Professor Nicholas

Professor Nicholas Taylor

Professor

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Allied Health

Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

BSc UniMelb, BAppSc(Physio) Lincoln, PhD LaTrobe

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

Member, Australian Physiotherapy Association (Vic)

Area of study

Physiotherapy

Brief profile

Nicholas Taylor is Professor of Allied Health, a joint position between La Trobe University and Eastern Health.  He leads the Allied Health Clinical Research Office at Eastern Health.  His research interests focus on the role of exercise and physical activity for people with disability or injuries and how best to provide health services for rehabilitation.

Research interests

Rehabilitation

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Teaching units

PTY4MUP Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

Recent publications

Journal Publications (since 2012)         

  • Bruder AM, Shields N, Dodd KJ, Taylor NF. (in press). Prescribed exercise programs may not be effective in reducing impairments and improving activity during upper limb fracture rehabilitation: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy (accepted 20 August 2017, impact factor 4.083).

  • Rathi S, Taylor NF, Green RA. (in press). The upper and lower segments of subscapularis muscle have different roles in glenohumeral joint functioning. Journal of Biomechanics (accepted 10 August 2017, impact factor 2.664).

  • Hanson LC, McBurney H, Taylor NF. (in press).  Is the 10 m incremental shuttle walk test a useful test of exercise capacity for patients referred to cardiac rehabilitation? European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (accepted 28 June 2017, impact factor 2.763).

  • Peiris CL, Shields N, Kingsley M, Yeung J, Hau R, Taylor NF. (in press).The maximum tolerated dose of walking for community-dwelling people recovering from hip fracture: a dose-response trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (accepted 30 March, 2017, impact factor 3.045).

  • Hahne AJ, Ford JJ, Richards MC, Surkitt LD, Chan AYP, Slater SL, Taylor NF. Who benefits most from individualized physiotherapy or advice for low back disorders? A pre-planned effect modifier analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Spine Journal (accepted Feb 8, 2017, impact factor 2.660).

  • Bruder AM, McClelland J, Shields N, Dodd KJ, Hau R, van de Water ATM, Taylor NF. (in press). Validity and reliability of an activity monitor to quantify arm movements and activity in adults following distal radius fracture. Disability and Rehabilitation (accepted January 26 2017, impact factor 1.919).

  • Wallis JA, Webster KE, Levinger P, Singh PJ, Fong C, Taylor NF. (in press). A walking program for people with severe knee osteoarthritis did not reduce pain but may have benefits for cardiovascular health: a phase II randomised controlled trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (accepted December 15, 2016, impact factor 4.535).

  • Harding KE, Robertson N, Snowdon D, Watts JJ, Karimi L, O’Reilly M, Kotis M, Taylor NF. (in press). Are wait lists inevitable in sub-acute ambulatory and community health services? A qualitative analysis. Australian Health Review (accepted December 12, 2016, impact factor 0.820)

  • Emmerson KB, Harding KE, Taylor NF. (in press). Home exercise programs supported by video and automated reminders compared with standard paper-based home exercise programs in patients with stroke: a randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation (accepted October 21, 2016, impact factor 2.403).

  • Dennett AM, Peiris CL, Shields N, Morgan D, Taylor NF. (in press). Exercise therapy in oncology rehabilitation in Australia: A mixed-methods study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology (accepted October 4, 2016, impact factor 1.722).

  • Shields N, Lim P, Nikolopoulos N, Wollersheim D, Barrett J, Evans A, Taylor NF, Munteanu S.(in press) Do foot posture, deformity and footwear fit influence physical activity levels in children with Down syndrome? A prospective cohort study Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability (accepted May 20, 2016, impact factor 1.178).

  • Peiris CL, Cumming T, Kramer S, Johnson L, Taylor NF, Shields N (in press). Accelerometer use in young people with Down syndrome: a preliminary cross-validation and reliability study. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability (Accepted 13 March 2016, impact factor 1.178).

  • Cleary SL, Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Shields N. (in press). An aerobic exercise programme for young people with cerebral palsy in specialist schools: a phase I randomized controlled trial. Developmental Neurorehabilitation 20(6):331-338, impact factor 1.578.

  • Cleary SL, Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Shields N. 2017. A qualitative evaluation of an aerobic exercise programme for young people with cerebral palsy in specialist schools. Developmental Neurorehabilitation 20(6):339-346, impact factor 1.578.

  • Gillman A, Winkler, R, Taylor NF. 2017. Implementing the Free Water Protocol does not result in aspiration pneumonia in carefully selected patients with dysphagia: A Systematic Review. Dysphagia 32:345-361, impact factor 1.754.

  • Dennett AM, Shields N, Peiris CL, Reed MS, O’Halloran PD, Taylor NF. 2017. Does psycho-education added to oncology rehabilitation improve physical activity and other health outcomes?  A systematic review. Rehabilitation Oncology 35: 61-71, impact factor 0.500.

  • Morris ME, Taylor NF, Watts J, Evans A, Horne M, Kempster P, Danoudis M, McGinley J, Martin C, Menz H.  2017. A home program of strength training, movement strategy training and education did not prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s disease: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy 63:94-100, impact factor 4.000.

  • Harding K, Lynch L, Porter J, Taylor NF. 2017. The organisational benefits of a strong research culture: A systematic review. Australian Health Review 41(1):45-53, impact factor 0.820.

  • Hahne AJ, Ford JJ, Hinman RS, Richards MC, Surkitt LD, Chan AYP, Slater SL, Taylor NF. 2017. Individualized functional restoration as an adjunct to advice for lumbar disc herniation with associated radiculopathy. A pre-planned subgroup analysis of a randomized controlled trial. The Spine Journal 17(3): 346-359, impact factor 2.660.

  • Clark IN, Baker FA, Peiris CL, Shoebridge G, Taylor NF. 2017. Participant-selected music and physical activity in older adults following cardiac rehabilitation: a randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation 31(3): 329-339, impact factor 2.239.

  • Lockwood KJ, Taylor NF, Boyd JN, Harding KE. 2017. Pre-discharge home visits completed by occupational therapists for patients following hip fracture. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 64:41-48, impact factor 0.846.

  • Cheng TE, Wallis JA, Taylor NF, Holden CT, Marks P, Smith CL, Armstrong MS, Singh PJ. 2017. A prospective randomized clinical trial in total hip arthroplasty: comparing early results between the direct anterior approach and the posterior approach. Journal of Arthroplasty, 32: 883-890, impact factor 2.525.

  • Hahne AJ, Ford JJ, Surkitt LD, Richards MC, Chan AY, Slater SL, Taylor NF. 2017.Individualized physical therapy is cost effective compared to guideline-based advice for people with low back disorders. Spine 42(3): 169-176, impact factor 2.297.

  • Rathi S, Taylor NF, Green RA. 2016. The effect of in vivo rotator cuff muscle contraction on glenohumeral joint translation: an ultrasonographic and electromyographic study. Journal of Biomechanics 49(16):3840-3847, impact factor 2.431).

  • Clark IN, Baker FA, Taylor NF. 2016. Older adults’ music listening preferences to support physical activity following cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Music Therapy 53(4):364-397, impact factor 1.185.

  • Harrison AL, Shields N, Taylor NF, Frawley HC. 2016. Exercise for women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus improves glycaemic control: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy 62:188-196, impact factor 4.000.

  • Snowdon D, Hau R, Leggat SG, Taylor NF. 2016. Does clinical supervision of health professionals improve patient safety? A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal for Quality in Health Care 28(4): 447-455, impact factor 2.545.

  • O’Halloran PD, Blackstock F, Shields N, Wintle E, Taylor NF. 2016. Motivational interviewing increases physical activity and self-efficacy in people living in the community after hip fracture: a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation 30:1108-1119, impact factor 2.239.

  • Harding KE, Shields N, Whiteside M, Taylor NF. 2016. ‘A great first step into research': Stepping into Research is an effective and sustainable model for research training in clinical settings. Journal of Allied Health 45(3): 176-182, impact factor 0.633.

  • Salter K, Musovic A, Taylor NF. 2016. In the first 3 months after stroke is progressive resistance training safe and does it improve function? A systematic review. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 23(5):366-375, impact factor 1.585.

  • Hanson LC, Taylor NF, McBurney H. 2016. The 10 metre incremental shuttle walk test is a highly reliable field exercise test for patients referred to cardiac rehabilitation: A retest reliability study. Physiotherapy 102:243-248, impact factor 1.911.

  • Grimshaw S, Taylor NF, Shields N. 2016. The feasibility of physical activity interventions during the intense treatment phase for children and adolescents with cancer: A systematic review. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 63(9):1586-1593, impact factor 2.386.

  • Rathi, S, Taylor, NF, Gee, J, Green, RA. 2016. Measurement of glenohumeral joint translation using real-time ultrasound imaging: a physiotherapist and sonographer intra-rater and inter-rater reliability study. Manual Therapy 26:110-116, impact factor 1.869.

  • Taylor NF, Peiris CL, Kennedy G, Shields N. 2016. Walking tolerance of patients recovering from hip fracture: A phase I trial. Disability and Rehabilitation 38:1900-1908, impact factor 1.985.

  • Harding KE, Watts JJ, Karimi L, O'Reilly M, Kent B, Kotis M, Leggat SG, Kearney J, Taylor NF. 2016. Improving access for community health and sub-acute outpatient services: protocol for a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research 16:364, impact factor 1.606.

  • Van de Water ATM, Davidson M, Shields N, Evans MC, Taylor NF. 2016. The Shoulder Function Index (SFInX): evaluation of its measurement properties in people recovering from a proximal humeral fracture. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 17:295, impact factor 1.680.

  • English C, Shields N, Brusco NK, Taylor N, Watts JJ, Peiris C, Bernhardt J, Crotty M, Esterman A, Segal L, Hillier S. 2016. Additional weekend therapy may reduce length of rehabilitation stay after stroke: An individual patient data meta-analysis. Journal of Physiotherapy 62(3):124-129, impact factor 4.000.

  • Bruder AM, Shields N, Hau R, Dodd KJ, Taylor NF. 2016. A supervised progressive exercise program does not improve activity more than structured advice following a distal radial fracture: A multi-centre phase I/II randomised controlled trial. Journal of Physiotherapy 62(3):145-152, impact factor 4.000.

  • Snowdon D, Millard G, Taylor NF. 2016. Effectiveness of clinical supervision of allied health professionals: a survey. Journal of Allied Health 45(2)113-121, impact factor 0.607.

  • Dennett AM, Peiris CL, Shields N, Prendergast LA, Taylor NF. 2016. Moderate-intensity exercise reduces fatigue and improves mobility in cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-regression. Journal of Physiotherapy 62(2): 68-82, impact factor 3.708.

  • Ford JJ, Hahne AJ, Surkitt LD, Chan AYP, Richards MC, Slater SL, Hinman RS, Pizzari T, Davidson M, Taylor NF. 2016. Individualised-physiotherapy as an adjunct to guideline-based advice for low-back-disorders in primary care: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine 50:237-245, impact factor 5.025.

  • Clark IN, Baker FA, Peiris CL, Shoebridge G, Taylor NF. 2016. The Brunel Music Rating Inventory-2 is a reliable and valid instrument for older cardiac rehabilitation patients selecting music for exercise. Psychology of Music 44(2): 249-262, impact factor 1.903.

  • Bania TA, Dodd KJ, Baker RJ, Graham HK, Taylor NF. 2016. The effects of progressive resistance training on daily physical activity in young people with cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial. Disability and Rehabilitation 38(7): 620-626, impact factor 1.985.

  • Clark IN, Taylor NF, Baker FA. 2016. The modulating effects of music listening on health related exercise and physical activity in adults: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy 25:76-104, impact factor 1.000.

  • Zheng C, Lynch L, Taylor NF. 2016. Effect of computer therapy in aphasia: a systematic review. Aphasiology 30:211-244, impact factor 1.732.

  • Lawler K, Taylor NF, Shields N. 2015. Involving family members in physiotherapy for older people transitioning from hospital to the community: a qualitative analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation 37(22):2061-2069, impact factor 1.985.

  • Davenport SJ, Arnold M, Hua C, Schenk A, Batten S, Taylor NF. 2015. Physical activity levels during acute inpatient admission after hip fracture are very low. Physiotherapy Research International 20(3):174-181.

  • Winkler R, Taylor NF. 2015. Do children and adolescents with mild traumatic brain injury benefit and persistent symptoms benefit from treatment? A systematic review Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 30(5):324-333, impact factor 2.920.

  • Guerra ML, Singh PJ, Taylor NF. 2015. Early mobilization of patients who have had a hip or knee joint replacement reduces length of stay in hospital: A systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation 29(9):844-854, impact factor 2.180.

  • Darzins S, Imms C, Shields N, Taylor NF. 2015. Responsiveness, construct and criterion validity of the Personal Care-Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART). Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 13:125, impact factor 2.120.

  • Wallis JA, Webster KE, Levinger P, Singh P, Fong C, Taylor NF. 2015. Maximum tolerated dose of walking for people with severe osteoarthritis of the knee: a phase I trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 23:1285-1293, impact factor 4.165.

  • Sangwan S, Green RA, Taylor NF. 2015. Stabilizing characteristics of rotator cuff muscles: a systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation 37(12):1033-1044, impact factor 1.837.

  • Brusco NK, Watts JJ, Shields N, Taylor NF. 2015. Is cost effectiveness sustained after weekend inpatient rehabilitation? 12 month follow up from a randomized controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research 15:165, impact factor 1.66.

  • Shields N, Taylor NF. 2015. The feasibility of a physical activity program for young adults with Down syndrome: a phase II randomised controlled trial. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability 40(2):115-125, impact factor 1.111.

  • Hughes PC, Green RA, Taylor NF. 2015. Identifying shoulder testing positions and movements that isolate infraspinatus from supraspinatus: a systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews 20(2):73-85.

  • Snowdon D, Millard G, Taylor NF. 2015. Effectiveness of clinical supervision of physiotherapists: a survey. Australian Health Review 39(2): 190-196, impact factor 1.000.

  • Lockwood KJ, Taylor NF, Harding K. 2015. Pre-discharge home assessment visits in assisting patients return to community living- A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 47:289-299, impact factor 1.895.

  • Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA, Whitehead TS, Webster KE.  2015. 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 43:848-856, impact factor 4.699.

  • Lim PQX, Shields N, Nikolopoulos N, Barrett JT, Evans AM, Taylor NF, Shannon E Munteanu SE. 2015. The association of foot structure and footwear fit with disability in children and adolescents with Down syndrome. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 8:4, impact factor 1.83.

  • van de Water ATM, Davidson M, Shields N, Evans M, Taylor NF. 2015. The Shoulder Function Index (SFInX): a clinician-observed outcome measure for people with a proximal humeral fracture. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 16:31, impact factor 1.90.

  • Timmer AJ, Unsworth CA, Taylor NF. 2015. Occupational therapy inpatient rehabilitation interventions with deconditioned older adults following an acute hospital admission: A Delphi study.  Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 62(1):41-49, impact factor 0.827.

  • Dennett AM, Taylor NF. 2015. Machines that go ‘ping’ may improve balance but may not improve mobility or reduce falls risk: a systematic  review. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 47:18-30, impact factor 2.134.

  • Harding KE, Porter J, Horne-Thompson A, Donley E, Taylor NF. 2014. Not enough time or a low priority? Barriers to Evidence-Based Practice for allied health clinicians. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 34(4): 224-231, impact factor 1.19.    

  • O’Halloran PD, Blackstock F, Shields N, Holland A, Iles R, Kingsley M, Bernhardt J, Lannin N, Morris ME, Taylor NF. 2014. Motivational interviewing to increase physical activity in people with chronic health conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Rehabilitation 28: 1159-1171, impact factor 2.180.

  • Wallis JA, Webster KE, Levinger P, Fong C, Taylor NF. 2014. A pre-operative group rehabilitation programme provided limited benefit for people with severe hip and knee osteoarthritis. Disability and Rehabilitation 36: 2085-2090, impact factor 1.541.

  • Shields N, Taylor NF. 2014. Physiotherapy students’ self-reported assessment of professional behaviours and skills while working with young people with disability. Disability and Rehabilitation 36:1834-1839, impact factor 1.541.

  • Bania TA, Taylor NF, Baker RJ, Graham HK, Karimi L, Dodd KJ. 2014. Gross motor function is an important predictor of daily physical activity in young people with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 52(12):1163-1171, impact factor 2.776.

  • Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA, Webster KE. 2014. Fifty-five percent 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 48(21); 1543-1552, impact factor 3.668.

  • Tang CY, Taylor NF, McDonald CF, Blackstock FC. 2014. Level of adherence to the Global initiative for chronic Obstructive Lung Disease strategy document for management of patients admitted to hospital with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respirology 19(8): 1191-1197, impact factor 2.781.

  • Timmer AJ, Unsworth CA, Taylor NF. 2014. Rehabilitation interventions with deconditioned older adults following an acute hospital admission: A systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation 28(11): 1078-1086, impact factor 2.191.

  • Brusco NK, Watts J, Shields N, S-P Chan, Taylor NF. 2014. Does additional acute phase inpatient rehabilitation help people return to work? A subgroup analysis from a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation 28(8):754-761, impact factor  2.191.

  • Sangwan S, Green RA, Taylor NF. 2014. Characteristics of stabilizer muscles: a systematic review. Physiotherapy Canada 66(4): 348-358, impact factor 0.610.

  • Darzins SW, Imms C, Di Stefano M, Taylor NF, Pallant J. 2014. Evaluation of the internal construct validity of the Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART) using Rasch analysis. BMC Health Services Research 14:543, impact factor 1.66.

  • Shields N, Taylor NF. 2014. Contact with young adults with disability led to a positive change in attitudes to disability among physiotherapy students. Physiotherapy Canada 66(3): 298-305, impact factor 0.610.

  • Cai M, Bewaja S, Reilly R, Clements A, Kent A, Taylor NF, MacGinley R, Holt S, McMahon. 2014. Psychological and exercise intervention training for hemodialysis patients (PEIDS): a pilot study. World Journal of Nephrology and Urology 3(2): 83-91.

  • van de Water ATM, Shields N, Davidson M, Evans M, Taylor NF. 2014. Reliability and validity of shoulder function outcome measures in people with a proximal humeral fracture. Disability and Rehabilitation 36(13): 1072-1079, impact factor 1.541.

  • Brusco NK, Watts JJ, Shields N, Taylor NF. 2014. Are weekend inpatient rehabilitation services value for money? An economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial with a 30 day follow up. BMC Medicine 12:89, impact factor 6.679).

  • Radia-George C, Imms C, Taylor NF. 2014. The Inter-rater reliability and clinical utility of the personal care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART) in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 68(3):334-343, impact factor 0.921.

  • Hughes PC, Green RA, Taylor NF. 2014. Isolation of infraspinatus in clinical test positions. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 17: 256-260, impact factor 2.899.

  • Iles RA, Taylor NF, Davidson M, O’Halloran P. 2014. An effective coaching intervention for people with low recovery expectations and low back pain: a content analysis. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 27(1): 93-101.  

  • Brusco NK, Taylor NF, Watts JJ, Shields N. 2014. Economic evaluation of adult rehabilitation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in a variety of settings. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 95:94-116.  

  • Shields N, Taylor NF, Wee E, Wollersheim D, O'Shea S, Bo Fernhall,B. 2013. A community-based strength training program increases muscle strength and physical activity in young people with Down syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Research in Developmental Disabilities 34:4385-94.  

  • Tang CY, Taylor NF, Blackstock FC. 2013. Patients admitted with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease had positive experiences exercising from the beginning of their hospital stay: a qualitative analysis. Chronic Respiratory Disease 10:197-205.  

  • Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA,Webster KE. 2013. A systematic review of the psychological factors associated with returning to sport following injury. British Journal of Sports Medicine 47:1120-1126.  

  • Wallis JA, 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 21:1648-1659.  

  • Peiris CL, Shields N, Brusco NK, Watts JJ, Taylor NF. 2013. Additional Saturday rehabilitation improves functional independence and quality of life and reduces length of stay: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Medicine 11:198. (Correction BMC Medicine 11:262).  

  • Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Baker RJ, Willoughby K, Thomason P, Graham HK. 2013. Progressive resistance training and mobility-related function in young people with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 55(9): 806-812.           

  • Johnston M, de Morton NA, Harding K, Taylor NF. 2013.  Measuring mobility in patients living in the community with Parkinson disease. NeuroRehabilitation 32(4): 957-966.                

  • Bruder AM, Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Shields N. 2013. Physiotherapy interventions practice patterns used in rehabilitation after distal radial fracture. Physiotherapy 99(3): 233-240.                

  •  Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA, Whitehead TS, Kate E Webster KE. 2013. Psychological responses matter when it comes to returning to the pre- injury level of sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. American Journal of Sports Medicine 41(7): 1549-1558.                

  • Shaw K, Taylor NF, Brusco N. 2013. Physiotherapy services provided outside of business hours in Australian hospitals: A national survey. Physiotherapy Research International 18:115-123.                  

  • Harding KE, Taylor NF, Bowers B, Stafford M, Leggat SF. 2013. Clinician and patient perspectives of a new model of triage in a community rehabilitation program that reduced waiting time: a qualitative analysis. Australian Health Review 37: 324-330. 

  • Lawler K, Taylor NF, Shields N. 2013. Outcomes after caregiver-provided speech and language or other allied health therapy: a systematic review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 94:1139-1160.        

  • Shields N, Taylor NF, Bruder A, Angelo T. 2013. Getting fit for practice: an innovative paediatric clinical placement provided physiotherapy students opportunities for skill development.  Physiotherapy 99(2): 159-164.        

  • Carlon SL, Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Shields N. 2013. Differences in habitual physical activity levels of young people with cerebral palsy and their typically developing peers: A systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation 35(8): 647-655.        

  • Green RA, Taylor NF, Watson L, Ardern C. 2013. Altered scapula position in elite young cricketers with shoulder problems. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 16(1): 22-27.        

  • De Morton NA, Harding KE, Taylor NF, Harrison G. 2013. Validity of the De Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) for measuring the mobility of patients with hip fracture during rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation 35(4):325-333.        

  • Harding KE, Leggat SG, Bowers B, Stafford M, Taylor NF. 2013. Reducing waiting time for community rehabilitation services: a controlled before and after trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 94:23-31.        

  • Peiris CL,Taylor NF , Shields N. 2013. Patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation for lower limb orthopaedic conditions do much less physical activity than recommended in guidelines for healthy older adults: an observational study. Journal of Physiotherapy 59:39-44.

  • Brusco NK, Taylor NF, Hornung I, Schaffers S, Smith A, de Morton N. 2012. Factors that predict discharge destination for patients in transitional care: a prospective observational cohort study. Australian Health Review 36: 430-436.        

  • Peiris CL, Taylor NF, Shields N. 2012. Patients value patient-therapist interactions more than the amount or content of therapy during inpatient rehabilitation: a qualitative study. Journal of Physiotherapy 58:261-268.        

  •  Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA,Webster KE. 2012. Fear of re-injury in people who have returned to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery.  Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 15:488-495.        

  • Peiris CL, Taylor NF, Shields N. 2012. Additional Saturday allied health services increase habitual physical activity among patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation for lower limb orthopedic conditions: a randomized controlled trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 93: 1365-1370.   

  • Iles R, Taylor NF, Davidson M, O’Halloran P. 2012. Recovery expectations in non-chronic non-specific low back pain: a qualitative investigation. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 44: 781-787.

  • Clark IN, Taylor NF, Baker FA. 2012. Music interventions and physical activity in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 44: 710-719.

  • Clark IN, Baker FA, Taylor NF. 2012. The Effects of Live Patterned Sensory Enhancement on Group Exercise Participation and Mood in Older Adults in Rehabilitation.  Journal of Music Therapy 41(2):181-205.

  • Day A, Taylor NF, Green RA. 2012. The stabilising role of the rotator cuff at the shoulder - responses to external perturbations. Clinical Biomechanics 27:551-556.

  • Tang CY, Blackstock FC, Clarence M, Taylor NF. 2012.  Early rehabilitation exercise program for inpatients during an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 32(3):163-169.

  • Slater SL, Ford JJ, Richards MC, Taylor NF, Surkitt LD, Hahne AJ. 2012. The effectiveness of sub-group specific manual therapy for low back pain: a systematic review.  Manual Therapy 17(3): 201-212.

  • Dennett AM, Taylor NF, Mulrain K. 2012. Community ambulation after hip fracture: completing walking tasks to enable access to common community venues. Disability and Rehabilitation 34(9): 707-714.

  • Hanson LC, McBurney H, Taylor NF. 2012. The retest reliability of the six-minute walk test in patients referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program.  Physiotherapy Research International 17:55-61.

  • Aldridge KJ, Taylor NF. 2012. Dysphagia is a common and serious problem for adults with mental illness: a systematic review.  Dysphagia 27:124-137.

  • Harding KE, Taylor NF, Leggat SG, M Stafford. 2012. The effect of triage on waiting time for community rehabilitation: a prospective cohort study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 93(3):441-445.

  • Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA, Webster KE. 2012. Return to sport outcomes 2 to 7 years following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery.  American Journal of Sports Medicine 40(1): 41-48.

  • Taylor NF, Bottrell J, Lawler K, Benjamin D. 2012. Mobile phone short message service (SMS) reminders can reduce non-attendance in physical therapy outpatient clinics: a randomized controlled trial.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 93(1):21-26.

  • Hughes PC, Green RA, Taylor NF 2012. Measurement of subacromial impingement of the rotator cuff. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 15:2-7.

 

 

Older publications

  Selected Older Publications

  •               O’Shea SD, Taylor NF, Paratz JD. 2009. Progressive resistance exercise improves muscle strength and may improve elements of performance of daily activities for people with COPD: a systematic review. Chest 136(5): 1269-1283., impact factor 5.125.
  •               Shields N, Taylor NF, Dodd KJ. 2008. Effects of a community-based progressive resistance strength training program on muscle performance and physical function in adults with Down syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 89: 1215-1220. Impact factor 1.814)
  •               O’Shea SD, Taylor NF, Paratz JD 2007. A predominantly home-based progressive resistance exercise program increases knee extensor strength in the short-term in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomised controlled trial Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 53: 229-237. Impact factor 1.870.
  •                Brusco NK, Shields N, Taylor NF, Paratz J. 2007. A Saturday physiotherapy service may decrease length of stay in patients undergoing rehabilitation in hospital: a randomised controlled trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 53: 75-81.  Impact factor 1.870. 
  •               Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Shields N, Bruder A. 2007. Therapeutic exercise in physiotherapy practice is beneficial: a summary of systematic reviews 2002-2005. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy  53:7-16 (impact factor 1.870).
  •              Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Prasad D, Denisenko S. 2006. Progressive resistance exercise for people with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation 28(18): 1119-1126.
  •          Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Damiano DL. 2005.  Progressive resistance exercise in physical therapy: a summary of systematic reviews.  Physical Therapy 85 (11): 1208-1223.
  •          Wass E, Taylor NF, Matsas A. 2005. Familiarisation to treadmill walking in unimpaired older people.  Familiarisation to treadmill walking in unimpaired older people Gait & Posture 21 (1): 72-79.
  •           Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Larkin H. 2004. Adults with cerebral palsy benefit from participating in a strength training programme at a community gymnasium. Disability and Rehabilitation. 26 (19): 1128-1134.
  •           O'Shea S, Taylor N, Paratz J. 2004.  Peripheral muscle strength training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review.  Chest.126: 903-914.
  •              Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Graham HK. 2004. Test-retest reliability of hand-held dynamometric strength testing in young people with cerebral palsy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 85 (1): 77-80.
  •           Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, McBurney H, Graham HK. 2004. Factors Influencing adherence to a home-based strength-training programme for young people with cerebral palsy. Physiotherapy 90(2): 57-63.
  •              Taylor NF, Evans OM, Goldie PA. 2003.  The effects of walking faster on people with acute low back pain.  European Spine Journal 12: 166-172.
  •              Dodd KJ, Taylor NF, Graham HK. 2003. A randomized clinical trial of strength training in young people with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 45: 652-657.
  •              McBurney H, Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Graham HK. 2003. A qualitative analysis of the benefits of strength training for young people with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 45: 658-663.
  •             Damiano DL, Dodd KJ, Taylor NF. 2002. Should We Be Testing and Training Muscle Strength in Cerebral Palsy? Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 44(1): 68-72.
  •            Dodd KJ, Taylor NF, and Damiano DL. 2002. A systematic review on the effectiveness of strength training programs for people with cerebral palsy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 83 (8): 1157-1164.
  •              Matsas A, Taylor N, McBurney H. 2000. Knee joint kinematics from familiarised treadmill walking can be generalised to overground walking.  Gait & Posture  11: 46-53 (impact factor 1.725).
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Books/Book Chapters

  •              Harding K, Taylor N. 2013. Triage in nonemeregency services. In Reducing delay in healthcare delivery (Hall R Ed). International Series in Operations Research and Management Science 206. Springer Science + Business Medicine, New York. Ch 10: pp 229-250. ISBN 978-1-4614-9511-6.
  •          O’Shea SD, Taylor NF. 2013. Progressive resistance training for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In Resistance training for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease (Ciccolo JT, Kraemer WJ Eds). CRC Press, Boca Raton.  ISBN 9781466501058. Chapter 11
  •              Dodd KJ, Imms C, Taylor NF (Eds). 2010. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy for people with Cerebral Palsy: a problem-based approach to assessment and management. MacKeith Press, London. ISBN 978-1-898683-68-1.
  •             Imms C, Dodd KJ, Taylor NF. 2010. Introduction to clinical reasoning In Physiotherapy and occupational therapy for people with Cerebral Palsy: a problem-based approach to assessment and management (Dodd KJ, Imms C, Taylor NF Eds) MacKeith Press, London. ISBN 978-1-898683-68-1. Chapter 1: pp1-6.
  •              Dodd KJ, Imms C, Taylor NF. 2010. Overview of therapy In Physiotherapy and occupational therapy for people with Cerebral Palsy: a problem-based approach to assessment and management (Dodd KJ, Imms C, Taylor NF Eds) MacKeith Press, London. ISBN 978-1-898683-68-1. Chapter 4: pp40-72.
  •            Taylor NF, Dodd KJ. 2010. Strength training for adolescents In Physiotherapy and occupational therapy for people with Cerebral Palsy: a problem-based approach to assessment and management (Dodd KJ, Imms C, Taylor NF Eds) MacKeith Press, London. ISBN 978-1-898683-68-1. Chapter 13: pp209-229.
  •            Dodd KJ, Taylor NF, Imms C. 2010. The adult years In Physiotherapy and occupational therapy for people with Cerebral Palsy: a problem-based approach to assessment and management (Dodd KJ, Imms C, Taylor NF Eds) MacKeith Press, London. ISBN 978-1-898683-68-1. Chapter 16: pp260-281.
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Research projects

Selected Current Projects

  • FitSkills: a community-university partnership to increase participation in exercise among youth with disability. Chief Investigators: Shields N, Taylor N, Imms C, Watts J, Prendergast L. (NHMRC Partnership Project Grant).  

  • Improving outcomes after rehabilitation. Chief investigators: Taylor NF, Shields N, Harding K, O’Halloran P, Prendergast L, Peiris C, Hau R, Kennedy G, Brusco N. (La Trobe Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation Research Focus Area Major Program Grant with Eastern Health).

  • Is progressive resistance training safe and feasible for adolescents with Prader Willi syndrome? Chief investigators: Shields N, Taylor NF, Bennell KL. (Jack Brokhoff Foundation).

  • Improving access for community health and subacute outpatient servicesChief investigators: Taylor NF, Harding K, Watts J, Leggat S, Karimi L, Kent B. (NHMRC Partnership Project Grant).

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