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Professor Michael Hurley

Porfessor of Rehabilitation Sciences

About

I qualified as a physiotherapist at Kings' College Hospital in 1985. After completing my PhD at University College London and Kings College London I held appointments of was Lecturer, Reader and Professor at Kings College London between 1990-2010. In 2010 I moved to the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at St George's University of London

I was a Clinical Advisor to Arthritis Research UK (2002-2008), Chair of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's Research and Clinical Effectiveness (2001-2004) and have contributed to several national working groups, clinical guideline committee and conferences. Since 2013 I have been seconded to the Health Innovation Network (South London's Academic Health Science Network) as Clinical Director for the Musculoskeletal Programme, promoting best practice for people with musculoskeletal conditions. In 2017 was awarded an NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellowship.

A major part of my work was the development and evaluation of ESCAPE-pain - a rehabilitation programme to help people with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. The programme has won recognition from many health and wellbeing agencies including the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, British Society of Rheumatology, Royal Society of Public Health, Public Health England, Arthritis Research UK. It is currently being rolled out across the UK, and is now being delivered in over 200 clinical and community centres across the UK.

I have (co-)authored more than 80 papers 

Areas of specialism

  • Exercise therapy
  • Self-management
  • Musculoskeletal and rheumatology
  • Clinical trials
  • Implementation science

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Biomechanics
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Research

Research in Physiotherapy often investigates the efficacy of physiotherapy (whether it works in ideal conditions) but the clinical effectiveness of physiotherapy (whether it works in the conditions that exist in routine clinical practice) has been evaluated in a very limited way. Establishing clinical effectiveness of complex healthcare interventions is of prime importance to patients, clinicians and policy-makers. However, evaluating complex healthcare interventions is extremely difficult because they deliver a "package of healthcare" that aim to improve complex, psychosocial variables (e.g. pain, quality of life, health beliefs, work capacity), deploying a range of research methodologies (e.g. quantitative, qualitative, etc). My research has investigated the pathology underlying a condition, but progresses to clinical trials to establish the efficacy of physiotherapy, and progressing to clinical effectiveness: from pathology to policy.

Publications

Number of items: 61.

Article

Clarke, Natasha, Smith, Raymond, Wood, Julia, Koskela, Sian, Jones, Fiona and Hurley, Michael (2019) A qualitative interview study comparing and contrasting resident and staff perspectives of engaging in meaningful activity in a UK care home. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 83, pp. 257-262. ISSN (print) 0167-4943

Smith, Raymond, Wood, Julia, Jones, Fiona, Anderson, Liezl and Hurley, Michael (2019) Active Residents in Care Homes (ARCH) : a holistic approach to promoting and encouraging meaningful activity for residents living in care homes (innovative practice). Dementia, 18(5), pp. 1942-1947. ISSN (print) 1471-3012

Hurley, Michael V., Wood, Julia, Smith, Raymond, Grant, Robert, Jordan, Jake, Gage, Heather, Anderson, Leizl, Kennedy, Bernadette and Jones, Fiona (2019) The feasibility of increasing physical activity in care home residents : Active Residents in Care Homes (ARCH) programme. Physiotherapy, ISSN (print) 0031-9406 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Hurley, Michael V, Semple, Amy, Sibley, Fay and Walker, Andrew (2019) Evaluation of a health trainer-led service for people with knee, hip and back pain. Perspectives in Public Health, ISSN (print) 1757-9139 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Howarth, Ana, Riaz, Muhammad, Perkins-Porras, Linda, Smith, Jared G., Subramaniam, Jeevakan, Copland, Claire, Hurley, Mike, Beith, Iain and Ussher, Michael (2019) Pilot randomised controlled trial of a brief mindfulness-based intervention for those with persistent pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, ISSN (print) 0160-7715 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Smith, Raymond, Wood, Julia, Jones, Fiona, Turner, Sue and Hurley, Michael (2019) A qualitative study exploring therapists' experiences of implementing a complex intervention promoting meaningful activity for residents in care homes. Clinical Rehabilitation, 33(3), pp. 575-583. ISSN (print) 0269-2155

Greenwood, James, McGregor, Alison, Jones, Fiona and Hurley, Michael (2019) Rehabilitation following lumbar fusion surgery (REFS) a randomised controlled feasibility study. European Spine Journal, ISSN (print) 0940-6719 (In Press)

Robertson, Claire J., Hurley, Michael and Jones, Fiona (2017) People’s beliefs about the meaning of crepitus in patellofemoral pain and the impact of these beliefs on their behaviour : a qualitative study. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 28, pp. 59-64. ISSN (print) 2468-7812

Koskela, Sian A., Jones, Fiona, Clarke, Natasha, Anderson, Liezl, Kennedy, Bernadette, Grant, Robert, Gage, Heather and Hurley, Michael V. (2017) Active Residents in Care Homes (ARCH) : study protocol to investigate the implementation and outcomes of a whole-systems activity programme in residential care homes for older people. Physiotherapy, 103(1), pp. 113-120. ISSN (print) 0031-9406

Anderson, Cheryl, Grant, Robert L. and Hurley, Michael V. (2017) Exercise facilities for neurologically disabled populations : perceptions from the fitness industry. Disability and Health Journal, 10(1), pp. 157-162. ISSN (print) 1936-6574

Veronese, Nicola, Cereda, Emanuele, Maggi, Stefania, Luchini, Claudio, Solmi, Marco, Smith, Toby, Denkinger, Michael, Hurley, Michael, Thompson, Trevor, Manzato, Enzo, Sergi, Giuseppe and Stubbs, Brendon (2016) Osteoarthritis and mortality : a prospective cohort study and systematic review with meta-analysis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 46(2), pp. 160-167. ISSN (print) 0049-0172

Howarth, Ana, Perkins-Porras, Linda, Smith, Jared G, Subramaniam, Jeevakan, Copland, Claire, Hurley, Mike, Beith, Iain, Riaz, Muhammad and Ussher, Michael (2016) Pilot study evaluating a brief mindfulness intervention for those with chronic pain: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 17(273), ISSN (online) 1745-6215

Greenwood, James, Mcgregor, Alison, Jones, Fiona, Mullane, Jacqueline and Hurley, Michael (2016) Rehabilitation following lumbar fusion surgery : a systematic review and meta-analysis. Spine, 41(1), E28-E36. ISSN (print) 0362-2436

Pearson, Jennifer, Walsh, Nicola, Carter, Desmond, Koskela, Sian and Hurley, Michael (2016) Developing a web-based version of an exercise-based rehabilitation program for people with chronic knee and hip pain: a mixed methods study. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(2), e67. ISSN (online) 1929-0748

Stubbs, Brendon, Hurley, Michael and Smith, Toby (2015) What are the factors that influence physical activity participation in adults with knee and hip osteoarthritis? A systematic review of physical activity correlates. Clinical Rehabilitation, 29(1), pp. 80-94. ISSN (print) 0269-2155

Manning, Victoria L., Kaambwa, Billingsley, Ratcliffe, Julie, Scott, David L., Choy, Ernest, Hurley, Michael V. and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2015) Economic evaluation of a brief Education, Self-management and Upper Limb Exercise Training in People with Rheumatoid Arthritis (EXTRA) programme: a trial-based analysis. Rheumatology, 54(2), pp. 302-309. ISSN (print) 1462-0324

Greenwood, James, McGregor, Alison, Jones, Fiona and Hurley, Michael (2015) Evaluating rehabilitation following lumbar fusion surgery (REFS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16(251), ISSN (online) 1745-6215

Hurley, Michael, Dickson, Kelly, Walsh, Nicola, Hauari, Hanan, Grant, Robert, Cumming, Jo and Oliver, Sandy (2013) Exercise interventions and patient beliefs for people with chronic hip and knee pain: a mixed methods review (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, CD010842. ISSN (online) 1469-493X

Manning, Victoria L., Hurley, Michael V., Scott, David L. and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2012) Are patients meeting the updated physical activity guidelines? physical activity participation, recommendation, and preferences among inner-City adults with rheumatic diseases. JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 18(8), pp. 399-404. ISSN (print) 1076-1608

Ridsdale, L., Hurley, M., King, M., McCrone, P. and Donaldson, N. (2012) The effect of counselling, graded exercise and usual care for people with chronic fatigue in primary care: a randomized trial. Psychological Medicine, 42(10), pp. 2217-2224. ISSN (print) 0033-2917

Hurley, M. V., Walsh, N. E., Mitchell, H., Nicholas, J. and Patel, A. (2012) Long-term outcomes and costs of an integrated rehabilitation program for chronic knee pain: a pragmatic, cluster randomized, controlled trial. Arthritis Care & Research, 64(2), pp. 238-247. ISSN (print) 0004-3591

Segal, Neil A., Glass, Natalie A., Felson, David T., Hurley, Michael, Yang, Mei, Nevitt, Michael, Lewis, Cora E. and Torner, James C. (2010) Effect of quadriceps strength and proprioception on risk for knee osteoarthritis. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(11), pp. 2081-2088. ISSN (print) 0195-9131

Sabes-Figueraa, Ramon, McCrone, Paul, Hurley, Michael, King, Michael, Donaldson, Ana Nora and Ridsdale, Leone (2010) The hidden cost of chronic fatigue to patients and their families. BMC Health Services Research, 10(56), ISSN (online) 1472-6963

Hurley, Michael V, Walsh, Nicola, Bhavnani, Vanita, Britten, Nicky and Stevenson, Fiona (2010) Health beliefs before and after participation on an exercised-based rehabilitation programme for chronic knee pain: doing is believing. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11, ISSN (online) 1471-2474

Felson, David T., Gross, K. Douglas, Nevitt, Michael C., Yang, Mei, Lane, Nancy E., Torner, James C., Lewis, Cora E. and Hurley, Michael V. (2009) The effects of impaired joint position sense on the development and progression of pain and structural damage in knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care & Research, 61(8), pp. 1070-1076. ISSN (print) 2151-464X

Jessep, Sally A., Walsh, Nicola E., Ratcliffe, Julie and Hurley, Michael V. (2009) Long-term clinical benefits and costs of an integrated rehabilitation programme compared with outpatient physiotherapy for chronic knee pain. Physiotherapy, 95(2), pp. 94-102. ISSN (print) 0031-9406

Phillips, Dean R., Barnard, Sue, Mullee, Mark A. and Hurley, Michael V. (2009) Simple anatomical information improves the accuracy of locating specific spinous processes during manual examination of the low back. Manual Therapy, 14(3), pp. 346-350. ISSN (print) 1356-689X

Hurley, Michael V and Walsh, Nicola E (2009) Effectiveness and clinical applicability of integrated rehabilitation programs for knee osteoarthritis. Current Opinion in Rheumatology, 21(2), pp. 171-176. ISSN (print) 1040-8711

Walsh, Nicola E. and Hurley, Michael V. (2009) Evidence based guidelines and current practice for physiotherapy management of knee osteoarthritis. Musculoskeletal Care, 7(1), pp. 45-56. ISSN (print) 1478-2189

Mitchell, Helene L. and Hurley, Michael V. (2008) Management of chronic knee pain: a survey of patient preferences and treatment received. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 9, ISSN (online) 1471-2474

Hurley, Michael V. and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2008) Non-exercise physical therapies for musculoskeletal conditions. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, 22(3), pp. 419-433. ISSN (print) 1521-6942

Hurley, Michael V (2008) The contribution of physiotherapy to the management of osteoarthritis. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 69(1), pp. 31-34. ISSN (print) 1750-8460

Hurley, M. V., Walsh, N. E., Mitchell, H. L., Pimm, T. J., Williamson, E., Jones, R. H., Reeves, B. C., Dieppe, P. A. and Patel, A. (2007) Economic evaluation of a rehabilitation program integrating exercise, self-management, and active coping strategies for chronic knee pain. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 57(7), pp. 1220-1229. ISSN (print) 0004-3591

Hurley, M. V., Walsh, N. E., Mitchell, H. L., Pimm, T. J., Patel, A., Williamson, E., Jones, R. H., Dieppe, P. A. and Reeves, B. C. (2007) Clinical effectiveness of a rehabilitation program integrating exercise, self-management, and active coping strategies for chronic knee pain: a cluster randomized trial. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 57(7), pp. 1211-1219. ISSN (print) 0004-3591

Critchley, Duncan J., Ratcliffe, Julie, Noonan, Sandra, Jones, Roger H and Hurley, Michael V. (2007) Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of physiotherapy used to reduce chronic low back pain disability: a pragmatic randomized trial with economic evaluation. Spine, 32(14), pp. 1474-81. ISSN (print) 0362-2436

Bearne, Lindsay M., Coomer, Annette F. and Hurley, Michael V. (2007) Upper limb sensorimotor function and functional performance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 29(13), pp. 1035-1039. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Dhesi, Jugdeep K., Jackson, Stephen H. D., Bearne, Lindsay M., Moniz, Caje, Hurley, Michael V., Swift, Cameron G. and Allain, Theresa J. (2004) Vitamin D supplementation improves neuromuscular function in older people who fall. Age and Ageing, 33(6), pp. 589-595. ISSN (print) 0002-0729

Hurley, M.V., Mitchell, H.L. and Walsh, N. (2003) In osteoarthritis, the psychosocial benefits of exercise are as important as physiological improvements. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 31(3), pp. 138-143. ISSN (print) 0091-6331

Hurley, Michael V. (2003) Muscle dysfunction and effective rehabilitation of knee osteoarthritis: what we know and what we need to find out. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 49(3), pp. 444-452. ISSN (print) 0004-3591

Hurley, M V (2002) Muscle, exercise and arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD), 61(8), pp. 673-675. ISSN (print) 0003-4967

Dhesi, J. K., Bearne, L. M., Moniz, C., Hurley, M. V., Jackson, S. H. D., Swift, C. G. and Allain, T. J. (2002) Neuromuscular and psychomotor function in elderly subjects who fall and the relationship with vitamin D status. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR), 17(5), pp. 891-897. ISSN (print) 0884-0431

Bearne, L. M., Scott, D. L. and Hurley, M. V. (2002) Exercise can reverse quadriceps sensorimotor dysfunction that is associated with rheumatoid arthritis without exacerbating disease activity. Rheumatology, 41(2), pp. 157-166. ISSN (print) 1462-0324

Hurley, Michael V. (1999) The role of muscle weakness in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America, 25(2), pp. 283-298. ISSN (print) 0889-857X

Hurley, M V and Scott, D L (1998) Improvements in quadriceps sensorimotor function and disability of patients with knee osteoarthritis following a clinically practicable exercise regime. Rheumatology, 37(11), pp. 1181-1187. ISSN (print) 1462-0324

Hurley, M. V. (1998) Quadriceps weakness in osteoarthritis. Current Opinion in Rheumatology, 10(3), pp. 246-250. ISSN (print) 1040-8711

Hurley, Michael V., Rees, Joanne and Newham, Di J. (1998) Quadriceps function, proprioceptive acuity and functional performance in healthy young, middle-aged and elderly subjects. Age and Ageing, 27(1), pp. 55-62. ISSN (print) 0002-0729

Hurley, Michael V, Scott, David L, Rees, Joanne and Newham, Di J (1997) Sensorimotor changes and functional performance in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD), 56(11), pp. 641-648. ISSN (print) 0003-4967

Hurley, M. V. (1997) The effects of joint damage on muscle function, proprioception and rehabilitation. Manual Therapy, 2(1), pp. 11-17. ISSN (print) 1356-689X

Hurley, M. V. (1994) Evaluating new physical treatments. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD), 53(5), pp. 355-356. ISSN (print) 0003-4967

Hurley, M. V., Jones, D. W. and Newham, D. J. (1994) Arthrogenic quadriceps inhibition and rehabilitation of patients with extensive traumatic knee injuries. Clinical Science, 86(3), pp. 305-10. ISSN (print) 0143-5221

James, C., Sacco, P., Hurley, M. V. and Jones, D. A. (1994) An evaluation of different protocols for measuring the force-velocity relationship of the human quadriceps muscles. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, 68(1), pp. 41-47. ISSN (print) 1439-6319

Hurley, M. V. (1994) The way forward for hydrotherapy. British Journal of Rheumatology, 33(1), p. 102. ISSN (print) 1462-0324

Hurley, M. V. and Newham, D. J. (1993) The influence of arthrogenous muscle inhibition on quadriceps rehabilitation of patients with early, unilateral osteoarthritic knees. British Journal of Rheumatology, 32(2), pp. 127-131. ISSN (print) 1462-0324

Book

Wood, Julia Helen, Smith, Raymond, Jones, Fiona and Hurley, Michael (2017) Dementia care mapping as an outcome measure in research : Active Residents in Care Homes project. London, U.K. : SAGE. 12p. (Sage Research Methods Cases Part 2) ISBN 9781526420978

Conference or Workshop Item

Walker, Andrew, Sibley, Fay, Carter, Andrea and Hurley, Michael (2017) Social return on investment analysis of a physiotherapy-led service for managing osteoarthritis in primary care. In: Spring Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training; 23 Feb 2017, London, U.K..

Hurley, Michael (2015) Delivering ESCAPE-pain (Enabling self-management and coping of arthritic pain through exercise) - an online guide for healthcare professional. In: Physiotherapy UK 2015 Conference & Trade Exhibition; 16-17 Oct 2015, Liverpool, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Hurley, Mike, Dickson, Kelly, Hauari, Hanan, Walsh, Nicola E., Grant, Robert, Cumming, Jo and Oliver, Sandy (2014) People’s views, beliefs and experiences of exercise for chronic hip and knee pain: Cochrane Review with qualitative synthesis. In: ACR/ARHP 2014: American College Of Rheumatology (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting; 14-19 Nov 2014, Boston, U.S..

Hurley, Mike, Walsh, Nicola E., Oliver, Sandy, Hauari, Hanan, Dickson, Kelly, Grant, Robert and Cumming, Jo (2014) The physical and psychosocial effects of exercise on chronic hip and knee pain: a Cochrane Review with meta-analysis. In: ACR/ARHP 2014: American College Of Rheumatology (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting; 14-19 Nov 2014, Boston, U.S..

Hurley, Michael V., Carter, Andrea, Carter, Des, Hughes, Lonan, Ni Mhuiri, Aoife and Walsh, Nicola E. (2014) Delivering ESCAPE-Pain (Enabling Self-Management and Coping of Arthritic Pain through Exercise) - an online guide for healthcare professionals. In: ACR/ARHP 2014: American College Of Rheumatology (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting; 14-19 Nov 2014, Boston, U.S..

Hurley, Mike (2014) Physical activity: epidemiology and its role in improving health in adults with osteoarthritis. In: Rheumatology 2014; 29 Apr - 01 May 2014, Liverpool, U.K..

Database or Web Resource

Hurley, Mike [Research team head] (2015) ESCAPE-pain.

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