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What were the most popular downloads from JBMT : July to September 2012 ?


As editor-in-chief of JBMT it’s always of major interest to me to see a summary of what readers are downloading….what the leading current interests are.

A breakdown of the top 25 articles (see full list below), during this July-September 2012 period, shows a number of continuing trends among those who subscribe to the journal, as well as the number of times these particular articles are cited by others in their own writings.

  • The fascination with core stability and Pilates methodology continues – although the leading download, and the most cited article, continues to be the controversial paper by Eyal Lederman DO PhD – on what he terms ‘the myth of core stability.’
  • Numbers 6, 7 and14 on the list focus variously on Pilates and non-structural scoliosis; low back pain, and body composition.
  • The theme of movement therapies in health-care continues with #2 on the list – a paper from the Tiffany Fields and her colleagues at the Touch Research Institute, University of Miami – on the effects of yoga and massage therapy in reducing prenatal depression and prematurity.
  • Rehabilitation from stroke – and the possibilities of motor relearning via movement therapies – are the themes of  #3 (hand rehabilitation) and #4 (neural re-organisation); and also #10, which evaluates management of gait, post-stroke.
  • Passive treatment approaches emerge as being of interest in #5 (manipulation and the SI joint) and #8 (abdominal massage and chronic constipation)
  • Number 9 is massive review, offering evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on therapeutic massage and chronic neck-pain
  • Myths reappear in #11 in which regular contributor and Associate editor, Craig Liebenson DC evaluates ‘musculoskeletal myths’
  • JBMTs reader interest in mind-body issues is reflected in #12 which focuses on anorexia nervosa, from a Scandinavian physiotherapy perspective
  • Number 13 focuses on assessment of cervical dysfunction, by Greek contributor, Dr. Nikolaos Strimpakos
  • Low back pain is the area of interest in #15 (flexibility exercise effect on the lumbar angle) and #22 (‘what to do with sciatica?’)
  • Fascial research and clinical approaches feature in a number of articles on the list – several by Italian clinician/researcher Paolo Tozzi DO. For example numbers 18 (low back pain and kidney mobility), 21(fascia in manual therapy), 23 (review of fascia research), 24 (clinical experience and the fascial model), 25 (fascial release effects on cervical and lumbar pain)
  • The long-term effects of stretching on jump performance and range of motion is the focus of #16
  •  The use effects of occlusal splints on sleep bruxers  – as measured by EMG of masseter and temporalis muscles is evaluated in #17
  • Number 19 on the list offers a systematic review of manual therapies and myofascial trigger points by Spanish researchers, led by Cesar Fernandez de las Penas PhD DO
  • Balance training and postural control are the subject of #20 – a paper from Brazil.

What do I take from this eclectic mix of topics?

  • That movement therapies are of major interest – as are passive modalities – whether involving massage, manipulation or any of a variety of fascia-related methods.
  • That myths (or at least controversies) remain – both in movement and passve approaches!
  • That JBMT is drawing submissions from world-wide sources. Those represented in this list derive from Brazil, Canada, Greece, India, Italy, Israel, Norway, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UK, and the USA

                        Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies   July to September 2012

1. The myth of core stability • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 84-98
Lederman, E.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (14)

2. Yoga and massage therapy reduce prenatal depression and prematurity • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 204-209
Field, T.; Diego, M.; Hernandez-Reif, M.; Medina, L.; Delgado, J.; Hernandez, A.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (1)
 

3. Comparison of Brunnstrom movement therapy and motor relearning program in rehabilitation of post-stroke hemiparetic hand: A randomized trial • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 3, July 2012, Pages 330-337
Pandian, S.; Arya, K.N.; Davidson, E.W.R.
 

4. Movement therapy induced neural reorganization and motor recovery in stroke: A review • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 15, Issue 4, October 2011, Pages 528-537
Arya, K.N.; Pandian, S.; Verma, R.; Garg, R.K.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (3)
 

5. The effect of two manipulative therapy techniques and their outcome in patients with sacroiliac joint syndrome • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 29-35
Kamali, F.; Shokri, E.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (2)
 

6. The effectiveness of the Pilates method: Reducing the degree of non-structural scoliosis, and improving flexibility and pain in female college students • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 191-198
Alves de Araujo, M.E.; Bezerra da Silva, E.; Bragade Mello, D.; Cader, S.A.; Shiguemi Inoue Salgado, A.; Dantas, E.H.M.
 

7. Treating non-specific chronic low back pain through the Pilates Method • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 12, Issue 4, October 2008, Pages 364-370
La Touche, R.; Escalante, K.; Linares, M.T.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (15)
 

8. The use of abdominal massage to treat chronic constipation • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 15, Issue 4, October 2011, Pages 436-445
Sinclair, M.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (1)
 

9. Ottawa panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on therapeutic massage for neck pain • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 3, July 2012, Pages 300-325 Brosseau, L.; Wells, G.A.; Tugwell, P.; Casimiro, L.; Novikov, M.; Loew, L.; Sredic, D.; Clement, S.; Gravelle, A.; Hua, K.; Kresic, D.; Lakic, A.; Menard, G.; Cote, P.; Leblanc, G.; Sonier, M.; Cloutier, A.; McEwan, J.; Poitras, S.; Furlan, A.; Gross, A.
 

10. Understanding gait control in post-stroke: Implications for management • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 14-21
Verma, R.; Arya, K.N.; Sharma, P.; Garg, R.K.
 

11. Musculoskeletal myths • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 165-182
Liebenson, C.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (1)
 

12. Embodying the body in anorexia nervosa – a physiotherapeutic approach • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 3, July 2012, Pages 281-288
Kolnes, L.J.
 

13. The assessment of the cervical spine. Part 1: Range of motion and proprioception • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2011, Pages 114-124
Strimpakos, N.
 

14. The effect of Pilates exercises on body composition: A systematic review • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 109-114
Aladro-Gonzalvo, A.R.; Machado-Diaz, M.; Moncada-Jimenez, J.; Hernandez-Elizondo, J.; Araya-Vargas, G.
 

15. Effect of flexibility exercise on lumbar angle: A study among non-specific low back pain patients • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 236-243
Purepong, N.; Jitvimonrat, A.; Boonyong, S.; Thaveeratitham, P.; Pensri, P.
 

16. 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, January 2009, Pages 11-21
Yuktasir, B.; Kaya, F.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (8)
 

17. Electromyographic analysis of masseter and anterior temporalis muscle in sleep bruxers after occlusal splint wearing • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 199-203
Amorim, C.F.; Vasconcelos Paes, F.J.; de Faria Junior, N.s.; de Oliveira, L.V.F.; Politti, F.
 

18. Low back pain and kidney mobility: local osteopathic fascial manipulation decreases pain perception and improves renal mobility • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 3, July 2012, Pages 381-391
Tozzi, P.; Bongiorno, D.; Vitturini, C.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (1)
 

19. Manual therapies in myofascial trigger point treatment: a systematic review • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2005, Pages 27-34
de las Penas, C.F.; Sohrbeck Campo, M.; Fernandez Carnero, J.; Miangolarra Page, J.C.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (26)
 

20. Postural control under visual and proprioceptive perturbations during double and single limb stances:Insights for balance training • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 2, April 2012, Pages 224-229
Hazime, F.A.; Allard, P.; Ide, M.R.; Siqueira, C.M.; Amorim, C.F.; Tanaka, C.
 

21. A theoretical framework for the role of fascia in manual therapy • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 83-93
Simmonds, N.; Miller, P.; Gemmell, H.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (1)
 

22. What can I do for sciatica? • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 3, July 2012, Pages 369-371
Liebenson, C.
 

23. Fascia research – A narrative review • Review article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 67-75
Findley, T.; Chaudhry, H.; Stecco, A.; Roman, M.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (1)
 

24. From clinical experience to a model for the human fascial system • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 3, July 2012, Pages 372-380
Day, J.A.; Copetti, L.; Rucli, G.
 

25. Fascial release effects on patients with non-specific cervical or lumbar pain • Article
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 15, Issue 4, October 2011, Pages 405-416
Tozzi, P.; Bongiorno, D.; Vitturini, C.
Cited by SciVerse Scopus (4)

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