Kieran O'Sullivan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Limerick
Country: Ireland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Does antioxidant vitamin supplementation protect against muscle damage?
    Cian McGinley
    Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Sports Med 39:1011-32. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Can we reduce the effort of maintaining a neutral sitting posture? A pilot study
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Man Ther 17:566-71. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Lumbar repositioning error in sitting: healthy controls versus people with sitting-related non-specific chronic low back pain (flexion pattern)
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Electronic address
    Man Ther 18:526-32. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Perceptions of sitting posture among members of the community, both with and without non-specific chronic low back pain
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Electronic address
    Man Ther 18:551-6. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Lumbar posture and trunk muscle activation during a typing task when sitting on a novel dynamic ergonomic chair
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick Limerick, Ireland
    Ergonomics 55:1586-95. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The effect of dynamic sitting on trunk muscle activation: a systematic review
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Physiotherapy Department, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Appl Ergon 44:628-35. 2013
  7. pmc Validation of a novel spinal posture monitor: comparison with digital videofluoroscopy
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Physiotherapy Department, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Eur Spine J 21:2633-9. 2012
  8. doi request reprint What do physiotherapists consider to be the best sitting spinal posture?
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    University of Limerick, HS2 025, Health Sciences Building, Limerick, Ireland
    Man Ther 17:432-7. 2012
  9. doi request reprint The effect of dynamic sitting on the prevention and management of low back pain and low back discomfort: a systematic review
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Ergonomics 55:898-908. 2012
  10. doi request reprint The effects of eccentric training on lower limb flexibility: a systematic review
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Ireland
    Br J Sports Med 46:838-45. 2012

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Publications29

  1. doi request reprint Does antioxidant vitamin supplementation protect against muscle damage?
    Cian McGinley
    Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Sports Med 39:1011-32. 2009
    ..Since the potential for long-term harm does exist, the casual use of high doses of antioxidants by athletes and others should perhaps be curtailed...
  2. doi request reprint Can we reduce the effort of maintaining a neutral sitting posture? A pilot study
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Man Ther 17:566-71. 2012
    ..Further investigations of the effects of chair design on longer duration sitting, and among LBP subjects, are warranted...
  3. doi request reprint Lumbar repositioning error in sitting: healthy controls versus people with sitting-related non-specific chronic low back pain (flexion pattern)
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Electronic address
    Man Ther 18:526-32. 2013
    ..The deficits observed are consistent with findings of altered motor control in patients with NSCLBP. The mechanisms underlying these RE deficits, and the most effective method of addressing these deficits, require further study. ..
  4. doi request reprint Perceptions of sitting posture among members of the community, both with and without non-specific chronic low back pain
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Electronic address
    Man Ther 18:551-6. 2013
    ..Overall, lordotic lumbar postures were strongly favoured among members of the community, which is broadly in line with the previously reported perceptions of physiotherapists. ..
  5. doi request reprint Lumbar posture and trunk muscle activation during a typing task when sitting on a novel dynamic ergonomic chair
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick Limerick, Ireland
    Ergonomics 55:1586-95. 2012
    ..05) between chairs. Maintaining lordosis with less muscle activation during prolonged sitting could reduce the fatigue associated with upright sitting postures. Studies with longer sitting durations, and in people with LBP, are required...
  6. doi request reprint The effect of dynamic sitting on trunk muscle activation: a systematic review
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Physiotherapy Department, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Appl Ergon 44:628-35. 2013
    ..The implications of the results, and recommendations for future research, are discussed...
  7. pmc Validation of a novel spinal posture monitor: comparison with digital videofluoroscopy
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Physiotherapy Department, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Eur Spine J 21:2633-9. 2012
    ..However, it is unclear if this device reflects underlying vertebral motion...
  8. doi request reprint What do physiotherapists consider to be the best sitting spinal posture?
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    University of Limerick, HS2 025, Health Sciences Building, Limerick, Ireland
    Man Ther 17:432-7. 2012
    ..Further research on the perceptions of people with LBP on sitting posture are indicated...
  9. doi request reprint The effect of dynamic sitting on the prevention and management of low back pain and low back discomfort: a systematic review
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Ergonomics 55:898-908. 2012
    ..The results suggest there is currently no evidence to support the use of dynamic sitting as a stand-alone approach in the management of LBP...
  10. doi request reprint The effects of eccentric training on lower limb flexibility: a systematic review
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Ireland
    Br J Sports Med 46:838-45. 2012
    ..In contrast, it has been proposed that eccentric training can improve strength and reduce the risk of injury, and facilitate increased muscle flexibility via sarcomerogenesis...
  11. doi request reprint Towards monitoring lumbo-pelvic posture in real-life situations: concurrent validity of a novel posture monitor and a traditional laboratory-based motion analysis system
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Physiotherapy Department, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Man Ther 17:77-83. 2012
    ..Specific limitations of the monitor for certain postural tasks were identified, and should be considered before implementation in future field studies...
  12. doi request reprint The between-day and inter-rater reliability of a novel wireless system to analyse lumbar spine posture
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
    Ergonomics 54:82-90. 2011
    ..This study established that the device has excellent between-day and inter-rater reliability in healthy pain-free subjects. Further studies in people with low back pain are planned...
  13. doi request reprint Neutral lumbar spine sitting posture in pain-free subjects
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Physiotherapy Department, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Man Ther 15:557-61. 2010
    ..This study suggests that pain-free subjects can be reliably positioned in a neutral lumbar sitting posture. Further investigation into the role of neutral sitting posture in LBP subjects is warranted...
  14. pmc Electromyographic analysis of the three subdivisions of gluteus medius during weight-bearing exercises
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Physiotherapy Dept, University of Limerick, Ireland
    Sports Med Arthrosc Rehabil Ther Technol 2:17. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the activation of the anterior, middle and posterior subdivisions of GM during weight-bearing exercises...
  15. pmc The effect of warm-up, static stretching and dynamic stretching on hamstring flexibility in previously injured subjects
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Physiotherapy Department, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:37. 2009
    ..This study examined the short-term effects of warm-up, static stretching and dynamic stretching on hamstring flexibility in individuals with previous hamstring injury and uninjured controls...
  16. pmc The effect of low-dye taping on rearfoot motion and plantar pressure during the stance phase of gait
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Physiotherapy Department, University of Limerick, Ireland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:111. 2008
    ..Low-dye (LD) taping is commonly used to reduce rearfoot pronation. No studies have previously investigated the effectiveness of LD taping using both plantar pressure distribution (F-Scan) and 3-D (CODA) analysis of rearfoot motion...
  17. pmc The relationship between previous hamstring injury and the concentric isokinetic knee muscle strength of Irish Gaelic footballers
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Physiotherapy Department, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:30. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether significant knee muscle weakness is present in male Irish gaelic footballers who have returned to full activity after hamstring injury...
  18. doi request reprint Specific flexion-related low back pain and sitting: comparison of seated discomfort on two different chairs
    Mary O'Keeffe
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Ergonomics 56:650-8. 2013
    ..Mechanisms that minimise seated discomfort may be of relevance in LBP management, as part of a biopsychosocial management plan...
  19. ncbi request reprint No difference in gluteus medius activation in women with mild patellofemoral pain
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Physiotherapy Dept, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    J Sport Rehabil 21:110-8. 2012
    ..PFPS is a knee condition that frequently occurs in females and is associated with activities such as squatting and stair climbing. There is a lack of evidence for the role of the subdivisions of the Gmed in females with and without PFPS...
  20. pmc Lower back pain in physically demanding college academic programs: a questionnaire based study
    Graham Brennan
    Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:67. 2007
    ..The condition is regularly seen to worsen over time, becoming a chronic disorder, influenced by both physical and psychosocial factors...
  21. pmc Exercise and postprandial lipaemia: effects on peripheral vascular function, oxidative stress and gastrointestinal transit
    Miriam Clegg
    Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Lipids Health Dis 6:30. 2007
    ..05). There were no changes in gastric emptying, cholesterol, or C-reactive protein levels. These data suggest that acute exercise prior to the consumption of a high-fat meal has the potential to reduce vascular impairments...
  22. doi request reprint Energy density in cafeteria diet induced hyperphagia in the rat
    Amir Shafat
    Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Appetite 52:34-8. 2009
    ..This study removes evaporation bias from measurements of food intake in CD and supports the conclusion that a varied, energetically dense diet induces hyperphagia and obesity in the rat...
  23. doi request reprint Energy and macronutrient composition of breakfast affect gastric emptying of lunch and subsequent food intake, satiety and satiation
    Miriam Clegg
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Appetite 54:517-23. 2010
    ..These data suggest both mass and energy content of food regulate subsequent appetite and feeding and demonstrate the hyperphagic effect of a single HF meal...
  24. doi request reprint Investigating the effect of real-time spinal postural biofeedback on seated discomfort in people with non-specific chronic low back pain
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    a Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Ergonomics 56:1315-25. 2013
    ..Further research should examine integrating biofeedback into comprehensive biopsychosocial management strategies for NSCLBP...
  25. doi request reprint Conference on "Multidisciplinary approaches to nutritional problems". Postgraduate Symposium. The role of fat in gastric emptying and satiety: acute and chronic effects
    Miriam Clegg
    Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
    Proc Nutr Soc 68:89-97. 2009
    ..The variable GE times reported in obesity may be associated with interactions between the HF diet and obesity and not simply the obese state...
  26. ncbi request reprint Gluteus medius muscle activation during isometric muscle contractions
    Catriona O'Dwyer
    Dept of Physiotherapy, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    J Sport Rehabil 20:174-86. 2011
    ..Dysfunction of the GM, in particular its functional subdivisions, is commonly implicated in lower limb pathologies. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence examining the role of the subdivisions of the GM...
  27. ncbi request reprint No difference in gluteus medius activation in women with mild patellofemoral pain
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Physiotherapy Dept, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    J Sport Rehabil 21:110-8. 2012
    ..PFPS is a knee condition that frequently occurs in females and is associated with activities such as squatting and stair climbing. There is a lack of evidence for the role of the subdivisions of the Gmed in females with and without PFPS...
  28. ncbi request reprint Early-phase strength gains during traditional resistance training compared with an upper-body air-resistance training device
    Cian McGinley
    Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    J Strength Cond Res 21:621-7. 2007
    ..There are, however, limitations with the Fortex in terms of progression needs and training asymmetry that indicate it should be used as a complement to other training...
  29. doi request reprint Gastric emptying and orocaecal transit time of meals containing lactulose or inulin in men
    Miriam Clegg
    Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
    Br J Nutr 104:554-9. 2010
    ..Lactulose accelerates OCTT but delays GE compared with inulin. Inulin accelerates the onset of stomach emptying, but it has no effect on GE half-time. For these reasons, inulin is the preferred substrate for the H(2) breath test...