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Professor and Deputy Dean
BScPhysio(Stellenbosch) MSc(Med)ExSci(Cape Town) PhD(Otago)
Research summary
Management of sports and musculoskeletal injury and pain
  • Undergraduate musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Co-ordinator of postgraduate sports physiotherapy
  • Supervision of PhD and masters' research students
  • Board of Graduate Studies (BOGS)
  • Senate
  • Immediate Past President of the Otago Medical School Research Society
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Graduate Member of New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy
Sports and musculoskeletal pain and injury


My research encompasses quantitative and qualitative domains and focuses on management and outcomes of musculoskeletal conditions. My research interests include:

Additional details

  • UK Council for Graduate Education: Recognised Research Supervisor
  • Regular reviewer for a number of journals


Sole, G., Van Deventer, A., Harris, L., Wassinger, C., & Olds, M. (2024). The “Glass Shoulder”: Patients’ lived experiences of a traumatic shoulder dislocation: A qualitative study. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2024.103143 Journal - Research Article

Sole, G. (2024, May). Framework for management of concussion in secondary schools in Aotearoa (FRANCS). Centre for Health, Activity & Rehabilitation Research Seminar, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar]. Other Research Output

Salmon, D., Badenhorst, M., Clark, B., Walters, S., Sullivan, S. J., & Sole, G. (2024). Unintended consequences: Qualitative exploration of baseline testing in community rugby concussion management. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2024.05.003 Journal - Research Article

Booth, T., Walker, X., Sole, G., Waters, D., & Vlietstra, L. (2024). Footwear and falls in older people. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 43(Suppl. 1), OR02. doi: 10.1111/ajag.13323 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Markström, J. L., Grinberg, Y., Sole, G., & Häger, C. K. (2024). Strategies for knee stabilising and pivot-shift avoidance in a step-down and cross-over task observed sub-acutely after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Clinical Biomechanics, 115, 106255. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2024.106255 Journal - Research Article

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