Dr Suzanne Kuys - Nat Sch Physiotherapy (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

Dr Kuys is a highly experienced clinician and researcher having received several awards for her outstanding research and clinical achievements. Her research interests include rehabilitation following stroke, gait and balance rehabilitation, ageing, outcome measures and cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in chronic disease populations.

Contact

Phone :6049 (Brisbane)
Email :Suzanne.Kuys@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Stroke ; Outcome Measures ; Human Gait and Balance ; Rehabilitation ; Physical Activity ;

Methods Expertise

Randomised controlled clinical trials ; Mixed Methods ;

Research Projects

Current Projects

Selected Publications

2015

Discharge outcomes of dysvascular and nonvascular lower limb amputees at a subacute rehabilitation unit: a 7-year series., in Australian Health Review 2015; 39:76-84

2014

Activity limitations experienced by people with stroke who receive inpatient rehabilitation: differences between 2001, 2005 and 2011, in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014; 95: 741-746

Cardiorespiratory stress is not achieved during routine physiotherapy in chronic stroke., in International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2014, 2:4.

Gait speed in ambulant older people in long-term care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. , in Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2014; 15: 194-200.

Can stroke survivors with severe upper arm disabiltiy achieve clinically important change in function during inpatient rehabilitation: A multicentre, prospective, observational study, in NeuroRehabilitation 2014; 35: 17-23.

2013

Feasibility of gaming console exercise and its effect on endurance, gait and balance in people with an acquired brain injury, in Brain Injury 2013; 27: 1402-8

Gait speed as a measure in geriatric assessment in clinical settings: a systematic review., in The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 2013; 68:39-46

2011

Higher intensity treadmill does not harm the pattern or quality of walking following stroke: feasibility of a randomised trial. , in Clinical Rehabilitation. 2011; 25: 316-326

Other information

Professor Kuys is a highly experienced clinician and has been recognised as a clinical expert by her employer and the Australian Physiotherapy Association with Advanced Clinician status. Dr Kuys has received several awards for her outstanding research and clinical achievements. She was the first physiotherapist awarded with Queensland Health (QH) Advanced Clinician PO6 in 2006 by an independent panel for demonstration of advanced skill influencing QH outcomes nationally and internationally. and has been awarded an Australia Day Achievement Medal for outstanding service QH to achieve its mission of Promoting a healthier Queensland. Her research interests include rehabilitation following stroke, gait and balance rehabilitation, ageing, outcome measures and cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in chronic disease populations.