ISPO AUSTRALIA RESEARCH GRANT RECOGNISED BY ISPO INTERNATIONAL BOARD
The ISPO International Board extends congratulations to the Australian National Member Society (ANMS) for the successful initiative that is the ISPO Australia Research Grant and hopes to encourage other National Members Societies to actively encourage research in this way through promotion of the grant in the upcoming international ‘eUpdate’.
The ISPO Australia Research Grant was established six years ago with the view to encourage research activity among its members and provide support to early career researchers who wish to make a meaningful contribution toward improving the evidence base in prosthetics and orthotics.
The ISPO International Board congratulates Dr. Patritti and his team on their successful grant application and wishes them every success as they pursue this work.
The 2011-2013 grant was awarded to Dr. Ben Patritti from the South Australian Movement Analysis Centre, Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care, Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide, for his project entitled “Training effect of functional electrical stimulation on locomotor function and motor fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis.”
Dr. Patritti’s study aims to investigate the training effect of using a commercial FES device in ambulatory people with Multiple Sclerosis who exhibit fatigue induced gait problems. They also wish to understand how regular use of an FES device effects gait, balance and fatigue in people with Multiple Sclerosis.
“Now is a great time to begin planning a future research project to ensure the best chance of success in the 2013-2015 research grant cycle”, says Ms Renee Mackenzie, Chair Scientific and Education Committee. Members of the Scientific and Education Committee have extensive experience in planning and successfully executing research projects and can offer advice when planning the experimental method. If you’d like to enquire about this service, please contact the Chair, Scientific and Education Committee, Ms Renee Mackenzie: Sci_ed@ispo.org.au