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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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). 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

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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