Dr Steve White

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Senior Lecturer

Email: steve.white@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2340-8303

Academic appointments:

  • Senior Lecturer ATB, AUT University (2003 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, AUT University
  • MHSc(Hons), AUT University
  • PG Dip Public Health, Auckland University
  • PG Diploma Manipulative Physiotherapy, NZMPA
  • Diploma in Physiotherapy, ATI

Overview:

Dr Steven White is a physiotherapist and senior lecturer at Auckland University of Technology where he is the Paper Leader and lecturer for the postgraduate (PHTY801) and undergraduate (PHTY707) musculoskeletal physiotherapy papers.

Prior to his academic appointment in 2003, Steve had 27 years’ experience in his private practice managing patients with musculoskeletal pain. Throughout that time, he had a passion for teaching and since 1982 has tutored on the NZ Manipulative Physiotherapists Association continuing education program. Steve has also been invited to speak and run courses throughout New Zealand, in Australia and the USA.

Steve’s key area of interest is the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal pain, with a particular emphasis on diagnostic accuracy and clinical reasoning. His PhD explored the diagnostic accuracy of the clinical examination for determining the presence of symptomatic intra-articular pathology of the hip. He is currently supervising a number of doctoral and master’s students.

Fields of research:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy (Excl. Physiotherapy)
  • Sports Medicine

Professional activities:

Featured professional activities

  • Expert Advisor to Health and Disabilities Commisioner, Health and Disabilities Commisioner (2019 - ongoing)

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Expert Advisor to Health and Disabilities Commisioner, Health and Disabilities Commisioner (2019 - ongoing)
  • Expert Advisor to Health and Disability Commissioner, (2017 - ongoing)

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Street, K. J., White, S. G., & Vandal, A. C. (2020). Clinical prevalence and population incidence of serious pathologies among patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging for low back pain. The Spine Journal, 20(1), 101-111. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2019.09.002

  • Woodward, R. M., Vesey, R. M., Bacon, C. J., White, S. G., Brick, M. J., & Blankenbaker, D. G. (2020). Microinstability of the hip: A systematic review of the imaging findings. Skeletal Radiology. doi:10.1007/s00256-020-03516-7

  • Smythe, E., & White, S. G. (2017). Methods of practice: Listening to the story.. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 33(6). doi:10.1080/09593985.2017.1318989

  • White, S. G., McNair, P., Laslett, M., & Hing, W. (2015). Do patients undergoing physical testing report pain intensity reliably?. Arthritis Care and Research, 67(6). doi:10.1002/acr.22530

  • Hing, W. A., White, S. G., Bouaaphone, A., & Lee, P. (2008). Contrast Therapy - A systematic review. Physical Therapy in Sport, 9.

  • White, S., & McNair, P. J. (2002). Abdominal and multifidus muscle activity during gait.. Clinical Biomechanics, 17.

Journal articles

  • Street, K. J., White, S. G., & Vandal, A. C. (2020). Clinical prevalence and population incidence of serious pathologies among patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging for low back pain. The Spine Journal, 20(1), 101-111. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2019.09.002

  • Woodward, R. M., Vesey, R. M., Bacon, C. J., White, S. G., Brick, M. J., & Blankenbaker, D. G. (2020). Microinstability of the hip: A systematic review of the imaging findings. Skeletal Radiology. doi:10.1007/s00256-020-03516-7

  • Toomey, D., Reid, D., & White, S. (2020). How manual therapy provided a gateway to a biopsychosocial management approach in an adult with chronic post-surgical low back pain: A case report. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. doi:10.1080/10669817.2020.1813472

  • Smythe, E., & White, S. G. (2017). Methods of practice: Listening to the story.. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 33(6). doi:10.1080/09593985.2017.1318989

  • White, S. G., McNair, P., Laslett, M., & Hing, W. (2015). Do patients undergoing physical testing report pain intensity reliably?. Arthritis Care and Research, 67(6). doi:10.1002/acr.22530

  • 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).

  • MacLachlan, L., White, S., & Reid, D. (2015). Observer rating versus three-dimensional motion analysis of lower extremity kinematics during functional screening tests: A systematic review. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 10(4).

  • Reid, D., Rydwanski, J., Hing, W., & White, S. (2012). The effectiveness of post-operative rehabilitation following partial meniscectomy of the knee: A systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 17(1). doi:10.1179/1743288X11Y.0000000046

  • Hing, W., White, S. G., Lee, P., & Bouaaphone, A. (2010). The use of contrast therapy recovery within the New Zealand elite sports setting. The New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(1).

  • Hing, W. A., Marshall, R., White, S., & Reid, D. (2009). Validity of the McMurray's Test and modified versions of the test: a systematic literature review. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 17(1).

  • Hing, W., White, S., Reid, D., & Marshall, R. (2009). Validity of the McMurray's test and modified versions of the test: A systematic literature review. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 17(1).

  • Hing, W. A., White, S. G., Bouaaphone, A., & Lee, P. (2008). Contrast Therapy - A systematic review. Physical Therapy in Sport, 9.

  • White, S., & McNair, P. J. (2002). Abdominal and multifidus muscle activity during gait.. Clinical Biomechanics, 17.

Book chapters

  • White, S. G., & Sahrmann, S. A. (1994). A movement system balance approach to management of
    musculoskeletal pain. In R. Grant (Ed.), Physical therapy of the cervical and thoracic spine (pp. 339-357). New York: Churchill Livingstone.

Conference contributions

  • White, S., Vandal, A., & Street, K. (2019). Prevalence and incidence of serious pathologies amongst patients undergoing MRI for low back pain. In 2nd CANZ Combined Spine Society Meeting (pp. 52-53). Queenstown.

  • White, S., McNair, P., Vandal, A., & Laslett, M. (2017). Symptomatic intra-articular pathology of the hip: a diagnostic accuracy study. In New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Biennial Conference. Rotorua.

  • White, S., Vandal, A., McNair, P., & Laslett, M. (2016). Clinical decision rule development: a case study. In Joint NZSA/ORSNZ 2016 Conference. Auckland. Retrieved from http://orsnz.org.nz/

  • Street, K., Mistry, D., White, S., & Vandal, A. (2016). Red flags in the spine: Updated. In General Practice Conference and Medical Exhibition. Rotorua.

  • 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.

  • Street, K., Mistry, D., White, S., & Vandal, A. (2014). Red flags in the spine. In General Practice Conference and Medical Exhibition. Rotorua.

  • White, S., McNair, P., & Laslett, M. (2014). Do patients report intensity of pain in a reliable manner?. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain. Auckland.

  • Reid, D. A., Rydwanski, J., Hing, W., & White, S. (2011). The effectiveness of post-operative exercise rehabilitation following partial menisectomy of the knee. In The Role of Exercise in the Management of Musculoskeletal Pain and Dysfunction (pp. 21). New Zealand.

  • McNair, P. J., & White, S. (2001). Trunk muscle activity during walking. In American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Conference. San Antonio.

  • White, S., & McNair, P. J. (2000). Cluster analysis of emg from trunk muscles during gait. In 7th Scientific Conference of the International Federation of Manipulative Therapists. Perth.

Reports

  • Mueller, J., Taylor, L., Copeland, J., Warren, J., Baxter, D., & White, S. (2008). Physiotherapy Specialisation: The Way Forward.

  • Mueller, J., Taylor, L., Copeland, J., Warren, J., Baxter, G. D., & White, S. (2007). Physiotherapy specialisation: The Way Forward:The Advanced Practitioner Working Party. Wellington: NZ Society of Physiotherapists.

Theses

  • White, S. (2016). The diagnostic accuracy of the clinical examination of the hip. (AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/9989

Oral presentations

  • Street, K., MIstry, D., White, S., & Vandal. (2014). Red flags in the spine. Rotorua, NZ.

  • White, S., McNair., & Laslett. (2014). Do patients report intensity of pain in a reliable manner?. Auckland, NZ.

  • White, S., McNair, P., & Laslett, M. (2014). Do patients report intensity of pain in a reliable manner?. Auckland.

  • White Steven. (2005). Diagnosis & management of movement impairment syndromes. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Other outputs

  • White, S. (2016). The diagnostic accuracy of the clinical examination of the hip. Auckland University of Technology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/9989

  • Reid, D., & White, S. (2006). Your plan for action: Exercise programme. Procare Health Ltd.

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