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Health Sciences profile

Dr Daniela Aldabe

PositionLecturer
QualificationsPhty BSc(Hons) PGCertCT (Exercise Physiology) MA (Clinical Biomechanics) PhD
Research summaryLower uninary tract symptoms, pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain
Teaching

My main focus when teaching is to ensure there is an effective communication and meaningful connection between the students and I. I understand effective communication and meaningful connection as the development of trust, acceptance and a deep desire to share knowledge and experiences. I embrace cultural and social diversity in my teachings spaces and support the discussions and actions around that by the students.

  • Undergraduate: neurorehabilitation, pelvic health and motor learning
  • uMove sessions: Community physiotherapy for people with long-term conditions supervision
  • Postgraduate: neurorehabilitation
  • Thesis supervision: Honours, masters' and PhD
Memberships
  • ICS
  • Neuro special group PNZ
  • Pelvic health special group PNZ

Research

I am a clinical researcher interested in improving health outcomes for the maternal, ageing and neurological population. Particularly, I am interested in supporting evidence for managing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP).

  1. Impact of LUTS on activity and participation and LUTS management and delivery (ageing and neurological population)
  2. Pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain and falls (focus on health delivery, management and foundational research)

Additional details

Daniela is seeking motivated PhD and masters' students who have an interest in one of the following topics:

  1. Impact of LUTS on activity and participation, LUTS management and health delivery (ageing and neurological population) or
  2. Pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain and falls (focus on health delivery, management and foundational research)

Please consult the University of Otago scholarships webpage to check eligibility for international and domestic student scholarships.

Publications

Goossens, N., Massé-Alarie, H., Aldabe, D., Verbrugghe, J., & Janssens, L. (2022). Changes in static balance during pregnancy and postpartum: A systematic review. Gait & Posture, 96, 160-172. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2022.05.033

Qureshi, A., Hargest, C., Swain, N., Aldabe, D., & Hale, L. (2022). Psychosocial interventions for building resilience of informal carers of people living with stroke: A systematic review. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2063419

Aldabe, D., Lawrenson, P., Sullivan, S. J., Hyland, G., Bussey, M., Hammer, N., Bryant, K., & Woodley, S. (2021). Management of women with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain: an international Delphi study. Physiotherapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2021.09.002

Biazus-Sehn, L. F., Baptista, R. R., Mestriner, R. G., Loss, B. P., Aldabe, D., & de Souza Stigger, F. (2021). Influence of different dual-task conditions during straight or curved walking on gait performance of physically active older women with cognitive decline. Journal of Aging & Physical Activity. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1123/japa.2021-0099

Doyle, E., Brettkelly, J., Buhler, R., Lovett, T., O'Neill, L., & Aldabe, D. (2020). Reliability and validity of outcome measures used for urinary incontinence in patients with stroke: A narrative review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 25(5-6), 305-315. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1832709

Aldabe, D., Lawrenson, P., Sullivan, S. J., Hyland, G., Bussey, M., Hammer, N., Bryant, K., & Woodley, S. (2021). Management of women with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain: an international Delphi study. Physiotherapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2021.09.002

Journal - Research Article

Biazus-Sehn, L. F., Baptista, R. R., Mestriner, R. G., Loss, B. P., Aldabe, D., & de Souza Stigger, F. (2021). Influence of different dual-task conditions during straight or curved walking on gait performance of physically active older women with cognitive decline. Journal of Aging & Physical Activity. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1123/japa.2021-0099

Journal - Research Article

Aldabe, D., Milosavljevic, S., & Bussey, M. D. (2020). A multivariate model for predicting PPGP considering postural adjustment parameters. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 48, 102153. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102153

Journal - Research Article

Bussey, M. D., Aldabe, D., Shemmell, J., & Jowett, T. (2020). Anticipatory postural control differs between low back pain and pelvic girdle pain patients in the absence of visual feedback. Human Movement Science, 69, 102529. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2019.102529

Journal - Research Article

Doyle, E., Brettkelly, J., Buhler, R., Lovett, T., O'Neill, L., & Aldabe, D. (2020). Reliability and validity of outcome measures used for urinary incontinence in patients with stroke: A narrative review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 25(5-6), 305-315. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1832709

Journal - Research Article

Harcombe, H., Aldabe, D., Davie, G., Wyeth, E., & Derrett, S. (2019). Concordance between sentinel and subsequent injuries: A prospective study of injured New Zealanders. Injury, 50, 301-307. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2018.10.013

Journal - Research Article

Bussey, M. D., Aldabe, D., Adhia, D., & Mani, R. (2018). Reliability of surface electromyography activity of gluteal and hamstring muscles during sub-maximal and maximal voluntary isometric contractions. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 34, 103-107. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.09.004

Journal - Research Article

Bussey, M. D., de Castro, M. P., Aldabe, D., & Shemmell, J. (2018). Sex differences in anticipatory postural adjustments during rapid single leg lift. Human Movement Science, 57, 417-425. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2017.10.003

Journal - Research Article

Aldabe, D., Castro, M. P., Milosavljevic, S., & Bussey, M. D. (2016). Concurrent validity and reliability of using ground reaction force and center of pressure parameters in the determination of leg movement initiation during single leg lift. Gait & Posture, 49, 346-352. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.07.181

Journal - Research Article

de Castro, M. P., Ribeiro, D. C., de C. Forte, F., de Toledo, J. M., Aldabe, D., & Loss, J. F. (2014). Shoulder kinematics is not influenced by external load during elevation in the scapular plane. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 30, 66-74. doi: 10.1123/jab.2012-0083

Journal - Research Article

Adhia, D. B., Bussey, M. D., Mani, R., Jayakaran, P., Aldabe, D., & Milosavljevic, S. (2012). Inter-tester reliability of non-invasive technique for measurement of innominate motion. Manual Therapy, 17(1), 71-76. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2011.09.005

Journal - Research Article

Aldabe, D., Milosavljevic, S., & Bussey, M. D. (2012). Is pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain associated with altered kinematic, kinetic and motor control of the pelvis? A systematic review. European Spine Journal, 21(9), 1777-1787. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2401-1

Journal - Research Article

Aldabe, D., Ribeiro, D. C., Milosavljevic, S., & Bussey, M. D. (2012). Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and its relationship with relaxin levels during pregnancy: A systematic review. European Spine Journal, 21(9), 1769-1776. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2162-x

Journal - Research Article

Ribeiro, D. C., Aldabe, D., Abbott, J. H., Sole, G., & Milosavljevic, S. (2012). Dose—response relationship between work-related cumulative postural exposure and low back pain: A systematic review. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 56(6), 684-696. doi: 10.1093/annhyg/mes003

Journal - Research Article

Goossens, N., Massé-Alarie, H., Aldabe, D., Verbrugghe, J., & Janssens, L. (2022). Changes in static balance during pregnancy and postpartum: A systematic review. Gait & Posture, 96, 160-172. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2022.05.033

Journal - Research Other

Qureshi, A., Hargest, C., Swain, N., Aldabe, D., & Hale, L. (2022). Psychosocial interventions for building resilience of informal carers of people living with stroke: A systematic review. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2063419

Journal - Research Other

Aldabe, D., Hammer, N., Flack, N. A. M. S., & Woodley, S. (2019). A systematic review of the morphology and function of the sacrotuberous ligament. Clinical Anatomy, 32(3), 396-407. doi: 10.1002/ca.23328

Journal - Research Other

Bussey, M. D., Aldabe, D., Ribeiro, D. C., Madil, S., Woodley, S., & Hammer, N. (2019). Is pelvic floor dysfunction associated with development of transient low back pain during prolonged standing? A protocol. Clinical Medicine Insights: Women's Health, 12. doi: 10.1177/1179562X19849603

Journal - Research Other

Bussey, M., Aldabe, D., & Jones, L. M. (2019). Reorganization of postural stability after tram flap breast reconstruction surgery: A longitudinal case report. Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, 43(3), 136-143. doi: 10.1097/jwh.0000000000000134

Journal - Research Other

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