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DSM staff profile

Cathy Chapple

Dr Hilda Mulligan

PositionSenior Lecturer
QualificationsBSc (Physio) (Cape Town) MHealSc (Otago) PhD (Otago)
Research summaryRehabilitative Physiotherapy
TeachingNeurorehabilitation, Paediatrics, Community physiotherapy, Undergraduate research, Thesis supervision (Masters), Physiotherapy in developing countries

Research

  • Rehabilitation for adults and children with disability associated with neurological insult
  • Rehabilitation in the elderly
  • The context and content of rehabilitation for participation in life roles
Current Research
  • Physical activity for people with disability associated with neurological insult: the role of active recreation.
  • Physical activity for the community dwelling elderly population.

Additional details

A large part of my work entails clinical supervision and mentoring for undergraduate students in neurorehabilitation, paediatrics and community clinical placements in Christchurch and surrounds. I like to assist students make connections between research and evidenced based knowledge and their patients' needs and wishes.

Publications

Mabire, L., Mani, R., Liu, L., Mulligan, H., & Baxter, D. (2017). The Influence of age, sex and body mass index on the effectiveness of brisk walking for obesity management in adults. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 14(5), 389-407. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0064

Mulligan, K., Calder, A., & Mulligan, H. (2017). Inclusive design in architectural practice: Experiential learning of disability in architectural education. Disability & Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.08.009

Dwyer, K., & Mulligan, H. (2017). The experiences of individuals with a spinal cord injury following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, 24(8), 353-359. doi: 10.12968/ijtr.2017.24.8.353

Kanagasabai, P. S., Mulligan, H., Hale, L. A., & Mirfin-Veitch, B. (2017). "I do like the activities which I can do..." Leisure participation experiences of children with movement impairments. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1303093

Mulligan, H., Wilkinson, A., & Snowdon, J. (2017). A fatigue management programme for persons with multiple sclerosis: Development, theory and practical considerations. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2017.1287393

Chapter in Book - Research

Smith, C. M., Treharne, G. J., Mulligan, H., & Hale, L. A. (2016). Using qualitative evidence to develop an intervention for enabling people with chronic disabling conditions to be more physically active. In K. Olson, R. A. Young & I. Z. Schultz (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative health research for evidence-based practice. (pp. 453-472). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2920-7_27

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Journal - Research Article

Mabire, L., Mani, R., Liu, L., Mulligan, H., & Baxter, D. (2017). The Influence of age, sex and body mass index on the effectiveness of brisk walking for obesity management in adults. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 14(5), 389-407. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0064

Mulligan, H., Wilkinson, A., & Snowdon, J. (2017). A fatigue management programme for persons with multiple sclerosis: Development, theory and practical considerations. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2017.1287393

Kanagasabai, P. S., Mulligan, H., Hale, L. A., & Mirfin-Veitch, B. (2017). "I do like the activities which I can do..." Leisure participation experiences of children with movement impairments. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1303093

Dwyer, K., & Mulligan, H. (2017). The experiences of individuals with a spinal cord injury following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, 24(8), 353-359. doi: 10.12968/ijtr.2017.24.8.353

Mulligan, K., Calder, A., & Mulligan, H. (2017). Inclusive design in architectural practice: Experiential learning of disability in architectural education. Disability & Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.08.009

Mulligan, H., McCoy, L., Wilkinson, A., Hawke, J., Sullivan, J., Kirk, E., Ibrahim, C., & Potterton, J. (2017). Disability facilitators' views of their work with children/youth with disability in South Africa. Children & Youth Services Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.09.001

Kanagasabai, P. S., Mulligan, H., Mirfin-Veitch, B., & Hale, L. (2017). Leisure participation patterns of children with movement impairments in New Zealand. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 29(1), 16-22. doi: 10.1097/pep.0000000000000334

Timothy, E. K., Bown, B.-J., Beever, R. M., & Mulligan, H. F. (2017). Changes in walking levels of people with stroke following discharge from hospital: A pilot study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 45(1), 17-23. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/45.1.03

Graham, H., Bond, A., McCormick, M., Hobbs, O., Yoo, C., Gupta, S., Mulligan, H., & King, M. (2016). A novel communication application to encourage social interaction by children with autism spectrum disorder [ML Roberts Prize]. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 44(1), 50-57. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/44.1.06

Overton, M., Reynolds, E., Clark, N., Bhana, H., Mulligan, H., Elliott, K., & Minnoch, P. C. (2016). Physical activity levels and injury prevention knowledge and practice of a cohort of carpentry students. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 44(2), 84-90. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/44.2.03

Mulligan, H., Wilkinson, A., & Snowdon, J. (2016). Perceived impact of a self-management program for fatigue in multiple sclerosis: A qualitative study. International Journal of MS Care, 18(1), 27-32. doi: 10.7224/1537-2073.2014-110

Mulligan, H., Wilkinson, A., Barclay, A., Whiting, H., Heynike, C., & Snowdon, J. (2016). Evaluation of a fatigue self-management program for people with multiple sclerosis. International Journal of MS Care, 18(3), 116-121. doi: 10.7224/1537-2073.2015-019

Mulligan, H., Miyahara, M., & Nichols-Dunsmuir, A. (2016). Multiple perspectives on accessibility to physical activity for people with long-term mobility impairment. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 19(4), 295-306. doi: 10.1080/15017419.2016.1167772

Dwyer, K. J., & Mulligan, H. (2015). Community reintegration following spinal cord injury: Insights for health professionals in community rehabilitation services in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 43(3), 75-85. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/43.3.02

Buick, A. R., Mulligan, H. F., & Smith, C. M. (2015). Implementation of physical activity for individuals with severe neurological disability. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 43(3), 98-104. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/43.3.09

Mulligan, H., Smith, C. M., & Ferdinand, S. (2015). How did the Canterbury Earthquakes affect physiotherapists and physiotherapy services? A qualitative study. Physiotherapy Research International, 20(1), 60-68. doi: 10.1002/pri.1597

Mulligan, H., Wilkinson, A., Lusty, A., Delorme, A., & Bong, S. (2015). Consumers and health professionals' perceptions of Participatory Action Research in developing a health resource. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 43(3), 93-97. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/43.3.04

Calder, A. M., & Mulligan, H. F. (2014). Measurement properties of instruments that assess inclusive access to fitness and recreational sports centers: A systematic review. Disability & Health Journal, 7(1), 26-35. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.06.003

Kanagasabai, P. S., Mulligan, H., Mirfin-Veitch, B., & Hale, L. A. (2014). Association between motor functioning and leisure participation of children with physical disability: An integrative review. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 56(12), 1147-1162. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12570

Hale, L., Jones, F., Mulligan, H., Levack, W., Smith, C., Claydon, L., Milosavljevic, S., Taylor, D., Allan, J., MacKenzie, N., Flannery, J., Edwards, S., Rabone, T., & Alcock, M. (2014). Developing the Bridges self-management programme for New Zealand stroke survivors: A case study. International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, 21(8), 381-388. doi: 10.12968/ijtr.2014.21.8.381

Hale, L. A., Mulligan, H. F., Treharne, G. J., & Smith, C. M. (2013). The feasibility and short-term benefits of Blue Prescription: A novel intervention to enable physical activity for people with multiple sclerosis. Disability & Rehabilitation, 35(14), 1213-1220. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.723787

Smith, C. M., Hale, L. A., Mulligan, H. F., & Treharne, G. J. (2013). Participant perceptions of a novel physiotherapy approach ("Blue Prescription") for increasing levels of physical activity in people with multiple sclerosis: A qualitative study following intervention. Disability & Rehabilitation, 35(14), 1174-1181. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.723792

Jordan, K., King, M., Hellersteth, S., Wirén, A., & Mulligan, H. (2013). Feasibility of using a humanoid robot for enhancing attention and social skills in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 36(3), 221-227. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e32835d0b43

Mulligan, H., & Polkinghorne, A. (2013). Community use of a hospital pool by people with disabilities. Disability & Health Journal, 6(4), 385-390. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.04.004

Ahuja, S. S., Clark, S., Morahan, E. M., Ono, M., Mulligan, H., & Hale, L. (2013). The journey to recovery: Experiences and perceptions of individuals following stroke [ML Roberts Prize]. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 41(1), 36-43.

Mulligan, H., Treharne, G. J., Hale, L. A., & Smith, C. (2013). Combining self-help and professional help to minimize barriers to physical activity in persons with multiple sclerosis: A trial of the "Blue Prescription" approach in New Zealand. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 37, 51-57. doi: 10.1097/NPT.0b013e318292799e

Mulligan, H., Whitehead, L. C., Hale, L. A., Baxter, G. D., & Thomas, D. (2012). Promoting physical activity for individuals with neurological disability: Indications for practice. Disability & Rehabilitation, 34(13), 1108-1113. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.631683

Mulligan, H. F., Hale, L. A., Whitehead, L., & Baxter, G. D. (2012). Barriers to physical activity for people with long-term neurological conditions: A review study. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 29(3), 243-265.

Hale, L. A., Smith, C., Mulligan, H., & Treharne, G. J. (2012). "Tell me what you want, what you really really want....": Asking people with multiple sclerosis about enhancing their participation in physical activity. Disability & Rehabilitation, 34(22), 1887-1893. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.670037

Mulligan, H., Fjellman-Wiklund, A., Hale, L., Thomas, D., & Häger-Ross, C. (2011). Promoting physical activity for people with neurological disability: Perspectives and experiences of physiotherapists. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 27(6), 399-410. doi: 10.3109/09593985.2010.519015

Mulligan, H., Arps, G., Bancroft, N., Mountfort, R., & Polkinghorne, A. (2011). ‘Living well with Parkinson's’: Evaluation of a programme to promote self-management. Journal of Nursing & Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 3(3), 222-233. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-9824.2011.01082.x

Hutton, L., Frame, R., Maggo, H., Shirakawa, H., Mulligan, H., Waters, D., & Hale, L. (2009). The perceptions of physical activity in an elderly population at risk of falling: A focus group study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 37(2), 85-92.

Beilby, J., & Mulligan, H. (2008). Deep vein thrombosis and heterotopic ossification following spinal cord injury: A clinical perspecive for physiotherapists. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 36(1), 7-14.

Mulligan, H., & Wilmshurst, E. (2006). Physiotherapy assessment and treatment for an ambulant child with Cerebral Palsy after Botox A to the lower limbs: A case report. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 18, 39-48.

Mulligan, H., Abbott, S., Clayton, S., McKegg, P., & Rae, R. (2004). The outcome of a functional exercise programme in an adolescent with cerebral palsy: A single case study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 32(1), 30-38.

Andrew, M. F., Penney, P. R., Simpson, D. E., Funnell, O. P., & Mulligan, H. F. (2004). Functional change in adolescents with physical disabilities receiving school based physiotherapy over one year. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 32(1), 3-9.

Mulligan, H. F., Anderson, T. J., Jones, R. D., Williams, M. J., & Donaldson, I. M. (2003). Tics and developmental stuttering. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 9, 281-289.

Mulligan, H. F., Borkin, H., Chaplin, K., Croft, N., & Scherp, A. (2001). The efficacy of Botulinum Toxin A in the treatment of spasticity in ambulant children with cerebral palsy - a structured review. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 29(3), 18-28.

Mulligan, H. F., Anderson, T. J., Jones, R. D., Williams, M. J., & Donaldson, I. M. (2001). Dysfluency and involuntary movements: A new look at developmental stuttering. International Journal of Neuroscience, 109, 23-46.

Mulligan, H. F., Climo, K., Hanson, C., & Mauga, P. (2000). Physiotherapy treatment intensity for a child with cerebral palsy: A single case study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 28, 6-12.

Mulligan, H. F., Mills, K., Pascoe, O., & Smith, M. (1999). Physiotherapy treatment for a child with non-progressive congenital ataxia. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 27, 34-41.

Johnson, L. M., Nelson, M. J., McCormack, C. M., & Mulligan, H. F. (1998). The effect of plantarflexor muscle strengthening on the gait and range of motion at the ankle in ambulant children with cerebral palsy: a pilot study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 26(1), 8-14.

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Journal - Research Other

Hamer, J., & Mulligan, H. (2016). Use of the TIMP in assessment of motor development of infants With Down syndrome. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 28(1). doi: 10.1097/pep.0000000000000222

Mulligan, H., & Aitcheson, S. (2015). [Commentary on "Motor performance of children with Down syndrome and typical development at 2 to 4 and 26 months"]. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 27(2), 142. doi: 10.1097/pep.0000000000000130

Mulligan, H. (2011). Health and well being for people with disability: The role of physiotherapists in promoting physical activity [Invited clinical commentary]. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 39(1), 39-45.

Davidson, L., Hale, L., & Mulligan, H. (2005). Exercise prescription in the physiotherapeutic management of Myasthenia Gravis: A case report. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 33(1), 13-18.

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