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Associate Professor Gisela Sole

PositionAssociate Professor and Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies)
QualificationsBScPhysio(Stell) MSc(Med)ExSci(Cape Town) PhD(Otago)
Research summarySports and musculoskeletal rehabilitation
Teaching
  • Musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • Supervision of PhD and masters' research students
Memberships
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Graduate Member of New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy Association
  • Professional Development Committee of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Fellow of the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy

Research

My research focusses on outcomes of musculoskeletal injury, exploring long term effects of injury and pain on physical performance, quality of life, and patients' and health professionals' beliefs. I have a special interest in biomechanics and neurophysiological aspects of pain management, combining quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Current studies:

Other research interests:

  • Neuromuscular control following hamstring injury
  • Role of footwear as a potential risk for lower limb injury
  • Clinical reasoning skills for physiotherapists

Publications

Kaur, M., Ribeiro, D. C., Theis, J.-C., Webster, K. E., & Sole, G. (2019). Individual's experiences of the consequences of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(2), 76-93. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/47.2.03

Sole, G., Skinner, M., Hale, L., & Golding, C. (2019). Developing a framework for teaching clinical reasoning skills to undergraduate physiotherapy students: A Delphi study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(1), 49-58. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/47.1.06

Sole, G., Mącznik, A. K., Ribeiro, D. C., Jayakaran, P., & Wassinger, C. A. (2019). Perspectives of participants with rotator cuff-related pain to a neuroscience-informed pain education session: An exploratory mixed method study. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1542037

Ribeiro, D. C., Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Sole, G., & Abbott, J. H. (2019). Effectiveness of a tailored rehabilitation versus standard strengthening programme for patients with shoulder pain: A protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial (the Otago MASTER trial). BMJ Open, 9(7), e028261. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028261

Gosselin, D., Wright, A., Sole, G., Girolami, G., Taylor, J., & Baxter, G. D. (2019). Maximizing participation during walking in children with disabilities: Is response to unpredictability important? Pediatric Physical Therapy, 31(1), 122-127. doi: 10.1097/pep.0000000000000575

Journal - Research Article

Kaur, M., Ribeiro, D. C., Theis, J.-C., Webster, K. E., & Sole, G. (2019). Individual's experiences of the consequences of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(2), 76-93. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/47.2.03

Sole, G., Mącznik, A. K., Ribeiro, D. C., Jayakaran, P., & Wassinger, C. A. (2019). Perspectives of participants with rotator cuff-related pain to a neuroscience-informed pain education session: An exploratory mixed method study. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1542037

Sole, G., Skinner, M., Hale, L., & Golding, C. (2019). Developing a framework for teaching clinical reasoning skills to undergraduate physiotherapy students: A Delphi study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(1), 49-58. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/47.1.06

Scott, S. M., Perry, M. A., & Sole, G. (2018). "Not always a straight path": Patients' perspectives following anterior cruciate ligament rupture and reconstruction. Disability & Rehabilitation, 40(19), 2311-2317. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1335803

Ramsey, C. A., Ribeiro, D. C., Lamb, P., Sole, C. C., & Sole, G. (2018). Reliability of the footwear total asymmetry score tool. Footwear Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/19424280.2018.1478888

Sole, C. C., Milosavljevic, S., Sole, G., & Sullivan, S. J. (2018). Dynamic postural stability is more variable barefoot than in footwear in healthy individuals. Footwear Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/19424280.2018.1503342

Gillespie, M. A., Mącznik, A., Wassinger, C. A., & Sole, G. (2017). Rotator cuff-related pain: Patients' understanding and experiences. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 30, 64-71. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.05.009

Sole, G., Pataky, T., Sole, C. C., Hale, L., & Milosavljevic, S. (2017). Age-related plantar centre of pressure trajectory changes during barefoot walking. Gait & Posture, 57, 188-192. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.06.016

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Venkat, R., & Shemmell, J. (2017). Differences between clinician- and self-administered shoulder sustained mobilization on scapular and shoulder muscle activity during shoulder abduction: A repeated-measures study on asymptomatic individuals. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 30, 25-33. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.04.010

Hajizadeh, M., Hashemi Oskouei, A., Ghalichi, F., & Sole, G. (2017). Intra-session reliability and repeatability of knee kinematics in subjects with ACL deficiency during stair ascent. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 17(6), 1750092. doi: 10.1142/s0219519417500920

Sole, G., Pataky, T., Tengman, E., & Häger, C. (2017). Analysis of three-dimensional knee kinematics during stair descent two decades post-ACL rupture: Data revisited using statistical parametric mapping. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 32, 44-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2016.12.005

Manlapaz, D. G., Sole, G., Jayakaran, P., & Chapple, C. M. (2017). A narrative synthesis of Nintendo Wii Fit gaming protocol in addressing balance among healthy older adults: What system works? Games for Health Journal, 6(2), 65-74. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2016.0082

von Aesch, A. V., Perry, M., & Sole, G. (2016). Physiotherapists’ experiences of the management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Physical Therapy in Sport, 19, 14-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.08.004

Hajizadeh, M., Hashemi Oskouei, A., Ghalichi, F., & Sole, G. (2016). Knee kinematics and joint moments during stair negotiation in participants with anterior cruciate ligament deficiency and reconstruction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PM&R, 8, 563-579. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.01.014

Ribeiro, D. C., Shemmell, J., Falling, C., & Sole, G. (2016). Shoulder muscle activity during the modified dynamic relocation test and side-lying shoulder external rotation: A cross-sectional study on asymptomatic individuals. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 24(5), 277-284. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2016.1157945

Kaur, M., Ribeiro, D. C., Theis, J.-C., Webster, K. E., & Sole, G. (2016). Movement patterns of the knee during gait following ACL reconstruction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 46(12), 1869-1895. doi: 10.1007/s40279-016-0510-4

Sole, G., Tengman, E., Grip, H., & Häger, C. K. (2016). Knee kinematics during stair descent 20 years following anterior cruciate ligament rupture with and without reconstruction. Clinical Biomechanics, 32, 180-186. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2015.11.013

Milford, J., Sole, C. C., & Sole, G. (2016). Plantar pressure profiles of athletes with and without ankle sprains while walking barefoot and in sport shoes. Footwear Science, 8(1), 41-48. doi: 10.1080/19424280.2016.1145743

Hajizadeh, M., Hashemi Oskouei, A., Ghalichi, F., Tabatabai Ghomshe, F., Razi, M., & Sole, G. (2016). Kinematic differences in participants with ACL-deficient knees during stair ascending with different height. Iranian Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 9(1), 17-31.

Ribeiro, D. C., de Castro, M. P., Sole, G., & Vicenzino, B. (2016). The initial effects of a sustained glenohumeral postero-lateral glide during elevation on shoulder muscle activity: A repeated measures study on asymptomatic shoulders. Manual Therapy, 22, 101-108. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2015.10.014

Spall, P., Ribeiro, D. C., & Sole, G. (2016). Electromyographic activity of shoulder girdle muscles in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic rotator cuff tears: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PM&R, 8, 894-906. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.02.015

Fyhr, C., Gustavsson, L., Wassinger, C., & Sole, G. (2015). The effects of shoulder injury on kinaesthesia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Manual Therapy, 20(1), 28-37. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2014.08.006

Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., & Sole, G. (2015). Effects of external pelvic compression on electromyographic activity of the hamstring muscles during unipedal stance in sportsmen with and without hamstring injuries. Manual Therapy, 20(3), 412-419. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2014.10.011

Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., & Sole, G. (2015). The effect of a pelvic compression belt on functional hamstring muscle activity in sportsmen with and without previous hamstring injury. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 10(3), 291-302.

Castro, M. P., Pataky, T. C., Sole, G., & Vilas-Boas, J. P. (2015). Pooling sexes when assessing ground reaction forces during walking: Statistical parametric mapping versus traditional approach. Journal of Biomechanics, 48(10), 2162-2185. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.05.027

Sole, G., Osborne, H., & Wassinger, C. (2015). The effect of experimentally-induced subacromial pain on proprioception. Manual Therapy, 20(1), 166-170. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2014.08.009

Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., & Sole, G. (2015). Effects of external pelvic compression on isokinetic strength of the thigh muscles in sportsmen with and without hamstring injuries. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 18(3), 283-288. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.05.009

Gillespie, N., Northcott, J., Due, L., John Lim, Peter Chiu, & Sole, G. (2014). Age-related changes of the glenoid labrum: A narrative review [ML Roberts Prize]. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 42(2), 94-100.

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2014). The effectiveness of a lumbopelvic monitor and feedback device to change postural behavior: A feasibility randomized controlled trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44(9), 702-711. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.5009

Sole, C. C., Milosavljevic, S., Sole, G., & Sullivan, S. J. (2014). Patterns of mediolateral asymmetry in worn footwear. Footwear Science, 6(3), 177-192. doi: 10.1080/19424280.2014.913694

Sole, G., Osborne, H., & Wassinger, C. (2014). Electromyographic response of shoulder muscles to acute experimental subacromial pain. Manual Therapy, 19(4), 343-348. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2014.03.001

Sole, G., Schneiders, A., Hébert-Losier, K., & Perry, M. (2013). Perceptions by physiotherapy students and faculty staff of a multimedia learning resource for musculoskeletal practical skills teaching. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 41(2), 58-64.

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2013). Validity and reliability of the Spineangel® lumbo-pelvic postural monitor. Ergonomics, 56(6), 977-991. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2013.781233

Wassinger, C. A., Sole, G., & Osborne, H. (2013). Clinical measurement of scapular upward rotation in response to acute subacromial pain. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 43(4), 199-203. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2013.4276

Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., & Sole, G. (2012). Can application of a pelvic belt change injured hamstring muscle activity? Medical Hypotheses, 78(2), 277-282. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.10.045

Sole, G., Claydon, L., Hendrick, P., Hagberg, J., Jonsson, J., & Harland, T. (2012). Employers' perspectives of competencies and attributes of physiotherapy graduates: An exploratory qualitative study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 40(3), 123-127.

Tulloch, E., Phillips, C., Sole, G., Carman, A., & Abbott, J. H. (2012). DMA clinical pilates directional-bias assessment: Reliability and predictive validity. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 42(8), 676-687. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2012.3790

Sole, G., Rose, A., Bennett, T., Jaques, K., Rippon, Z., & van der Meer, J. (2012). A student experience of peer assisted study sessions in physiotherapy. Journal of Peer Learning, 5(1). Retrieved from http://ro.uow.edu.au/ajpl/vol5/iss1/2

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

Sole, G., Milosavljevic, S., Nicholson, H., & Sullivan, S. J. (2012). Altered muscle activation following hamstring injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(2), 118-123. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.079343

Wassinger, C. A., Sole, G., & Osborne, H. (2012). The role of experimentally-induced subacromial pain on shoulder strength and throwing accuracy. Manual Therapy, 17(5), 411-415. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2012.03.008

Radzimski, A. O., Mündermann, A., & Sole, G. (2012). Effect of footwear on the external knee adduction moment : A systematic review. Knee, 19(3), 163-175. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2011.05.013

Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., & Sole, G. (2012). Effects of external pelvic compression on form closure, force closure, and neuromotor control of the lumbopelvic spine: A systematic review. Manual Therapy, 17(4), 275-284. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2012.01.010

Arumugam, A., Milosavljevic, S., Woodley, S., & Sole, G. (2012). Evaluation of changes in pelvic belt tension during 2 weight-bearing functional tasks. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, 35(5), 390-395. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.04.019

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). Extrinsic feedback and management of low back pain: A critical review of the literature. Manual Therapy, 16(3), 231-239. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2010.12.001

Sole, G., Milosavljevic, S., Nicholson, H., & Sullivan, S. J. (2011). Selective strength loss and decreased muscle activity in hamstring injury. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 41(5), 354-363. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.3268

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). The reliability and accuracy of an electromagnetic motion analysis system when used conjointly with an accelerometer. Ergonomics, 54(7), 672-677. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2011.583363

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). A rationale for the provision of extrinsic feedback towards management of low back pain. Manual Therapy, 16(3), 301-305. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2011.01.011

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). Cumulative postural exposure measured by a novel device: A preliminary study. Ergonomics, 54(9), 858-865. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2011.600776

Sole, G., Wright, L., Wassinger, C., Higgs, C., Hansson, M., Johansson, S., & Todd, N. (2010). Reliability of hand-held dynamometric strength testing in people with diabetes/chronic conditions. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 38(2), 52-55.

Sole, C. C., Milosavljevic, S., Sole, G., & Sullivan, S. J. (2010). Exploring a model of asymmetric shoe wear on lower limb performance. Physical Therapy in Sport, 11, 60-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2010.02.002

Ho, C.-Y. C., Sole, G., & Munn, J. (2009). The effectiveness of manual therapy in the management of musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder: A systematic review. Manual Therapy, 14, 463-474. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2009.03.008

Newsham-West, R., Button, C., Milburn, P. D., Mündermann, A., Sole, G., Schneiders, A. G., & Sullivan, S. J. (2009). Training habits and injuries of masters' level football players: A preliminary report. Physical Therapy in Sport, 10(2), 63-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2009.01.002

Sole, G., Milosavljevic, S., Sullivan, S. J., & Nicholson, H. (2008). Running-related hamstring injuries: A neuromuscular approach. Physical Therapy Reviews, 13(2), 102-110. doi: 10.1179/174328808X252046

Brandt, C., Sole, G., Krause, M. W., & Nel, M. (2007). An evidence-based review on the validity of the Kaltenborn rule as applied to the glenohumeral joint. Manual Therapy, 12, 3-11.

Sole, G., Hamrén, J., Milosavljevic, S., Nicholson, H., & Sullivan, S. J. (2007). Test-retest reliability of isokinetic knee extension and flexion. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 88, 626-631.

Pal, P., Milosavljevic, S., Sole, G., & Johnson, G. (2007). Hip and lumbar continuous motion characteristics during flexion and return in young healthy males. European Spine Journal, 16, 741-747.

West, D., Sole, G., & Sullivan, S. J. (2005). Shoulder external- and internal-rotation isokinetic strength in master's swimmers. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 14(1), 12-19.

Waterman, N., Sole, G., & Hale, L. (2004). The effect of a netball game on parameters of balance. Physical Therapy in Sport, 5, 200-207.

Lewis, G., Schwellnus, M. P., & Sole, G. (2000). The etiology and clinical features of low back pain in distance runners: A review. International SportMed Journal, 1(4).

Sole, G., Lambert, M. V., & Juritz, J. (2000). The role of physiotherapy in sports medicine: Perceptions of orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, biokineticists and physiotherapists. South African Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(2), 29-35.

du Toit, P., Sole, G., Bowerbank, P., & Noakes, T. D. (1999). Incidence and causes of tenosynovitis of the wrist extensors in long distance paddle canoeists. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 33(2), 105-109.

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Journal - Research Other

Ribeiro, D. C., Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Sole, G., & Abbott, J. H. (2019). Effectiveness of a tailored rehabilitation versus standard strengthening programme for patients with shoulder pain: A protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial (the Otago MASTER trial). BMJ Open, 9(7), e028261. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028261

Gosselin, D., Wright, A., Sole, G., Girolami, G., Taylor, J., & Baxter, G. D. (2019). Maximizing participation during walking in children with disabilities: Is response to unpredictability important? Pediatric Physical Therapy, 31(1), 122-127. doi: 10.1097/pep.0000000000000575

Annear, A., Sole, G., & Devan, H. (2019). What are the current practices of sports physiotherapists in integrating psychological strategies during athletes’ return-to-play rehabilitation? Mixed methods systematic review. Physical Therapy in Sport. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.04.018

Manlapaz, D. G., Sole, G., Jayakaran, P., & Chapple, C. M. (2019). Risk factors for falls in adults with knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review. PM&R. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12066

Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Gisselman, A. S., Sole, G., & Ribeiro, D. C. (2018). Clinical course of pain and disability in patients with subacromial shoulder pain: A systematic review protocol. BMJ Open, 8, e019393. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019393

Calder, A., Sole, G., & Mulligan, H. (2018). The accessibility of fitness centers for people with disabilities: A systematic review. Disability & Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2018.04.002

Overton, M., Du Plessis, H., & Sole, G. (2018). Electromyography of neck and shoulder muscles in instrumental musicians with musculoskeletal pain compared to asymptomatic controls: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 36, 32-42. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.04.001

Hendrick, P. A., Claydon, L. S., Sole, G., Conroy, J., & Wassinger, C. A. (2011). Assessing the effects of curricula change on student learning: An ethnographic methodology [Letter]. Medical Teacher, 33(1), 86. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2011.549789

Sole, G. (2011). [Review of the book Massage and manual therapy for orthopedic conditions]. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 39(2), 102.

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