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)


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.