Dr Tania

Dr Tania Pizzari

PhD, B.Physio(Hons)

Lecturer

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Allied Health

Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Research centres

La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre

Qualifications

BPhysio(Hons) LaTrobe, PhD LaTrobe

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

APA

Area of study

Physiotherapy

Research interests

Joint Rehabilitation

- muscle rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

- Shoulder instability, hamstring, lateral hip pain

Recent publications

Recent Book Chapters:

  1. Pizzari T, Taylor C. (2015) Screening for musculoskeletal medicine. In: G. Jull, A. Moore, D. Falla, J. Lewis, C. McCarthy & M. Sterling (Eds.), Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (4th ed., pp.388-394). Edinburgh; Elsevier.
  2. Watson L, Pizzari T, Simmonds J, Lewis J. (2015) The unstable shoulder. In: G. Jull, A. Moore, D. Falla, J. Lewis, C. McCarthy & M. Sterling (Eds.), Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (4th ed., pp. 568-575). Edinburgh; Elsevier.
  3. Girvan M, Pizzari T, Di Pasqua D. (2010) Maximal strength, motor learning and elastic resistance. In: J.T. Kai (ed) Strength Training. Types and Principles, Benefits and Concerns. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

 

Recent Publilcations:

  1. Ganderton C, Semciw A, Cook J, Pizzari T. (2016). Does menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), exercise or a combination of both, improve pain and function in post-menopausal women with greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS)? A randomised controlled trial. BMC Women’s Health, 16(1), DOI: 10.1186/s12905-016-0311-9
  2. Semciw A, Neate R, Pizzari T. (2016). Running related gluteus medius function in health and injury: A systematic review with meta-analysis.  Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
  3. Surkitt L, et al. (2016). Effects of individualized directional preference management versus advice for reducible discogenic pain: A pre-planned secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.  Manual Therapy. Accepted
  4. Watson L, Warby S, Balster S, Lenssen R, Pizzari T. (2016) The treatment of multidirectional instability of the shoulder with a rehabilitation program: Part 1. Shoulder and Elbow. DOI: 10.1177/1758573216652086
  5. Watson L, Warby S, Balster S, Lenssen R, Pizzari T. (2016) The treatment of multidirectional instability of the shoulder with a rehabilitation program: Part 2. Shoulder and Elbow. DOI: 10.1177/1758573216652087
  6. Ganderton C, Semciw A, Cook J, Pizzari T. (2016). The effect of female sex hormone supplementation on tendon in pre and postmenopausal women: A systematic review. Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions. Accepted
  7. Zacharias A, Pizzari T, English D, Kapakoulakis T, Green RA. (2016) Hip abductor muscle volume in hip osteoarthritis and matched controls. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2016.05.002
  8. Walker H, Pizzari T, Wajswelner H, Blanch P, Schwab L, Bennell K, Gabbe B. (2016). The reliability of shoulder range of motion measures in competitive swimmers. Physical Therapy in Sport. DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2016.03.002
  9. Washington I, Mayes S, Ganderton C, Pizzari T. (2016) Differentials in turnout among professional classical ballet dancers. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. accepted
  10. Wollin M, Thorborg K, Pizzari T. (2016) The acute effects of match play on hamstring strength and lower limb flexibility in elite youth football players. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. DOI: 10.1111/sms.12655
  11. Ford JJ, Hahne AJ, Surkitt LD, Chan AYP, Richards MC, Slater SL, Hinman RS, Pizzari T, Davidson M, Taylor NF. (2015) 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. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095058
  12. Warby SA, Pizzari T, Ford JJ, Hahne AJ, Watson LA. (2015). Exercise based management versus surgery for multidirectional instability of the glenohumeral joint: A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-094970
  13. Semciw AI, Green RA, Pizzari T. (2015). Gluteal muscle function and size in swimmers. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.06.004
  14. Semciw AI, Freeman M, Batten B, Mendis MD, Pizzari T. (2015). Quadratus femoris: An EMG investigation during walking and running. Journal of Biomechanics, 48(12): 3433-3439. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.05.029
  15. Ardern CL, Pizzari T, Wollin M, Webster KE. (2015) Hamstrings strength imbalance in professional football (soccer) players in Australia.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(4), 997-1002. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000747
  16. Munteanu SE, Scott LA, Bonanno DR, Landorf KB, Pizzari T, Cook JL, Menz HB. (2015). Effectiveness of customised foot orthoses for Achilles tendinopathy: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(15): 989-994 doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093845
  17. Zacharias A, Green RA, Semciw AI, Kingsley MI, Pizzari T. (2014). Efficacy of rehabilitation programs for improving muscle strength in people with hip or knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 22(11): 1752-1773. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2014.07.005
  18. Semciw AI, Neate R, Pizzari T. (2014). A comparison of surface and fine wire EMG recordings of gluteus medius during selected maximum isometric voluntary contractions of the hip. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 24(6): 835-840. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2014.08.015
  19. Wickham J, Pizzari T, Balster S, Ganderton C, Watson L. (2014). The variable roles of the upper and lower subscapularis during shoulder motion. Clinical Biomechanics, 29(8): 885-891. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2014.07.003
  20. Freckleton G, Cook J, Pizzari T. (2014). The predictive validity of a single leg bridge test for hamstring injuries in Australian Rules Football Players. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(8), 713-717.
  21. Perrott M, Pizzari T, Cook, J. (2014). Internet and smartphone delivery of core trunk exercises for a randomised clinical trial: protocol. Journal of Mobile Technology, 3(2), 46-54.
  22. Pizzari T, Wickham J, Balster S, Ganderton C, Watson L. (2014). Modifying a shrug exercise can facilitate the upward rotator muscles of the scapula. Clinical Biomechanics, 29(2), 201-205.
  23. Warby SA, Pizzari T, Ford JJ, Hahne AJ, Watson, L. (2014). The effect of exercise-based management for multidirectional instability of the glenohumeral joint: a systematic review. Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surgery, 23(1), 128-142.
  24. Semciw AI, Green RA, Murley GS, Pizzari T. (2014). Gluteus minimus: an intramuscular EMG investigation of anterior and posterior segments during gait. Gait Posture, 39(2), 822-826
  25. Semciw AI, Pizzari T, Murley GS, Green RA. (2013). Gluteus medius: An intramuscular EMG investigation of anterior, middle and posterior segments during gait. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 23(4), 858-864.
  26. Semciw AI, Green RA, Pizzari T, Briggs C. (2013) Verification of a standardized method for inserting intramuscular EMG electrodes into uniquely oriented segments of gluteus minimus and gluteus medius. Clinical Anatomy, 26(2), 244-252.
  27. Freckleton G, Pizzari T. (2013) Risk factors for hamstring muscle strain injury in sport: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(6), 351-358.
  28. Pizzari T. (2013). Recurrent Hamstring Injuries—Risks and Prevention: A Review. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 23(2), 119-120.
  29. Semciw AI, Pizzari T, Green RA. (2013). Technical application and the level of discomfort associated with an intramuscular electromyographic investigation into gluteus minimus and gluteus medius. Gait & Posture, 38(1), 157-160.
  30. Ganderton C, Pizzari T. (2013). A systematic literature review of the resistance exercises that promote maximal muscle activity of the rotator cuff in normal shoulders. Shoulder & Elbow, 5(2), 120-135.
  31. Perrott MA, Pizzari T, Cook J. (2013). Lumbopelvic exercise reduces lower limb muscle strain injury in recreational athletes. Physical Therapy Reviews, 18(1), 24-33.

 

Research projects

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/health/research/stops/

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/school-allied-health/research/lower-extremity-and-gait-studies/globe-hip-study

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4yi73kJ0ks

 

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