The role of vibration therapy in improving the health of young children with disabilities

Project Code: 10386520

Faculty: Liggins Institute

Department: Liggins Institute

Main Supervisor: Dr Silmara Gusso (sgus003)

Application open date: 02 Oct 2017

Application deadline:

Enrolment information: NZ Citizens, NZ Permanent Residents, International

Introduction

We're investigating the role of vibration therapy in improving the health of young children with disabilities.

 

What we are looking for in a successful applicant

-You need an exercise physiology or physiotherapy background.

-Experience with clinical trials would be advantageous

-You need to have excellent communication and people skills

To apply for a PhD at the Liggins Institute you need a BSc (Hons), MSc degree or equivalent, and a strong academic record with a GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 7.0.


 

Objective

1. Investigate the effects of vibration therapy on muscle and bone health in children with cerebral palsy as early as 5 years of age.

2. Explore a feasibility study of using vibration therapy in children under 5 years at high risk of neuromuscular problems/ disability.

3. Investigate the effects of various protocols of vibration therapy on bone and muscle health.

 

Other information

This PhD is fully funded with a scholarship from the Jubilee Crippled Children Foundation Trust.