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October-December 2009: The 25 most popular downloads from The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (AND the 10 most cited papers)

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‘m currently away from home-base of Corfu, traveling and teaching.

This limits the time I have to focus on blog-posting …..so I thought to make this particular post simple….and hopefully interesting?

1/ The top 25 downloads from ScienceDirect – of JBMT articles, for the period October to December 2009 – gives a strong clue as to the direction of interest of readers.
A lot of the most popular are “stability related” – with the top No.1 place going to Professor Eyal Lederman’s controversial, “Myth of Core Stability” article…..even though it was not published in print until the January 2010 issue – being downloaded as an “In Press” article, awaiting publication!

2/ The 10 most cited papers published in the past 5 years
This list shows the continuing interest in myofascial pain treatment, as well as reinforcing the evidence of interest in stability and rehabilitation. One author, who appears as a lead or co-author of no less than of four of these ‘top ten’ papers is Cesar Fernández-De-Las-Peñas DO PT.
A new research paper from this phenomenally prolific researcher from Spain will be published in the July issue of JBMT : Referred pain areas of active myofascial trigger points in head, neck, and shoulder muscles, in chronic tension type headache

As Editor-in-Chief of JBMT, this trend towards ever more interest in stability features, is one that I’ve responded to by creating a dedicated section of the quarterly publication, on “Prevention and Rehabilitation”.

Gratifyingly, JBMT is now the official journal of a number of organisations, including both the Pilates Foundation, UK and The Australian Pilates Method Association.

If’ you’re not already familiar with JBMT, and wish to subscribe, click on THIS to go to the home page for details of how to do so – or to request a sample copy to be sent to you. On that page you’ll see a list of the current most downloaded articles.

The top 25 JBMT downloads for the last quarter of 2009

1/ The myth of core stability • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies,Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2010, pages 84-98
Lederman, E.

2/ Investigation into the long-term effects of static and PNF stretching exercises on range of motion and jump performance • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 13, Issue 1, 1 January 2009, Pages 11-21
Yuktasir, B.; Kaya, F.

3/ Treating non-specific chronic low back pain through the Pilates Method • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 12, Issue 4, 1 October 2008, Pages 364-370
La Touche, R.; Escalante, K.; Linares, M.T.

4/ The neutral spine principle • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 13, Issue 4, 1 October 2009, Pages 350-361
Wallden, M.

5/ The plantar fascia as a source of pain-biomechanics, presentation and treatment • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 8, Issue 3, 1 July 2004, Pages 214-226
Bartold, S.J.

6/ Muscle activity of the upper and lower rectus abdominis during exercises performed on and off a Swiss ball • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 13, Issue 4, 1 October 2009, Pages 364-367
Duncan, M.

7/ Effects of a program for trunk strength and stability on pain, low back and pelvis kinematics, and body balance: A pilot study • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 12, Issue 1, 1 January 2008, Pages 22-30
Carpes, F.P.; Reinehr, F.B.; Mota, C.B.

8/ Altered motor control, posture and the Pilates method of exercise prescription • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 13, Issue 1, 1 January 2009, Pages 104-111
Curnow, D.; Cobbin, D.; Wyndham, J.; Boris Choy, S.T.

9/ Yoga techniques as a means of core stability training • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 13, Issue 1, 1 January 2009, Pages 98-103
Omkar, S.N.; Vishwas, S.

10/ Interdisciplinary palliative care, including massage, in treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 13, Issue 4, 1 October 2009, Pages 328-335
Blatzheim, K.

11/ Effect of Pilates and taiji quan training on self-efficacy, sleep quality, mood, and physical performance of college students • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 13, Issue 2, 1 April 2009, Pages 155-163
Caldwell, K.; Harrison, M.; Adams, M.; Travis Triplett, N.

12/ Effects of Pilates exercise on trunk strength, endurance and flexibility in sedentary adult females • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 11, Issue 4, 1 October 2007, Pages 318-326
Sekendiz, B.; Altun, O.; Korkusuz, F.; Akin, S.

13/ Massage therapy helps to increase range of motion, decrease pain and assist in healing a client with low back pain and sciatica symptoms • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 12, Issue 3, 1 July 2008, Pages 281-289
Bell, J.

14/ A comparison of two muscle energy techniques for increasing flexibility of the hamstring muscle group • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 12, Issue 4, 1 October 2008, Pages 312-317
Smith, M.; Fryer, G.

15/ Physical and perceptual benefits of yoga asana practice: results of a pilot study • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 9, Issue 3, 1 July 2005, Pages 211-219
Cowen, V.S.; Adams, T.B.

16/ The horse as the healer-A study of riding in patients with back pain • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 13, Issue 1, 1 January 2009, Pages 43-52
Hakanson, M.; Moller, M.; Lindstrom, I.; Mattsson, B.

17/ The effects of Pilates-based exercise on dynamic balance in healthy adults • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 11, Issue 3, 1 July 2007, Pages 238-242
Johnson, E.G.; Larsen, A.; Ozawa, H.; Wilson, C.A.; Kennedy, K.L.

18/ Patellofemoral syndrome • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 9, Issue 1, 1 January 2005, Pages 16-26
Green, S.T.

19/ Stability, continence and breathing: The role of fascia following pregnancy and delivery • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 12, Issue 4, 1 October 2008, Pages 333-348
Lee, D.G.; Lee, L.J.; McLaughlin, L.

20/ The assessment of the cervical spine. Part 1: Range of motion and proprioception • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Strimpakos, N.

21/ The effect of manual pressure release on myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 9, Issue 4, 1 October 2005, Pages 248-255
Fryer, G.; Hodgson, L.

22/ The role of exercise in the conservative treatment of the anterior shoulder dislocation • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 10, Issue 3, 1 July 2006, Pages 211-219
Karatsolis, K.; Athanasopoulos, S.

23/ Breathing evaluation and retraining in manual therapy • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 13, Issue 3, 1 July 2009, Pages 276-282
McLaughlin, L.

24/ Benefits of combining massage therapy with group interpersonal psychotherapy in prenatally depressed women • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 13, Issue 4, 1 October 2009, Pages 297-303
Field, T.; Deeds, O.; Diego, M.; Hernandez-Reif, M.; Gauler, A.; Sullivan, S.; Wilson, D.; Nearing, G.

25/ Lower back pain and sleep disturbance are reduced following massage therapy • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 11, Issue 2, 1 April 2007, Pages 141-145
Field, T.; Hernandez-Reif, M.; Diego, M.; Fraser, M.

Top 10 Cited articles published in the last five years

1/ The immediate effect of ischemic compression technique and transverse friction massage on tenderness of active and latent myofascial trigger points: A pilot study
Volume 10, Issue 1, 2006, Pp 3-9
Fernández-De-Las-Peñas, C. | Alonso-Blanco, C. | Fernández-Carnero, J. | Carlos Miangolarra-Page, J.

2/ The effect of manual pressure release on myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle
Volume 9, Issue 4, 2005, Pp 248-255
Fryer, G. | Hodgson, L.

3/ Manual therapies in myofascial trigger point treatment: A systematic review
Volume 9, Issue 1, 2005, Pp 27-34
De Las Peñas, C.F. | Sohrbeck Campo, M. | Fernández Carnero, J. | Miangolarra Page, J.C.

4/ The influence of Pilates training on the ability to contract the Transversus Abdominis muscle in asymptomatic individuals
Volume 9, Issue 1, 2005, Pp 52-57
Herrington, L. | Davies, R.

5/ Cytokine changes with microcurrent treatment of fibromyalgia associated with cervical spine trauma
Volume 9, Issue 3, 2005, Pp 169-176
McMakin, C.R. | Gregory, W.M. | Phillips, T.M.

6/ Changes in active mouth opening following a single treatment of latent myofascial trigger points in the masseter muscle involving post-isometric relaxation or strain/counterstrain
Volume 10, Issue 3, 2006, Pp 197-205
Blanco, C.R. | de las Peñas, C.F. | Xumet, J.E.H. | Algaba, C.P. | Rabadán, M.F. | de la Quintana, M.C.L.

7/ Manual treatment of post-whiplash injury
Volume 9, Issue 2, 2005, Pp 109-119
Fernández De Las Peñas, C. | Palomeque Del Cerro, L. | Fernández Carnero, J.

8/ Changes in masseter muscle trigger points following strain-counterstrain or neuro-muscular technique
Volume 13, Issue 1, 2009, Pp 2-10
Ibáñez-García, J. | Alburquerque-Sendín, F. | Rodríguez-Blanco, C. | Girao, D. | Atienza-Meseguer, A. | Planella-Abella, S. | Fernández-de-las Peñas, C.

9/ Effects of treadmill running on mid-term memory and swim speed in the rat with Morris water maze test
Volume 12, Issue 1, 2008, Pp 72-75
Alaei, H. | Moloudi, R. | Sarkaki, A.R.

10/ The effectiveness of Pilates training in healthy adults: An appraisal of the research literature
Volume 11, Issue 2, 2007, Pp 106-110
Bernardo, L.M.

Happy reading…..

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