Tracey Howe

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Hi I am Tracey Howe. I am a Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK and Deputy Chair of Glasgow City of Science. I am also an editor for the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Review Group and a convenor for the Cochrane Health Care of Older People Field. I am a Trustee of the Picker Institute Europe. I started my career as a physiotherapist in the National Health Service in England. I have extensive experience of assessing the quality of research in Universities in the UK and internationally. I enjoy strategic visioning, creative problem-solving, and creating vibrant, multi-disciplinary environments, through collaboration, partnerships, and relationships, that empower others to succeed.


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The impact of rheumatoid arthritis on quality-of-life


Tracey Howe considers a systematic review examining the impact of rheumatoid arthritis on Health Related Quality of Life, measured through the SF-36.

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Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome


In this blog, Tracey Howe looks at a Cochrane systematic review, examining the effects of exercise therapy for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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What influences adherence to exercise programs for older people?


In this blog, Tracey Howe considers a recent systematic review on how people monitor and measure adherence to exercise and if any factors influence people’s adherence to exercise programmes.

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Subacromial impingement syndrome effectiveness of physiotherapy and manual therapy


Some of our Elf friends who are regular swimmers have been suffering from sore shoulders. One of them has been diagnosed as having subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS). In this blog, Tracey Howe considers a best evidence review on SIS effectiveness of physiotherapy and manual therapy.

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Exercise type and dose on pain and disability in knee osteoarthritis


In this blog, Tracey Howe looks at a recent systematic review examining the best type of exercise for reducing pain and improving knee function in knee osteoarthritis.

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Which eccentric exercises are most effective for pain and function in chronic mid-portion achilles tendinopathy?


In this blog, Tracey Howe looks at a systematic review examining eccentric exercise for chronic mid portion achilles tendinopathy on pain and function.

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