Peter William Hamer

Peter William Hamer
University of Notre Dame Australia · School of Physiotherapy

PhD, MEd, BPE(Hons), DipPT

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January 2005 - April 2016
University of Notre Dame Australia
Position
  • Dean & Professor
February 1995 - December 2004
University of Western Australia
Position
  • Lecturer - Biomechanics

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Publications (34)
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Eccentric loading of the ankle plantar Flexor’s (PF) has demonstrated clinical efficacy in the conservative treatment of Achilles tendinopathy, however, its mechanism of therapeutic benefit remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of PF eccentric loading on PF angle to peak torque (AtPT), peak torque (PT) and lower limb...
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Objective The purpose of this study was to determine if there is an association between admission interview score and subsequent academic and clinical performance, in a four-year undergraduate physiotherapy course. Design Retrospective observational study. Participants 141 physiotherapy students enrolled in two entry year groups. Outcome measure...
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Introduction Achilles tendinopathy is a common musculoskeletal condition driven in part by alterations in muscle performance.1 Whilst eccentric loading has demonstrated clinical efficacy, and superiority to concentric loading, the underlying mechanisms behind this benefit are largely unknown.2 One potential mechanism is a shift of angle to peak tor...
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Background: Upper limb (UL) burns can result in significant loss of strength and physical function. The aim of this study was to establish the reliability and validity of grip strength dynamometry (GSD) for measuring burn-affected UL strength over time. Methods: A retrospective sample of adult participants (n=89) with UL burns was obtained from...
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The physiological equivalents of power output maintenance and recovery during repeated-sprint exercise (RSE) remain to be fully elucidated. In an attempt to improve our understanding of the determinants of RSE performance we therefore aimed to determine its recovery following exhaustive exercise (which affected intramuscular and neural factors) con...
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The physiological equivalents of power output maintenance and recovery during repeated-sprint exercise (RSE) remain to be fully elucidated. In an attempt to improve our understanding of the determinants of RSE performance we therefore aimed to determine its recovery following exhaustive exercise (which affected intramuscular and neural factors) con...
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To determine changes in upper limb movement substructures that denote fluency of movement in children with cerebral palsy (CP) following lycra(®) splint wear. Secondarily, to explore the efficacy of lycra(®) splints for those with spastic and dystonic hypertonia. Randomised clinical trial whereby participants were randomised to parallel groups with...
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To determine the neuromuscular outcomes of an eccentric strength-training programme for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP). In this randomised, parallel-group trial with waiting control, 14 participants with CP (six males, eight females; mean age 11y, SD 2y range 9-15y), diagnosed with upper-limb spasticity were compared with 14 age-...
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This study compared linear (LP) and undulating periodization (UP) on strength changes in untrained women when total workload and average training intensity were matched by the end of training. Twenty females (20 +/- 2 yr) were conditioned (3 wk) and assessed for one-repetition maximum squat (1RMSQ) and bench press (1RMBP) before being assigned to L...
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This chapter will consider ways that physiotherapists can evaluate their clinical practice. It will introduce the concepts of practice evaluation, reasons for evaluation, areas where evaluation is important and tools for evaluation. First, let us explain what we mean by “evaluation of physiotherapy practice”. Physiotherapy Practice encompasses all...
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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disorder in which muscle weakness and fragility contribute to ongoing muscle degeneration. Although exercise-induced muscle damage is associated with adaptation that protects normal muscle from further damage, exploiting this process to protect dystrophic muscle has been avoided for fear of inducing ex...
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This study investigated the relationship between muscular strength about the knee and knee joint moments during gait in patients who had undergone arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM). One hundred and two APM patients and 42 age-matched nonoperated controls underwent strength testing and three-dimensional gait analysis. Patients were divided int...
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The purpose of this study was (1) to determine the relationship between each individual’s anaerobic power reserve (APR) [i.e., the difference between the maximum anaerobic (P ana) and aerobic power (P aer)] and fatigability during repeated-sprint exercise and (2) to examine the acute effects of repeated sprints on neuromuscular activity, as evidenc...
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To compare muscle fatigability during two sets of repeated cycling sprints matched for initial mechanical output in a nonfatigued and fatigued state. Eight young men performed 10, 6-s all-out sprints on a cycle ergometer interspersed with 30 s of recovery, followed, after 6 min of passive recovery, by five 6-s sprints, again interspersed by 30 s of...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the reproducibility in measures of power output during a 6-s, maximal cycling sprint test. Eleven healthy, moderately-trained males (mean+/-S.D.; age=19+/-1 year; height=181.5+/-6.2 cm; mass=76.9+/-9.5 kg; peak oxygen uptake 54.9+/-6.1 mL kg(-1)min(-1)) performed a 6-s standing sprint on a front-access cycle...
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The activity profile of men's competitive surfing was investigated during an international contest. Forty-two male surfers were filmed during 42 elimination heats. Surfers' activities were classified into 1 of 4 distinct categories (paddling, wave riding, stationary, and miscellaneous). The surfers were paddling and stationary 51% (25-70%) and 42%...
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The ability of sports injury studies to provide reliable incidence estimates depends on accurate injury data. One of the most commonly used methods of collecting injury data is through self-report, but the validity of such information is largely unknown. This study validated a four week self-report sports injury recall against a range of external s...
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This paper identifies the risk and protective factors for injury in non-elite Australian Football. Five hundred and thirty five non-elite Australian footballers completed a baseline questionnaire at the commencement of the 1997 preseason. Participants were telephoned each month during the 1997 and 1998 playing seasons to provide details of their ex...
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The nominal group technique (NGT) is currently underutilised in physiotherapy research. The NGT can provide both qualitative and quantitative information and as such is a mixed method approach. Among the strengths of NGT are that it is cost effective, time efficient and easily implemented with both health professional and consumer groups alike, mak...
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The aim of this study was to identify the qualities of a "good" physiotherapist and to ascertain the characteristics of good and bad experiences in private practice physiotherapy from the patients' perspective. The nominal group technique was implemented with separate groups of patients (n = 26) and revealed that communication ability, professional...
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This qualitative study utilised the nominal group technique to identify a typology of the difficult patient in private practice physiotherapy and to determine strategies physiotherapists use, and would like to improve, when dealing with such patients. The two areas physiotherapists found most difficult to manage were behavioural problems of patient...
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The magnitude and key risk and protective factors for sports injury at the population level in Australia have been established. While rates of regular physical activity are increasing among Australians, there is potential for an increase in the number of injuries. It is important therefore to consider the benefits attributed to participation in spo...
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The Western Australian Sports Injury Study is the first prospective cohort study of sports injuries sustained during community-level sports participation in Australia. The players were nonprofessional/non-elite participants of hockey, Australian football, basketball and netball from metropolitan Perth. Players completed a baseline questionnaire rel...
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Evans Blue Dye (EBD) is widely used to study cellular membrane permeability and has recently been utilised in mdx mice to identify permeable skeletal myofibres that have become damaged as a result of muscular dystrophy. EBD has the potential to be a useful vital stain of myofibre permeability in other models of skeletal muscle injury and membrane-a...
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To describe the trends in recreational sports injury in Perth, Western Australia. A prospective cohort study of sports injuries during the 1997 winter season (May to September). Sample of Australian football, field hockey, basketball, and netball players from the Perth metropolitan area, Western Australia. A cohort of sports participants was follow...
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The relationship between ratings of perceived exertion and heart rate attained during submaximal running tests on a treadmill and during deep-water running was investigated in 12 male subjects. Heart rate and rating of perceived exertion scores analysed by analysis of covariance tested the equality of adjusted means and parallelism of the slope of...
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Twenty four uninjured female volunteers (mean age = 19.6 years) were utilised to study the effect of modified Gibney ankle strapping on proprioception before, during and after exercise, by measuring performance on an instrumented wobbleboard. Following a familiarisation session, testing was conducted on two occasions using a crossover research desi...
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A pedal goniometer was designed to measure the range of inversion of the ankle joint in 42 degrees of plantarflexion about an axis aligning more closely to that of the subtalar joint. The reliability of this instrument in assessing ankle inversion was examined. Repeated measurements of the full active range of movement of ankle inversion were made...
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Aerobic, anaerobic and muscular parameter changes were evaluated in nine male subjects following an eight-week interval training programme (3 days per week, 20-45 minutes per session), involving running in one metre deep water. Eight subjects, from the same population, comprised a non-exercising control group. Analysis of variance of the pre- and p...

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