Dr Clare Lodge

BSc (Hons) MSc DPT

Lecturer and Co Director healthCORE

HealthCORE, Carlow Campus

e: lodgec@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175520

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5787-5153

 
  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

Since 2015 the focus of my research has been on Injury epidemiology and wellness monitoring in adolescent and collegiate sports participants.  Initial emphasis was on establishing baseline data in terms of injury incidence and risk, as part of this evaluation of existing therapeutic and injury prevention strategies was also explored.

A more recent focus on wellness monitoring and optimal strategies of wellness implementation has evolved and is ongoing.

A new collaboration in 2016 presented an opportunity for an additional sports related research project to monitor the prevalence of concussion across several sporting disciplines with current research exploring potential objective markers in identification of this injury.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Byrne, A., Lodge, C. and Wallace, J. (2020) 'Intra-rater test-retest reliability of hip abduction, internal and external rotation strength measurements in a healthy cohort using a handheld dynamometer and a portable stabilisation device – A pilot study', Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation, 100050.

Byrne, A., Lodge, C., and Wallace., J.  (2020). Clinician language and its effect on patient outcomes in myofascial trigger point dry needling trials - A systematic review. PROSPERO 2020 CRD42020167198 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42020167198

Kelly, S and Lodge C. (2018). The effects of the GAA 15 in reducing lower extremity injury rates in adolescent males participating in hurling Physiotherapy Practice and Research 39 (2018) 99–105

Lodge C, Tobin D, O’Rourke B, Thorborg K. (2019) RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF A NEW ECCENTRIC HAMSTRING STRENGTH MEASUREMENT DEVICE, Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arrct.2019.100034.


Lodge C (2018) Interpretation is key: a differential diagnostic approach to hip pain. Physical Therapy in Sport ( in review )

Schlingermann B., Lodge C., Rankin P and Gisanne C. (2017) The Effects of the GAA15 on Lower Extremity Injury Incidence and Neuromuscular Functional Outcomes in Collegiate Gaelic Games. Journal of Strength and Conditioning 56:3-15

Tobin D, Lodge C and O’Rourke B (2018) Reliability and validity of a new eccentric hamstringstrength measurement device (Hamstring Solo Elite) In press under review with International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training  (IJATT)

Conference Proceedings and Papers

The 12th Annual Scientific Conference: "Sports Injuries and Illness in Young People - A Complete Picture" Saturday 18th September at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) Poster: A Study to Explore Outcome Measure Utility for Postoperative Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Patients between peer professionals in the USA and Ireland

ECSS  - 24th - 27th June 2015, Malmö – Sweden Poster:  A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECT OF THE PREVENT INJURY, ENHANCE PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME ON LOWER EXTREMITY INJURY INCIDENCE AND NEUROMUSCULAR FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES IN GAELIC GAMES. Lodge, C., Schlingermann, B.

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) April 20th Dublin City University (DCU):

  • The Effects of the GAA15 on Lower Extremity Injury Incidence and Neuromuscular Functional Outcomes in Collegiate Gaelic Games. Schlingermann B and Lodge C.
  • A study to investigate wellbeing parameters of adolescent males participating in Gaelic Football and the associateion to injury. Miley P and Lodge C.
  • A Study to Evaluate the Effects of a Neuromuscular Injury Prevention Programme (GAA 15) in Adolescent Males. Kelly S and Lodge C.

Post Graduate Conference WIT April 2016

  • A Study to Evaluate the Effects of a Neuromuscular Injury Prevention Programme (GAA 15) in Adolescent Males Participating in Hurling. Kelly S, Lodge C
  •  A study to investigate wellbeing parameters of adolescent males participating in Gaelic Football and the association to injury. Miley P, Lodge C
  • Test Restest Reliability of the Hamstring solo Elite: A novel device for assessment and training of eccentric Hamstrings. Tobin D, Lodge C
  • The Effects of the GAA15 on Lower Extremity Injury Incidence and Neuromuscular Functional Outcomes in Collegiate Gaelic Games. Schlingerman B, Lodge C

Sports Kongress Copenhagen Feb 2017

  • The reliability and validity of an eccentric hamstring strength measurement device (The Hamstring Solo Elite). Tobin D and Lodge C

International Olympic Committee Injury and Illness in Sport. Monaco March 2017

  • A study to evaluate the effects of a neuromuscular injury prevention programme (GAA 15) in adolescent males participating in hurling. Kelly S and Lodge C

All Ireland Post graduate Conference in Health and Physical Activity April 2017 IT Carlow

  • A study to evaluate the effects of a neuromuscular injury prevention programme (GAA 15) in adolescent males participating in hurling. Kelly S and  Lodge C
  • Investigating the epidemiology and modifiable risk factors for injury in adolescent GAA. Miley P and Lodge C
  • The reliability and validity of an eccentric hamstring strength measurement device (The Hamstring Solo Elite). Tobin D and Lodge C
  • Intra-rater reliability of the ICare® Pro Rebound tonometer in a young active population as a potential future measurement tool in the diagnosis and monitoring of concussion.Hunt B and Lodge C

Carey M and Lodge C.  The effect of a prolonged high intensity intermittent running protocol on the standardised assessment of concussion scores.  ECSS (European College of Sports Science) 4-7th July 2018, Dublin Ireland.

O’Meara D and Lodge C.  The effect of a prolonged high intensity intermittent running protocol on balance performance as measured by the Modified Balance Error Scoring System (MBESS).  ECSS (European College of Sports Science) 4-7th July 2018, Dublin Ireland.

Lyons, F., O’Broin, D., and  Lodge C.  Reducing Athletes Injury Rates by Increasing Engagement through Gamification. ECGBL (European conference for game based learning), October 2018, Reading, UK.

Lyons, F., O’Broin, D., and Lodge C.  Increasing Engagement to Improve Wellness with Gamification. ECGBL (European conference for game based learning), October 2019, Reading, UK.

O'Dowd Hill D., Lodge C and Browne D.  An investigation into maturation at a contributing factor in the upper body strength of youth rugby players.    ECSS (European College of Sports Science) 28th October 2020.(Virtual)

O'Loughlin A., and Lodge C.  Can a physically active classroom-based wellness programme increase an adolescent’s daily physical activity participation and influence their personal subjective wellbeing? A prospective analytical cohort study to investigate and propose a mechanism to meet a societal need.

ICPAMH Paris 2020: International Conference on Physical Activity and Mental Health. 29-30th October 2020 (virtual)

Shaw R., Lodge C., Rodriguez Herrera A. Using a Mobile App to Increase Adherence to a Gluten-Free Diet in Adolescents with Coeliac Disease.  ICERI2020 Conference November 2020 (virtual)

Morris K., Lodge C., Rodriguez Herrera A.  USING A MOBILE APPLICATION TO INCREASE COMPLIANCE TO A GLUTEN-FREE DIET IN ADOLESCENTS WITH COELIAC DISEASE: A PRACTITIONER PERSPECTIVE. ICERI2020 Conference November 2020 (virtual)

Byrne, A., Lodge, C., and Wallace., J.  The Effects of Latent Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling in the Gluteus Medius of Multi-directional Jump-sport Athletes - A Randomised Placebo-controlled Trial. All Ireland Post graduate Conference in Health and Physical Activity, April 2019.

Hunt, B., Lodge, C and Kent, D.   Ocular Metrics in Concussion: An analytical prospective cohort study to establish normative ocular metrics and their correlation to existing concussion assessment tools in adolescent males and females participating in sport. Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) September 2017, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland.

Kelly S and Lodge C.   The relationship between training load and Injury rates in adolescent males participating in hurling during a 12-month calendar year. ACPSEM (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine) Optimal Loading in Sport Conference, October 2017, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Hunt, B.,  Lodge C. and Kent, D.   Intra-Rater Reliability of the iCARE Pro rebound Tonometer: A Potential Tool for Identification of Concussion.  European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (EFSMA) 16th-18th November 2017 Estoril, Portugal.

Kelly S and Lodge C.  A study to evaluate the effects of a neuromuscular injury prevention programme (GAA 15) in adolescent males participating in hurling. International Olympic Committee Injury and Illness in Sport Conference, March 2017 Monaco.

Hunt, B., Lodge C. and Kent, D.  Ocular Metrics in Concussion: An Analytical Prospective Cohort Study to Examine the Effects of Concussive injury on the Retina: The Normative Data.  14th Scandinavian Congress of Medicine & Science in Sport, February 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Research Supervision

Current Research Students

MSc Aileen O’Loughlin: Does increased physical activity increase adolescent wellbeing? A prospective analytical cohort study to investigate and propose a mechanism to meet a societal need.

MSc Diarmuid O’Dowd Hill: An investigation into the demands of schoolboy rugby and relative injury risk.

MSc Francis Lyons: Wellness application development using gamification to increase engagement.  (Joint Supervisor with gameCORE)

PhD Aaron Byrne: Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words might also hurt me - The language used around dry needling, and its effect on treatment outcomes.

PhD Shauna Jordan: Prevalence of Hip Impingement in the GAA.

PhD Joseph O’Brien: The efficacy of eccentric flywheel resistance training to enhance hamstring strength in field sport athletes.

MSc Francis Lyons :      Wellness application development using gamification to increase engagement.  Joint Supervisor with gameCORE

Past Research Students

MSc Joanne Mulrooney (2014): An International Comparative Study of Reconstructed Anterior Cruciate Ligament Outcome Measure Utility between Practitioners in Ireland and the U.S.A

MSc Brenagh Schlingermann (2016): The effects of the GAA 15 on lower extremity injury incidence and neuromuscular functional outcomes in collegiate gaelic games: a prospective 2 year study

MSc Sean Kelly (2017): A Study to Evaluate the Effects of a Neuromuscular Injury Prevention Programme (GAA15) in Adolescent Males participating in Hurling.

MSc Diarmuid Tobin (2017):  A study to esatblish the reliability and validity of a new eccentric hamstringstrength measurement device (Hamstring Solo Elite).

MSc Paul Miley: A prospective cohort study to Investigate the epidemiology and modifiable risk factors for injury in adolescent GAA. Principal Supervisor

MSc Ben Hunt: Ocular Metrics in Concussion: An analytical prospective cohort study to establish normative ocular metrics and their correlation to existing concussion assessment tools in adolescent males and females participating in sport.  Principal Supervisor

Engagement and Collaboration

Through past and current research initiatives strong collaborations exist between other Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) including University College Dublin and Waterford Institute of Technology as well as national sporting bodies including the GAA and IRFU.  Further collaboration negotiations are ongoing with charitable and not for profit organisations in the health sector all with the overarching aim of translating research to practice.