Nico Magni

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Lecturer

Email: nico.magni@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8140-3001

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Academic appointments:

  • Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2020 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, Auckland University of Technology
  • PGDip in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology
  • BHSc in Physiotherapy, University of Milano-Bicocca

Overview:

Dr Nico Magni is a Lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy where he teaches Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics. Nico also works as an Associate Hand Therapist in private practice.

Research interests:

Nico's main research interests are symptomatic hand osteoarthritis and therapeutic interventions for this condition. Currently, Nico is assessing the effectiveness of resistance training interventions for participants with hand osteoarthritis. Additional projects that he is working on include the effect of resistance training on motor imagery and force control. Nico is also particularly interested in exercise induced hypoalgesia and prognostic factors that can identify treatment responders in hand osteoarthritis.

Teaching summary:

Functional Anatomy and Biomechancs, Postgraduate Supervision (Masters)

Fields of research:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Rheumatology and Arthritis
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Neurosciences

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Associate Hand Therapist, Hand Therapy New Zealand (2019 - ongoing)
  • Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Board New Zealand (2015 - ongoing)

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • AUT Vice Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarships, Auckland University of Technology (2016 - 2019)
  • Best Oral Presentation. 41st Annual Scientific Conference of the New Zealand Pain Society, New Plymouth, New Zealand., New Zealand Pain Society (2016)

Invitation to present research

  • PNZ North Shore branch clinical meeting, AUT Millennium (2020)
  • Hand Therapy New Zealand: Auckland regional SIG meeting., Manukau Super Clinic (2020)
  • Kowhai, Kowhai Physiotherapy & Hand Therapy (2019)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Magni, N., McNair, P., & Rice, D. (2018). Sensorimotor performance and function in people with osteoarthritis of the hand: A case-control comparison. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 47(5), 676-682.

  • Magni, N. E., McNair, P. J., & Rice, D. A. (2017). The effects of resistance training on muscle strength, joint pain, and hand function in individuals with hand osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 19. doi:10.1186/s13075-017-1348-3

Conference contributions

  • Magni, N., McNair, P., & Rice, D. (2018). Exercise for hand osteoarthritis: Blood flow restriction vs high intensity strength training.. In Speaker abstracts (pp. 73). Dunedin. Retrieved from https://pnz.org.nz/conference

  • Magni, N., McNair, P., & Rice, D. (2016). Sensorimotor changes in people with osteoarthritis of the hand: A case control comparison.. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference. Auckland.

  • Magni, N., McNair, P., & Rice, D. (2016). Blood flow restriction training for disuse: a systematic review and meta-analysis.. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference. Auckland.

  • Magni, N., McNair, P., & Rice, D. (2016). Effect of strength training on grip strength and function in people with hand OA: a systematic review and meta-analysis.. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference. Auckland.

  • Magni, N., McNair, P., & Rice, D. (2016). Sensorimotor Performance and Function in People with Osteoarthritis of the Hand: A Case-Control Comparison.. In European League Against Rheumatism Congress. London.

  • Magni, N., McNair, P., & Rice, D. (2016). Sensorimotor Performance and Function in People with Osteoarthritis of the Hand: A Case-Control Comparison.. In 41st Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Pain Society.. New Plymouth.

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