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Abdullah Alqarni

Knowledge translation of clinical assessment of pain mechanisms in to clinical practice.

Area of Study

  • Pain in musculoskeletal
  • Measuring physiotherapy clinical outcomes
  • Musculoskeletal/sports injury
  • Orthopaedic manipulative therapy
  • Injury prevention

Supervisors

  • Dr Ramakrishnan Mani, Lecturer, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago (Primary Supervisor)
  • Dr Steve Tumilty, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
  • Prof Dave Baxter, Professor, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago

Educational background

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2004), King Saud University, KSA.
Master of Manipulative Physiotherapy with Credit (2010), Otago University, New Zealand.

Awards

  • Stewart – Walker Prize in 2010, for the Master of Physiotherapy student who obtains the highest mark for a thesis or dissertation (Otago University).
  • 2016, Pain @ Otago. University of Otago: Best poster award.

Publications

  • Alqarni A, Manlapaz D, Baxter D, Tumilty S, Mani R. Psychometric properties of the clinical procedures to assess neuroplasticity in patients with musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016039816
  • Alqarni A, Schneiders A, Cook C, Hendrick P. Clinical Tests to Diagnose Lumbar Sponylolysis and Spondylolisthesis: A Systematic Review. Physical therapy in sport. 2015 (Accepted for publication).
  • Alqarni AM, Schneiders AG, Hendrick PA. Clinical Tests to Diagnose Lumbar Segmental Instability: A Systematic Review. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011; 41(3):130-140.
  • Schneiders AG, Alqarni AM, Hendrick PA.The diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests to identify lumbar segmental instability [abstract]. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011; 41(1): A16.
  • Hendrick PA, Schneiders AG, Alqarni AM. Structural LSI can occur in the absence of functional LSI [Response for letters to editor-in-chief]. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011; 41(7): 534-535.

Presentations

  • Alqarni A, Manlapaz D, Baxter D, Tumilty S, Mani R (2016). Reliability of pressure pain threshold in individuals with neck pain: A systematic review, CHARR seminar series.
  • Alqarni A, Baxter D, Tumilty S, Mani R. Pain @ Otago conference, Dunedin, New Zealand (2016). Poster titled: “Assessment of pain mechanisms: Translating research into clinical practice”.

Why did you choose the School of Physiotherapy?

I had the opportunity to study my Master's degree at Otago, I was surrounded with amazing teaching staff in one of the best educational environment. This enouraged me to choose, with pride, Otago University and the School of Physiotherapy for my PhD study.

Contact

alqab638@student.otago.ac.nz