Professor Louise Ada

PhD (UNSW) MA (Columbia University) GradDipPhty (Cumb) BSc (UNSW)
Professor of Neurological Physiotherapy

C43O - O Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9544
Fax +61 2 9351 9278

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Neurological Rehabilitation Research Group

Biographical details

A/Prof Ada has an academic position with teaching, administrative and research responsibilities, in the Discipline of Physiotherapy, Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences Faculty Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.A/Prof Ada has over 90 peer-reviewed articles in both international and national journals. She has published her theoretical work in international journals with high impact such as Brain and Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, her rehabilitation studies in the leading rehabilitation journals such as Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and her work of relevance to a physiotherapy audience in the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, now the leading international physiotherapy research journal. She has also the Editor of edited 2 books and authored of three contributing 14 book chapters.

Editorial Positions:
  • Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Journal of Neurologic Physical Therpay
Reviewer of papers for the following journals:
  • Lancet
  • Brain
  • Stroke
  • Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
  • Muscle and Nerve
  • Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy Research International
  • Australian Journal of Physiotherapy
  • Advances in Physical Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Age and Ageing
  • Reviewer of grants for the following organisations:
  • NHMRC
  • ARC
  • Neurological Foundation of NZ
  • Physiotherapy Research Foundation
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science/MAI Rehabilitation Research Grants Scheme, UQ
  • National Sports Research Centre, Australian Sports Commission

Positions held:

  • Head of Discipline, Physiotherapy
  • Performance Management and Development Reviewer
  • Team Leader, Neurology Teaching Team in Physiotherapy
  • Team leader, Neurological Rehabilitation Research Team
  • Neurology academic program representative on Discipline of Physiotherapy Clinical Education Advisory Committee

Research interests

A/Prof Louise Ada's research career has focused on rehabilitation after stroke. In particular, she has completed high-impact studies examining the contribution of motor impairments to physical disability which have strongly influenced stroke rehabilitation. In addition, her increasing number of randomised controlled trials into rehabilitation of stroke patients have all been included in the NHMRC-approved guidelines Recovery and Rehabilitation after Stroke. Louise has delivered plenary presentations at international and national conferences, at both physiotherapy and multidisciplinary forums on stroke and neurological rehabilitation.

Teaching and supervision

A/Prof Louise Ada is head of the Neurology program in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney. Her teaching commitments include undergraduate and postgraduate students at both Masters and PhD level.She is currently supervising 7 PhD students and has previously supervised 49 Honours, Masters and PhD students

Awards and honours

A/Prof Louise Ada has recently been awarded the Australasian Association of Consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine Prize by The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2011), The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Support of the Student Experience Teaching, The University of Sydney (2011) and the Support of the Student Experience Teaching Award, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney (2010). A/Prof Louise Ada also received the JO Miller Award for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Sydney (2005).

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

Selected grants

2013

  • Developing a physiotherapy undergraduate program at Hanoi Medical University (Vietnam); Brennan P, Refshauge K, Ada L; Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID)/Australian Leadership Awards Fellowships.
  • IMproving Physical ACtivity with Treadmill training following stroke: the stroke-IMPACT trial; Ada L, Brauer S, Kuys S, Paratz J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2011

  • Development of a Physiotherapy Undergraduate Programme at Hanoi Medical University; Brennan P, Refshauge K, Ada L; Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID)/Australian Leadership Awards Fellowships.

2010

  • The Out-and-About Trial: Improving the quality of life by increasing outdoor journeys after stroke; McCluskey M, Ada L, Middleton S, Goodall S, Grimshaw J, Kelly P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • Improving walking in the community for people after stroke; Ada L, Dean C, Lindley R; Heart Foundation of Australia/Grants-in-Aid.

2008

  • What type of lecture handout encourages a deep approach to learning during lectures?; Stark A, Ada L, Canning C; Faculty of Health Sciences/Cumberland Teaching and Learning Grant.

2007

  • Sportstec Trak Performance; Sportstec Sportscode-Pro; Wacom grphire4 Education pack; Bundy A, Ada L, Baur L, Davis G, Shirley D, Canning C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Does EMG-triggered electrical stimulation improve strength and activity in actue, very weak sroke?; Dorsch S, Ada L, Canning C; Physiotherapists Registration Board (NSW Health)/Research Grant.
  • Improving community ambulation after stroke; Ada L, Lindley R, Dean C; National Heart Foundation/Research Grants.

2006

  • Supported treadmill training to establish walking in non-ambulatory patients early after stroke; Ada L, Morris M, Morris M, Dean C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • The effectiveness of EMG triggered electrical stimulation in increasing strength and activity in acute, very weak stroke patients; Ada L; Physio Research Foundation/Research Foundation.

2005

  • Visual image teaching resources; Ada L, Gamble J, Canning C, Dean C; University of Sydney/Equipment Grant.

2004

  • Overseas study scholarship; Ada L; Stroke Society of Australasia/Overseas study scholarship.
  • Development of an exercise website for physiotherapists; Harvey L, Moseley A, Ada L, Canning C; Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales/Research Grant.
  • Efficacy of slings in preventing subluxation of the shoulder in patients after stroke; Canning C, Ada L; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2003

  • Development of a protocol to increase strength in paralysed/very weak lower limb muscles immediately after stroke; Ada L, Canning C, Hodgson L; South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service/Research and Development Grants.

2002

  • The efficacy of prolonged stretching in preventing ankle dorsiflexion contracture early after stroke; Ada L, Robinson W, Pham M, Smith R; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Research Grant.
  • Development of web-based refresher program for physiotherapists; Canning C, Ada L, Kilbreath S, Dean C, Fowler V; NSW Physiotherapy Registration Board/Grant.
  • Efficacy of treadmill training in establishing walking in severely disabled patients after stroke - a feasibility study; Dean C, Katrak P, Ada L; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2001

  • The management of patients after a stroke; Ada L, Dean C, Canning C, Fowler V, Kilbreath S; Australian Physiotherapy Association/Research Grant.
  • The efficacy of treadmill training in improving the quality of walking and endurance in individuals after stroke in the community: a placebo-controlled, randomised trial.; Dean C, Ada L, Katrak P; National Stroke Foundation/Research Grant.

2000

  • Is there a causal relationship between spasticity and muscle contracture following stroke?; O'Dwyer N, Neilson P, Ada L; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Refshauge, K., Ada, L., Ellis, E. (2005). Science-based Rehabilitation:Theories into Practice. London, England: Butterworth Heinemann.

Book Chapters

  • Wajon, A., Carr, E., Ada, L., Edmunds, I. (2012). Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis of the Thumb. In Mohit Bhandari (Eds.), Evidence-Based Orthopedics, (pp. 954-961). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C. (2011). Laufbandtraining nach Schlaganfall (Treadmill training after Stroke). In Jan Mehrholz (Eds.), Neuroreha nach Schlaganfall (Neuro-rehabilitation after stroke), (pp. 135-146). Germany: Georg Thieme Verlag.
  • Ada, L., Canning, C. (2008). Common motor impairments and their impact on activity. In Sheila Lennon & Maria Stokes (Eds.), Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy, (pp. 73-93). UK: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C. (2007). Improving walking after stroke using a treadmill. In Cecily Partridge (Eds.), Recent Advances in Physiotherapy, (pp. 108-123). England: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Ada, L., Canning, C. (2005). Changing the way we view the contribution of motor impairments to physical disability after stroke. In Refshauge, K., Ada, L., Ellis, E. (Eds.), Science-Based Rehabilitation, (pp. 87-106). Sydney: Butterworth Heinemann.
  • Ada, L., Canning, C., Foongchomcheay, A. (2005). Preventing subluxation of the shoulder. In Brown SP (Eds.), Focus on Stroke Research, (pp. 129-144). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Ada, L., Canning, C. (2002). Management of skeletal muscle after stroke. In Preedy VR and Peters TJ (Eds.), Skeletal Muscle: Pathology, Diagnosis and Management of Disease, (pp. 639-648). London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ada, L., Boyd,, R. (2001). Physiotherapy Management of Spasticity. In Micheal P Barnes & Garth R Johnson (Eds.), Upper Motor Neurone Syndrome and Spasticity, (pp. 96-121). The Edinburgh Building, Cambridge CB2 2RU, UK: Sage Publications.

Journals

  • Janssen, H., Ada, L., Bernhardt, J., McElduff, P., Pollack, M., Nilsson, M., Spratt, N. (2014). An enriched environment increases activity in stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation in a mixed rehabilitation unit: A pilot non-randomized controlled trial. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(3), 255-262. [More Information]
  • Rodrigues Nascimento, L., Michaelsen, S., Ada, L., Polese, J., Teixeira-Salmela, L. (2014). Cyclical electrical stimulation increases strength and improves activity after stroke: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 60(1), 22-30. [More Information]
  • Michaelsen, S., Ovando, A., Romaguera, F., Ada, L. (2014). Effect of backward walking treadmill training on walking capacity after stroke: a randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Stroke, 9(4), 529-532. [More Information]
  • Dorsch, S., Ada, L., Canning, C. (2014). EMG-triggered electrical stimulation is a feasible intervention to apply to multiple arm muscles in people early after stroke, but does not improve strength and activity more than usual therapy: a randomized feasibility trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 28(5), 482-490. [More Information]
  • Janssen, H., Ada, L., Bernhardt, J., McElduff, P., Pollack, M., Nilsson, M., Spratt, N. (2014). Physical, cognitive and social activity levels of stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation within a mixed rehabilitation unit. Clinical Rehabilitation, 28(1), 91-101. [More Information]
  • De Barros Pinheiro, M., Scianni, A., Ada, L., Faria, C., Teixeira-Salmela, L. (2014). Reference values and psychometric properties of the lower extremity motor coordination test. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95(8), 1490-1497. [More Information]
  • Janssen, H., Speare, S., Spratt, N., Sena, E., Ada, L., Hannan, A., McElduff, P., Bernhardt, J. (2013). Exploring the Efficacy of Constraint in Animal Models of Stroke: Meta-analysis and Systematic Review of the Current Evidence. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 27(1), 3-12. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, M., Ada, L., Middleton, S., Kelly, P., Goodall, S., Grimshaw, J., Logan, P., Longworth, M., Karageorge, A. (2013). Improving quality of life by increasing outings after stroke: Study protocol for the Out-and-About trial. International Journal of Stroke, 8(1), 54-58. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Lindley, R. (2013). Randomized trial of treadmill training to improve walking in community-dwelling people after stroke: the AMBULATE trial. International Journal of Stroke, 8(6), 436-444. [More Information]
  • Polese, J., Ada, L., Dean, C., Rodrigues Nascimento, L., Teixeira-Salmela, L. (2013). Treadmill training is effective for ambulatory adults with stroke: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 59(2), 73-80. [More Information]
  • Scianni, A., Teixeira-Salmela, L., Ada, L. (2012). Challenges in recruitment, attendance and adherence of acute stroke survivors to a randomized trial in Brazil: a feasibility study. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 16(1), 40-45. [More Information]
  • Bampton, J., Vargas, J., Wu, R., Potts, S., Lance, A., Scrivener, K., Ada, L., Dean, C. (2012). Clinical physiotherapists had both positive and negative perceptions about delivering two different interventions in a clinical trial: a mixed methods study. Journal of Physiotherapy, 58(4), 255-260. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, M., Ada, L., Dean, C., Vargas, J. (2012). Feasibility and Validity of a Wearable GPS Device for Measuring Outings after Stroke. ISRN Rehabilitation, 2012, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Lannin, N., Ada, L., Lindley, R., Longworth, M., McCluskey, M., Middleton, S. (2012). Stroke clinicians' priorities for stroke research. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 10(4), 1-8.
  • Wright, L., Hill, K., Bernhardt, J., Lindley, R., Ada, L., Bajorek, B., Barber, P., Beer, C., Golledge, J., Gustafsson, L., et al (2012). Stroke management: updated recommendations for treatment along the care continuum. Internal Medicine Journal, 42(5), 562-569. [More Information]
  • Harvey, N., Ada, L. (2012). Suitability of Nintendo Wii Balance Board for rehabilitation of standing after stroke. Physical Therapy Reviews, 17(5), 311-321. [More Information]
  • Polese, J., Teixeira-Salmela, L., Nascimento, L., Faria, C., Kirkwood, R., Laurentino, G., Ada, L. (2012). The effects of walking sticks on gait kinematics and kinetics with chronic stroke survivors. Clinical Biomechanics, 27(2), 131-137. [More Information]
  • Preston, E., Ada, L., Dean, C., Stanton, R., Waddington, G., Canning, C. (2012). The Physiotherapy eSkills Training Online resource improves performance of practical skills: a controlled trial. BMC Medical Education, 12(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Dorsch, S., Ada, L., Canning, C., Al-Zharani, M., Dean, C. (2012). The Strength of the Ankle Dorsiflexors Has a Significant Contribution to Walking Speed in People Who Can Walk Independently After Stroke: An Observational Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(6), 1072-1076. [More Information]
  • Janssen, H., Ada, L., Karayanidis, F., Drysdale, K., McElduff, P., Pollack, M., White, J., Nilsson, M., Bernhardt, J., Spratt, N. (2012). Translating the use of an enriched environment poststroke from bench to bedside: study design and protocol used to test the feasibility of environmental enrichment on stroke patients in rehabilitation. International Journal of Stroke, 7(6), 521-526. [More Information]
  • Stanton, R., Ada, L., Dean, C., Preston, E. (2011). Biofeedback improves activities of the lower limb after stroke: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 57(3), 145-155.
  • Chiu, H., Ada, L., Butler, J., Coulson, S. (2011). Characteristics of associated reactions in people with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Physiotherapy Research International, 16(3), 125-132. [More Information]
  • Al Zahrani, M., Ada, L., Dean, C. (2011). Duration of physical activity is normal but frequency is reduced after stroke: an observational study. Journal of Physiotherapy, 57(1), 47-51. [More Information]
  • Kuys, S., Brauer, S., Ada, L. (2011). Higher-intensity treadmill walking during rehabilitation after stroke is feasible and not detrimental to walking pattern or quality: a pilot randomized trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 25(4), 316-326. [More Information]
  • Verschuren, O., Ketelaar, M., Keefer, D., Wright, V., Butler, J., Ada, L., Maher, C., Reid, S., Wright, M., Dalziel, B., et al (2011). Identification of a core set of exercise tests for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a Delphi survey of researchers and clinicians. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 53(5), 449-456. [More Information]
  • Al Zahrani, M., Dean, C., Ada, L., Dorsch, S., Canning, C. (2011). Mood and Balance are Associated with Free-Living Physical Activity of People after Stroke Residing in the community. Stroke Research and Treatment, 2012 (2012 Article ID 470648), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Verschuren, O., Ada, L., Maltais, D., Gorter, J., Scianni, A., Ketelaar, M. (2011). Muscle strengthening in children and adolescents with spastic cerebral palsy: Considerations for Future Resistance Training Protocols. Physical Therapy, 91(7), 1130-1139.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Ada, L. (2011). Neurorehabilitation splinting: Theory and principles of clinical use. NeuroRehabilitation: an interdisciplinary journal, 28(1), 21-28. [More Information]
  • Polese, J., Nascimento, L., Faria, C., Laurentino, G., Rodrigues-de-Paula, F., Ada, L., Teixeira-Salmela, L. (2011). Percepcao de hemiplegicos cronicos sobre o uso de dispositivos auxiliares na marcha (Perception of patients with chronic hemiplegia regarding the use of assistive walking devices). Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica-Pan (American Journal of Public Health), 30(3), 204-208. [More Information]
  • Al Zahrani, M., Dean, C., Ada, L. (2011). Relationship between walking performance and types of community-based activities in people with stroke: an observational study. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 15(1), 45-51. [More Information]
  • Kuys, S., Brauer, S., Ada, L. (2011). Test-retest reliability of the GAITRite system in people with stroke undergoing rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(19-20), 1848-1853. [More Information]
  • Preston, E., Ada, L., Dean, C., Stanton, R., Waddington, G. (2011). What is the probability of patients who are nonambulatory after stroke regaining independent walking? A systematic review. International Journal of Stroke, 6, 531-540. [More Information]
  • Chiu, H., Ada, L., Butler, J., Coulson, S. (2010). Characteristics of Associated Reactions in People with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. Physiotherapy Research International, , 1-8. [More Information]
  • Butler, J., Scianni, A., Ada, L. (2010). Effect of cardiorespiratory training on aerobic fitness and carryover to activity in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 33(2), 97-103. [More Information]
  • Scianni, A., Teixera-Salmelma, L., Ada, L. (2010). Effect of strengthening exercise in addition to task-specific gait training after stroke: a randomised trial. International Journal of Stroke, 5(4), 329-335. [More Information]
  • Lloyd, G., Dean, C., Ada, L. (2010). Issues in recruiting community-dwelling stroke survivors to clinical trials: The AMBULATE trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 31(4), 289-292. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Vargas, J., Ennis, S. (2010). Mechanically assisted walking with body weight support results in more independent walking than assisted overground walking in non-ambulatory patients early after stroke: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(3), 153-161.
  • Schurr, K., Ada, L. (2010). Observation of arm support in healthy elderly people. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 46(1), 55-58.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Morris, M., Simpson, J., Katrak, P. (2010). Randomized Trial of Treadmill Walking With Body Weight Support to Establish Walking in Subacute Stroke: The MOBILISE Trial. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 41(6), 1237-1242. [More Information]
  • Chiu, H., Ada, L., Butler, J., Coulson, S. (2010). Relative contribution of motor impairments to limitations in activity and restrictions in participation in adults with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Clinical Rehabilitation, 24(5), 454-462. [More Information]
  • Elkins, M., Ada, L. (2010). Systematic reviews in Journal of Physiotherapy. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(2), 69-69.
  • Dean, C., Ada, L., Bampton, J., Morris, M., Katrak, P., Potts, S. (2010). Treadmill walking with body weight support in subacute non-ambulatory stroke improves walking capacity more than overground walking: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(2), 97-103.
  • Al Zahrani, M., Dean, C., Ada, L. (2009). Ability to negotiate stairs predicts free-living physical activity in community-dwelling people with stroke: an observational study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 55(4), 277-281.
  • Ada, L., Sherrington, C., Canning, C., Dean, C., Scianni, A. (2009). Computerized tracking to train dexterity after cerebellar tumour: A single-case experimental study. Brain Injury, 23(7-8), 702-706. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Lindley, R., Lloyd, G. (2009). Improving community ambulation after stroke: the AMBULATE Trial. BMC Neurology, 9, 8-1-8-6. [More Information]
  • Scianni, A., Butler, J., Ada, L., Teixera-Salmelma, L. (2009). Muscle strengthening is not effective in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 55(2), 81-87.
  • Kuys, S., Brauer, S., Ada, L., Russell, T. (2008). Immediate effect of treadmill walking practice versus overground walking practice on overground walking pattern in ambulatory stroke patients: an experimental study. Clinical Rehabilitation, 22(10-11), 931-939.
  • Kuys, S., Brauer, S., Ada, L., Russell, T. (2008). Increasing intensity during treadmill walking does not adversely affect walking pattern or quality in newly-ambulating stroke patients: an experimental study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 54(1), 49-54.
  • Canning, C., Ada, L., Woodhouse, E. (2008). Multiple-task walking training in people with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease: a pilot study. Clinical Rehabilitation, 22(3), 226-233. [More Information]
  • Robinson, W., Smith, R., Aung, O., Ada, L. (2008). No difference between wearing a night splint and standing on a tilt table in preventing ankle contracture early after stroke: a randomised trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 54(1), 33-38.
  • Horsley, S., Herbert, R., Ada, L. (2007). Four weeks of daily stretch has little or no effect on wrist contracture after stroke: a randomised, controlled trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 53(4), 239-245.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Morris, M. (2007). Supported treadmill training to establish walking in non-ambulatory patients early after stroke. BMC Neurology, 7(Article 29), 29-1-29-6.
  • Wajon, A., Ada, L., Refshauge, K. (2007). Work-related thumb pain in physiotherapists is associated with thumb alignment during performance of PA pressures. Manual Therapy, 12(1), 12-16.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Mackey, F. (2006). Increasing the amount of physical activity undertaken after stroke. Physical Therapy Reviews, 11(2), 91-100.
  • Canning, C., Ada, L., Paul, S. (2006). Is automaticity of walking regained after stroke? Disability and Rehabilitation, 28(2), 97-102. [More Information]
  • Schurr, K., Ada, L. (2006). Observation of arm behaviour in healthy elderly: implications for contracture prevention after stroke. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 52(2), 129-133.
  • Ada, L., O'Dwyer, N., O'Neill, E. (2006). Relation between spasticity, weakness and contracture of the elbow flexors and upper limb activity after stroke: An observational study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 28(13-14), 891-897.
  • Kuys, S., Brauer, S., Ada, L. (2006). Routine physiotherapy does not induce a cardiorespiratory training effect post-stroke, regardless of walking ability. Physiotherapy Research International, 11(4), 219-227. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Dorsch, S., Canning, C. (2006). Strengthening interventions increase strength and improve activity after stroke: a systematic review. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 52(4), 241-248.
  • Patrick, E., Ada, L. (2006). The Tardieu Scale differentiates contracture from spasticity whereas the Ashworth Scale is confounded by it. Clinical Rehabilitation, 20(2), 173-182.
  • Canning, C., Ada, L., Johnson, J., McWhirter, S. (2006). Walking Capacity in Mild to Moderate Parkinson's Disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87(3), 371-375. [More Information]
  • Paul, S., Ada, L., Canning, C. (2005). Automaticity of walking - implications for physiotherapy practice. Physical Therapy Reviews, 10(1), 15-23. [More Information]
  • Wajon, A., Ada, L. (2005). No difference between two splint and exercise regimens for people with osteoarthritis of the thumb: A randomised controlled trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 51(4), 245-249.
  • Ada, L., Foongchomcheay, A., Canning, C. (2005). Supportive Devices for Preventing and Treating Subluxation of the Shoulder After Stroke. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 36(8), 1818-1819. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Foongchomcheay, A., Canning, C. (2005). Supportive devices for preventing and treating subluxation of the shoulder after stroke (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1), CD003863.pub2-1-CD003863.pub2-18. [More Information]
  • Wajon, A., Ada, L., Edmunds, I. (2005). Surgery for thumb (trapeziometacarpal joint) osteoarthritis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1(3), 1-8.
  • Wajon, A., Ada, L., Edmunds, I. (2005). Surgery for thumb (trapeziometacarpal joint) osteoarthritis (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1(1), 1-65.
  • Ada, L., Goddard, E., McCully, J., Stavrinos, T., Bampton, J. (2005). Thirty minutes of positioning reduces the development of shoulder external rotation contracture after stroke: A randomized controlled trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86(2), 230-234. [More Information]
  • Foongchomcheay, A., Ada, L., Canning, C. (2005). Use of devices to prevent subluxation of the shoulder after stroke. Physiotherapy Research International, 10(3), 134-145. [More Information]
  • McClellan, R., Ada, L. (2004). A Six-Week, Resource-Efficient Mobility Program After Discharge From Rehabilitation Improves Standing In People Affected By Stroke: Placebo-Controlled, Randomised Trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 50(3), 163-167.
  • Canning, C., Ada, L., Adams, R., O'Dwyer, N. (2004). Loss Of Strength Contributes More To Physical Disability After Stroke Than Loss Of Dexterity. Clinical Rehabilitation, 18(3), 300-308. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Canning, C., Dean, C., Moore, D. (2004). Training Physiotherapy Students' Abilities In Scoring The Motor Assessment Scale For Stroke. Journal of Allied Health, 33(4), 267-270.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Hall, J., Bampton, J., Crampton, S. (2003). A treadmill and overground walking program improves walking in persons residing in the community after stroke: a placebo-controlled, randomized trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84(10), 1486-1491.
  • Wajon, A., Ada, L. (2003). Prevalence of thumb pain in physical therapists practicing spinal manipulative therapy. Journal of Hand Therapy, 16(3), 237-244.
  • Ada, L., Canning, C., Low, S. (2003). Stroke patients have selected muscle weakness in shortened range. Brain, 126(3), 724-731. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Foongchomcheay, A. (2002). Efficacy of electrical stimulation in preventing or reducing subluxation of the shoulder after stroke: A meta-analysis. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(4), 257-267.
  • Ada, L., Foongchomcheay, A., Canning, C. (2002). Supportive devices for preventing and treating subluxation of the shoulder after stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
  • Ada, L., O'Dwyer, N. (2001). Do associated reactions in the upper limb after stroke contribute to contracture formation? Clinical Rehabilitation, 15, 186-194.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Crompton, S., Khemlani,, M., Batty, J., Katrak, P. (2001). Practical issues in retraining walking in severly disabled patients using treadmill and harness support systems. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 47, 211-213.

Conferences

  • Scott, H., Lannin, N., English, C., Levy, T., Hart, R., Ada, L. (2013). A randomised trial to determine if casting after Botulinum Toxin-A improves range of movement in adults with neurological impairments. Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Convention Centre.
  • Schneider, E., Lannin, N., Ada, L., Schmidt, J. (2013). Intensive therapy for improved motor recovery after stroke: a systematic review. Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Convention Centre.
  • McCluskey, M., Ada, L., Middleton, S., Kelly, P., Goodall, S., Grimshaw, J., Logan, P., Longworth, M., Karageorge, A. (2013). Large variations exist in therapy provided to community stroke survivors. Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Convention Centre.
  • Stanton, R., Ada, L., Dean, C., Preston, E. (2011). Biofeedback improves activities of the lower limb after stroke: a systematic review. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Dorsch, S., Ada, L., Canning, C. (2011). How weak are people with stroke? APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Janssen, H., Ada, L., Bernhardt, J., McElduff, P., Pollack, M., Spratt, N. (2011). Levels of physical, cognitive and social activity are low and stable during a two week period of stroke rehabilitation. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Preston, E., Ada, L., Dean, C., Stanton, R., Waddington, G. (2011). What is the probability of patients who are non-ambulatory after stroke regaining independent walking? A systematic review. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Chiu, H., Ada, L., Butler, J., Coulson, S. (2008). Contribution of motor impairments to physical activity and participation in people with cerebral palsy. 10th International Congress of the Asian Confederation for Physical Therapy 2008.
  • Chiu, H., Ada, L., Coulson, S., Butler, J. (2007). Biennial Contribution of motor impairments to hand activity and participation in people with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Biennial FHS Postgraduate Research Student Conference 2007, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Lindley, R. (2006). Increasing physical activity after stroke. Heart Foundation Conference and Scientific Meeting.
  • Chiu, H., Ada, L., Coulson, S., Butler, J. (2006). The relative contribute of motor impairments to limitation in physical activity (disability) and participation in people with cerebral palsy. The Fifth Research Conference 2006 "From Cell to Society 5", Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Crompton, S., Hall, J., Bampton, J. (2003). A treadmill and overground walking program improves walking in individuals residing in the community after stroke. Proceedings of 14th International Congress of World Physical Therapy,.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Crompton, S., Hall, J., Bampton, J. (2003). treadmill and overground walking program improves walking in individuals residing in the community after stroke. Proceedings of Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia.
  • McClellan, R., Ada, L. (2002). A controlled clinical trial to determine the efficacy of an exercise program in improving the walking of individuals after stroke. From Cell to Society 3, Sydney: The College of Health Sciences.
  • Wajon, A., Ada, L. (2002). A randomised, controlled trial of the efficacy of a new splint and exercise program for people with osteoarthritis of the thumb. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Ada, L. (2002). Changing the way we view the contribution of motor impairments to physical disability after brain damage: loss of strength and dexterity. International Symposium on Stroke Rehabilitation. Diff''rent Strokes. Issues and innovations 2002. Clinical practice following stroke, Adelaide: Repatriation General Hospital.
  • Ada, L. (2002). Changing the way we view the contribution of motor impairments to physical disability after brain damage: spasticity. International Symposium on Stroke Rehabilitation. Diff''rent Strokes. Issues and innovations 2002. Clinical practice following stroke, Adelaide: Repatriation General Hospital.
  • Foongchomcheay, A., Ada, L. (2002). Electrical stimulation to prevent and reduce subluxation of the shoulder after stroke: a systematic review. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Doumit, M., Ada, L., Herbert, R. (2002). Muscle activation during maximum voluntary contraction after stroke. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Ada, L., Canning, C., Low,, S. (2002). The effect of stroke on the torque-angle curves of the elbow flexors and extensors. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Hall, J., Crompton, S. (2002). The efficacy of treadmill training in improving walking in individuals after stroke in the community: a placebo-controlled, randomized trial. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Foongchomcheay, A., Ada, L., Canning, C. (2002). Use of sling in the prevention of subluxation of the shoulder after stroke: an Australian survey. From Cell to Society 3, Sydney: The College of Health Sciences.
  • Ada, L. (2001). A movement science approach to neurological rehabilitation. Life Long Learning Through a Diverse Approach, : Ads & Adea.
  • Ada, L. (2001). Changing the way we view the contribution of motor impairments to physical disability after brain damage. Life Long Learning Through a Diverse Approach, : Ads & Adea.
  • Ada, L. (2001). How the organisational and physical design of the therapy area can drive practice. Life Long Learning Through a Diverse Approach, : Ads & Adea.
  • Ada, L. (2001). Spasticity: it's relation to other impairments and contribution to physical disability after brain damage. Life Long Learning Through a Diverse Approach, : Ads & Adea.

2014

  • Janssen, H., Ada, L., Bernhardt, J., McElduff, P., Pollack, M., Nilsson, M., Spratt, N. (2014). An enriched environment increases activity in stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation in a mixed rehabilitation unit: A pilot non-randomized controlled trial. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36(3), 255-262. [More Information]
  • Rodrigues Nascimento, L., Michaelsen, S., Ada, L., Polese, J., Teixeira-Salmela, L. (2014). Cyclical electrical stimulation increases strength and improves activity after stroke: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 60(1), 22-30. [More Information]
  • Michaelsen, S., Ovando, A., Romaguera, F., Ada, L. (2014). Effect of backward walking treadmill training on walking capacity after stroke: a randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Stroke, 9(4), 529-532. [More Information]
  • Dorsch, S., Ada, L., Canning, C. (2014). EMG-triggered electrical stimulation is a feasible intervention to apply to multiple arm muscles in people early after stroke, but does not improve strength and activity more than usual therapy: a randomized feasibility trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 28(5), 482-490. [More Information]
  • Janssen, H., Ada, L., Bernhardt, J., McElduff, P., Pollack, M., Nilsson, M., Spratt, N. (2014). Physical, cognitive and social activity levels of stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation within a mixed rehabilitation unit. Clinical Rehabilitation, 28(1), 91-101. [More Information]
  • De Barros Pinheiro, M., Scianni, A., Ada, L., Faria, C., Teixeira-Salmela, L. (2014). Reference values and psychometric properties of the lower extremity motor coordination test. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95(8), 1490-1497. [More Information]

2013

  • Scott, H., Lannin, N., English, C., Levy, T., Hart, R., Ada, L. (2013). A randomised trial to determine if casting after Botulinum Toxin-A improves range of movement in adults with neurological impairments. Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Convention Centre.
  • Janssen, H., Speare, S., Spratt, N., Sena, E., Ada, L., Hannan, A., McElduff, P., Bernhardt, J. (2013). Exploring the Efficacy of Constraint in Animal Models of Stroke: Meta-analysis and Systematic Review of the Current Evidence. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 27(1), 3-12. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, M., Ada, L., Middleton, S., Kelly, P., Goodall, S., Grimshaw, J., Logan, P., Longworth, M., Karageorge, A. (2013). Improving quality of life by increasing outings after stroke: Study protocol for the Out-and-About trial. International Journal of Stroke, 8(1), 54-58. [More Information]
  • Schneider, E., Lannin, N., Ada, L., Schmidt, J. (2013). Intensive therapy for improved motor recovery after stroke: a systematic review. Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Convention Centre.
  • McCluskey, M., Ada, L., Middleton, S., Kelly, P., Goodall, S., Grimshaw, J., Logan, P., Longworth, M., Karageorge, A. (2013). Large variations exist in therapy provided to community stroke survivors. Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Convention Centre.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Lindley, R. (2013). Randomized trial of treadmill training to improve walking in community-dwelling people after stroke: the AMBULATE trial. International Journal of Stroke, 8(6), 436-444. [More Information]
  • Polese, J., Ada, L., Dean, C., Rodrigues Nascimento, L., Teixeira-Salmela, L. (2013). Treadmill training is effective for ambulatory adults with stroke: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 59(2), 73-80. [More Information]

2012

  • Scianni, A., Teixeira-Salmela, L., Ada, L. (2012). Challenges in recruitment, attendance and adherence of acute stroke survivors to a randomized trial in Brazil: a feasibility study. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 16(1), 40-45. [More Information]
  • Bampton, J., Vargas, J., Wu, R., Potts, S., Lance, A., Scrivener, K., Ada, L., Dean, C. (2012). Clinical physiotherapists had both positive and negative perceptions about delivering two different interventions in a clinical trial: a mixed methods study. Journal of Physiotherapy, 58(4), 255-260. [More Information]
  • McCluskey, M., Ada, L., Dean, C., Vargas, J. (2012). Feasibility and Validity of a Wearable GPS Device for Measuring Outings after Stroke. ISRN Rehabilitation, 2012, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Lannin, N., Ada, L., Lindley, R., Longworth, M., McCluskey, M., Middleton, S. (2012). Stroke clinicians' priorities for stroke research. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 10(4), 1-8.
  • Wright, L., Hill, K., Bernhardt, J., Lindley, R., Ada, L., Bajorek, B., Barber, P., Beer, C., Golledge, J., Gustafsson, L., et al (2012). Stroke management: updated recommendations for treatment along the care continuum. Internal Medicine Journal, 42(5), 562-569. [More Information]
  • Harvey, N., Ada, L. (2012). Suitability of Nintendo Wii Balance Board for rehabilitation of standing after stroke. Physical Therapy Reviews, 17(5), 311-321. [More Information]
  • Polese, J., Teixeira-Salmela, L., Nascimento, L., Faria, C., Kirkwood, R., Laurentino, G., Ada, L. (2012). The effects of walking sticks on gait kinematics and kinetics with chronic stroke survivors. Clinical Biomechanics, 27(2), 131-137. [More Information]
  • Preston, E., Ada, L., Dean, C., Stanton, R., Waddington, G., Canning, C. (2012). The Physiotherapy eSkills Training Online resource improves performance of practical skills: a controlled trial. BMC Medical Education, 12(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Dorsch, S., Ada, L., Canning, C., Al-Zharani, M., Dean, C. (2012). The Strength of the Ankle Dorsiflexors Has a Significant Contribution to Walking Speed in People Who Can Walk Independently After Stroke: An Observational Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(6), 1072-1076. [More Information]
  • Janssen, H., Ada, L., Karayanidis, F., Drysdale, K., McElduff, P., Pollack, M., White, J., Nilsson, M., Bernhardt, J., Spratt, N. (2012). Translating the use of an enriched environment poststroke from bench to bedside: study design and protocol used to test the feasibility of environmental enrichment on stroke patients in rehabilitation. International Journal of Stroke, 7(6), 521-526. [More Information]
  • Wajon, A., Carr, E., Ada, L., Edmunds, I. (2012). Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis of the Thumb. In Mohit Bhandari (Eds.), Evidence-Based Orthopedics, (pp. 954-961). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2011

  • Stanton, R., Ada, L., Dean, C., Preston, E. (2011). Biofeedback improves activities of the lower limb after stroke: a systematic review. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Stanton, R., Ada, L., Dean, C., Preston, E. (2011). Biofeedback improves activities of the lower limb after stroke: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 57(3), 145-155.
  • Chiu, H., Ada, L., Butler, J., Coulson, S. (2011). Characteristics of associated reactions in people with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Physiotherapy Research International, 16(3), 125-132. [More Information]
  • Al Zahrani, M., Ada, L., Dean, C. (2011). Duration of physical activity is normal but frequency is reduced after stroke: an observational study. Journal of Physiotherapy, 57(1), 47-51. [More Information]
  • Kuys, S., Brauer, S., Ada, L. (2011). Higher-intensity treadmill walking during rehabilitation after stroke is feasible and not detrimental to walking pattern or quality: a pilot randomized trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 25(4), 316-326. [More Information]
  • Dorsch, S., Ada, L., Canning, C. (2011). How weak are people with stroke? APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Verschuren, O., Ketelaar, M., Keefer, D., Wright, V., Butler, J., Ada, L., Maher, C., Reid, S., Wright, M., Dalziel, B., et al (2011). Identification of a core set of exercise tests for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a Delphi survey of researchers and clinicians. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 53(5), 449-456. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Dean, C. (2011). Laufbandtraining nach Schlaganfall (Treadmill training after Stroke). In Jan Mehrholz (Eds.), Neuroreha nach Schlaganfall (Neuro-rehabilitation after stroke), (pp. 135-146). Germany: Georg Thieme Verlag.
  • Janssen, H., Ada, L., Bernhardt, J., McElduff, P., Pollack, M., Spratt, N. (2011). Levels of physical, cognitive and social activity are low and stable during a two week period of stroke rehabilitation. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Al Zahrani, M., Dean, C., Ada, L., Dorsch, S., Canning, C. (2011). Mood and Balance are Associated with Free-Living Physical Activity of People after Stroke Residing in the community. Stroke Research and Treatment, 2012 (2012 Article ID 470648), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Verschuren, O., Ada, L., Maltais, D., Gorter, J., Scianni, A., Ketelaar, M. (2011). Muscle strengthening in children and adolescents with spastic cerebral palsy: Considerations for Future Resistance Training Protocols. Physical Therapy, 91(7), 1130-1139.
  • Lannin Marshman, N., Ada, L. (2011). Neurorehabilitation splinting: Theory and principles of clinical use. NeuroRehabilitation: an interdisciplinary journal, 28(1), 21-28. [More Information]
  • Polese, J., Nascimento, L., Faria, C., Laurentino, G., Rodrigues-de-Paula, F., Ada, L., Teixeira-Salmela, L. (2011). Percepcao de hemiplegicos cronicos sobre o uso de dispositivos auxiliares na marcha (Perception of patients with chronic hemiplegia regarding the use of assistive walking devices). Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica-Pan (American Journal of Public Health), 30(3), 204-208. [More Information]
  • Al Zahrani, M., Dean, C., Ada, L. (2011). Relationship between walking performance and types of community-based activities in people with stroke: an observational study. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 15(1), 45-51. [More Information]
  • Kuys, S., Brauer, S., Ada, L. (2011). Test-retest reliability of the GAITRite system in people with stroke undergoing rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(19-20), 1848-1853. [More Information]
  • Preston, E., Ada, L., Dean, C., Stanton, R., Waddington, G. (2011). What is the probability of patients who are nonambulatory after stroke regaining independent walking? A systematic review. International Journal of Stroke, 6, 531-540. [More Information]
  • Preston, E., Ada, L., Dean, C., Stanton, R., Waddington, G. (2011). What is the probability of patients who are non-ambulatory after stroke regaining independent walking? A systematic review. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.

2010

  • Chiu, H., Ada, L., Butler, J., Coulson, S. (2010). Characteristics of Associated Reactions in People with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. Physiotherapy Research International, , 1-8. [More Information]
  • Butler, J., Scianni, A., Ada, L. (2010). Effect of cardiorespiratory training on aerobic fitness and carryover to activity in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 33(2), 97-103. [More Information]
  • Scianni, A., Teixera-Salmelma, L., Ada, L. (2010). Effect of strengthening exercise in addition to task-specific gait training after stroke: a randomised trial. International Journal of Stroke, 5(4), 329-335. [More Information]
  • Lloyd, G., Dean, C., Ada, L. (2010). Issues in recruiting community-dwelling stroke survivors to clinical trials: The AMBULATE trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 31(4), 289-292. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Vargas, J., Ennis, S. (2010). Mechanically assisted walking with body weight support results in more independent walking than assisted overground walking in non-ambulatory patients early after stroke: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(3), 153-161.
  • Schurr, K., Ada, L. (2010). Observation of arm support in healthy elderly people. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 46(1), 55-58.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Morris, M., Simpson, J., Katrak, P. (2010). Randomized Trial of Treadmill Walking With Body Weight Support to Establish Walking in Subacute Stroke: The MOBILISE Trial. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 41(6), 1237-1242. [More Information]
  • Chiu, H., Ada, L., Butler, J., Coulson, S. (2010). Relative contribution of motor impairments to limitations in activity and restrictions in participation in adults with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Clinical Rehabilitation, 24(5), 454-462. [More Information]
  • Elkins, M., Ada, L. (2010). Systematic reviews in Journal of Physiotherapy. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(2), 69-69.
  • Dean, C., Ada, L., Bampton, J., Morris, M., Katrak, P., Potts, S. (2010). Treadmill walking with body weight support in subacute non-ambulatory stroke improves walking capacity more than overground walking: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(2), 97-103.

2009

  • Al Zahrani, M., Dean, C., Ada, L. (2009). Ability to negotiate stairs predicts free-living physical activity in community-dwelling people with stroke: an observational study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 55(4), 277-281.
  • Ada, L., Sherrington, C., Canning, C., Dean, C., Scianni, A. (2009). Computerized tracking to train dexterity after cerebellar tumour: A single-case experimental study. Brain Injury, 23(7-8), 702-706. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Lindley, R., Lloyd, G. (2009). Improving community ambulation after stroke: the AMBULATE Trial. BMC Neurology, 9, 8-1-8-6. [More Information]
  • Scianni, A., Butler, J., Ada, L., Teixera-Salmelma, L. (2009). Muscle strengthening is not effective in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 55(2), 81-87.

2008

  • Ada, L., Canning, C. (2008). Common motor impairments and their impact on activity. In Sheila Lennon & Maria Stokes (Eds.), Pocketbook of Neurological Physiotherapy, (pp. 73-93). UK: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Chiu, H., Ada, L., Butler, J., Coulson, S. (2008). Contribution of motor impairments to physical activity and participation in people with cerebral palsy. 10th International Congress of the Asian Confederation for Physical Therapy 2008.
  • Kuys, S., Brauer, S., Ada, L., Russell, T. (2008). Immediate effect of treadmill walking practice versus overground walking practice on overground walking pattern in ambulatory stroke patients: an experimental study. Clinical Rehabilitation, 22(10-11), 931-939.
  • Kuys, S., Brauer, S., Ada, L., Russell, T. (2008). Increasing intensity during treadmill walking does not adversely affect walking pattern or quality in newly-ambulating stroke patients: an experimental study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 54(1), 49-54.
  • Canning, C., Ada, L., Woodhouse, E. (2008). Multiple-task walking training in people with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease: a pilot study. Clinical Rehabilitation, 22(3), 226-233. [More Information]
  • Robinson, W., Smith, R., Aung, O., Ada, L. (2008). No difference between wearing a night splint and standing on a tilt table in preventing ankle contracture early after stroke: a randomised trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 54(1), 33-38.

2007

  • Chiu, H., Ada, L., Coulson, S., Butler, J. (2007). Biennial Contribution of motor impairments to hand activity and participation in people with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Biennial FHS Postgraduate Research Student Conference 2007, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Horsley, S., Herbert, R., Ada, L. (2007). Four weeks of daily stretch has little or no effect on wrist contracture after stroke: a randomised, controlled trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 53(4), 239-245.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C. (2007). Improving walking after stroke using a treadmill. In Cecily Partridge (Eds.), Recent Advances in Physiotherapy, (pp. 108-123). England: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Morris, M. (2007). Supported treadmill training to establish walking in non-ambulatory patients early after stroke. BMC Neurology, 7(Article 29), 29-1-29-6.
  • Wajon, A., Ada, L., Refshauge, K. (2007). Work-related thumb pain in physiotherapists is associated with thumb alignment during performance of PA pressures. Manual Therapy, 12(1), 12-16.

2006

  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Lindley, R. (2006). Increasing physical activity after stroke. Heart Foundation Conference and Scientific Meeting.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Mackey, F. (2006). Increasing the amount of physical activity undertaken after stroke. Physical Therapy Reviews, 11(2), 91-100.
  • Canning, C., Ada, L., Paul, S. (2006). Is automaticity of walking regained after stroke? Disability and Rehabilitation, 28(2), 97-102. [More Information]
  • Schurr, K., Ada, L. (2006). Observation of arm behaviour in healthy elderly: implications for contracture prevention after stroke. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 52(2), 129-133.
  • Ada, L., O'Dwyer, N., O'Neill, E. (2006). Relation between spasticity, weakness and contracture of the elbow flexors and upper limb activity after stroke: An observational study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 28(13-14), 891-897.
  • Kuys, S., Brauer, S., Ada, L. (2006). Routine physiotherapy does not induce a cardiorespiratory training effect post-stroke, regardless of walking ability. Physiotherapy Research International, 11(4), 219-227. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Dorsch, S., Canning, C. (2006). Strengthening interventions increase strength and improve activity after stroke: a systematic review. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 52(4), 241-248.
  • Chiu, H., Ada, L., Coulson, S., Butler, J. (2006). The relative contribute of motor impairments to limitation in physical activity (disability) and participation in people with cerebral palsy. The Fifth Research Conference 2006 "From Cell to Society 5", Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Patrick, E., Ada, L. (2006). The Tardieu Scale differentiates contracture from spasticity whereas the Ashworth Scale is confounded by it. Clinical Rehabilitation, 20(2), 173-182.
  • Canning, C., Ada, L., Johnson, J., McWhirter, S. (2006). Walking Capacity in Mild to Moderate Parkinson's Disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87(3), 371-375. [More Information]

2005

  • Paul, S., Ada, L., Canning, C. (2005). Automaticity of walking - implications for physiotherapy practice. Physical Therapy Reviews, 10(1), 15-23. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Canning, C. (2005). Changing the way we view the contribution of motor impairments to physical disability after stroke. In Refshauge, K., Ada, L., Ellis, E. (Eds.), Science-Based Rehabilitation, (pp. 87-106). Sydney: Butterworth Heinemann.
  • Wajon, A., Ada, L. (2005). No difference between two splint and exercise regimens for people with osteoarthritis of the thumb: A randomised controlled trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 51(4), 245-249.
  • Ada, L., Canning, C., Foongchomcheay, A. (2005). Preventing subluxation of the shoulder. In Brown SP (Eds.), Focus on Stroke Research, (pp. 129-144). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Refshauge, K., Ada, L., Ellis, E. (2005). Science-based Rehabilitation:Theories into Practice. London, England: Butterworth Heinemann.
  • Ada, L., Foongchomcheay, A., Canning, C. (2005). Supportive Devices for Preventing and Treating Subluxation of the Shoulder After Stroke. Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation, 36(8), 1818-1819. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Foongchomcheay, A., Canning, C. (2005). Supportive devices for preventing and treating subluxation of the shoulder after stroke (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1), CD003863.pub2-1-CD003863.pub2-18. [More Information]
  • Wajon, A., Ada, L., Edmunds, I. (2005). Surgery for thumb (trapeziometacarpal joint) osteoarthritis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1(3), 1-8.
  • Wajon, A., Ada, L., Edmunds, I. (2005). Surgery for thumb (trapeziometacarpal joint) osteoarthritis (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1(1), 1-65.
  • Ada, L., Goddard, E., McCully, J., Stavrinos, T., Bampton, J. (2005). Thirty minutes of positioning reduces the development of shoulder external rotation contracture after stroke: A randomized controlled trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86(2), 230-234. [More Information]
  • Foongchomcheay, A., Ada, L., Canning, C. (2005). Use of devices to prevent subluxation of the shoulder after stroke. Physiotherapy Research International, 10(3), 134-145. [More Information]

2004

  • McClellan, R., Ada, L. (2004). A Six-Week, Resource-Efficient Mobility Program After Discharge From Rehabilitation Improves Standing In People Affected By Stroke: Placebo-Controlled, Randomised Trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 50(3), 163-167.
  • Canning, C., Ada, L., Adams, R., O'Dwyer, N. (2004). Loss Of Strength Contributes More To Physical Disability After Stroke Than Loss Of Dexterity. Clinical Rehabilitation, 18(3), 300-308. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Canning, C., Dean, C., Moore, D. (2004). Training Physiotherapy Students' Abilities In Scoring The Motor Assessment Scale For Stroke. Journal of Allied Health, 33(4), 267-270.

2003

  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Crompton, S., Hall, J., Bampton, J. (2003). A treadmill and overground walking program improves walking in individuals residing in the community after stroke. Proceedings of 14th International Congress of World Physical Therapy,.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Hall, J., Bampton, J., Crampton, S. (2003). A treadmill and overground walking program improves walking in persons residing in the community after stroke: a placebo-controlled, randomized trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84(10), 1486-1491.
  • Wajon, A., Ada, L. (2003). Prevalence of thumb pain in physical therapists practicing spinal manipulative therapy. Journal of Hand Therapy, 16(3), 237-244.
  • Ada, L., Canning, C., Low, S. (2003). Stroke patients have selected muscle weakness in shortened range. Brain, 126(3), 724-731. [More Information]
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Crompton, S., Hall, J., Bampton, J. (2003). treadmill and overground walking program improves walking in individuals residing in the community after stroke. Proceedings of Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia.

2002

  • McClellan, R., Ada, L. (2002). A controlled clinical trial to determine the efficacy of an exercise program in improving the walking of individuals after stroke. From Cell to Society 3, Sydney: The College of Health Sciences.
  • Wajon, A., Ada, L. (2002). A randomised, controlled trial of the efficacy of a new splint and exercise program for people with osteoarthritis of the thumb. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Ada, L. (2002). Changing the way we view the contribution of motor impairments to physical disability after brain damage: loss of strength and dexterity. International Symposium on Stroke Rehabilitation. Diff''rent Strokes. Issues and innovations 2002. Clinical practice following stroke, Adelaide: Repatriation General Hospital.
  • Ada, L. (2002). Changing the way we view the contribution of motor impairments to physical disability after brain damage: spasticity. International Symposium on Stroke Rehabilitation. Diff''rent Strokes. Issues and innovations 2002. Clinical practice following stroke, Adelaide: Repatriation General Hospital.
  • Ada, L., Foongchomcheay, A. (2002). Efficacy of electrical stimulation in preventing or reducing subluxation of the shoulder after stroke: A meta-analysis. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(4), 257-267.
  • Foongchomcheay, A., Ada, L. (2002). Electrical stimulation to prevent and reduce subluxation of the shoulder after stroke: a systematic review. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Ada, L., Canning, C. (2002). Management of skeletal muscle after stroke. In Preedy VR and Peters TJ (Eds.), Skeletal Muscle: Pathology, Diagnosis and Management of Disease, (pp. 639-648). London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Doumit, M., Ada, L., Herbert, R. (2002). Muscle activation during maximum voluntary contraction after stroke. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Ada, L., Foongchomcheay, A., Canning, C. (2002). Supportive devices for preventing and treating subluxation of the shoulder after stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
  • Ada, L., Canning, C., Low,, S. (2002). The effect of stroke on the torque-angle curves of the elbow flexors and extensors. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Ada, L., Dean, C., Hall, J., Crompton, S. (2002). The efficacy of treadmill training in improving walking in individuals after stroke in the community: a placebo-controlled, randomized trial. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Foongchomcheay, A., Ada, L., Canning, C. (2002). Use of sling in the prevention of subluxation of the shoulder after stroke: an Australian survey. From Cell to Society 3, Sydney: The College of Health Sciences.

2001

  • Ada, L. (2001). A movement science approach to neurological rehabilitation. Life Long Learning Through a Diverse Approach, : Ads & Adea.
  • Ada, L. (2001). Changing the way we view the contribution of motor impairments to physical disability after brain damage. Life Long Learning Through a Diverse Approach, : Ads & Adea.
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