Summary of Papers

You will find below the list and links of the papers I have summarized and that you can find in the “Papers” section.

I strongly advise you to read the full article if one paper’s summary caught your attention.
All of the papers posted here are helpful and shed light on some aspects of clinical practice.

Enjoy the Bibliography


Clinical Reasoning:

Person-Centred Care:

Individual Expectation: An overlooked, but pertinent factor in the treatment of individuals experiencing MKS pain (Bialosky, Bishop, & Cleland, 2010)

Patient expectations of benefit from interventions for neck pain and resulting influence on outcomes (Bishop, Mintken, Bialosky, & Cleland, 2013)

Opening clinical encounters in an adult MSK setting (Chester, Robinson, & Roberts, 2014)

Lessons from a trial of acupuncture & massage for LBP: patient expectations & treatment effects (Kalauokalani, Cherkin, Sherman, Koepsell, & Deyo, 2001)

Induction of nocebo and placebo effects on itch and pain by verbal suggestions (Van Laarhoven et al., 2011)


Shades of grey, the challenge of grumbling CES in older adults with lumbar stenosis (Comer, Finucane, Mercer, & Greenhalgh, 2019)

Assessment and management of CES (Greenhalgh, Finucane, Mercer, & Selfe, 2018)

A qualitative investigation of Red Flags for serious spinal pathology (Greenhalgh & Selfe, 2009)

What are the Red Flags to aid the early detection of metastatic bone disease as a cause of back pain? (Finucane, Greenhalgh, & Selfe, 2017)

Metastatic disease masquerading as mechanical LBP; atypical symptoms which may rise suspicion (Finucane, 2013)


Neuropathic pain: Grading system (Finnerup et al., 2016)


The effectiveness of neural mobilization (NM) for neuromusculoskeletal conditions: a SR with MA (Basson et al., 2017)

Effect of neurodynamic mobilization on fluid dispersion in median nerve at the level of carpal tunnel: a cadaveric study (Boudier-Revéret et al., 2017)

Do sliders slide and tensioners tension? (Coppieters & Butler, 2008)

Neural mobilization promotes nerve regeneration by nerve growth factor and myelin protein zero increase after sciatic nerve injury (Da Silva et al., 2015)

Muscle & Tendons:


Creep and hysteresis / preconditioning : Load displacement time characteristics of the spine under PA mob (Lee & Evans, 1992)


The mechanisms of Manual Therapy (MT) in the treatment of Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain: A comprehensive model (Bialosky, Bishop, Price, Robinson, & George, 2009)

Mechanotherapy: how physical therapists’ prescription of exercise promotes tissue repair (Khan & Scott, 2009)

The effect of increasing sets and different set durations of lumbar PA mob on PPT (Pentelka, Hebron, Shapleski, & Goldshtein, 2012)

Increasing Muscle Extensibility: A matter of increasing length or modifying sensation? (Weppler & Magnusson, 2010)

The Audible Pop from high velocity thrust manipulation and outcome in individuals with low back pain (Flynn, Childs, & Fritz, 2006)

Massage for LBP (Furlan, Giraldo, Baskwill, Irvin, & Imamura, 2015)

Should exercises be painful in the management of chronic MKS pain? A SR with MA (Smith, Hendrick, O Smith, & Al., 2017)


Reliability and MIDC of WBLT: A SR (Powden, Hoch, & Hoch, 2015)

Normative range of WBLT performance asymmetry in healthy adults (Hoch & McKeon, 2011)

Normal kinematics of the upper cervical spine during the Flexion-Rotation Test – In vivo measurements using magnetic resonance imaging (Takasaki et al., 2011)

Reliability, validity and diagnostic accuracy of palpation of the sciatic, tibial and common peroneal nerves in the exam of LB related leg pain (Walsh & Hall, 2009)

Validity of clinical small-fiber sensory testing to detect small-fiber degeneration (Ridehalgh, Sandy-Hindmarch, & Schmid, 2018)

Movement control tests of the LBP; evaluation of the difference between P with LBP and healthy controls (Luomajoki, Kool, de Bruin, & Airaksinen, 2008)


-Cervicogenic Headache:

Neck Pain:

Shoulder Pain:

Lateral elbow pain / Epicondylitis / Tennis elbow:

Management of lateral elbow tendinopathy (Coombes, Bisset, & Vicenzino, 2015)

Does effectiveness of exercise therapy and mobilization techniques offer guidance for treatment of L & M epicondylitis? (Hoogvliet, Randsdorp, Dingemanse, Koes, & Huisstede, 2013)

Unsupervised isometric exercise versus wait-and-see for LET (Vuvan, Vicenzino, Mellor, Heales, & Coombes, 2019)

Low Back Pain (LBP):

Spinal Stenosis:

Gluteal Tendinopathy:

Hip / Groin Pain:

-Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS):

Patellofemoral Pain (Willy et al., 2019)

Gluteal muscle activity and Patello Femoral Pain (PFP) syndrome: A SR (Barton, Lack, Malliaras, & Morrissey, 2013)

Proximal muscle rehabilitation is effective for PFP: A SR with MA (Lack, Barton, Sohan, Crossley, & Morrissey, 2015)

Runners with PFP have altered biomechanics which targeted interventions can modify (Neal, Barton, Gallie, O’Halloran, & Morrissey, 2016)

No difference in quantitative MRI in PFP cartilage composition between patients with PFP and healthy controls (Van Der Heijden et al., 2015)

Exercise for treating PFPS Review (Van der Heijden, Lankhorst, Van Linschoten, Bierma-Zeinstra, & Van Middelkoop, 2015)

Meniscus lesions:

Surgical management of degenerative meniscus lesions: the 2016 ESSKA meniscus consensus (Beaufils et al., 2017)

-ACL Tear:

Ankle Sprain: