Dr Nirav Maniar - Nat Sch Exercise Science (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor

My research work focuses on the prevention and management of lower-limb injuries, particularly the anterior cruciate ligament.


Phone :9053 3030 (Melbourne)
Email :nirav.maniar@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

musculoskeletal injury ; neuromechanics ; Osteoarthritis ; anterior cruciate ligament injury ;

Methods Expertise

musculsoskeletal modelling ; Biomechanics ; electromyography (EMG) ; 3D Motion Analysis ; computer programming ; data visualisation ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Lower-limb muscle function during sidestep cutting, in Journal of Biomechanics

A novel apparatus measuring knee flexor strength during various hamstring exercises: A reliability and retrospective injury study. , in Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Non-knee-spanning muscles contribute to tibiofemoral shear as well as valgus and rotational joint reaction moments during unanticipated sidestep cutting, in Scientific Reports


Predictive Modeling of Hamstring Strain Injuries in Elite Australian Footballers, in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Effect of Prior Injury on Changes to Biceps Femoris Architecture Across an AFL Season, in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (print version)

Criteria for progressing rehabilitation and determining return-to-play clearance following hamstring strain injury: A systematic review, in Sports Medicine


Hamstring strength and flexibility after hamstring strain injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis, in British Journal of Sports Medicine (print version)

Architectural Changes of the Biceps Femoris Long Head after Concentric or Eccentric Training., in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (print version)