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DSM staff profile

Cathy Chapple

Dr Gisela Sole

PositionSenior Lecturer and Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies)
QualificationsBScPhysio(Stell) MSc(Med)ExSci(Cape Town) PhD(Otago)
Research summarySports and musculoskeletal rehabilitation
Teaching
  • Musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • Supervision of PhD and masters' research students
Memberships
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Graduate Member of New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy Association
  • Professional Development Committee of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Fellow of the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy

Research

My research focusses on outcomes of musculoskeletal injury, exploring long term effects of injury and pain on physical performance, quality of life, and patients' and health professionals' beliefs. I have a special interest in biomechanics and neurophysiological aspects of pain management, combining quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Current studies:

Other research interests:

  • Neuromuscular control following hamstring injury
  • Role of footwear as a potential risk for lower limb injury
  • Clinical reasoning skills for physiotherapists

Publications

Manlapaz, D. G., Sole, G., Jayakaran, P., & Chapple, C. M. (2017). A narrative synthesis of Nintendo Wii Fit gaming protocol in addressing balance among healthy older adults: What system works? Games for Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2016.0082

Scott, S. M., Perry, M. A., & Sole, G. (2017). "Not always a straight path": Patients' perspectives following anterior cruciate ligament rupture and reconstruction. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1335803

Gillespie, M. A., Mącznik, A., Wassinger, C. A., & Sole, G. (2017). Rotator cuff-related pain: Patients' understanding and experiences. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.05.009

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Venkat, R., & Shemmell, J. (2017). Differences between clinician- and self-administered shoulder sustained mobilization on scapular and shoulder muscle activity during shoulder abduction: A repeated-measures study on asymptomatic individuals. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 30, 25-33. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.04.010

Sole, G., Pataky, T., Tengman, E., & Häger, C. (2017). Analysis of three-dimensional knee kinematics during stair descent two decades post-ACL rupture: Data revisited using statistical parametric mapping. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 32, 44-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2016.12.005

Journal - Research Article

Manlapaz, D. G., Sole, G., Jayakaran, P., & Chapple, C. M. (2017). A narrative synthesis of Nintendo Wii Fit gaming protocol in addressing balance among healthy older adults: What system works? Games for Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2016.0082

Sole, G., Pataky, T., Tengman, E., & Häger, C. (2017). Analysis of three-dimensional knee kinematics during stair descent two decades post-ACL rupture: Data revisited using statistical parametric mapping. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 32, 44-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2016.12.005

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Venkat, R., & Shemmell, J. (2017). Differences between clinician- and self-administered shoulder sustained mobilization on scapular and shoulder muscle activity during shoulder abduction: A repeated-measures study on asymptomatic individuals. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 30, 25-33. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.04.010

Gillespie, M. A., Mącznik, A., Wassinger, C. A., & Sole, G. (2017). Rotator cuff-related pain: Patients' understanding and experiences. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.05.009

Scott, S. M., Perry, M. A., & Sole, G. (2017). "Not always a straight path": Patients' perspectives following anterior cruciate ligament rupture and reconstruction. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1335803

Milford, J., Sole, C. C., & Sole, G. (2016). Plantar pressure profiles of athletes with and without ankle sprains while walking barefoot and in sport shoes. Footwear Science, 8(1), 41-48. doi: 10.1080/19424280.2016.1145743

Hajizadeh, M., Hashemi Oskouei, A., Ghalichi, F., & Sole, G. (2016). Knee kinematics and joint moments during stair negotiation in participants with anterior cruciate ligament deficiency and reconstruction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PM&R, 8, 563-579. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.01.014

Sole, G., Tengman, E., Grip, H., & Häger, C. K. (2016). Knee kinematics during stair descent 20 years following anterior cruciate ligament rupture with and without reconstruction. Clinical Biomechanics, 32, 180-186. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2015.11.013

Hajizadeh, M., Hashemi Oskouei, A., Ghalichi, F., Tabatabai Ghomshe, F., Razi, M., & Sole, G. (2016). Kinematic differences in participants with ACL-deficient knees during stair ascending with different height. Iranian Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 9(1), 17-31.

Ribeiro, D. C., de Castro, M. P., Sole, G., & Vicenzino, B. (2016). The initial effects of a sustained glenohumeral postero-lateral glide during elevation on shoulder muscle activity: A repeated measures study on asymptomatic shoulders. Manual Therapy, 22, 101-108. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2015.10.014

Ribeiro, D. C., Shemmell, J., Falling, C., & Sole, G. (2016). Shoulder muscle activity during the modified dynamic relocation test and side-lying shoulder external rotation: A cross-sectional study on asymptomatic individuals. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 24(5), 277-284. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2016.1157945

von Aesch, A. V., Perry, M., & Sole, G. (2016). Physiotherapists’ experiences of the management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Physical Therapy in Sport, 19, 14-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.08.004

Kaur, M., Ribeiro, D. C., Theis, J.-C., Webster, K. E., & Sole, G. (2016). Movement patterns of the knee during gait following ACL reconstruction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 46(12), 1869-1895. doi: 10.1007/s40279-016-0510-4

Spall, P., Ribeiro, D. C., & Sole, G. (2016). Electromyographic activity of shoulder girdle muscles in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic rotator cuff tears: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PM&R, 8, 894-906. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.02.015

Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., & Sole, G. (2015). Effects of external pelvic compression on isokinetic strength of the thigh muscles in sportsmen with and without hamstring injuries. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 18(3), 283-288. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.05.009

Castro, M. P., Pataky, T. C., Sole, G., & Vilas-Boas, J. P. (2015). Pooling sexes when assessing ground reaction forces during walking: Statistical parametric mapping versus traditional approach. Journal of Biomechanics, 48(10), 2162-2185. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.05.027

Fyhr, C., Gustavsson, L., Wassinger, C., & Sole, G. (2015). The effects of shoulder injury on kinaesthesia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Manual Therapy, 20(1), 28-37. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2014.08.006

Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., & Sole, G. (2015). The effect of a pelvic compression belt on functional hamstring muscle activity in sportsmen with and without previous hamstring injury. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 10(3), 291-302.

Sole, G., Osborne, H., & Wassinger, C. (2015). The effect of experimentally-induced subacromial pain on proprioception. Manual Therapy, 20(1), 166-170. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2014.08.009

Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., & Sole, G. (2015). Effects of external pelvic compression on electromyographic activity of the hamstring muscles during unipedal stance in sportsmen with and without hamstring injuries. Manual Therapy, 20(3), 412-419. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2014.10.011

Sole, G., Osborne, H., & Wassinger, C. (2014). Electromyographic response of shoulder muscles to acute experimental subacromial pain. Manual Therapy, 19(4), 343-348. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2014.03.001

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2014). The effectiveness of a lumbopelvic monitor and feedback device to change postural behavior: A feasibility randomized controlled trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44(9), 702-711. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.5009

Sole, C. C., Milosavljevic, S., Sole, G., & Sullivan, S. J. (2014). Patterns of mediolateral asymmetry in worn footwear. Footwear Science, 6(3), 177-192. doi: 10.1080/19424280.2014.913694

Gillespie, N., Northcott, J., Due, L., John Lim, Peter Chiu, & Sole, G. (2014). Age-related changes of the glenoid labrum: A narrative review [ML Roberts Prize]. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 42(2), 94-100.

Sole, G., Schneiders, A., Hébert-Losier, K., & Perry, M. (2013). Perceptions by physiotherapy students and faculty staff of a multimedia learning resource for musculoskeletal practical skills teaching. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 41(2), 58-64.

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2013). Validity and reliability of the Spineangel® lumbo-pelvic postural monitor. Ergonomics, 56(6), 977-991. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2013.781233

Wassinger, C. A., Sole, G., & Osborne, H. (2013). Clinical measurement of scapular upward rotation in response to acute subacromial pain. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 43(4), 199-203. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2013.4276

Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., & Sole, G. (2012). Effects of external pelvic compression on form closure, force closure, and neuromotor control of the lumbopelvic spine: A systematic review. Manual Therapy, 17(4), 275-284. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2012.01.010

Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., & Sole, G. (2012). Can application of a pelvic belt change injured hamstring muscle activity? Medical Hypotheses, 78(2), 277-282. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.10.045

Ribeiro, D. C., Aldabe, D., Abbott, J. H., Sole, G., & Milosavljevic, S. (2012). Dose—response relationship between work-related cumulative postural exposure and low back pain: A systematic review. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 56(6), 684-696. doi: 10.1093/annhyg/mes003

Sole, G., Rose, A., Bennett, T., Jaques, K., Rippon, Z., & van der Meer, J. (2012). A student experience of peer assisted study sessions in physiotherapy. Journal of Peer Learning, 5(1). Retrieved from http://ro.uow.edu.au/ajpl/vol5/iss1/2

Radzimski, A. O., Mündermann, A., & Sole, G. (2012). Effect of footwear on the external knee adduction moment : A systematic review. Knee, 19(3), 163-175. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2011.05.013

Sole, G., Milosavljevic, S., Nicholson, H., & Sullivan, S. J. (2012). Altered muscle activation following hamstring injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(2), 118-123. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.079343

Sole, G., Claydon, L., Hendrick, P., Hagberg, J., Jonsson, J., & Harland, T. (2012). Employers' perspectives of competencies and attributes of physiotherapy graduates: An exploratory qualitative study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 40(3), 123-127.

Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., & Sole, G. (2012). Evaluation of changes in pelvic belt tension during 2 weight-bearing functional tasks. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, 35(5), 390-395. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.04.019

Tulloch, E., Phillips, C., Sole, G., Carman, A., & Abbott, J. H. (2012). DMA clinical pilates directional-bias assessment: Reliability and predictive validity. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 42(8), 676-687. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2012.3790

Wassinger, C. A., Sole, G., & Osborne, H. (2012). The role of experimentally-induced subacromial pain on shoulder strength and throwing accuracy. Manual Therapy, 17(5), 411-415. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2012.03.008

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). Cumulative postural exposure measured by a novel device: A preliminary study. Ergonomics, 54(9), 858-865. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2011.600776

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). The reliability and accuracy of an electromagnetic motion analysis system when used conjointly with an accelerometer. Ergonomics, 54(7), 672-677. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2011.583363

Sole, G., Milosavljevic, S., Nicholson, H., & Sullivan, S. J. (2011). Selective strength loss and decreased muscle activity in hamstring injury. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 41(5), 354-363. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.3268

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). Extrinsic feedback and management of low back pain: A critical review of the literature. Manual Therapy, 16(3), 231-239. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2010.12.001

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). A rationale for the provision of extrinsic feedback towards management of low back pain. Manual Therapy, 16(3), 301-305. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2011.01.011

Sole, C. C., Milosavljevic, S., Sole, G., & Sullivan, S. J. (2010). Exploring a model of asymmetric shoe wear on lower limb performance. Physical Therapy in Sport, 11, 60-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2010.02.002

Sole, G., Wright, L., Wassinger, C., Higgs, C., Hansson, M., Johansson, S., & Todd, N. (2010). Reliability of hand-held dynamometric strength testing in people with diabetes/chronic conditions. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 38(2), 52-55.

Newsham-West, R., Button, C., Milburn, P. D., Mündermann, A., Sole, G., Schneiders, A. G., & Sullivan, S. J. (2009). Training habits and injuries of masters' level football players: A preliminary report. Physical Therapy in Sport, 10(2), 63-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2009.01.002

Ho, C.-Y. C., Sole, G., & Munn, J. (2009). The effectiveness of manual therapy in the management of musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder: A systematic review. Manual Therapy, 14, 463-474. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2009.03.008

Sole, G., Milosavljevic, S., Sullivan, S. J., & Nicholson, H. (2008). Running-related hamstring injuries: A neuromuscular approach. Physical Therapy Reviews, 13(2), 102-110. doi: 10.1179/174328808X252046

Pal, P., Milosavljevic, S., Sole, G., & Johnson, G. (2007). Hip and lumbar continuous motion characteristics during flexion and return in young healthy males. European Spine Journal, 16, 741-747.

Sole, G., Hamrén, J., Milosavljevic, S., Nicholson, H., & Sullivan, S. J. (2007). Test-retest reliability of isokinetic knee extension and flexion. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 88, 626-631.

Brandt, C., Sole, G., Krause, M. W., & Nel, M. (2007). An evidence-based review on the validity of the Kaltenborn rule as applied to the glenohumeral joint. Manual Therapy, 12, 3-11.

West, D., Sole, G., & Sullivan, S. J. (2005). Shoulder external- and internal-rotation isokinetic strength in master's swimmers. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 14(1), 12-19.

Waterman, N., Sole, G., & Hale, L. (2004). The effect of a netball game on parameters of balance. Physical Therapy in Sport, 5, 200-207.

Lewis, G., Schwellnus, M. P., & Sole, G. (2000). The etiology and clinical features of low back pain in distance runners: A review. International SportMed Journal, 1(4).

Sole, G., Lambert, M. V., & Juritz, J. (2000). The role of physiotherapy in sports medicine: Perceptions of orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, biokineticists and physiotherapists. South African Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(2), 29-35.

du Toit, P., Sole, G., Bowerbank, P., & Noakes, T. D. (1999). Incidence and causes of tenosynovitis of the wrist extensors in long distance paddle canoeists. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 33(2), 105-109.

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Journal - Research Other

Sole, G. (2011). [Review of the book Massage and manual therapy for orthopedic conditions]. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 39(2), 102.

Hendrick, P. A., Claydon, L. S., Sole, G., Conroy, J., & Wassinger, C. A. (2011). Assessing the effects of curricula change on student learning: An ethnographic methodology [Letter]. Medical Teacher, 33(1), 86. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2011.549789

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