Research

Research

Virginia has Masters’ Degrees in Clinical Neuroscience and Clinical Research. She has led many research projects within the field of cerebral palsy. For example, conducting validity studies of various outcome measures, investigating parents main therapy concerns, and exploring the efficacy of different therapies. She has published extensively in peer reviewed journals.

While working at the Bobath Centre, London, she provided leadership in their research training and mentoring staff and introducing a programme of clinical audit. She also chaired the 2018 European Bobath Tutors Association congress Scientific committee which evaluated abstracts for posters and oral presentations.

Publications

Knox V, Vuoskoski P, Mandy A. Use of outcome measures in children with severe cerebral palsy: A survey of U.K. physiotherapists. Physiotherapy Research International 2019:e1786. Early view.

 www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pri.1786

 

Knox, V. (2018) Should school-based physical therapists be more targeted in their interventions for children with disabilities? Dev Med Child Neurol, 60(11) 1072

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dmcn.13763

 

Knox, V (2017) Validity of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT) in children with cerebral palsy who are within GMFCS levels IV-V Journal of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists, 8(1) 24-27

https://apcp.csp.org.uk/journal/article/apcp-journal-volume-8-number-1/validity-pediatric-evaluation-disability-inventory

 

Knox, V (2017) How do children with cerebral palsy (GMFCS level IV-V) perform in everyday activities on the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT)? Dev Med Child Neurol, Poster 25; 59, 46-87

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/dmcn.13456

 

Knox, V. 2016 Commentary: Patient reported outcome measures in neuro-disability: fit for purpose or scope for improvement? Dev Med Child Neurol, 58(5): 427–428

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/dmcn.13024

 

Knox, V. (2008) Do parents of children with cerebral palsy express different concerns in relation to their child’s type of cerebral palsy, age and level of disability? Physiotherapy 94(1) 56-62

https://www.physiotherapyjournal.com/article/S0031-9406(07)00079-X/fulltext

 

Knox V, Menzies M. (2005) Using the Measure of Processes of Care to assess a Paediatric Therapy Service Brit J of Occ Ther, 68(3):110-116

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/030802260506800303

 

Knox V. (2004) Training observational skills necessary for the identification of babies with cerebral palsy. Community Practitioner. 77(11): 417-421

https://www.bobath.org.uk/sites/default/files/Community-Practitioner.-2004-7711-417-421.pdf

 

Knox V (2003) The use of lycra garments in children with cerebral palsy: a report of a descriptive clinical trial. Brit J of Occ Ther, 66(2) 71-77

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/030802260306600205

 

Knox V & A Lloyd-Evans (2002) Evaluation of the functional effects of a block of Bobath Therapy in children with cerebral palsy: a preliminary study. Dev Med Child Neurol, 44:447-460

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2002.tb00306.x

 

Knox V. (2002) Evaluation of the Sitting Assessment for Children with Neuromotor Disability as a measurement tool in cerebral palsy: case study. Physiotherapy, 88(9)534-541

https://www.physiotherapyjournal.com/article/S0031-9406(05)60136-8/fulltext

 

Knox V & Y Usen (2000) A clinical review of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory, Brit J of Occ Ther, 63(1) 29-32

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/030802260006300106

 

Poster Presentations

Knox, V. (2014) Changes in clinical practice following a postgraduate course in treatment of children with cerebral palsy using a Bobath approach:  a content analysis study Poster presentation at European Academy of Childhood Disability congress, Vienna

 

Knox, V. (18-20 September 2014) Very preterm children with cerebral palsy: Two longitudinal case studies of intermittent intensive Bobath therapy Poster presentation at European Bobath Tutors’ Association Congress, Warsaw

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