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Current research studies

Studies currently seeking participants

May - August 2022


Human body's response to neck treatment following concussion

The goal of this research study to determine whether a different response happens after moving the joints at the top or bottom of the neck. Read more about the study. 


Have you supported someone after heart surgery?

We are interested in finding out how to better support caregivers of people who have had heart surgery, particularly in their role of providing assistance and support for physical activity. Read more about the study.


Acupuncture for chronic low back pain 

This study aims to compare the effectiveness of two positive acupuncture schemes for chronic low back pain.  Read more about the study.


Influence of footwear on knee movement 

Lower limb movement patterns following anterior cruciate ligament rupture and influence of footwear. For further information, see our dedicated study page.


Strabismus and balance in children

The research will investigate whether balance control is affected in children with strabismus. For further information see the dedicated study website, otago.ac.nz/strabismus.


Understanding Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Experiences (U-KOPE)

The purpose of the study is to assess whether nervous system sensitivity is linked to pain experiences in people with knee osteoarthritis. For further information see the dedicated study website. 


The Opti-OK Clinical Trial: Is your knee stiff and sore?

The main aim of the Opti-OK research is to identify optimal frequency of manual therapy treatment for people with knee osteoarthritis. For further information see the dedicated study website.


Brain signatures of pain (KOA)

A study investigating the brain changes and activity patterns in painful knee osteoarthritis (KOA) compared to healthy individuals. For further information see the dedicated study page.


Remote study - Remote Evaluation of MObility via Telehealth

The study is seeking participants with Parkinson's disease, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Post-concussion syndrome

For further information, see the dedicated study website.