Dr Maria Constantinou - Nat Sch Physiotherapy (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)
Dr Maria Constantinou (PhD, MPhSt(Sports), BPhty, GradCertEd) is an Academic and an Australian registered physiotherapist with extensive clinical, teaching and research experience. She is the Secretary on the Executive Board of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy and a National Sports Physiotherapy Australia committee member. Maria has extensive clinical experience, having worked as a Sports Physiotherapist at a number of major sporting events including the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the Vancouver Winter 2010 Olympic Games, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games. Maria was the Polyclinic and Team Physiotherapy Programs Coordinator for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Her interests comprise the prevention and management of sports injuries, sports and therapeutic taping, reflective practice in health education and gait and function in hip osteoarthritis, which was the focus of her PhD studies. Maria's publications include the book Therapeutic Taping for Musculoskeletal Conditions (Elsevier) which has been translated into several languages.
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Individuals with mild-to-moderate hip osteoarthritis have lower limb muscle strength and volume deficits, in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Hip joint contact loads in older adults during recovery from forward loss of balance by stepping, in Journal of Biomechanics
Spatial-temporal gait characteristics in individuals with hip osteoarthritis: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis, in Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Therapeutic Taping for Musculoskeletal Conditions, in Elsevier