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Health Sciences profile

Dr Daniela Aldabe

PositionResearch Fellow
Research summaryMusculoskeletal disorders


Daniela is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist (Brazil) and research fellow at the Injury Prevention Research Unit at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine. She is currently collaborating on the Subsequent Injury Study (SInS). Daniela concluded her Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Master’s degree in Human Movement Sciences in Brazil, and her PhD at the University of Otago. Her research interest are in musculoskeletal disorders aetiology, rehabilitation and prevention specifically in the area of Pregnancy Pelvic Girdle Pain.


Bussey, M. D., Peduzzi De Castro, M., Aldabe, D., & Shemmell, J. (2017). Sex differences in anticipatory postural adjustments during rapid single leg lift. Human Movement Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2017.10.003

Bussey, M. D., Aldabe, D., Adhia, D., & Mani, R. (2017). Reliability of surface electromyography activity of gluteal and hamstring muscles during sub-maximal and maximal voluntary isometric contractions. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.09.004

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

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

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