Musculoskeletal injury aetiology in high intensity strength and conditioning athletes
Area of study
- Functional movement screening
- Musculoskeletal injury aetiology, epidemiology, prediction and prevention
- High-intensity strength and conditioning, CrossFit
- Relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic factors in musculoskeletal injury causation
Prof S. John Sullivan, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago (Primary Supervisor)
Prof Anthony Schneiders, Central Queensland University
- 1994 BSc: Bachelor of Science in human physiology, University of Auckland
- 1997 BSc(ClinSci): Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences), Victoria University, Melbourne
- 1999 MHSc(Osteo): Master of Health Science (Osteopathy), Victoria University, Melbourne
Hanson, GC., Jones, B., Bacon, CJ., & Moran, RW. (2015). Exploration of clinical changes following a novel mobilisation technique for treatment of chronic low back pain: A single cohort design. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, (Accepted in Press) doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2015.12.004
Mitchell, A. J., Bacon, C. J., & Moran, R. W. (2016). Reliability and Determinants of Self-Evaluation of Breathing Questionnaire (SEBQ) Score: A Symptoms-Based Measure of Dysfunctional Breathing. Applied Biofeedback and Psychophysiology, 41(1):111-120. doi:10.1007/s10484-015-9316-7
Vaughan, B., Moran, RW., Tehan, P., Fryer, G., Holmes, M., Vogel, S., & Taylor, A. (2016). Manual therapy and cervical artery dysfunction: identification of potential risk factors in clinical encounters. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Accepted In Press) doi: 10.1016/j.ijosm.2016.01.007
Benjamin, J.G., Bacon, C.J., Verhoeff, W.J., Moran, R.W. (2016) Preliminary development of a complex intervention for osteopathic management of dysfunctional breathing. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Accepted in Press) doi:10.1016/j.ijosm.2016.04.004
Moore, A., Mannion, J., and Moran, R.W. (2015). The efficacy of surface electromyographic biofeedback assisted stretching for the treatment of chronic low back pain: A case-series. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. 19(1):8-16. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2013.12.008
Hutchinson, J., Reid, D., Hing, W., & Moran, R. (2015). A survey of the management and classification of patients presenting with neck pain to osteopathic and physiotherapy practices. In 2015 New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Biennial Scientific Conference - Translating Research into Practice (pp. 19). Christchurch, New Zealand.
Roots, S.A., Niven, E., & Moran, R.W. (2015). Osteopaths’ clinical reasoning during consultation with patients experiencing acute low back pain: A qualitative case study approach. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. (Accepted In Press). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijosm.2015.06.003
Moran, R.W., Schneiders, A.G., Major, K.M., & Sullivan, S.J. (2015). How reliable are Functional Movement Screening scores? A systematic review of rater reliability. British Journal of Sports Medicine. (Accepted In Press) doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-094913
Lucas, N., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Moran, R., Rickards, L., Turner, R., and Bogduk, N. (2013). The reliability of a quality appraisal tool for studies of diagnostic reliability (QAREL). BMC Medical Research Methodology. 13(1) : 111. doi:10.1186/1471-2288-13-111.
Lucas, N., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Moran, R.W., and Bogduk, N. (2009) A systematic review of the reliability of physical examination for the diagnosis of myofascial trigger points. Clinical Journal of Pain. 25(1):80-9.
Pownall, P.J, Moran, R.W., and Stewart, A.M. (2008) Consistency of standing and seated posture of asymptomatic male adults over a one-week interval: A digital camera analysis of multiple landmarks. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 11(2):43-51.
Bolton, A., Moran, R.W., and Standen, C. (2007) An investigation into the side of joint cavitation associated with cervical spine manipulation. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 10(4):88-96.
Waugh, J.L., Moran, R.W., and Standen, C. (2007) An observational study of motion induced in the lumbar-pelvic complex during ‘harmonic’ technique: A preliminary investigation. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 10(2-3):65-79.
Milnes, K., Moran, R.W. (2007) Physiological effects of a CV4 cranial osteopathic technique on autonomic nervous system function: A preliminary investigation. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 10(1):8-17.
Young, R., Gutnik, B., Moran, R.W., and Thomson, R.W. (2005) The effect of effleurage massage in recovery from fatigue in the adductor muscles of the thumb. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics. 28(9):696-701.
Moran, R.W., Mullaney, A. (2003) What is the clinical utility of the cervical extension rotation test as routinely applied in the pre-manipulative screening process? Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 6(1):24-29.
Moran, R.W., Gibbons, P. (2001) Intra-examiner and inter-examiner reliability for palpation of the cranial rhythmic impulse at the head and sacrum. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics. 24(3):183-90.
Moran, R.W., Lucas, N.P. (2008) International perspectives on evidence – uses and abuses. General Osteopathic Council Research Conference. 1-3 February 2008. London, UK.
Rogers, F., Licciardone, J., Moran, R.W. (2006) Panel Discussion: Where to publish: Osteopathic vs. Allopathic vs. eJournal. 7th Annual Osteopathic Collaborative Clinical Trials Initiatives Conference (OCCTIC VII). Birmingham, Alabama, USA March 26-27.
Moran, R.W., Ljubotenski, E. (2006) Reliability of visual assessment for lumbar curves in standing: does clinical experience matter? International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research. 31 March–2nd April 2006. London, UK.
Moran, R.W., Lucas, N.P. (2004) Single system research designs in osteopathic medicine: a simple, cost effective approach we can’t afford to ignore. International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research. 10-12th September 2004. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA, USA.
Gibbons, P., Moran, R.W. (2000) Intra-examiner and inter-examiner reliability for palpation of the cranial rhythmic impulse at the head and sacrum. International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research. 25th November 2000. Law Society, London, UK.
- Unitec Institute of Technology, Faculty of Social & Health Sciences, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2012
- Unitec Institute of Technology, Faculty of Social & Health Sciences, Very Highly Commended: Excellence in Teaching Award 2011
Why did you choose the School of Physiotherapy?:
The history of excellence at the School, the quality of supervision available to support my research interests combined with the ability to enroll part-time as a distance student.
Best things so far about your study
The opportunity to consider and draw connections between different fields - applying existing models of injury aetiology and prevention in the context of a new and rapidly growing sport (CrossFit).