Dr Evangelos Pappas

BSc in Physiotherapy, TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece; MSc in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, QU, USA; PhD in Ergonomics and Biomechanics, NYU, USA
Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

C43A - Jeffrey Miller Admin Building Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

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Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Biographical details

Dr. Evangelos Pappas trained as a physiotherapist in Thessaloniki, Greece before pursuing a Master’s in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University and a PhD in Orthopaedic Biomechanics at New York University in the USA. Prior to coming to the University of Sydney, Dr. Pappas taught for 11 years at Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus in kinesiology, clinical decision making and musculoskeletal pathology and physiotherapy. His excellence in teaching was recognized by his nomination for the Newton award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Pappas joined the University of Sydney as a Senior Lecturer in 2013 where he continues to lecture in the areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and particularly as it relates to the upper and lower extremities.

Dr. Pappas is also active in musculoskeletal research. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and intramural grants. He has presented his work in more than 50 national and international conferences and he has been interviewed on the radio as an expert on knee injuries. His publications appear in top journals in the fields of physiotherapy, sports medicine and biomechanics. One of his publications received the T. David Sisk award for best review paper from “Sports Health”; a leading multidisciplinary journal in sports medicine. In addition, Dr. Pappas has served on the research subcommittee of the awards committee of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Research interests

Dr. Evangelos Pappas’ research interests are in the areas of sports medicine, biomechanics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Specifically, his interests are in the areas of etiology of lower extremity sports injuries, effectiveness of injury prevention programs, motor control re-training for the prevention and treatment of knee pathologies, epidemiology of ACL injuries, rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries, and dance medicine

Teaching and supervision

Dr. Pappas teaches Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy of the upper and lower extremities. Other responsibilities include supervision of PhD, MSc and Honours students.

Current projects

  • ACL injury prevention
  • Neuromuscular deficits associated with risk of athletic knee injury
  • The role of proximal trunk control in athletic knee injury
  • Comparison of landing techniques between dancers and athletes
  • Gait re-training for patients with knee osteoarthritis
  • Rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction
  • Novel methodological approaches in complex biomechanical problems
  • Motor control re-training in patients with knee pathology

Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (Research, Orthopaedics, Sports, and Education sections)
  • International Society of Biomechanics

Awards and honours

  • Recipient of the T. David Sisk award for best review paper in “Sports Health”, July 2013
  • Functional Manual Therapy Research Foundation, Committee Member, 1/13-present
  • Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Nominee, 2009-2010
  • Member of the Research Subcommittee, Awards Committee, APTA 2005-2010
  • Member of the McMillan Lecture Subcommittee, Awards Committee, APTA 2009-2010
  • Item Writer for the National Physical Therapy Examination, 2005-2006
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), June 2001 (re-certified June 2011)
  • Gerondelis Foundation Graduate Education Award, February 2001
  • Quinnipiac University Graduate Education Award

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

International links

Brazil

(Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) Prof. Felipe Carpes, Examining asymmetries during functional tasks in athletes

Greece

(Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina) Prof. Anastasios Georgoulis, Examining gait adaptations and functional performance after ACL reconstruction

United States

(Cincinnati Children¿s Hospital, Ohio State University) Dr. Greg Myer, Dr. Tim Hewett, Dr. Kevin Ford, Examining cutting biomechanics in adolescent female athletes for ACL injury risk factors

United States

(Long Island University) Dr. Cristiana Kahl, Examining the reliability, validity and effectiveness of manual therapy techniques

United States

(New York University, Long Island University, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Lenox Hill Hospital) Dr. Marijeanne Liederbach, Dr. Marshall Hagins, Mr. Karl Orishimo, Mr. Ian Kremenic, Examining lading biomechanics in dancers and their relationship to lower extremity injury

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Xergia, S., Pappas, E., Georgoulis, A. (2014). Gait Analysis in Patellofemoral Disorders. In Alberto Gobbi, Joao Espregueira-Mendes, Norimasa Nakamura (Eds.), The Patellofemoral Joint: State of the Art in Evaluation and Management, (pp. 45-49). Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Hagins, M., Pappas, E. (2012). Biomechanics of the foot and ankle. Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System, (pp. 224-253). USA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Inc (Wolters Kluwer Health).

Journals

  • Xergia, S., Pappas, E., Georgoulis, A. (2014). Association of the Single-Limb Hop Test With Isokinetic, Kinematic, and Kinetic Asymmetries in Patients After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Sports Health, OnlineFirst, published on April 1, 2014(doi:10.1177/1941738114529532). [More Information]
  • Orishimo, K., Liederbach, M., Kremenic, I., Hagins, M., Pappas, E. (2014). Comparison of Landing Biomechanics Between Male and Female Dancers and Athletes, Part 1: Influence of Sex on Risk of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(5), 1082-1088. [More Information]
  • Liederbach, M., Kremenic, I., Orishimo, K., Pappas, E., Hagins, M. (2014). Comparison of Landing Biomechanics Between Male and Female Dancers and Athletes, Part 2: Influence of Fatigue and Implications for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(5), 1089-1095. [More Information]
  • De Britto, M., Carpes, F., Koutras, G., Pappas, E. (2014). Quadriceps and hamstrings prelanding myoelectric activity during landing from different heights among male and female athletes. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 24(4), 508-512. [More Information]
  • Zampeli, F., Ntoulia, A., Giotis, D., Stavros, R., Mitsionis, G., Pappas, E., Georgoulis, A. (2014). The PCL Index Is Correlated With the Control of Rotational Kinematics That Is Achieved After Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(3), 665-674. [More Information]
  • Xergia, S., Pappas, E., Zampeli, F., Georgiou, S., Georgoulis, A. (2013). Asymmetries in Functional Hop Tests, Lower Extremity Kinematics, and Isokinetic Strength Persist 6 to 9 Months Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 43(3), 154-162. [More Information]
  • Giotis, D., Zampeli, F., Pappas, E., Mitsionis, G., Papadopoulos, P., Georgoulis, A. (2013). Effects of Knee Bracing on Tibial Rotation During High Loading Activities in Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Reconstructed Knees. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 29(10), 1644-1652. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Zampeli, F., Xergia, S., Georgoulis, A. (2013). Lessons learned from the last 20 years of ACL-related in vivo-biomechanics research of the knee joint. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, 21(4), 755-766. [More Information]
  • Koutras, G., Papadopoulos, P., Terzidis, I., Gigis, I., Pappas, E. (2013). Short-term functional and clinical outcomes after ACL reconstruction with hamstrings autograft: transtibial versus anteromedial portal technique. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, 21(8), 1904-1909. [More Information]
  • Giotis, D., Zampeli, F., Pappas, E., Mitsionis, G., Papadopoulos, P., Georgoulis, A. (2013). The Effect of Knee Braces on Tibial Rotation in Anterior Cruciate Ligament–Deficient Knees During High-Demand Athletic Activities. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 23(4), 287-292. [More Information]
  • Koutras, G., Letsi, M., Papadopoulos, P., Gigis, I., Pappas, E. (2012). A randomized trial of isokinetic versus isotonic rehabilitation program after arthroscopic meniscectomy. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 7(1), 31-38.
  • Zampeli, F., Ntoulia, A., Giotis, D., Tsiaras, V., Argyropoulou, M., Pappas, E., Georgoulis, A. (2012). Correlation Between Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Obliquity and Tibial Rotation During Dynamic Pivoting Activities in Patients With Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: An In Vivo Examination. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 28(2), 234-246. [More Information]
  • Zampeli, F., Pappas, E., Giotis, D., Hantes, M., Georgoulis, A. (2012). Kinematic predictors of subjective outcome after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: an in vivo motion analysis study. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, 20(4), 785-792. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Carpes, F. (2012). Lower extremity kinematic asymmetry in male and female athletes performing jump-landing tasks. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15(1), 87-92. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E. (2012). Progress in Solving the Enigma of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. Journal of Novel Physiotherapies, 2(4), 1 - open acess on-line-2. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Wong-Tom, W. (2012). Prospective Predictors of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis. Sports Health, 4(2), 115-120. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Orishimo, K., Kremenic, I., Liederbach, M., Hagins, M. (2012). The Effects of Floor Incline on Lower Extremity Biomechanics During Unilateral Landing From a Jump in Dancers. Journal of Biomechanics, 28(2), 192-199.
  • Spierer, D., Hagins, M., Rundle, A., Pappas, E. (2011). A comparison of energy expenditure estimates from the Actiheart and Actical physical activity monitors during low intensity activities, walking, and jogging. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111(4), 659-667. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Zazulak, B., Yard, E., Hewett, T. (2011). The Epidemiology of Pediatric Basketball Injuries Presenting to US Emergency Departments: 2000-2006. Sports Health, 3(4), 331-335. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Kremenic, I., Liederbach, M., Orishimo, K., Hagins, M. (2011). Time to Stability Differences Between Male and Female Dancers After Landing From a Jump on Flat and Inclined Floors. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 21(4), 325-329. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Zazulak, B., Katz, L. (2010). Enchondroma in a Running Athlete With Persistent Mid-Thigh Pain. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 40(2), 121-121. [More Information]
  • Orishimo, K., Kremenic, I., Pappas, E., Hagins, M., Liederbach, M. (2009). Comparison of Landing Biomechanics Between Male and Female Professional Dancers. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(11), 2187-2193. [More Information]
  • Koutras, G., Pappas, E., Terzidis, I. (2009). Crossover Training Effects of Three Different Rehabilitation Programs After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 30(2), 144-149. [More Information]
  • States, R., Salem, Y., Pappas, E. (2009). Overground Gait Training for Individuals with Chronic Stroke: A Cochrane Systematic Review. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 33(4), 179-186. [More Information]
  • States, R., Pappas, E., Salem, Y. (2009). Overground Physical Therapy Gait Training for Chronic Stroke Patients With Mobility Deficits. Stroke, 40(11), e627-e628. [More Information]
  • States, R., Pappas, E., Salem, Y. (2009). Overground physical therapy gait training for chronic stroke patients with mobility deficits (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009 (3), 1-64. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Hagins, M., Sheikhzadeh, A., Nordin, M., Rose, D. (2009). Peak biomechanical variables during bilateral drop landings: Comparisons between sex (female/male) and fatigue (pre-fatigue/post-fatigue). North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 4(2), 83-91.
  • Shiyko, M., Pappas, E. (2009). Validation of Pre-admission Requirements in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program With a Large Representation of Minority Students. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 23(2), 29-36.
  • Pappas, E., Hagins, M. (2008). The effects of “raked�? stages on standing posture in dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 12(2), 54-58.
  • Pappas, E., Hagins, M., Sheikhzadeh, A., Nordin, M., Rose, D. (2007). Biomechanical Differences Between Unilateral and Bilateral Landings From a Jump: Gender Differences. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 17(4), 263-268.
  • Pappas, E. (2007). Boxing, wrestling, and martial arts related injuries treated in emergency departments in the United States, 2002-2005. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6(CSSI 2), 58-61.
  • Hagins, M., Pappas, E., Kremenic, I., Orishimo, K., Rundle, A. (2007). The effect of an inclined landing surface on biomechanical variables during a jumping task. Clinical Biomechanics, 22(9), 1030-1036. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Sheikhzadeh, A., Hagins, M., Nordin, M. (2007). The effect of gender and fatigue on the biomechanics of bilateral landings from a jump: Peak values. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6(1), 77-84.
  • States, R., Pappas, E. (2006). Precision and repeatability of the Optotrak 3020 motion measurement system. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 30(1), 11-16. [More Information]

2014

  • Xergia, S., Pappas, E., Georgoulis, A. (2014). Association of the Single-Limb Hop Test With Isokinetic, Kinematic, and Kinetic Asymmetries in Patients After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Sports Health, OnlineFirst, published on April 1, 2014(doi:10.1177/1941738114529532). [More Information]
  • Orishimo, K., Liederbach, M., Kremenic, I., Hagins, M., Pappas, E. (2014). Comparison of Landing Biomechanics Between Male and Female Dancers and Athletes, Part 1: Influence of Sex on Risk of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(5), 1082-1088. [More Information]
  • Liederbach, M., Kremenic, I., Orishimo, K., Pappas, E., Hagins, M. (2014). Comparison of Landing Biomechanics Between Male and Female Dancers and Athletes, Part 2: Influence of Fatigue and Implications for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(5), 1089-1095. [More Information]
  • Xergia, S., Pappas, E., Georgoulis, A. (2014). Gait Analysis in Patellofemoral Disorders. In Alberto Gobbi, Joao Espregueira-Mendes, Norimasa Nakamura (Eds.), The Patellofemoral Joint: State of the Art in Evaluation and Management, (pp. 45-49). Heidelberg: Springer.
  • De Britto, M., Carpes, F., Koutras, G., Pappas, E. (2014). Quadriceps and hamstrings prelanding myoelectric activity during landing from different heights among male and female athletes. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 24(4), 508-512. [More Information]
  • Zampeli, F., Ntoulia, A., Giotis, D., Stavros, R., Mitsionis, G., Pappas, E., Georgoulis, A. (2014). The PCL Index Is Correlated With the Control of Rotational Kinematics That Is Achieved After Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(3), 665-674. [More Information]

2013

  • Xergia, S., Pappas, E., Zampeli, F., Georgiou, S., Georgoulis, A. (2013). Asymmetries in Functional Hop Tests, Lower Extremity Kinematics, and Isokinetic Strength Persist 6 to 9 Months Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 43(3), 154-162. [More Information]
  • Giotis, D., Zampeli, F., Pappas, E., Mitsionis, G., Papadopoulos, P., Georgoulis, A. (2013). Effects of Knee Bracing on Tibial Rotation During High Loading Activities in Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Reconstructed Knees. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 29(10), 1644-1652. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Zampeli, F., Xergia, S., Georgoulis, A. (2013). Lessons learned from the last 20 years of ACL-related in vivo-biomechanics research of the knee joint. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, 21(4), 755-766. [More Information]
  • Koutras, G., Papadopoulos, P., Terzidis, I., Gigis, I., Pappas, E. (2013). Short-term functional and clinical outcomes after ACL reconstruction with hamstrings autograft: transtibial versus anteromedial portal technique. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, 21(8), 1904-1909. [More Information]
  • Giotis, D., Zampeli, F., Pappas, E., Mitsionis, G., Papadopoulos, P., Georgoulis, A. (2013). The Effect of Knee Braces on Tibial Rotation in Anterior Cruciate Ligament–Deficient Knees During High-Demand Athletic Activities. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 23(4), 287-292. [More Information]

2012

  • Koutras, G., Letsi, M., Papadopoulos, P., Gigis, I., Pappas, E. (2012). A randomized trial of isokinetic versus isotonic rehabilitation program after arthroscopic meniscectomy. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 7(1), 31-38.
  • Hagins, M., Pappas, E. (2012). Biomechanics of the foot and ankle. Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System, (pp. 224-253). USA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Inc (Wolters Kluwer Health).
  • Zampeli, F., Ntoulia, A., Giotis, D., Tsiaras, V., Argyropoulou, M., Pappas, E., Georgoulis, A. (2012). Correlation Between Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Obliquity and Tibial Rotation During Dynamic Pivoting Activities in Patients With Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: An In Vivo Examination. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 28(2), 234-246. [More Information]
  • Zampeli, F., Pappas, E., Giotis, D., Hantes, M., Georgoulis, A. (2012). Kinematic predictors of subjective outcome after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: an in vivo motion analysis study. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, 20(4), 785-792. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Carpes, F. (2012). Lower extremity kinematic asymmetry in male and female athletes performing jump-landing tasks. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15(1), 87-92. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E. (2012). Progress in Solving the Enigma of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. Journal of Novel Physiotherapies, 2(4), 1 - open acess on-line-2. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Wong-Tom, W. (2012). Prospective Predictors of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis. Sports Health, 4(2), 115-120. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Orishimo, K., Kremenic, I., Liederbach, M., Hagins, M. (2012). The Effects of Floor Incline on Lower Extremity Biomechanics During Unilateral Landing From a Jump in Dancers. Journal of Biomechanics, 28(2), 192-199.

2011

  • Spierer, D., Hagins, M., Rundle, A., Pappas, E. (2011). A comparison of energy expenditure estimates from the Actiheart and Actical physical activity monitors during low intensity activities, walking, and jogging. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111(4), 659-667. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Zazulak, B., Yard, E., Hewett, T. (2011). The Epidemiology of Pediatric Basketball Injuries Presenting to US Emergency Departments: 2000-2006. Sports Health, 3(4), 331-335. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Kremenic, I., Liederbach, M., Orishimo, K., Hagins, M. (2011). Time to Stability Differences Between Male and Female Dancers After Landing From a Jump on Flat and Inclined Floors. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 21(4), 325-329. [More Information]

2010

  • Pappas, E., Zazulak, B., Katz, L. (2010). Enchondroma in a Running Athlete With Persistent Mid-Thigh Pain. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 40(2), 121-121. [More Information]

2009

  • Orishimo, K., Kremenic, I., Pappas, E., Hagins, M., Liederbach, M. (2009). Comparison of Landing Biomechanics Between Male and Female Professional Dancers. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(11), 2187-2193. [More Information]
  • Koutras, G., Pappas, E., Terzidis, I. (2009). Crossover Training Effects of Three Different Rehabilitation Programs After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 30(2), 144-149. [More Information]
  • States, R., Salem, Y., Pappas, E. (2009). Overground Gait Training for Individuals with Chronic Stroke: A Cochrane Systematic Review. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 33(4), 179-186. [More Information]
  • States, R., Pappas, E., Salem, Y. (2009). Overground Physical Therapy Gait Training for Chronic Stroke Patients With Mobility Deficits. Stroke, 40(11), e627-e628. [More Information]
  • States, R., Pappas, E., Salem, Y. (2009). Overground physical therapy gait training for chronic stroke patients with mobility deficits (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009 (3), 1-64. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Hagins, M., Sheikhzadeh, A., Nordin, M., Rose, D. (2009). Peak biomechanical variables during bilateral drop landings: Comparisons between sex (female/male) and fatigue (pre-fatigue/post-fatigue). North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 4(2), 83-91.
  • Shiyko, M., Pappas, E. (2009). Validation of Pre-admission Requirements in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program With a Large Representation of Minority Students. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 23(2), 29-36.

2008

  • Pappas, E., Hagins, M. (2008). The effects of “raked�? stages on standing posture in dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 12(2), 54-58.

2007

  • Pappas, E., Hagins, M., Sheikhzadeh, A., Nordin, M., Rose, D. (2007). Biomechanical Differences Between Unilateral and Bilateral Landings From a Jump: Gender Differences. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 17(4), 263-268.
  • Pappas, E. (2007). Boxing, wrestling, and martial arts related injuries treated in emergency departments in the United States, 2002-2005. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6(CSSI 2), 58-61.
  • Hagins, M., Pappas, E., Kremenic, I., Orishimo, K., Rundle, A. (2007). The effect of an inclined landing surface on biomechanical variables during a jumping task. Clinical Biomechanics, 22(9), 1030-1036. [More Information]
  • Pappas, E., Sheikhzadeh, A., Hagins, M., Nordin, M. (2007). The effect of gender and fatigue on the biomechanics of bilateral landings from a jump: Peak values. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6(1), 77-84.

2006

  • States, R., Pappas, E. (2006). Precision and repeatability of the Optotrak 3020 motion measurement system. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 30(1), 11-16. [More Information]

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