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The magic of movement

…a Lifetime; enhanced the character realism of chart-topping video game, Dead Island Riptide, and reimagined the performance of Sir Simon Rattle, conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. Closer to home, Curtin’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science use Vicon’s cameras and software for a range of human-movement research and health applications. A typical day at the office: Vicon staff try out their motion capture technology on a…

Japan tour fulfils lifelong dream

…ave anticipated she would have the opportunity to travel to Japan as a Curtin ambassador. Hannah was selected to take part in a prestigious study tour program administered by the Mitsui Educational Foundation. The third-year physiotherapy student was one of eight students chosen nationwide to attend the three week tour, which is designed to promote mutual friendship and understanding between Australia and Japan. The jam-packed itinerary included…

Curtin welcomes first medical students

…n 2017, with the Campus operational in 2019. It 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. The Curtin Medical School was granted accreditation by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) in October 2016. For more information on Curtin Medical School, visit:…

Curtin students kicking goals with Fremantle Dockers women’s team

…sity and Fremantle Football Club, which was signed in 2015. During the upcoming AFLW season, students will be involved in work placements with the women’s team in a variety of fields including social media, public relations, physiotherapy, exercise science and occupational therapy. The four Curtin students in the Fremantle Dockers AFLW team are Hayley Miller, Belinda Smith, Brianna Green, Stephanie Cain, along with alumna Dana Hooker. In…

Real-world learning opportunities helping Curtin students reach their career goals

…any work integrated learning opportunities available to Curtin students, with the Fremantle partnership alone creating placements for students from a diverse range of study disciplines including multimedia, public relations, physiotherapy, dietetics and business. “I feel the work experience has given me an edge for when I start my career,” Justin said. He and the team had full access to The Agency at Curtin, including the sophisticated social…

Posture not the pain in the neck as previously thought

…nd to be associated with persistent neck pain, neck pain in a sitting position, or headaches in 17-year-olds.” The research did support evidence which demonstrated that neck sitting posture was associated with differences in exercise frequency, depression and Body Mass Index (BMI). “Participants who were slumped in their thoracic spine and had their head forward when they sat were at higher odds of mild, moderate, or severe depression, while…

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….