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Graduates from the School of Physiotherapy

PhD student profile


Carrie Falling is a graduate of the School of Physiotherapy BPhty (Hons) programme and a postgraduate candidate.

Her novel postgraduate research will help the profession to better understand pathways which might trigger the development of MSK pain, and show the way to better targeting of treatments.

You can read more about Carrie and her work here

PhD students

Abdullah Alqarni

Knowledge translation of clinical assessment of pain mechanisms in to clinical practice.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Ram Mani

Ricky Bell

Huarahi Hauora – Identifying a pathway forward to wellness for Māori: an investigation of the association between BMI, body image and their relationship to improved health.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Steve Tumilty

Miranda Buhler

The impact of base of thumb osteoarthritis and the effectiveness of orthotic management.

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Primary Supervisor: Dr Cathy Chapple

Ally Calder

Access to physical activity for men following stroke.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Hilda Mulligan

Suranga Dassanayake

Risk of obstructive sleep apnoea in poorly controlled hypertension – a study of two population groups.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Margot Skinner

Gail Donaldson

Silicon oil as a medium for post-operative rehabilitation of Duputyren’s fasciotomy.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Meredith Perry

Carrie Falling

Persistent musculoskeletal pain among individuals with immune-mediated chronic inflammatory conditions.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Ram Mani

Angela Spontelli Gisselman

The role of heart rate variability indices in prevention of musculoskeletal overuse injuries in collegiate athletes.

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Primary supervisor: Prof David Baxter

Dora Gosselin

Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Differences in initiation, termination, and change of direction.

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Primary supervisor: Prof David Baxter

Renee Hamel

Long-term impact of cardiovascular and respiratory deconditioning on physical activity intolerance in outpatient adults with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury.

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Primary supervisor:  Professor Leigh Hale

Huijuan Tan

Treatment regimens of acupuncture for chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled feasibility trial of 2 × 2 factorial design

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Primary supervisor: Professor David Baxter

Zohreh Jafarian Tangrood

Exploring the effect of shoulder passive mobilisation on shoulder function, pain and muscle activity levels in patients with shoulder disorders.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Daniel Ribeiro

Mandeep Kaur

Outcomes of ACL injuries.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Gisela Sole

Donald Manlapaz

The use of Nintendo Wii Fit™ in improving falls risk, balance and adherence to exercise in patients with Knee Osteoarthritis.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Cathy Chapple

Normala Mesbah

Postural stability in older adults with early diagnosed Alzheimer's disease.

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Primary supervisor: Professor Leigh Hale

Rob Moran

Musculoskeletal injury prediction in high intensity strength and conditioning athletes.

Primary supervisor: Prof John Sullivan

Rani Othman

Profiling sensory phenotypes in individuals with persistent musculoskeletal pain

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Primary supervisor: Dr Ram Mani

Codi Ramsey

The influence of asymmetric footwear on overuse running-related injuries.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Daniel Ribeiro

Sarah Rhodes

Can physical activity intervention in combination with text messaging improve quality of life through increased functional exercise capacity and enhanced exercise self-efficacy in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea?

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Primary supervisor: Dr Margot Skinner

Kesava Sampath

Thoracic spinal manipulation and short-term changes in the activities of (1) hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis (i.e. HPA-HPG axis) and (2) the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Is that a potential viable treatment option for people with chronic pain?

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Primary supervisor: Dr Steve Tumilty

Bahram Sangelaji

Developing and testing an intervention to promote life-long exercise in people with MS.

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Primary supervisor: Professor Leigh Hale

Karen Taylor

Evaluating the primary care and decision-making process for shoulder injuries in New Zealand.

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