Predictors of Kinesiophobia in Non-acute, Occupational Low Back Pain 

A fellow student and I, along with our faculty mentor Dr. DS Davis PT, EdD, OCS, are currently conducting research on the ability of common clinical measures to predict kinesiophobia (fear of movement/reinjury) in individuals with non-acute, occupational low back pain.  Our study is funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as part of a larger study on genetics and low back pain.

We have completed preliminary analysis on the initial subjects (n=19).  If you are interested in knowing more about our results, please contact me at physicaltherapyblog@gmail.com

Survey on the use of Cervical Manipulation in PT Practice

We are also in the early phases of developing a survey to examine the use of cervical manipulation in physical therapy practice.  We hope to gain information on who uses it, how frequently, the rationale for its use, and some reasons why one would not use manipulation.

We are currently testing our survey and getting recommendations from a panel of experts and clinicans.  We hope to finalize the survey very soon and begin collecting data.

Stay tuned!

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