Position

Associate Professor
Rehabilitation and Aged Care

Biography

Dr James McLoughlin

James is an experienced Neurological Physiotherapist with degrees in both Physiotherapy (UniSA) and Clinical Neuroscience (University College London). James also completed a PhD in 2015 at the University of New South Wales. James has gained extensive clinical experience in both neurological and vestibular rehabilitation including as Clinical Specialist in Neurology at St Georges Hospital, London in 2003-2005.

James has been involved in research into Vestibular Control of Balance at the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, Queen Sqaure, London. James currently conducts research into Gait & Balance in different clinical populations, with a strong collaboration of research with Neuroscience Research Australia, Flinders University and the Repatriation General Hospital.

James has worked as a lecturer in the Department of Rehab, Aged and Extended care at Flinders University since 2006 and is now Senior Lecturer, and co-coordinator of Neurological Physiotherapy and Neurological Occupational Therapy Masters programs. In addition James is director of a large neurological and vestibular rehabilitation practice in Adelaide, neurophysiotherapy.com.au

James is passionate about providing relevant neuroscientific and clinical education for health professionals, patients and carers. James has conducted over 25 professional development courses since 2009 and has been an invited speaker at 13 different local, national and international clinical and research conferences.

Qualifications

Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
Masters of Clinical Neuroscience (Distinction)
PhD

Topic Coordinator:

  • REHB8026  Early Rehabilitation Following Stroke
  • REHB8027  Rehabilitation of Degenerative Neurological Disorders
  • REHB8033  Stroke Rehabilitation
  • REHB8040  Clinical Neuroscience & Motor Control
  • REHB8041  Advanced Practice in Neurological Physiotherapy

Topic Lecturer:

  • REHB8014  Using Virtual Reality and Related Technologies in Neuro-rehabilitation

Research interests

  • Balance and Falls Risk in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Gait in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Fatigue & Motor Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Balance and Postural Control in Stroke
  • Vestibular Control of Balance
  • Visual Dependence and Balance
  • Sensori-Motor Control and Re-Learning
  • Upper limb Recovery following Stroke

Supervisory interests

  • Human motor control
  • Motor re-learning
  • Movement analysis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Stroke
  • Vestibular rehabilitation

Publications

  • McLoughlin, J.V. (2016). Gait and Multiple Sclerosis. In B.Muller, S.I.Wolf, G.-P.Brueggemann, Z.Deng, A.McIntosh, F.Miller, & W.S.Selbie, ed. Handbook of Human Motion. New York, USA: Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-13.
    [10.1007/978-3-319-30808-1_65-1]
  • McLoughlin, J.V., Barr, C.J., Crotty, M., Patritti, B., Sturnieks, D. and Lord, S. (2015). Measuring and minimizing walking-induced fatigue in people with Multiple Sclerosis. In International Society of Posture & Gait Research Conference. SevilleInternational Society of Posture & Gait Research Conference. Seville. Jul 2015.
  • McLoughlin, J.V., Barr, C.J., Patritti, B., Crotty, M., Lord, S. and Sturnieks, D. (2015). Therapeutic targets to manage mobility and fatigue in people with Multiple Sclerosis. In The Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association Congress. The Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association Congress. Adelaide. Sep 2015.
  • McLoughlin, J.V., Barr, C.J., Patritti, B., Crotty, M., Lord, S. and Sturnieks, D. (2015). Therapeutic targets to manage mobility and fatigue in people with Multiple Sclerosis. In The Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association Congress. The Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association Congress. Sep 2015.
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Crotty, M., Sturnieks, D. and Lord, S. (2014). Identifying walking induces motor fatigue in people with Multiple Sclerosis. In Identifying walking induces motor fatigue in people with Multiple Sclerosis. ANS Sensorimotor Satellite Meeting. Adelaide, South Australia. Feb 2014.
  • van den Berg, M., Patritti, B., Barr, C., McLoughlin, J. and Crotty, M. (2013). Life's a Beach! Benefits of walking on sand on gait kinematics in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. In ISPGR Congress 2013; Poster Abstracts. International Society of Posture & Gait Research Conference. Akita, Japan. Jun 2013.
  • McLoughlin, J.V., Barr, C.J., Patritti, B., Crotty, M., Lord, S. and Sturnieks, D. (2013). Identifying and minimising the effects of fatigue on mobility in people with Multiple Sclerosis. In 41st Annual Tow Awards - Winner of Research Prize NSW. 41st Annual Tow Awards. Sydney, Australia. Nov 2013.
  • McLoughlin, J.V., Barr, C., van den Berg, M., Sturnieks, D., Crotty, M. and Lord, S. (2013). Dizziness and visual field dependence in older fallers - associations with anxiety, depression and postural sway. In Dizziness and visual field dependence in older fallers - associations with anxiety, depression and postural sway. 23rd Annual Meeting Clinical and Scientific Neuro-Otology Society of Australia. Melbourne, Australia. Oct 2013.
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., van den Berg, M., Sturnieks, D. and Lord, S. (2013). Visual Dependence in Elderly Fallers. 23rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting of the Neuro-Otology Society of Australia (NOTSA) Melbourne, Australia. Oct 2013.
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Sturnieks, D., Crotty, M. and Lord, S. (2013). Investigating the relationship between fatigue, balance and walking in people with Multiple Sclerosis. In ISPGR Congress 2013; Poster Session 3. International Society of Posture & Gait Research Conference. Akita, Japan. Jun 2013.
  • Barr, C., McLoughlin, J., Patritti, B. and Crotty, M. (2013). The effect of functional electrical stimulation on mobility, lower limb strength, and balance measures in multiple sclerosis. 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Sydney, Australia. Sep 2013.
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Patritti, B., Crotty, M., Sturnieks, D. and Lord, S. (2013). Comprehensive Gait Analysis in moderately disabled people with Multiple Sclerosis. In New Moves. Australian Physiotherapy Conference 2013. Melbourne, Australia. Oct 2013.
  • Barr, C., McLoughlin, J., Sturnieks, D., Lord, S. and Crotty, M. (2012). Older fallers with self reported dizziness have high levels of anxiety and depression and adopt a stiffening strategy when exposed to optokinetic stimuli. South Australian Defence and Veteran Health Research Paper Day. Adelaide, Australia. Aug 2012.
  • Barr, C., McLoughlin, J., Sturnieks, D., Lord, S. and Crotty, M. (2012). The effect of walking induced fatigue on reaction time and choice stepping reaction time in people with multiple sclerosis. 5th Australasian Falls Prevention Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Oct 2012.
  • Bradnam, L. and McLoughlin, J. (2012). Plastic Plans for Spastic Hands. In Invited Presentation at the Spasticity Management Workshop, Australian Hand Therapists Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Sturneiks, D., Lord, S. and Crotty, M. (2012). The effect of wearing a dynamic ankle orthosis on fatigue and postural sway following the six-minute walk test: a randomised crossover trial. 5th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference. Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia. Oct 2012.
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Sturnieks, D., Lord, S. and Crotty, M. (2012). Effects of wearing an ankle orthosis while walking on fatigue and postural sway in people with Multiple Sclerosis: a randomised crossover trial. In Symposia, Oral and Posters Sessions, Authors, Titles, Affiliations & Abstracts of the 1st Joint World Congress of ISPGR. 1st Joint World Congress of ISPGR (International Society for Posture and Gait Research) Trondheim, Norway. Jun 2012, pp. 23-23.
  • Barr, C., McLoughlin, J., Patritti, B. and Crotty, M. (2012). Functional Electrical Stimulation for foot drop in Multiple Sclerosis. APA. Adelaide, Australia. Jul 2012.
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Sturnieks, D., Lord, S. and Crotty, M. (2012). The effect of visual dependence and dizziness on postural sway in elderly fallers. In Abstracts of the 1st Joint World Conference of ISPGR. International Society for Posture and Gait Research. 1st Joint World Congress of ISPGR; from Bench to Bedside. Trondheim, Norway. Jun 2012, pp. 390-391.
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Sturnieks, D., Lord, S. and Crotty, M. (2012). Space and motion discomfort and postural sway in elderly fallers. 5th Australasian Falls Prevention Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Oct 2012.
  • McLoughlin, J., Patritti, B., Barr, C., Sturnieks, D., Lord, S. and Crotty, M. (2011). Effect of fatigue on gait variability in people with multiple sclerosis. In International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) 2011 Congress XXIII. International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) 2011 Congress XXIII. Brussels, Begium. Jul 2011.
  • Andraweera, N., Barr, C., McLoughlin, J., Cavanett, S., Perera, C., Lord, S., et al. (2010). Falls risk, visually induced postural sway, weight distribution and gait asymmetry in unilateral lower limb amputees. The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 2010 Congress. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Barr, C., McLoughlin, J., Patritti, B., Lord, S. and Crotty, M. (2010). Effect of passive and active orthosis and training effect of active orthosis in multiple sclerosis: A case study. The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) congress. Melbourne, Australia. Aug 2010.
  • van den Berg, M.E., Barr, C.J., McLoughlin, J.V. and Crotty, M. (2017). Effect of walking on sand on gait kinematics in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 16 pp. 15-21.
    [10.1016/j.msard.2017.05.008] [Scopus]
  • Tilley, E., McLoughlin, J.V., Koblar, S., Doeltgen, S.H., Stern, C., White, S., et al. (2016). Effectiveness of allied health therapy in the symptomatic management of progressive supranuclear palsy: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(6) pp. 148-195.
    [10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-2002352]
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Patritti, B., Crotty, M., Lord, S. and Sturnieks, D. (2016). Fatigue induced changes to kinematic and kinetic gait parameters following six minutes of walking in people with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(6) pp. 538-543.
    [10.3109/09638288.2015.1047969] [Scopus]
  • Barr, C.J., Patritti, B., Bowes, R., Crotty, M. and McLoughlin, J.V. (2016). Orthotic and therapeutic effect of functional electrical stimulation on fatigue induced gait patterns in people with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 15(52) pp. 1-13.
    [10.3109/17483107.2015.1136702] [Scopus]
  • Barr, C.J., McLoughlin, J.V., van den Berg, M.E., Sturnieks, D.L., Crotty, M. and Lord, S.R. (2016). Visual field dependence is associated with reduced postural sway, dizziness and falls in older people attending a falls clinic. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, pp. 1-5.
    [10.1007/s12603-015-0681-y]
  • McLoughlin, J., Lord, S., Barr, C., Crotty, M. and Sturnieks, D. (2015). Dorsiflexion assist orthosis reduces the physiological cost and mitigates deterioration in strength and balance associated with walking in people with Multiple Sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(2) pp. 226-232.
    [10.1016/j.apmr.2014.09.005] [Scopus]
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Crotty, M., Lord, S. and Sturnieks, D. (2015). Association of postural sway with disability status and cerebellar dysfunction in people with multiple sclerosis: A preliminary study. International Journal of MS Care, 17(3) pp. 146-151.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Tilley, E., White, S., Peters, M., Koblar, S. and McLoughlin, J. (2014). The effectiveness of allied health therapy in the symptomatic management of progressive supranuclear palsy: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(7) pp. 119-137.
    [10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1633] [Scopus]
  • Barr, C.J., McLoughlin, J.V., Lord, S.R., Crotty, M. and Sturnieks, D. (2014). Walking for six minutes increases both simple reaction time and stepping reaction time in moderately disabled people with Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 3(4) pp. 457-462.
    [10.1016/j.msard.2014.01.002] [Scopus]
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Crotty, M., Sturnieks, D. and Lord, S. (2014). Six minutes of walking leads to reduced lower limb strength and increased postural sway in people with Multiple Sclerosis. Neurorehabilitation, 35(3) pp. 503-508.
    [10.3233/NRE-141143] [Scopus]
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Sturnieks, D., Lord, S. and Crotty, M. (2013). Older fallers with self-reported dizziness have high levels of anxiety and depression and adopt a stiffening strategy when exposed to optokinetic stimuli. Journal of Aging Research & Clinical Practice, 2(1) pp. 148-151.
    [Web Link]
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Sturnieks, D., Lord, S. and Crotty, M. (2012). Effect of wearing a dorsiflexion assist orthosis on mobility, perceived fatigue and exertion during the six-minute walk test in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomised cross-over protocol. BMC Neurology, 12(27)
    [10.1186/1471-2377-12-27] [Scopus]
  • van den Berg, M.E., Barr, C.J., McLoughlin, J.V. and Crotty, M. (2017). Effect of walking on sand on gait kinematics in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 16 pp. 15-21.
    [10.1016/j.msard.2017.05.008] [Scopus]
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Patritti, B., Crotty, M., Lord, S. and Sturnieks, D. (2016). Fatigue induced changes to kinematic and kinetic gait parameters following six minutes of walking in people with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(6) pp. 538-543.
    [10.3109/09638288.2015.1047969] [Scopus]
  • Barr, C.J., Patritti, B., Bowes, R., Crotty, M. and McLoughlin, J.V. (2016). Orthotic and therapeutic effect of functional electrical stimulation on fatigue induced gait patterns in people with multiple sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 15(52) pp. 1-13.
    [10.3109/17483107.2015.1136702] [Scopus]
  • Barr, C.J., McLoughlin, J.V., van den Berg, M.E., Sturnieks, D.L., Crotty, M. and Lord, S.R. (2016). Visual field dependence is associated with reduced postural sway, dizziness and falls in older people attending a falls clinic. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, pp. 1-5.
    [10.1007/s12603-015-0681-y]
  • Tilley, E., McLoughlin, J.V., Koblar, S., Doeltgen, S.H., Stern, C., White, S., et al. (2016). Effectiveness of allied health therapy in the symptomatic management of progressive supranuclear palsy: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(6) pp. 148-195.
    [10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-2002352]
  • McLoughlin, J., Lord, S., Barr, C., Crotty, M. and Sturnieks, D. (2015). Dorsiflexion assist orthosis reduces the physiological cost and mitigates deterioration in strength and balance associated with walking in people with Multiple Sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(2) pp. 226-232.
    [10.1016/j.apmr.2014.09.005] [Scopus]
  • McLoughlin, J., Barr, C., Crotty, M., Lord, S. and Sturnieks, D. (2015). Association of postural sway with disability status and cerebellar dysfunction in people with multiple sclerosis: A preliminary study. International Journal of MS Care, 17(3) pp. 146-151.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Barr, C.J., McLoughlin, J.V., Lord, S.R., Crotty, M. and Sturnieks, D. (2014). Walking for six minutes increases both simple reaction time and stepping reaction time in moderately disabled people with Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 3(4) pp. 457-462.
    [10.1016/j.msard.2014.01.002] [Scopus]
  • Tilley, E., White, S., Peters, M., Koblar, S. and McLoughlin, J. (2014). The effectiveness of allied health therapy in the symptomatic management of progressive supranuclear palsy: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(7) pp. 119-137.
    [10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1633] [Scopus]
  • McLoughlin, J.V. (2016). Gait and Multiple Sclerosis. In B.Muller, S.I.Wolf, G.-P.Brueggemann, Z.Deng, A.McIntosh, F.Miller, & W.S.Selbie, ed. Handbook of Human Motion. New York, USA: Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-13.
    [10.1007/978-3-319-30808-1_65-1]

Professional and community engagement

Director JMNP Pty Ltd
'James McLoughlin NeuroPhysiotherapy', neurophysiotherapy.com.au


Member of South Australian Brach Council, Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Committee member of  SA Statewide Rehabilitation Research Network

Member of the Complex and Progressive Neurological Conditions workgroup

Member of the Statewide Stroke Clinical Network

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke

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