Journal papers, 2005 to 2016

Malone A, Kiernan D, French H, Saunders V, O’Brien T. Obstacle Crossing During Gait in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Cross-Sectional Study With Kinematic Analysis of Dynamic Balance and Trunk Control. Physical Therapy. 2016 Feb 18 [Epub ahead of print]

Kiernan D , Hosking J, O Brien T. Is adult gait less susceptible than paediatric gait to hip joint centre regression equation error? Gait & Posture. 2016 March; 45:133-136.

Fitzgerald D, Hickey C, Delahunt E, Walsh M, OʼBrien T.  Six-Minute Walk Test in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy and Children Developing Typically. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2016 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]

O’Sullivan R, Kiernan D, Malone A, editors. Run kinematics with and without a jogging stroller. Gait & Posture. 2016 Jan;43:220-4

O’Sullivan R, Kiernan D , Walsh M, O Brien T, Elhassan Y. Characterisation of the patellar tendon reflex in cerebral palsy children using motion analysis. Irish Journal of Medical Science. 2015. Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print]

O’Sullivan R, O Brien T. Idiopathic toe walking: a gait laboratory review. Irish Medical Journal. 2015;108(7).

Malone A, Meldrum D, Bolger C. Three-dimensional gait analysis outcomes at 1 year following decompressive surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Eur Spine J. 2015;24(1):48-56.

Malone A, Kiernan D, French H, Saunders V, O’Brien T. Do children with cerebral palsy change their gait when walking over uneven ground? Gait & posture. 2015;41(2):716-21.

Kiernan D, Malone A, O’Brien T, Simms CK. A quantitative comparison of two kinematic protocols for lumbar segment motion during gait. Gait & posture. 2015;41(2):699-705.

Kiernan D, Malone A, O’Brien T, Simms CK. The clinical impact of hip joint centre regression equation error on kinematics and kinetics during paediatric gait. Gait & posture. 2015;41(1):175-9.

French HP, Huang X, Cummiskey A, Meldrum D, Malone A. Normalisation method can affect gluteus medius electromyography results during weight bearing exercises in people with hip osteoarthritis (OA): a case control study. Gait & posture. 2015;41(2):470-5.

Ryan J, Walsh M, Gormley J. Ability of RT3 Accelerometer Cut Points to Detect Physical Activity Intensity in Ambulatory Children With Cerebral Palsy. Adapted physical activity quarterly : APAQ. 2014;31(4):310-24.

Malone A, Manto M, Hass C. Dissecting the links between cerebellum and dystonia. Cerebellum. 2014;13(6):666-8.

Kiernan D, Walsh M, O’Sullivan R, O’Brien T, Simms CK. The influence of estimated body segment parameters on predicted joint kinetics during diplegic cerebral palsy gait. Journal of biomechanics. 2014;47(1):284-8.

Kiernan D, Malone A, O’Brien T, Simms CK. A 3-dimensional rigid cluster thorax model for kinematic measurements during gait. Journal of biomechanics. 2014;47(6):1499-505.

Ali A, Walsh M, O’Brien T, Dimitrov BD. The importance of submalleolar deformity in determining leg length discrepancy. The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland. 2014;12(4):201-5.

Ryan JM, Walsh M, Gormley J. A comparison of three accelerometry-based devices for estimating energy expenditure in adults and children with cerebral palsy. Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation. 2014; 11:116.

O’Sullivan R, Kiernan D, Walsh M, O Brien T. The Difficulty Identifying Intoeing Gait in Cerebral Palsy. Irish Medical Journal. 2013;106(5).

Malone A, Meldrum D, Gleeson J, Bolger C. Electromyographic characteristics of gait impairment in cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Eur Spine J. 2013;22(11):2538-44.

Malone A, Kiernan D, O Brien T. Bilateral sleeve fractures of the patella in a 12-year-old boy with hereditary spastic paraparesis and crouch gait. BMJ case reports. 2013.


Elhassan Y, Mahon J, Kiernan D, O’Brien T. A greenstick fracture of the patella: a unique fracture in CP crouch gait. BMJ Case Reports 2013;2013


Elhassan Y, Kiernan D, Lynch T, O’Brien T. Bilateral knee extensor disruption in severe crouch gait. BMJ Case Reports 2013;2013


Walsh M. Gait Analysis – A Paediatric Clinical Perspective. Physiotherapy Ireland 2011;32:24-32


Spirtos, M., O’Mahony, P., Malone, J., Interrater Reliability of the Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function for Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2011; 65, (4), p378 – 383


Quinn et al, ‘Psychometric Evaluation of Functional Walking Test for Children with Cerebral Palsy’ – Disability and Rehabilitation (January 2011), 33 (25-26) page 2397 -2403


O’Sullivan R, Walsh M, Kiernan D, O’Brien T. The knee kinematic pattern associated with disruption of the knee extensor mechanism in ambulant patients with diplegic cerebral palsy. Clinical Anatomy (New York, NY) 2010;23:586-92


Byrne et al, ‘Health status of caregivers of children with Cerebral Palsy’ Child: care, health and development (September 2010), 36 (5) pages 696-702


Burke NG, Walsh M, O’Brien T, Synnott K. Diagnostic gait pattern of a patient with longstanding left femoral nerve palsy: a case report. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hong Kong) 2010;18:382-4


Flavin R, Halpin T, O’Sullivan R, FitzPatrick D, Ivankovic A, Stephens M. A finite-element analysis study of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the hallux rigidus. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2008;90:1334-40


O’Sullivan R, Walsh M, Jenkinson A, O’Brien T. Factors associated with pelvic retraction during gait in cerebral palsy. Gait & Posture 2007;25:425-31


Newman CJ, Walsh M, O’Sullivan R, et al. The characteristics of gait in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease types I and II. Gait & Posture 2007;26:120-7


Newman CJ, Kennedy A, Walsh M, O’Brien T, Lynch B, Hensey O. A pilot study of delayed versus immediate serial casting after botulinum toxin injection for partially reducible spastic equinus. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 2007;27:882-5


Bennett D, Walsh M, O’Sullivan R, Gallagher J, O’Brien T, Newman CJ. Use of a dynamic foot pressure index to monitor the effects of treatment for equinus gait in children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 2007;27:288-94


Spirtos, M.; Glennane, R.; Cremin, K., The effects of Occupational Therapy services on fine motor skills and functional performance in early education, National Disability Authority; Evidence based practice in Early Intervention for children with disabilities aged 0-6 years, University College Dublin, 14th November 2007, 2007


O’Sullivan R, Walsh M, Hewart P, Jenkinson A, Ross LA, O’Brien T. Factors associated with internal hip rotation gait in patients with cerebral palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 2006;26:537-41