Ginn, Karen

Ginn, Karen
Country
Australia
Bio
Karen is a Professor of Musculoskeletal Anatomy in the Discipline of Anatomy & Histology in the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. She teaches functional, applied anatomy to various health professional groups, conducts professional development courses related to the assessment & treatment of shoulder dysfunction nationally & internationally & is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in part time private practice. She is involved in research related to the assessment & treatment of shoulder dysfunction including: clinical trials investigating the efficacy of conservative and surgical treatment for shoulder dysfunction; electromyographic (EMG) studies investigating shoulder muscle activation patterns in normal subjects & patients with shoulder dysfunction; EMG studies evaluating shoulder exercises; studies evaluating the validity and reliability of components of the physical examination of the shoulder; experimental shoulder pain studies; investigations into shoulder stiffness and cortical changes associated with shoulder pain; & programs designed to prevent the development of shoulder pain in the elderly & various at risk professional groups. She has approximately 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals & is currently a member of the Board of the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists.