P J McNair

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Affiliation: Auckland University of Technology
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Biomechanical properties of the plantar flexor muscle-tendon complex 6 months post-rupture of the Achilles tendon
    Peter McNair
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    J Orthop Res 31:1469-74. 2013
  2. pmc Optimizing muscle power after stroke: a cross-sectional study
    Verna A Stavric
    School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:67. 2012
  3. pmc Shoulder pain in primary care: diagnostic accuracy of clinical examination tests for non-traumatic acromioclavicular joint pain
    Angela Cadogan
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, AUT University, Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:156. 2013
  4. pmc Mechanisms of quadriceps muscle weakness in knee joint osteoarthritis: the effects of prolonged vibration on torque and muscle activation in osteoarthritic and healthy control subjects
    David A Rice
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, AUT University, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, 0627 Auckland, New Zealand
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R151. 2011
  5. pmc A prospective study of shoulder pain in primary care: prevalence of imaged pathology and response to guided diagnostic blocks
    Angela Cadogan
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, AUT University, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:119. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint The lower-limb tasks questionnaire: an assessment of validity, reliability, responsiveness, and minimal important differences
    Peter J McNair
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Division of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:993-1001. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Acute neck pain: cervical spine range of motion and position sense prior to and after joint mobilization
    Peter J McNair
    Physical Rehabilitation Research Centre, Division of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, New Zealand
    Man Ther 12:390-4. 2007
  8. pmc Exercise therapy for the management of osteoarthritis of the hip joint: a systematic review
    Peter J McNair
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R98. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Stiffness and passive peak force changes at the ankle joint: the effect of different joint angular velocities
    Peter J McNair
    Physical Rehabilitation Research Centre, School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1, New Zealand
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 17:536-40. 2002
  10. doi request reprint Predicting maximal strength of quadriceps from submaximal performance in individuals with knee joint osteoarthritis
    Peter J McNair
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:216-22. 2011

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Publications45

  1. doi request reprint Biomechanical properties of the plantar flexor muscle-tendon complex 6 months post-rupture of the Achilles tendon
    Peter McNair
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    J Orthop Res 31:1469-74. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Optimizing muscle power after stroke: a cross-sectional study
    Verna A Stavric
    School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:67. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate lower limb muscle power performance at differing loads in people with and without stroke...
  3. pmc Shoulder pain in primary care: diagnostic accuracy of clinical examination tests for non-traumatic acromioclavicular joint pain
    Angela Cadogan
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, AUT University, Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:156. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of traditional ACJ tests and to compare their accuracy with other clinical examination features for identifying a predominant ACJ pain source in a primary care cohort...
  4. pmc Mechanisms of quadriceps muscle weakness in knee joint osteoarthritis: the effects of prolonged vibration on torque and muscle activation in osteoarthritic and healthy control subjects
    David A Rice
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, AUT University, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, 0627 Auckland, New Zealand
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R151. 2011
    ..AMI leads to marked quadriceps weakness that impairs physical function and may hasten disease progression. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether γ-loop dysfunction contributes to AMI in people with knee joint OA...
  5. pmc A prospective study of shoulder pain in primary care: prevalence of imaged pathology and response to guided diagnostic blocks
    Angela Cadogan
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, AUT University, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:119. 2011
    ..This paper reports the prevalence of imaged pathology and the association between pathology and response to diagnostic blocks into the subacromial bursa (SAB), acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) and glenohumeral joint (GHJ)...
  6. ncbi request reprint The lower-limb tasks questionnaire: an assessment of validity, reliability, responsiveness, and minimal important differences
    Peter J McNair
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Division of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:993-1001. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Acute neck pain: cervical spine range of motion and position sense prior to and after joint mobilization
    Peter J McNair
    Physical Rehabilitation Research Centre, Division of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, New Zealand
    Man Ther 12:390-4. 2007
    ..The findings showed that the application of standardised specific mobilisation techniques led to substantial improvements in the range of motion and the restitution of normal coupled motion...
  8. pmc Exercise therapy for the management of osteoarthritis of the hip joint: a systematic review
    Peter J McNair
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Arthritis Res Ther 11:R98. 2009
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Stiffness and passive peak force changes at the ankle joint: the effect of different joint angular velocities
    Peter J McNair
    Physical Rehabilitation Research Centre, School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1, New Zealand
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 17:536-40. 2002
    ..To compare peak force and stiffness at the ankle joint in response to repetitive dorsiflexion at two joint angular velocities (5 and 25 deg s(-1))...
  10. doi request reprint Predicting maximal strength of quadriceps from submaximal performance in individuals with knee joint osteoarthritis
    Peter J McNair
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:216-22. 2011
    ..To compare the accuracy of 12 maximal strength (1-repetition maximum [1-RM]) equations for predicting quadriceps strength in people with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee joint...
  11. ncbi request reprint Stretching at the ankle joint: viscoelastic responses to holds and continuous passive motion
    P J McNair
    Neuromuscular Research Unit, School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 33:354-8. 2001
    ..To compare the effect of static holds and continuous passive motion on stiffness and force relaxation of the soft tissue structures resisting ankle joint dorsiflexion...
  12. ncbi request reprint Segment-interaction analysis of the stance limb in sprint running
    Joseph P Hunter
    Department of Sport and Exercise Science, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Biomech 37:1439-46. 2004
    ..Further research is required to determine if similar results exit for a wide range of athletes and for other stages of a sprint race (e.g. early acceleration, maximal velocity, and deceleration phases)...
  13. ncbi request reprint The role of maximal strength and load on initial power production
    J B Cronin
    Sport Performance Centre, School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:1763-9. 2000
    ..We also investigated the effect of external load upon this relationship...
  14. ncbi request reprint Abdominal and erector spinae muscle activity during gait: the use of cluster analysis to identify patterns of activity
    Steven G White
    Physical Rehabilitation Research Unit, School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, New Zealand
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 17:177-84. 2002
    ..To describe patterns of muscle activation during gait in selected abdominal and lumbar muscles using cluster analysis...
  15. ncbi request reprint The effects of repetitive motion on lumbar flexion and erector spinae muscle activity in rowers
    Jillian S Caldwell
    Physical Rehabilitation Research Institute, School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, New Zealand
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 18:704-11. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in lumbar flexion together with the pattern and level of muscle activity of selected erector spinae during a rowing trial.Design. Cross-sectional repeated measures design...
  16. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of a linear position transducer for measuring jump performance
    John B Cronin
    Sport Performance Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    J Strength Cond Res 18:590-3. 2004
    ..The data from the linear transducer were also shown to be reliable. Therefore, this method of calculating force may provide a cost-effective alternative to the force platform for measuring this variable...
  17. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical behavior of the plantar flexor muscle-tendon unit after an Achilles tendon rupture
    E Bressel
    School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    Am J Sports Med 29:321-6. 2001
    ..These findings suggest that changes in strength and peak passive torque may be chronic adaptations associated with Achilles tendon rupture...
  18. pmc Interventions for the prevention and management of neck/upper extremity musculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review
    M G Boocock
    Physical Rehabilitation Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Occup Environ Med 64:291-303. 2007
    ..There is limited information to support the establishment of evidence-based guidelines applicable to a number of industrial sectors...
  19. ncbi request reprint Is velocity-specific strength training important in improving functional performance?
    J B Cronin
    Sport Performance Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 42:267-73. 2002
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  20. ncbi request reprint The effects of prior warning and lifting-induced fatigue on trunk muscle and postural responses to sudden loading during manual handling
    G A Mawston
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ergonomics 50:2157-70. 2007
    ..Findings from this study provide information that is important for the design of interventions intended to reduce the incidence of manual handling-related back injuries...
  21. doi request reprint A framework for the classification and diagnosis of work-related upper extremity conditions: systematic review
    Mark G Boocock
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 38:296-311. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify internationally applied terminology and definitions appropriate to work-related upper extremity (UE) conditions...
  22. ncbi request reprint The effects of prior exposure, warning, and initial standing posture on muscular and kinematic responses to sudden loading of a hand-held box
    Grant A Mawston
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Centre, School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, New Zealand
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 22:275-81. 2007
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Muscle inhibition following tendon stimulation is reduced in chronic stroke
    Gwyn N Lewis
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Centre, AUT University, New Zealand
    Clin Neurophysiol 120:1732-40. 2009
    ..The study goals were to: evaluate group III-mediated reflex inhibition in people with post-stroke hemiparesis; determine the presence of heteronymous group III pathways; investigate the relevance of reflex inhibition to arm function...
  24. doi request reprint Heteronymous Ia-afferent connections in the upper limb following stroke
    Gwyn N Lewis
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Centre, AUT University, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Muscle Nerve 41:71-7. 2010
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Effects of an acute hamstring stretch in people with and without osteoarthritis of the knee
    Duncan A Reid
    Health and Rehabilitation Research Centre, School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, New Zealand
    Physiotherapy 96:14-21. 2010
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Passive force, angle, and stiffness changes after stretching of hamstring muscles
    Duncan A Reid
    Physical Rehabilitation Research Centre, School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:1944-8. 2004
    ..However, few studies have examined changes in passive resistive forces and related these changes to increases in range of motion...
  27. ncbi request reprint Power absorption and production during slow, large-amplitude stretch-shorten cycle motions
    John B Cronin
    Sport Performance Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Eur J Appl Physiol 87:59-65. 2002
    ..Further research is needed to evaluate these hypotheses and whether the findings of this study are similar for fast SSC motion...
  28. ncbi request reprint The effects of bungy weight training on muscle function and functional performance
    John Cronin
    Sport Performance Research Centre, School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Sports Sci 21:59-71. 2003
    ..However, bungy weight training did lead to a significant improvement in lunge performance (21.5%) compared with the other groups...
  29. ncbi request reprint Lunge performance and its determinants
    John Cronin
    Sport Performance Research Centre, School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Sports Sci 21:49-57. 2003
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Effects of cryotherapy on arthrogenic muscle inhibition using an experimental model of knee swelling
    David Rice
    AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    Arthritis Rheum 61:78-83. 2009
    ..This laboratory-based study examined the efficacy of cryotherapy in reducing quadriceps AMI caused by intraarticular swelling...
  31. ncbi request reprint Magnitude and decay of stretch-induced enhancement of power output
    J B Cronin
    Sport Performance Centre, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    Eur J Appl Physiol 84:575-81. 2001
    ..It is concluded that the degree of stretch-shorten cycle enhancement differs according to the load and the time-dependent characteristics of the motion...
  32. ncbi request reprint Decreasing landing forces in children: the effect of instructions
    Harry Prapavessis
    Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 33:204-7. 2003
    ..Randomized controlled experimental design...
  33. ncbi request reprint Force-velocity analysis of strength-training techniques and load: implications for training strategy and research
    John B Cronin
    Sport Performance Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    J Strength Cond Res 17:148-55. 2003
    ..Suggestions were made as to how these findings may be applied to improve strength, power, and functional performance...
  34. pmc Decreasing landing forces: effect of instruction
    P J McNair
    Neuromuscular Research Unit, School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    Br J Sports Med 34:293-6. 2000
    ..To examine the effects of instructions related to joint kinematics, auditory stimuli, and imagery on lowering the vertical ground reaction forces associated with landing from a jump...
  35. ncbi request reprint Head and neck position sense in whiplash patients and healthy individuals and the effect of the cranio-cervical flexion action
    Bridget S Armstrong
    Physical Rehabilitation Research Centre, School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 20:675-84. 2005
    ..Deep neck flexor muscle retraining may improve position sense. The current study compared range of motion and position sense in whiplash and control subjects and investigated the effects of a muscle training session on position sense...
  36. ncbi request reprint Velocity specificity, combination training and sport specific tasks
    J Cronin
    Sport Performance Centre, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    J Sci Med Sport 4:168-78. 2001
    ..Such mechanisms might be more important determinants of sport-specific high velocity adaptation...
  37. ncbi request reprint Management of symphysis pubis dysfunction during pregnancy using exercise and pelvic support belts
    Jill Depledge
    School of Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Phys Ther 85:1290-300. 2005
    ..Symphysis pubis pain is a significant problem for some pregnant women. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of exercise, advice, and pelvic support belts on the management of symphysis pubis dysfunction during pregnancy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Interaction of step length and step rate during sprint running
    Joseph P Hunter
    Department of Sport and Exercise Science, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:261-71. 2004
    ..A "negative interaction" between step length and step rate refers to an increase in one factor resulting in a decrease in the other...
  39. ncbi request reprint Slow passive stretch and release characteristics of the calf muscles of older women with limited dorsiflexion range of motion
    Richard L Gajdosik
    Department of Physical Therapy, Clinical Kinesiology Laboratory, School of Pharmacy and Allied Health, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 4680, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 19:398-406. 2004
    ..Examine the slow passive stretch and release characteristics of the calf muscles of older women with limited dorsiflexion range of motion...
  40. ncbi request reprint Ankle joint proprioception and passive mechanical properties of the calf muscles after an Achilles tendon rupture: a comparison with matched controls
    Eadric Bressel
    Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 19:284-91. 2004
    ..To examine if ankle joint proprioception, passive stiffness, and torque relaxation responses of the involved and uninvolved limbs of persons with a previous history of an Achilles tendon rupture were different from matched controls...
  41. ncbi request reprint Viscoelastic properties of short calf muscle-tendon units of older women: effects of slow and fast passive dorsiflexion stretches in vivo
    Richard L Gajdosik
    The Physical Therapy Department, Clinical Kinesiology Laboratory, The University of Montana, Missoula, 59812 4680, USA
    Eur J Appl Physiol 95:131-9. 2005
    ..001). The results indicated that short calf MTUs of older women have increased passive viscoelastic properties that could have implications for balance and ambulatory function...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effects of an eight-week stretching program on the passive-elastic properties and function of the calf muscles of older women
    Richard L Gajdosik
    Clinical Kinesiology Laboratory, The Physical Therapy Department, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 4680, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 20:973-83. 2005
    ..This initial study examined the effects of an eight-week stretching program on the passive-elastic properties of the calf muscles of older women and on selected functional activities...
  43. ncbi request reprint Relationships between ground reaction force impulse and kinematics of sprint-running acceleration
    Joseph P Hunter
    Dept of Sport and Exercise Science, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Appl Biomech 21:31-43. 2005
    ..Further research is required to see if braking, propulsive, and vertical impulses can be modified with specific training. This will also provide insight into how a change in one GRF component might affect the others...
  44. ncbi request reprint The effect of prolonged static and cyclic stretching on ankle joint stiffness, torque relaxation, and gait in people with stroke
    Eadric Bressel
    Utah State University, Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 7000 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322, USA
    Phys Ther 82:880-7. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the short-term effects of prolonged static and cyclic calf stretching on passive ankle joint stiffness, torque relaxation, and gait in people with ischemic stroke...
  45. ncbi request reprint Range of motion in children with spastic diplegia, GMFCS I-II compared to age and gender matched controls
    Gaela M Kilgour
    Christchurch Polytechnic, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 25:61-79. 2005
    ..6+/-6.8 degrees, p < 0.001). These data confirmed that children with mild spastic diplegia had some restriction in passive range of motion compared to controls but that there was considerable variability between individuals...