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Dr. Marcin Uszynski

Biography

Dr Marcin Uszynski is a Senior Chartered Physiotherapist in Neurology working in the Western Regional Office of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland in Galway. Marcin graduated with a MSc in physiotherapy from the University School of Physical Education in Cracow in Poland in 2001. He then worked in worked in public, private and community settings in Poland (5 years) and Ireland (9 years), in the areas of neurology, neurorehabilitation and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has gained his clinical experience working mainly with patients with stroke, motor neuron disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and mobility problems.

In 2014 Marcin completed his PhD by research at the University of Limerick. His PhD was funded by the Irish Research Council. Marcin is interested in using technology in augmenting rehabilitation of people with MS (PwMS). He investigated the effectiveness of Whole-body vibration intervention on muscle strength, balance, walking and sensation in PwMS. His research emphasis is also on the importance of the sensory input in motor recovery of PwMS. Marcin is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), the Rehabilitation in MS, the European Network for Research and Best Practice (RIMS) and the Physiotherapists interested in MS (PIMS). Marcin is also a Tutor on Physiotherapy Assistant course and Bobath therapist.

Research Interests

Marcin is interested in using technology in augmenting rehabilitation of people with MS (PwMS). He investigated the effectiveness of Whole-body vibration intervention on muscle strength, balance, walking and sensation in PwMS. His research emphasis is also on the importance of the sensory input in motor recovery of PwMS. Marcin is currently investigating the effectiveness of a Functional Electrical Stimulation for a correction of a foot drop in PwMS.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal

2015

Relationship between foot vibration threshold and walking and balance functions in people with Multiple Sclerosis
Uszynski M., Purtill H. and Coote S
(2015) Relationship between foot vibration threshold and walking and balance functions in people with Multiple Sclerosis
In Gait & posture;

2015

Comparing the effects of whole-body vibration to standard exercise in ambulatory people with Multiple Sclerosis: a randomised controlled feasibility study
Uszynski M., Purtill H., Donnelly A. and Coote S.
(2015) Comparing the effects of whole-body vibration to standard exercise in ambulatory people with Multiple Sclerosis: a randomised controlled feasibility study
In Clinical rehabilitation;

2015

Test–retest reliability of four sensory measures in people with multiple sclerosis
Uszynski M., Purtill H. and Coote S
(2015) Test–retest reliability of four sensory measures in people with multiple sclerosis
In International Journal Of Rehabilitation Research;

2014

The effects of Whole Body Vibration (WBV) intervention on body functions, activity limitations and participation restrictions in people with neurological conditions - systematic review
Uszynski M., and Coote S
(2014) The effects of Whole Body Vibration (WBV) intervention on body functions, activity limitations and participation restrictions in people with neurological conditions - systematic review
In Physical Therapy Reviews;