Dr Mark William Creaby - Nat Sch Exercise Science (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)


My research is largely focussed upon the role of walking and running gait biomechanics in the causation of and rehabilitation from (i) lower limb overuse injuries, and (ii) lower limb osteoarthritis. Specific projects include understanding the role of the hip muscles in injury development during military training, altered muscle function following ACL injury, and the interaction between mechanical joint stiffness and episodes of giving way in people with knee osteoarthritis.


Phone :(07) 3623 7587 (Brisbane)
Email :Mark.Creaby@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Sports Injury ; Sports Medicine ; Osteoarthritis ; Human Gait ; Stress Fractures ; Biomechanics ;

Methods Expertise

Biomechanics ; 3D Motion Analysis ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Gait characteristics and falls in Parkinson's Disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis, in Parkinsonism & Related Disorders (print version)

The effect of targeted exercise on knee-muscle function in patients with persistent hamstring deficiency following ACL reconstruction - study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, in Trials


Measurement properties of a test battery to assess postural orientation during functional tasks in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament injury rehabilitation, in Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Hip Biomechanics Are Altered in Male Runners with Achilles Tendinopathy, in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Measurement properties of visual rating of postural orientation errors of the lower extremity - A systematic review and meta-analysis, in Physical Therapy in Sport

Frontal plane kinematics predict three-dimensional hip adduction during running, in Physical Therapy in Sport

The energetic cost of gait retraining: A pilot study of the acute effect, in Physical Therapy in Sport


Gender differences in knee abduction during weight-bearing activities: A systematic review and meta-analysis, in Gait & Posture

The High Frequency Component of the Vertical Ground Reaction Force is a Valid Surrogate Measure of the Impact Peak, in Journal of Biomechanics

Retraining running gait to reduce tibial loads with clinician or accelerometry guided feedback, in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

Changes in knee joint load indices from before to 12 months after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy: A prospective cohort study, in Osteoarthritis & Cartilage

Modifiable factors associated with knee abduction during weight-bearing activities: A systematic review and meta-analysis, in Sports Medicine


It's not all about the knee adduction moment: the role of the knee flexion moment in medial knee joint loading, in Osteoarthritis & Cartilage

Forward lunge knee biomechanics before and after partial meniscectomy, in The Knee


Is there a causal link between knee joint loading during walking and structural progression of knee osteoarthritis? A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies and randomized controlled trials, in BMJ Open