Louise Ada

Summary

Affiliation: Indiana University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Strengthening interventions increase strength and improve activity after stroke: a systematic review
    Louise Ada
    Faculty of Health Science, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 52:241-8. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Relation between spasticity, weakness and contracture of the elbow flexors and upper limb activity after stroke: an observational study
    Louise Ada
    School of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 28:891-7. 2006
  3. pmc The Physiotherapy eSkills Training Online resource improves performance of practical skills: a controlled trial
    Elisabeth Preston
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Med Educ 12:119. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Computerized tracking to train dexterity after cerebellar tumour: a single-case experimental study
    Louise Ada
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Brain Inj 23:702-6. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Treadmill walking with body weight support in subacute non-ambulatory stroke improves walking capacity more than overground walking: a randomised trial
    Catherine M Dean
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, 1825, Australia
    J Physiother 56:97-103. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of treadmill training to improve walking in community-dwelling people after stroke: the AMBULATE trial
    Louise Ada
    Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 8:436-44. 2013
  7. doi request reprint What is the probability of patients who are nonambulatory after stroke regaining independent walking? A systematic review
    Elisabeth Preston
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 6:531-40. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of cardiorespiratory training on aerobic fitness and carryover to activity in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review
    Jane M Butler
    The University of Sydney, Australia
    Int J Rehabil Res 33:97-103. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Ability to negotiate stairs predicts free-living physical activity in community-dwelling people with stroke: an observational study
    Matar Abdullah Alzahrani
    Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 55:277-81. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Relative contribution of motor impairments to limitations in activity and restrictions in participation in adults with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
    Hsiu Ching Chiu
    Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Clin Rehabil 24:454-62. 2010

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Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Strengthening interventions increase strength and improve activity after stroke: a systematic review
    Louise Ada
    Faculty of Health Science, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 52:241-8. 2006
    ..Is strength training after stroke effective (ie, does it increase strength), is it harmful (ie, does it increase spasticity), and is it worthwhile (ie, does it improve activity)?..
  2. ncbi request reprint Relation between spasticity, weakness and contracture of the elbow flexors and upper limb activity after stroke: an observational study
    Louise Ada
    School of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 28:891-7. 2006
    ....
  3. pmc The Physiotherapy eSkills Training Online resource improves performance of practical skills: a controlled trial
    Elisabeth Preston
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Med Educ 12:119. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether the Physiotherapy eSkills Training Online resource in addition to usual teaching improved the performance of practical skills in physiotherapy students...
  4. ncbi request reprint Computerized tracking to train dexterity after cerebellar tumour: a single-case experimental study
    Louise Ada
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Brain Inj 23:702-6. 2009
    ..In a child with pure ataxia after tumour removal, does dexterity training at the right elbow improve dexterity at the right elbow? Does improvement in dexterity transfer to improvement in upper limb activity?..
  5. ncbi request reprint Treadmill walking with body weight support in subacute non-ambulatory stroke improves walking capacity more than overground walking: a randomised trial
    Catherine M Dean
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, 1825, Australia
    J Physiother 56:97-103. 2010
    ..walking with body weight support during inpatient rehabilitation detrimental to walking quality compared with assisted overground walking? Does it result in better walking capacity, perception of walking or community participation?..
  6. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of treadmill training to improve walking in community-dwelling people after stroke: the AMBULATE trial
    Louise Ada
    Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 8:436-44. 2013
    ..Residual walking deficits are common in community-dwelling people after stroke...
  7. doi request reprint What is the probability of patients who are nonambulatory after stroke regaining independent walking? A systematic review
    Elisabeth Preston
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 6:531-40. 2011
    ..This information can be used clinically to make decisions about allocation of rehabilitation resources, education of patients and carers, and for discharge planning...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of cardiorespiratory training on aerobic fitness and carryover to activity in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review
    Jane M Butler
    The University of Sydney, Australia
    Int J Rehabil Res 33:97-103. 2010
    ..The available evidence suggests that training may improve aerobic fitness, but that there is little carryover into activity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Ability to negotiate stairs predicts free-living physical activity in community-dwelling people with stroke: an observational study
    Matar Abdullah Alzahrani
    Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 55:277-81. 2009
    ..Which clinical measures of walking performance best predict free-living physical activity in community-dwelling people with stroke?..
  10. doi request reprint Relative contribution of motor impairments to limitations in activity and restrictions in participation in adults with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
    Hsiu Ching Chiu
    Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Clin Rehabil 24:454-62. 2010
    ..To determine which motor impairments make a significant relative contribution to upper limb activity limitations, and whether activity limitations are related to participation restrictions in people with hemiplegic cerebral palsy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Mechanically assisted walking with body weight support results in more independent walking than assisted overground walking in non-ambulatory patients early after stroke: a systematic review
    Louise Ada
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Physiother 56:153-61. 2010
    ..Does mechanically assisted walking with body weight support result in more independent walking and is it detrimental to walking speed or capacity in non-ambulatory patients early after stroke?..
  12. doi request reprint Treadmill training is effective for ambulatory adults with stroke: a systematic review
    Janaine C Polese
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Australia
    J Physiother 59:73-80. 2013
    ..Does mechanically assisted walking increase walking speed or distance in ambulatory people with stroke compared with no intervention/non-walking intervention, or with overground walking?..
  13. doi request reprint Clinical physiotherapists had both positive and negative perceptions about delivering two different interventions in a clinical trial: a mixed methods study
    Julie Bampton
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Australia
    J Physiother 58:255-60. 2012
    ..What are clinical physiotherapists' perceptions about delivering two interventions during a randomised trial: the MOBILISE trial?..
  14. ncbi request reprint Walking capacity in mild to moderate Parkinson's disease
    Colleen G Canning
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:371-5. 2006
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  15. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of treadmill walking with body weight support to establish walking in subacute stroke: the MOBILISE trial
    Louise Ada
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, 1825 New South Wales, Australia
    Stroke 41:1237-42. 2010
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Relationship between walking performance and types of community-based activities in people with stroke: an observational study
    Matar Alzahrani
    Physical Therapy Department, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Rev Bras Fisioter 15:45-51. 2011
    ..To examine the relationship between clinical walking performance and amount and type of community activity in people after stroke...
  17. ncbi request reprint Strength deficits of the shoulder complex during isokinetic testing in people with chronic stroke
    Lucas R Nascimento
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Braz J Phys Ther 18:268-75. 2014
    ..To examine the strength deficits of the shoulder complex after stroke and to characterize the pattern of weakness according to type of movement and type of isokinetic parameter...
  18. ncbi request reprint Biofeedback improves activities of the lower limb after stroke: a systematic review
    Rosalyn Stanton
    The University of Sydney, Australia
    J Physiother 57:145-55. 2011
    ..Is biofeedback during the practice of lower limb activities after stroke effective in improving performance of those activities, and are any benefits maintained after intervention ceases?..
  19. doi request reprint Duration of physical activity is normal but frequency is reduced after stroke: an observational study
    Matar Abdullah Alzahrani
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia
    J Physiother 57:47-51. 2011
    ..What is the free-living physical activity of community-dwelling people with stroke compared with that of age-matched healthy controls?..
  20. ncbi request reprint The Tardieu Scale differentiates contracture from spasticity whereas the Ashworth Scale is confounded by it
    Emily Patrick
    School of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Clin Rehabil 20:173-82. 2006
    ..To compare the Tardieu Scale as a clinical measure of spasticity after stroke with the Ashworth Scale...
  21. pmc Improving community ambulation after stroke: the AMBULATE Trial
    Louise Ada
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Neurol 9:8. 2009
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Issues in recruiting community-dwelling stroke survivors to clinical trials: the AMBULATE trial
    Gemma Lloyd
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, PO Box 170 Lidcombe NSW 1825, Australia
    Contemp Clin Trials 31:289-92. 2010
    ..Recruitment to clinical trials is often slow and difficult, with a growing body of research examining this issue. However there is very little work related to stroke...
  23. ncbi request reprint Loss of strength contributes more to physical disability after stroke than loss of dexterity
    Colleen G Canning
    School of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Clin Rehabil 18:300-8. 2004
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Observation of arm behaviour in healthy elderly people: implications for contracture prevention after stroke
    Karl Schurr
    School of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 52:129-33. 2006
    ....
  25. pmc Mood and Balance are Associated with Free-Living Physical Activity of People after Stroke Residing in the community
    Matar A Alzahrani
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia
    Stroke Res Treat 2012:470648. 2012
    ..Conclusions. Mood and balance are associated with free-living physical activity in ambulatory people after stroke residing in the community...
  26. ncbi request reprint Training physiotherapy students' abilities in scoring the motor assessment scale for stroke
    Louise Ada
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
    J Allied Health 33:267-70. 2004
    ..03) so that seven of the eight items reached at least 75% exact agreement after training. The results of this study suggest that training is important to ensure that all students reach an acceptable standard...
  27. pmc Supported treadmill training to establish walking in non-ambulatory patients early after stroke
    Louise Ada
    Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, NSW, 1825, Australia
    BMC Neurol 7:29. 2007
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint A six-week, resource-efficient mobility program after discharge from rehabilitation improves standing in people affected by stroke: placebo-controlled, randomised trial
    Rebekah McClellan
    School of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 50:163-7. 2004
    ..The provision of resource-efficient programs is recommended wherever possible so that people affected by stroke may continue rehabilitation for longer...
  29. ncbi request reprint Is automaticity of walking regained after stroke?
    Colleen G Canning
    School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 28:97-102. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether people who have completed rehabilitation after stroke have regained a level of automaticity of walking comparable to healthy people of similar age...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of functional electrical stimulation on activity in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review
    Hsiu Ching Chiu
    Department of Physical Therapy Dr Chiu, I Shou University, Taiwan Discipline of Physiotherapy Dr Ada, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Pediatr Phys Ther 26:283-8. 2014
    ..To determine whether functional electrical stimulation (FES) is effective and whether it is more effective than activity training alone...
  31. ncbi request reprint Improving quality of life by increasing outings after stroke: study protocol for the Out-and-About trial
    Annie McCluskey
    Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Stroke 8:54-8. 2013
    ..Yet fewer than 20% of people with stroke receive enough of these sessions in their local community to change outcomes...
  32. doi request reprint Neurorehabilitation splinting: theory and principles of clinical use
    Natasha A Lannin
    Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    NeuroRehabilitation 28:21-8. 2011
    ..In conclusion, it is now time to re-focus on improving muscle performance in order to enable activity rather than preparing the patient for function by affecting abnormal reflex activity...
  33. ncbi request reprint Work-related thumb pain in physiotherapists is associated with thumb alignment during performance of PA pressures
    Anne Wajon
    School of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Man Ther 12:12-6. 2007
    ..These findings serve as a guide to the safe performance of mobilization techniques, both for beginning practitioners and for experienced therapists complaining of thumb pain...
  34. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of electrical stimulation in preventing or reducing subluxation of the shoulder after stroke: a meta-analysis
    Louise Ada
    The University of Sydney, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 48:257-67. 2002
    ..3 to 6.1) compared with conventional therapy alone. Therefore, evidence supports the use of electrical stimulation early after stroke for the prevention of, but not late after stroke for the reduction of, shoulder subluxation...
  35. ncbi request reprint Muscle strengthening is not effective in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review
    Aline Scianni
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 55:81-7. 2009
    ..Do strengthening interventions increase strength without increasing spasticity and improve activity, and is there any carryover after cessation in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy?..
  36. ncbi request reprint No difference between wearing a night splint and standing on a tilt table in preventing ankle contracture early after stroke: a randomised trial
    Wendy Robinson
    Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital, Bankstown, NSW, 2200, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 54:33-8. 2008
    ..Is wearing a night splint as effective as standing on a tilt table in preventing ankle dorsiflexion contracture and promoting the ability to stand up early after stroke?..
  37. ncbi request reprint A treadmill and overground walking program improves walking in persons residing in the community after stroke: a placebo-controlled, randomized trial
    Louise Ada
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:1486-91. 2003
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a treadmill and overground walking program in reducing the disability and handicap associated with poor walking performance after stroke...
  38. ncbi request reprint Thirty minutes of positioning reduces the development of shoulder external rotation contracture after stroke: a randomized controlled trial
    Louise Ada
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:230-4. 2005
    ..To determine the efficacy of positioning the affected shoulder in flexion and external rotation to prevent contracture shortly after stroke...
  39. ncbi request reprint Use of devices to prevent subluxation of the shoulder after stroke
    Anchalee Foongchomcheay
    School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia
    Physiother Res Int 10:134-45. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint No difference between two splint and exercise regimens for people with osteoarthritis of the thumb: a randomised controlled trial
    Anne Wajon
    Hand Therapy at Hornsby, Hornsby, NSW 2077, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 51:245-9. 2005
    ..5 cm (95% CI -1.1 to 2.1); strength, 0.1 kg (95% CI -0.8 to 0.9); or hand function, 0.7 points (95% CI -3.6 to 5.0). While both groups improved, neither regimen is superior to the other in patients with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis...
  41. ncbi request reprint Increasing intensity during treadmill walking does not adversely affect walking pattern or quality in newly-ambulating stroke patients: an experimental study
    Suzanne S Kuys
    School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Griffith University, QLD, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 54:49-54. 2008
    ..Does walking on a treadmill at increasing intensities adversely affect walking pattern or reduce walking quality during treadmill walking? Are any changes influenced by walking ability?..
  42. ncbi request reprint Routine physiotherapy does not induce a cardiorespiratory training effect post-stroke, regardless of walking ability
    Suzanne Kuys
    School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
    Physiother Res Int 11:219-27. 2006
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Four weeks of daily stretch has little or no effect on wrist contracture after stroke: a randomised controlled trial
    Sally A Horsley
    Physiotherapy Department, The Townsvilee Hospital, Townsville, QLD, 4810, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 53:239-45. 2007
    ..30 minutes of daily stretch of the wrist and finger flexors for four weeks prevent or reverse contracture, decrease pain, or improve upper-limb activity? Are any gains maintained one week and five weeks after the cessation of stretching?..
  44. ncbi request reprint Stroke patients have selective muscle weakness in shortened range
    Louise Ada
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Australia
    Brain 126:724-31. 2003
    ..Therefore, strength training should be targeted specifically at muscles at their shortened lengths in order to promote the recovery of function after stroke...