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    Dear Sir/Madame,

    My name is Lara Al-Khlaifat and I am a physiotherapist studying for a PhD at the
    Centre for Research into Human Performance and Rehabilitation at The University
    of Salford, the work is supervised by Rich Jones and Dr Sarah Tyson. I am
    investigating the effect of hip muscle strengthening exercises in patients with
    knee osteoarthritis (OA) to determine the effect on pain, function and lower
    limb biomechanics. As a first step, I need to establish current physiotherapy
    practice for these patients by surveying physiotherapists across Greater

    I have contacted the physiotherapists in the PCTs as well as the trusts.
    However, your opinion and experience is much appreciated. Would it be possible
    for the physiotherapists who treat people with knee OA to complete a brief
    questionnaire? This could be done either by post or email.

    The questionnaire takes about 10 minutes to complete and just asks how often you
    treat people with OA, your main aims of treatment and details of the techniques
    you use. All responses will be anonymised and treated in complete confidence.

    The results of the survey will be used to develop an evidence based ‘best
    practice’ exercise programme which is specifically designed to be feasible to
    use in clinical practice. This will be tested in following stages of the

    p.s. The survey merely involves asking NHS staff about their normal practise,
    NHS ethics and R&D approval are not required, as explained in the National
    Research Ethics Service’s website ( Also, ReGroup
    considered this study as a "Notification only" study.

    Please could you send me an e-mail to if it is
    possible for you to complete the questionnaire and how do you prefer the
    questionnaire to be sent? And I will send it to you according to your preferred

    Thank you

    Lara Al-Khlaifat

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