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Chris Whatman

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Senior Lecturer, Discipline Leader Exercise Science

Phone: 09 921 9999 x 7037

Email: chris.whatman@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AF105, North Shore campus

Links to relevant web pages:
Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand

Qualifications:

M.App.Sc. (Sports Physiotherapy) (Australia), Adv.Dip. (Sports Physiotherapy) (Australia), Dip. Phys. (Auckland), Cert. Tert. Teaching (Auckland)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Physiotherapist, AUT Running Mechanics Clinic
  • National Executive Member, Sports Medicine New Zealand
  • Associate Editor, New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine

Teaching Areas:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Movement
  • Personal Training

Research areas:

  • Lower extremity functional screening in athletes
  • Physiotherapy visual rating of lower extremity functional screening tests
  • Reliability and validity of lower extremity functional screening tests
  • Prevention of lower extremity overuse injuries

Current Research Projects:

  • The reliability and validity of physiotherapist visual rating of dynamic pelvis and knee alignment in young athletes
  • Kinematics during lower extremity functional screening tests in young athletes – are they reliable and valid?
  • Risk factors for lower extremity overuse injury in elite ballet dancers

Publications:

Conference Proceedings (recent selection only):

  • Hume, P., Sheerin K., Lorimer, A., McDonnell, L., Iwamoto, S. and Whatman, C. (2012 July) Invited Workshop: Kinanthropometry for Biomechanics. Workshop held at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Melbourne.
  • Hume, P., Whatman, C. and Hopkins, W. (2012 July). Spreadsheets Statistics for Biomechanists Workshop. Workshop held at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Melbourne.
  • Whatman, C., Hume, P. and Hing, W. (2012 July). Are Pelvis and Lower Extremity Joint Angles During Clinical Functional Tests Related to Angles During More Dynamic Running and Drop Jump Tasks? Paper presented at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Melbourne.
  • Sheerin, K., Williams, S., Hume, P., Whatman, C. and Gleave, J. (2012 July). Effects of Gymnastics Training on Physical Function in Children. Paper presented at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Melbourne.
  • Power, N., Keogh, J., Lucas, P., Whatman, C., & Wooler, L. (2011, October). Can video sports games improve functional ability and quality of life for rest home residents?. In Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontolgy & Geriatrics (pp. 60). Melbourne, Australia.

Peer Reviewed Articles (recent selection only):

  • Whatman, C., Hing, W., & Hume, P. (2011). Kinematics during lower extremity functional screening tests-Are they reliable and related to jogging?. Physical Therapy in Sport, 12(1), 22-29.
  • Williams, S., Whatman, C., Hume, P. A., & Sheerin, K. (2011). Kinesio taping in treatment and prevention of sports injuries: A meta-analysis of the evidence for its effectiveness. Sports Medicine, 42(2), 153-164
  • Whatman, C., Hing, W., & Hume, P. (2011). Physiotherapist agreement when visually rating movement quality during lower extremity functional screening tests. Physical Therapy in Sport, in press.
  • Wilcock, I. M., Whatman, C., Harris, N., & Keogh, J. W. L. (2009). Vibration training: Could it enhance the strength, power, or speed of athletes?. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(2), 593-603.
  • Presswood, L., Cronin, J., Keogh, J., & Whatman, C. (2008). Gluteus medius: Applied anatomy, dysfunction, assessment and progressive strengthening. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 30(5), 41-53.
  • Cronin, J., Nash, M., & Whatman, C. (2008). The acute effects of hamstring stretching and vibration on dynamic knee joint range of motion and jump performance. Physical Therapy in Sport, 9, 89-96.

Reports for External Bodies (recent selection only):

  • Williams, S. D., Gleave, J., Hume, P. A., Bradshaw, E., Batchelor, E., Lyn, G., Sheerin, K. (2011). Effects of Gymnastics Training on Physical Function in Children:  Technical Report for North Harbour Gymnastics. Auckland: Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand.
  • Sheerin, K., Hume, P. A., & Whatman, C. (2010). New Zealand running survey. Auckland: Clinic for Running Mechanics, Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand.
  • Sheerin, K. R., Hume, P. A., Whatman, C., & Croft, J. (2010). Relationship of hip strength to running mechanics in children aged 9 to 14 years. Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology.



Last updated: 27 Jul 2012 10:45am

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