Physiotherapy - Theses
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The use of a smartphone app, Baby Moves, and the assessment of early spontaneous movements in infants born extremely preterm and/or extremely low birthweight
Infants born extremely preterm (EP, <28 weeks’ gestational age) and/or extremely low birthweight (ELBW, <1000 g) are at higher risk of developmental delay and/or disabilities, such as cerebral palsy (CP), compared with ...
Bike skills training for children with cerebral palsy
Training targeted towards goals that are meaningful to children with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families is needed to improve function and support participation in physical activities in this population. Riding a two-wheel ...
Physical activity participation in preschool age children born very preterm
Participation in physical activity (PA) is associated with wide ranging health benefits at preschool age and across the lifespan, including favourable cardiometabolic and psychosocial outcomes. Many typically developing ...
Rehabilitation in inoperable lung cancer
Worldwide lung cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer. In Australia it is the leading cause of cancer burden and death. The overwhelming majority of people are diagnosed once the disease has spread beyond ...
Development and validation of a novel marker tracking approach based on the low-cost Microsoft Kinect v2 sensor for assessing lower limb biomechanics during single-leg squat and treadmill gait
Pubescent females are twice more likely to suffer a non-contact ACL injury than their male counterparts. This disparity has been correlated with multiple concurrent factors, including biomechanical, anatomical and hormonal ...
Gait and functional ambulation in children and adolescents with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Children and adolescents (“children”) with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) have progressive weakness of the lower limbs causing problems with gait and function. This thesis examined the nature and impact of gait dysfunction ...
Adherence to exercise among people with knee osteoarthritis
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a significant cause of pain and disability among older adults worldwide. Evidence and all guidelines recommend exercise as the cornerstone of non-surgical treatment for all people with knee OA. ...
Exploring remote models of physiotherapy service delivery for people with osteoarthritis
Knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) is highly prevalent and has a significant burden on both the individual sufferer and society. All current clinical guidelines recommend education and exercise for management of OA, however ...
Physical function and sternal management following cardiac surgery via median sternotomy
Median sternotomy is the most common incision used in cardiac surgery worldwide with more than a million procedures operated annually (Epstein et al, 2011; Go et al, 2014), due to its ease of performance and provision of ...
Influence of female pubertal development and athletic footwear on lower limb biomechanics: implications for non-contact ACL injury and patellofemoral pain
Adolescent girls are susceptible to knee injuries such as non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and patellofemoral pain (PFP). Adolescence is synonymous with pubertal development which drives substantial ...