School of Health Sciences
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Subject Areas: Allied Health, Health
Anastasia is research active within the area of biomechanics and rehabilitation and is a member of the Allied Health Professions Research Unit.
Anastasia specialises in the fields of orthopaedic biomechanics, musculoskeletal biomechanics, thermal imaging, medical devices, clinical engineering, neurophysiological monitoring and analysis. She completed her PhD at University of Crete – Faculty of Medicine. Her PhD Thesis is on the application of a non-invasive technique for the evaluation of postoperative rehabilitation of the spine. In 2010 she received her Master of Science in Health and Human Performance after completing the interdepartmental postgraduate M.Sc. Programme at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2006 she received her Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Anastasia has won numerous scholarships, awards and honours and she is an active member of highly active scientific and academic societies. She leads the Working Group of the COST Action IS1405 that is concerned with biomechanics in pregnancy, labour and birth. She has extensive experience of using imaging in a range of contexts, including non-invasive methods for measurements in medicine and for clinical research. Her current research interests are: The use of thermal imaging in medical applications, exploration of innovative techniques and methods in the health sector and development of new assessment tools.
Topalidou A., Downe S. Investigation of the use of thermography for research and clinical applications in pregnant. Infrared Physics and Technology, 2016; 7(2016):59-64
Topalidou A., Tzagarakis G., Balalis K., Ziogas K., Papaioannou A. Sagittal and frontal plane evaluation of the whole-spine and clinical outcomes after vertebral fractures. Advances in Orthopedics, 2015; 2015:787904.
Topalidou A., Tzagarakis G., Souvatzis X., Kontakis G., Katonis G.P. Evaluation of the reliability of a new non-invasive method for assessing the functionality and mobility of the spine. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics, 2014; 16(1):117-124.
Aggelidakis J., Lasithiotakis K., Topalidou A., Koutroumpas J., Kouvidis G., Katonis P. Limb salvage after gas gangrene: A case report and review of the literature. World J Emerg Surg. 2011; 6(1):28