Dr Cathy Chapple
University of Otago
School of Physiotherapy
My main area of research is the physiotherapy management of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly osteoarthritis. Recent research has been looking at exergaming (gamification of therapeutic exercise) to investigate:
– Enjoyment and engagement with exercise
– Adherence to exercise therapy
– Impact on patient outcomes
Other areas of research include manual therapy for knee osteoarthritis, splinting for thumb osteoarthritis, and the role of the neck in persistent post-concussion symptoms.