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Mark Overton imageClinical Lecturer

MPhty, BPhty, PGDipPhty, PGCertPhty, NZRP


Mark is a physiotherapist and has been working as a part of an interdisciplinary pain team in Christchurch and Dunedin for the last eight years. He gained a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago in 2017 and is currently a PhD Candidate. His PhD explores pain sensitisation and the experiences of people with knee osteoarthritis.

Within the department, Mark is a Clinical Lecturer and Paper Coordinator for MSME 708: Introduction to Pain Management.

Research interests

  • Chronic pain
  • Pain mechanisms
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Interprofessional rehabilitation
  • Occupational health

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Overton, M. (2021, December). Do measures of sensitisation predict ecological momentary assessments of pain, function, psychosocial and sleep outcomes in people with knee osteoarthritis? A study protocol. Verbal presentation at the Pain@Otago Research Symposium, [Online].

Overton, M., Du Plessis, H., & Sole, G. (2018). Electromyography of neck and shoulder muscles in instrumental musicians with musculoskeletal pain compared to asymptomatic controls: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 36, 32-42. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.04.001

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. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/44.2.03