Dr Richard Ellis

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Associate Professor

Email: richard.ellis@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6848-6842

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Academic appointments:

  • Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology (2019 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, Auckalnd University of Technology
  • PostGradCert (Tertiary Teaching), Auckland University of Technology
  • PostGradDip (Acupuncture), Auckland University of Technology
  • BPhty, University of Otago

Overview:

Richard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in New Zealand. He teaches on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the fields of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, manual and manipulative therapy, ultrasound imaging and research. Richard is also a Co-Director of the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute (HRRI) at AUT, leading the Active Living and Rehabilitation: Aotearoa New Zealand research group within HRRI.

External to AUT, Richard is a Senior Tutor with the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA) and is the Member Organisation delegate representing NZMPA within the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). He is also an Associate Editor for the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy.

Research interests:

Richard has several themes of research that he pursues. Firstly, concerning the peripheral nervous system (PNS), in particular the optimal function of the PNS (in regard to biomechanics and neurophysiology) and how disorders of the PNS are clinically assessed and managed. Secondly, Richard is interested in the rehabilitation of long-term disorders, for example chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as low-back pain and osteoarthritis. Thirdly, Richard is also interested in the role of ultrasound imaging for clinical practice and research for physiotherapists and other allied health professions. This has led to his development of UG and PG courses in ultrasound imaging. Much of his research has utilised ultrasound imaging to gain a real-time, in-vivo perspective of the different biomechanical features of the nervous system. Richard is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, so he is also interested in research which looks at the role of manual therapy and physiotherapy assessment and management.

Teaching summary:

Richard teaches across both the undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy programmes at AUT. The key areas of teaching that Richard is involved with include: musculoskeletal physiotherapy, anatomy and biomechanics, ultrasound imaging, and research.

Richard teaches internationally in his areas of research interest, as listed above.

Fields of research:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy (Excl. Physiotherapy)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Collocott, S. J. F., Kelly, E., Foster, M., Myhr, H., Wang, A., & Ellis, R. F. (2020). A randomized clinical trial comparing early active motion programs: Earlier hand function, TAM, and orthotic satisfaction with a relative motion extension program for zones V and VI extensor tendon repairs. Journal of Hand Therapy, 33(1), 13-24. doi:10.1016/j.jht.2018.10.003

  • Matthews, W., Ellis, R., Furness, J. W., Rathbone, E., & Hing, W. (2020). Staging achilles tendinopathy using ultrasound imaging: The development and investigation of a new ultrasound imaging criteria based on the continuum model of tendon pathology. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, 6(1). doi:10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000699

  • Olds, M., Ellis, R., Parmar, P., & Kersten, P. (2020). The immediate and subsequent impact of a first-time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation in people aged 16–40: Results from a national cohort study. Shoulder and Elbow. doi:10.1177/1758573220921484

  • Ellis, R., Helsby, J., Naus, J., Bassett, S., Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, C., Carnero, S. F., . . . Whittaker, J. L. (2020). Exploring the use of ultrasound imaging by physiotherapists: An international survey. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 49. doi:10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102213

  • Olds, M., Ellis, R., & Kersten, P. (2020). Predicting Recurrent Instability of the Shoulder (PRIS): A valid tool to predict which patients will not have repeat shoulder instability after first-time traumatic anterior dislocation. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 50(8), 431-437. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.9284

  • Baxter, G. D., Chapple, C., Ellis, R., Hill, J., Liu, L., Mani, R., . . . Tumilty, S. (2020). Six things you need to know about low back pain. Journal of Primary Health Care. doi:10.1071/hc19117

  • Hill, J., Bedford, J., Houston, D., A. Reid, D., Baxter, G. D., & Ellis, R. (2020). Exploring physiotherapists’ use of clinical practice guidelines, screening, and stratification tools for people with low back pain in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(2), 59-69. doi:10.15619/nzjp/48.2.02

  • Thomare, J., Lacourpaille, L., McNair, P. J., Crouzier, M., Ellis, R., & Nordez, A. (2020). A gel pad designed to measure muscle volume using freehand 3-dimensional ultrasonography. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. doi:10.1002/jum.15490

  • Olds, M. K., Ellis, R., Parmar, P., & Kersten, P. (2019). Who will redislocate his/her shoulder Predicting recurrent instability following a first traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, 5(1). doi:10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000447

  • Whittaker, J. L., Ellis, R., Hodges, P. W., OSullivan, C., Hides, J., Fernandez-Carnero, S., . . . Stokes, M. J. (2019). Imaging with ultrasound in physical therapy: What is the PT's scope of practice? A competency-based educational model and training recommendations. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 53(23), 1447-1453. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2018-100193

  • Molyneux, P., Ellis, R. F., & Carroll, M. (2019). Reliability of a two-probe ultrasound imaging procedure to measure strain in the Achilles tendon. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 12, 1-9. doi:10.1186/s13047-019-0358-6

  • Collocott, S., Kelly, C., & Ellis, R. (2018). Optimal early active mobilisation protocol after extensor tendon repairs in zone V and VI: A systematic review of literature. Hand Therapy, 23(1), 3-18. doi:10.1177/1758998317729713

  • Ellis, R., Rohan, M., Fox, J., Hitt, J., Langevin, H., & Henry, S. (2018). Ultrasound elastographic measurement of sciatic nerve displacement and shear strain during active and passive knee extension. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 37(8), 2091-2103. doi:10.1002/jum.14560

  • Rio, E. K., Ellis, R. F., Henry, J. M., Falconer, V. R., Kiss, Z. S., Girdwood, M. A., . . . Gaida, J. E. (2018). Don’t assume the control group is normal — People with asymptomatic tendon pathology have higher pressure pain thresholds. Pain Medicine (United States), 19(11), 2267-2273. doi:10.1093/pm/pny117

  • Matthews, W., Ellis, R., Furness, J., & Hing, W. (2018). Classification of tendon matrix change using ultrasound imaging: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 44(10), 2059-2080. doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2018.05.022

  • Kelly, C., Ellis, R., & Hing, W. (2017). Ultrasound assessment of extensor pollicis brevis tendon excursion for different wrist positions in healthy people. Journal of Hand Therapy.

  • Ellis, R., Osborne, S., Whitefield, J., Parmar, P., & Hing, W. (2017). The effect of spinal position on sciatic nerve excursion during seated neural mobilisation exercises: An in vivo study using ultrasound imaging. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 25(2). doi:10.1179/2042618615Y.0000000020

  • Ellis, R., Blyth, R., Arnold, N., & Miner-Williams, W. (2017). Is there a relationship between impaired median nerve excursion and carpal tunnel syndrome? A systematic review.. Journal of Hand Therapy, 30(1). doi:10.1016/j.jht.2016.09.002

  • Nordez, A., Gross, R., Andrade, R., Le Sant, G., Freitas, S., Ellis, R., . . . Hug, F. (2017). Non-muscular structures can limit the maximal joint range of motion during stretching. Sports Medicine, 47(10). doi:10.1007/s40279-017-0703-5

  • Basson, A., Olivier, B., Ellis, R., Coppieters, M., Stewart, A., & Mudzi, W. (2017). The effectiveness of neural mobilization for neuromusculoskeletal conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 47(9). doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.7117

  • Collocott, S., Kelly, C., Ellis, R., Foster, M., & Mhyr, H. (2017). Optimal early active mobilisation protocol after extensor tendon repairs in zone V and VI: A systematic review of the literature. Hand Therapy, Online first. doi:10.1177/1758998317729713

  • Collocott, S., Kelly, C., Ellis., Mhyr, H., & Foster, M. (2017). Can relative motion extension splinting provide an earlier return to function than a controlled active motion protocol? A prospective randomised clinical trial. Journal of Hand Therapy.

  • Kasehagen, B., Ellis, R., Pope, R., Russell, N., & Hing, W. (2017). Assessing the reliability of ultrasound imaging to examine peripheral nerve excursion: a systematic literature review. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 44(1). doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2017.08.1886

  • Ellis, R., De Jong, R., Bassett, S., Helsby, J., Stokes, M., & Cairns, M. (2017). Exploring the clinical use of ultrasound imaging: a survey of physiotherapists in New Zealand. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 34(2018). doi:10.1016/j.msksp.2017.12.002

  • Olds, M., Donaldson, K., Ellis, R., & Kersten, P. (2016). In children 18 years and under, what promotes recurrent shoulder instability after traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation? A systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(18). doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-095149

  • Kasehagen, B.., Ellis, R., Mawston, G., Allen, S., & Hing, W. (2016). Assessing the reliability of ultrasound imaging to examine radial nerve excursion. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 42(7). doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2016.02.013

  • Kasehagan, B., Ellis, R., Mawston, G., Allen, S., & Hing, W. (2015). Assessing the relia. Journal - Academy of General Dentistry.

  • Kasehagan, B., Ellis, R., Mawston, G., Allen, S., & Hing, W. (2015). Assessing the reliability. Journal.

  • Basson, A., Olivier, B., Ellis, R., Coppieters, M., Stewart, A., & Mudzi, W. (2015). The effectiveness of neural mobilizations in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions: A systematic review protocol. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementatio Reports, 13(1). doi:10.11124/jbisrir-2015-1401

  • Olds, M., Ellis, R., Donaldson, K., Parmar, P., & Kersten, P. (2015). Risk factors which predispose first-time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocations to recurrent instability in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-094342

  • Simpson, O., Reid, D., Ellis, R., & White, S. (2015). The effectiveness of preventative neuromuscular training on anterior cruciate ligament injury rates in female athletes: a systematic review.. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(2). Retrieved from http://www.sportsmedicine.co.nz/Journals

  • Simpson, O., Reid, D., Ellis, R., & White, S. (2015). The effectiveness of preventative neuromuscular training on anterior cruciate ligament injury rates in female athletes: A systematic review. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 42(No 2).

  • Ellis, R., Osborne, S., Whitfield, J., Parmar, P., & Hing, W. (2015). Examining the influence of seated spinal postures (slump versus upright) upon longitudinal sciatic nerve excursion during neural mobilisation exercises. Physiotherapy, 101(Supplement 1). doi:10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.571

  • Ellis, R., Fox, J., Hitt, J., Langevin, H., & Henry, S. (2015). Examining the mechanical influences upon the sciatic nerve at the sciatic nerve-hamstring muscle interface during active and passive knee extension. Physiotherapy, 101(Supplement 1).

  • Ellis, R. (2015). Identifying tendon matrix changes with ultrasound imaging: A literature review and proposed ultrasound criteria for staging a tendinopathy.

  • Ellis, R., Fox, J., Hitt, J. R., Langevin, H., & Henry, S. M. (2015). Examining the mechanical influences upon the sciatic nerve at the sciatic nerve hamstring
    muscle interface during active and passive knee extension.

  • Ellis, R. (2015). Examining the influence of seated spinal postures (slump versus upright) upon longitudinal sciatic nerve excursion during neural mobilisation exercises.

  • Iwan, T., Garton, B., & Ellis, R. (2014). The reliability of measuring the inter-recti distance using high-resolution and low-resolution ultrasound imaging comparing a novice to an experienced sonographer. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 42(3). Retrieved from http://physiotherapy.org.nz/

  • Stewart, S., Ellis, R., Heath, M., & Rome, K. (2013). Ultrasonic evaluation of the abductor hallucis muscle in hallux valgus: A cross-sectional observational study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 14.

  • Ellis, R., Hing, W. A., & McNair, P. J. (2012). Comparison of longitudinal sciatic nerve movement with different mobilization exercises: An in-vivo study utilizing ultrasound imaging. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 42(8). doi:10.2519/jospt.2012.3854

  • Bassett, K. T., Lingman, S. A., & Ellis, R. F. (2010). The use and treatment efficacy of kinaesthetic taping for musculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 38(2). Retrieved from http://www.physiotherapy.org.nz/

  • Ellis, R. (2009). Re: "Upper limb neural tension and seated slump tests: the false positive rate among healthy young adults without cervical or lumbar symptoms". Davis et al. J Man Manip Ther 2009; 16:136-141. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 17(3).

  • Ellis, R., & Hing, W. (2009). Neurale mobilisation: Systematischer review randomisierter kontrollierter studien mit einer analyse der therapeutischen wirksamkeit. Manuelletherapie, 13(2). doi:10.1055/s-0028-1109124

  • Ellis, R., & Hing, W. (2008). Neural mobilization: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials with an analysis of therapeutic efficacy. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 16(1). Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2565076/

  • Ellis, R., & Hing, W. (2008). Neural mobilization: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials with an analysis of therapeutic efficacy. [Mobilizacje struktur nerwowych – przeglad systematyczny badan z randomizacja I grupa kontrolna oraz analiza skutecznosci terapeutycznej]. Medical Rehabilitation. [Rehabilitacja Medyczna], 12(2). Retrieved from http://www.rehmed.pl/article/62,420.html

  • Ellis, R., Hing, W., Dilley, A., & McNair, P. J. (2008). Reliability of measuring sciatic and tibial nerve movement with diagnostic ultrasound during a neural mobilisation technique. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 34(8). doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2008.01.003

  • Ellis, R., Hing, W., & Reid, D. (2007). Iliotibial band friction syndrome: A systematic review. Manual Therapy, 12. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1356689X06001470

  • Ellis, R. (2003). The Infrapatellar Fat Pad. Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine, 25(2), 54-57. doi:10.1080/1355297x.2003.11736195

Conference contributions

  • Olds, M., Ellis, R., parmar, P., & Kersten, P. (2017). A multivariate model to predict recurrent instability following a first time shoulder dislocation in a New Zealand population. In American Society Shoulder Elbow Therapists Conference. New Orleans.

  • Ellis, R., De Jong, R., Bassett, S., Helsby, J., Cairns, M., & Stokes, M. (2017). Exploring the clinical use of ultrasound imaging by physiotherapists in New Zealand. In New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Bienniel Scientific Conference. Rotorua.

  • Collocott, S., Kelly, C. E., & Ellis, R. (2016). Can relative motion extension splinting provide and earlier return to hand function than a controlled active motion protocol? A randomised clinical trial. In IFSSH and IFSHT Triennial congress. Hilton Hotel.

  • Ellis, R. (2016). Ultrasound in peripheral nerves. In Australasian Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) 46th Annual Scientific Meeting. Brisbane.

  • Ellis, R. (2016). Assessment and rehabilitation of the intrinsic foot muscles. In Australasian Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) 46th Annual Scientific Meeting. Brisbane.

  • Hides, J., & Ellis, R. (2016). What happens to the sonographer while scanning?. In Australasian Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) 46th Annual Scientific Meeting. Brisbane.

  • Collocott, S., Kelly, E., Ellis, R., Foster, M., & Myhr, H. (2016). Can relative motion extension splinting provide earlier return to function than a controlled active motion protocol: A randomised clinical trial. In International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) and International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) Triennial Congress. Buenos Aires.

  • Ellis, R. (2016). Exploring the biomechanical and clinical features of the peripheral nervous system using ultrasound imaging. In 2nd International Symposium on Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI). Madrid.

  • Collocott, S., Kelly, E., Ellis, R., Foster, M., & Myhr, H. (2016). Can relative motion extension splinting provide earlier return to hand function than a controlled active motion protocol? A randomized clinical trial. In Hand Vol. 11 (pp. 141S-142S). Buenos Aires. doi:10.1177/1558944716660555jw

  • Collocott,, S., Kelly, C. E., Ellis, R., Foster, M., & Mhyr, H. (2016). Optimal early active mobilisation protocol after extensor tendon repairs in zone V and VI: A systematic review of literature. In IFSSH & IFSHT Triennial Congress: Buenos Aires 2016 Vol. 11 (pp. 141S-142S). Buenos Aires: Hand (Springer Verlag). doi:10.1177/1558944716660555jw

  • Ellis, R., Fox, J. R., Hitt, J. R., Langevin, H. M., Worth, S. A., & Henry, S. M. (2015). Examining the mechanical influences upon the sciatic nerve at the sciatic nerve-hamstring muscles interface during active and passive knee extension. In Zeigler Research Forum. University of Vermont.

  • Olds, M., Ellis, R. E., & Kersten, P. K. (2015). Risk factors for re-dislocation after a first time traumatic shoulder dislocation. In NZ Shoulder and Elbow Society Conference. Rarotonga.

  • Ellis, R., Fox, J., Hitt, J. R., Langevin, H., & Henry, S. M. (2015). Examining the mechanical influences upon the sciatic nerve at the sciatic nerve-hamstring muscle interface during active and passive knee extension. In World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress 2015. Singapore.

  • Simpson, O., Reid, D. A., Ellis, R., & White, S. (2014). Efficacy of preventative neuromuscular training on anterior cruciate ligament injury rates in female athletes. In New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference. Wellington.

  • Kohut, S., Ellis, R., & Allen, S. (2014). Imaging and Acupuncture. In Linking the Chain: Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014. Auckland.

  • Osborne, S., Ellis, R., Whitfield, J., & Hing, W. (2014). Examining the influence of seated spinal postures (slump versus upright) upon longitudinal sciatic nerve excursion during neural mobilisation exercises. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain. Auckland.

  • Olds, M., Ellis, R., Donaldson, K., & Kersten, P. (2014). The risk factors which predispose first-time anterior traumatic shoulder dislocations to recurrent instability in adults: A systematic review. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain. Auckland.

  • Olds, M., Donaldson, K., Ellis, R., & Kersten, P. (2014). The risk factors for recurrent shoulder instability following a first time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation in children under the age of 18: A systematic review. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain. Auckland.

  • Manuel, T., & Ellis, R. (2014). Establishing criteria for ultrasound imaging findings to quantitatively assess different stages of tendinopathy. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain. Auckland.

  • Ellis, R., Nation-Ingle, T., Prentice, A., & Mawston, G. (2014). The relationship between clinical ultrasound measures of muscle size and quadriceps muscle strength. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain. Auckland.

  • Ellis, R., Iwan, T., & Garton, B. (2014). Assessing the reliability and clinical use of low and high resolution ultrasound imaging for measurement of inter-rectus abdominus distance. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain. Auckland.

  • Olds, M. K., Donaldson, K., Ellis R., & Kersten, P. (2014). The risk factors for recurrent shoulder instability following a first time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation in children under the age of 18: A systematic review and meta-analysis.. In American Shoulder and Elbow Therapists Annual Conference. North Carolina.

  • Ellis, R. (2013). Clinical assessment of peripheral nerve disorders of the lower limb. In Podiatry NZ Biennial Conference. "Enhancing the clinician". Auckland.

  • Ellis, R. (2013). Ultrasound Imaging: Not just a one trick pony!. In New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Biennial Scientific Conference. Rotorua.

  • Shanta, S., Ellis, R., & McMullin, R. (2013). The reliability of measuring median nerve cross-sectional area using ultrasound imaging: Comparison of a novice and experienced sonographer. In New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Biennial Scientific Conference. Rotorua.

  • Ellis, R. (2013). From spinal fusion to leaping small buildings in 4 weeks!. In New Zealand Manipulative Pysiotherapists Association Biennial Scientific Conference. Rotorua.

  • Ellis, R. (2013). Ultrasound imaging: Not just a one trick pony!. In New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Biennial Scientific Conference. Rotorua.

  • Ellis, R. (2013). Clinical assessment of peripheral nerve disorders of the lower limb / Neurodynamic assessment of the lower limb and foot. In Australasian Podiatry Conference 2013. Sydney.

  • Ellis, R., & Osborne, S. (2013). The effect of sitting position on sciatic nerve excursion during seated neural mobilisation exercises: An in-vivo study using ultrasound imaging. In New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Biennial Scientific Conference. Rotorua.

  • Kelly, C. E., Hing, W., & Ellis, R. (2012). An analysis of Extensor Pollicis brevis tendon excursion in different positions in normal healthy subjects. In 2012 New Zealand Hand Surgery Society Conference. Queenstown.

  • Ellis, R., Hing, W., & McNair, P. (2012). Comparison of different neural mobilisation exercises upon longitudinal sciatic nerve movement: An in-vivo study utilising ultrasound imaging. In Expanding Horizons: Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference Vol. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 40(2), 84-84 (pp. 32). Wellington.

  • Hing, W., Ellis, R., & McNair, P. (2012). Identifying the sequence of sciatic nerve excursion during differential neural mobilisation exercises: An in-vivo study using ultrasound imaging. In Expanding Horizons: Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference Vol. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 40(2), 85-85 (pp. 33). Wellington.

  • Ellis, R. (2012). Clinical assessment of peripheral nerve disorders of the lower limb. In Podiatry NZ Biennial Conference: Enhancing the Clinician. Auckland.

  • Ellis, R., Hing, W., & McNair, P. J. (2012). Comparison of different neural mobilisation exercises upon longitudinal sciatic nerve movement: An in-vivo study utilising ultrasound imaging. In NOI 2012 Neurodynamics and the Neuromatrix Conference. Adelaide.

  • Ellis, R., Hing, W., & McNair, P. (2012). Comparison of different neural mobilisation exercises upon longitudinal sciatic nerve movement: An in-vivo study utilising ultrasound imaging. In IFOMPT 2012: A Rendez-Vous of Hands and Minds, September 30–October 5, 2012, Québec City, Canada Vol. 42 (pp. A59). Quebec City: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. doi:10.2519/jospt.2012.0302

  • Ellis, R. F., Hing, W. A., & McNair, P. J. (2011). Comparison of different neural mobilisation exercises upon longitudinal sciatic nerve movement: An in-vivo study utilising ultrasound imaging. In The Role of Exercise in the Management of Musculoskeletal Pain and Dysfunction. Biennial Scientific Conference, New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association. Rotorua.

  • Kelly, E., Hing, W. A., & Ellis, R. (2011). An analysis of Extensor Pollicis Brevis tendon excursion in different wrist positions in normal healthy subjects. In 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT). Nashville, TN.

  • Bassett, K. T., Lingman, S. A., & Ellis, R. F. (2010). The use and treatment efficacy of kinaesthetic taping for musculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Society 2010 Conference. Waipuna.

  • Ellis, R. (2010). Recognising neurodynamic dysfunction as a feature of chronic lumbar and lower quadrant pain. The principles of neurodynamic assessment and treatment. In Scientific Conference New Zealand and Australian Associations of Musculoskeletal Medicine. Auckland.

  • Ellis, R., Eason, T., Edwards, C., Hing, W., & McNair, P. (2010). Assessing the clinical validity of neurodynamic tests. In Meeting of the Neurodynamics and the Neuromatrix. Nottingham.

  • Kelly, E., Hing, W. A., & Ellis, R. (2010). An analysis of Extensor Pollicis Brevis tendon excursion in different wrist positions in normal healthy subjects. In New Zealand Association of Hand Therapists (NZAHT) Conference. Auckland.

  • Ellis, R. (2009). Neurodynamics in sport: The importance of peripheral nervous system function in sports performance and rehabilitation. In Sports Medicine New Zealand Conference. Rotorua.

  • Ellis, R., Milne, A., Tuck, K.., Hing, W., & McNair, P. (2009). The reliability of measuring knee range of movement in response to submaximal pain created by increased neural tension during a modified slump test. In New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Biannual Conference. Rotorua.

  • Ellis, R., Hing, W., & Allen, S. (2008). Diagnostic ultrasound assessment of sciatic nerve movement during neural mobilisation - quantitative assessment and reliability. In Australia and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists. Auckland.

  • Ellis, R., Hing, W., & McNair, P. (2008). Measurement of sciatic nerve movement, using ultrasound imaging, in a neural pre-loaded sitting position compared to an unloaded prone position. In New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Conference Proceedings (pp. 34). Dunedin.

  • Ellis, R. F., & Hing, W. A. (2008). Ultrasound imaging of sciatic nerve movement in a neural pre-loaded compared to an unloaded position: Quantitative assesment and reliability. In Abstracts of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT) Conference: Connecting "Science" to Quality of Life [CD-ROM] (pp. O063). : Elsevier B.V.

  • Allen, S., Ellis, R., & Hing, W. (2007). Diagnostic ultrasound of sciatic nerve movement during neural mobilisation - a pilot. In RANZCR and ASUM 3rd Combined Scientific Meeting. Wellington.

  • Hing, W., & Ellis, R. (2007). Diagnostic Ultrasound assessment of sciatic nerve movement during neural mobilisation. In World Physical Therapy, 15th International WCPT Congress. Vancouver.

  • Hing, W., Ellis, R., & Allen, S. (2007). Diagnostic ultrasound assessment of sciatic nerve movement during neural mobilisation. In Physiotherapy Vol. 93 Suppl. 1 (pp. s361). .

  • Ellis, R., & Hing, W. (2007). Diagnostic ultrasound assessment of sciatic nerve movement during neural mobilisation - Quantitative assessment and reliability. In New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Biennial Scientific Conference Book (pp. 39-40). Rotorua.

  • Hing, W., & Ellis, R. (2006). Neural tissue mobility measurement by Diagnostic Ultrasound. In 2nd Indian National Manual Therapy Conference. New Delhi.

  • Ellis, R., Reid, D., & Hing, W. (2004). Conservative management of iliotibial band friction syndrome: A systematic review. [Abstract]. In New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference programme and collected abstracts (pp. 78). : Sports Medicine New Zealand.

Software

  • Caldwell, J., & Ellis, R. (2017). Musculoskeletal physiotherapy electronic resource of assessment and treatment techniques for the lower limb (Version Version 1) [Computer Software]. Auckland, New Zealand.: Produced by CfLAT team at AUT. Retrieved from https://viewer.aemmobile.adobe.com/

Theses

  • Ellis, R. (2011). Neurodynamic evaluation of the sciatic nerve during neural mobilisation: ultrasound
    imaging assessment of sciatic nerve movement and the clinical implications for treatment.
    . (AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/3402

Oral presentations

  • Ellis, R., Hing, W., & McNair, P. (2017). Identifying the sequence of sciatic nerve excursion during different neural mobilisation exercises: an in-vivo study utilising ultrasound imaging. Quebec City, Canada.

  • Olds, M., Ellis, R., Parmar, P., & Kersten, P. (2017). A multivariate model to predict recurrent instability following a first time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation in a New Zealand population.. Queenstown, New Zealand.

  • Collocott, S., Ellis, R., Kelly, C. E., Foster, M., & Zang, I. (2017). Comparison of two early active mobilisation protocols following extensor tendon repair in zone V and/or VI: A randomised clinical trial. Capetown, South Africa.

  • McNair, P., Depledge, J., & Ellis, R. (2017). Effect of abdominal exercises, taping and tubigrip on rectus abdominus diastasis shortly after giving birth. Capetown, South Africa.

  • Luomajoki, H., Ellis, R., Coppieters, M., Schmid, A., & Nee, R. (2016). The state of the art of neurodynamics – assessment and management.. Glasgow, UK..

  • Kelly, C. E., ellis, R., & Hing, R. (2012). An analysis of Extensor Pollicis brevis tendon excursion in different positions in normal healthy subjects. Gaylord Hotel.

Other outputs

  • Ellis, R. (2014). Book review [Introduction to research in the health sciences (6th ed.). Polgar, S. & Thomas, S.A.]. In New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy (Iss. 2).

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