Flawless Motion Ltd has been a company since 2006 when Margie returned to NZ after working as team physio with the Great Britain Olympic Canoe and Kayak Team. We are located in Auckland, New Zealand, and braces can be fitted at the Auckland Shoulder Clinic, by making an appointment.
You can contact us by emailing, calling or posting on our Facebook page. We love to see where our braces have gone, and the adventures our braces have, so don't forget to post a picture of you wearing our brace on our instagram page or facebook!
Flawless Motion Ltd is owned and operated by Margie Olds, a physiotherapist who specialises in shoulder rehabilitation. Margie is passionate about helping people recover from shoulder injuries and designed this shoulder brace to support patients and help their recovery from shoulder injury and surgery. She has just finished her PhD which investigated risk factors for recurrent shoulder dislocations. Her Masters thesis was investigating the tissue properties of people with shoulder instability (see her research papers below). She works clinically at the Auckland Shoulder Clinic where she has a specialist shoulder clinic and works closely with NZ orthopedic shoulder surgeons. The brace is use widely in New Zealand and Australia in conjunction with orthopaedic surgeons both before and after surgery. She speaks at shoulder conferences and seminars, both in New Zealand and internationally. She has worked at the Physio School at AUT University and is currently collaborating with a research team at the University of Kentucky.
Margie is passionate about providing optimal rehabilitation and is currently working with colleagues at the University of Kentucky to investigate clinical tests to ensure people safely return to sport after a shoulder injury. These tests (the Shoulder Arm Return To Sport (SARTS) tests are taught online to therapists at her website www.margieolds.com. Here are excerpts from an interview with Margie about the development of these tests
Margie is equally as passionate about improving standards of care for people with shoulder injuries. He research focuses of improving the clinical impact for people with shoulder injuries, particularly in the area of shoulder instability. Click below to access some of her research papers.
- Olds M, McNair P, Nordez A, Cornu C. Active stiffness and strength in people with unilateral anterior shoulder instability: A bilateral comparison. J Athl Train. 2011;46(6).
- Olds M. 2009. Active stiffness in unilateral anterior shoulder instability. Master thesis
- McNair P, Nordez A, Olds M, Young SW, Cornu C. Biomechanical properties of the plantar flexor muscle-tendon complex 6 months post-rupture of the Achilles tendon. J Orthop Res. 2013;31(9).
- Olds M, Ellis R, Donaldson K, Parmar P, Kersten P. Risk factors which predispose first-time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocations to recurrent instability in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2015;49(14):913–22.
- Olds M, Donaldson K, Ellis R, Kersten P. In children 18 years and under, what promotes recurrent shoulder instability after traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation? A systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors. Vol. 50, British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016. p. 1135–41.
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