APPI Updated Reading Articles 2018


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165 pages of research articles. We highly recommend that all APPI course participants review these key research articles prior to attending Matwork level one and three.

We have printed and bound these for your convenience.  If you would prefer to source the articles, here is a list of the provided articles contained in the booklet.

1) Boren K, Conrey C, Le Coguic J, Paprocki L, Voight M, Robinson K, (2011) Electromyographic analysis of gluteus medius and gluteus maximus during rehabilitation exercises. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 6 (3) 206 – 223

2) Cruz-Díaz D, Romeu M, Velasco C, (2018) The effectiveness of 12 weeks of Pilates intervention on disability, pain and kinesiophobia in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial Clinical Rehabilitation 1 –9

3) Hartvigsen J, Hancock MJ, Kongsted A, Louw Q, Ferreira ML, Genevay S, Hoy D, Karppinen J, Pransky G, Sieper J, Smeets RJ, Underwood (2018) What low back pain is and why we need to pay attention. The Lancet 1 – 12

4) Hides JA, Richardson C, Jull G (2001) Long term effects of Specific Stabilizing Exercises for First Episode Low Back Pain. Spine 26 (243—248)

5) Hodges P (2008) Transversus abdominis: a different view of the Elephant. British Journal of Sports Medicine 42(2008)941-944.

6) Hodges P, Moseley G.L. (2003) Pain and motor control of the lumbopelvic region: effects and possible mechanisms. J. Electromyography and Kinesiology 13 (361-367)

7) Junginger B, Baessler K, Sapsford R, Hodges PW (2009) Effect of abdominal and pelvic floor tasks on muscle activity, abdominal pressure and bladder neck Int Urogynecol J (2010) 21:69–77

8) Laws A, Williams S, Wilson C (2017) The Effect of Clinical Pilates on Functional Movement in Recreational Runners Int J Sports Med 2017; 38: 776–780

9) Mallin G, Murphy S The effectiveness of a 6-week Pilates Programme on outcome measures in a population of chronic neck pain patients: a pilot study J Bodyw Mov Ther 17 (3):376-84 2013

10) Pool-Goudzward A, Vleeming A, Stoeckart R, Snijders C, Mens J (1998) Insufficient lumbopelvic stability: A clinical, anatomical and biomechanical approach to ‘a specific’ low back pain. Manual Therapy 3 (1) 12-20

11) Stolze LR, Allison SC, Childs JD (2012) Derivation of a Preliminary Clinical Prediction Rule for Identifying a Subgroup of Patients With Low Back Pain Likely to Benefit From Pilates-Based Exercise. Journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy 42 (5) 425 – 436

12) Tsao H, Hodges P W, Galea M P (2008) Reorganization of the motor cortex is associated with postural control deficits in recurrent low back pain. Brain 131(2008)2161-2171.

13) Urquart D M, Hodges P W, Allen T J, Story I H (2005) Abdominal muscle recruitment during a range of voluntary exercises. Manual Therapy 10(2005)144–153.

14) Vleeming A, Schuenke MD,Danneels L, Willard FH (2014) The functional coupling of the deep abdominal and paraspinal muscles: the effects of simulated paraspinal muscle contraction on force transfer to the middle and posterior layer of the thoracolumbar fascia J. Anat. 225, 447—462

15) Wells C, Kolt GS, Marshall P, Bialocerkowski A (2013) The Definition and Application of Pilates Exercise to Treat People With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Delphi Survey of Australian Physical Therapists J. Of Phys. Therapy. 94 (6) 792 -805

16) Withers GA (2017) Pilates as a therapeutic exercise In touch Journal of Physiotherapy 28 – 32

17) Withers GA (2010) The role of Pilates in lumbar spine instability training Fitpro Journal 20 – 21


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