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Completed graduate students


Priya Kannan

Effects of exercise and aerobic training on menstrual pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized controlled trial
Primary supervisor: Dr Cathy Chapple.

Parimala Kanagasabai

Participation of children with physical disability in leisure activities in New Zealand.
Primary supervisor: Dr Hilda Mulligan.


Suliman Almansi

Feasibility of pedometer-driven walking to promote physical activity and improve health-related quality of life among meat processing workers.

Arun Balasundaram

Exploration of the factors that influence the reporting of postconcussion-like symptoms during daily life activities and following exercise or sports participation.

Susan Baxter

Tailored exercise interventions for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Abdulkareem Diab

Body composition: balance in older adults with Parkinson's disease.

Aleksandra Macznik

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the sports injury setting: acupressure for pain relief in acute sports injuries.

Poonam Mehta

To investigate minimum clinically important changes (MCIC) of pain intensity and functional outcome measures in patients with chronic neuropathic pain.

Stanley Winser

Reliability and validity of outcome measures for the assessment of balance in cerebellar ataxia.


Ashok Arumugam

Risk for hamstring injury and neuromuscular control of the hamstring muscles

Lynne Clay

Psychosocial risk factors for quad bike accident among rural workers in New Zealand.

Prasath Jayakaran

Postural Responses to functional tasks in persons with transtibial amputations secondary to diabetes and peripheralvascular disease

Lesley Ward

The feasibility of yoga practices for the management of chronic pain.


Osman Ahmed

The Development of an early education programme for adolescents with concussion

Ramakrishnan Mani

Does all terrain vehicle vibration (ATV) influence postural control in New Zealand farmers?

Daniel Ribeiro

The effectiveness of the spineangle as a real time biofeedback device for modifying trunk posture during daily activity.


Alireza Hashemi Oskouei

Hand grip force, forearm surface EMG, and forearm surface dimensional changes; their reliability and predictive relationships

Cathy Chapple

What prognostic variables indicate a good outcome at 1 year for patients with OA knew following physiotherapy treatment?

Chris Sole

Exploring a model of footwear asymmetry on heel-raising performance and postural stability.

Jaya Pal

Exploring falls in people with intellectual disability


Sridhar Alla

Development and validation of the Otago post-concussion return to play symptom based exercise assessment tool.

Paul Hendrick

The predictive relationship between physical activity and functional recovery in an acute low back pain population

Meredith Perry

Measurement and perceptions: Physical activity in people with low back pain.


Pattariya Intolo

Lumbar and hip kinematics and the development of low back pain

Hilda Mulligan

Promotion of physical activity for individuals with neurological disability

Poonam Pal

The influence of skill and low back pain on peak and cumulative spine loads during wool harvesting

Cath Smith

How does exercise influence fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis?

Joanne Smith

Massage therapy services for health needs: drivers, utilisation, culture of care, and practice patterns of massage therapy in NZ

Steve Tumilty

Low level laser therapy for the treatment of tendionopathy with emphasis on the Achilles tendon

Alexis Wright

Prognostics factors associated with recovery of osteoarthritis of the hip


Neetu Rishiraj

Efficacy of functional knee bracing - adaptation phase: A possible step in prevention of knee injuries.

Stuart Horton

The influence of chair backrest inclination and lumbar support on resting head and neck posture in sitting.

Malcolm Neall

Measurement of quality of life in New Zealand adults and adolescents with cystic fibrosis.

Anirban Banerjee

Short-term changes of the sagittal curvature and ranges of motion of the thoracolumbar spine in young adult females.

Jaber Abou Hassan

Do recommended postural modifications reduce kinematic loading during the required stooped postures of Islamic Prayer.


Gisela Sole

Neuromuscular control of thigh and gluteal muscles following hamstring injuries.