Robert Moran

Lecturer
Health Care
Location: Building 41, Room 1024

Qualifications

BSc(Clinical Sciences) MHSc(Osteopathy)

Profile

Teaching Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Methods (musculoskeletal examination) in the Osteopathy programme. 

Research Supervision for Masters of Osteopathy.

Research Interests - Physical examination, backpain and rehabilitation.

Supervised thesis projects

Bond, Connor (2016). The relationship between clinical measures of scapular dyskinesis and pectoralis minor muscle length : an exploratory, cross-sectional study
Barnett, Lacey Ellen (2016). The effect of osteopathic manual therapy with breathing retraining on dysfunctional breathing and exercise economy : a randomised controlled trial
Miles, Joshua Ian William (2016). The effect of osteopathic intervention and corrective exercise on golf performance : a prospective case series
Kruchio, Attila (2016). An investigation of the relationship between the y-balance test and the sit-to-raise-test in a sample of active healthy adults : a cross-sectional correlation design
Ferguson, Whitney (2016). Effects of a sit-stand ergonomic intervention on musculoskeletal discomfort in sedentary office workers : a single case design
Scott-Weekly, Demelza (2016). Short-term influence of a percussive soft-tissue technique on active weightbearing dorsiflexion and Achilles tendon excursion : a case series
Sharma, Avish (2016). Inter and intra-examiner reliability of ultrasound elastography for assessment of the anterior thigh in healthy adults
Toledo, Maria Paula (2016). Reliability of ultrasound imaging measures of soft tissue stiffness using elastography in the posterior aspect of the leg
Bond, Connor (2016-12). The relationship between clinical measures of scapular dyskinesis and pectoralis minor muscle length : an exploratory, cross-sectional study
Harley, Jude James (2016-02-03). Reliability of deep cervical fascia and sternocleidomastoid thickness measurements using ultrasound imaging
Jenkins, Darryl Keith (2015). Inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of the Triple Joint Flexion Test (TJFT) scores in adolescent field and court athletes by novice raters
Rioufrays, Jessica (2015). Osteopathic clinical reasoning for the diagnosis and management of pelvic girdle pain associated with pregnancy : an interpretive descriptive study
Torenvlied-Whiting, Lana (2015). An investigation into the effect of experimental knee pain on quadriceps muscle torque during different contraction types
Archer, Daniel James (2015). Effects of standing workstations on occupational sedentary behaviour and metabolic health in office workers : a single-case study design
Rushworth, Wendy (2015). Investigation of instruments measuring healthcare practitioners' attitudes and beliefs toward low back pain : psychometric properties and survey of New Zealand osteopaths and manipulative physiotherapists
Taingahue, Matiu John (2015). An investigation of the biological variability of the Triple-Joint Flexion Test in adolescent male athletes using 2-D video analysis
Woolley, Sarah (2014). The efficacy of a 'novel mobilisation technique' on thoracic, lumbar, hip and knee range of motion
Stuhlmann, Naomi Helen (2014). Strength and flexibility of the hip, knee and ankle associated with patellofemoral pain syndrome : a case-control study
Roots, Simon Ashley (2014). Clinical reasoning in osteopathy : an investigation of diagnostic hypothesis generation for patients with acute low back pain
Ritter, Nicholas W. (2014). The effects of lumbar spine manipulation on the flexion-relaxation response in chronic low-back pain participants
Phillips, Nichole (2014). Effect of acute experimental hand pain on left-right discrimination response latency for hand recognition
Davies, Elaine L. (2014). Reliability of crural fascia and Achilles tendon excursion using ultrasound imaging : a pilot study
Deshmukh, Gajanan (2014). Exploring hamstrings flexion-relaxation phenomenon in experimental low back pain
Masters, Yashvant (2014). The effect of combining muscle energy technique with soft tissue massage on hamstring extensibility
Smythe, Amanda Kate (2014). Effect of myofascial release to the chest on glenohumeral internal rotation : a comparison of practitioner-applied vs self-applied techniques
Tan, YewJin (2013). The immediate effects of dry needling levator scapulae on neck rotation range of motion
Farquharson, Callum John Isaac (2013). The effect of a non-specific gluteal contraction on transient stiffness of the sacroiliac joint as measured by Doppler Imaging of Vibrations
Timberlake, Bradley John (2013). Normal sensory responses to variations in sequencing for the neurodynamic slump test
Hanson, Gail (2013). The effectiveness of the 'Bruce Jones sacroiliac technique' in treatment of people with chronic low back pain : a single cohort design
Mistry, Ritisha (2013). The attitudes and self-reported practices of New Zealand osteopaths to exercise consultation and its use within osteopathy
Ludwig, Martin (2013). Inter and intra-rater reliability of the manual assessment of respiratory motion ('MARM' technique) in adults
Frith, Kathryn Louise (2013). Investigating inter-relationships between pain, mobility, and posture following osteopathic treatment in patients with chronic neck pain
Chesterfield, Stephen David Mann (2013). The effects of dance on physical risk factors that influence falling in older adults
Russell, Tania (2013). The effects of dance on fall-related self-efficacy and quality of life, and the relationship between psychosocial and physical effects in older adults in New Zealand
Howat, Tony (2013). A single systems research design to examine the effectiveness of osteopathic treatment for people with osteoarthritis of the hip
Gasson, Monique (2013). The effects of osteopathic treatment on non-specific chronic neck pain and disability
Moore, Aimee M. (2013). The efficacy of surface electromyographic biofeedback assisted stretching for the treatment of chronic low back pain : a case-series
Armstrong, Jesse (2013). Evaluation of flexion-relaxation in the thoracic erector spinae and superficial lumbar multifidus during standing flexion and slumped sitting
Townsend, Leigh (2012). The effectiveness of a mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) program in a mixed chronic pain population
White, Nicholas (2012). The immediate effect of osteopathic 'rib raising' technique on heart rate variability : a randomised sham controlled experiment
Alanson, Nathan (2012). The immediate effects of manual therapy on dorsiflexion and joint position sense at the talocrural joint in participants with a history of lateral ankle sprain
Houvenagel, Matthias (2012). Inter and intra-rater reliability of rating criteria for the Floor Sitting Posture Screen
Hargovan, Bhakti (2012). The development of grading criteria and investigation of single rater test-retest reliability of selected floor sitting postures
Darragh, Tasman (2011). The effect of home-exercise with and without additional osteopathic treatment for those with shoulder impingement syndrome
Mitchell, Ashleigh (2011). Test-retest reliability and determinants of the Self Evaluation of Breathing Questionnaire (SEBQ): A measure of dysfunctional breathing
Peachey, Tonia (2011). Marketing in the osteopathic practice
Pender, Scott Francis (2011). Measurement of sacroiliac joint stiffness with Doppler imaging of vibrations - A reliability study
Dryburgh, Sarah (2011). Early development of a web-based resource for individuals with non-specific chronic low back pain: An action research-inspired approach
Grossmith, Heather (2011). The reliability and validity of manual examination procedures for the detection of musculoskeletal dysfunction in people with bronchial asthma
Treacher, Alastair (2011). Immediate effects of high-velocity thrust to the cervical spine on pressure pain threshold and pain-free grip strength in subjects with lateral epicondylalgia
Nicholls, Heather K. (2011). The effect of a single application of Muscle Energy Technique on hip extension range of motion
Mckay-Watts, Rebecca (2010). Development of a preliminary questionnaire to investigate the attitudes of NZ osteopaths regarding the use of exercise in osteopathy
Huang, Janice Hsin-I (2010). Effect of a novel osteopathic technique on the axial length of the eye
O'Brien, Claire (2010). Pilates can decrease chronic low back pain and related functional disability
Clarke, Richard John (2010). Depression, anxiety and positive outlook amongst patients presenting to an osteopathic training clinic : a prospective survey
Okyay, Leyla (2010). Predictors of functional improvement in people with chronic low back pain following a graded programme of movement control exercises
Morgan, James (2010). A comparative study of music and soft tissue massage on heart rate variability
Sharples, Lyndal (2010). Does a single thrust manipulation of the upper thoracic spine increase neck range of motion?
Pantelides, Markos (2009). The immediate effect of a 5-minute flexed posture on lumbar spine reposition sense
Mason, Jesse (2009). The use of ideomotor therapy in the treatment of chronic neck pain: A single systems research design
Gabin, Marshall (2009). An investigation into the effects of manual technique targeted towards psoas major muscle on lumbar range of motion
Cowan, Joseph (2009). Effect of fatigue on proprioceptive acuity in the asymptomatic untrained male knee
Aitken, Andrew William (2009). Reliability of visual assessment of forward head posture in standing
Carrington, Abby Louise (2009). Attitudes and beliefs of New Zealand osteopaths towards chronic pain
Naysmith, Nicholas (2009). Cavitation of the cervical spine using rotational high velocity/low amplitude thrusts: finding consistency, relationships and beliefs
Yardley, Simon (2009). Effects of an osteopathic clinical based approach for the treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain in factory workers: A single cohort, pilot study
Collard, Kim (2009). Preliminary prediction models for autonomic nervous system response to a cranial osteopathic technique
Hosking, Sharon (2009). The effect of osteopathic manipulative techniques on diaphragm movement and respiratory function in asymptomatic subjects
Wittwer Blaser, Pia (2009). New Zealand osteopaths' attitudes to 'Evidence-based practice' - development of a questionnaire and preliminary results
Stewart, Matthew (2008). Estimation of instantaneous and cumulative loads on the low back and neck of osteopaths while performing the pre-thrust positioning for a high velocity, low amplitude thrust technique applied to the thoracic spine
Morgan, Larissa (2008). The effect of pain associated with delayed onset muscle soreness on the autonomic nervous system as measured by heart rate variability
Taylor, Nicholas (2008). Efficacy of the 'Still technique' on dorsiflexion at the talocrural joint in patients with a history of ankle injury
Wood, Lewis (2008). An investigation into the effects of a posterior-to-anterior lumbar mobilisation technique on neurodynamic mobility in the lower limb
Rowe, Philip (2008). The effect of a 3 minute static posture on cervical spine position sense in asymptomatic participants
Hutchinson, James (2007). An investigation into the efficacy of strain-counterstrain technique to produce immediate changes in pressure pain thresholds in symptomatic subjects
Spurdle, Anastasia (2004). Effects of a six week beginner pilates exercise programme on transversus abdominis thickness in low back pain subjects

Publications

Moran, R.W., Schneiders, A.G., Mason, J., & Sullivan, S.J. (2017). Do Functional Movement Screen (FMS) composite scores predict subsequent injury? A systematic review with meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine (Vol. X(X)).

Phillips, N., McLaren, S., Mannion, J., & Moran, R. (2017). Pain and left-right discrimination; more complicated than we thought? Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Pain Society Inc, Nelson, New Zealand.

Moran, R. W., Mason, J., Schneiders, A. G., Major, K., & Sullivan, S. J. (2016). Can a pre-participation test of movement quality predict injury in sport and exercise? Systematic review of reliability and validity for the 'Functional Movement Screen'. University of Otago, University of Otago Postgraduate Symposium "Health, Movement and Lifestyle: A Multidisciplinary Approach.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3824

Reyland, V., McEwen, M., & Moran, R. W. (2016). Poor Correlation Between Three Popular Functional Movement Tests in Professional Rugby Players Indicates Each Test Addresses a Different Aspect of Movement Quality. Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Annual Conference: Changing NZ Perspectives on Active Health and Human Performance, Avantidome, Cambridge, New Zealand.

Okyay, L., Bacon, C. J., O'Brien, C. M., & Moran, R. W. (2016). Predicting Clinical Outcome Following Pilates Exercise Rehabilitation in People with Chronic Low Back Pain. Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Annual Conference: Changing NZ Perspectives on Active Health and Human Performance, Avantidome, Cambridge, New Zealand.

O'Brien, C. M., Okyay, L., Bacon, C. J., Hilton, C. J., & Moran, R. W. (2016). Pilates Exercise Improves Chronic Low Back Pain and Patient-Specific Disability. Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Annual Conference: Changing NZ Perspectives on Active Health and Human Performance, Avantidome, Cambridge, New Zealand.

Jenkins, D. K., Taingahue, M. J., & Moran, R. W. (2016). Novice Raters Demonstrate Acceptable Inter-Rater and Intra-Rater Reliability of the Triple Joint Flexion Test ('TJFT') Scores in Adolescent Field and Court Athletes. Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Annual Conference: Changing NZ Perspectives on Active Health and Human Performance, Avantidome, Cambridge, New Zealand.

Green, T. C., Bacon, C. J., Bourgeois, F. A., Hall, J. S., Taingahue, M. J., & Moran, R. W. (2016). Improving Jump and Reach Height with Osteopathic Manual Therapy Techniques in Female Recreational Overhead Athletes. Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Annual Conference: Changing NZ Perspectives on Active Health and Human Performance, Avantidome, Cambridge, New Zealand.

Moran, R. (2016). Somatic dysfunction - Conceptually fascinating, but does it help us address health needs? International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. 22).

Scott-Weekly, D., Allen, S., Hutchinson, J. R., & Moran, R. W. (2016). Improvement in Active Weight-Bearing Dorsiflexion and Achilles Tendon Excursion Following Soft-Tissue Percussion: A Case Series. Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Annual Conference: Changing NZ Perspectives on Active Health and Human Performance, Avantidome, Cambridge, New Zealand.

Archer, D. J., Robb, S., Niven, E., & Moran, R. W. (2016). Standing Workstations: Experience, Acceptability, and Effects on Occupational Sedentary Behaviour and Metabolic Health of Office Workers. Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Annual Conference: Changing NZ Perspectives on Active Health and Human Performance, Avantidome, Cambridge, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3728

Moran, R. W., Schneiders, A. G., Mason, J., Major, K., & Sullivan, S. J. (2016). Can a Pre-Participation Test of Movement Quality Predict Injury in Sport and Exercise? Systematic Reviews of Reliability and Validity of the 'Functional Movement Screen'. Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Annual Conference: Changing NZ Perspectives on Active Health and Human Performance, Avantidome, Cambridge, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3729

Andrews, N., Bacon, C. J., Scollay, F., Hart, M. J. A., & Moran, R. W. (2016). The Effects of Yoga as an Adjunct to Home-Based Exercises on Chronic Non-Specific Neck Pain and Disability. Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Annual Conference: Changing NZ Perspectives on Active Health and Human Performance, Avantidome, Cambridge, New Zealand.

Benjamin, J. G., Bacon, C. J., Verhoeff, W. J., & Moran, R. W. (2016). Preliminary development of a complex intervention for osteopathic management of dysfunctional breathing. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. 21).

Vaughan, B., Moran, R. W., Tehan, P., Fryer, G., Holmes, M., Vogel, S., & Taylor, A. (2016). Manual therapy and cervical artery dysfunction: identification of potential risk factors in clinical encounters. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. In press).

Moran, R. W. (2015). Why we couldn't name a degree course "A user guide to movement, sugar, sleep, and sex" and other lessons from teaching ancestral health principles. The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand Te Kauwhata Tūhauora o Aotearoa, Queenstown, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3932

Hanson, G. C., Jones, B., Bacon, C. J., & Moran, R. W. (2015). Exploration of clinical changes following a novel mobilisation technique for treatment of chronic low back pain: A single cohort design. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (Vol. In press).

Moore, A., Mannion, J., & Moran, R. W. (2015). The efficacy of surface electromyographic biofeedback assisted stretching for the treatment of chronic low back pain: A case-series. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (Vol. 19(1)).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2705

Moran, R.W., Schneiders, A.G., Major, K.M., & Sullivan, S.J. (2015). How reliable are Functional Movement Screening scores? A systematic review of rater reliability. British Journal of Sports Medicine (Vol. epub).

Roots, S.A., Niven, E., & Moran, R.W. (2015). Osteopaths' clinical reasoning during consultation with patients experiencing acute low back pain: A qualitative case study approach. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. epub).

Mitchell, A.J., Bacon, C.J., & Moran, R.W. (2015). Reliability and Determinants of Self-Evaluation of Breathing Questionnaire (SEBQ) Score: A Symptoms-Based Measure of Dysfunctional Breathing. Applied Biofeedback and Psychophysiology (Vol. epub).

Hutchinson, J., Reid, D., Hing, W., & Moran, R. (2015). A survey of the management and classification of patients presenting with neck pain to osteopathic and physiotherapy practices. 2015 New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Biennial Scientific Conference - Translating Research into Practice, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Moran, R. (2013). Recognising patient-centred care in a clinical trials of osteopathy - towards a more pragmatic approach. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. 16).

Lucas, N., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Moran, R., Rickards, L., Turner, R., and Bogduk, N. (2013). The reliability of a quality appraisal tool for studies of diagnostic reliability (QAREL). BMC Medical Research Methodology, doi:10.1186/1471-2288-13-111 (Vol. 13(1)).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2706

Wood, L., and Moran, R. (2011). Investigation into the effects of a posterior-to-anterior lumbar mobilisation technique on neurodynamic mobility in the lower limb. SportEx Dynamics (Vol. 27(Jan)).

Moran, RW (2010). On the biopsychosocial model, mindfulness meditation and improving teaching and learning in osteopathy technique (Editorial). International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. 13(2)).

Lucas, N., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Moran, R., and Bogduk, N. (2009). Reliability of physical examination for diagnosis of myofascial trigger points: a systematic review of the literature. Clinical Journal of Pain (Vol. 25 (1)).

Morgan, L., Hilton, C., and Moran, R. (2008). The effect of pain associated with delayed onset muscle soreness on the autonomic nervous system as measured by heart rate variability. 2nd Australia and New Zealand Osteopathic Research Conference.

Gosling, C., Moran, R., and Vogel, S. (2008). Attitudes towards research in Australian and New Zealand osteopaths. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. 11 4).

Pownall, P., Moran, R., and Stewart, A. (2008). Consistency of standing and seated posture of asymptomatic male adults over a one-week interval: A digital camera analysis of multiple landmarks. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. 11 2).

Moran, R. W., and Lucas, N. P. (2008). International perspectives on evidence - uses and abuses. General Osteopathic Council Research Conference. Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK.

Moran, R., Bolton, A., and Standen, C. (2008). An investigation into the side of joint cavitation associated with cervical spine manipulation. 2nd Australia and New Zealand Osteopathic Research Conference.

Clamp, M., Stewart, A., Roy, D., and Moran, R. (2008). The effects of segmental vibration on hamstring range of motion. 2nd Australia and New Zealand Osteopathic Research Conference, Melbourne.

Lucas, N., and Moran, R. (2008). 10 Years of research in the journal: What's next? Editorial. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. 11 1).

Bolton, A., Moran, R., and Standen, C. (2007). An investigation into the side of joint cavitation associated with cervical spine manipulation. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. 10 4).

Lucas, N., and Moran, R. (2007). Is their a place for science in the definition of osteopathy? Editorial. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. 10 4).

Lucas, N., and Moran, R. (2007). Researching osteopathy: Who is responsible? Editorial. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. 10).

Syrett, H., and Moran, R. (2007). Efficacy of manual intermittent compression in reducing the signs, symptoms and duration of delayed onset muscle soreness. Australia and New Zealand Osteopathy Research Conference (ANZORC).

Waugh, J., Moran, R., and Standen, C. (2007). An observational study of motion induced in the lumbar-pelvic complex during 'harmonic' technique: A preliminary investigation. Australia and New Zealand Osteopathy Research Conference (ANZORC).

Waugh, J., Moran, R., and Standen, C. (2007). An observational study of motion induced in the lumbar-pelvic complex during 'harmonic' technique: A preliminary investigation. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. 10).

Clarke, V., Moran, R., and Horgan, C. (2007). Validity and reliability of clinical examination for musculoskeletal dysfunction observed in adults with bronchial asthma. Australia and New Zealand Osteopathy Research Conference (ANZORC).

Moran, R., Stewart, A., and Spurdle, A. (2007). Reliability of B-Mode ultrasound for measurement of transversus adominis thickness Abstract. Medicine and Science in Sports and ExerciseAmerican College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 54th Annual Meeting (Vol. 39 (5) Supplement).

Mirkovic, M., and Moran, R. (2007). Effectiveness of osteopathic treatment on simple, mechanical neck pain - A pragmatic, single subject research design. Australia and New Zealand Osteopathy Research Conference (ANZORC).

Milnes, K., and Moran, R. (2007). Physiological effects of a CV4 cranial osteopathic technique on autonomic nervous system function: A preliminary investigation. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Vol. 10 1).

Moran, R. N., & Lucas, N. (2005). (Editorial) IJOM: An international journal for an international readership. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 8 (1), 1.

Moran, R. N. (2005). Editor. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Moran, R. N. (2005). (Editorial) Osteopathy in the cranial field - moving towards evidence for causality and effectiveness. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 8 (3), 79-80.

Moran, R. N. (2005). (Viewpoint) Effectiveness of cervical spine manipulation and prescribed exercise in reduction of cervicogenic headache pain and frequency: A single case study experimental design. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 8 (3), 114-116.

Lucas, N., & Moran, R. N. (2005). (Editorial) What is the significance of somatic dysfunction in a multicausal model of aetiology? International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 8 (2), 39-40.

Moran, R. W., & Lucas, N. P. (2004). Single system research designs in osteopathic medicine: A simple cost effective approach we can't afford to ignore. Presented to the 5th International Conference for Advances in Osteopathic Research, 10 - 12 September, Lake Erie, PA, USA.

Moran, R. W. (2004). Co-editor. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Lucas, N. P., & Moran, R. W. (2004). Editorial: The Seven Year Itch. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 7 (1), 7.

Accident Compensation Corporation, & Moran, R. N. (2004). The diagnosis and management of soft tissue shoulder injuries and related disorders: Best practice evidence-based guidelines (Report to Accident Compensation Corporation by the New Zealand Guidelines Group). Wellington, New Zealand.

Moran, R. W., & Mullaney, A. (2003). What is the clinical utility of the cervical extension rotation test as routinely applied in the premanipulative screening process. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 6 (1), 24-29.

Moran, R. W., & Lucas, N. P. (2003). Editorial (Untitled). Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 6 (2), 58.

Lucas, N. P., & Moran, R. N. (2003). Editorial: Practice-based osteopathic research. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 6 (1), 6.

Lucas, N. P., & Moran, R. N. (2003). Osteopathy. In T. Robson (Ed.), An introduction to complementary medicine. Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin Academic.