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Emma O’Loughlin image 2021BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy

Current roles

  • Lecturer, Surgery and Anaesthesia
  • PhD Candidate, Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ), AUT
  • Clinical Partner, ACC

Research expertise

  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • The Female Athlete

Background

I completed my BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin. I completed rotations in Geriatrics, General Medicine, Neurology and Sports Medicine at Changi General Hospital in Singapore before travelling to the US, where she was the physiotherapist for the 3,000-mile bicycle race ‘Race Across America’ in 2015 and 2016. I then moved to Switzerland where I worked in musculoskeletal private practice with skiers in Verbier.

I moved to New Zealand in 2017, and currently work as a clinical advisor with ACC. I am also completing a PhD on the impact of a female-specific anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation programme. I have a strong interest in including female participants in my research and investigating female-specific prevention, causation and management of common musculoskeletal conditions.

When I’m not working, I can usually be found running, biking or tramping in New Zealand’s backcountry.

Contact details

Department of Surgery & Anaesthesia
Te Tari Hāparapara, Te Tari Whāomoomo
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington South

Email emma.oloughlin@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Oorschot, C., Mohammed, K., Austen, M., & O'Loughlin, E. (2022). Choosing Wisely: The lack of validity of ultrasound scans in the investigation of shoulder instability. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1549), 81-89. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

O'Loughlin, E., Reid, D., & Sims, S. (2021). Knowledge and attitudes to the menstrual cycle in the sports medicine environment: A qualitative study exploring the perceptions of orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, female athletes, and ACL patients in Aotearoa. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(2), (pp. 90-91). [Abstract]

O'Loughlin, E., Reid, D., & Sims, S. (2021). Is there a role for menstrual cycle phased resistance training programmes for women post anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A scoping review protocol. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2021.2017613

O'Loughlin, E. (2021, June). Menstrual cycle phased rehabilitation for females post ACLR reconstruction: Is it time to play to female strengths? Verbal presentation at the The Female Athlete Conference: Strategies for Health and Performance, Online.

O'Loughlin, E. (2019, October). Physiotherapy in the digital age. Verbal presentation at the National Community Physiotherapy Conference: Stronger Together, Wellington, New Zealand.

O'Loughlin, E., Nikolaidis, P. T., Rosemann, T., & Knechtle, B. (2019). Different predictor variables for women and men in ultra-marathon running: The Wellington Urban Ultramarathon 2018. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 16, 1844. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16101844

Journal - Research Article

Oorschot, C., Mohammed, K., Austen, M., & O'Loughlin, E. (2022). Choosing Wisely: The lack of validity of ultrasound scans in the investigation of shoulder instability. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1549), 81-89. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

O'Loughlin, E., Reid, D., & Sims, S. (2021). Is there a role for menstrual cycle phased resistance training programmes for women post anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A scoping review protocol. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2021.2017613

Journal - Research Other

O'Loughlin, E., Reid, D., & Sims, S. (2021). Knowledge and attitudes to the menstrual cycle in the sports medicine environment: A qualitative study exploring the perceptions of orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, female athletes, and ACL patients in Aotearoa. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(2), (pp. 90-91). [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

O'Loughlin, E., Nikolaidis, P. T., Rosemann, T., & Knechtle, B. (2019). Different predictor variables for women and men in ultra-marathon running: The Wellington urban ultramarathon 2018. Proceedings of the Sports Medicine New Zealand Annual Conference. (pp. 19). Dunedin, New Zealand: Sports Medicine New Zealand. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

O'Loughlin, E. (2021, June). Menstrual cycle phased rehabilitation for females post ACLR reconstruction: Is it time to play to female strengths? Verbal presentation at the The Female Athlete Conference: Strategies for Health and Performance, Online.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

O'Loughlin, E. (2019, October). Physiotherapy in the digital age. Verbal presentation at the National Community Physiotherapy Conference: Stronger Together, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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