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CHARR seminar series semester 2 2017

See below details of the CHARR seminar series for Semester 2 of 2017.  Seminars are subject to change and updates will be made to this page.  For any further enquires:

All seminars are held in Room 1.02

CHARR seminar series 2017
18th JulyKesava Sampath (PhD Candidate)

Changes in biochemical markers following spinal manipulation - a systematic review and meta-analysis

Spinal manipulation (a common technique used by physiotherapists) has been shown to influence multiple systems such as the autonomic nervous system, sympathetic nervous system and endocrine systems to name a few.  This talk will focus on a systematic review that determined the effects of spinal manipulation on various biochemical markers that modulate/mediate pain and inflammation.

25th July

Sarah Rhodes (PhD Candidate)

Effect on exercise capacity and exercise self-efficacy in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea randomised to receive physical activity focused interventions.

Physical inactivity is an additional risk factor for morbidity in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Moderate intensity exercise may improve health and quality of life in this population. This study will focus on personalised physical activity and/or motivational text messaging in a population with OSA.

8 August

Dr Mylene Aubertin-Leheudre (UQAM)

Co-hosted with the CARE Research Theme

Physical activity and functional capacities: the same recipe and responsiveness for everyone?

The aim of this presentation will be to address the different possible modes of physical activity interventions aimed at preventing mobility loss and to explain how gender or physical state interferes in this relationship.

15 AugustKaren Taylor (PhD Candidate)

Evaluating the primary care and the decision-making process for shoulder injuries in New Zealand.

Overview: In the musculoskeletal primary care setting, decision-making is part of usual care. However, little is known about the drivers of this process. This study looks at the primary care decision-making pathway for shoulders, in particular the referral of shoulder injury patients to surgical intervention.

Firstly, identifying and defining the key criteria that inform clinical decision-making, for referral of shoulder injury patients to surgical intervention.
Secondly, to explore the use of the decision-making software 1000minds, as a tool for defining the weighting of each pre-determined key criteria, with respect to the primary management of shoulder injuries. Following this, the last part of this study is to test the face validity of the weighting, also the test-retest validity, using vignettes and expert opinion.

22 August

Abbas Arghavani (Department of Computer Science, Otago)

Abbas Araghavani is PhD student at computer Science Department, Otago University. He is conducting his study under supervision of Dr. Haibo Zhang and Dr. Zhiyi Huang. His research focuses on Wearable technologies and body motion tracking, wireless body networks, game theory, and learning algorithms.

Motion capture system

Recently, motion capture systems have been widely used to track the movements of body parts and assess motion patterns during functional tasks. The existing motion capturing and motion analysis systems rely on the use of cameras installed in a laboratory. These systems are expensive and cannot capture physical activities during day life. Moreover, the patients have to attend to the clinic which is not convenient at least for older people or those with disabilities. However, some motion capturing system based on Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) have been developed, they still cannot provide everywhere anytime motion capturing. In System Research Group (SRG) at Computer Science Department, we have designed a marker-less light-weight wearable system including miniaturized IMUs which are capable of capturing joint movements, body
motions, and even rotations accurately. The designed system is quite cheap, easy to install, and light-weight to wear. It is portable which means the patients do not need to attend to the clinic. They can do their daily activities (indoor and outdoor) while the system is capturing all motions. The system is accurate enough to capture low-intensity activities e.g. housekeeping tasks. It provides a complete 360-degree animation of the subject from above, below, underground, and so on. In this talk, I explain you the properties of our designed system and show how other applications can be derived from it.

29th AugustDr Daniel Ribeiro (School of Physiotherapy)

Effectiveness of corticosteroid injections compared with physiotherapy interventions for shoulder disorders: a systematic review with meta-analysis

This talk will focus on findings from a systematic review conducted to compare the effectiveness and safety of corticosteroid injections with physiotherapy interventions for the management of shoulder disorders. Shoulder disorder is the third most common condition seen by general practitioners, and is linked to poor recovery rates. Non-surgical treatment options commonly include corticosteroid injections or physiotherapy interventions. Both interventions are considered cost-effective, however, it is unclear which intervention is more effective and leads to better clinical outcomes. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the effectiveness of corticosteroid injections with physiotherapy intervention for the management of shoulder disorders. Findings from this review are of interest to clinicians, clinical researchers and health policy-makers.

12th September

Dr Cathy Chapple

Same time next week? What is the optimal frequency of manual therapy for people with knee osteoarthritis?

Manual therapy is a known beneficial intervention for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, dose of manual therapy has not been investigated and the optimal frequency of treatment is unknown. This presentation will report interim results from a feasibility study evaluating outcomes for people with knee OA to manual therapy delivered once per week for 6-weeks, twice per week for 3-weeks, or usual care. It will also outline future directions of research in this area.

19th September

26th SeptemberBPhty Honours presentaitonsTBC
10 OctoberTBCTBC
24 OctoberTBCTBC
Wednesday 8th November
28th NovemberCodi Ramsey (PhD candidate)TBC

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