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Published Research by AHTA Members

Updated August 2018

Breckenridge JD

Breckenridge JD, McAuley JA, Butler DS, Stewart H, Moseley L, Ginn KA. The development of a shoulder specific left/right judgement task: validity & reliability. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 2017, 28: 39-45.

Breckenridge JD, Ginn KA, Wallwork S, McAuley JA. Does upper limb pain affect the left/right judgment task? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Hand 2016, 11: 136S.

Breckenridge JD, McAuley JA, Butler DS, Stewart H, Moseley L, Ginn KA. Shoulder left/right judgement task: development and establishment of a normative dataset. Physiotherapy 2015, 101: eS169.

Hirschhorn A, Lockhart JW, Breckenridge JD. Can a physical activity monitor provide a valid measure of arm elevation angle? A study to assess agreement between the SenseWear Mini Armband and the universal goniometer. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015, 16: 507-516.

Hirschhorn A, Lockhart JW, Breckenridge JD. Can an accelerometer-based physical activity monitor be used to provide a valid measure of upper limb elevation angle? Physiotherapy 2015, 101: eS572.

Breckenridge JD, McAuley JA. Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI). Journal of Physiotherapy 2011, 57: 197.

 

Bugden B

Bugden B. A proposed method of goniometric measurement of the dart-throwers motion. J Hand Ther 2012, 26: 77–80

 

Driessens S

Southam M, Driessens S, Burton C, Pope R, Thurnwald P. A retrospective cohort study of QuickDASH scores for common acute trauma conditions presenting for hand therapy. J Hand Ther 2016, Publication stage: In Press Corrected Proof

Driessens S, Diserens-Chew T, Burton C, Lassig E, Hartley C, McPhail S. A retrospective cohort investigation of active range of motion within one week of open reduction and internal fixation of distal radius fracture. J Hand Ther 2013, 26(3): 225-231.

 

Glasgow C 

Glasgow C, Fleming J, Tooth LR, Peters S. Randomized controlled trial of daily total end range time (TERT) for capener splinting of the stiff proximal interphalangeal joint. Am J Occup Ther 2012, 66: 243-248. doi:10.5014/ajot.2012.00281.

Glasgow C, Tooth L, Fleming J, Peters S. Splinting for the stiff hand following trauma: predictors of contracture resolution. J Hand Ther 2011, 24(3): 195-206.

 

Harwood C,

Harwood C, Turner L. Conservative management of midcarpal instability. J Hand Surg (Eur) 2016, 41E(1): 102–109.

 

Jongs R

Jongs R, Harvey L, Gwinn T, Lucas B. Dynamic splints do not reduce contracture following distal radial fracture: a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Physiotherapy 2012, 58: 173–180.

Tanja Klotz (previously known as Tanja Healey)

Richard R, Baryza MJ, Carr JA, Dewey WS, Dougherty ME, Forbes-Duchart L, Franzen BJ, Healey T et al. Burn Rehabilitation and Research: Proceedings of a Consensus Summit, Journal of Burn Care & Research 2009, 30(4): 543–573, https://doi.org/10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181adcd93

Nedelec B, Serghiou M, Niszczak J, McMahon M, Healey T; Practice Guidelines for Early Ambulation of Burn Survivors after Lower Extremity Grafts, Journal of Burn Care & Research 2012, 33(3):319–329, https://doi.org/10.1097/BCR.0b013e31823359d9

Klotz T, Rochelle Kurmis, Zachary Munn, Kathryn Heath, John Greenwood. Moisturisers in scar management following burn: A survey report. Burns 2017, 43(5): 965 – 972,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2017.01.021

Klotz T, Munn Z, Aromataris E, & Greenwood J. The effect of moisturizers or creams on scars: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports 2017, 15(1), 15-19.

 

McMaster E 

McMaster E, Roberts T. Handwriting in 2015: A main occupation for primary school–aged children in the classroom? Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. 2016, 9:1, 38-50.

 

Miller L

Miller L, Crosbie J, Wajon A, Ada L. No difference between two types of exercise after proximal phalangeal fracture fixation: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy 2016, 62: 12–19.

Miller L, Ada L, Crosbie J and Wajon A. Pattern of recovery after open reduction and internal fixation of proximal phalangeal fractures in the finger: a prospective longitudinal study. J Hand Surg (Euro) 2016, 42: 137 –143.

Miller L, Ada L, Crosbie J and Wajon A. Time to commencement of active exercise predicts total active range of motion 6 weeks after proximal phalanx fracture fixation: A retrospective review. Hand Therapy 2017, 22: 73-78.

Miller L and Crosbie J. The benefits of early active motion on thumb range of motion following extensor pollicis longus tendon repair in zones TIII–TV: A prospective comparison pilot study. Hand Therapy 2013, 18(4): 109–117.

 

O’Brien L

Knight, A, Waskiak, J, Salway, J and O'Brien, L (in press) Which factors predict health status and recovery of hand function after hand burns in the second year post hospital discharge? Burns

Taylor, RL, Brown, T and O'Brien, L (e-publication ahead of print) A randomized controlled trial of comparative effectiveness of elastic therapeutic tape, sham tape or eccentric exercises alone for lateral elbow tendinosis; Hand Therapy

Robinson L, Brown T and O’Brien L (2016) Embracing an Occupational Perspective: Occupation-Based Interventions in Hand Therapy Practice Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63(4): 293-6.

Taylor RL, Brown T and O’Brien L (2015) Using and prescribing kinesiotape as a treatment modality for musculoskeletal disorders International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 22(9): 408-9.

Taylor RL, Brown T and O’Brien L (2015) The use of elastic therapeutic tape and eccentric exercises for lateral elbow tendinosis: a case series Hand Therapy 20(2) 56-63.

Taylor RL, Brown T and O’Brien L (2015) Knowledge of, and willingness to recommend kinesiotape for upper limb overuse injuries. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 22 (5) 238-245.

Sarkies M, Bowles KA, Skinner E, Mitchell D, Haas R, Ho M, Salter K, May K, Markham D, O’Brien L, Plumb S, Haines T (2015) Data collection methods in health services research: hospital length of stay and discharge destination. Applied Clinical Informatics 6 (1) 96-109.

For an extensive list of all publications, please click on this link: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=byxwgN8AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

 

Peters SE

Peters SE, Troung A, Johnston V. Stakeholders identify similar barriers but different strategies to facilitate return-to-work: A vignette of a worker with an upper extremity condition. Work: Journal of Assessment, Rehabilitation and Prevention 2018, 59(3): 401-412.

Peters SE, Coppieters MW, Ross M, Johnston V. Experts’ perspective on a definition for delayed RTW following surgery for non-traumatic upper extremity disorders: Recommendations and implications. Journal of Hand Therapy 2017; Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1016/h.hjt.2017.02.009.

Peters SE, Coppieters MW, Ross M, Johnston V. Perspectives from employers, insurers, lawyers and healthcare providers on factors that influence workers’ return-to-work following surgery for non-traumatic upper extremity conditions. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2017; 27(3): 343-358.  DOI: 10.1007/s01926-016-9662-1.

Peters SE, Johnston V, Ross M, Coppieters MW. Expert consensus on facilitators and barriers to return-to-work following surgery for non-traumatic upper extremity conditions. A Delphi study. Journal of Hand Surgery (European) 2017, 42(2): 127-136.

Peters SE, Jha B, Ross M. Rehabilitation following Flexor Tendon injuries of the hand. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017: Issue 1. Art. No.: CD012479. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012479.

Ross M, Wiemann M, Peters SE, Benson R, Couzens G. The influence of cartilage thickness at the sigmoid notch on the inclination at the distal radioulnar joint. Bone and Joint Journal 2017; 99B(3): 369-375.

Peters SE.  Return-to-work following upper extremity surgery.  PhD Thesis: University of Queensland, 2016. Available at: https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:396027.

Peters SE, Johnston V. Methods and tools used by Australian healthcare professionals in clinical practice to identify barriers to return-to-work for workers with upper extremity conditions. Hand Therapy (Journal of the British Association of Hand Therapists - SAGE) 2016; 22(1): 26-34.

Peters SE, Page MJ, Coppieters MW, Ross M, Johnston V. Rehabilitation following carpal tunnel release [Updated Review]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016; Issue 2. Art. No: CD004158. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004158.pub3.

Peters SE, Johnston V, Hines S, Coppieters M. Prognostic factors for return to work following surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome: a systematic review. The Joanna Briggs Institute Library of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 2016; 14(9): 135-216.

Glasgow C, Peters SE. Extension orthosis and the stiff PIP joint following hand trauma: A review of current clinical practice in the Australian context. Hand Therapy (Journal of the British Association of Hand Therapists - SAGE) 2016; 21(3): 77-84.

Jha B, Ross M, Reeves SW, Couzens GB, Peters SE. Measuring thumb range of motion in first carpometacarpal  joint arthritis: the inter-rater reliability of the Kapandji index versus goniometry. Hand Therapy (Journal of the British Association of Hand Therapists - SAGE) 2016; 21(2): 45-53.

Ross M, Hope B, Stokes A, Peters SE, MacLeod I, Duke P. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty for the treatment of three and four part proximal humerus fractures in the elderly. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2015; 24(2): 215-222.

 

Scott A

Scott A. Is a joint-specific home exercise program effective for patients with first carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis? A critical review. Hand Therapy 2018, 23: 83-94. doi.org/10.1177/1758998318774815 

 

Southam M

Southam M, Driessens S, Burton C, Pope R, Thurnwald P. A retrospective cohort study of QuickDASH scores for common acute trauma conditions presenting for hand therapy. Journal of Hand Therapy 2017, 30; 41-48.

 

Stinton SB

Stinton SB, Edgar DW, Moloney NA, Refshauge K, Pappas E. When can I drive? Return to driving following a wrist fracture: A critical review. Hand Therapy 2015, 20(3) 95-101.

Stinton SB, Graham PL, Moloney NA, Edgar DW, Maclachlan LR, Pappas E.  Longitudinal recovery following distal radial fractures managed with volar plate fixation. The Bone and Joint Journal 2017, 99-B (12)

 

Turner L 

Harwood C and Turner L. Conservative management of midcarpal instability. J Hand Surg (Eur) 2016, 41E(1): 102–109.

 

Research Projects Currently Underway

 

Access to the list of research projects currently underway by AHTA members can be accessed below. This is an opt-in list and does not constitute an exhaustive list.

Current Projects