Information related to research interest "Rehabilitation"
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Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
I am a Research Fellow in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research at the Mary Mackillop Institute for Health Research. I completed my PhD in 2012 at The University of Queensland in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. My thesis studies investigated hip flexor muscle morphology and function in response to reduced activity (prolonged bed rest), increased activity (professional football), and joint pathology (acetabular labral tears). I completed my Honours in the area of Aging/Neurological Rehabilitation in my Bachelor of Physiotherapy (UQ). Prior to this, I completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in biochemistry and physiology at UQ. Clinically, I have worked in hospital and private practice settings in the areas of musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy in Brisbane and Sydney. I still work on a casual basis providing musculoskeletal physiotherapy services at the ACU Health Clinic and providing weekend inpatient physiotherapy services in the Intensive Care Unit and Medical/Surgical wards at the Mater Adults Hospital, South Brisbane.
My areas of research interest include: the relationship between hip muscle dysfunction & intra-articular hip joint pathology; lumbopelvic muscle size and function and relationship to lower limb injury in elite athletes; using ultrasound imaging & MRI for clinical and research measurement of muscle size and function.
: 3623 7707 (Brisbane) : Dilani.Mendis@acu.edu.au
Nat Sch Physiotherapy
Dr Kuys is a highly experienced clinician and researcher having received several awards for her outstanding research and clinical achievements. Her research interests include rehabilitation following stroke, gait and balance rehabilitation, ageing, outcome measures and cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in chronic disease populations.
: 6049 (Brisbane) : Suzanne.Kuys@acu.edu.au
Nat School of Allied Health
Professor of Occupational Therapy; National Head of School of Allied Health; Director, Centre for Disability and Development Research (CeDDR): www.acu.edu.au/ceddr
: 0399533404 (Melbourne) : Christine.Imms@acu.edu.au
Brooke graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2003 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. After several years of working in the public hospital system she focused her practice to paediatrics and childhood disability. In 2013 Brooke completed her PhD which investigated mobility and gait characteristics in children with hereditary spastic paraplegia. Brooke's current research interests include studies to better understand and enhance participation in children with disabilities as well as maintaining an interest in gait and mobility.
: +61 3 9953 3780 (Melbourne) : Brooke.Adair@acu.edu.au