WCPT Outstanding Presentation Awards

The following awards for outstanding abstracts and presentations were made at WCPT Congress 2015. Judging was based on a combined assessment of abstract and presentation quality.

WCPT outstanding poster presentation award

  • Jose Meneses- Echávez (Colombia)
    RR-PO-14-21-Sat
    EFFECTS OF HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISED MULTIMODAL EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS ON CANCER-RELATED FATIGUE: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS
  • Dirceu Costa (Brazil)
    RR-PO-17-17-Mon
    ACTIVE VIDEO GAME EXERCISE TRAINING IMPROVES THE CLINICAL CONTROL OF ASTHMA IN CHILDREN

WCPT outstanding poster presentation award: regions

Africa

  • Olufunke A Ajiboye (Nigeria)
    RR-PO-01-16-Sun
    EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF COMBINED AEROBIC AND RESISTANCE EXERCISE TRAINING IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH BI-VENTRICULAR HEART FAILURE
  • Mahmoud Mohamed Aly (Egypt)
    RR-PO-10-21-Sun
    DIMENSIONS OF INTERVERTEBRAL FORAMEN DURING DIFFERENT TRUNK POSITIONS IN CENTRAL AND PARAMEDIAN DISC BULGE, WITH KINISIOLOGIC H REFLEX CORRELATION

Asia Western Pacific

  • Stephanie Parkinson (Australia)
    RR-PO-06-23-Mon
    A STUDY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF NORMAL AND ABNORMAL GAIT IN PRIMARY SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN USING CLINICAL GAIT ANALYSIS
  • Tie Parma Yamato (Australia)
    RR-PO-20-05-Mon
    HOW COMPLETELY ARE PHYSIOTHERAPY INTERVENTIONS DESCRIBED IN RANDOMISED TRIALS? A PILOT STUDY

Europe

  • Alexandra Halvarsson (Sweden)
    RR-PO-13-09-Sun
    LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF A PROGRESSIVE AND SPECIFIC BALANCE-TRAINING PROGRAMME WITH MULTI-TASK EXERCISES FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH OSTEOPOROSIS
  • Alice Waugh (Ireland)
    RR-PO-07-24-Mon
    A FEASIBILITY STUDY INVESTIGATING A PHYSIOTHERAPY MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING PROGRAMME TO REDUCE CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK IN SCHIZOPHRENIA AND BIPOLAR DISORDER

North America Caribbean

  • Patty Solomon (Canada)
    RR-PO-13-04-Sun
    EVIDENCE-INFORMED RECOMMENDATIONS IN REHABILITATION FOR OLDER ADULTS LIVING WITH HIV: IMPLICATIONS FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTICE
  • Debi Craddock (United States of America)
    RR-PO-17-12-Mon
    MEASUREMENT OF REACTIVE AND ANTICIPATORY BALANCE IN CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY: A NEW TOOL FOR COMMUNITY BASED PRACTICE

South America

  • Willians Fernando Vieira (Brazil)
    RR-PO-04-11-Mon
    EFFECTS OF 904NM LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT) ON MUSCLE HEALING PROCESS AFTER MYONECROSIS
  • Jaqueline Mello Porto (Brazil)
    RR-PO-13-21-Sun
    INFLUENCE OF HIP ABDUCTOR MUSCLES STRENGTH IN DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF THE POSTURAL CONTROL SYSTEM IN ELDERLY

WCPT outstanding poster presentation award: early career researcher

  • Petra Lostelius Vikman (Sweden)
    RR-PO-17-03-Sat
    PAIN IN CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY - ADOLESCENT SIBLINGS´ AWARENESS AND PERCEIVED INFLUENCE ON THEIR FAMILY
  • Daisuke Uritani (Japan)
    RR-PO-15-08-Mon
    RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TOE GRIP STRENGTH AND OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE IN JAPANESE WOMEN: A MULTICENTRE STUDY

WCPT outstanding platform presentation award

  • Sallie Lamb (United Kingdom)
    RR-PLSoA-3726
    A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENTS FOR PATIENTS WITH ACUTE WHIPLASH ASSOCIATED DISORDERS
  • Zoe Michaleff (Australia)
    RR-PLSoA-1545
    COMPREHENSIVE PHYSIOTHERAPY EXERCISE PROGRAMME OR ADVICE FOR CHRONIC WHIPLASH (PROMISE): A PRAGMATIC RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ACTRN12609000825257

WCPT outstanding platform presentation award: regions

Africa

  • Desmond Mathye (South Africa)
    RR-PLSoA-3948
    INVESTIGATION OF CHALLENGES EXPERIENCED BY CAREGIVERS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITY IN RURAL SOUTH AFRICA: CAREGIVERS AND REHABILITATION PROFESSIONALS’ PERSPECTIVES
  • Kairen Mostert-Wentzel (South Africa)
    RR-PLSoA-3840
    THE KALEIDOSCOPE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FOR COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Asia Western Pacific

  • Elizabeth Harris (Australia)
    RR-PLSoA-3713
    VISUAL PERCEPTION AND UPPER LIMB FUNCTION IN CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER
  • Meredith Perry (New Zealand)
    RR-PLSoA-1588
    “WE’RE HERE FOR THE PATIENT AT THE END OF THE DAY”: PERCEPTIONS OF AN IPE PROGRAMME IN LONG-TERM CONDITIONS MANAGEMENT

Europe

  • Natalie Beswetherick (United Kingdom)
    SI-PL-733
    ACHIEVING INDEPENDENT PRESCRIBING BY PHYSIOTHERAPISTS IN THE UK
  • Marie Kierkegaard (Sweden)
    RR-PLR5-3500
    HIGH-INTENSITY RESISTANCE TRAINING IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - AN EXPLORATORY STUDY

North America Caribbean

  • Hlapang A Kolobe (United States of America)
    RR-PLSoA-3707
    EFFECTIVENESS OF REWARD-AND ERROR-BASED MOVEMENT LEARNING IN ENHANCING SELF-INITIATED PRONE LOCOMOTION IN INFANTS WITH OR AT RISK FOR CEREBRAL PALSY
  • Tiziano Marovino (United States of America)
    RR-PL-834
    CONCURRENT VALIDITY OF PHYSICAL THERAPIST PERFORMED MUSCULO-SKELETAL (MSK) DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND IMAGING (DUI) VS MRI IN DETECTING SHOULDER RTC TEARS

South America

  • Maria Elisa Piemonte (Brazil)
    RR-PL-1738
    IMPROVEMENT OF BALANCE AND GAIT IN PATIENTS WITH STROKE AFTER TRAINING BASED ON NINTENDO WII FITTM GAMES: RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
  • Mariana Lourenço (Brazil)
    RR-PL-3192
    ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF TIBIALIS ANTERIOR AND SOLEUS MUSCLES IN HEMIPARETIC PATIENTS ON AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT IN COMPARISON TO LAND ENVIRONMENT

WCPT outstanding platform presentation award: early career researcher

  • Emer McGowan (Ireland)
    RR-PLSoA-2915
    PHYSIOTHERAPY MANAGERS´ PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS: A MULTI-FRAME ANALYSIS
  • Yen Ting Yu (Taiwan)
    RR-PLSoA-2043
    SHORT-TERM EFFECT OF A FAMILY-CENTERED INTERVENTION PROGRAM ON THE CORTICAL AUDITORY PROCESSING FUNCTION IN VERY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT PRETERM INFANTS

WCPT subgroup outstanding poster presentation award

A number of WCPT Subgroups also presented awards for outstanding abstracts and poster presentations in their clinical areas.

International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older People (IPTOP)

  • Patty Solomon (Canada)
    RR-PO-13-04-Sun
    EVIDENCE-INFORMED RECOMMENDATIONS IN REHABILITATION FOR OLDER ADULTS LIVING WITH HIV: IMPLICATIONS FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTICE

International Confederation of Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapists (ICCrPT)

  • Koji Takase (Japan)
    RR-PO-01-24-Sat
    EFFICACY OF A HOME-BASED EXERCISE PROGRAM FOR RECENTLY HOSPITALIZED CHRONIC HEART FAILURE PATIENTS

International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT)

  • Karen Barker (United Kingdom)
    RR-PO-15-06-Mon
    REHABILITATION IN RESURFACING HIP ARTHROPLASTY PATIENTS: COST-EFFECTIVENESS RESULTS FROM A RANDOMISED CLINICAL TRIAL

International Neurological Physical Therapy Association (INPA)

  • Ya-Yun Lee (Taiwan)
    RR-PO-18-09-Sat
    REDUCE CONTEXT-DEPENDENT LEARNING IN PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE: A REPETITIVE TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (RTMS) STUDY

International Organisation of Physical Therapists in Paediatrics (IOPTP)

  • Yu Han Su (Taiwan)
    RR-PO-17-08-Mon
    DEVELOPMENTAL TRAJECTORIES OF MOTOR FUNCTION IN TERM INFANTS AND VERY-LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT PRETERM INFANTS DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE

International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women’s Health (IOPTWH)

  • Lorenz Radlinger (Switzerland)
    SI-PO-99-26-Sat
    WAVELET TRANSFORM OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY DURING MAXIMUM VOLUNTARY CONTRACTION DERIVED FROM WOMEN WITH NORMAL OR WEAK PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES

International Society for Electrophysical Agents in Physical Therapy (ISEAPT)

  • Katsuyuki Morishita (Japan)
    RR-PO-04-05-Mon
    EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND ON LOCAL BLOOD CIRCULATION: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHANGES IN MUSCULAR OXYGENATION AND TISSUE TEMPERATURE