Dr Andrew Leaver

PhD, GradDipAppSc(ManipPhty), BAppSc(Phty), GradCertEdSt(Higher Education)
Lecturer, Physiotherapy

C43O - O Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9545
Fax +61 2 9351 9278

Website Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Teaching and supervision

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Electrotherapy
  • UOS Coordinator Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy D, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 4

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

Selected grants

2015

  • The international network for study of cultural determinants of musculoskeletal disability: engaging the Middle East; Moloney N, Hiller C, Leaver A, Mackey M, Refshauge K, Coggon D, Hall A, Al-Sobayel H; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2014

  • Partnering the University of Sydney and The Philippines to enhance productivity in clinical rehabilitation research; Leaver A; Sydney Southeast Asia Centre/Research Grant.

2012

  • Sit-Stand Workstation Pilot; Mackey M, Leaver A, Rooney K, Chau J, Shirley D, Daley M; Heart Foundation of Australia/Research Support.
  • Australia-India Musculoskeletal Research Network; Hiller C, Brennan P, Leaver A, Refshauge K, Singh U, Handa G; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Trott, C., Aguila, M., Leaver, A. (2014). The clinical significance of immediate symptom responses to manual therapy treatment for neck pain: Observational secondary data analysis of a randomized trial. Manual Therapy, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Leaver, A., Maher, C., McAuley, J., Jull, G., Refshauge, K. (2013). Characteristics of a new episode of neck pain. Manual Therapy, 18(3), 254-257. [More Information]
  • Radas, A., Mackey, M., Leaver, A., Bouvier, A., Chau, J., Shirley, D., Bauman, A. (2013). Evaluation of ergonomic and education interventions to reduce occupational sitting in office-based university workers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Leaver, A., Maher, C., McAuley, J., Jull, G., Latimer, J., Refshauge, K. (2013). People seeking treatment for a new episode of neck pain typically have rapid improvement in symptoms: an observational study. Journal of Physiotherapy, 59(1), 31-37. [More Information]
  • Huebscher, M., Moloney, N., Leaver, A., Rebbeck, T., McAuley, J., Refshauge, K. (2013). Relationship between quantitative sensory testing and pain or disability in people with spinal pain - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pain, 154(9), 1497-1504. [More Information]
  • Leaver, A., Maher, C. (2012). In response to: Dunning J. How about an honorable mention for cervical and thoracic thrust manipulation? A passing mention would be more appropriate. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 20(3), 167-168. [More Information]
  • Leaver, A., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., McAuley, J., Gwendolen, J., Refshauge, K. (2010). A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Manipulation With Mobilization for Recent Onset Neck Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(9), 1313-1318. [More Information]
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., McAuley, J. (2010). Conservative interventions provide short-term relief for non-specific neck pain: a systematic review. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(2), 73-85. [More Information]
  • Leaver, A. (2010). Interpreting the evidence on motor control exercises for neck pain. Physical Therapy Reviews, 15(5), 418-419. [More Information]
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., McAuley, J. (2010). Response to Bjordal et al. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(4), 283-283.
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., McAuley, J., Jull, G. (2010). The authors respond. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92(2), 325-326. [More Information]
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Jull, G., McAuley, J. (2007). Efficacy of manipulation for non-specific neck pain of recent onset: design of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 8(Article 18), 18-1-18-5. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Leaver, A. (2013). Great debate – To manipulate or not, that is the question. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Lindsey, R., Leaver, A., Crosbie, J., Rebbeck, T., Shirley, D. (2013). Reliability of cervical spine PPIVM: a protocol for evaluating reliability using 3-D motion analysis. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Latimer, J., McAuley, J., Jull, G. (2011). Neck Pain Prognosis, It’s not all bad news. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Leaver, A. (2009). Improving outcomes: integrated active management of workers with soft tissue injury. APA Physiotherapy Conference, Not applicable: Not applicable.
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., McAuley, J., Jull, G. (2009). Manipulation versus mobilisation for recent onset neck pain: A randomised controlled trial. APA Conference Week 2009, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., McAuley, J., Jull, G. (2009). Neck manipulation is not more effective than safer mobilisation techniques for recent onset neck pain: A randomised controlled trial. Boston International Forum X, Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain, USA: Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Jull, G., McAuley, J. (2008). Clinical characteristics of patients treated with manipulation for recent onset neck pain. Perspectives from a randomised controlled trial. World Congress on Neck Pain, USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Jull, G., McAuley, J. (2007). Current Practice in Neck Manipulation. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 15th Biennial conference 2007, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Leaver, A. (2006). Manipulation for neck pain: Design of a randomised controlled trial. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 14th Biennial Conference 2005, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Leaver, A. (2004). Management of chronic whiplash associated disorders. APA NSW / QLD Branch Conference 2004, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Leaver, A. (2003). Management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 13th Biennial Conference, Sydney, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

2014

  • Trott, C., Aguila, M., Leaver, A. (2014). The clinical significance of immediate symptom responses to manual therapy treatment for neck pain: Observational secondary data analysis of a randomized trial. Manual Therapy, Article in Press. [More Information]

2013

  • Leaver, A., Maher, C., McAuley, J., Jull, G., Refshauge, K. (2013). Characteristics of a new episode of neck pain. Manual Therapy, 18(3), 254-257. [More Information]
  • Radas, A., Mackey, M., Leaver, A., Bouvier, A., Chau, J., Shirley, D., Bauman, A. (2013). Evaluation of ergonomic and education interventions to reduce occupational sitting in office-based university workers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Leaver, A. (2013). Great debate – To manipulate or not, that is the question. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Leaver, A., Maher, C., McAuley, J., Jull, G., Latimer, J., Refshauge, K. (2013). People seeking treatment for a new episode of neck pain typically have rapid improvement in symptoms: an observational study. Journal of Physiotherapy, 59(1), 31-37. [More Information]
  • Huebscher, M., Moloney, N., Leaver, A., Rebbeck, T., McAuley, J., Refshauge, K. (2013). Relationship between quantitative sensory testing and pain or disability in people with spinal pain - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pain, 154(9), 1497-1504. [More Information]
  • Lindsey, R., Leaver, A., Crosbie, J., Rebbeck, T., Shirley, D. (2013). Reliability of cervical spine PPIVM: a protocol for evaluating reliability using 3-D motion analysis. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

2012

  • Leaver, A., Maher, C. (2012). In response to: Dunning J. How about an honorable mention for cervical and thoracic thrust manipulation? A passing mention would be more appropriate. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 20(3), 167-168. [More Information]

2011

  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Latimer, J., McAuley, J., Jull, G. (2011). Neck Pain Prognosis, It’s not all bad news. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.

2010

  • Leaver, A., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., McAuley, J., Gwendolen, J., Refshauge, K. (2010). A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Manipulation With Mobilization for Recent Onset Neck Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(9), 1313-1318. [More Information]
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., McAuley, J. (2010). Conservative interventions provide short-term relief for non-specific neck pain: a systematic review. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(2), 73-85. [More Information]
  • Leaver, A. (2010). Interpreting the evidence on motor control exercises for neck pain. Physical Therapy Reviews, 15(5), 418-419. [More Information]
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., McAuley, J. (2010). Response to Bjordal et al. Journal of Physiotherapy, 56(4), 283-283.
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., McAuley, J., Jull, G. (2010). The authors respond. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92(2), 325-326. [More Information]

2009

  • Leaver, A. (2009). Improving outcomes: integrated active management of workers with soft tissue injury. APA Physiotherapy Conference, Not applicable: Not applicable.
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., McAuley, J., Jull, G. (2009). Manipulation versus mobilisation for recent onset neck pain: A randomised controlled trial. APA Conference Week 2009, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., McAuley, J., Jull, G. (2009). Neck manipulation is not more effective than safer mobilisation techniques for recent onset neck pain: A randomised controlled trial. Boston International Forum X, Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain, USA: Harvard School of Public Health.

2008

  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Jull, G., McAuley, J. (2008). Clinical characteristics of patients treated with manipulation for recent onset neck pain. Perspectives from a randomised controlled trial. World Congress on Neck Pain, USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

2007

  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Jull, G., McAuley, J. (2007). Current Practice in Neck Manipulation. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 15th Biennial conference 2007, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Leaver, A., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Jull, G., McAuley, J. (2007). Efficacy of manipulation for non-specific neck pain of recent onset: design of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 8(Article 18), 18-1-18-5. [More Information]

2006

  • Leaver, A. (2006). Manipulation for neck pain: Design of a randomised controlled trial. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 14th Biennial Conference 2005, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

2004

  • Leaver, A. (2004). Management of chronic whiplash associated disorders. APA NSW / QLD Branch Conference 2004, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

2003

  • Leaver, A. (2003). Management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 13th Biennial Conference, Sydney, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

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