Kieran O'Sullivan

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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 Cognitive Functional Therapy for Disabling Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: Multiple Case-Cohort Study
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    K O Sullivan, PhD, MManipTher, BPhysio, Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Phys Ther 95:1478-88. 2015
  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 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  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 Cognitive Functional Therapy for Disabling Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: Multiple Case-Cohort Study
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    K O Sullivan, PhD, MManipTher, BPhysio, Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Phys Ther 95:1478-88. 2015
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  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 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. ..
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint Physiotherapists report improved understanding of and attitude toward the cognitive, psychological and social dimensions of chronic low back pain after Cognitive Functional Therapy training: a qualitative study
    Aoife Synnott
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    J Physiother 62:215-21. 2016
    ..What are physiotherapists' perspectives on managing the cognitive, psychological and social dimensions of chronic low back pain after intensive biopsychosocial training?..
  22. doi request reprint Comparative Effectiveness of Conservative Interventions for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain: Physical, Behavioral/Psychologically Informed, or Combined? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Mary O'Keeffe
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Electronic address
    J Pain 17:755-74. 2016
    ..Further work should consider investigating whether tailoring rehabilitation to individual patients and their perceived risk of chronicity, as seen in recent RCTs for low back pain, can enhance outcomes in NSCSP...
  23. pmc Individualised cognitive functional therapy compared with a combined exercise and pain education class for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: study protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial
    Mary O'Keeffe
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Munster, Ireland
    BMJ Open 5:e007156. 2015
    ..The current study will compare the clinical effectiveness of individualised CFT with a combined exercise and pain education class in people with NSCLBP...
  24. doi request reprint What Influences Patient-Therapist Interactions in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy? Qualitative Systematic Review and Meta-Synthesis
    Mary O'Keeffe
    M O Keeffe, BScPhysio, Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Health Sciences Building, Limerick, Ireland
    Phys Ther 96:609-22. 2016
    ..Recent quantitative research has shown that nonspecific factors, including patient-therapist interactions, can influence treatment outcomes. It remains unclear, however, what factors influence patient-therapist interaction...
  25. doi request reprint Does Using a Chair Backrest or Reducing Seated Hip Flexion Influence Trunk Muscle Activity and Discomfort? A Systematic Review
    Máire Curran
    University of Limerick, Limerick, IrelandCurtin University, Perth, AustraliaUniversity of Leuven, Leuven, BelgiumUniversity of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Hum Factors 57:1115-48. 2015
    ..This paper systematically reviews the effect of chair backrests and reducing seated hip flexion on low back discomfort (LBD) and trunk muscle activation...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Understanding pain among older persons: Part 1-the development of novel pain profiles and their association with disability and quality of life
    Kieran O'Sullivan
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Age Ageing . 2016
    ..while a range of variables are related to the impact of pain, most population studies of older persons have simply examined the presence or intensity of pain...
  32. doi request reprint Can ultrasound imaging predict the development of Achilles and patellar tendinopathy? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Sean McAuliffe
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Br J Sports Med 50:1516-1523. 2016
    ..It is not clear whether the presence of structural abnormalities in asymptomatic tendons predicts the development of future tendon symptoms in the Achilles or patellar tendon...
  33. doi request reprint Are group-based and individual physiotherapy exercise programmes equally effective for musculoskeletal conditions? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mary O'Keeffe
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Br J Sports Med . 2016
    ..Both group and individual physiotherapy interventions which incorporate exercise aim to reduce pain and disability. Do the additional time and costs of individual physiotherapy result in superior outcomes?..
  34. doi request reprint A cross-sectional study of elite adult Irish dancers: biopsychosocial traits, pain, and injury
    Roisin Cahalan
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    J Dance Med Sci 19:31-43. 2015
    ..It was concluded that there is a significant level of musculoskeletal pain and injury in elite adult ID. A complex combination of biopsychosocial factors appears to be associated with pain and injury. ..
  35. doi request reprint Physiotherapists may stigmatise or feel unprepared to treat people with low back pain and psychosocial factors that influence recovery: a systematic review
    Aoife Synnott
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    J Physiother 61:68-76. 2015
    ..What are physiotherapists' perceptions about identifying and managing the cognitive, psychological and social factors that may act as barriers to recovery for people with low back pain (LBP)?..
  36. doi request reprint The effect of a backrest and seatpan inclination on sitting discomfort and trunk muscle activation in subjects with extension-related low back pain
    Máire Curran
    a Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Ergonomics 57:733-43. 2014
    ..Future research should consider matching ergonomics prescriptions according to the individual presentation of people with LBP...
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint Understanding pain among older persons: Part 2-the association between pain profiles and healthcare utilisation
    Norelee Kennedy
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Age Ageing . 2016
    ..while polypharmacy and multimorbidity predict healthcare utilisation among older people, the influence of differing pain profiles on healthcare utilisation is unclear...
  39. doi request reprint Is thoracic spine posture associated with shoulder pain, range of motion and function? A systematic review
    Eva Barrett
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Ireland Electronic address
    Man Ther 26:38-46. 2016
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the relationship between thoracic kyphosis and shoulder pain, shoulder range of motion (ROM) and function...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint Foot and ankle pain and injuries in elite adult Irish dancers
    Roisin Cahalan
    Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Tel 353 87 7598320, fax 353 61 234251
    Med Probl Perform Art 29:198-206. 2014
    ..In Irish dance, the foot and ankle are the structures most commonly affected by pain and injury, but there is scant research examining the potential factors placing Irish dancers at risk of sustaining pain and injury in the foot and ankle...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...