Mrs Ishanka Madhurangani Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage

Mrs Ishanka Madhurangani Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage

Research student

Career Summary

Biography

Ishanka Weerasekara is a PhD candidate in Physiotherapy, and a part time research assistant at the University of Newcastle and she worked there as a casual academic and also as a casual research assistant. She is affiliated with the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences of University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka as a Lecturer and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the same faculty. Further, she obtained her degree in M.Phil. from Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya. She also possesses a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics, received from University of Peradeniya. 


Keywords

  • Ankle disabilities and rehabilitation
  • Ankle mobilisation
  • Exercises

Languages

  • Sinhalese (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110317 Physiotherapy 100

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2017 - 31/12/2017 Sessional Academic Staff Member (Casual) The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
15/02/2018 - 3/12/2018 Research Assistant (Part time) NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY
Australia
1/08/2016 - 31/12/2016 Casual Research Assistant The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences
Australia
12/12/2012 -  Lecturer University of Peradeniya
Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Sri Lanka

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2016 - 30/09/2016 Casual Academic (PBL) The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Australia
1/04/2016 - 31/12/2016 Casual Academic (Marker) The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences
Australia
1/02/2016 - 30/04/2016 Casual Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Anatomy The University of Newcastle- School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia
1/09/2011 - 12/12/2012 Temporary Lecturer University of Peradeniya
Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Sri Lanka
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage I, Home Exercise Guide for Ankle Sprain, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany (2015)

Journal article (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Mackie P, Weerasekara I, Crowfoot G, Janssen H, Holliday E, Dunstan D, English C, 'What is the effect of interrupting prolonged sitting with frequent bouts of physical activity or standing on first or recurrent stroke risk factors? A scoping review', PLoS ONE, 14 1-24 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0217981
Co-authors Liz Holliday, Coralie English
2019 Weerasekara I, Tennakoon SUB, Suraweera HJ, 'Pain Level, Range of Motion, and Foot Volume Do Not Differ in Recurrent and First-Time Ankle Sprains', Foot and Ankle Specialist, (2019)

© 2019 The Author(s). Objective. This study aims to describe the clinical features in terms of pain perception, ankle range of motion, and foot volume in participants with recurre... [more]

© 2019 The Author(s). Objective. This study aims to describe the clinical features in terms of pain perception, ankle range of motion, and foot volume in participants with recurrent ankle sprains compared with first-time sprains. Methods. Individuals with grade I and II ankle sprains were referred to physiotherapy care for further rehabilitation by their general practitioner. Primary outcome measures were range of movement, pain, and foot volume. Recurrences were described according to engagement in sport. Results. A total of 115 participants were recruited (age = 22.2 ± 6.9 years; female, 84). Neither pain level (P =.822), nor range of motion (dorsiflexion P =.452; plantar flexion P =.436; inversion P =.383; eversion P =.657), nor foot volume (P =.654) were significantly different between the groups: individuals with first-time sprain or with recurrences. Conclusion. Pain and high existence of other lower-limb injuries were reported disregarding the presence of a recurrence. Clinically, it is difficult to differentiate recurrent sprain from a first-time ankle sprain by means of foot volume, range of movement, or pain intensity.

DOI 10.1177/1938640019843331
2019 Weerasekara I, Osmotherly PG, Snodgrass SJ, Tessier J, Rivett DA, 'Effects of mobilisation with movement (MWM) on anatomical and clinical characteristics of chronic ankle instability: a randomised controlled trial protocol', BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS, 20 (2019)
DOI 10.1186/s12891-019-2447-x
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass, John Tessier, Peter Osmotherly, Darren Rivett
2018 Weerasekara I, Osmotherly P, Snodgrass S, Marquez J, de Zoete R, Rivett DA, 'Clinical Benefits of Joint Mobilization on Ankle Sprains: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99 1395-1412.e5 (2018) [C1]

© 2017 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Objective: To assess the clinical benefits of joint mobilization for ankle sprains. Data Sources: MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process, ... [more]

© 2017 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Objective: To assess the clinical benefits of joint mobilization for ankle sprains. Data Sources: MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process, Embase, AMED, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, PEDro, Scopus, SPORTDiscus, and Dissertations and Theses were searched from inception to June 2017. Study Selection: Studies investigating humans with grade I or II lateral or medial sprains of the ankle in any pathologic state from acute to chronic, who had been treated with joint mobilization were considered for inclusion. Any conservative intervention was considered as a comparator. Commonly reported clinical outcomes were considered such as ankle range of movement, pain, and function. After screening of 1530 abstracts, 56 studies were selected for full-text screening, and 23 were eligible for inclusion. Eleven studies on chronic sprains reported sufficient data for meta-analysis. Data Extraction: Data were extracted using the participants, interventions, comparison, outcomes, and study design approach. Clinically relevant outcomes (dorsiflexion range, proprioception, balance, function, pain threshold, pain intensity) were assessed at immediate, short-term, and long-term follow-up points. Data Synthesis: Methodological quality was assessed independently by 2 reviewers, and most studies were found to be of moderate quality, with no studies rated as poor. Meta-analysis revealed significant immediate benefits of joint mobilization compared with comparators on improving posteromedial dynamic balance (P=.0004), but not for improving dorsiflexion range (P=.16), static balance (P=.96), or pain intensity (P=.45). Joint mobilization was beneficial in the short-term for improving weight-bearing dorsiflexion range (P=.003) compared with a control. Conclusions: Joint mobilization appears to be beneficial for improving dynamic balance immediately after application, and dorsiflexion range in the short-term. Long-term benefits have not been adequately investigated.

DOI 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.07.019
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly, Suzanne Snodgrass, Jodie Marquez, Darren Rivett
2018 Marquez J, Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage I, Chambers L, 'Hippotherapy in adults with acquired brain injury: A systematic review.', Physiotherapy theory and practice, 1-12 (2018)
DOI 10.1080/09593985.2018.1494233
Co-authors Jodie Marquez
2018 Hunter D, Rivett D, Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage I, McKiernan S, Snodgrass S, 'Is the inclinometer a valid measure of thoracic kyphosis? A cross-sectional study', Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 22 310-317 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.02.005
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Suzanne Snodgrass, Sharmaine Mckiernan
2017 Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage I, Hiller C, 'Chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in Sri Lanka', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18 (2017)
DOI 10.1186/s12891-017-1580-7
Citations Scopus - 1
2016 RAJAPAKSHA MUDIYANSELAGE I, Tennakoon SUB, Suraweera HJ, 'Contrast Therapy and Heat Therapy in Subacute Stage of Grade I and II Lateral Ankle Sprains', Foot & Ankle Specialist, 9 307-323 (2016)
DOI 10.1177/1938640016640885
2016 Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage I, Banneheka BMHSK, Sivananthawerl T, Fahim ACM, 'Awareness among School Athletes about The Handling and Transferring Techniques of a Suspected Spinal Cord Injured Athlete', International Journal of Neurorehabilitation, 3 (2016)
DOI 10.4172/2376-0281.1000217
2015 Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage I, Tennakoon SUB, Suraweera HJ, 'Effect of a self - managed exercise protocol for subjects with ankle sprain', The Foot and Ankle Online Journal, 8 8-8 (2015)
DOI 10.3827/faoj.2015.0801.0008
2014 Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage I, Wadugodapitiya S, Liyanage E, Dissanayaka D, Liyanage I, Kodikara D, Banneheka S, 'Influence of English on academic performance of physiotherapy students', International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, 1 169-172 (2014)
2013 Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage I, Banneheka S, 'Awareness about Spinal Cord Injuries among School Athletes of Kandy Educational Zone, Sri Lanka', International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 3 (2013)
2013 Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage I, 'The Prevalence of Hamstring Tightness among the Male Athletes of University of Peradeniya in 2010, Sri Lanka', International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 01 (2013)
DOI 10.4172/2329-9096.1000108
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Conference (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage IM, Osmotherly P, Snodgrass S, Tessier J, Rivett D, 'Fibular position in chronic ankle instability (CAI) and the reliability of weight bearing radiographic measurements of fibular position.', (ACCEPTED), Geneva, Switzerland (2019)
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Peter Osmotherly, Suzanne Snodgrass
2018 Hunter D, Snodgrass SNJ, weerasekara I, Rivett DA, McKiernan ST, 'Thoracic Kyphosis: The Modified Cobb Angle and Inclinometer Measurement.', Canberra (2018)
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Suzanne Snodgrass, Sharmaine Mckiernan
2017 Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage I, Marsden D, English C, Kramer S, Callister R, Bernhardt J, et al., 'Building a Compendium of Energy Expenditure Rates during Physical Activities in People After Stroke: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.', International Journal of Stroke 12(3_suppl):51-2, Queenstown, New Zealand (2017)
DOI 10.1177/1747493017720548
Co-authors Robin Callister, Coralie English, Neil Spratt
2017 Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage I, Hiller C, 'O3 Chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in Sri Lanka', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE 51(Suppl 1) A1-A2, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US (2017)
2017 Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage I, Osmotherly PG, Snodgrass S, Marquez J, de Zoete R, Rivett DA, 'A systematic review and meta analysis of the clinical benefits of passive joint mobilisation on ankle sprains.', Momentum 2017. Proceedings of Australian Physiotherapy Association Biennial Conference, Sydney (2017)
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly, Darren Rivett, Suzanne Snodgrass, Jodie Marquez
2016 Weerasekara I, Osmotherly P, Snodgrass S, de Zoete R, Rivett D, 'Clinical Benefits of Passive Joint Mobilisation on Ankle Sprains', Melbourne (2016)
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly, Darren Rivett, Suzanne Snodgrass
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