This multi-disciplinary group focuses on exercise-based rehabilitation of patients with chronic disease conditions/comorbidities.
Led by Professors Ingle, Vanicek and Carroll, our research has distinct relevance to contemporary clinical practice and NHS service development in exercise rehabilitation for several chronic disorders. We explore exercise-based rehabilitation across a number of conditions including cardiovascular disease and chronic heart failure phenotypes; peripheral vascular disease with intermittent claudication; older postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; and lower limb amputees.
Research within these areas incorporates quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies. We work in collaboration with NHS service providers including the vascular laboratory at Hull Royal Infirmary with Professor Chester and colleagues; Hull City Healthcare Partnership’s Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services; and different NHS multi-disciplinary care teams supervising patients following both traumatic brain-injury and lower limb amputation.
We have researched and delivered cardiac rehabilitation exercise classes on-campus, in collaboration with the Hull City Healthcare Partnership. This has contributed to the NHS’ regional coverage by delivering clinically supervised, structured exercise classes for individuals recovering from cardiac events.
Our work also investigates prosthetics services within the NHS – an under-researched area, especially concerning prosthetic provision for older and below-knee amputees.