Each month multiple bloggers, researchers, and clinicians produce evidence-based content that moves our profession forward. Below are several research and blog articles I recommend from this past month…

Blog Posts:

1. “Stabbed in the back: Moving the knife out of back pain“, by Jørgen Jevne
2. “Don’t Freak Out: Treating Pain with Simple Fundamentals“, by Greg Lehman, BKin, MSc, DC, MScPT
3. “How do I minimize confirmation bias?“, by Harrison Vaughn, PT, DPT
4. “5 Easy Explanations for Common Treatments“, by Erson Religioso, DPT, FAAOMPT
5. “Kill All Pain“, by Adriaan Louw PT, PhD, CSMT


1. Andernord D, Desai N, Bjornsson H, Gillen S, Karlsson J, Samuelsson K. Predictors of Contralateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Cohort Study of 9061 Patients With 5-Year Follow-up. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015;43(2):295–302. doi:10.1177/0363546514557245.

2. Christensen JC, Goldfine LR, Barker T, Collingridge DS. What Can the First 2 Months Tell Us About Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction? A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Athletic Training. 2015:150116111559007. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.95.

3. Dai B, Garrett WE, Gross MT, Padua DA, Queen RM, Yu B. The Effects of 2 Landing Techniques on Knee Kinematics, Kinetics, and Performance During Stop-Jump and Side-Cutting Tasks. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015;43(2):466–474. doi:10.1177/0363546514555322.

4. Ericksen HM, Thomas AC, Gribble PA, Doebel SC, Pietrosimone BG. Immediate Effects of Real-Time Feedback on Jump-Landing Kinematics. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015;45(2):112–118. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.4997.

5. Haskins R, Osmotherly PG, Rivett DA. Diagnostic Clinical Prediction Rules for Specific Subtypes of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015;45(2):61–76. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5723.

6. Huang BY, Shih YF, Chen WY, Ma HL. Predictors for Identifying Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Responding to Femoral Nerve Mobilization. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2015. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.01.001.

7. Kuenze CM, Hertel J, Weltman A, Diduch D, Saliba SA, Hart JM. Persistent Neuromuscular and Corticomotor Quadriceps Asymmetry After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Journal of Athletic Training. 2015:150126112406000. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-49.5.06.

8. Lentz TA, Zeppieri G, George SZ, et al. Comparison of Physical Impairment, Functional, and Psychosocial Measures Based on Fear of Reinjury/Lack of Confidence and Return-to-Sport Status After ACL Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015;43(2):345–353. doi:10.1177/0363546514559707.

9. Opar DA, Williams MD, Timmins RG, Hickey J, Duhig SJ, Shield AJ. The Effect of Previous Hamstring Strain Injuries on the Change in Eccentric Hamstring Strength During Preseason Training in Elite Australian Footballers. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015;43(2):377–384. doi:10.1177/0363546514556638.

10. Pollard CD, Stearns KM, Hayes AT, Heiderscheit BC. Altered Lower Extremity Movement Variability in Female Soccer Players During Side-Step Cutting After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015;43(2):460–465. doi:10.1177/0363546514560153.

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