Biography

Kieran graduated from University College Dublin in 1999. In 2004 he completed an MSc in Manipulative Therapy at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. In 2008 he was awarded specialist member status by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. He joined the University of Limerick in 2005. His research interests are musculoskeletal pain and injury, low back pain in particular. He completed his PhD on low back pain in 2012, funded by the Health Research Board. From 2016-2019, he moved to Qatar to head up a spinal pain centre at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, a FIFA- and IOC-accredited centre. He returned to UL in 2019. He is currently involved in several research projects relating to musculoskeletal pain, nationally and internationally.

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal pain and injury, including spinal pain, hamstring injury, shoulder pain, tendinopathy

Bio-psycho-social models of care for persistent pain

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2012 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2012 University of Limerick - Postgraduate Certificate - Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed
  • 2004 Curtin University of Technology - M.Sc.
  • 1999 NUI, Dublin - BSc (Physiotherapy)

Award

  • 2008 - Specialist member status of the ISCP (Musculoskeletal)

Employment

  • 2005 University Of Limerick - Lecturer

Association

  • 2001 Member, Irish Society of Orthopaedic Medicine
  • 1999 *Member, Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • 1999 *, New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists
  • 1999 Clinical Interest Group of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Chartered Physiotherapists in Manual Therapy

Books

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Book Chapters

A cautionary tale.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
elsevier
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Low back pain in older adults: From red flags to functional rehabilitation

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
England
Oxford University Press
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Multi-dimensional classification system for Low Back Pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
London
Elsevier
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Cognitive functional therapy compared with a group-based exercise and education intervention for chronic low back pain: A multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT)

Dr. Norma Bargary
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
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Understanding pain among older persons: Part 2-the association between pain profiles and healthcare utilisation

Helen Purtill
Assoc. Prof. Norelee Kennedy
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
Read more

Inability to perform because of pain/injury in elite adult Irish dance: A prospective investigation of contributing factors

Helen Purtill
Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
Read more

Perceptions of sitting posture among members of the community, both with and without non-specific chronic low back pain

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
Read more

Investigating the effect of real-time spinal postural biofeedback on seated discomfort in people with non-specific chronic low back pain

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
Read more

Low cost portable 3-D printed optical fiber sensor for real-time monitoring of lower back bending

Assoc. Prof. Elfed Lewis
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
Read more

The beliefs of third-level healthcare students towards low-back pain

Assoc. Prof. Norelee Kennedy
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
Read more

Is thoracic spine posture associated with shoulder pain, range of motion and function? A systematic review

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
Read more

Can ultrasound imaging predict the development of Achilles and patellar tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2016
Read more

The efficacy of interventions for low back pain in nurses: A systematic review.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
Read more

'Job Satisfaction of Professional Irish Dancers: Implications for Performer Health and Well-being'

Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
Read more

A brief period of sustained flexion or extension does not alter lumbo-pelvic repositioning sense in pain-free subjects

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2010
Read more

Platelet-rich plasma for chronic tennis elbow: letters to the editor.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2014
Read more

Unraveling the Complexity of Low Back Pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
Read more

Gluteus medius muscle activation during isometric muscle contractions

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2011
Read more

Differences in landing strategies between previously injured and uninjured limbs in Senior College Level Gaelic Footballers

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2010
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It is time to stop causing harm with inappropriate imaging for low back pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
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Measurement of thigh muscle size using tape or ultrasound is a poor indicator of thigh muscle strength

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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Associations between alliance, physiotherapists’ confidence in managing the patient and patient-reported distress in chronic low back pain practice

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
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How do manual handling advisors and physiotherapists construct their back beliefs, and do safe lifting posture beliefs influence them?

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
AMSTERDAM
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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The change of pain classes over time: a latent transition analysis

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
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The associations between training load and baseline characteristics on musculoskeletal injury and pain in endurance sport populations: a systematic review

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
Read more

A cross-sectional study of elite adult Irish dancers: biopsychosocial traits, pain, and injury

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
Read more

Pain and Injury in Elite Adolescent Irish Dancers: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Dr. Norma Bargary
Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
Read more

Can ultrasound imaging predict the development of Achilles and patellar tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Helen Purtill
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
Read more

The effect of a dynamic chair on seated energy expenditure

Helen Purtill
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
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Cognitive functional therapy for disabling non-specific chronic low back pain: A multiple case cohort study

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
Read more

Specific flexion-related low back pain and sitting: comparison of seated discomfort on two different chairs

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
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Medication and healthcare utilization variation among older adults with pain.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
Dr. Dervla Kelly
2020
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Evaluation of Absenteeism, Pain, and Disability in Nurses With Persistent Low Back Pain Following Cognitive Functional Therapy: A Case Series Pilot Study With 3-Year Follow-Up.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2021
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Is thoracic spine posture associated with shoulder pain, range of motion and function? A systematic review

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2016
Read more

Unlocking the potential of physical activity for back health

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
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Physiotherapists report improved understanding of and attitude toward the cognitive, psychological and social dimensions of chronic low back pain after Cognitive Functional Therapy training: a qualitative study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
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'Injury in Professional Irish Dancers

Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
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The reliability of the CODA motion analysis system for lumbar spine analysis: A pilot study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2010
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Single leg landing kinematics in volleyball athletes: A comparison between athletes with and without active extension low back pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
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Does blood flow restriction training enhance clinical outcomes in knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2021
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No difference in gluteus medius activation in women with mild patellofemoral pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2012
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The reliability of the CODA motion analysis system for lumbar spine analysis: a pilot study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2010
Read more

The perspectives of physiotherapists on managing nonspecific low back pain following a training programme in cognitive functional therapy: A qualitative study.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
Read more

The effect of combined visual feedback and verbal encouragement on isokinetic concentric performance in healthy females

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
Read more

The beliefs of healthcare students about the harmfulness of daily activities for their back: a cross-sectional study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
Read more

Perceptions of physiotherapists towards the management of non-specific chronic low back pain from a biopsychosocial perspective: A qualitative study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
AMSTERDAM
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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Dance exposure, wellbeing and injury in collegiate Irish and contemporary dancers: A prospective study.

Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Philip Kearney
2018
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Biopsychosocial Characteristics of Contemporary and Irish University-Level Student Dancers A Pilot Study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
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Training load and baseline characteristics associated with new injury/pain within an endurance sporting population: a prospective study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
Read more

Dance exposure, general health, sleep and injury in elite adolescent Irish dancers: A prospective study

Dr. Norma Bargary
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
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A cross-sectional study of elite adult Irish dancers: traits, pain & injury

Helen Purtill
Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
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Beyond the tendon: Experiences and perceptions of people with persistent Achilles tendinopathy

Helen Purtill
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
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Back pain beliefs among physiotherapists are more positive after biopsychosocially orientated workshops

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2012
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The effect of dynamic sitting on the prevention and management of low back pain and low back discomfort: a systematic review.

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2012
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The relationship between lower limb flexibility and hamstring injury in male Gaelic footballers

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2012
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Physical Therapists' Ability to Identify Psychological Factors and Their Self-Reported Competence to Manage Chronic Low Back Pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
CARY
OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC
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Lumbar tactile acuity is near identical between sides in healthy pain-free participants.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
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Better targeting care for individuals with low back pain: opportunities and obstacles

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
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Physiotherapists may stigmatise or feel unprepared to treat people with low back pain and psychosocial factors that influence recovery: a systematic review

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
Read more

Eccentric training for hamstring injury, and its relationship to strength and flexibility: A case-series

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
Read more

Using wireless technology to monitor lumbo-pelvic kinematics in rowing

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
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Effect of movement control and stabilization exercises in people with extension related non -specific low back pain- a pilot study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
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Participant characteristics are poorly reported in exercise trials in tendinopathy: A systematic review.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2021
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No Difference in Gluteus Medius Activation in Women With Mild Patellofemoral Pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2012
Read more

Female Gaelic Football Players' Acute Soft Tissue Injury Management, with a specific focus on Cryotherapy.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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The strength of association between psychological factors and clinical outcome in tendinopathy: A systematic review.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2020
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No deficit in hip isometric strength or concentric endurance in young females with mild patellofemoral pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2011
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No differences in spinal repositioning error in patients with low back pain presenting with a directional preference into extension

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
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Physiotherapist perceptions of optimal sitting and standing posture

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
AMSTERDAM
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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Comparison of lumbar postural control in cyclists with low back pain (flexion pattern) and an asymptomatic control group: Field study using a new postural measurement system

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2011
Read more

Musculoskeletal pain and injury in Irish dancing: a systematic review

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
Read more

Foot and ankle pain and injuries in elite adult irish dancers

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
Read more

Inability to perform due to musculoskeletal pain and injury in elite adult Irish dancers: a prospective investigation of contributing factors

Helen Purtill
Dr. Norma Bargary
Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
Read more

Comparative effectiveness of conservative interventions for non-specific chronic spinal pain: Physical, behavioural/psychologically informed or combined? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Helen Purtill
Assoc. Prof. Norelee Kennedy
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
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To dance or not to dance? A comparison of balance, physical fitness and quality of life in older Irish set dancers and age-matched controls

Dr. Jean Saunders
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2016
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The effect of dynamic sitting on trunk muscle activation: A systematic review

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
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Lumbar posture and trunk muscle activation during static and dynamic seated tasks on a novel dynamic ergonomic chair

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2012
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The relationship between lower limb flexibility and injury in male Gaelic footballers

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2012
Read more

Cognitive Functional Therapy: An Integrated Behavioral Approach for the Targeted Management of Disabling Low Back Pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
CARY
OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC
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Lumbar repositioning error in sitting: Healthy controls versus people with sitting-related non-specific chronic low back pain (flexion pattern)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
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The ineffectiveness of paracetamol for spinal pain provides opportunities to better manage low back pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
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Physiotherapists may stigmatise or feel unprepared to treat people with low back pain and psychosocial factors that influence recovery: a systematic review

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
Read more

Using wireless technology to monitor lumbo-pelvic kinematics in rowing

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
Read more

Eccentric training for hamstring injury, and its relationship to strength and flexibility: A case-series

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
Read more

Unraveling the Complexity of Low Back Pain.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
Read more

Swiss ball enhances lumbar multifidus activity in chronic low back pain: A letter to the editor

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
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Gluteus Medius Muscle Activation During Isometric Muscle Contractions

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2011
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Influence of exercise instruction method on the activation of Vastus Medialis Obliques and Vastus Lateralis during a mini-squat

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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‘Inability to perform due to pain/injury in elite adult Irish dance: A prospective investigation of contributing factors',

Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
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The effect of warm-up, static stretching and dynamic stretching on hamstring flexibility in previously injured subjects

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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Factor structure of the German version of the pain attitudes and beliefs scale for physiotherapists.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
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What do physiotherapists and manual handling advisors consider the safest lifting posture, and do back beliefs influence their choice?

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
Read more

Cognitive functional therapy intervention including biofeedback for LBP during cycling: A single case study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2011
Read more

Injury in professional Irish dancers

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
Read more

Pain and injury in elite adolescent Irish dancers: A cross-sectional study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
Read more

Inability to perform due to pain/injury in elite adult Irish dance: A prospective investigation of contributing factors

Dr. Norma Bargary
Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
Read more

A systematic review of the reliability of diagnostic ultrasound imaging in measuring tendon size: Is the error clinically acceptable?

Helen Purtill
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
Read more

Cognitive Functional Therapy for Disabling Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: Multiple Case-Cohort Study

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
Read more

Can we reduce the effort of maintaining a neutral sitting posture?

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2012
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The between-day and inter-rater reliability of a novel wireless system to analyse lumbar spine posture

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Mr. Richard Cotterell
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2011
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Altered hamstring strength profile in Gaelic footballers with a previous hamstring injury

Ms. Anne O'Connor
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2011
Read more

Patient Perspectives on Participation in Cognitive Functional Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
Read more

What do physiotherapists consider to be the best sitting spinal posture?

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2012
Read more

The effects of eccentric training on lower limb flexibility: a systematic review

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2012
Read more

Biopsychosocial Characteristics of Contemporary and Irish University-Level Student Dancers A Pilot Study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
Read more

Differences in landing strategies between previously injured and uninjured limbs in senior college level gaelic footballers

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2011
Read more

Musculoskeletal pain and injury in Irish dancing: A systematic review

Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
Read more

"Sit Up Straight": Time to Re-evaluate.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
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Foot and ankle pain and injuries in elite adult Irish dancers

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
Read more

General health complaints and sleep associated with new injury within an endurance sporting population: A prospective study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
Read more

Gait Assessment among Physiotherapists in Ireland

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
Read more

Altered strength profile in Achilles tendinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2019
Read more

The relationship between previous hamstring injury and the concentric isokinetic knee muscle strength of irish gaelic footballers

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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How do physiotherapists solicit and explore patients’ concerns in back pain consultations: a conversation analytic approach

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
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Poor sleep is related to lower general health, increased stress and increased confusion in elite Gaelic athletes.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
Read more

Managing low back pain in active adolescents.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
Read more

Biopsychosocial Factors Associated with Foot and Ankle Pain and Injury in Irish Dance

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
Read more

a Cross-Sectional Study of the Biopsychosocial Characteristics of Elite Adult Irish Dancers and Their Association With Musculoskeletal Pain and Injury

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
Read more

Inability to perform because of pain/injury in elite adult I rish dance: A prospective investigation of contributing factors

Dr. Norma Bargary
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
Read more

Biopsychosocial Factors Associated with Foot and Ankle Pain and Injury in Irish Dance

Helen Purtill
Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
Read more

Does Using a Chair Backrest or Reducing Seated Hip Flexion Influence Trunk Muscle Activity and Discomfort? A Systematic Review

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
Read more

Towards monitoring lumbo-pelvic posture in real-life situations: Concurrent validity of a novel posture monitor and a traditional laboratory-based motion analysis system

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Mr. Richard Cotterell
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2012
Read more

Low cost portable 3-D printed optical fiber sensor for real-time monitoring of lower back bending

Assoc. Prof. Elfed Lewis
Dr. Sinead O'Keeffe
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
Read more

Treating more than just the back in Chronic Low Back Pain: The physiotherapists' perspective after intensive biopsychosocial training

Ms. Katie Robinson
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
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What Influences Patient-Therapist Interactions in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy? Qualitative Systematic Review and Meta-Synthesis

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
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Validation of a novel spinal posture monitor: comparison with digital videofluoroscopy.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2012
Read more

The effects of eccentric training on lower limb flexibility: a systematic review.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2012
Read more

Job satisfaction of professional Irish dancers: implications for performer health and well-being.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
Read more

Self management of acute soft tissue injuries: A survey of female gaelic football players

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
Read more

Training load and baseline characteristics associated with new injury/pain within an endurance sporting population: A prospective study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
Read more

Effectiveness of Therapeutic Exercise on Forward Head Posture: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
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Foot and Ankle Pain and Injuries in Elite Adult Irish Dancers

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
Read more

The associations between training load and baseline characteristics on musculoskeletal injury and pain in endurance sport populations: A systematic review.

Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
Read more

Gluteus maximus and gluteus medius in pelvic and hip stability: isolation or synergistic activation?

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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Comparing lower lumbar kinematics in cyclists with low back pain (flexion pattern) versus asymptomatic controls - field study using a wireless posture monitoring system

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2012
Read more

Altered Lower Limb Kinematics during Jumping among Athletes with Persistent Low Back Pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
TEHRAN
ANNALS APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE
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Validation of the manual inclinometer and flexicurve for the measurement of thoracic kyphosis

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2018
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Poor sleep is related to lower general health, increased stress and increased confusion in elite Gaelic athletes

Dr. Roisin Cahalan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
Read more

An evaluation of two types of exercise classes, containing shoulder exercises or a combination of shoulder and thoracic exercises, for the treatment of nonspecific shoulder pain: A case series

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2018
PHILADELPHIA
HANLEY & BELFUS-ELSEVIER INC
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Poor sleep is related to lower general health, increased stress and increased confusion in elite Gaelic athletes

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
Read more

Platelet-rich plasma for chronic tennis elbow: letters to the editor.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2014
Read more

Comparative Effectiveness of Conservative Interventions for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain: Physical, Behavioral/Psychologically Informed, or Combined? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Helen Purtill
Assoc. Prof. Norelee Kennedy
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
Read more

Are group-based and individual physiotherapy exercise programmes equally effective for musculoskeletal conditions? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Helen Purtill
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2017
Read more

Does using a chair backrest or reducing seated hip flexion influence trunk muscle activity and discomfort: A systematic review

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
Read more

Neutral lumbar spine sitting posture in pain-free subjects

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2010
Read more

Compact and Low-Cost Optical Fiber Respiratory Monitoring Sensor Based on Intensity Interrogation

Assoc. Prof. Elfed Lewis
Dr. Sinead O'Keeffe
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
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The effect of low-dye taping on rearfoot motion and plantar pressure during the stance phase of gait.

Assoc. Prof. Norelee Kennedy
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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Ten-year follow-up of strengthening versus flexibility exercises with or without abdominal bracing in recurrent low back pain: Letter to the Editor.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
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'You're the best liar in the world': a grounded theory study of rowing athletes' experience of low back pain.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2021
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RESTORE-Cognitive functional therapy with or without movement sensor biofeedback versus usual care for chronic, disabling low back pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
Read more

Injury in professional Irish dancers.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
Read more

Comparing concentric isokinetic thigh muscle strength in female gaelic football players with and without previous hamstring injury

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
Read more

Electromyographic analysis of the three subdivisions of gluteus medius during weight-bearing exercises.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2010
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Conditioned Pain Modulation Efficiency Is Associated With Pain Catastrophizing in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2020
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Effect of pain neurophysiology education on physiotherapy students understanding of chronic pain, clinical recommendations and attitudes towards people with chronic pain: a randomised controlled trial

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
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Comparing concentric isokinetic thigh muscle strength in female Gaelic football players with and without previous hamstring injury

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT DISLOCATION: PATHOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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The effect of combined visual feedback and verbal encouragement on isokinetic concentric performance in healthy females

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
Read more

A validation study of a polymer optical fiber sensor for monitoring lumbar spine movement

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
Read more

Exploring patient experiences of participating in a group exercise class for the management of nonspecific shoulder pain: A qualitative study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2018
Read more

Lower levels of physical activity are associated with pain progression in older adults, a longitudinal study.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2021
Read more

General health complaints and sleep associated with new injury within an endurance sporting population: A prospective study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2020
Read more

Job satisfaction of professional Irish dancers: implications for performer health and well-being

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2013
Read more

Hamstring muscle strength before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A systematic review

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
Read more

Understanding pain among older persons: Part 1-the development of novel pain profiles and their association with disability and quality of life

Helen Purtill
Assoc. Prof. Norelee Kennedy
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
Read more

Individualised cognitive functional therapy compared with a combined exercise and pain education class for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: study protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial.

Helen Purtill
Assoc. Prof. Norelee Kennedy
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
Read more

The reliability of a wireless monitor for measurement of lumbar spine posture

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
Read more

The effect of a backrest and seat pan inclination on sitting discomfort and trunk muscle activation in subjects with extension-related low back pain

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
Read more

Compact and Low-Cost Optical Fiber Respiratory Monitoring Sensor Based on Intensity Interrogation

Assoc. Prof. Elfed Lewis
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
Read more

Individualised cognitive functional therapy compared with a combined exercise and pain education class for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: study protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial

Assoc. Prof. Norelee Kennedy
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
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Is thoracic spine posture associated with shoulder pain, range of motion and function? A systematic review

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2016
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Are group-based and individual physiotherapy exercise programmes equally effective for musculoskeletal conditions? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2017
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Exploring the lived experience and chronic low back pain beliefs of English-speaking Punjabi and white British people: a qualitative study within the NHS

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
LONDON
BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP
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A cross-sectional study of elite adult Irish dancers: biopsychosocial traits, pain, and injury

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2015
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The reliability of the CODA motion analysis system for lumbar spine analysis: A pilot study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2010
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Platelet-rich plasma for chronic tennis elbow

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2014
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Development of pain in older adults: a latent class analysis of biopsychosocial risk factors

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
PHILADELPHIA
LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
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No difference in gluteus medius activation in women with mild patellofemoral pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2012
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A brief period of sustained flexion or extension does not alter lumbo-pelvic repositioning sense in pain-free subjects

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2010
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NICE low back pain guidelines – opportunities and obstacles to change practice

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
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Hamstring muscle strength before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A systematic review.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
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Effect of Different Upright Sitting Postures on Spinal-Pelvic Curvature and Trunk Muscle Activation in a Pain-Free Population

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2006
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Notions of "optimal" posture are loaded with meaning. Perceptions of sitting posture among asymptomatic members of the community.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2021
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Examining what factors mediate treatment effect in chronic low back pain: A mediation analysis of a Cognitive Functional Therapy clinical trial

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2020
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Dance exposure, general health, sleep and injury in elite adolescent Irish dancers: A prospective study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2019
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Dance exposure, wellbeing and injury in collegiate Irish and contemporary dancers: A prospective study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2018
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Other Journals

The Beliefs of Third-Level Healthcare Students towards Low-Back Pain

Assoc. Prof. Norelee Kennedy
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
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Physiotherapy Practice Educators' Beliefs Towards Low Back Pain and Influence on Student Beliefs

Assoc. Prof. Norelee Kennedy
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2014
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Cognitive functional therapy intervention including biofeedback for LBP during cycling. A single case study

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2011
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Conference Publications

MACP Conference

Dr. Leonard O'Sullivan
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists: Annual Conference

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2006
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Emirates Physiotherapy Conference

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2006
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ER-WCPT 2nd European Congress on Physiotherapy Education

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Karen McCreesh
2008
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Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists: Annual Conference

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2006
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Physical Therapy in Sport Conference

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2006
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27th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2009
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British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine Conference: Posture-It¿s a pain.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2006
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2nd International Conference on Movement Dysfunction. Pain and Performance: Evidence and Effect

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2005
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Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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Irish Ergonomics Society Workshop

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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Interdisciplinary conference on low back and pelvic pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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World Congress of Physical Therapy

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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World Congress of Physical Therapy.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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MACP conference

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2006
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I.S.C.P Conference 2005. '100 Years of Physiotherapy in Ireland'

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2005
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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

Surface EMG - does the use of a Faraday room change measurement?

Dr. Susan Coote
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
Limerick
National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin
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Editorials

Unlocking the potential of physical activity for back health

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2017
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The ineffectiveness of paracetamol for spinal pain provides opportunities to better manage low back pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
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Unraveling the Complexity of Low Back Pain

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2016
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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

It shouldn't happen to a vet... Occupational injuries in veterinary practitioners working in Ireland

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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Dissection of gluteus maximus and medius with respect to their suggested roles in pelvic and hip stability: implications for rehabilitation?' ABSTRACT Physical Therapy in Sport. Vol 7 (4)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2006
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Activation of the subdivisions of gluteus medius during isometric hip contractions. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. Vol 5 (2) p60-61

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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An investigation of the effects of a Low Dye taping technique on foot motion and joint displacement during gait. ABSTRACT. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. Vol 4(3)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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An Isokinetic Knee Muscle Strength Profile comparing previously hamstring injured and uninjured Male Gaelic Footballers. ABSTRACT. Physiotherapy Ireland. Vol 28 (2) 75

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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The effect of Warm-up, Static and Dynamic Stretching on Hamstring Flexibility. Proceedings of the 27th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) Conference, Limerick, Ireland. p241.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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The Status of Gait Assessment among Physiotherapists in Ireland. Physical Therapy Reviews. Vol 13 (3)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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A Pilot Investigation into the effect of Dominance and Previous Injury on the Landing Strategy of Senior College Level Male Gaelic Footballers. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. Vol 5 (2) p62-63

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2009
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Influence of instruction method on recruitment ratio of vastus Medialis Obliques : Vastus Lateralis during a mini-squat. ABSTRACT Physiotherapy Ireland. Vol 27 (2)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2006
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Assessment of the effect of injury on the kinematic differences in the sagital plane upon landing. Proceedings of the 27th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) Conference, Limerick, Ireland. P441.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2009
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The relationship between previous hamstring injury and the concentric isokinetic knee muscle strength of Irish Gaelic Footballers. Physical Therapy Reviews Vol 13 (3)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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A survey of the prevalence, distribution of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms in a group of Irish veterinary practitioners

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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The status of gait assessment among physiotherapists in Ireland. ABSTRACT. Physiotherapy Ireland. Vol 27 (2)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2006
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Lumbar spine posture in senior and elite level rowers - a comparison with the low back pain population. Proceedings of the 27th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) Conference, Limerick, Ireland. P709

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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The Effect of Combined Visual Feedback and Verbal Encouragement on Isokinetic Concentric Quadriceps and Hamstring Performance in Healthy Females. Physiotherapy Ireland. Vol 29 (1)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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The tape measure as an indicator of quadriceps and hamstrings muscle strength in gaelic footballers. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. ABSTRACT Vol 5 (1)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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An Isokinetic Knee Muscle Strength Profile Comparing Female Gaelic Footballers with and without Previous Hamstring Injury. ABSTRACT. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. Vol 4(2)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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Measurement of thigh muscle size using tape or ultrasound is a poor indicator of thigh muscle strength. Proceedings of the 27th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) Conference, Limerick, Ireland. P736.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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The effect of different 'upright' sitting postures on trunk muscle activation in pain-free subjects. WCPT abstracts. Physiotherapy Vol 43 (Suppl 1)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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Hamstring Flexibility after Warm-up, Static and Dynamic Stretching in Individuals with a Previous Hamstring Injury and in Matched Controls. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. ABSTRACT Vol 5 (1)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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An Isokinetic Knee Muscle Strength Profile comparing Male Gaelic Footballers with and without Previous Hamstring Injury. ABSTRACT. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. Vol 4(2)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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An investigation of the activation of the subdivisions of gluteus medius during isometric hip contractions. Proceedings of the 27th International Society of biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) Conference, Limerick, Ireland. P878.

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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The contribution of gluteus maximus and gluteus medius to frontal plane stability of the hip: An anatomical study. Physiotherapy (WCPT abstracts)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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Female Gaelic football players' knowledge and practice of acute soft tissue injury management. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. Vol 4 (4) P40-41 ABSTRACT

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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An Isokinetic Knee Muscle Strength Profile Comparing Hurlers with and without Previous Hamstring Injury. ABSTRACT. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. Vol 4(2)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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An Investigation into Hip Muscle Strength of Previously Injured and Non-Injured Gaelic Footballers. Manual Therapy. 14:S14

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
Dr. Amanda Clifford
2009
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2006. A concentric isokinetic strength profile of gaelic footballers. ABSTRACT. Physiotherapy Ireland. Vol 28(1)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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Surface emg - does use of a Faraday room change measurement? ABSTRACT Vol 4(4)

Dr. Susan Coote
Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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The Effect of Combined Visual Feedback and Verbal Encouragement on Isokinetic Concentric Quadriceps and Hamstring Performance in Healthy Females. ABSTRACT. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. Vol 4 (2)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2007
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The tape measure as an indicator of quadriceps and hamstrings muscle strength in Gaelic footballers. Physical Therapy Reviews. 14 (3)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2009
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Back pain when sitting: Should everybody just sit up straight? Physiotherapy Ireland. Vol 29 (1)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2008
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A concentric isokinetic strength profile of gaelic footballers. ABSTRACT. Physiotherapy Ireland. Vol 28(1)

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2006
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Influence of instruction method on recruitment ratio of vastus Medialis Obliques : Vastus Lateralis during a mini-squat. ABSTRACT. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. Vol 3(4) p47-50

Dr. Kieran O'Sullivan
2006
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