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 Karen Visser

Karen Visser

Uwch Ddarlithydd: Ffisiotherapi

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Gofal Iechyd

Email
visserks@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 206 87692
Campuses
Ystafell GF1/2, Tŷ Dewi Sant, Ysbyty Athrofaol Cymru, Parc y Mynydd Bychan, Caerdydd, CF14 4XN

Research Interests:

  • Paediatric Orthopaedic and Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Paediatric sports participation
  • Adult Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Four year BSc Hons degree in Physiotherapy, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 1989.
  • MSc in Physiotherapy, Cardiff University, 2008.

I have worked over 16 years as a physiotherapist in a variety of contexts and countries and have experience in both orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation. I am interested in combining advances in both these areas when managing patients with neurological pathologies, particularly in the paediatric population. Current research includes investigation of strengthening programmes for children with cerebral palsy, as well as sports participation for children with disabilities.

I am currently a lecturer on both the undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy degree programmes in the School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University.

I completed Module One of a Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (PCUTL), Cardiff University, in April 2007 and have recently enrolled for PCUTL Module Two (2009). I am committed to on-going reflective practice in Learning and Teaching and combining scholarship with research.

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Research

Pedal Power: Does participation in adapted dynamic cycling affect lower limb muscle function, activity levels, and quality of life of children with Cerebral Palsy? This is a three year (2009 $acirc;   2011) collaborative research project currently in progress, investigating the effects of adapted dynamic cycling for children with cerebral palsy. This project uses both quantitative and qualitative methods.

A scoping project: Scoping for opportunities to develop rehabilitation research in Wales. September 2008 $acirc;   June 2009

A Pilot Study on the Effects of a Lower Limb Strengthening Home Exercise Programme for Children with Cerebral Palsy (2008) $acirc;   MSc Research: A single subject research design investigating the use of home exercise programmes for children with Cerebral Palsy - effects on strength, gait and spasticity investigated, as well concordance levels.