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Research Publications

Research Publications

This section outlines a list of research undertaken by members of our orthotics team at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Our team are actively involved in research; our Consultant Orthotist/Service Manager is one of only a handful of orthotists in the UK who has a PhD.

  1. Eddison N and Chockalingam N (2012): The effect of tuning  ankle foot orthoses-footwear combination on the gait parameters of  children with cerebral palsy. Prosthet Orthot Int published online 24  July 2012

  2. Eddison N, Chockalingam N and Osbourne S: ...AFO tuning - what do we know? Jan 2012  · 2nd Saudi Physical Therapy Association Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  3. Eddison, N. (2013) Equality of care for Cerebral Palsy. Presented to North East Regional Annual Orthotic Conference, January 12th, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

  4. Eddison N and Chockalingam N (2014): Ankle foot orthosis- footwear combination tuning: An investigation into common clinical practice in the United Kingdom. Published online before print February 24, 2014 do]: 10.1177/0309364613516486 Prosthet Othot Int February 24, 2014

  5. Eddison N and Chockalingam N (2014): Response: Turning of rigid ankle-foot orthoses is essential.  Prosthet Orthot Int 0309364614525734, first published on April 1, 2014

  6. Eddison, N. (2015) The effect of ‘tuning’ in ankle-foot orthoses on the gait parameters of children with cerebral palsy. Presented to ISPO UK MS Annual Scientific Meeting, 25-26th September, Oxford, UK

  7. Healy A, Chockalingam N, Farmer S, Eddison N, Pandyan A. Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of prosthetics and orthotics services/interventions: a systematic review. PROSPERO. 2016:CRD42016025994

  8. Eddison N, Mulholland M and Chockalingam N. Do research papers provide enough information on design and material used in Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO) for children with cerebral palsy (CP)? : A systematic review. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 2017; 1-9.

  9. Eddison N, Healy A, Needham R and Chockalingam N. Shank – to – Vertical - Angle in AFOs: A comparison of static and dynamic assessment in a series of cases. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics ·. October 2017 - Volume 29 - Issue 4 - p 161–167

  10. Healy A, Farmer S, Eddison N and Chockalingam N: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of orthotic intervention in diabetes: a systematic review. Sep 2017  · 14th Scientific Meeting Diabetic Foot Study Group of the EASD

  11. Eddison N, The effects of biomechanically optimised ankle-foot orthoses-footwear combinations on the gait of children with cerebral palsy. Ph.D Thesis. Staffordshire University 2018.

  12. Healy A,  Farmer S,  Eddison N,  Allcock J,  Perry T,  Pandyan A & Chockalingam N (2019): A scoping literature review of studies assessing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic interventions, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, DOI: 10.1080/17483107.2018.1523953

  13. Eddison, Nicola PhD; Chockalingam, Nachiappan PhD; Healy, Aoife PhD; Needham, Robert PhD; Unnithan, Vish PhD: Exploratory Investigation into Energy Expenditure Using Tuned versus Nontuned Ankle-Foot Orthoses–Footwear Combinations in Children with Cerebral Palsy. JPO: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: September 16, 2019 - Volume Online First - Issue - p doi: 10.1097/JPO.0000000000000275

  14. Chockalingam N, Eddison N, Healy A. Crosssectional survey of orthotic service provision in the UK: does where you live affect the service you receive? BMJ Open 2019;9:e028186. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028186

  15. Eddison N, Healy A, Needham R and Chockalingam N :The effect of tuning ankle foot orthoses-footwear combinations on the gait kinematics of children with cerebral palsy: a case series. International Society of Biomechanics / ASB Conference 2019, Calgary, Canada. July 31 - August 4

  16. N.Eddison⁠,A.Healy,R.Needham,N.Chockalingam: The effect of tuning ankle foot orthoses-footwear combinations on gait kinematics of children with cerebral palsy: a case series. The Foot. Dec 2019 

  17. N.Eddison⁠,A.Healy,N.Chockalingam: Does user perception affect adherence when wearing biomechanically optimised ankle foot orthosis – footwear combinations: a pilot study. The Foot. Dec 2019

  18. Eddison N, Healy A, Needham R and Chockalingam N: The effect of tuning ankle foot orthoses-footwear combinations on the gait kinematics of children with cerebral palsy: a case series Staffordshire Conference Clinical Biomechanics 1st - 2nd May 2020

  19. Eddison N and Chockalingam N (2020): Ankle Foot Orthoses: Standardisation of Terminology. Letter of correspondence. The Foot

  20. Eddison N, Benyahia S and Chockalingam N (2021): The effect of spinal orthoses on immobilising the cervical spine: a systematic review of research methodologies. The Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. In print.

  21. Eddison N, Healy A, Calvert S and Chockalingam N: The Emergence of Telehealth in Orthotic Services Across the United Kingdom. The ISPO 18th World Congress Nov 2021. Conference paper.

  22. Eddison N, Aoife H, Needham R and Chockalingam N: The effect of tuning ankle foot orthoses-footwear combinations on gait kinematics of children with cerebral palsy: a case series [Poster]. Exhibited at the Second Celebration of RWT Multidisciplinary Research and Innovation Event took place on 20th November 2019. Wolverhampton: The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. MI_6399614_23.12.19_V_1

  23. Eddison N, Aoife H, Needham R and Chockalingam N: Exploratory Investigation into Energy Expenditure Using Tuned versus Non-tuned Ankle-Foot Orthoses –Footwear Combinations in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Paediatric Care in Prosthetics and Orthotics. British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPOConnect). Issue 1. 2021

  24. Eddison N, PhD, Benyahia S, Chockalingam N, PhD: A review of research methodologies used in assessing the effect of spinal orthoses in immobilising the cervical spine. Spinal Orthotics in Prosthetics and Orthotics. British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPOConnect). Issue 3. 2020

  25. Eddison N, Aoife H, Needham R and Chockalingam N: Does user perception affect adherence when wearing biomechanically optimised ankle foot orthosis – footwear combinations: a pilot study. in Prosthetics and Orthotics. British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPOConnect). Issue 2. 2021

  26. Eddison N, Healy A and Chockalingam N: "How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted orthotic services in the UK?" Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO). July 2021. In Print.

  27. Eddison N:  Ankle foot orthosis- footwear combination (AFO-FC) tuning: What do we know and how many of us are routinely tuning our AFO-FCs? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. (BAPOConnect). Issue 2. 2012

  28. Eddison N, Healy A, Calvert S and Chockalingam N. The emergence of telehealth in orthotic services across the United Kingdom. Journal of Assistive Technology Oct. 2021 (In press)
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