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Dr Ewan Kennedy

PositionLecturer
QualificationsBPhty PhD (Clinical Anatomy)
Research summaryHow the neck contributes to post-concussion symptoms and clinical education.
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, and coordination responsibilities.

My interests are broad, but I believe deeply in supporting our graduates to understand the structure and function of body systems, develop high quality manual therapy skills, learn to clearly articulate their clinical reasoning, and foster a sense of wonder and curiosity in their professional life.

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

I have expertise in orthopaedic manual therapy, particularly in the neck.

Research

The main focus is collaborating with Dr Cathy Chapple, Dr Steve Tumilty and local clinician Mr Dusty Quinn to investigate how the neck contributes to persistent post-concussion symptoms. This brings together interests in orthopaedic manual therapy, the neck and clinical research, and relates to my PhD thesis titled The clinical anatomy of the anterior neck muscles , completed in 2008.

Publications

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

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

van der Walt, K., Tyson, A., & Kennedy, E. (2018). How often is neck and vestibulo-ocular physiotherapy treatment recommended in people with persistent post-concussion symptoms? A retrospective analysis. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.12.004

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

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

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

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

van der Walt, K., Tyson, A., & Kennedy, E. (2018). How often is neck and vestibulo-ocular physiotherapy treatment recommended in people with persistent post-concussion symptoms? A retrospective analysis. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.12.004

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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

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