What to Read: April-May 2015

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
6. “The Bigger Picture“, by Kenny Venere, PT, DPT
7. “Does Movement Assessment Really Tell You Anything?“, Trent Nessler, PT, MPT, DPT
8. “Review of the Clinical Utility of Pain Classification, Part 1“, Niamh Moloney, PT
9. “Review of the Clinical Utility of Pain Classification, Part 2“, Niamh Moloney, PT
10. “New Era in Orthopedic Special Tests for the Shoulder“, Eric Hegedus, PT, DPT, MHSc, OCS, CSCS

Research:

1. Hug F, Hodges PW, Tucker K. Muscle Force Cannot Be Directly Inferred From Muscle Activation: Illustrated by the Proposed Imbalance of Force Between the Vastus Medialis and Vastus Lateralis in People With Patellofemoral Pain. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015;45(5):360–365. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5905.

2. Grooms D, Appelbaum G, Onate J. Neuroplasticity Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Framework for Visual-Motor Training Approaches in Rehabilitation. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015;45(5):381–393. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5549.

3. Lee D-R, Kim LJ. Reliability and validity of the closed kinetic chain upper extremity stability test. Journal of Physical Therapy Science. 2015;27(4):1071–1073.

4. Coronado RA, Bialosky JE, Bishop MD, et al. The Comparative Effects of Spinal and Peripheral Thrust Manipulation and Exercise on Pain Sensitivity and the Relation to Clinical Outcome: A Mechanistic Trial Using a Shoulder Pain Model. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015;45(4):252–264. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5745.

5. Beattie PF, Silfies SP. Improving Long-Term Outcomes for Chronic Low Back Pain: Time for a New Paradigm? Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015;45(4):236–239. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.0105.

6. Ramskov D, Barton C, Nielsen RO, Rasmussen S. High Eccentric Hip Abduction Strength Reduces the Risk of Developing Patellofemoral Pain Among Novice Runners Initiating a Self-Structured Running Program: A 1-Year Observational Study. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015;45(3):153–161. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5091.

7. Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA, Whitehead TS, Webster KE. Sports Participation 2 Years After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Athletes Who Had Not Returned to Sport at 1 Year: A Prospective Follow-up of Physical Function and Psychological Factors in 122 Athletes. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015;43(4):848–856. doi:10.1177/0363546514563282.

8. Weiler R, et al. Non-operative management of a complete anterior cruciate ligament injury in an English Premier League football player with return to play in less than 8 weeks: applying common sense in the absence of evidence. BMJ Case Reports 2015; doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-208012

9. Pappas E, et al. Do exercises used in injury prevention programmes modify cutting task biomechanics? A systematic review with meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med 2015;49:673-680 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-093796

10. Wilk KE, Macrina L, et al. Deficits in Glenohumeral Passive Range of Motion Increase Risk of Elbow Injury in Professional Baseball Pitchers: A Prospective Study. Am J Sports Med. 2015; 43(6)

What to Read: February 2015

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

Research:

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.

What to Read: January 2015

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. “Does Movement Impact Hip Pain“, by Trent Nessler, DPT

2. “Does Movement Impact Hip Pain – Part II“, by Trent Nessler, DPT

3. “Prone Pressup Progression/Regression for Loss of Sidegliding“, Erson Religioso, DPT, FAAOMPT

4. “Snap Crackle and Pop – Why does my knee click?“, by Claire Robertson, PT, MSc

5. “What is the Tissue Source in Low Back Pain?“, by Harrison Vaughn, DPT, OCS

Research:

1. Andernord D, et al. Patient Predictors of Early Revision Surgery After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Cohort Study of 16,930 Patients With 2-Year Follow-up. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015; 43(1): 121-127.

2. Driban JB, et al. Is Participation in Certain Sports Associated With Knee Osteoarthritis? A Systematic Review. Journal of Athletic Training. 2015. [Epub ahead of print]

3. Eggerding V, Meuffels DE, Bierma-Zeinstra SMA, Verhaar JA, Reijman M. Factors Related to the Need for Surgical Reconstruction After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015; 45(1): 37–44. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5183.

4. Goossens P, Keijsers E, van Geenen RJC, et al. Validity of the Thessaly Test in Evaluating Meniscal Tears Compared With Arthroscopy: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015; 45(1): 18–24. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5215.

5. Grant JA, et al. Ability of Preseason Body Composition and Physical Fitness to Predict the Risk of Injury in Male Collegiate Hockey Players. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2015; 7(1): 45-51.

6. Langevin P, Desmeules F, Lamothe M, Robitaille S, Roy J-S. Comparison of 2 Manual Therapy and Exercise Protocols for Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating Short-Term Effects. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2015; 45(1): 4–17. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5211.

7. McVeigh F, et al. An Exploration of Sports Rehabilitators and Athletic Rehabilitation Therapists’ Views on Fear of Re-injury Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2015. [Epub ahead of print]

8. Myer GD, Ford KR, Di Stasi SL, Barber Foss KD, Mitchell LJ, Hewett TE. High knee abduction moments are common risk factors for patellofemoral pain (PFP) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in girls: Is PFP itself a predictor for subsequent ACL injury? British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015; 49: 118-122. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092536

9. Smith CA, et al. Association of Y Balance Test Reach Asymmetry and Injury in Division I Athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2015; 47(1): 136–141.

10. Taylor JB, Waxman JP, Richter SJ, Shultz SJ. Evaluation of the effectiveness of anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programme training components: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2015; 49: 79-87. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092358

What to Read: July 2014

Blog Posts

We Need to Educate and Interact – With Ourselves and Our Patients“, by Joseph Brence, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, DAC

Utility of the Head Thrust Test to Investigate Vestibular Function: A Clinical Pearl“, by Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS

Repeated Motions Exam and Treatment: Why You Should Be Using It“, by Chris Fox PT, DPT

Return to Play After ACL Reconstruction in Preadolescent Athletes“, by Brian Schiff, PT, OCS, CSCS

The Language of Pain“, by John Barbis, MPT, cert. MDT

How can resistance-training programs best improve power?“, by Chris Beardsley, PhD

Research

1. Butler RJ, Myers HS, Black D, et al. BILATERAL DIFFERENCES IN THE UPPER QUARTER FUNCTION OF HIGH SCHOOL AGED BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL PLAYERS. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2014;9(4):518–524.

2. Imai A, Kaneoka K, Okubo Y, Shiraki H. COMPARISON OF THE IMMEDIATE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRUNK EXERCISE ON THE STAR EXCURSION BALANCE TEST IN MALE ADOLESCENT SOCCER PLAYERS. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2014;9(4):428–435.

3. Cook G, Burton L, Hoogenboom BJ, Voight M. FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREENING: THE USE OF FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENTS AS AN ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION – PART 2. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2014;9(4):549–563.

4. Taylor-Hass JA, Hugentobler JA, DiCesare CA, et al. REDUCED HIP STRENGTH IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED HIP MOTION DURING RUNNING IN YOUNG ADULT AND ADOLESCENT MALE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNERS. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2014;9(4):456–467.

5. Butler R, Arms J, Reiman M, et al. Sex Differences in Dynamic Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Quarter Function in Collegiate Swimmers. Journal of Athletic Training. 2014;49(3). doi:10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.17.

6. Beynnon BD, Vacek PM, Newell MK, et al. The Effects of Level of Competition, Sport, and Sex on the Incidence of First-Time Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(8):1806–1812. doi:10.1177/0363546514540862.

7. Haik MN, Alburquerque-Sendín F. Scapular Kinematics Pre– and Post–Thoracic Thrust Manipulation in Individuals With and Without Shoulder Impingement Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Study. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2014;44(7):475–487. doi:10.2519/jospt.2014.4850.

8. Ryan J, DeBurca N, Mc Creesh K. Risk factors for groin/hip injuries in field-based sports: a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014;48(14):1089–1096. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092263.

9. Kamath GV. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury, Return to Play, and Reinjury in the Elite Collegiate Athlete: Analysis of an NCAA Division I Cohort. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(7):1638–1643. doi:10.1177/0363546514530866.

10. Paterno MV, Rauh MJ, Schmitt LC, Ford KR, Hewett TE. Incidence of Second ACL Injuries 2 Years After Primary ACL Reconstruction and Return to Sport. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(7):1567–1573. doi:10.1177/0363546514530088.

What to Read: November 2013 – January 2014

Blog Posts

1. “Metacognition, Critical Thinking, and Science Based Practice” by Kyle Ridgeway, DPT (PTThinkTank.com)

2. “Let’s Talk Spinal Manipulation (Thrust, Grade 5, or Whatever Else You Wanna Call It)…” by Joseph Brence, DPT, FAAOMPT (ForwardThinkingPT.com)

3. “MRI Findings in Low Back Pain” by Mark Gibson (MarkGibsonPhysio.com)

4. “Clinical Prediction Rules: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” by Matthew Barton, SPT, CSCS, HFS (AAOMPTsSIG.wordpress.com)

5. “Becoming a Self-Sustaining Physical Therapist: From Spoon-Fed to Hunter-Gatherer” by Kenneth Taylor, SPT (AAOMPTsSIG.wordpress.com)

6. “Agree or Disagree the Less Wrong Way” by Kyle Ridgeway, DPT (PTThinkTank.com)

7. “What is a Lateral Shift & Why Does It Matter?” by Trent Nessler, DPT (ACLPrevention.com)

8. “Here’s to a Nonoperative 2014” by John Childs, PhD, DPT, FAAOMPT (EvidenceInMotion.com)

9. “Busting the Myth that Manipulation is at End-Range” by Harrison Vaughn, DPT (InTouchPT.wordpress.com)

10. “Does evidence support using the Functional Movement Screen?” by Chris Beardsley (StrengthandConditioningResearch.com)

Research

1. Beattie PF, et al. The Within-Session Change in Low Back Pain Intensity Following Spinal Manipulative Therapy is Related to Differences in Diffusion of Water in the Intervertebral Discs of the Upper Lumbar Spine and L5-S1. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2014; 44 (1): 19–29.

2. Di Stasi SL, et al. Neuromuscular Training to Target Deficits Associated With Second Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43 (11): 777–792, A1–11.

3. Frank B, et al. Trunk and Hip Biomechanics Influence Anterior Cruciate Loading Mechanisms in Physically Active Participants. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013; 41 (11): 2676–2683.

4. Hartigan EH, et al. Kinesiophobia After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture and Reconstruction: Noncopers Versus Potential Copers. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43 (11): 821–832.

5. Herrington L, et al. Task based rehabilitation protocol for elite athletes following Anterior Cruciate ligament reconstruction: a clinical commentary. Physical Therapy in Sport. 2013; 14 (4): 188–198.

6. Lind M, et al. Free Rehabilitation Is Safe After Isolated Meniscus Repair: A Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Free with Restricted Rehabilitation Regimens. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013; 41 (12): 2753–2758.

7. Rabin A, et al. A Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients With Low Back Pain Who Are Likely to Experience Short-Term Success Following Lumbar Stabilization Exercises: A Randomized Controlled Validation Study. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2014; 44 (1): 6–18, B1–13.

8. Rhon D, et al. Manual physical therapy and perturbation exercises in knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 2013; 21 (4): 220–228.

9. Sihvonen R, et al. Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy versus Sham Surgery for a Degenerative Meniscal Tear. New England Journal of Medicine. 2013; 369 (26): 2515–2524.

10. Thomas LC, et al. Effect of Selected Manual Therapy Interventions for Mechanical Neck Pain on Vertebral and Internal Carotid Arterial Blood Flow and Cerebral Inflow. Physical Therapy. 2013; 93 (11): 1563–1574.

What to Read: August-October 2013

Blog Posts

Over at ACL Prevention, Trent Nessler, DPT has posted several fantastic posts centered around using movement analysis in the treatment of orthopedic conditions (“Does Movement Assessment Really Tell You Anything?“, “Does Injury Prevention = Improved Performance?“, “Does endurance play a role in lower kinetic chain injury prevention?“).

Evidence-Based Practice has been an important topic leading up to and following the AAOMPT Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Selena Horner at Evidence in Motion and Harrison Vaughn at In Touch PT both give their opinion on the current state of this theoretical model (“AAOMPT and Evidence Based Practice” and “Evidence-Based Practice: Survey Results“).

Mike Reinold has continued to provide excellent content at his website starting with his views on Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit (GIRD). As he points out, GIRD is not as simple as previously assumed and, at times, these deficits are not detrimental to the athlete or his/her performance. The take away from this article is simple, “assess, don’t assume”.

Finally, over at Ortho Chat, my fellow classmate TJ Moore posted several fantastic interviews with some of the leaders in our field. The first of which is a discussion with Keelan Enseki regarding the treatment of Sports Hernia. Shortly following, Chad Cook joined him to discuss the current state of Randomized Controlled Trials in the physical therapy literature. And finally, Tom Tisdale discussed the current best practice with regards to treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Pathology. Definitely worth checking out.

Research

1. Engquist M, et al. Surgery Versus Nonsurgical Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy: A Prospective, Randomized Study Comparing Surgery Plus Physiotherapy With Physiotherapy Alone With a 2-Year Follow-up. Spine. 2013; 38(20): 1715–1722.

2. Ericsson YB, et al. Lower extremity performance following ACL rehabilitation in the KANON-trial: impact of reconstruction and predictive value at 2 and 5 years. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013; 47(15): 980-985.

3. Farrokhi S, et al. A Biomechanical Perspective on Physical Therapy Management of Knee Osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43(9): 600–619.

4. Gagnier JJ, et al. Interventions Designed to Prevent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Adolescents and Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013;41(8):1952–1962.

5. Kuhn JE, et al. Effectiveness of physical therapy in treating atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears: a multicenter prospective cohort study. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 2013; 22(10): 1371-1379.

6. Manske RC, et al. Current Concepts in Shoulder Examination of the Overhead Athlete. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 8(5): 554–578.

7. Martin RL, et al. Ankle Stability and Movement Coordination Impairments: Ankle Ligament Sprains. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43(9): A1–A40.

8. Peters J, et al. Proximal Exercises are Effective in Treating Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 8(5): 689–700.

9. Rio E, Moseley L, Purdam C, et al. The Pain of Tendinopathy: Physiological or Pathophysiological? Sports Med. 2013.

10. Shaarani SR, et al. Effect of Prehabilitation on the Outcome of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013; 41(9): 2117–2127.

What to Read: March-July 2013

Blog Posts

Harrison Vaughan, PT, DPT at In Touch PT delves into some current evidence and clinical reasoning related to mechanical traction for patients presenting with neck pain (“What is Your Clinical Reasoning Behind Using Cervical Traction?“). As he states, the current CPR is unvalidated and likely leaves out many patients who could potentially benefit from this intervention.

Once again, Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS has provided several great posts over the past few months. One post of particular note titled, “Are We Putting Our Kids at Risk for Youth Baseball Injuries?“, discusses the importance of understanding what young overhead athletes can and cannot tolerate. Additionally, a guest post written by Peter Nelson lays out the recent research and principles related to groin injuries in ice hockey players.

The Manual Therapist has again provided great content, one great post was a guest article written by Andrew M. Ball, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CMTPT titled, “DPT vs Experience“. Which is most important? Well, neither is and the sooner our profession realizes this, the better. An entry-level graduate will not have the tools or clinical reasoning skills that an experienced clinician has, regardless of educational level. However, I believe current DPT graduates are starting at and performing at a higher level than their predecessors. Both aspects are important in becoming an ‘expert clinician’ and in my opinion, you cannot have one without the other.

Over at The Sports Physio, several informative articles have been published over the past few months. The first two of note have to do with the assessment and treatment of sacroilliac joint disorders (“What is the best way to reliably assess the Sacroiliac Joint?” and “What is the best way to treat a painful Sacroiliac Joint?“). While I cannot say I 100% agree with his conclusions, I do agree that palpating for ‘rotations’ or ‘fixations’ in this region should be phased out of clinicians’ clinical reasoning schemes. While we likely do not fix ‘malalignments’, manual treatments in this region often provide pain relief based on a more neurophysiological course of action than anything in the neighborhood of biomechanical. Next up, a great review of everything postrolateral corner was written by Richard Norris (“The Postero-Lateral Corner, the “Dark side of the Knee”“). Definitely worth a read.

Finally, over at the AAOMPT Student SIG’s Blog, Scot Morrison posted a fantastic review of the current state of pain science and the importance of implementing this information in our assessment/treatment of patients (“Pain Series: A look at the role of movement in relation to pain“). This article provides a great resource for those that need a better understanding of modern pain science and, more specifically, the neuromatrix theory initially proposed by Ronald Melzach back in 1989. Obviously, much has changed since then with regards to the neuromatrix theory and pain science in general and this is where this article provides great information for any reader.

Research

Ardern CL, et al. Psychological Responses Matter in Returning to Preinjury Level of Sport After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013;41(7):1549–1558.

Bialosky JE, et al. Patient Expectations of Benefit from Interventions for Neck Pain and Resulting Influence on Outcomes. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(7):457–465.

Cleland JA, et al. Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise Versus Supervised Home Exercise in the Management of Patients Status Post Inversion Ankle Sprain: A Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(7):443–456.

Cynn HS, et al. Musculoskeletal Predictors of Movement Quality for the Forward Step Down Test in Asymptomatic Women. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(7):504–510.

de Oliveira RF, et al. Immediate Effects of Region-Specific and Non-Region-Specific Spinal Manipulative Therapy in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Physical Therapy. 2013;93(6):748–756.

Donaldson M, et al. The Role of Patients’ Expectation of Appropriate Initial Manual Therapy Treatment in Outcomes for Patients with Low Back Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2013;36(5):276–283.

Ha SM, et al. Selective Activation of the Infraspinatus Muscle. Journal of Athletic Training. 2013;48(3):346–352.

Kelley MJ, et al. Shoulder Pain and Mobility Deficits: Adhesive Capsulitis. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(5):A1–A31.

Masaracchio M, et al. Short-term Combined Effects of Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation and Cervical Spine Non-thrust Manipulation in Individuals With Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(3):118–128.

Pappas E, et al. Asymmetries in Functional Hop Tests, Lower Extremity Kinematics and Isokinetic Strength Persist 6-9 Months Following ACL Reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(3):154–162.

Pierce CM, et al. Ice Hockey Goaltender Rehabilitation, Including On-Ice Progression, After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013;43(3):129–141.

Yim JH, et al. A Comparative Study of Meniscectomy and Nonoperative Treatment for Degenerative Horizontal Tears of the Medial Meniscus. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013;41(7):1565–1570.