Pain, Ageing, Muscle Function and Fatigue

About us

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The group investigates exercise rehabilitation and training for reducing weakness, pain and fatigue to ultimately improve function and quality of life. Researchers within the group specialise in ageing, arthritis, metabolic and cardiovascular disease, and neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. Investigations examine the integrative function of muscles, tendons, joints and the cardiovascular and nervous systems in humans. A translational approach spans laboratory experiments to investigate the mechanisms of exercise adaptation, clinical trials and systematic reviews to build evidence for practice, and qualitative techniques to assess the real-life experiences of clinicians and patients.

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Specific research projects include:
  • How does exercise help relieve pain? – unravelling the mechanisms of exercise-induced hypoalgesia
  • Progressive resistance training to increase strength and function in people with peripheral arterial disease
  • Motivational interviewing to augment the effectiveness of exercise interventions for people with chronic pain – should clinicians use it and do they?
  • Exercise interventions for people with chronic fatigue syndrome – enhancing activity pacing and graded exercise therapy
  • How to best determine the dose of resistance training for old adults

 

Team

Students

  • Matthew Jones (PhD)
  • Carolina Sandler (PhD)
  • Nicholas Burrows (MSc)
  • Alex Budlevskis (MSc)
  • Andrew Saliba (MSc)