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Current research studies

Studies currently seeking participants

July-August 2021


Human body's response to neck treatment

Seeking Healthy males (21-35 years) who own an iPhone (required for one of the measurements) with no current pain, illness or injury. See the dedicated study website. 


Survey seeking Men's experiences on ageing

Seeking men over the age of 45 living in Otago and Southland. See the dedicated study website. 


Self-care programme for informal carers of stroke

We are looking for adult informal carers (family/whānau members or friends) who provide unpaid personal care, support and assistance to a person who had a stroke six or more months ago.   For further information see the dedicated study website. 


Do you work with people with Parkinson's disease?

We are looking for NZ registered Physios with at least 1 year's experience working with people with Parkinsons.  See the dedicated study page for further information. 


Seeking physiotherapists working with patients with non-traumatic rotator cuff tears 

This research will explore the current challenges faced by clinicians when assessing and managing patients with non-traumatic full rotator cuff tears.  For further information see the 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.


Participants needed for wearable sensor research

Seeking men and women (16 to 35 years) who are currently free from lower limb injuries. For further information see the dedicated study website. 


Have you had a recent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?

Seeking men and women (16 to 35 years) who have had an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the last 6 months. For further information see the dedicated study website. 


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.


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. 


Experiencing and living with shoulder dislocation

This study explores the experiences of persons who have had a shoulder dislocation and strategies they used to manage concern or fear of re injury. 

For further information, see the dedicated study website.