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Karen Taylor

Thesis title

Evaluating primary care decision-making for shoulder injuries in New Zealand

Area of study

Health economics

Supervisors

  • Dr Steve Tumilty, CHARR, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
  • Prof Paul Hansen, Department of Economics, University of Otago
  • Prof Dave Baxter, CHARR, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago

Collaborators

Department of Economics, University of Otago
Dr Trudy Sullivan, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine , University of Otago
Accident Compensation Corporation, Wellington, New Zealand

Education background

  • Master of Physiotherapy (Acup)
  • PGDipPhty(Acup)
  • DipPhty(Otago)

Publications

  • Johnson, G. M., Little, R., Staufenberg, A., McDonald, A., & Taylor, K. G. M. (2016). How do they feel? Patients' perspectives on draping and dignity in a physiotherapy outpatient setting: A pilot study. Manual Therapy, 26, 192-200.
  • Liu, L., Skinner, M. A., McDonough, S. M., Taylor, K. G. M., & Baxter, G. D. (2015). Does the dose of Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture in addition to usual care affect outcomes for adults with chronic low back pain? Protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility study. Physical Therapy Reviews, 20(5-6), 275-282.
  • Keith, K. G. M., & Johnson, G. M. (2013). Ultrasound measurement of a single acupuncture point with respect to De Qi: An observational cross sectional study. Medical Acupuncture, 25(2), 149-153.
  • Keith, K. G. M., & Johnson, G. M. (2012). Quantifying needle placement for a specific acupuncture point with respect to de qi. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 40(2), (pp. 87)
  • Keith, K., & Johnson, G. (2011). Quantifying needle placement for a specific acupuncture point with respect to de qi. Physiotherapy, 97(Suppl. 1), RR-PO-203-3, (pp. eS597-eS598). doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2011.04.002

Platform Presentations


Taylor K.G.M., Baxter G.D., Hansen P., Sullivan T.S., Tumilty S.(2019). Physiotherapists’ decision-making with respect to treatment pathways for shoulder injuries. Poster presented at WCPT Geneva 2019.PO-G-10-SAT2. www.abstractstosubmit.com/wcpt2019/archive/#/viewer/abstract/1634

iSams; International Scientific Acupuncture and Meridian Symposium, Dunedin New Zealand, (Oct 2015) Acupuncture needling: ultrasound study

Why you choose the School of Physiotherapy?

I currently work at the School of Physiotherapy and so it is a natural progression to work with the great staff from a research perspective as well as having them as my colleagues.

Best things so far about your study

Learning new skills and collaborating with colleagues.