Pain management

Physiotherapy for pain and disability in adults with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) types I and II

Smart, K. M., Wand, B. M., & O’Connell, N. E. (2016). Physiotherapy for pain and disability in adults with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) types I and II. Cochrane Database of Systematic ReviewsAccess full text online at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD010853.pub2/abstract.

Motor control exercise for chronic non-specific low-back pain

Saragiotto, B. T., Maher, C. G., Yamato, T. P., Costa, L. O., Menezes Costa, L. C., Ostelo, R. W., & Macedo, L. G. (2016). Motor control exercise for chronic non-specific low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic ReviewsAccess full text online at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD012004/abstract.

A critical overview of the current myofascial pain literature – March 2016.

Dommerholt, J., Hooks, T., Finnegan, M., & Grieve, R. (2016). A critical overview of the current myofascial pain literature – March 2016. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 20(2), 397–408.

Prevention of Low Back Pain

Steffens, D., Maher, C. G., Pereira, L. S. M., Stevens, M. L., Oliveira, V. C., Chapple, M., … Hancock, M. J. (2016). Prevention of Low Back Pain. JAMA Internal Medicine, 176(2), 199–199.

This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates the effectiveness of interventions for the prevention of lower back pain. 23 papers are included in the review. Findings indicate that exercise or exercise and education are effective for preventing low back pain. Interventions such as education alone, back belts, and shoe insoles are not effective in preventing low back pain.

A critical overview of the current myofascial pain literature – January 2016.

Dommerholt, J., Finnegan, M., Grieve, R., & Hooks, T. (2016). A critical overview of the current myofascial pain literature – January 2016. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 20(1), 156–167.

Are manual therapies, passive physical modalities, or acupuncture effective for the management of patients with whiplash-associated disorders or neck pain and associated disorders? an update of the bone and joint decade task force on neck pain and its ass

Wong, J. J., Shearer, H. M., Mior, S., Jacobs, C., Côté, P., Randhawa, K., … Taylor-Vaisey, A. (2015). Are manual therapies, passive physical modalities, or acupuncture effective for the management of patients with whiplash-associated disorders or neck pain and associated disorders? an update of the bone and joint decade task force on neck pain and its ass. The Spine Journal.

The efficacy of manual therapy and exercise for different stages of non-specific low back pain: an update of systematic reviews

Hidalgo, B., Detrembleur, C., Hall, T., Mahaudens, P., & Nielens, H. (2014). The efficacy of manual therapy and exercise for different stages of non-specific low back pain: an update of systematic reviews. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 22(2), 59–74.

Deconstructing Chronic Low Back Pain in the Older Adult-Step by Step Evidence and Expert-Based Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment: Part II: Myofascial Pain

Lisi, A. J., Breuer, P., Gallagher, R. M., Rodriguez, E., Rossi, M. I., Schmader, K., … Weiner, D. K. (2015). Deconstructing Chronic Low Back Pain in the Older Adult-Step by Step Evidence and Expert-Based Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment: Part II: Myofascial Pain. Pain Medicine, 16(7), 1282–1289.

A critical overview of the current myofascial pain literature – October 2015.

Dommerholt, J., Grieve, R., Hooks, T., & Layton, M. (2015). A critical overview of the current myofascial pain literature – October 2015. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 19(4), 736–746.

Pain-Related Fear, Disability, and the Fear-Avoidance Model of Chronic Pain.

Zale, E. L., & Ditre, J. W. (2015). Pain-Related Fear, Disability, and the Fear-Avoidance Model of Chronic Pain. Current Opinion in Psychology, 5, 24–30.

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