Successful Research Day for PIRL MPT Students

Three groups of Master's of Physical Therapy students that were supervised by Dr. Dave Walton during their final year project presented the results of their research during the School's research poster day in July.  The projects included a pilot evaluation of some key metrics to be used in a whiplash simulation project currently being developed, a survey of health valuations across different symptom frequencies and intensities, and the first stage of the 'Good Physio' project in which the group captured the views of academics when asked the question 'what makes a good physio?'


Mark Hewitt, Claire Donaldson, Jordan Bytelaar and Nathan Berardi presented their exploration of the measurement properties of pressure pain threshold and conditioned pain modulation including physiological measures of distress as part of the 'Whippy' whiplash simulation project currently under development.

Mark Hewitt, Claire Donaldson, Jordan Bytelaar and Nathan Berardi presented their exploration of the measurement properties of pressure pain threshold and conditioned pain modulation including physiological measures of distress as part of the 'Whippy' whiplash simulation project currently under development.


David Nguyen, Praneeth Ellanti, Nader Elhayek, Piramilan Thuraisingam and Cody Dudgeon present their work on the new Multidimensional Symptom Index, a symptom x frequency x intensity-based self-report measure that quantifies up to 120 different health states.  This work is continuing and the MSI should be ready for publication by the end of 2016.

David Nguyen, Praneeth Ellanti, Nader Elhayek, Piramilan Thuraisingam and Cody Dudgeon present their work on the new Multidimensional Symptom Index, a symptom x frequency x intensity-based self-report measure that quantifies up to 120 different health states.  This work is continuing and the MSI should be ready for publication by the end of 2016.


Maciej Prajs, Megan Houlahan, Dan Lew, Amanda McFadden, and josh chung presented their work on the 'Good Physio' project, finding (not surprisingly) that there's a whole lot more to being a good physio than hands-on instrumental skills, but at the same time the bulk of PT training is overwhelmingly focused on those hard skills.  This project is ongoing.

Maciej Prajs, Megan Houlahan, Dan Lew, Amanda McFadden, and josh chung presented their work on the 'Good Physio' project, finding (not surprisingly) that there's a whole lot more to being a good physio than hands-on instrumental skills, but at the same time the bulk of PT training is overwhelmingly focused on those hard skills.  This project is ongoing.