Mrs Sadiya Ravat - Sadiya.Ravat@wits.ac.za
Prof Benita Olivier - Benita.Olivier@wits.ac.za
Mr Siyabonga Kunene - Siyabonga.Kunene@wits.ac.za
Mrs Vaneshveri Naidoo - Vaneshveri.Naidoo@wits.ac.za
Dr Corlia Brandt - Corlia.Brandt@wits.ac.za
Mrs Monique Keller - firstname.lastname@example.org
This research niche area focuses on the musculoskeletal health and wellbeing of the population across the lifespan and on different levels of participation in society. It includes research in/ an integration of research in the fields of sports, motion analysis, orthopaedic conditions, pain, musculoskeletal therapy, and women's health. The focus is mainly on locally responsive and internationally competitive research in epidemiology, association and predictive factors of dysfunctions, refining of clinical assessment tools, efficacy of interventions (manual and behavioural therapy, as well as exercise), and translation of findings into clinical practice and education, in all of the stipulated areas.
The vision is therefore to synthesise evidence-based practice in each of the areas to improve musculoskeletal health, mainly in a South-African population, by identifying and effective management of the impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions, including the interactions with contextual factors.