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Here are some recent publications from our team members








 Comerford M, Mottram S 2012

Kinetic Control:
The Management of Uncontrolled Movement

Elsevier Australia



 Chaitow L, Chaitow S, Lowe W, McNeill W, Mottram S, Myers T.W,  Seffinger M 2017

Palpation and Assessment in Manual Therapy – Fourth Edition 

 Handspring Publishing



Blandford, L. - 2014

Injury Prevention and Movement Control: How to Remain Active and Injury Free - Volume 2: Warm Up, Flexibility and Resistance Training 

 Central YMCA Health & Fitness Guides


Blandford, L. - 2014

Injury Prevention and Movement Control: How to Remain Active and Injury Free - Volume 1: Core Concepts and Posture

Central YMCA Health & Fitness Guides



Rowsome K, Comerford M, Mottram S, Samuel D, Stokes M. - 2016

Movement control testing of older people in community settings: description of a screening tool and intra-rater reliability Working Papers in the Health

Sciences 2016; 1:15 Spring: 1-12


Mischiati C, Comerford M,  Gosford E,  Swart J,  Ewings S, Botha N, Stokes M, Mottram S - 2015

Intra And Inter-Rater Reliability of Screening for Movement Impairments: Movement Control Tests from The Foundation Matrix

Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 14, 427-440

McNeill W, Blandford L - 2015

Movement Health

Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies 2015 19: 150 -159

 Botha N, Warner M, Gimpel M, Mottram S, Comerford M, Stokes - 2014

Movement patterns during a Small Knee Bend test in Academy Footballers with Femoroacteabular impingement (FAI)

Working Papers in Health Sciences 1:10 Winter 2014

 Struyf F,  Nijs J, Meeus M, Roussel N, Mottram S, Truijen S, Meeusen R - 2014

Does scapular positioning predict shoulder pain in recreational overhead athletes?

Int J Sports Med. 2014 Jan;35(1):75-82

 Warner MB, Whatling G, Worsley PR, Mottram S, Chappell PH, Holt CA, Stokes MJ - 2013

Objective classification of scapular kinematics in participants with movement faults of the scapula on clinical assessment.

Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin.  Oct 25.

 McNeill W - 2013

Pilates: Ranging beyond neutral - A practical discussion

Prevention & Rehabilitation: Practical exercise sequence

Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (in press)

McNeill W - 2013

Pilates: Range beyond neutral 

Prevention & Rehabilitation: Editorial

Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (in press)

Blandford L - 2013

Movement Screening: a film or a photo?

ultra-FIT Magazine Feb/March 2013 88-89

Worsley P, Warner M, Mottram S, Gadola S, Veeger H, Hermens H, Morrissey D, Little P,
Cooper C, Carr A, Stokes M - 2012

Motor control retraining exercises for shoulder impingement: effects on function, muscle activation, and biomechanics in young adults

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Apr;22(4):e11-9.

Roussel N, De Kooning M, Schütt A, Mottram S, PT; Truijen S, Nijs J, Daenen L - 2012

Motor control and low back pain in dancers

International Journal of Sports Medicine Int J Sports Med. 2013 Feb;34(2):138-4

Struyf F, Nijs J, Mollekens S, Jeurissen I, Truijen S, Mottram S, Meeusen R. - 2012

Scapular-focused treatment in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome:
a randomized clinical trial.

Clinical Rheumatology 2012. DOI 10.1007/s10067-012-2093-2

McKinnon G, Comerford M - 2012

Hurdle Performance: lead arm technique advancement.

Modern Athlete & Coach 50(1)Jan 2012: 26-29

Struyf F, Nijs J, Baeyens JP, Mottram S, Meeusen R - 2011

Scapular positioning and movement in unimpaired shoulders, shoulder impingement syndrome, and glenohumeral instability

Scand J Med Sci Sports. 21, 3 352-8

Struyf F, Nijs J, Horsten S, Mottram S, Truijen S, Meeusen R - 2011

Scapular positioning and motor control in children and adults: a laboratory study using clinical measures

Manual Therapy. 16,2 155-60

Helgadottir H, Kristjansson E, Mottram S, Karduna A, Jonsson H Jr. - 2011

Altered alignment of the shoulder girdle and cervical spine in patients with insidious onset neck pain and whiplash-associated disorder

J Appl Biomech. 27, 3 181-91

Helgadottir H, Kristjansson E, Mottram S, Karduna A, Jonsson H Jr. - 2010

Altered scapular orientation during arm elevation in patients with insidious onset neck pain and whiplash-associated disorder

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 40,12, 784-91

Struyf F, Nijs J, De Graeve J, Mottram S, Meeusen R - 2010

Scapular positioning in overhead athletes with and without shoulder pain: a case-control study

Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2010 doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2010.01115.x.

Struyf F, Nijs J, De Coninck K, Giunta M, Mottram S, Meeusen R - 2009

Clinical assessment of scapular positioning in musicians: an intertester reliability study

J Athl Train. 44, 5 519-26

Roussel N, Nijs J, Truijen S, Vervecken L, Mottram S, Stassijns G - 2009

Altered breathing patterns during lumbopelvic motor control tests in chronic low back pain:  a case-control study

Eur Spine J. 18,7:1066-73

Mottram SL, Woledge RC, Morrissey D - 2009

Motion analysis study of a scapular orientation exercise and subjects' ability to learn the exercise

Manual Therapy. 14(1):13-8

Roussel NA, Nijs J, Mottram S, Van Moorsel A, Truijen S & Stassijns G - 2009

Altered lumbopelvic movement control but not generalised joint hypermobility is associated with increased injury in dancers. A prospective study

Manual Therapy: 14, 6 630-635

Mottram SL, Comerford MJ - 2008

A new perspective on risk assessment

Physical Therapy in Sport: 9,1 40-51

Nijs J, Roussel N, Struyf F, Mottram S, Meussen R - 2007

Clinical assessment of scapular positioning in patients with shoulder pain: state of the art

J Manipulative Physio Ther. 2007 30,1:69-75

Comerford MJ - 2007

Core stability: strength or motor control?

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association 'In Touch' magazine: Issue 2 6-10

Comerford MJ - 2006

Screening to identify injury and performance risk: movement control testing - the missing piece of the puzzle

SportEX Medicine: July  21-26

Scott M, Comerford MJ, Mottram SL - 2006

Tranversus training - a waste of time in the gym

FitPro Network: April / May  30-32

Mottram SL & Scott S - 2006

Adding rigour to core stability II: how pilates can be used in retraining to correct stability faults

Sports Injury Bulletin: 59, 6-9

Mottram SL - 2006

Adding rigour to core stability: an assessment approach to help identify a client's weak links

Sports Injury Bulletin: March 57, 6-8

Cotton T - 2005

Abstract low back pain - does its management differ between athletes an non-athletes?

Schweizerischer Sportmedizin Kongress.

McNeill W - 2005

Is there a need to develop assessment based pilates?

Mottram SL - 2005

Pilates in a clinical framework

Ball TM, Comerford MJ, Mottram SL - 2004

Performance stability - a new system for providing stability control for movement and performance

The Coach

Comerford MJ - 2004

Core stability - priorities in the management of the athlete

SportEx Medicine: 22, 15-22

Comerford MJ - 2004

Core stability: priorities in rehabilitation of the athlete

SportEX Medicine: August  15-22

Comerford MJ, Mottram SL - 2001

Movement and stability dysfunction-contemporary developments

Manual Therapy 6,1 15-26 Review

Comerford MJ, Mottram SL - 2001

Functional stability re-training: prinicples and strategies for managing mechanical dysfunction

Manual Therapy. 6,1:3-14

Mottram SL - 1997

Dynamic stability of the scapula

Manual Therapy. 1997 2,3 123-131

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