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Being mindful of back pain in baby boomers

…University has examined the relationship between pain beliefs and low back pain (LBP) in baby boomers, finding poorer beliefs are associated with greater disability. Lead researcher Dr Darren Beales, from Curtin’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, said back pain beliefs (BPBs) were an important determinant of both disability and the experience of LBP, not only in baby boomers (individuals born between 1946-1964) but the wider…

The movement of light: how the autistic brain processes the world

Imagine walking around, sitting down, or standing still, but being unsure if you, or the world around you, is moving. Dr Susan Morris, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, theorises that this may be the unsteadying experience of some people on the autism spectrum, who have sensory processing challenges. World-renowned autism advocate, livestock-handling equipment designer, author and public speaker, Dr Temple Grandin, regularly…

Curtin researcher overcomes obstacles to pursue geology career

…ints to easily shift or dislocate. She experiences constant pain and chronic fatigue, and has periods where she uses crutches or a wheelchair because she is unable to walk normally. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome can be managed with physiotherapy but there is currently no cure. Blyth’s diagnosis poses obstacles to her pursuit of her research interests, but she explains it has not thwarted them. “You have a set amount of energy and you have to choose…

Research finds runners wired for sound

…archers have used sound to examine the impact different running styles have on the body, with findings having potential implications on performance and types of injuries. Project supervisor Dr Leo Ng, from Curtin’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, said researchers used microphones to measure the sound of feet contacting the ground, 3D motion analysis to assess running technique and force plates to measure impact on joints….

New Midland Campus one step closer

…lin Barnett The soon-to-be-built Midland Campus will be a clinical base for Curtin Medical School students in their fourth and fifth year of study, and will also be utilised by Curtin Allied Health Schools including nursing, physiotherapy and pharmacy. Professor Terry said the new Campus would provide students, community and industry partners with a much-needed new educational facility in Midland. “The vibrant new Campus will be an important…

Kicking goals for historic AFL Women’s

…ain raiser for the Western Derby. Hayley ignored the pain and continued playing, going on to kick two goals for her team. The Eagles won the match by 65 points. Hayley Miller and her coach, Michelle Cowan. Hayley juggles her physiotherapy degree with gym sessions and a demanding training regime, and believes her studies have informed her development as an athlete. “I have certainly learnt a lot about the role of a physiotherapist in a sporting…

Fit for purpose

…acker and answer a number of questions about the usability and ease of wearing the device, and using the app. Results from the research will be available in early 2017. Also participating in the project are Head of School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science Professor Keith Hill, Curtin adjunct Professor Gill Lewin, Professor Nicola Lautenschlager from the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, University of Melbourne, Associate Professor…

‘No pain, no gain’ not the answer to exercise motivation

…e adaptive way.” Professor Ntoumanis said drawing from a self-determination theory (SDT), researchers developed and tested an intervention to train fitness instructors to adopt an adaptive communication style when motivating exercisers. “The research showed exercisers were most motivated when three basic psychological needs — autonomy, relatedness and competence — were met by their instructor,” Professor Ntoumanis said. “A supportive instructor…

Male body fat shame responsible for gym attendance

…lt to sustain in the long run and has the potential for increased injury risk. “We suspect portrayals of the ‘muscular ideal’ are a contributor to image concerns in men, so while it’s great that more people are interested in exercise and fitness, there is a risk men may be susceptible to these concerns when engaging in exercise behaviours,” he said. The researchers recommended people, and indeed health and fitness professionals, focus on…

Getting in the habit of exercising

…ding psychological wellbeing, improved cognitive function, prevention of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, and reduced risk of diabetes and some forms of cancer,” Associate Professor Mullan said. “Unfortunately, exercise is one of the first things to be dropped when you are time poor but it should top the list because of all the mental and physical health benefits. “Our research found intention and habit exerted independent effects…