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Health Sciences profile

Dr Ewan Kennedy

PositionLecturer
QualificationsBPhty PhD (Clinical Anatomy) PGCert Higher Education
Research summaryConcussion, health service delivery, manual therapy
Teaching

I have been involved in anatomy and physiotherapy teaching since 2003. This includes clinical anatomy teaching across the health sciences (particularly in medicine and physiotherapy), and extensive physiotherapy teaching encompassing undergraduate, postgraduate, clinical supervision / education, laboratory, tutorial, paper coordination and academic responsibilities.

Memberships
  • New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Member of the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy Association
Clinical

My background is in primary care physiotherapy, most commonly working with musculoskeletal conditions. My postgraduate training was primarily in orthopaedic manual therapy.

Research

Recent work in concussion has explored how the neck contributes to persistent symptoms post concussion, and highlighted how physiotherapists are well placed to evaluate and address this problem. Related current work aims to improve New Zealand concussion services through clinical research partnerships.
More about this post-concussion work

Other areas of interest include clinical education, interprofessional practice and education, and manual therapy.

Publications

Kennedy, E., Bax, J., Blanchard, P., Drinkwater, K., Dysart, A., Horan, K., Jina, R., Leaming, A., Lee, P., Lepine, G., Jackson, D., & George, A. (2021). Clients and conditions encountered by final year physiotherapy students in private practice: A retrospective analysis. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2021.1975340

Kennedy, E., Chapple, C., Quinn, D., & Tumilty, S. (2021). Can the neck contribute to persistent symptoms post concussion? Long-term follow up from a prospective descriptive case series. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2021.1920276

Farrell, G., Chapple, C., Kennedy, E., Sampath, K., Gisselman, A. S., Cook, C., & Tumilty, S. (2021). Dysfunction of the stress response in individuals with persistent post-concussion symptoms: A scoping review protocol. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2021.1948752

Maxtone, S., Bishop, M., Chapple, C., Tumilty, S., Quinn, D., & Kennedy, E. (2020). Physiotherapist involvement in concussion services in New Zealand: A national survey. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(2), 70-79. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/48.2.03

Kennedy, E., Quinn, D., Chapple, C., & Tumilty, S. (2019). Can the neck contribute to persistent symptoms post concussion? A prospective descriptive case series. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 49(11), 845-854. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2019.8547

Kennedy, E., Bax, J., Blanchard, P., Drinkwater, K., Dysart, A., Horan, K., Jina, R., Leaming, A., Lee, P., Lepine, G., Jackson, D., & George, A. (2021). Clients and conditions encountered by final year physiotherapy students in private practice: A retrospective analysis. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2021.1975340

Journal - Research Article

Kennedy, E., Chapple, C., Quinn, D., & Tumilty, S. (2021). Can the neck contribute to persistent symptoms post concussion? Long-term follow up from a prospective descriptive case series. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2021.1920276

Journal - Research Article

Maxtone, S., Bishop, M., Chapple, C., Tumilty, S., Quinn, D., & Kennedy, E. (2020). Physiotherapist involvement in concussion services in New Zealand: A national survey. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(2), 70-79. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/48.2.03

Journal - Research Article

Kennedy, E., Quinn, D., Chapple, C., & Tumilty, S. (2019). Can the neck contribute to persistent symptoms post concussion? A prospective descriptive case series. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 49(11), 845-854. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2019.8547

Journal - Research Article

van der Walt, K., Tyson, A., & Kennedy, E. (2019). How often is neck and vestibulo-ocular physiotherapy treatment recommended in people with persistent post-concussion symptoms? A retrospective analysis. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 39, 130-135. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.12.004

Journal - Research Article

Elliott, J. M., Cornwall, J., Kennedy, E., Abbott, R., & Crawford, R. J. (2018). Towards defining muscular regions of interest from axial magnetic resonance imaging with anatomical cross-reference: Part II: Cervical spine musculature. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 19, 171. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2074-y

Journal - Research Article

Kennedy, E., Albert, M., & Nicholson, H. (2017). Do longus capitis and colli really stabilise the cervical spine? A study of their fascicular anatomy and peak force capabilities. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 32, 104-113. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.10.005

Journal - Research Article

Kennedy, E., Albert, M., & Nicholson, H. (2017). The fascicular anatomy and peak force capabilities of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Surgical & Radiologic Anatomy, 39(6), 629-645. doi: 10.1007/s00276-016-1768-9

Journal - Research Article

Kennedy, E., Quinn, D., Tumilty, S., & Chapple, C. M. (2017). Clinical characteristics and outcomes of treatment of the cervical spine in patients with persistent post-concussion symptoms: A retrospective analysis. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 29, 91-98. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.03.002

Journal - Research Article

Cornwall, J., & Kennedy, E. (2015). Fiber types of the anterior and lateral cervical muscles in elderly males. European Spine Journal, 24(9), 1986-1991. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-3795-3

Journal - Research Article

Kennedy, E., Cullen, B., Abbott, J. H., Woodley, S., & Mercer, S. R. (2004). Palpation of the iliolumbar ligament. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 32(2), 76-79.

Journal - Research Article

Farrell, G., Chapple, C., Kennedy, E., Sampath, K., Gisselman, A. S., Cook, C., & Tumilty, S. (2021). Dysfunction of the stress response in individuals with persistent post-concussion symptoms: A scoping review protocol. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2021.1948752

Journal - Research Other

Kennedy, E., & Mercer, S. (2006). The posterior triangle of the neck: Where is scalenus anterior? New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 34(3), 142-146.

Journal - Research Other

Woodley, S. J., Kennedy, E., & Mercer, S. R. (2005). Anatomy in practice: The sacrotuberous ligament. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 33(3), 91-94.

Journal - Research Other

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