Katie de Luca


Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Location: Newcastle, Australia
URL: http://kdchiropractic.vpweb.com.au/
Dr. Katie de Luca is a qualified exercise physiologist and sports chiropractor. She is currently enrolled in doctoral studies looking at the profiles of pain in older women with arthritis, and shall investigate whether novel neuropathic pain mechanisms play a role in the manifestation of chronic and enduring pain in sufferers of arthritis.
1. Full kinetic chain manual and manipulative therapy plus exercise compared with targeted manual and manipulative therapy plus exercise for symptomatic osteoarthritis of the hip - a randomised clinical trial. In Press - Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

2. A randomised controlled trial of chiropractic management for the lower limb kinetic chain in sufferers of hip osteoarthritis: a protocol. In Press – Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.

3. A single-group pre-test post-test design using full kinetic chain manipulative therapy with rehabilitation in the treatment of 27 patients with hip osteoarthritis, 2010,The Journal of the American Chiropractic Association.

4. The Biopsychosocial model of pain and its relevance to chiropractors, 2006, Chiropractic Journal of Australia.


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    Płomiński J, Kwiatkowski K. [History of hip arthroplasty]. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2007;22:83-5 pubmed
    ..The future of hip arthroplasty is connected with hip resurfacing. Moreover, the higher number of primary hip plasty the more prosthesis are loosening. The treatment is far more difficult and more expensive. ..
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    de Luca K, Parkinson L, Byles J, Lo T, Pollard H, Blyth F. The Prevalence and Cross-Sectional Associations of Neuropathic-like Pain Among Older, Community-Dwelling Women with Arthritis. Pain Med. 2016;: pubmed
    ..Neuropathic-like pain in women with arthritis was common and is associated with greater disability and poorer quality of life. ..
  3. de Luca K, Parkinson L, Downie A, Blyth F, Byles J. Three subgroups of pain profiles identified in 227 women with arthritis: a latent class analysis. Clin Rheumatol. 2017;36:625-634 pubmed publisher
    ..These preliminary findings provide a stronger understanding of profiles of pain and may contribute to the development of tailored treatment options in arthritis. ..
  4. de Luca K, Parkinson L, Haldeman S, Byles J, Blyth F. The Relationship Between Spinal Pain and Comorbidity: A Cross-sectional Analysis of 579 Community-Dwelling, Older Australian Women. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..The aims of this study were to (1) report the prevalence and explore the influence of spinal pain on quality of life and (2) assess the relationship between spinal pain and the type and number of comorbidities...
  5. de Luca K, Fang S, Ong J, Shin K, Woods S, Tuchin P. The Effectiveness and Safety of Manual Therapy on Pain and Disability in Older Persons With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature of the effectiveness and safety of manual therapy interventions on pain and disability in older persons with chronic low back pain (LBP)...

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