L M Straker

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Affiliation: Curtin University of Technology
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Barriers and enablers for participation in healthy lifestyle programs by adolescents who are overweight: a qualitative study of the opinions of adolescents, their parents and community stakeholders
    Kyla L Smith
    School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 14:53. 2014
  2. pmc Screen-based media use clusters are related to other activity behaviours and health indicators in adolescents
    Leon Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Health Sciences, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth 6845, WA, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:1174. 2013
  3. pmc Rationale, design and methods for a staggered-entry, waitlist controlled clinical trial of the impact of a community-based, family-centred, multidisciplinary program focussed on activity, food and attitude habits (Curtin University's Activity, Food and At
    Leon M Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:471. 2012
  4. pmc Chronic low back pain is associated with reduced vertebral bone mineral measures in community-dwelling adults
    Andrew M Briggs
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:49. 2012
  5. pmc Low back pain in 17 year olds has substantial impact and represents an important public health disorder: a cross-sectional study
    Peter B O'Sullivan
    School of Physiotherapy and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:100. 2012
  6. pmc Back and neck pain are related to mental health problems in adolescence
    Clare S Rees
    School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:382. 2011
  7. pmc Fitness, motor competence and body composition as correlates of adolescent neck/shoulder pain: an exploratory cross-sectional study
    Mark C Perry
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 8:290. 2008
  8. pmc Rationale, design and methods for a randomised and controlled trial to evaluate "Animal Fun" - a program designed to enhance physical and mental health in young children
    Jan P Piek
    School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 10:78. 2010
  9. pmc Individuals with chronic low back pain have greater difficulty in engaging in positive lifestyle behaviours than those without back pain: an assessment of health literacy
    Andrew M Briggs
    School of Physiotherapy and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:161. 2011
  10. pmc Neck/shoulder pain in adolescents is not related to the level or nature of self-reported physical activity or type of sedentary activity in an Australian pregnancy cohort
    Andrew M Briggs
    School of Physiotherapy and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:87. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint Barriers and enablers for participation in healthy lifestyle programs by adolescents who are overweight: a qualitative study of the opinions of adolescents, their parents and community stakeholders
    Kyla L Smith
    School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 14:53. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc Screen-based media use clusters are related to other activity behaviours and health indicators in adolescents
    Leon Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Health Sciences, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth 6845, WA, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:1174. 2013
    ..The aim of this paper was to investigate whether distinct clusters of SBM use exist, and if so, to examine the relationship of any identified clusters with other activity/sedentary behaviours and physical and mental health indicators...
  3. pmc Rationale, design and methods for a staggered-entry, waitlist controlled clinical trial of the impact of a community-based, family-centred, multidisciplinary program focussed on activity, food and attitude habits (Curtin University's Activity, Food and At
    Leon M Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:471. 2012
    ..Reviews have concluded that there is a substantive evidence gap for effective intervention, but physical activity, lifestyle change and family involvement have been identified as promising foci for treatment...
  4. pmc Chronic low back pain is associated with reduced vertebral bone mineral measures in community-dwelling adults
    Andrew M Briggs
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:49. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Low back pain in 17 year olds has substantial impact and represents an important public health disorder: a cross-sectional study
    Peter B O'Sullivan
    School of Physiotherapy and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:100. 2012
    ..Prevalence of low back pain (LBP) rises rapidly during adolescence, reaching adult levels by the age of 18. It has been suggested that adolescent LBP is benign with minimal impact, despite limited evidence...
  6. pmc Back and neck pain are related to mental health problems in adolescence
    Clare S Rees
    School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:382. 2011
    ..This study sought to extend earlier findings by examining the relationship between mental health problems as measured by the Child Behaviour Check List (CBCL) and the experience of back and neck pain in adolescents...
  7. pmc Fitness, motor competence and body composition as correlates of adolescent neck/shoulder pain: an exploratory cross-sectional study
    Mark C Perry
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 8:290. 2008
    ..Several risk factors for this condition have been investigated, but no studies have previously evaluated associations between fitness, motor competence, body composition and adolescent NSP...
  8. pmc Rationale, design and methods for a randomised and controlled trial to evaluate "Animal Fun" - a program designed to enhance physical and mental health in young children
    Jan P Piek
    School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 10:78. 2010
    ..This program was designed to improve the child's movement skills, both fine and gross, and their perceptions of their movement ability, promote appropriate social skills and improve social-emotional development...
  9. pmc Individuals with chronic low back pain have greater difficulty in engaging in positive lifestyle behaviours than those without back pain: an assessment of health literacy
    Andrew M Briggs
    School of Physiotherapy and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:161. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to measure broad elements of health literacy among individuals with CLBP and without LBP using the HeLMS...
  10. pmc Neck/shoulder pain in adolescents is not related to the level or nature of self-reported physical activity or type of sedentary activity in an Australian pregnancy cohort
    Andrew M Briggs
    School of Physiotherapy and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:87. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to comprehensively examine the association between NSP and the level and nature of physical activity, and type of sedentary activity in adolescents...
  11. pmc Spinal pain and nutrition in adolescents--an exploratory cross-sectional study
    Mark C Perry
    School of Physiotherapy and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Perth, WA, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:138. 2010
    ..The objective of this exploratory cross sectional study was to evaluate associations between diet and adolescent spinal pain...
  12. pmc Thoracic spine pain in the general population: prevalence, incidence and associated factors in children, adolescents and adults. A systematic review
    Andrew M Briggs
    School of Physiotherapy and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, 6845, Western Australia, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:77. 2009
    ..A rigorous evaluation of the prevalence, incidence, correlates and risk factors needs to be undertaken in order for epidemiologic data to be meaningfully used to develop evidence-based prevention and treatment recommendations for TSP...
  13. pmc Regional differences in lumbar spinal posture and the influence of low back pain
    Tim Mitchell
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Kent St, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:152. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine; if there are regional differences in habitual lumbar spine posture and movement, and if these findings are influenced by LBP...
  14. ncbi request reprint The impact of computer display height and desk design on 3D posture during information technology work by young adults
    L Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth 6845, Australia
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 18:336-49. 2008
    ..Lower display heights increased head and neck flexion with more spinal asymmetry when working with paper. The curved desk, designed to provide forearm support, increased scapula elevation/protraction and shoulder flexion/abduction...
  15. doi request reprint The influence of desk and display design on posture and muscle activity variability whilst performing information technology tasks
    L Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth 6845, Australia
    Appl Ergon 40:852-9. 2009
    ..Variation is influenced independently of mean postures and muscle amplitudes and therefore needs to be considered to adequately assess the risk of musculoskeletal disorders...
  16. doi request reprint Relationships between prolonged neck/shoulder pain and sitting spinal posture in male and female adolescents
    Leon M Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Man Ther 14:321-9. 2009
    ..Adolescents with prolonged NSP had more flexed cervicothoracic posture, more erect trunk and more lumbar lordosis. When gender was controlled, only lumbar lordosis was related to the presence of prolonged NSP...
  17. ncbi request reprint The effects of walking and cycling computer workstations on keyboard and mouse performance
    Leon Straker
    Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Hum Factors 51:831-44. 2009
    ..This study aimed to determine the effects of active workstation designs on speed and error during typing, mouse pointing, and combined type and mouse-use tasks...
  18. doi request reprint Effect of visual display height on modelled upper and lower cervical gravitational moment, muscle capacity and relative strain
    L Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Ergonomics 52:204-21. 2009
    ..The current findings provide more detailed biomechanical evidence that ergonomists can incorporate with usability and other evidence to determine appropriate display height recommendations...
  19. pmc Rationale, design and methods for a randomised and controlled trial to investigate whether home access to electronic games decreases children's physical activity
    Leon M Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:212. 2009
    ..Given that many children play electronic games, a better understanding of the effect of electronic game use on PA is critical to inform child health policy and intervention...
  20. doi request reprint Increased physical work loads in modern work--a necessity for better health and performance?
    Leon Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Ergonomics 52:1215-25. 2009
    ..Ergonomics can design work to a prescription that can not only reduce injury risk but enhance health and capacity. However, this will require a change in paradigm...
  21. doi request reprint Principles for the wise use of computers by children
    L Straker
    Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Ergonomics 52:1386-401. 2009
    ..Ergonomics can provide and promote guidelines for wise use of computers by children and by doing so promote the positive effects and reduce the negative effects of computer-child, and subsequent computer-adult, interaction...
  22. pmc Rationale, design and methods for a randomised and controlled trial of the impact of virtual reality games on motor competence, physical activity, and mental health in children with developmental coordination disorder
    Leon M Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:654. 2011
    ..VR games are beginning to be used for rehabilitation, however there is no reported trial of the impact of these games on motor coordination in children with developmental coordination disorder...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sitting spinal posture in adolescents differs between genders, but is not clearly related to neck/shoulder pain: an observational study
    Leon M Straker
    Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 54:127-33. 2008
    ..Is neck/shoulder pain in adolescents related to their sitting spinal posture, taking account of gender?..
  24. ncbi request reprint The effect of individually adjusted workstations on upper quadrant posture and muscle activity in school children
    Leon Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth 6845, Western Australia
    Work 18:239-48. 2002
    ..The role of forearm support in decreasing trapezius activity is also discussed...
  25. ncbi request reprint The association between information and communication technology exposure and physical activity, musculoskeletal and visual symptoms and socio-economic status in 5-year-olds
    L M Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Child Care Health Dev 32:343-51. 2006
    ..Despite this concern, there are no large-scale studies relating the use of computers to specific health indicators in children as they reach school age...
  26. doi request reprint Children have less variable postures and muscle activities when using new electronic information technology compared with old paper-based information technology
    L Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 19:e132-43. 2009
    ..Children should therefore be encouraged to ensure task variety when using new IT to offset the greater posture and muscle activity monotony...
  27. ncbi request reprint Optimizing the interaction of children with information and communication technologies
    L Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, 6845, Western Australia
    Ergonomics 48:506-21. 2005
    ..The paper ends with a pathway to the development and implementation of guidelines about child information and communication technology use for different groups of guideline users...
  28. ncbi request reprint Children's posture and muscle activity at different computer display heights and during paper information technology use
    Leon Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA, 6845, Australia
    Hum Factors 50:49-61. 2008
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint A randomized and controlled trial of a participative ergonomics intervention to reduce injuries associated with manual tasks: physical risk and legislative compliance
    L Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
    Ergonomics 47:166-88. 2004
    ..Inspectors audited the workplaces again, 9 months following the intervention. The results showed a significant decrease in estimates of manual task risk and suggested better legal compliance in the Experimental group...
  30. ncbi request reprint A review of research on techniques for lifting low-lying objects: 2. Evidence for a correct technique
    Leon M Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Work 20:83-96. 2003
    ..Recommendations for correct lifting technique guidelines are given for where technique training must be provided...
  31. ncbi request reprint A review of research on techniques for lifting low-lying objects: 1. Criteria for evaluation
    Leon M Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Work 19:9-18. 2002
    ..Each criterion is described and its validity discussed to provide the reader with a better understanding of the criteria, and thus the evidence available...
  32. doi request reprint A comparison of posture and muscle activity during tablet computer, desktop computer and paper use by young children
    L M Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
    Ergonomics 51:540-55. 2008
    ..However, the physical impact of using this type of technology is not known. The findings of this study provide the first tablet-specific evidence to inform guidelines on wise use of tablet computers by children...
  33. doi request reprint The effect of forearm support on children's head, neck and upper limb posture and muscle activity during computer use
    Leon Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 19:965-74. 2009
    ..The provision of a supporting surface for the arm is therefore likely to be useful for reducing musculoskeletal stresses associated with computing tasks for children...
  34. ncbi request reprint The impact of computer display height and desk design on muscle activity during information technology work by young adults
    L Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth 6845, Australia
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 18:606-17. 2008
    ..A curved desk resulted in increased proximal muscle activity. There was no substantial interaction between display and desk...
  35. ncbi request reprint The use of a mechanism-based classification system to evaluate and direct management of a patient with non-specific chronic low back pain and motor control impairment--a case report
    W Dankaerts
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University, Bentley 6102, WA, Australia
    Man Ther 12:181-91. 2007
  36. doi request reprint Neck/shoulder pain is more strongly related to depressed mood in adolescent girlsĀ than in boys
    C M Pollock
    School of Psychology, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Australia
    Man Ther 16:246-51. 2011
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Upper quadrant postural changes of school children in response to interaction with different information technologies
    Andrew Briggs
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    Ergonomics 47:790-819. 2004
    ..The biophysical impact and the suitability of the three different information technologies are discussed...
  38. doi request reprint The validity and intra-tester reliability of a clinical measure of humeral head position
    Leanda McKenna
    Curtin University of Technology, School of Physiotherapy, G P O Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Man Ther 14:397-403. 2009
    ..Significant differences between the positions of sit neutral and sit with abduction were found (p<0.001). Humeral head palpation in sit abduction demonstrates sufficient validity and reliability for clinical use...
  39. doi request reprint Classification of sagittal thoraco-lumbo-pelvic alignment of the adolescent spine in standing and its relationship to low back pain
    Anne Smith
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:2101-7. 2008
    ..A prospective study of the sagittal standing posture of 766 adolescents...
  40. ncbi request reprint Lumbopelvic kinematics and trunk muscle activity during sitting on stable and unstable surfaces
    Peter O'Sullivan
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 36:19-25. 2006
    ..A single-group comparative study...
  41. doi request reprint The relationship between back muscle endurance and physical, lifestyle, and psychological factors in adolescents
    Anne J Smith
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth WA 6845, Australia
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 40:517-23. 2010
    ..Cross-sectional investigation...
  42. ncbi request reprint Differences in sitting postures are associated with nonspecific chronic low back pain disorders when patients are subclassified
    Wim Dankaerts
    Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:698-704. 2006
    ..A comparative study...
  43. doi request reprint Identification of modifiable personal factors that predict new-onset low back pain: a prospective study of female nursing students
    Tim Mitchell
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
    Clin J Pain 26:275-83. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate modifiable personal characteristics that predicted new-onset LBP in nursing students...
  44. doi request reprint The inter-tester reliability of humeral head position in junior swimmers
    Leanda McKenna
    Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, School of Physiotherapy, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Phys Ther Sport 10:97-100. 2009
    ..To determine the inter-tester reliability of a clinical measure of humeral head position...
  45. ncbi request reprint Altered patterns of superficial trunk muscle activation during sitting in nonspecific chronic low back pain patients: importance of subclassification
    Wim Dankaerts
    Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2017-23. 2006
    ..A cross-sectional comparative study between healthy controls and two subgroups of nonspecific chronic low back pain (LBP) patients...
  46. doi request reprint 'I am absolutely shattered': the impact of chronic low back pain on Australian Aboriginal people
    I B Lin
    Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
    Eur J Pain 16:1331-41. 2012
    ..A qualitative, culturally secure research approach was used to explore this assumption...
  47. doi request reprint Fitness, motor competence, and body composition are weakly associated with adolescent back pain
    Mark Perry
    Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 39:439-49. 2009
    ..Cross-sectional survey...
  48. doi request reprint Low back pain characteristics from undergraduate student to working nurse in Australia: a cross-sectional survey
    Tim Mitchell
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 45:1636-44. 2008
    ..Recent literature suggests current preventative strategies are not consistently effective in improving low back injury statistics among health care populations...
  49. doi request reprint Bone health and back pain: what do we know and where should we go?
    A M Briggs
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Osteoporos Int 20:209-19. 2009
    ..Further research is required to clarify the impact of back pain on bone health at different lifespan stages using prospective cohort designs...
  50. ncbi request reprint The inter-examiner reliability of a classification method for non-specific chronic low back pain patients with motor control impairment
    W Dankaerts
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University, Bentley 6102, WA, Australia
    Man Ther 11:28-39. 2006
    ..These studies demonstrate the reliability of this multi-dimensional mechanism-based CS and provide essential evidence in a multi-step validation process. A fully validated CS will have significant research and clinical application...
  51. doi request reprint Biopsychosocial factors are associated with low back pain in female nursing students: a cross-sectional study
    Tim Mitchell
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:678-88. 2009
    ..Modifiable personal factors which contribute to low back pain have proven difficult to identify, but are thought to play an important role in the biopsychosocial nature of low back pain...
  52. doi request reprint In vivo laboratory validation of the physiometer: a measurement system for long-term recording of posture and movements in the workplace
    Leon Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Ergonomics 53:672-84. 2010
    ..Further technology should be developed to unobtrusively capture accurate all day 3-D kinematics...
  53. doi request reprint A comparison of posture and muscle activity means and variation amongst young children, older children and young adults whilst working with computers
    Barbara Maslen
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Work 32:311-20. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that whilst there may be differences in how children and adults use computers, basic principles of encouraging appropriate postures and variation should apply for both children and adults...
  54. doi request reprint Why do children think they get discomfort related to daily activities?
    Jemma Coleman
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    Work 32:267-74. 2009
    ..This study shows that children are developing beliefs that tend to reflect scientific knowledge about risk factors. These beliefs could be incorporated into preventative health interventions...
  55. ncbi request reprint Perceived school bag load, duration of carriage, and method of transport to school are associated with spinal pain in adolescents: an observational study
    Clare Haselgrove
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Aust J Physiother 54:193-200. 2008
    ..load of school bags and the prevalence of spinal pain different between male and female adolescents? Is use of school bags related to perceived load of school bags? Are use and perceived load of school bags related to spinal pain?..
  56. ncbi request reprint A comparison of symptomatic and asymptomatic office workers performing monotonous keyboard work--2: neck and shoulder kinematics
    Grace P Y Szeto
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Man Ther 10:281-91. 2005
    ..The individual differences in postural habits appeared to be independent of the physical environment. These results suggest motor control changes are associated with the presence of WRNULD...
  57. ncbi request reprint A comparison of symptomatic and asymptomatic office workers performing monotonous keyboard work--1: neck and shoulder muscle recruitment patterns
    Grace P Y Szeto
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Man Ther 10:270-80. 2005
    ..These findings indicate that altered muscle recruitment patterns observed in the symptomatic subjects preceded the onset of task discomfort, and this finding may have important implications for the etiology of WRNULD...
  58. doi request reprint Carer experience of back pain is associated with adolescent back pain experience even when controlling for other carer and family factors
    Peter B O'Sullivan
    Schools of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Clin J Pain 24:226-31. 2008
    ..The study objectives were (1) to determine if adolescent back pain is related to carer back pain; and (2) to examine whether other carer and family factors accounted for any such relationship...
  59. pmc Computer use and habitual spinal posture in Australian adolescents
    Leon M Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
    Public Health Rep 122:634-43. 2007
    ..However, it is unknown if computer use and habitual postures are associated. The objective of this study was to evaluate associations between adolescent computer use and habitual postures...