Retraining Lumbo-Pelvic Stability & Functional Recovery for Back Pain Patients (1 day course)


Exercise Rehabilitation for Lumbo-Pelvic Stability & Functional Recovery

Suggested Reading List


This is a suggested list of interesting articles, rather than pre-requisite reading


Beales, D. et al (2009)                Motor control patterns during an Active Straight Leg Raise in chronic pelvic girdle pain subjects. Spine, 34(9), 861-870

Dickx, N. et al (2010)                  The effect of unilateral muscle pain on recruitment of the lumbar multifidus during automatic contraction. Manual Therapy, 15:                                                        364-369

Grimaldi A. (2011)                       Assessing lateral stability of the hip and pelvis. Manual Therapy, 16(1): 26-32

De Groot M et al (2008)              The Active Straight Leg Raise in pregnant women: differences in muscle activity & force between patients & healthy individuals.                                                       Man Ther. 13: 68-74

Hides J. et al (2008)                    Multifidus size & symmetry among chronic LBP & healthy asymptomatic  subjects. Manual Therapy. 13 (1): 43-49

Hodges, P. (1999)                       Is there a role for transversus abdominis in lumbo-pelvic stability? Manual Ther. 4 (2): 74-86.

Hodges, P. (2010)                       Strategies for motor control of the spine & changes in pain: the deep vs superficial muscle debate. 7th Interdisciplinary World                                                         Congress Low Back & Pelvic Pain, Los Angeles. 414-419

Hodges P & Moseley L (2003)     Pain and motor control of the lumbo-pelvic region: effect & possible mechanisms. J Electromyography & Kinesiology, 361-370

Hungerford B, Gilleard                Evidence of altered lumbo-pelvic muscle recruitment in the

Hodges PW., (2003)                   presence of sacroiliac joint pain. Spine, 28, 1593-1600.

Ko GD ET AL (2017)                   Case series of ultrasound guided platelet rich plasma injections for Sacroiliac joint dysfunction. J. Back Musc. Rehab. 30: 363-370

Lewis S et al, (2012)                  The relationships between measures of stature recovery, muscle activity & psychological factors in patients with chronic low back                                                    pain. J.Manual Therapy. 17 (1) 27-33.

Lewis et al ( 2015)                       Postural correction reduces hip pain in adults with acetabular dysplasia. Manual Therapy. 20 508-512

Leetun, DT. Et al.(2004)             Core stability measures as risk factors for lower extremity injury in athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 926-934.

Moseley GL et al (2002)             Deep & superficial fibres of lumbar multifidus muscle are differentially                                                                                                                                          activated voluntary arm movements. Spine, 27: E29-36

Murakami et al (2007)                Effect of periarticular & intraarticular lidocaine injections for Sacro-iliac joint pain: a prospective comparative study. J. Orthop. Sci 12: 274-280

O’Sullivan, P. et al. (2002)         Altered motor control strategies in subjects with SIJ pain during the Active straight leg raise test. Spine, 27 (1): E1-E8.

Rasouli al. (2011)                Ultrasound measurement of deep abdominal muscle activity in sitting positions with different stability levels in subjects with &                                                       without chronic low back pain. Manual Therapy, 16 (4), 388-393

Richardson, C. et al. (2002)       The relation between the transversus abdominus mms, SIJ mechanics,               & low back pain. Spine, 27(4); 399-405

Saunders et al 2018                   What’s old is new again: The Sacro-iliac joint as a cause of lateralizing Low Back Pain. Tomography. 4(2) 72-77

Saunders et al 2018                   A comparison of ultrasound guided PRP injection & Prolotherapy for mechanical dysfunction of the Sacroiliac joint. J. Prolotherapy.                                                    e992-999

Shadmehr A et al (2012)           Changes in recruitment of pelvic stabilizer muscles on people with& without sacro-iliac joint pain during the ASLR test. J. Back                                                         Musculo-skel Rehab. 25: 27-32

Stuge B, et al. (2004)               The efficacy of a treatment program focusing on specific stabilizing exercises for pelvic girdle pain after pregnancy. Spine, 29 (4),                                                     351-359.

Van Oosterwijck et al (2013)      Pain Physiology education improves health status and endogenous pain inhibition in fibromyalgia: a double blind randomized control                                                 trial. Clin J Pain. 29(10): 873-82




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