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Injury Prevalence and Characteristics in Elite Junior Rugby League Players

Rugby league is an international collision sport where players participate in physically demanding activities. Musculoskeletal injuries are common to rugby league and injury inciden more...

Supervisor(s): Orr, Rhonda (Dr)

Predicting chronic ankle disability

This project consists of a series of studies to identify mechanisms of ongoing symptoms and disability after ankle injury, to design and test treatments to prevent ongoing symptoms, more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Hiller, Claire (Dr)

Prevention of athletic knee injuries

The aim of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of knee injury prevention programs that are tailored to athletes' neuromuscular deficits. more...

Supervisor(s): Pappas, Evangelos (Professor), Simic, Milena (Dr)

Cricket and golf biomechanics

This project is a cluster of available studies on sports biomechanics with partucular emphasis on cricket and golf: Segment velocity contribution in cricket bowling  P more...

Supervisor(s): Ferdinands, Edouard Rene (Dr)

Reducing joint load in people with knee osteoarthritis

This project will involve the implementation of biomechanical interventions with the aim of reducing the load in the medial compartment of the knee during gait. more...

Supervisor(s): Simic, Milena (Dr), Pappas, Evangelos (Professor)

Improving long-term outcomes following lower moror neurone facial nerve paralysis

Communication is one of the main functions of the human face. We interact with others through facial expressions which occur as a reponse to social situations and environmental stim more...

Supervisor(s): Coulson, Susan (Dr)

Investigation of the lifestyle factors associated with low back pain, factors that determine a positive alliance between patients and therapists and motion analysis and muscle recruitment in low back pain.

This research aims to investigate the best management for low back pain as well as establish the lifestyle factors associated with the prevalence of the condition and the motor cont more...

Supervisor(s): Ferreira, Paulo (Associate Professor), Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor)

New insights into the low back pain problems: opportunities for doctoral studies

Our understanding of back pain is still in its infancy, despite decades of focussed study, and therefore many opportunities exist for PhD students to explore the full spectrum of is more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Ferreira, Paulo (Associate Professor)

Research opportunities in osteoarthritis

To establish the optimal method of osteoarthritis (OA) care for people with significant pain and disability secondary to OA. more...

Supervisor(s): Hunter, David (Professor)