Department:School of Allied Health
Areas of Expertise: Physiotherapy
Dr Leica S Claydon is a physiotherapist interested in many areas including the management of pain and promotion of physical activity in various health conditions.
Dr Leica is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy at ARU. She's currently supervising six PhD/MD students and ten Masters dissertation students.
Leica mostly publishes in the fields of pain, neurological conditions and education. More recently she has been involved with supervision of the MCh Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery students.
The BSc Physiotherapy programme is a joint partnership with our partner MAHSA University and the degree is face-to-face in Malaysia. Last year, Leica held a non-pharmacological management of pain workshop at KDU (Sri Lanka) and gave a plenary talk on Obesity and Physiotherapy: not just WHO’s problem? At their International Research Conference entitled ‘Expanding Developmental Horizons through education, research and innovation.
Kannan, P., Claydon, L.S., Miller, D., Chapple, C. (2014). Vigorous exercises in the management of primary dysmenorrhea: A feasibility study. Disability and Rehabilitation Early Online: 1–6 DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2014.962108
Kannan, P., Claydon, L.S. (2014). Some physiotherapy treatments may relieve menstrual pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Physiotherapy 60 (1) pp 13- 21
Winser, S., Smith, C., Hale, L.A., Claydon, L.S., Whitney, S., Mehta, P. (2014). Systematic review of the psychometric properties of balance outcome measures for cerebellar ataxia. Clinical Rehabilitation. Jun 10. pii: 0269215514536412. Epub ahead of print
Mehta, P., Claydon, L.S., Hendrick, P., Baxter, GD. (2014). Outcome measures in randomised controlled trials of neuropathic pain conditions. A systematic review of systematic reviews and recommendations for practice. Clinical Journal of Pain Mar 21. Epub ahead of print
Lobb, R., Tumilty, S. and Claydon L.S. (2012) Best management of post-operative ACL reconstruction: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews. Physical Therapy in Sport 13 pp270-278
Claydon, L.S. Chesterton, L.S. Barlas, P. and Sim, J. (2011). Dose-specific effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on experimental pain: a systematic review. Clinical Journal of Pain, 27 (7), pp635-647
Claydon, L.S., Chesterton, L.S., Sim, J. and Barlas, P. (2008). Effects of simultaneous dual-site TENS on experimental pain. European Journal of Pain 12, pp 696-704