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Rani Othman

Thesis title

Profiling sensory phenotypes in individuals with persistent musculoskeletal pain

Areas of study

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Musculoskeletal/sports injury
  • Factors contributing to pain
  • Sensory phenotypes in musculoskeletal pain

Supervisors

  • Dr Ramakrishnan Mani, Lecturer, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago (Primary Supervisor)
  • Dr Steve Tumilty, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
  • Dr Prasath Jayakaran, Lecturer, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
  • Dr Nicola Swain, Senior Lecturer, Psychological medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago

Educational background

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2009), King Abdulaziz University, KSA.
Master of Manipulative Physiotherapy with Credit (2016), University of Otago, New Zealand.

Publications

  • Othman R, Dassanayake S, Jayakaran P, Tumilty S, Swain N, Mani R. (2020) Relationships between psychological, social, physical activity, and sleep measures and somatosensory function in individuals with spinal pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin J Pain 2020;36(2):124-34.
  • Othman R, Jayakaran P, Swain N, Dassanayake S, Tumilty S, Mani R. (2020) Relationships between psychological, sleep, and physical activity measures and somatosensory function in people with peripheral joint pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pain Practice 2020.
  • Othman R, Jayakaran P, Tumilty S, Swain N, Mani R. (2019) Predictive relationship between psychological, social, physical activity, and sleep measures and somatosensory function in individuals with musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Phys Ther Rev 2019:1-11.
  • Othman, R.,  Mani, R.,   Krishnamurthy, I and Jayakaran, P. (2017) Non-pharmacological management of phantom limb pain in lower limb amputees: a systemic review. Physical Therapy Reviews. DOI:10.1080/10833196.2017.1412789

Presentations

  • Othman R, Jayakaran P, Swain N, Tumilty S, Dassanayake S, Mani R. (2020). Psychological factors influence somatosensory function in people with shoulder pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Australian Pain Society: 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, held at: the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Australia.
  • Othman R, Jayakaran P, Swain N, Tumilty S, Dassanayake S, Mani R. (2019). Physical activity levels influence somatosensory function in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Research: Post-graduate Symposium, held at: Dunedin, New Zealand.
  •  Othman R, Jayakaran P, Tumilty S, Swain N, Mani R. (2018). Exploring the role of psychological, social, and physical factors on somatosensory function in individuals with persistent musculoskeletal pain. Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research (CHARR): School of Physiotherapy Seminar Series, held at: Dunedin, New Zealand. 

Awards

  • Mark Steptoe Memorial Trust grant, as a grant-in-aid, 2020.
  • Pain@Otago Research Theme funding, as a grant-in-aid, 2019.

Why did you choose the School of Physiotherapy?

I have graduated with Master degree from University of Otago, so I have chosen to study my PhD at School of Physiotherapy because the Physio school has top-notch researchers in their fields and the School take a hands-on approach with the PhD students to help guide them into being quality researchers.

Contact

othra048@student.otago.ac.nz