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Dr Oren Tirosh

Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics
Human Movement, Deakin University, Australia; Rehabilitation Therapy, Queens University, Canada; Physical Education, Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wingate Institute, Israel

Biography

Dr Oren Tirosh is an esteemed biomechanist, with extensive clinical and research experience in integrated human biomechanics. Oren specialises in movement analysis, wearable sensor technology, 3-dimensional (3D) gait, clinical gait analysis, gait variability and performance, and injury prevention. 20 years of posture and gait research with practical experience in clinical gait analysis working in the gait laboratory at the Royal Children's Hospital and in the biomechanics laboratory at Motion.3D Pty Ltd engaging with athletes such as F1 driver Mark Webber, Australian high jumper and 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Eleanor Patterson, and Australian leading female marathon runner Sinead Diver. His expertise in developing telehealth web applications are internationally recognised from his Gaitabase web application for gait analysis and the PROMsBase web platform for patient reporting outcome measures analysis in orthopaedics.




Research interests

Biomedical science; Health Technology Assessment; Sport Science

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Biomechanics and Sensor Technology in walking and running: The project will involve innovative devices and procedures to improve walking and running, and to reduce the risk for injuries. It will also look at improving the analysis and interpretation of movement performance in sport.

Clinical Tele-Assessment in Orthopaedics: The ability to perform clinical tele-assessment to assess postural and functional control is a major fundamental gap in existing telemedicine model. To address the gap, we developed a novel tele-assessment platform using patient mobile device and web application interface. The project will address this in joint replacement patients.

Gait analysis and muscle strength after orthopaedic procedures: The laboratory gait evaluation included simultaneous recording of body kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activation patterns in patients walking unassisted at their natural cadence. Exploring the affect of orthopaedic procedures using 3D gait analyis and gait related functional activities.

Quadriceps tendon compared to hamstring tendon graft outcomes following ACL reconstruction: The PhD project aims to bridge the gap in the literature and objectively evaluate the impact of different surgical graft approaches for ACL reconstruction on functional and strength outcome measures that translate to meaningful procedure selection for surgeons, allied health, and patients in the community.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Gait analysis and muscle strength after orthopaedic procedures: The laboratory gait evaluation included simultaneous recording of body kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activation patterns in patients walking unassisted at their natural cadence.Exploring the affect of orthopaedic procedures using 3D gait analyis and gait related functional activities.

Graft choice in ACL reconstruction: A central part of this project is to collect large descriptive morphology and musculoskeletal strength data from non-injured and pre and post ACL injury individuals and to develop machine learning algorithm to identify markers that will assist in evidence based selection of the type of graft.

Inertial sensor technology to reduce ground impact during running: Tibial stress fractures are common injuries in runners. Runners with tibial stress fractures showed tibial peak positive acceleration (PPA) almost twice as large as healthy controls. Visual and Audio biofeedback of tibial PPA during running can be used as a method of gait retraining to reduce PPAs. This project will investigate this.

Fields of Research

  • Biomechanics - 110601
  • Rehabilitation And Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy) - 110321
  • Orthopaedics - 110314

Teaching areas

Sport Science

Publications

Also published as: Tirosh, Oren; Tirosh, O.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: MORI: Foot and Ankle Database *; Melbourne Orthopaedic Research Institute
  • 2019: Development of a web-based repository system for normative and pathology isokinetic muscle strength *; Lifecare Prahran Market Pilates
  • 2019: Surgical outcomes of different total hip arthroplasty techniques *; Medacta Australia Pty Ltd
  • 2019: Test the reliability and validity of the new VDMA Index *; Universit├Ąts-Kinderspital beider Basel
  • 2019: Virtual Reality fidelity and its relationship to presence through gait analysis *; Tel Aviv University - Swinburne Research Collaboration Awards

* Chief Investigator