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Physical Activity and Health publications

2017 publications

  • Mabire, L., Mani, R., Liu, L., Mulligan, H., & Baxter, D. (2017). The Influence of age, sex and body mass index on the effectiveness of brisk walking for obesity management in adults. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Physical Activity & Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0064
  • Timothy, E. K., Bown, B.-J., Beever, R. M., & Mulligan, H. F. (2017). Changes in walking levels of people with stroke following discharge from hospital: A pilot study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 45(1), 17-23. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/45.1.03

2016 publications

  • Baxter, S. V., Hale, L. A., Stebbings, S., Gray, A. R., Smith, C. M., & Treharne, G. J. (2016). Walking is a feasible physical activity for people with rheumatoid arthritis: A feasibility randomized controlled trial. Musculoskeletal Care, 14(1), 47-56.
  • Baxter, S., Smith, C., Treharne, G., Stebbings, S., & Hale, L. (2016). What are the perceived barriers, facilitators and attitudes to exercise for women with rheumatoid arthritis? A qualitative study. Disability & Rehabilitation, 38(8), 773-780.
  • Campbell, K., Smith, C. M., Tumilty, S., Cameron, C., & Treharne, G. J. (2016). How does dog-walking influence perceptions of health and wellbeing in healthy adults? A qualitative dog-walk-along study. Anthrozos, 29(2), 181-192.
  • Darlow, B., Perry, M., Dean, S., Mathieson, F., Baxter, G. D., & Dowell, A. (2016). Putting physical activity whilst experiencing low back pain in context: Balancing the risks and benefits. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 97 (2), 245-251.
  • Hall-McMaster, S. M., Treharne, G. J., & Smith, C. M. (2016). Positive thinking and physical activity motivation for one individual with multiple sclerosis: A qualitative case-study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 44(1), 26-32.
  • Mulligan, H., Miyahara, M., & Nichols-Dunsmuir, A. (2016). Multiple perspectives on accessibility to physical activity for people with long-term mobility impairment. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research.
  • Overton, M., Reynolds, E., Clark, N., Bhana, H., Mulligan, H., Elliott, K., & Minnoch, P. C. (2016). Physical activity levels and injury prevention knowledge and practice of a cohort of carpentry students. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 44(2), 84-90.
  • Sangelaji, B., Smith, C. M., Paul, L., Kovanur Sampath, K., Treharne, G. J., & Hale, L. A. (2016). The effectiveness of behaviour change interventions to increase physical activity participation in people with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(6), 559-576.
  • Smith, C. M., Treharne, G. J., Mulligan, H., & Hale, L. A. (2016). Using qualitative evidence to develop an intervention for enabling people with chronic disabling conditions to be more physically active. In K. Olson, R. A. Young & I. Z. Schultz (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative health research for evidence-based practice (pp. 453-472). New York: Springer.

2015 -

  • Abbot, J.H., Robertson, M. C., Chapple, C., Pinto, D. , Wright, A.A., Leon de la Barra, S., Baxter, G.D., Theis, J-C., Campbell, A.J., on behalf of the MOA Trial Team (2013) Manual therapy, exercise therapy, or both, in addition to usual care, for osteoarthritis of the hip or knew: A randomized controlled trial. 1: Clinical effectiveness. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, (4), 525-534
  • Baxter GD, Porter-Armstrong A. (2012) Editorial: Special issue: Promoting physical activity to enhance quality of life. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 75(2), 47.
  • Darlow, B., Perry, M. and Chapple, C. (2013) Water based exercise for people with arthritis.  University of Otago and Arthritis New Zealand
  • 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
  • Calder, A.M., and Mulligan, H.F. (2013) Measurement properties of instruments that assess inclusive access to fitness and recreational sports centres: A systematic review.  Disability and Health Journal.
  • Hale, L. A., Mulligan, H. F., Treharne, G. J., & Smith, C. M. (2012). The feasibility and short-term benefits of Blue Prescription: A novel intervention to enable physical activity for people with multiple sclerosis. Disability & Rehabilitation
  • Horton, S.J. and Wade, K.J. (2013) Exercise intervention for a musculoskeletal disorder in an oral health student: A case report. New Zealand Dental Journal (1), 12-16
  • Kannan, P., Chapple, C. M., Miller, D., Claydon, L. S., & Baxter, G. D. (2015). Menstrual pain and quality of life in women with primary dysmenorrhea: Rationale, design, and interventions of a randomized controlled trial of effects of a treadmill-based exercise intervention. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 42, 81-89.
  • Kannan, P., & Claydon, L. S. (2014). Some physiotherapy treatments may relieve menstrual pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea: A systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy. Advance online publication.
  • Mansi, S., Milosavljevic, S., Tumilty, S., Hendrick, P., Higgs, C., & Baxter, G. D. (2015). Investigating the effect of a 3-month workplace-based pedometer-driven walking programme on health-related quality of life in meat processing workers: A feasibility study within a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health 15, 410.
  • Mulligan, H., Treharne, G. J., Hale, L. A., & Smith, C. (2013). Combining self-help and professional help to minimize barriers to physical activity in persons with MS. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.
  • Sampath, K., Mani, R. and Tumilty, S. (2013) Effectiveness of manual therapy (MT) or exercise therapy (ET) or both on pain, physical function and quality of life in patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA): A systematic  review and meta-analysis. PROSPERO: International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews
  • Sangelaji, B. Smith, C.M, Paul, L., Sampath, K., Treharne, G. and Hale, L (2015) 'The effectiveness of behaviour change interventions to increase physical activity participation in people with Multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Smith C, Olsen K, Hale L, Baxter D, Schneider A. (2013) Health care provider perceptions of exercise as an intervention for people with multiple sclerosis-related fatigue. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
  • Dean E, Al-Obaidi S, De Andrade AD, …Skinner MA et al The First Physical Therapy Summit on Global Health: Implications and Recommendations for the 21st century Physic therapy Theory and Practice 27:8 531-547, 2011
  • Hale, L. A., Smith, C., Mulligan, H., & Treharne, G. J. (2012). "Tell me what you want, what you really really want....": Asking people with multiple sclerosis about enhancing their participation in physical activity. Disability & Rehabilitation
  • Hendrick PA, Milosavljevic S, Hale L, Hurley DA, McDonough SM, Ryan B, Baxter GD. (2011) The relationship between physical activity and low back pain outcomes: A systematic review of observational studies. European Spine Journal; 20(3):464 – 474
  • Hendrick P, Milosavljevic S, Hale L, Hurley DA, M McDonough S, Herbison P, Baxter GD. (2013) Does a patient's physical activity predict recovery from an episode of acute low back pain? A prospective cohort study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Johnson, GM, Skinner MA, Stephen R. (2012) Lessons to be learnt: a retrospective analysis of physiotherapy injury claims. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy 42:8 698-704
  • McCleary R, Johnson GM, Skinner MA (2012) Physiotherapists’ knowledge and uptake of the ABC approach to smoking cessation. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy 40, 2, 71-75.
  • McDonough, S. M., Tully, M. A., Boyd, A;Connor, S. R., Kerr, D. P.Neill, S. M., Baxter, G. D., Hurley, D. A. (2013). Pedometer-driven walking for chronic low back pain: A feasibility randomized controlled trial. Clinical Journal of Pain
  • Mulligan HF, Treharne GJ, Hale LA, Smith CM.(2013) Unpacking the 'Blue Prescription' approach for people living with multiple sclerosis in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.
  • Mulligan H & Polkinghorne A. (2013) Community use of a hospital pool by people with disabilities. Disability and Health Journal
  • Mulligan H, Whitehead LC, Hale LA, Baxter GD, Thomas D. (2012) Promoting physical activity for individuals with neurological disability: indications for practice. Disability and Rehabilitation. 34(13), 1108-1113.
  • Mulligan HF, Hale LA, Whitehead L, Baxter GD. (2012) Barriers to physical activity for people with long-term neurological conditions: A review study. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 29(3), 243-265.
  • Mulligan, H., Fjellman-Wiklund, A., Hale, L., Thomas, D., & Häger-Ross, C. (2011). Promoting physical activity for people with neurological disability: Perspectives and experiences of physiotherapists. Physiotherapy: Theory and Practice, 27(6), 399-410.
  • Mulligan, H. (2011). Health and well-being for people with disability: The role of physiotherapists in promoting physical activity. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy 39 (1), 27-33.
  • Rajabi R, Johnson GM, Alizadeh MH, Meghdadi N (2012) Radiographic knee osteoarthritis in ex-elite table tennis players. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 13
  • Smith C, Hale LA, Mulligan H, Treharne GJ. (2012) Participant perceptions of a novel physiotherapy approach (‘Blue Prescription’) for increasing levels of physical activity in people with multiple sclerosis: A qualitative study following intervention. Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Smith C, Olson K, Hale LA, Baxter GD, Schneiders AG. (2011) How does fatigue influence community-based exercise participation in people with multiple sclerosis? . Disability and Rehabilitation. 33(23-24), 2362-2371.
  • Smith, C., Hale, LA, Olson, K., Baxter, GD, Schneiders, AG (2013) Healthcare provider beliefs about exercise and fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis.  Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, (5), 733-744
  • Walter, T., Hale, L., & Smith, C. (2015). Blue prescription: A single-subject design intervention to enable physical activity for people with stroke. International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, (2), 87-95.
  • Ward, L. (2013) Yoga: A useful and effective therapy for musculoskeletal disorders? Physical Therapy Reviews, (4), 235-238