Discussion Articles

Fritz JM, Cleland JA, and Childs JD, Sub grouping patients with LBP: Evolution of a classification, JOSPT, 6(6):290-302, 2007

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Haldeman S, Is it time to discard the term "diagnosis" when examining a person with uncomplicated axial neck pain?, Spine J, Mar;11(3):177-179, 2011

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McKenzie RA, A perspective on Manipulative Therapy, Physiotherapy, 75:8. pp 440-444, 1988

McKenzie presents a review of spinal manipulative therapy and suggests that therapist generated forces should only be indicated when patient generated forces have been exhausted.

Rosedale R, Hoyt K, Clare H, Schenk R, Letter to the Editor: On “Treatment-Based Classification System for Low Back Pain: Revision and Update.” Alrwaily M, Timko M, Schneider M, et al. Phys Ther. 2016;96:1057–1066., Physical Therapy, 96, 10, 1669-1670, 2016

This letter to the Editor questions some of the statements made in the TBC update article by Alrwaily regarding the extensiveness of the evidence supporting MDT and TBC and also regarding the evidence demonstrating the effect of MDT on psychosocial variables.

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Rosedale R, Lynch G, Clare H, Letter to the Editor; Regarding ‘Classification characteristics of a chronic low back pain population using a combined McKenzie and patho-anatomical assessment’ authored by Flavell C et al., Manual Therapy 26 (2016), 201-207 , Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 26, e5-e6, 2017

This letter is in response to an article that combines MDT and pathoanatomy. It discusses the value of such a combination of diagnostic approaches and questions some of the prevalence data presented.

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Rosedale R, Supp G, Hoyt K, Lynch G, Clare H, Letter to the Editor-in-Chief; Regarding the complexity of Low Back Pain, J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 47(2), 126-129, 2017

This letter is in response to an article that discusses some of the current issues with low back pain diagnoses and management. The letter clarifies the meaning of the Derangement classification as a non-pathoanatomic diagnosis and puts forward the case for MDT being a biopsychosocial approach.

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Sagi G, Process to clinically identify a directional preference in patients suffering from spinal mechanical pain with the McKenzie method., Kines Rev, 99.17-23, 2010

Summary of how therapists can find clues for directional preference in the history and confirm these on physical examination (in French).

Supp G, Rosedale R, Werneke M, Letter to the Editor; Unjustified extrapolation, Scand J Pain, Online Apr, 2017

This letter was in response to an article by Rabey et al. and discusses the use of MDT repeated movement testing vs. 'data driven' repeated movement testing. It also questions the unjustified extrapolation of the study results in regards to comprehensiveness of MDT as a biopsychosocial system.

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