MAX ZUSMAN

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

 

Name: Max Zusman

DOB: 21 August 1934

Address: 2/1a Regent Street, Mount Lawley

Western Australia 6050

Phone 9271.3114 (H); 9266.3645 (W)

Marital Status: Married

Nationality: Australian

 

 

Qualifications: DipPhysio, BAppSc GradDipHthSc, MAppSc

 

 

Education:

1955 Diploma of Physiotherapy, Physiotherapists Registration Board of WA

1981 Bachelor of Applied Science (distinction), West Australian Institute of Technology

1984 Graduate Diploma Health Science (Neurology) (distinction), West Australian Institute of Technology 

1988 Master of Applied Science, Curtin University of Technology

 

Appointment:

2008 Adjunct Associate Professor, Curtin University

 

Professional Affiliations:

Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

Australian Neuroscience Society

Australian Pain Society

International Association for the Study of Pain

APA WA Branch Investigation Committee 1990-1998

Research Grants Review Panel, Physiotherapy Research Foundation

APA WA State Council 1960-66

APA Federal Council 1960-66

 

Manuscript review panel for the following journals:

Australian Journal of Physiotherapy

Manual Therapy

Employment History:

Physiotherapy: Clinical

1956: Royal Perth Hospital, Shenton Park Annex, Perth WA

1956 - 1958 Sir James Mitchell Spastic Centre, Perth WA

1958:  July-Dec Workman’s Compensation Board of Ontario, Toronto,  Canada

1959 - 1986 Full-time private practice, Perth WA.

1987 - 1988 Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Programme (SERP) BC Edwards & Associates, Perth WA

1988- 1998 Consultancy: Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Programme (BC  Edwards and Associates), Perth WA.

 

Physiotherapy: Education:

1988 - 2008 Lecturer, undergraduate and postgraduate programme, Curtin University of Technology, Schools of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Podiatry (Shenton Park/Bentley)

2002-2006  Human Movement (UWA)

1998- Manual Concepts (January, July)

Distance Education: Physiology of Pain 652 (annually)

 

1988 - 1996 Clinical supervision (neurology), Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; Bentley Hospital, WA

 

Research Supervision:

Masters Theses:

Nicole A Celliers (1995): Neural activation of tibialis anterior following ankle injury utilising twitch interpolation technique.

Toby M Hall (1996): Neuromeningeal involvement in the straight leg raise test.

Nick Marino (1996): An overview of the issues in post-operative pain with foot surgery and guidelines for management.

Anthony Gerard Schneiders (1997): Patient compliance to therapeutic exercise for acute low back pain.

Brigitte van der Heide (1998): Physiological responses to neural tissue testing in the upper limb. 

Martina Moog (1999): Vibration induced allodynia and cognitive function in chronic whiplash patients.

 

 

Honours Theses:

Karen Dare (1997): The development of the Dare Back Pain Beliefs Questionnaire and an analysis of its validity and reliability.

Todd Teakle (2004): The efficacy of the ATM2 as an exclusive treatment for symptoms of persistent low back pain: a single subject design evaluation of a new therapeutic exercise device. 

 

Major Publications:

Zusman M (1984): Spinal pain patients’ beliefs about pain and physiotherapy. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 30: 145-151.

Zusman M  (1985): Reappraisal of a proposed neurophysiological mechanism for the relief of joint pain with passive joint movements. Physiotherapy Practice 1: 64-70.

Zusman M (1986): Spinal manipulative therapy: review of some proposed mechanisms, and a new hypothesis. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 32: 89-99.

Zusman M (1986): The Absolute Visual Analogue Scale as a measure of pain intensity. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 32: 244-246.

Zusman M (1987): A theoretical basis for the short-term relief of some types of spinal pain with manipulative therapy. Manual Medicine 3: 54-56.

Zusman M (1988): Prolonged relief from articular soft tissue pain with passive joint movement. Manual Medicine 3: 100-103.

Zusman M, Edwards BC and Donaghy A (1989): Investigation of a proposed mechanism for the relief of spinal pain with passive joint movement. Manual Medicine 4: 58-61.

Zusman M (1992): Central nervous system contribution to mechanically produced motor and sensory responses. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 38: 245-255.

Edwards BC, Zusman M, Hardcastle P et al  (1992): A physical approach to the rehabilitation of patients disabled by chronic low back pain. Medical Journal of Australia 156: 167-172.

Zusman M (1994): The meaning of mechanically produced responses. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 40: 35-39.

Zusman M (1994): Manipulative physiotherapy and mechanical pain. Manipulative Physiotherapist 26: 22-28.

Zusman M (1994): What does manipulation do? The need for basic research. In: Boyling JD and Palastanga N (Eds): Grieve’s Modern Manual Therapy (2nd edn) Ch 47. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, pp. 651-659.

Zusman M (1995): The clinical variable of primary significance. In: Shacklock MO (Ed): Moving in on Pain. Sydney: Butterworth-Heinemann, 27-32.

Zusman M (1997): Instigators of activity intolerance. Manual Therapy 2: 75-86.

Zusman M (1998): Structure-oriented beliefs and disability due to back pain. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 44: 13-20.

Physiotherapy Pain Association Yearbook (1998): Topical Issues in Pain (ed) Gifford L chapter 15 (Structure-oriented beliefs and disability due to back pain) Falmouth: NOI Press pp.199-213. 

Zusman M (1998): Irritability. Manual Therapy 3(4): 195-202.

Hall T, Zusman M, Elvey R (1998): Adverse mechanical tension in the nervous system? Analysis of straight leg raise test. Manual Therapy 3(3): 140-146.

Schneiders AG, Zusman M, Singer KP (1998): Exercise compliance in acute low back patients. Manual Therapy 3(3): 147-152.

Singer KP, Edmondston SJ, Zusman M, Allison GT (1999): Manual Therapy in Australia. Journal of Japanese Physiotherapy Association 18: 22-27.

Van Der Heide, B. , Allison, G. , Zusman, M. (2001): Pain and muscular responses to a neural tissue provocation test in the upper limb, Manual Therapy 6 (3), 154-162.

Zusman M (2002): Forebrain-mediated sensitization of central pain pathways: ‘non-specific’ pain and a new image for MT. Manual Therapy 7(2): 80-88.

Moog M, Quintner J, Hall T, Zusman M (2002): The late whiplash syndrome: a psychophysical study. European Journal of Pain 6: 283-294.

Zusman M (2004): Mechanisms of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Physical Therapy Reviews 9: 39-49.

Zusman M (2005): Cognitive behavioural components of musculoskeletal physiotherapy: the role of control. Physical Therapy Reviews 10: 89-98.

Zusman M (2008): Associative memory for movement-evoked chronic back pain and its extinction with musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Physical Therapy Reviews 13(1): 57-68.

Zusman M (2008): Mechanisms of peripheral neuropathic pain: implications for musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Physical Therapy Reviews 13(5): 313-323.

Zusman M (2009): Pain science and mobilisation of painful compressive neuropathies. Physical Therapy Reviews 14(4): 285-289.

Zusman M (2009): Ubersicht uber Schmertzmechanismen: Implikationen fur Diagnose und physiotherapeutische Behandlung “problematischer” Schmertzpatienten. Manuelletherapie 13: 167-173

 

Recent Book Chapters:

Schmerzen ausgehend von den Strukturen des Bewegungssystems (Pain originating in the structures of the musculo-skeletal system), in van den Berg H (ed) Angewandte Physiologie, Band 4: Schmerztherapie, chapter 3.1, Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag, 2003, pp.149-157.

Physiotherapie, Manuelle Therapie (Physiotherapy, manual therapy), in van den Berg H (ed) Angewandte Physiologie, Band 4: Schmerztherapie, chapter 6.1, Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag, 2003, pp.269-291 (with M Moog).

Chapter Updates: April 2007

Wright A, Zusman M (2005) Neurophysiology of pain and pain modulation, in Boyling JD & Jull GA (eds) Grieve’s Modern Manual Therapy 3rd ed chapter 12, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, pp.155-171.

 

Major Conference Presentations:

Zusman M (1987): Neurophysiological effects of mechanical stimulation of normal and “arthritic” joints.  Proceedings of the Manipulative Physiotherapists Association of Australia Biennial Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, November 1987. pp 13-17.

Zusman M (1987): Peripheral mechanism of stimulus-induced pain relief. 3rd Annual Conference of ISSP, BYL Nair Hospital, Bombay, India, February 1987.

Zusman M (1987): Pain relief by mechanical activation of opioid peptides. 3rd Annual Conference of ISSP, Taj Intercontinental, Bombay, India, February 1987.

Zusman M (1992): A manual therapy directed, physically based programme for chronic low back pain. 5th International Congress, The Pain Clinic, Jerusalem, Israel, September 1992. p 14.

Zusman M (1993): How might the sympathetic nervous system produce clinical pain? Proceedings of the Manipulative Physiotherapists Association of Australia Biennial Conference, Perth, West Australia, November 1993. pp 122-128.

Zusman M (1995): Sympathetic responses to passive movement manoeuvres. Proceedings of the Manipulative Physiotherapists Association of Australia Biennial Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, November 1995. pp 168-175.

Zusman M (1997): Nociception maintaining post-healing ‘mechanical’ back pain. Bartram C (ed) Proceedings  of the Manipulative Physiotherapists Association of Australia Biennial Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, November 1997 pp.224-229.

 Zusman M (1997): Nociception with post-healing ‘mechanical’ back pain. 2nd National Congress The Singapore Physiotherapy Association, Singapore, July 1997. p 16.

Zusman M (1998): Pain mechanisms: influence on clinical management. Pain Management Symposium, PTCOC, HA, Caritas Medical Centre, Hong Kong, February 1998.

Zusman M (1998): ‘Pros and cons’ of physical treatments. Pain Management Symposium, PTCOC, HA, Caritas Medical Centre, Hong Kong, February 1998.

Zusman M (2000): Biochemical basis of back pain. Biennial Conference of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT), Perth, Western Australia November 2000.

Zusman M (2000): Survey of clinical management of back pain in regional Western Australia. Biennial Conference of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT), Perth, Western Australia November 2000.

Zusman M (2004): (Update on) The Biochemistry of Back Pain. 23rd Annual Congress Netherlands Association for Manual Therapy (NVMT), Veldhoven, Holland March 12th 2004. Keynote Speaker.

Zusman M (2004): Central Sensitisation. 23rd Annual Congress Netherlands Association for Manual Therapy (NVMT), Veldhoven, Holland March 12th & 13th 2004.

Zusman M (2004): Neurological Rationale for Movement-Based Therapies. 23rd Annual Congress Netherlands Association for Manual Therapy (NVMT), Veldhoven, Holland March 12th & 13th  2004.

 

Other Presentations

‘Acute post-operative pain’ Australian Physiotherapy Association, State Conference 1991 Perth March 15.

‘Physiological mechanisms of CNS contribution to clinical pain’ Occupational Health and Safety, Ergonomics Hazards Seminar 1993 Perth May 26.

‘Physiological basis for chronic pain’ Society for Rehabilitation Counsellor’s Seminar, Understanding Chronic Pain 1995 Perth October 20.

‘Neurological models for inhibition of pain with stimulation therapy’ National Physiotherapy Students Symposium 1996 Perth January 8.

‘Sympathetic signs: interpreting the clinical picture” Australian Hand Therapists, 16th National Conference 1998 Perth October 16.

 ‘The correction of back pain’ Trades and Labor Council of WA Manual Handling Network Seminar 1998 Perth September 4.

‘Strategies for pain management’ Arthritis Foundation of WA, Clinical Update on Musculoskeletal Conditions 2001 Perth March 29.

‘The ostrich and the owl’ Australian Physiotherapy Association, State Conference 2001 Perth May 26.

‘Forebrain maintenance of chronic musculoskeletal pain’ Neurological Council of Western Australia, Neurological Expo 2001 Perth November 13.

‘Pain as a memory mechanism: diagnostic & therapeutic implications’. MPAA WA Branch, Continuing Education 2005 Perth  February 7.

‘Pelvic Area Pain’ Women’s Health, Post Graduate Course 2006, Curtin University, Perth, September 23rd

‘Evidence of Central Sensitisation with Musculoskeletal Pain’ APA, WA Branch, Continuing Education 2006 Perth August 30th.

‘Introduction to Physiology of Pain’ Advance Physiotherapy Services, Continuing Education 2006 Perth September 4th

Fifty years - evidence for physical therapies and physiotherapists perceptions of chronic pain and their role in its management. APA WA Branch, Continuing Education 2009 Perth February 7th

 

Certificate/Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (‘Manual Concepts’), biannual, Perth WA: 1998 -

 

International Teaching:

The Problem Pain Patient

2000: Bochum Germany (October)

2001: Mainz Germany; Dublin Ireland (May)

2001: Aschaffenburg Germany (October)

2002: Zurich Switzerland; Mainz Germany (May)

2002: Hamburg Germany (September)

2003: Mainz Germany, Zurich Switzerland (April) 

2004 Athens Greece (May)
2004: Landshut, Mainz Germany (September)
2005: Basel Switzerland; Stuttgart Germany (April)
2005: Bad Säckingen; Saarbrucken; Enzensberg, Germany (September)
2006: Zurzach; Basel, Switzerland (April)
2006: Zurich Switzerland; Bad Säckingen Germany (September)
2008: Bad Zurzach Switzerland, Günzburg Germany (April)
2009: Zurzach Switzerland, Bremen Germany (May)

 

2007: ‘Associative Memory for Back Pain’; lecture tour, Ireland (Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick), UK (Liverpool, Cardiff, Poole, London) (April); Stockholm, Helsingborg, Sweden (September)

2008: ‘Associative Memory for Back Pain’; ‘Peripheral Neuropathic Pain & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy’ Oslo Norway (April); Tel Aviv Israel (September)
2009: ‘Associative Memory for Back Pain’; Leuven Belgium (May)
 
2009: ‘Neuropathic Pain’; seminar (with M Thacker) London UK  (April)
 
Pain Mechanisms & Management

2004: Athens Greece, (May)

2005: University of Haifa Israel (April), Tan Tock Seng Hospital Singapore (July)

2007: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore (May)

2008: Athens Greece (September-October)
 
Chronic Pain

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009:  Philipps-Universität, Marburg Germany (April, June)

2005, 2007: International University of Dresden; Stuttgart, Germany (April, September)

Max Zusman

Lecturer

School of Physiotherapy

Curtin University of Technology

GPO Box U1987

Perth

WA 6845

AUSTRALIA

Fax +61 8 9266 3699

Email address M.Zusman@curtin.edu.au

WWW http://physiotherapy.curtin.edu.au/staff/zusman

2/1a Regent Street West

Mount Lawley

WA 6050

AUSTRALIA

Email address max.zusman@westnet.com.au

 

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