis without treatment or without effective therapies
Khor YH, Ng Y, Goh NSL, McDonald CF, Holland AE
(2017), Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 4, CD012647
Exercise assessment and training in cystic fibrosis: can less achieve more?
Cox NS, Holland AE
(2017), J Cyst Fibros, 16(6), 649-50
Supplemental oxygen and dypsnoea in interstitial lung disease: absence of evidence is not evidence of absence
Bell EC, Cox NS, Goh N, Glaspole I, Westall GP, Watson A, Holland AE
(2017), Eur Respir Rev, 26(145), 170072