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Clinical Biomechanics and Medical Technologies

Current projects

Current projects include:

Clinical Biomechanics

Medical Technologies

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  • Adhia, D. B., Mani, R., Milosavljevic, S., Tumilty, S., & Bussey, M. D. (2016). Does repeated palpation-digitization of pelvic landmarks for measurement of innominate motion introduce a systematic variation? A psychometric investigation. Manual Therapy, 21, 282-286.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Liu, L., Skinner, M. A., McDonough, S. M., & Baxter, G. D. (2016). Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture and myofascial trigger needling: The same stimulation points? Complementary Therapies in Medicine,26, 28-32.
  • 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.
  • Sole, G., Tengman, E., Grip, H., & Haager, C. K. (2016). Knee kinematics during stair descent 20 years following anterior cruciate ligament rupture with and without reconstruction. Clinical Biomechanics, 32, 180-186.
  • 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.
  • Buhler, M., Johnson, G., and Meikle, G. (2015) Longitudinal IN VIVO ultrasound observations of the surgically repaired zone II flexor digitorum profundus tendon. Ultrasound in Med. and Biol 41 (11)
  • Sole, G., Tengman, E., Grip, H., & Häger, C. K. (2015). Knee kinematics during stair descent 20 years following anterior cruciate ligament rupture with and without reconstruction. Clinical Biomechanics.
  • Liu, L., Skinner, M., McDonough, S., Kannan, P., Baxter, G.D. (2015) STRICTA: is it time to do more? BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 15: 190. doi: 10.1186/s12906-015-0714-4.
  • Liu, L, Skinner, M., McDonough, S., Mabire, L. and Baxter, G.D. (2015) Acupuncture for Low Back Pain: An Overview of Systematic Reviews. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2015,
  • Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., and Sole, G. (2014) Effects of external pelvic compression on isokinetic strength of the thigh muscles in sportsmen with and without hamstring injuries. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.
  • Hale, L. A., Satherley, J. M., McMillan, N. J., Milosavljevic, S., Hijmans, J. M., & King, M. J. (2012). Participant perceptions of the use of an adapted CyWee Z as an adjunct to rehabilitation of upper limb function following stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 49(4), 623-634.
  • Peplow, P. V., Chung, T.-Y., & Baxter, G. D. (2012). Laser photostimulation (660 nm) of wound healing in diabetic mice is not brought about by ameliorating diabetes. Lasers in Surgery & Medicine, 44(1), 26-29. doi: 10.1002/lsm.21133
  • Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J.H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2013). Validity and reliability of the Spineangel® lumbopelvic postural monitor. Ergonomics, 56(6), 977-991.
  • Tumilty, S., Munn, J., McDonough, S., Hurley, D. A., Basford, J. R., & Baxter, G. D. (2010). Low level laser treatment of tendinopathy: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Photomedicine & Laser Surgery, 28(1), 3-16. doi: 10.1089/pho.2008.2470
  • Sole, G., Osborne, H., & Wassinger, C. (2014). Electromyographic response of shoulder muscles to acute experimental subacromial pain. Manual Therapy

More Clinical Biomechanics and Medical Technologies publications...

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YearProject titleFunding body
2016Exploring the effects shoulder mobilization on scapular and shoulder muscle activitiesUORG
2016The effectiveness of tailored rehabilitation versus standard exercise programme for patients with shoulder pain: a feasibility randomized controlled trial.PNZ
2015Pain and shoulder educationPNZ
2015Pain and shoulder with rotator cuffNZMPA
2015The effectiveness of a feedback device in changing occupational postural behaviour: a randomized controlled trialHRC Emerging award
2015The effectiveness of a feedback device in changing occupational postural behaviour: a randomized controlled trialLottery Health Resarch Grant
2015Inertial-sensor motion capture systemMPPT Equipment Grant
2014Travel grantInternational Society of Biomechanics
2014Shoulder muscle activity of shoulder mobilizationJack Thomson Arthritis Fund
2014Can we optimize rotator cuff muscle activity? Exploring the effects of shoulder exercises on rotator cuff muscle control.UORG 2015
2013Can we optimize rotator cuff motor control? Exploring novel rehabilitation exercises for shoulder osteoarthritis treatment.Jack Thompson Arthritis Fund
2013Spinal muscle activity patterns during functional tasks in persons with lower limb amputation: An exploratory studyNZALS
2012Testing of food product for motion sicknessMSI
2011Age-related changes in the natural variance of the human footprintUORG
2011Effect of experimental pain on shoulder proprioceptionNZ Manipulative Physiotherapists’ Association
2010Equipment grant for Lottery Health equipment grant for the RSscan pressure measurement system.Lotteries Health

Graduate Students

PhD students

Mandeep Kaur

Risk factors for OA following ACL injuries

Lizhou Liu

Acupuncture for musculoskeletal disorders

Codi Ramsey

The influence of footwear on lower limb kinematics and kinetics during running: implications for the etiology of iliotibial band syndrome

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News and events

Past events

William Evans Fellow 2014: Dr Todd Pataky visited the School in March 2014

Regular events

Clinical Biomechanics group (2013). Workshop series: 'Introduction to data processing in clinical biomechanics research' (fortnightly).

Clinical Biomechanics group (2013). Seminar meetings (fortnightly).

National and international collaborators


  • Dr Melanie Bussey (School of Physical Education – University of Otago)
  • Professor Charlotte Håger (University of Umeå)
  • Dr Holger Regenbrecht (Information Sciences, University of Otago)
  • Professor Stephan Milosavljevic (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Dr Anne Mündermann (University Hospital)


  • Callaghan Innovation
  • Movement Metrics Ltd

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