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Biography

Lucy Thomas qualified as a physiotherapist in the UK. She completed a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney and a Masters of Medical Science from the University of Newcastle. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies at the University of Newcastle investigating craniocervical dissection and the safety of manual therapy in the cervical spine. Lucy is a lecturer in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle, works part time in private practice in Newcastle and has a particular interest in the treatment of neck pain, headache and dizziness. She has presented in the area of craniocervical arterial dissection at national and international conferences and has published in this area.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, 19/08/2013
  • Master of Medical Science, University of Newcastle, 04/10/2006

Research

Research keywords

  • cervical spine
  • craniocervical arterial dissection
  • dizziness
  • neck pain
  • pre-manipulative screening
  • vertebrobasilar insufficiency

Research expertise

Current research study includes:

Assessment of patients with craniocervical arterial dissection

Assessment of craniocervical arterial blood flow using magnetic resonance imaging

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110300Clinical Sciences65
110699Human Movement And Sports Science Not Elsewhere Classified35

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - NSW Branch Committee, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia
  • Member - Musculoskeletal physiotherapy Australia
  • Member - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (NSW Branch) committee

Awards

Research Award.

2012Thomas, L., Rivett, D. & Bolton, P. (2003). Changes in vertebral artery blood flow during neck rotat
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (Australia)
Best poster presentation 13th Biennial conference MPA

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • musculoskeletal physiotherapy
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Publications

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Journal article (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Thomas LC, Rivett DA, Parsons M, Levi C, 'Risk factors, radiological features, and infarct topography of craniocervical arterial dissection.', Int J Stroke, 9 1073-1082 (2014) [C1]
2013Thomas LC, Rivett DA, Bateman G, Stanwell P, Levi CR, 'Effect of Selected Manual Therapy Interventions for Mechanical Neck Pain on Vertebral and Internal Carotid Arterial Blood Flow and Cerebral Inflow', PHYSICAL THERAPY, 93 1563-1574 (2013) [C1]
2012Thomas L, Rivett DA, Attia JR, Levi CR, 'Risk factors and clinical presentation of craniocervical arterial dissection: A prospective study', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 13 1-6 (2012) [C3]
2011Thomas L, Rivett DA, Attia JR, Parsons MW, Levi CR, 'Risk factors and clinical features of craniocervical arterial dissection', Manual Therapy, 16 351-356 (2011) [C1]
2009Thomas L, Rivett DA, Bolton PS, 'Validity of the Doppler velocimeter in examination of vertebral artery blood flow and its use in pre-manipulative screening of the neck', Manual Therapy, 14 544-549 (2009) [C1]
2009Thomas L, Rivett DA, Bolton PS, 'Comments in response to letter to the editor', Manual Therapy, 14 E7-E8 (2009) [C3]
2009Thomas L, Rivett DA, Bolton PS, 'Comments in response to letter to the editor by Karl et al. Manual Therapy 2009;14(6):e17', Manual Therapy, 14 E18 (2009) [C3]
2008Thomas L, Rivett DA, Bolton PS, 'Pre-manipulative testing and the use of the velocimeter', Manual Therapy, 13 29-36 (2008) [C1]
2008Thomas L, Rivett DA, Bolton PS, 'Comments in response to letters to editor regarding article: Thomas LC, et al. Premanipulative testing and the velocimeter. Manual Therapy (2007)', Manual Therapy, 13 E5-E6 (2008) [C3]
2005Rivett DA, Thomas L, Bolton PS, 'Pre-manipulative testing: where do we go from here?', New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 33 78-84 (2005) [C1]
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Conference (14 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Thomas L, Rivett DA, Levi C, 'The effect of selected manual therapy interventions for mechanical neck pain on vertebral and internal carotid arterial blood flow and cerebral inflow', APA 2013 Conference Abstracts eBook, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (2013) [E3]
2013Thomas L, Rivett DA, Levi C, Stanwell P, Levi C, 'Recognition of patients presenting with or at risk of craniocervical arterial dissection: preliminary results of a prospective study', APA Conference 2013 Abstract E-Book, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (2013) [E3]
2012Thomas L, Rivett DA, Levi CR, 'The effect of selected manual therapy interventions for mechanical neck pain on vertebral and internal carotid arterial blood flow and total cerebral perfusion', Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Quebec City, Canada (2012) [E3]
2012Thomas L, Rivett DA, Levi CR, 'Risk factors and clinical features of craniocervical arterial dissection. Preliminary results of a prospective study', Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Quebec City, Canada (2012) [E3]
2012Thomas LH, Rivett DA, Parsons MW, Levi CR, 'Radiological features of craniocervical arterial dissection and topography of the resultant infarct: Relation with risk factors', International Journal of Stroke, Darling Harbour, Sydney (2012) [E3]
2011Thomas L, Rivett DA, Levi CR, 'Risk factors and clinical presentation of craniocervical arterial dissection: Preliminary results of a prospective study', APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, Brisbane (2011) [E3]
2011Thomas L, Rivett DA, Levi CR, 'Risk factors and clinical presentation of craniocervical arterial dissection. A prospective study: Preliminary results', Physiotherapy: Abstracts, World Physical Therapy 2011, Amsterdam (2011) [E3]
2009Thomas L, Rivett DA, Levi CR, 'Risk factors and clinical features associated with craniocervical arterial dissection', APA Conference Week Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Thomas L, Rivett DA, Levi CR, 'Factors affecting the safety of cervical manipulation', Manual Therapy, Edinburgh, UK (2009) [E3]
2008Thomas L, 'Validity of the Doppler velocimeter for pre-manipulative screening of vertebral artery blood flow', IFOMT 2008 Connecting Science to Quality of Life. Abstracts, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2008) [E3]
2008Thomas L, Levi C, Rivett DA, 'Risk factors and natural history of craniocervical arterial dissection. Interactive poster presented.', 9th International Conference of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT) Absracts CD., Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2008) [E3]
2008Thomas L, Bolton P, Rivett DA, 'Validity of the Doppler velocimeter for pre-manipulative screening of vertebral artery blood flow.', 9th International Conference of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT) Abstracts CD., Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2008)
2005Bolton PS, Thomas LC, Rivett DA, 'Validity and reliability of the doppler velocimeter for pre-manipulative screening of vertebral artery blood flow', Proceedings 14th Biennial Conference Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia. (2005) [E3]
2003Thomas L, Rivett DA, Bolton PS, 'Changes in Vertebral Artery Blood Flow During Neck Rotation', Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 13th Biennial Conference, Sydney, Australia (2003) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$28,055

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2014 (1 grants)

Seasonal variation in cervical arterial dissection$19,865
Funding Body: National Stroke Foundation

Project Team
Doctor Lucy Thomas, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor Darren Rivett
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,86520142014
GNo:G1301126

2012 (1 grants)

International Federation of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists 2012: Rendez-vous of Hands and Minds, Quebec City, Canada, 30 Sept - 5 Oct 2012$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Lucy Thomas
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122012
GNo:G1200583

2009 (1 grants)

Factors affecting the safety of cervical manipulation$4,990
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Lucy Thomas
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,99020092009
GNo:G0190274

2008 (1 grants)

IFOMT 2008 Connecting Science to Quality of Life$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Lucy Thomas
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0188951
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

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Dr Lucy Thomas

Work Phone(02) 4921 8680
Email
PositionConjoint Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPhysiotherapy
Office
HE24,
Hunter,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/lucy-thomas