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See below details of the CHARR seminar series for Semester 2 of 2018. Seminars are subject to change and updates will be made to this page. For any further enquiries:

All seminars are held in Room 1.02

CHARR seminar series 2018
Date Speaker
26th June Kesava Sampath (PhD Candidate)

Thoracic Spinal Manipulation Results in Neuro-Endocrine Response in People with Achilles Tendinopathy - A Cross-Over Trial
The findings from the cross-over trial investigating the effects of thoracic spinal manipulation on the neuro-endocrine system in people with Achilles Tendinopathy will be presented. The challenges of investigating the neuro-endocrine mechanisms will be reflected upon. Further, the clinical importance and future directions of research in this area will be discussed.

10th July

Suranga Dassanayake (PhD Candidate)

Identification of adults with true high blood pressure resistant to drugs and its relationship with breath pauses during sleep
17th July

Donald Manlapaz (PhD Candidate)

Lara Vlietstra
(PhD Candiate)

Exergaming to improve balance and decrease the risk of falling in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: a mixed-methods feasibility study

Screening and treating pro-dromal sarcopenia and sarcopenic-obesity in middle-aged adults
Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. The combined loss of muscle with excess adiposity is called sarcopenic-obesity. The focus of these conditions has been in those over 60 years of age. However, the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength begins in middle age, when obesity also peaks. The aim of this research proposal is threefold. The first phase will aim to determine risk factors associated with pro-dromal sarcopenia and sarcopenic-obesity in early middle age and develop a screening tool to identify those at risk. Phase 2 will be an exercise intervention study, targeted at a population determined to be at risk for developing pro-dromal sarcopenia and sarcopenic-obesity. Phase 3 aims to assess the long-term effects of an exercise intervention on risk factors for pro-dromal sarcopenia and sarcopenic-obesity.

24 July Alicia Emerson (PhD Candidate) Invisible disease affecting invisible populations: exploring how the geopolitical, historical, and societal spectrum impacts marginalized populations' experiences with chronic musculoskeletal pain management
The prevalence and impact of chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) expand within the context of the largest global mass population movement in history. The global epidemic of CMP is an invisible disease that results from the complex interplay of invisible biological and psychological processes. External stressors, including perceived discrimination, adversely influence the CMP experience in marginalized populations. As healthcare professional groups become more politically active, providers bring a heightened political acumen into the clinic. Marginalized populations, at risk for greater stress, discrimination, and fear, bring a heightened awareness of the repercussions of the populist political maneuvers into the clinic. We are exploring how the management of CMP in marginalized populations may be influenced by the current political climate.
31 July Carrie Falling (PhD Candidate)

Persistent musculoskeletal pain in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease
Pain is known to affect over 70% of individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with abdominal and musculoskeletal (MSK) pain representing the most common complaints in this population. Although possible mediating and overlapping pathways have been proposed in the development of MSK pain in IBD, the multifactorial nature of painful conditions is not well understood nor fully captured. The aim of this presentation is to provide an overview of the PhD pathway investigating musculoskeletal pain experiences in this population.

14th August Dr Hilda Mulligan #WellConnectedNZ: Te Ranga i te Tira: Improving Health by Strengthening Community Connectedness
Testing the Weave of Community Connections for Individuals with Long-Term Health Conditions
11th September
18th September BPhty Honours presentaitons TBC
25th September Prof David Baxter NSC Ageing Well: What you need to Know
9 October Rani Othman (PhD candidate) The relationship between somatosensory abnormalities and psychological, social and behavioral factors in musculoskeletal pain patients.

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