OUR RESEARCH

Our solutions are informed by over 25 years of research and practice. On this page, you can find some of the publications and proceedings that our team have created:

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 T.W,  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
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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

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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

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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