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Trigger points and Pilates: the most downloaded topics

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These images are from the paper by Shah & Gilliams which is in the ‘Most Cited” list, below.

They show a schematic diagram of a trigger point and the dialysis instrument which is used to analyse the environmental mileu of these entities.

I have been browsing through a recent summary from Elsevier, of the most downloaded and the most cited articles from The Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, that I edit.

General trends of interest emerge – with topics such as myofascial trigger points, Pilates, Yoga, Stretching, and fibromyalgia, dominating the subject matter.

In the list of the top ten ‘most cited’ papers I find it interesting that a there are a large number of articles that have trigger points as a focus (five out of ten), while in the list of top ten ‘most downloaded’ papers, Pilates leads (four out of ten).



Most Downloaded top ten JBMT articles this year


Lederman E The myth of core stability

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 84-98

Yuktasir B Kaya F Investigation into the long-term effects of static and PNF stretching exercises on range of motion and jump performance

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 13, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 11-21

La Touche R et al Treating non-specific chronic low back pain through the Pilates Method

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 12, Issue 4, October 2008, Pages 364-370

Liptan G Fascia: A missing link in our understanding of the pathology of fibromyalgia

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 3-12

Cowan V Functional fitness improvements after a worksite-based yoga initiative

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 50-54

Cusi M Paradigm for assessment and treatment of SIJ mechanical dysfunction

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 14, Issue 2, April 2010, Pages 152-161

Sekendiz B et al Effects of Pilates exercise on trunk strength, endurance and flexibility in sedentary adult females

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 11, Issue 4, October 2007, Pages 318-326

Bell J Massage therapy helps to increase range of motion, decrease pain and assist in healing a client with low back pain and sciatica symptoms

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 12, Issue 3, July 2008, Pages 281-289

Cowan V Adam T Physical and perceptual benefits of yoga asana practice: results of a pilot study

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 9, Issue 3, July 2005, Pages 211-219

Curnow D et al Altered motor control, posture and the Pilates method of exercise prescription

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 13, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 104-111





Most Cited top ten JBMT articles this year

Fernández-De-Las-Peñas, C. et al The immediate effect of ischemic compression technique and transverse friction massage on tenderness of active and latent myofascial trigger points: A pilot study

JBMT Volume 10, Issue 1, 2006, Pp 3-9

Fryer, G. Hodgson, L. The effect of manual pressure release on myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle

JBMT Volume 9, Issue 4, 2005, Pp 248-255

Fernández De Las Peñas, C. et al Manual therapies in myofascial trigger point treatment: A systematic review

JBMT Volume 9, Issue 1, 2005, Pp 27-34

Herrington, L. Davies, R. The influence of Pilates training on the ability to contract the Transversus Abdominis muscle in asymptomatic individuals

JBMT Volume 9, Issue 1, 2005, Pp 52-57

McMakin, C.R et al Cytokine changes with microcurrent treatment of fibromyalgia associated with cervical spine trauma

JBMT Volume 9, Issue 3, 2005, Pp 169-176

Blanco, C.R. et al 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

JBMT Volume 10, Issue 3, 2006, Pp 197-205

Ibáñez-García, J et al Changes in masseter muscle trigger points following strain-counterstrain or neuro-muscular technique

JBMT Volume 13, Issue 1, 2009, Pp 2-10

Zakas, A. et al Acute effects of stretching duration on the range of motion of elderly women

JBMT Volume 9, Issue 4, 2005, Pp 270-276

Fernández De Las Peñas, C. et al Manual treatment of post-whiplash injury

Volume 9, Volume 2, 2005, Pp 109-119

Shah, J.P. Gilliams, E.A. Uncovering the biochemical milieu of myofascial trigger points using in vivo microdialysis: An application of muscle pain concepts to myofascial pain syndrome

JBMT Volume 12, Issue 4, 2008, Pp 371-384

Happy browsing…..

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