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

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

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 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

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).

Engagement and Collaboration

Engagement in past and current research projects is ongoing between the national governing bodies of sport including the GAA and FAI and IT Carlow, this collaboration is essential in optimising the research impact and narrowing the research to practice gap.  Collaboration and strong relationships also are in existence with medical ocular technology multinational TOPCON as we develop the current research initiative in exploring potential biomarkers for the identification of concussion.