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Kneecap Pain
Lateral Hip Pain Study
Longitudinal Low Back Pain Study
Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors
Tennis Elbow

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For the most up to date list of studies seeking participants, see the 'Volunteers' section of UQ Update 

 

 

Help us to test a new virtual reality training device for neck pain.

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A new virtual reality device for neck pain has been developed for the assessment of neck movement control. It also provides games designed to improve the smoothness, speed and accuracy of neck movement. It is interactive, motivating, pain distracting and functional.

You may be suitable for this study if you are
·         Aged between 18 and 60
·         Have had at least 2 months of neck pain and disability.
 
If you are interested in participating in the study please contact:
Dr Julia Treleaven : j.treleaven@uq.edu.au  or Ph: (07)33654568
 
 
 
Neck position effect on head position error
The Neck Pain & Whiplash Unit is seeking both healthy volunteers and individuals with neck pain of at least 2 months old in a study investigating head and trunk position sense. The assessment is one-off, takes 20 mins and is non-invasive. Contact xiaoqi.chen@uqconnect.edu.au or Ph: 0431099816

 

Hand eye co-ordination in neck pain
The Neck Pain & Whiplash Unit is seeking both healthy volunteers and individuals with neck pain of at least 2 months old in a study investigating hand and eye co-ordination in neck pain. The assessment is one-off, takes approximately 30 mins and is non-invasive. Contact j.treleaven@uq.edu.au or Ph: (07)33654568
 
 

Chronic Whiplash: Physical and Psychological Outcomes
This research project looks at both the physical and psychological factors which effect long term outcomes for people with whiplash injuries.
Eighty volunteers aged 17-70 years who are experiencing neck pain due to a motor vehicle accident which occurred in the last 5 years are required for the project.
To volunteer or for further information please contact Rachael Dunne on 0413 956 533 or email rdunne@psy.uq.edu.au.  
Alternatively, learn more about this project at http://experiment.psy.uq.edu.au/whiplash.

 


Daily Life with Whiplash
This study is interested in pain and physical functioning in the daily life of people with a recent whiplash injury.
Individuals within 4 weeks of a motor vehicle accident are assessed in the lab and take home our state-of –the-art monitoring technology for a period of 2 days.
Follow ups 3, 6, and 12 months later evaluate their recovery.
For more information contact Ashley Pedler: a.pedler@uq.edu.au or phone (07) 3365 4529
  

Training Dual Tasking in Parkinson Disease
Difficulty walking while performing another activity such as talking (dual tasking) is a common and disabling problem for people with Parkinson Disease. At present people with PD are simply advised to avoid dual tasking, however we now have funding to extend our previous research, which showed that dual task training is possible in people with Parkinson Disease. We are inviting people diagnosed with PD to be involved. This study aims to determine the best way to train people with PD to walk, and perform other tasks at the same time. It is anticipated that effective training will have major benefits for people with PD as difficulty with dual task performance has been linked with falls and disability. Funding: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 
For more information please contact:
Robyn Lamont -   r.lamont@uq.edu.au or phone 0418784464 or 
Dr Sandy Brauer -  s.brauer@shrsuq.edu.au or phone 07 3365 2317
 

Are you suffering from persistent neck pain following a whiplash injury?
Our previous research has shown that people with whiplash who are not complaining of any balance problems can still have balance disturbances when tested. Now we want to investigate the effect of neck position on balance responses and investigate functional balance in those with whiplash. Such knowledge could advance and direct appropriate assessment and management of those with a whiplash injury. All testing is non-invasive with minimal discomfort. Have you had your balance tested?
 
You may be suitable for this study if you are:
·        Aged between 18 and 45;
·        Continuing to suffer from neck pain due to a whiplash injury which occurred between 3 months and 5 years ago; and
·        Currently living in the greater Brisbane area.
 
If you are interested in having your balance assessed, please contact:
·        Raina Stokell – raina.stokell@uqconnect.edu.au
·        Annie Yu – liju.yu@uqconnect.edu.au