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Amputee research

Overview

Amputee research in CHARR:

  • Physical activity
  • Low back pain
  • Balance

Publications

  • Jayakaran, P., Johnson, G. M., & Sullivan, S. J. (2015). Postural control in response to altered sensory conditions in persons with dysvascular and traumatic transtibial amputation. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 96(2), 331-339. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.09.037
  • Jayakaran, P., Johnson, G. M., & Sullivan, S. J. (2014). Turning performance in persons with a dysvascular transtibial amputation. Prosthetics & Orthotics International, 38(1). doi: 10.1177/0309364613485114
  • Jayakaran, P., DeSouza, L., Cossar, J., & Gilhooly, K. (2014). Influence of walking aid on temporal and spatial parameters of gait in healthy adults. PM&R, 6(9), 796-801. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.02.005
  • Devan, H., Hendrick, P., Ribeiro, D.C., Hale, L.A. and Carman, A. (2014) Asymmetrical movements of the lumbopelvic region: is this a potential mechanism for low back pain in people with lower limb amputation? Medical Hypotheses, 82
  • Devan H, Carman A, Hendrick P, Ribeiro DC, Hale L. (2014)  Perceptions of low back pain in people with lower limb amputation: a focus group study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2014. (0):1-11 (In press).
  • Devan H, Tumilty S, Smith C. (2012)  Physical activity and lower-back pain in persons with traumatic transfemoral amputation: A national cross-sectional survey. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 2012.49:1457-1466.
  • Devan H, Kanagasabai P. (2012) Effects of motor imagery in phantom pain management following amputation: A review of literature. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy-An International Journal. 2012.6:49-53.
  • Jayakaran, P., Johnson, G. M., & Sullivan, S. J. (2013). Concurrent validity of the Sensory Organization Test measures in unilateral transtibial amputees. Prosthetics & Orthotics International, 37(1), 65-69. doi: 10.1177/0309364612448391
  • Jayakaran, P., Johnson, G. M., Sullivan, S. J., & Nitz, J. C. (2012). Instrumented measurement of balance and postural control in individuals with lower limb amputation: A critical review. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 35(3), 187-196. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e3283550ff9
  • Jayakaran, P., Johnson, G. M., & Sullivan, S. J. (2011). Test-retest reliability of the Sensory Organization Test in older persons with a transtibial amputation. PM&R, 3(8), 723-729. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2011.01.005

Funding

  • Difference between dominant and non-dominant hemispheres of brain in the excitability of lower limb muscles in healthy adults. Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust (2014)
  • Physical activity and quality of life in persons with dysvascular and traumatic below-knee amputation.  New Zealand Artificial Limb Services grant (2014)
  • Spinal muscle activity patterns during functional tasks in persons with lower limb amputation: An exploratory study, New Zealand Artificial Limb Services grant (2013)
  • Asymmetrical movements of lumbopelvic region: Is this a potential mechanism for low back pain in adults with lower limb amputation? New Zealand Artificial Limb Services grant  (2012)
  • New Zealand Artificial Limb Services grant, Physical activity and lower-back pain in persons with traumatic transfemoral amputation: A national cross-sectional survey (2011)
  • Quantification of balance and postural demands during functional activities in amputees. New Zealand Limb Fitting Association. (2009)

Activities

WCPT 2015 - Focused symposia on Amputee rehabilitation

CHARR researcher, Associate Professor Gill Johnson, will lead a focused symposia on Amputee rehabilitation: integrating evidence into lower limb prosethic rehabilitation in today's world.  For further details:

Amputee symposia

For further information

Dr Prasath Jayakaran prasath.jayakaran@otago.ac.nz