Dr Natalie Allen

BAppScPhysiotherapy(First Class Hons)(Syd), PhD (Syd)
Lecturer, Physiotherapy

C43O - O Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9016

Website Neurological Rehabilitation Research Group

Biographical details

Dr Natalie Allen is a lecturer in the neurological physiotherapy team within the Discipline of Physiotherapy. Natalie has a special interest in exercise for people with neurological conditions, particularly Parkinson's disease. After 9 years of clinical experience in neurological rehabilitation, Natalie completed her PhD, which focussed on evaluating and exploring exercise interventions to reduce fall risk in people with Parkinson's disease. Natalie's published work investigating the effect of exercise on fall risk in Parkinson's disease was selected by the Movement Disorders Society for use in their Internet Journal Continuing Medical Education Program. Natalie continues to research the effect of exercise on people with Parkinson's disease

Teaching and supervision

Teaching of Neurological Physiotherapy

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

Selected grants

2007

  • Can support group-based exercise reduce risk factors for falling in people with Parkinsons disease?; Allen N; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Kim, S., Allen, N., Canning, C., Fung, V. (2013). Postural Instability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. CNS Drugs, 27(2), 97-112. [More Information]
  • Allen, N., Schwarzel, A., Canning, C. (2013). Recurrent Falls in Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review. Parkinson's Disease, 2013, 1-16. [More Information]
  • Allen, N., Sherrington, C., Suriyarachchi, G., Paul, S., Song, J., Canning, C. (2012). A systematic review of participant characteristics, intervention delivery, retention rates, adherence and adverse events in clinical trials of exercise and motor training in people with Parkinson's Disease. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 26(6), 703-703.
  • Allen, N., Sherrington, C., Suriyarachchi, G., Paul, S., Song, J., Canning, C. (2012). Exercise and Motor Training in People with Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review of Participant Characteristics, Intervention Delivery, Retention Rates, Adherence, and Adverse Events in Clinical Trials. Parkinson's Disease, 2012, 1-15. [More Information]
  • Allen, N., Sherrington, C., Paul, S., O'Rourke, S., Canning, C. (2012). Fear of falling and future falls in people with Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders, 27, S299-S300.
  • Canning, C., Allen, N., Dean, C., Goh, L., Fung, V. (2012). Home-based treadmill training for individuals with Parkinson's disease: a randomized controlled pilot trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 26(9), 817-826. [More Information]
  • Allen, N. (2012). Invited commentary on: Effect of physical exercise-movement strategies programme on mobility, falls, and quality of life in Parkinson's disease. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19(2), 9-9.
  • Canning, C., Allen, N., Dean, C., Goh, L., Fung, V. (2012). Minimally-supervised treadmill training for individuals with Parkinson's Disease: A randomized controlled trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 26(6), 703-704.
  • Schwarzel, A., Allen, N., Canning, C. (2012). Recurrent falls in Parkinson's disease: A narrative review. Movement Disorders, 27, S503.
  • Allen, N., Sherrington, C., Paul, S., Canning, C. (2011). Balance and Falls in Parkinson's Disease: A Meta-analysis of the Effect of Exercise and Motor Training. Movement Disorders, 26(9), 1605-1615. [More Information]
  • Allen, N., Sherrington, C., Canning, C., Fung, V. (2010). Reduced muscle power is associated with slower walking velocity and falls in people with Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 16(4), 261-264. [More Information]
  • Allen, N., Canning, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Latt, M., Close, J., O'Rourke, S., Murray, S., Fung, V. (2010). The Effects of an Exercise Program on Fall Risk Factors in People with Parkinson's Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Movement Disorders, 25(9), 1217-1225. [More Information]
  • Allen, N., Canning, C., Sherrington, C., Fung, V. (2009). Bradykinesia, Muscle Weakness and Reduced Muscle Power in Parkinson's Disease. Movement Disorders, 24(9), 1344-1351. [More Information]
  • Canning, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Fung, V., Close, J., Latt, M., Howard, K., Allen, N., O'Rourke, S., Murray, S. (2009). Exercise therapy for prevention of falls in people with Parkinson's disease: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation. BMC Neurology, 9, 4-1-4-7. [More Information]
  • Allen, N., Canning, C., Sherrington, C., Fung, V. (2008). Muscle strength and power are reduced in people with Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders, 23(Suppl.1), S297-S297.

Conferences

  • Canning, C., Sherrington, C., Allen, N., O'Rourke, S., Paul, S., Murray, S., Tay, Y. (2011). Conditions and consequences of falling in community-living people with Parkinson’s disease. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Allen, N., Canning, C., Sherrington, C., Fung, V., Murray, S., O'Rourke, S. (2010). Support-group based exercise to address risk factors for falls in people with Parkinson’s disease: a randomised controlled trial. 2010 National Neurology Group Conference, Australia: AJP.
  • Canning, C., Allen, N., Fung, V., Dean, C., Morris, I. (2008). Home-based treadmill walking for individuals with Parkinson's disease: a pilot radomized controlled trial. The Movement Disorder Society's 12th International Congress of Parkinson's disease movement disorders, USA.

2013

  • Kim, S., Allen, N., Canning, C., Fung, V. (2013). Postural Instability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. CNS Drugs, 27(2), 97-112. [More Information]
  • Allen, N., Schwarzel, A., Canning, C. (2013). Recurrent Falls in Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review. Parkinson's Disease, 2013, 1-16. [More Information]

2012

  • Allen, N., Sherrington, C., Suriyarachchi, G., Paul, S., Song, J., Canning, C. (2012). A systematic review of participant characteristics, intervention delivery, retention rates, adherence and adverse events in clinical trials of exercise and motor training in people with Parkinson's Disease. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 26(6), 703-703.
  • Allen, N., Sherrington, C., Suriyarachchi, G., Paul, S., Song, J., Canning, C. (2012). Exercise and Motor Training in People with Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review of Participant Characteristics, Intervention Delivery, Retention Rates, Adherence, and Adverse Events in Clinical Trials. Parkinson's Disease, 2012, 1-15. [More Information]
  • Allen, N., Sherrington, C., Paul, S., O'Rourke, S., Canning, C. (2012). Fear of falling and future falls in people with Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders, 27, S299-S300.
  • Canning, C., Allen, N., Dean, C., Goh, L., Fung, V. (2012). Home-based treadmill training for individuals with Parkinson's disease: a randomized controlled pilot trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 26(9), 817-826. [More Information]
  • Allen, N. (2012). Invited commentary on: Effect of physical exercise-movement strategies programme on mobility, falls, and quality of life in Parkinson's disease. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19(2), 9-9.
  • Canning, C., Allen, N., Dean, C., Goh, L., Fung, V. (2012). Minimally-supervised treadmill training for individuals with Parkinson's Disease: A randomized controlled trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 26(6), 703-704.
  • Schwarzel, A., Allen, N., Canning, C. (2012). Recurrent falls in Parkinson's disease: A narrative review. Movement Disorders, 27, S503.

2011

  • Allen, N., Sherrington, C., Paul, S., Canning, C. (2011). Balance and Falls in Parkinson's Disease: A Meta-analysis of the Effect of Exercise and Motor Training. Movement Disorders, 26(9), 1605-1615. [More Information]
  • Canning, C., Sherrington, C., Allen, N., O'Rourke, S., Paul, S., Murray, S., Tay, Y. (2011). Conditions and consequences of falling in community-living people with Parkinson’s disease. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.

2010

  • Allen, N., Sherrington, C., Canning, C., Fung, V. (2010). Reduced muscle power is associated with slower walking velocity and falls in people with Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 16(4), 261-264. [More Information]
  • Allen, N., Canning, C., Sherrington, C., Fung, V., Murray, S., O'Rourke, S. (2010). Support-group based exercise to address risk factors for falls in people with Parkinson’s disease: a randomised controlled trial. 2010 National Neurology Group Conference, Australia: AJP.
  • Allen, N., Canning, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Latt, M., Close, J., O'Rourke, S., Murray, S., Fung, V. (2010). The Effects of an Exercise Program on Fall Risk Factors in People with Parkinson's Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Movement Disorders, 25(9), 1217-1225. [More Information]

2009

  • Allen, N., Canning, C., Sherrington, C., Fung, V. (2009). Bradykinesia, Muscle Weakness and Reduced Muscle Power in Parkinson's Disease. Movement Disorders, 24(9), 1344-1351. [More Information]
  • Canning, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Fung, V., Close, J., Latt, M., Howard, K., Allen, N., O'Rourke, S., Murray, S. (2009). Exercise therapy for prevention of falls in people with Parkinson's disease: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation. BMC Neurology, 9, 4-1-4-7. [More Information]

2008

  • Canning, C., Allen, N., Fung, V., Dean, C., Morris, I. (2008). Home-based treadmill walking for individuals with Parkinson's disease: a pilot radomized controlled trial. The Movement Disorder Society's 12th International Congress of Parkinson's disease movement disorders, USA.
  • Allen, N., Canning, C., Sherrington, C., Fung, V. (2008). Muscle strength and power are reduced in people with Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders, 23(Suppl.1), S297-S297.

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