BSc(Hons)UMelb, PhD UMelb
Membership of professional associations
Sports Medicine Australia; American College of Sports Medicine
Associate Professor Webster’s research interests cover a range of topics pertaining to knee orthopaedics, including surgical techniques and outcomes, biomechanical changes after knee surgery and return to sport issues, with a focus on the psychological impact of returning to sport participation. She was the lead developer of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Return to Sport after Injury (ACL-RSI) scale. Kate also has a general interest in gait and mobility including the effects of diseases such as osteoarthritis and Alzheimer’s disease on balance and gait. Kate supervisors Honours, Masters, Professional Doctorate and PhD research students.
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Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA, Whitehead TS, Webster KE Sports participation 2 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in athletes who had not returned to sport at 1 year. A prospective follow-up of physical function and psychological factors in 122 athletes. American Journal of Sports Medicine. In Press
Ardern CL, Pizzari T, Wollin M, Webster KE. Hamstrings strength imbalance in professional football (soccer) players in Australia. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000747
Ardern CL, Österberg A, Tagesson S, Gauffin H, Webster KE, Kvist J. (2014) The impact of psychological readiness to return to sport and recreational activities after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Br J Sports Med, 48(22):1613-9
Giles LS, Webster KE, McClelland JA, Cook J Can ultrasound measurements of muscle thickness be used to measure the size of individual quadriceps muscles in people with patellofemoral pain? Phys Ther Sport. 2014 doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2014.04.002
Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA, Webster KE. (2014) 55% return to competitive sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis including aspects of physical functioning and contextual factors. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014 48(21):1543-52
Webster KE, Austin DC, Feller JA, Clark RA, McClelland JA. Symmetry of squatting and the effect of fatigue following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s00167-014-3121-3
Pua YH, Ong PH, Ho JY, Bryant AL, Webster KE, Clark RA. Associations of isokinetic knee steadiness with hop performance in patients with ACL deficiency. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. In Press
Bohu Y, Klouche S, Lefevre N, Webster K, Herman S. Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the French version of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Return to Sport after Injury (ACL-RSI) scale. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. DOI: 10.1007/s00167-014-2942-4
McClelland JA, Feller JA, Menz HB, Webster KE. (2014) Patterns in the knee flexion-extension moment profile during stair ascent and descent in patients following total knee arthroplasty. Journal of Biomechanics. 47(8):1816-21
Clark RA, Howells B, Whitehead TS, Feller JA, Webster KE. (2014) Clinic-based assessment of weight bearing asymmetry during squatting in people with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using Nintendo Wii Balance Boards Arch Phys Med Rehab 95(6):1156-61
Wallis J, Webster KE, Levinger P, Taylor NF. A pre-operative group rehabilitation programme provided limited benefit for people with severe hip and knee osteoarthritis. Disability and Rehabilitation. Disabil Rehabil. 2014 Mar 6.
Clark RA, Howells B, Kim YH, Feller JA, Whitehead TS, Webster KE. (2014) Assessment of standing balance deficits in people who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using traditional and modern analysis methods. Journal of Biomechanics. J Biomech. 47(5):1134-7
Webster KE, Feller JA, Leigh W, Richmond A. (2014) Younger patients are at increased risk for graft rupture and contralateral injury following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 42(3):641-7.
Blackstock FC, Webster KE, McDonald C, Hill C. (2014) Comparable improvements achieved in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease through pulmonary rehabilitation with and without a structured educational intervention: a randomised controlled trial. Respirology. 19(2):193-202.
Wallis J, Webster KE, Levinger P, Taylor NF. (2013) What proportion of people with hip and knee osteoarthritis meet physical activity guidelines? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 21(11) 1648-59.
Schache M, McClelland JA, Webster KE. (2014) Lower Limb Strength Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review. The Knee. 21(1):12-20.
Wittwer JE, Webster KE, Hill K. (2014) The effects of a concurrent motor task on walking in Alzheimer's disease .Gait and Posture. 39(1):291-6.
Giles L, Webster KE, McClelland JA, Cook J. (2013) Does quadriceps atrophy exist in patellofemoral pain syndrome? A systematic review. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 43(11) 766-76
Witchelo T, McClelland JA, Webster KE. (2014) Factors associated with stair climbing ability in patients with knee osteoathritis and knee arthroplasty: A systematic review. Disabil Rehabil. 36(13):1051-60
Gokeler A, Benjaminse A., Eck C.F. van, Webster K.E., Otten E. (2013) Return of normal gait as an outcome measurement in ACL Reconstructed patients. A systematic review. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 8(4): 441-51
Webster KE, Feller JA. (2014) Use of the short form health surveys as an outcome measure for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 22(5):1142-8
Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA, Whitehead TS, Webster KE. (2013) Psychological responses matter when it comes to returning to the pre- injury level of sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. Am J Sports Medicine 41(7) 1549-1558.
Wittwer JE, Webster KE, Hill K. (2013) Reproducibility of Gait Variability Measures in People with Alzheimer's Disease. Gait and Posture. 38(3):507-10
Barenius B, Webster K, McClelland J, Feller J. (2013) Hamstring tendon anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: does gracilis tendon harvest matter? International Orthopaedics. 37(2):1672-1679.
Ardern CA, Taylor NT, Feller JA, Webster KE. (2013) A systematic review of the psychological factors associated with returning to sport following injury. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 47(17), 1120-1126
Feller JA, Webster KE. (2013) Return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. International Orthopaedics. 37(2):258-90.
Wittwer JE, Webster KE, Hill K. (2013). The effect of rhythmic auditory cueing on gait in people with Alzheimer's Disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 94(4) 718-24.
Webster KE, Wotherspoon S, Feller JA, McClelland JA. (2013) The effect of anterior cruciate ligament graft orientation on rotational knee kinematics. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy. 21(9): 2113-20.
Howells BE, Clark RA, Ardern CL, Bryant AL, Feller JA, Whitehead TS, Webster KE. (2013) The assessment of postural control and the influence of a secondary task in people with anterior cruciate ligament-reconstructed knees using a Nintendo Wii balance board. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 47: 914-919
Li K, Ackland DC, McClelland JA, Webster KE, Feller JA, de Steiger R, Pandy MG. (2013) Trunk muscle action compensates for reduced quadriceps force during walking after total knee arthroplasty. Gait Posture. 38(1) 79-85.
Wittwer JE, Webster KE, Hill K. (2013) Rhythmic Auditory Cueing To Improve Walking In Patients With Neurological Conditions Other Than Parkinson’s Disease – What Is The Evidence? Disability and Rehabilitation. 35(2):164-76.
Wittwer JE, Webster KE, Hill K. (2013) Music and metronome cues produce different effects on gait spatiotemporal measures but not gait variability in healthy older adults. Gait and Posture. 37(2):219-22.
Kvist J, Österberg A, Gauffin H, Tagesson S, Webster K, Ardern C. (2013) Translation and measurement properties of the Swedish version of ACL- Return to Sports after Injury questionnaire. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 23(5):568-75