Leanne M Bisset

Leanne M Bisset
Griffith University · Menzies Health Institute Queensland

PhD

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Additional affiliations
March 2006 - present
Griffith University
January 2005 - December 2008
The University of Queensland
Education
January 2003 - December 2008
The University of Queensland
Field of study
  • Research
January 2002 - December 2002
The University of Queensland
Field of study
  • Manipulative Physiotherapy
January 2001 - December 2001
The University of Queensland
Field of study
  • Sports Physiotherapy

Publications

Publications (110)
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Objective: To identify and describe the psychological and psychosocial constructs and outcome measures used in tendinopathy research. Design: Scoping review. Literature search: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science, PEDro, CINAHL, and APA PsychNet databases on July 10, 2021, for all published studies of tendinopathy population...
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This cross-sectional study aimed to quantify the somatosensory dysfunction in the hand in people with diabetes with distal symmetrical polyneuropathy (DSPN) in hands; and explore early signs of nerve dysfunction in people with diabetes without DSPN in hands. The clinical diagnosis of DSPN was confirmed with electrodiagnosis and corneal confocal mic...
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Objective: To explore the association between manual therapy and exercise and pain modulation and clinical characteristics in people with musculoskeletal shoulder pain. Methods: This is a prospective, longitudinal, single cohort pilot study. People with shoulder pain for longer than 6 weeks underwent 4 weeks of glenohumeral mobilization with mov...
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Objectives: To develop a core outcome set for lateral elbow tendinopathy (COS-LET) and to provide guidance for outcome evaluation in future studies. Methods: We implemented a multi-stage mixed-methods design combining two systematic reviews, domain mapping of outcome measurement instruments to the core domains of tendinopathy, psychometric analy...
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Background There is a lack of standardized criteria for diagnosing Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain (RCRSP). Objective To identify the most relevant clinical descriptors for diagnosing RCRSP. Methods A Delphi study was conducted through use of an international physical therapists expert panel. A 3-round Delphi survey involving an international...
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Background Headache disorders are highly prevalent worldwide, but not well investigated in adolescents. Few studies have included representative nationwide samples. This study aimed to present the prevalence and burden of recurrent headache in Australian adolescents. Methods The prevalence of recurrent headache, headache characteristics (severity...
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Study Design Scoping review. Background Rehabilitation guidelines following triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) foveal repair surgery have been inconsistently reported in the published literature, with no consensus regarding wrist or forearm range of motion (ROM) commencement time. Purpose of the Study To scope the available literature to id...
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Background Lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) is a common condition that can cause significant disability and associated socioeconomic cost. Although it has been widely researched, outcome measures are highly variable which restricts evidence synthesis across studies. In 2019, a working group of international experts, health care professionals and pa...
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Background Lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) is a common condition that can cause significant disability and associated socioeconomic cost. Although it has been widely researched, outcome measures are highly variable which restricts evidence synthesis across studies. In 2019 a working group of international experts, health care professionals and pat...
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The first signs of diabetic neuropathy typically result from small-diameter nerve fiber dysfunction. This review synthesized the evidence for small-diameter nerve fiber neuropathy measured via quantitative sensory testing (QST) in patients with diabetes with and without painful and non-painful neuropathies. Electronic databases were searched to ide...
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Background: Lateral epicondylalgia (tennis elbow) is a common, debilitating and often treatment-resistant condition. Two treatments thought to address the pathology of lateral epicondylalgia are hypertonic glucose plus lignocaine injections (prolotherapy) and a physiotherapist guided manual therapy/exercise program (physiotherapy). This trial aime...
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Background Lateral epicondylalgia (tennis elbow) is a common, debilitating and often treatment-resistant condition. Two treatments thought to address the pathology of lateral epicondylalgia are hypertonic glucose plus lignocaine injections (prolotherapy) and a physiotherapist guided manual therapy/exercise program (physiotherapy). This trial aimed...
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Background Lateral epicondylalgia (tennis elbow) is a common, debilitating and often treatment-resistant condition. Two treatments thought to address the pathology of lateral epicondylalgia are hypertonic glucose plus lignocaine injections (prolotherapy) and a physiotherapist guided manual therapy/exercise program (physiotherapy). This trial aimed...
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Introduction Prognostic screening of people with low back pain (LBP) improves utilisation of primary healthcare resources. Whether this also applies to secondary healthcare remains unclear. Therefore, this study aims to develop prognostic models to determine at baseline which patients with persistent LBP are likely to have a good and poor outcome t...
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New findings: What is the central question of this study? How does single limb cold water immersion affect corticomotor function and intracortical circuitry in the motor cortex of each cerebral hemisphere? What is the main finding and its importance? Immersion of a single limb in very cold water caused an increase in corticomotor excitability and...
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Background Peripheral neuropathies are a common complication in patients with diabetes. Changes in nerve function and central pain processing can be quantified by assessing pain thresholds and pain modulation mechanisms. Aim To summarise the literature which compares pain thresholds and pain modulation mechanisms in people with diabetes without ne...
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Background: Central sensitisation may contribute to persistent musculoskeletal shoulder pain. Few studies have provided a comprehensive sensory and psychosocial evaluation of this population. Objective: To comprehensively assess whether sensory function and psychosocial aspects are impaired in people with shoulder pain and whether age, gender and c...
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Objective To investigate the relationship between tendon structural changes determined by static ultrasound images (US) and sensory changes using quantitative sensory testing (QST), and clinical measures in lateral epicondylalgia. Materials and methods Both elbows of 66 adult participants with a clinical diagnosis of lateral epicondylalgia were in...
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Objective The aim of this study was to calculate the societal economic burden of shoulder pain in patients on the orthopaedic waiting list at an Australian public hospital and calculate the cost (from the government's perspective) of care delivered by the hospital for those patients.Methods A cost-of-illness analysis was undertaken in a cohort of 2...
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This scientific poster presents the differences in the dimensionality and spatiotemporal activation patterns of forearm muscle synergies during grip force development and steady-state isometric gripping in healthy and chronic pain subjects.
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Objective: Lateral epicondylalgia (LE, tennis elbow) is characterised by both local tissue pathology and features indicative of secondary hyperalgesia. The aim of this study was to evaluate endogenous pain modulation characteristics in people with chronic LE, and to investigate the relationship between endogenous pain modulation and clinical chara...
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Aim: Malnutrition is highly prevalent in rehabilitation patients, and screening is important to allow for timely intervention to reduce the incidence of adverse clinical outcomes. We aimed to determine the reliability and validity of the commonly employed malnutrition screening tool by non-dietitian staff in categorising patients at risk of malnut...
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Abstract Objectives: To investigate forearm muscle activity in individuals with lateral epicondylalgia (LE) when gripping at different wrist postures, and investigate the association between muscle activity and clinical characteristics of LE. Methods: Eleven LE and 11 healthy participants performed isometric handgrips at 15% and 30% of maximum grip...
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Cold pain threshold (CPT) measures an individual’s pain threshold in response to a cold stimulus. CPT is most accurately determined with specialised equipment; however this technology is not readily accessible to clinicians. Instead, ice has been employed to measure CPT. An optimal ice protocol has not yet been identified. The aim of this study was...
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It is largely unknown how the CNS regulates multiple muscle systems in the presence of pain. This study used muscle synergy analysis to investigate multiple forearm muscles in individuals with chronic elbow pain during the development of grip force. Eleven individuals with chronic elbow pain and 11 healthy age-matched controls developed grip force...
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Background Team-based approaches to research capacity building (RCB) may be an efficient means to promote allied health research participation and activity. In order to tailor such interventions, a clearer understanding of current patterns of research participation within allied health teams is needed. Different self-report measures exist which eva...
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Purpose: Obesity is a growing issue in Australia with limited evidence for brief community based intervention. This preliminary study aimed to investigate the long term effects of a 4-week group based multidisciplinary behavior management program for weight loss in the community health setting. Method: A quasi-experimental study design was emplo...
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Aims: The majority of people develop hemiparetic shoulder inferior subluxation following stroke, but the timing of onset is unknown. This study aimed to assess changes in glenohumeral joint centre of rotation (GHJC) during the first six weeks following stroke. Methods: Thirty patients with confirmed diagnosis of stroke (age 65 ± 19 years, 60% fe...
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Background There is large variation in models-of-care involving the professional substitution of doctors with physiotherapists. Objective To establish the impact upon patients and health services, of substituting doctors with physiotherapists in the management of common musculoskeletal disorders. Data sources Medline, CINAHL and ABI Complete data...
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Background: Physiotherapists increasingly manage shoulder referrals in place of orthopaedic doctors. Better understanding the agreement between these professionals will help inform the safety, quality and potential costs of these care models. Objective: To establish the level of agreement between a physiotherapist and an orthopaedic surgeon rega...
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Background: Role substitution is a strategy employed to assist health services manage the growing demand for musculoskeletal care. Corticosteroid injection is a common treatment in this population but the efficacy of its prescription and delivery by physiotherapists has not been established against orthopaedic standards. This paper investigates wh...
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Background: Physiotherapists increasingly manage shoulder referrals in place of orthopaedic doctors. Better understanding the agreement between these professionals will help inform the safety, quality and potential costs of these care models. Objective: To establish the level of agreement between a physiotherapist and an orthopaedic surgeon regardi...
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Background: Individuals with lateral epicondylalgia (LE) have delayed upper limb reaction time (RT), however, it is unknown if the mechanisms of this dysfunction are related to neural processing or the affected forearm muscles. The aim of this study was to examine the timing of processes that occur before and after forearm muscles are activated du...
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Background Team-based approaches to research capacity building may be an efficient means to promote allied health research participation and activity. In order to tailor such interventions, a clearer understanding of current patterns of research participation within allied health teams is needed. Self-report surveys may provide insight into a team’...
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This study observed the effect of visual feedback on between-limb force variability relationships in young and older adults. Abduction force was examined in healthy young (n = 15, 25 ± 4 years) and older adults (n = 18, 71 ± 6 years) during simultaneous isometric contractions of both index fingers. Target forces ranged from 5% to 30% maximum volunt...
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We can visualize tendons better than ever before. Medical imaging today provides increasingly higher-resolution images, enabling larger fields of view that allow clinicians and researchers to more precisely characterize tendon structure. Yet, does seeing a patient's tendon provide any meaningful benefit to our clinical reasoning, and will it make a...
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Synopsis Clear guidelines for the clinical management of individuals with lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) are hampered by the proposal of many potential interventions and the condition's prognosis ranging from immediate resolution of symptoms following simple advice in some patients, to long-lasting problems, regardless of treatment, in others. Th...
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[Bisset LM, Vicenzino B (2015) Physiotherapy management of lateral epicondylalgia.Journal of PhysiotherapyXX: XX-XX].
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To determine the cost-effectiveness of corticosteroid injection, physiotherapy and a combination of these interventions, compared to a reference group receiving a blinded placebo injection. 165 adults with unilateral lateral epicondylalgia of longer than 6 weeks duration from Brisbane, Australia, were randomised for concealed allocation to saline i...
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The purposes of this study were to determine whether there were differences in mean values or reliability for 2 frequently used protocols for pressure pain threshold (PPT) and to calculate how large a difference in PPT is necessary to be 95% confident that a real change has occurred. Thirteen participants (8 females) aged 22.3 (±2.3) years from a u...
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Background: The early management of orthopaedic outpatients by physiotherapists may be useful in reducing public hospital waiting lists. Physiotherapists in Australia are prevented by legislation and funding models from investigating, prescribing, injecting and referring autonomously. This gap in service is particularly noticeable in the managemen...
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This study examined how force tremor and muscle activity are altered between limbs when a visual target is removed for one limb during bilateral index finger abduction. Isometric index finger abduction force was examined in healthy adults (23 ± 4 years) when both index fingers abducted simultaneously. Abduction forces ranged from 5 to 20 % maximum...
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Predictors of outcome in lateral epicondylalgia, which is mainly characterised as a mechanical hyperalgesia, are largely limited to socio-demographic and symptomatic factors. Quantitative sensory testing is used to study altered pain processing in various chronic pain conditions and may be of prognostic relevance. The predictive capacity of early m...
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Study design: Repeated-measures, crossover, double-blinded randomized controlled trial. Objectives: To compare the immediate effectiveness of 2 types of counterforce braces in improving pain-free grip strength, pressure pain threshold, and wrist angle during a gripping task in individuals with lateral epicondylalgia. Background: Sports medicin...
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The purposes of this study were to examine the prevalence and distribution of spinal and neurodynamic dysfunction in a population with unilateral lateral epicondylalgia (LE) without concomitant cervical or upper limb symptoms, compare with cervical examination in a healthy control population, and investigate potential associations with clinical and...
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This study examined how regulating force tremor in a single limb is altered when the opposite limb is actively engaged in a force generating task. Index finger abduction force and first dorsal interosseous (FDI) activity were assessed in thirteen healthy subjects, at target forces from 5% to 60% MVC for the non-dominant limb (unilateral task), and...
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Corticosteroid injection and physiotherapy, common treatments for lateral epicondylalgia, are frequently combined in clinical practice. However, evidence on their combined efficacy is lacking. To investigate the effectiveness of corticosteroid injection, multimodal physiotherapy, or both in patients with unilateral lateral epicondylalgia. A 2 × 2 f...
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Previous research suggests that Mulligan's Mobilisation-with-Movement (MWM) technique for the shoulder produces an immediate improvement in movement and pain. The aims of this study were to investigate the time course of the effects of a single MWM technique and to ascertain the effects of adding tape following MWM in people with shoulder pain. Twe...
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This single case study reports on an 81-year-old woman who underwent a rehabilitation programme initially in a hospital inpatient setting, then in a home setting. There was a clinically significant improvement in functional outcomes following the home-based rehabilitation, but not following the inpatient rehabilitation programme. This case study il...
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To evaluate if sensory, motor, and psychological factors are different in severe lateral epicondylalgia compared with less severe cases and control. A total of 164 patients with unilateral lateral epicondylalgia and 62 healthy control participants of comparable age and sex underwent the following testing: quantitative sensory testing (pressure, the...
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Anterior knee pain is a chronic condition that presents frequently to sports medicine clinics, and can have a long-term impact on participation in physical activity. Conceivably, effective early management may prevent chronicity and facilitate physical activity. Although a variety of nonsurgical interventions have been advocated, previous systemati...
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Anterior knee pain is a chronic condition that presents frequently to sports medicine clinics, and can have a long-term impact on participation in physical activity. Conceivably, effective early management may prevent chronicity and facilitate physical activity. Although a variety of nonsurgical interventions have been advocated, previous systemati...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate whether neuromuscular adaptations at the site of injury or neural adaptation remote to the injury are affected in individuals with chronic ankle instability (CAI). Electromyography data were collected from the peroneus longus (PL) and tibialis anterior during an ankle joint reaction time task in 12 parti...
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Lateral pain in the elbow affects up to 3% of the population, and is considered an overload injury of the extensor tendons of the forearm where they attach at the lateral epicondyle. Although usually self-limiting, symptoms may persist for over 1 year in up to 20% of people. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer...
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To evaluate whether deficits of elbow flexor and extensor muscle strength exist in lateral epicondylalgia (LE) in comparison with a healthy control population. Cross-sectional study. 150 participants with unilateral LE were compared with 54 healthy control participants. Maximal isometric elbow flexion and extension strength were measured bilaterall...
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Few evidence-based treatment guidelines for tendinopathy exist. We undertook a systematic review of randomised trials to establish clinical efficacy and risk of adverse events for treatment by injection. We searched eight databases without language, publication, or date restrictions. We included randomised trials assessing efficacy of one or more p...