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Health Sciences profile

Dr Carrie Falling

PositionLecturer
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryUnderstanding pain experiences in people with chronic immune and musculoskeletal conditions
TeachingI have been involved in physiotherapy teaching since 2016. This includes undergraduate and postgraduate education as well as clinical supervision, involving laboratory, tutorial, and lecture teaching environments.
Memberships
  • New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist
  • New Zealand Pain Society
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
  • Pain at Otago Research Theme
  • Division of Health Sciences Early and Mid-Career Research (EMCR) Group
  • New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women
  • Collaboration of Ageing Research Excellence (CARE)
  • ClinicalMy background is in primary care physiotherapy, most commonly working with musculoskeletal conditions

    Research

    Areas of research interest include investigating novel ways of using clinical data to capture patient experiences and predict clinical outcomes in people with chronic conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease and musculoskeletal pain conditions. I am also interested in developing equitable interdisciplinary pathways of care for people with chronic conditions in New Zealand.

    My current research is exploring the use of developmental trajectories and machine learning applications to understand and predict outcomes in people with postoperative, abdominal, and musculoskeletal pain. I am also developing a programme of research dedicated to establishing interdisciplinary care for New Zealanders with temporomandibular disorders.

    Publications

    Falling, C. L., Siegel, C. A., & Salwen-Deremer, J. K. (2022). Inflammatory bowel disease and pain interference: A conceptual model for the role of insomnia, fatigue, and pain catastrophizing. Crohn's & Colitis 360. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/crocol/otac028

    Falling, C. L., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Siegel, C. A., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2022). Somatosensory assessments in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A cross-sectional study examining pain processing pathways and the role of multiple patient factors. European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/meg.0000000000002354

    Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2021). Criterion validity and discriminatory ability of the central sensitization inventory short form in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 21(3), 577-585. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2021-0021

    Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Siegel, C. A., Gearry, R. B., Nijs, J., & Mani, R. (2021). Symptoms of central sensitization in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases: A case-control study examining the role of musculoskeletal pain and psychological factors. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 21(2). doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2020-0109

    Falling, C. L., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2020). Central sensitization inventory mediates the relationship between inflammatory bowel disease activity and worse musculoskeletal pain experiences. Pain Practice, 20(1), 24-33. doi: 10.1111/papr.12821

    Falling, C. L., Siegel, C. A., & Salwen-Deremer, J. K. (2022). Inflammatory bowel disease and pain interference: A conceptual model for the role of insomnia, fatigue, and pain catastrophizing. Crohn's & Colitis 360. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/crocol/otac028

    Journal - Research Article

    Falling, C. L., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Siegel, C. A., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2022). Somatosensory assessments in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A cross-sectional study examining pain processing pathways and the role of multiple patient factors. European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/meg.0000000000002354

    Journal - Research Article

    Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2021). Criterion validity and discriminatory ability of the central sensitization inventory short form in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 21(3), 577-585. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2021-0021

    Journal - Research Article

    Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Siegel, C. A., Gearry, R. B., Nijs, J., & Mani, R. (2021). Symptoms of central sensitization in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases: A case-control study examining the role of musculoskeletal pain and psychological factors. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 21(2). doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2020-0109

    Journal - Research Article

    Falling, C. L., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2020). Central sensitization inventory mediates the relationship between inflammatory bowel disease activity and worse musculoskeletal pain experiences. Pain Practice, 20(1), 24-33. doi: 10.1111/papr.12821

    Journal - Research Article

    Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., & Mani, R. (2019). Central hypersensitivity: A model for persistent musculoskeletal pain in inflammatory bowel diseases. Medical Hypotheses, 129, 109243. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2019.109243

    Journal - Research Article

    Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2019). Musculoskeletal pain in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease reflects three distinct profiles. Clinical Journal of Pain, 35, 559-568. doi: 10.1097/ajp.0000000000000698

    Journal - Research Article

    Falling, C., & Mani, R. (2016). Ageing and obesity indices influences the tactile acuity of the low back regions: A cross-sectional study. Manual Therapy, 23, 25-31. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2016.02.004

    Journal - Research Article

    Falling, C., & Mani, R. (2016). Regional asymmetry, obesity and gender determines tactile acuity of the knee regions: A cross-sectional study. Manual Therapy, 26, 150-157. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2016.08.002

    Journal - Research Article

    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, 24(5), 277-284. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2016.1157945

    Journal - Research Article

    Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2018). Profile of musculoskeletal pain in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A study protocol for assessing the multidimensional experience of self-reported pain. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(3), 227-235. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2018.1500149

    Journal - Research Other

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