Dr Kathryn Mills

Dr Kathryn Mills

Dr Kathryn Mills 

 Dr Kathryn Mills, Lecturer


Email
Phone: +61 2 9850 6624 / Fax: +61 2 9850 6630
Location: Ground floor 75 Talavera Road
Macquarie University

Introduction

Publications

Introduction

  • Research and clinical experience in neuromuscular and clinical biomechanics.
  • Joined Macquarie University as a Lecturer in 2013.
  • Research interests include targeted biomechanical and neuromuscular treatments for lower limb overuse injuries and osteoarthritis, health care delivery for people with Osteoarthritis and subgrouping individuals with OA.
  • Recipient of several national and international awards for this research, including Best Young Investigator at the 2009 Footwear Biomechanics Group branch of the International Society of Biomechanics.
  • Published in multiple high impact journals relating to sport and clinical biomechanics (Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthritis Care and Research and Clinical Biomechanics).
  • Reviewer for several international journals.
  • Professional member of Sports Medicine Australia, Osteoarthritis Research Society, International Society of Biomechanics and the Footwear Biomechanics Group.
  • Formally trained in teaching to different learning styles through the International Teaching Skills Workshop and Course Design workshop.

Publications

  1. Mills K, Blanch P, Chapman AR, McPoil TG, Vicenzino B. Foot orthoses and gait: a systematic review and meta-analysis of literature pertaining to potential mechanisms.  British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2010 44(14): 1045-46. Editor’s Choice Award.
  2. Mills K, Blanch P, Vicenzino B.  Identifying clinically meaningful tools for measuring comfort perception of footwear.  Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 2010 Oct;42(10):1966-71.
  3. Mills K, Blanch P, Vicenzino B. Influence of contouring and hardness of foot orthoses on ratings of perceived comfort. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 2011 43(8):1507-1512.
  4. Mills K, Blanch P. Dev P, Martin M, Vicenzino B. A randomised control trial of short-term efficacy of in-shoe foot orthoses compared to a wait and see policy for anterior knee pain and the role of foot mobility. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2012 46 (4):247-252.
  5. Mills K, Blanch P, Vicenzino B. Comfort and mid-foot mobility is more important for lower limb function than hardness or contouring immediately after orthosis fitting in people with anterior knee pain, Clinical Biomechanics, 2012 27(2): 202-208.
  6. Mills K, Hunt MA, Ferber R. Biomechanical deviations during level walking associated with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arthritis Care and Research, 2013 65(10): 1643-1665.
  7. Mills K, Hettinga B, Pohl MB, Ferber R. Between-limb kinematic asymmetry during gait in unilateral and bilateral mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013 94(11): 2241-2247.
  8. Mills K, Hunt MA, Leigh R, Ferber R. A systematic review and meta-analysis of lower limb neuromuscular alterations associated with knee osteoarthritis during level walking. Clinical Biomechanics, 2013 28(7): 713-724.
  9. Mills K, Naylor JM, Eyles JP, Roos EM, Hunter DJ. Examining the minimal important difference of patient reported outcomes for individuals with knee osteoarthritis: a model using the knee injury and osteoarthritis outcome score. 2015. Journal of Rheumatology, (Accepted).
  10.  Eyles JP, Mills K, Lucas BR, Williams MJ, Makovey J, Teoh L, Hunter DJ. Can we predict worsening following an OA management program? Arthritis Care and Research (Accepted 2015).

Under Review

  1. Naylor JM, Mills K, Buhagiar M, Fortunato R, Wright R. Exploring patient important improvement thresholds for the six minute walk test in a knee arthroplasty cohort. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.
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