OUR RESEARCH

Our solutions are supported by over 25 years of research. Publications and proceedings associated to our team are listed below:​

Blandford, L., Cushion, E, & Mahaffey, R. - 2022

Segmental and intersegmental coordination characteristics of a cognitive movement control test: quantifying loss of movement choices

Biomechanics, 2, 213-234.

Blandford, L, Robinson, J. - 2022

Kinetic control course at pace rehabilitation

British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Limb Absence Rehabilitation, Spring, 57, 36-38.

 

Mahaffey, R., Le Warne, M., Blandford, L., & Morrison, S. C. - 2022

Age-related changes in three-dimensional foot motion during barefoot walking in children aged between 7 and 11 years old

Gait & Posture, 95, 38-43.

Mottram S - 2021 

The health of movement recognising movement choices in individuals for long-term health 

Doctoral dissertation, University of Southampton

Mottram S, Blandford L - 2020

Assessment of movement coordination strategies to inform health of movement and guide retraining interventions

Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 45, 102100

Mottram S, Warner M, B Booysen N, Bahain-Steenman K, Stokes M - 2019
Retraining in a Female Elite Rower with Persistent Symptoms Post-Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome: a Proof-of-Concept Case Report
J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2019, 4(2), 24;

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Blandford L, McNeill W, Charvet I - 2018
Can we spread the risk? A demand-share perspective to sustained hamstring health 
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies 
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Blandford L, McNeill W, Charvet I - 2018
Can we spread the risk? A demand-share perspective to sustained hamstring health - Practical examples
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies 

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​Webb N, Rowsome K, Ewings S, Comerford M, Stokes M, Mottram S - 2018
A ‘Movement Screening Test’ of Functional Control Ability in Female Recreation Golfers and Non-Golfers over the Age of 80 Years: A Reliability Study
J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2018, 3(4), 54
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Blandford L, Theis N, Charvet I, Mahaffey R - 2018
Is neuromuscular inhibition detectable in elite footballers during the Nordic
hamstring exercise?

Clinical Biomechanics 58:39–43 

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Dingenen B, Blandford L, Comerford M, Staes F, Mottram S - 2018
The assessment of movement health in clinical practice: A multidimensional perspective
Physical Therapy in Sport 

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Warner M, Wilson D, Heller M, Wood D, Worsley P, Mottram S, Webborn N, Veeger D, Batt M - 2018
Scapular kinematics in professional wheelchair tennis players
Clin Biomech 53:7-13
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Rajasekar, S, Bangera R, Sekaran P - 2017
Inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of a movement control test in shoulder
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies 

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McNeill W, Mottram S - 2017
Evaluating Movement in Palpation and Assessment in Manual Therapy – Learning the art and refining your skills
Edited by Leon Chaitow, Handspring Publishing 4th Edition
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​Chaitow L, Chaitow S, Lowe W, McNeill W, Mottram S, Myers TW,  Seffinger M 2017
Palpation and Assessment in Manual Therapy – Fourth Edition 
Handspring Publishing

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Webb A, O’Sullivan E, Stokes M, Mottram S - 2016
A novel cadaveric study of the morphometry of the serratus anterior muscle: one part, two parts, three parts, four?
Anat Sci Int (2016)

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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​

McNeill W, Pedersen C - 2016
Dynamic Tape. Is it all about controlling load?
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies

 

Comerford MJ - 2016
Exercise therapy: Spine Chapter 63 In textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine (Eds. Hutson M & Ward A)
Oxford University Press​

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 - 2015
About eccentric exercise
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, Vol 19: 553-557​

McNeill W, Blandford L - 2015

Movement Health

Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, Vol 19: 150-159


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
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​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

 

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​

 

McNeill W - 2014
The Double Knee Swing Test - a practical example of The Performance Matrix Movement Screen
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, Vol 18: 447-481

McNeill W - 2014
Are movement screens relevant for Pilates, circus or dance?
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, Vol 19: 469 - 476

 

McNeill W, Blandford L - 2013

Pilates: Applying progression and goal achievement. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 17(3), 371-375.​​​

McNeill W - 2013
Pilates: Ranging beyond neutral - A practical discussion
Prevention & Rehabilitation: Practical exercise sequence

Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, Vol 18: 124-129​

McNeill W - 2013
Pilates: Range beyond neutral Prevention & Rehabilitation: Editorial
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, Vol 18: 119 - 123

 

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. 2013 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print]

​Blandford L - 2013
Movement Screening: a film or a photo?
ultra-FIT Magazine Feb/March 2013 88-89

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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

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Roussel N, De Kooning M, Schütt A, Mottram S, Truijen S, Nijs J, Daenen L - 2012
Motor control and low back pain in dancers
International Journal of Sports Medicine in Press 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
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McKinnon G, Comerford M - 2012
Hurdle Performance: lead arm technique advancement
Modern Athlete & Coach 50(1)Jan 2012: 26-29

Comerford M, Mottram S 2012

Kinetic Control: The Management of Uncontrolled Movement
Elsevier Australia
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Struyf F, Nijs J, Mottram S, Roussel N, Cools A, Meeusen R - 2012
Clinical assessment of the scapula: a review of the literature
Br J Sports Med 0:1-8
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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

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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 - 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 21(6):809-18 

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McNeill W - 2010
About Prevention
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, Vol 14: 289 - 293

McNeill W - 2010
Core stability is a subset of motor control
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, Vol 14: 80-83​

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​

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, 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​

Struyf F, Nijs J, De Coninck K, Giunta M, Mottram S & Meeusen R - 2009
Clinical assessment of scapular positioning in musicians: Inter-tester reliability study
Journal of Athletic Training  44 (5):519-526

Mottram SL, Comerford MJ - 2008
A new perspective in risk assessment
Physical Therapy in Sport   9,1 40-51

Mottram SL, Comerford MJ - 2008
A new perspective on risk assessment
Physical Therapy in Sport: 9,1 40-51

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Comerford MJ - 2007
Core stability: strength or motor control?
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association 'In Touch' magazine: Issue 2 6-10

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 Manip & Physio Ther 2007 30 1 69-75​

Gibbons SGT - 2007
Clinical anatomy and function of psoas major and deep sacral gluteus maximus. In movement, stability & lumbopelvic pain: integration of research and therapy
Vleeming A, Mooney V & Stoeckart R. Elsevier. Part 1, Section 1, Chapter 6


Scott M, Comerford MJ, Mottram SL - 2006
Transversus Training - A Waste of Time in the Gym?
FitPro Network (Apr-May)​

 

Mottram SL, Comerford MJ - 2006
Management strategies - exercise therapy. In textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine (Eds. Hutson J & Ellis R)
Oxford University Press (4.3.12 469 - 484)​

Comerford MJ - 2006
Screening to Identify Injury and Performance Risk: movement control testing - the missing piece of the puzzle
SportEX Medicine July p21-26

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 and 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


Comerford MJ - 2004
Core stability – priorities in the management of the athlete
SportEx Medicine 22: 15-22

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

Mottram SL, Dynamic stability of the scapula 2003 in Beeton, K. S, (Eds)
Manual therapy masterclasses – the peripheral joints
Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh (p 1 - 17)​

 

Comerford MJ, Mottram SL - 2003
Functional stability re-training: principles and strategies for managing mechanical dysfunction
In Beeton, K. S, (Eds), Manual Therapy Masterclasses – The Vertebral Column, Churchill
Livingstone, Edinburgh (p 155 - 175)

Gibbons SGT, Comerford MJ and Emerson PL - 2002
Rehabilitation of the stability function of Psoas Major
Orthopaedic Division Review.  Jan/Feb. 7-16.

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Comerford M - 2001
Dynamic stability - cervical spine
Physiotools Ltd.  

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Gibbons SGT, Mottram SL, Comerford MJ - 2001
Stability and movement dysfunction related to the elbow and forearm
Orthopaedic Division Review September/October 15–33
Kinetic Control would like to thank the editors of Orthopaedic Division Review for permission to reproduce these articles

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Gibbons SGT, Comerford MJ - 2001
Strength versus stability part II; limitations and benefits
Orthopaedic Division Review March/April 28 - 33
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Jones R, Comerford MJ, Sapsford R - 2001
Pelvic floor stability and trunk muscle co-activation
In Therapeutic Management of Incontinence and Pelvic Pain: Pelvic Organ Disorders (Eds. Laycock J & Haslam J) Springer-Verlag, London In Chapter 8 Therapeutic Management 8.2 66 - 71​

Comerford MJ, Mottram SL - 2001
Movement and stability dysfunction – contemporary developments
Manual Therapy  6:15-26​

Gibbons SGT, Comerford MJ - 2001
Strength versus stability part I; concepts and terms
Orthopaedic Division Review  March/ April:21-7
Kinetic Control would like to thank the editors of Orthopaedic Division Review for permission to reproduce these articles
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Comerford MJ, Mottram SL - 2001
Functional stability re-training: principles and strategies for managing mechanical dysfunction
Manual Therapy  6:3-14

​Comerford MJ, Mottram SL - 2001
Movement and stability dysfunction-contemporary developments
Manual Therapy 6,1 15-26 Review

 

Mottram SL, Comerford MJ - 1998
Stability dysfunction and low back pain
Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine 20:2 13 – 18​

Mottram SL - 1997
Dynamic stability of the scapula
Manual Therapy 2(3):123-131​

Comerford M - 1996
Dynamic stability of the lumbar spine
Physiotools Ltd.  
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Mottram SL - 1996
A pilot study of CODA motion analysis and EMG analysis of scapular setting neuromuscular physiotherapy
University College London​

Physiotools (Computer generated prescriptive patient exercise programs)
Jull G, Richardson C, Toppenberg R, Comerford M, Bui B - 1993
Towards a measurement of active muscle control for lumbar stabilisation
Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. 39(3):187-193​

Richardson CA, Jull GA and Comerford M - 1992
Stabiliser - new dimensions in muscle control and stabilisation
Videotape. Chattanooga Australia​

Dalton PA, Comerford MJ and Stokes MJ - 1992
Acoustic myography of the human quadriceps muscle during intermittent fatiguing activity
Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 109:56-60

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Richardson CA, Jull GA, Toppenberg R. and Comerford MJ - 1992
Techniques for active lumbar stabilisation for spinal protection. - a pilot study
Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. 38(2):105-112​

Comerford MJ, Richardson CA, Jull GA and Toppenberg R - 1990
Abdominals - an oblique view or a sideways glance?
Newsletter of the National Sports Physiotherapy Group Australian Physiotherapy Association. 90 (2)​

Comerford MJ - 1989
Posture and pregnancy
Journal of the National Women’s Health Group Australian Physiotherapy Association 8(2): 15-16​

 

Comerford MJ - 1989
Ankle taping - a rational approach
Clinical Notes - Supplement to A.P.A. (Qld.) Newsletter: 1-13​

Comerford MJ - 1987
Shin splints
Clinical Notes - Supplement to A.P.A. (Qld.) Newsletter: 15-16​

Comerford MJ - 1986

Thesis: the development of dynamic radiographic measurements of patellar tracking and the documentation of normative values for asymptomatic males
Physiotherapy Thesis Library. University of Queensland​

Comerford MJ - 1986
A review of the roles of vastus medialis obliquus and vastus lateralis and the implications of their integrated actions on patello-femoral pathomechanics
University of Queensland