Professor Jim Elliott

Professor of Allied Health NSLHD (Conjoint)

C43M - M Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9385

Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Jim completed his PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia (UQ) in 2007 and a post-doctoral fellowship (2010) at UQ’s CCRE-Spine. The primary focus of his interdisciplinary laboratory is to quantify altered spinal cord anatomy and whole-body skeletal muscle degeneration as potential markers of recovery following spinal trauma. He has been successful as an independent investigator as in evidence of over $4 million in research funding, more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, and numerous speaking invitations at interdisciplinary conferences on a national and international level. Accordingly, his work has resulted in external recognition as a global expert in neck pain (broadly) and whiplash injuries (more specifically).

He is currently a Professor of Allied Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District. Prior to this, Jim was a tenure-track Associate Professor in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, where he remains an adjunct Professor. Jim is also an Honorary Senior Fellow at UQ (since 2011) and an Affiliate Professor at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland (since 2014).

Research interests

My research is focused on understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following whiplash injury. Specifically, I utilise structural and advanced magnetic resonance imaging applications to quantify the temporal development of altered spinal cord physiology and muscle degeneration as potential cellular and molecular substrates of persistent pain-related disability. Broad applications of my work includes preventing, diagnosing, and treating whiplash related pain and its sequelae. This research is based on my clinical and research experience and has expanded through interdisciplinary efforts involving the fields of magnetic resonance physics, radiology, biomedical engineering, speech language pathology, neurophysiology and physiotherapy.

Teaching and supervision

Supervision of research students, including honours, masters and PhD Students.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Diagnostic Lung Ultrasound in Critical Care: Evaluation of the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment and feasibility of implementation Louise HANSELL
Returning to work after a burn injury Akane KATSU
Exploring Dysphagia and Dysphonia Post Trauma Danielle STONE

Current projects

Neuromuscular Mechanisms Underlying Poor Recovery from Whiplash Injuries

Predictors and mediators of swallowing and voice deficits following whiplash trauma

Harnessing Data for Better Health

Trunk Muscle Characteristics and their Association with Balance, Function, and Participation among Individuals with Amputations

Hip Muscle Size and Adiposity after Total Hip Replacement via the Anterior or Posterior Approach: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Associations

American Physical Therapy Association

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Awards and honours

· Recipient of the William Evans Visiting Fellowship – The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand – September 2017

· Recipient of the Ver Steeg Faculty Award from the Graduate School of Northwestern University - 2017

· Recipient of the International Research Visiting Fellowship – The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia – July 2015

· Recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus from the School of Physical Therapy at Regis University – 2015

· Recipient of the Faculty Award for Engagement from The Graduate School of Northwestern University – 2015

· Recipient of the Early Career Investigator Award in Biomechanics from the Section on Research of the American Physical Therapy Association - 2015

· Inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado – Class of 2014.

· Honorary Senior Fellow-The University of Queensland, Australia- School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Appointed April 18, 2011

· Recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association Eugene Michels New Investigator Award- 2011

· JOSPT 2009 George J. Davies – James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award.O’Leary S, Falla D, Elliott J, Jull G. Muscle dysfunction in cervical spine pain: implication for assessment and management. JOSPT 2009;39(5):324-333

· 2009 Fresh Science Award in Australia- One of 16 recipients of the Australian Government, Department of Innovation, Science and Research Award, Melbourne, Australia

In the media

Jim played professional baseball for the San Diego Padres (1990-1992), worked in major league baseball operations for the Colorado Rockies (1993-1996) and was inducted into the University of Denver Athletic Hall of Fame (2014).

Themes

Musculoskeletal Health; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Medical Imaging

International links

Canada

(The University of Alberta) Professor Linda Carroll. Biopsychosocial factors underlying whiplash recovery as part of a parent National Institutes of Health R01 award (R01HD079076) investigating the neuromuscular mechanisms of poor functional recovery following whiplash.

Canada

(The University of Western Ontario) Dave Walton PT, PhD The SYMBIOME project

Canada

(University of British Columbia and MEA Forensics) Gunter Siegmund - Crash Reconstruction Project following Whiplash injury as part of a parent National Institutes of Health R01 award (R01HD079076) investigating the neuromuscular mechanisms of poor functional recovery following whiplash.

United States

(Northwestern University - Communication and Sciences & Disorders) Prof. Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD Unraveling the complexities of patient self-reported challenges with swallow following head/neck trauma.

United States

(Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine) Prof. Todd Parrish, PhD (Radiology & Biomedical Engineering); Dr.Mark Courtney, MD (Emergency Medicine) Neuromuscular Mechanisms Underlying Poor Recovery in Whiplash (R01HD079076)

United States

(The University of North Carolina) Consultant on the AURORA study (PI, Dr. Sam McLean, MD)- Longitudinal Assessment of Post-traumatic Syndromes

Selected grants

2018

  • Paint the Pain: Investigating the physiological, social, and psychological impacts of visual arts creation in patients with primary chronic pain- A pilot randomised controlled trial study; Pourkazemi F, McKay M, Elliott J, Vassallo A, Evans A, Hooker L; DVC Research/Industry & Community Engagement Seed Fund (I&CEF).
  • Neuromuscular Mechanisms Underlying Poor Recovery from Whiplash Injuries; Courtney D, Elliott J; National Institutes of Health (USA)/Research Grants Program.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Maujean, A., Carroll, L., Curatolo, M., Elliott, J., Kasch, H., Walton, D., Sterling, M. (2018). A core outcome set for clinical trials in whiplash-associated disorders (WAD): a study protocol. Trials, 19(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Walton, D., Elliott, J. (2018). A new clinical model for facilitating the development of pattern recognition skills in clinical pain assessment. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 36, 17-24. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Hancock, M., Crawford, R., Smith, A., Walton, D. (2018). Advancing imaging technologies for patients with spinal pain: With a focus on whiplash injury. Spine Journal, 18, 1489-1497. [More Information]
  • Cornwall, J., Elliott, J., Walton, D., Osmotherly, P. (2018). Clinical genomics in physical therapy: Where to from here? Physical Therapy, 98(9), 733-736. [More Information]
  • Hill, L., Aboud, D., Elliott, J., Magnussen, J., Sterling, M., Steffens, D., Hancock, M. (2018). Do findings identified on magnetic resonance imaging predict future neck pain? A systematic review. Spine Journal, 18(5), 880-891. [More Information]
  • McPherson, J., Smith, A., Duben, D., Mcmahon, K., Wasielewski, M., Parrish, T., Elliott, J. (2018). Short- and long-term reproducibility of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of lower extremity musculature in asymptomatic individuals and a comparison to individuals with spinal cord injury. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 19(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Abbott, R., Peolsson, A., West, J., Elliott, J., Aslund, U., Karlsson, A., Leinhard, O. (2018). The qualitative grading of muscle fat infiltration in whiplash using fat/water magnetic resonance imaging. Spine Journal, 18(5), 717-725. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Cornwall, J., Kennedy, E., Abbott, R., Crawford, R. (2018). Towards defining muscular regions of interest from axial magnetic resonance imaging with anatomical cross-reference: Part II - Cervical spine musculature. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 19(1), Article number 171. [More Information]
  • Smith, A., Weber II, K., Parrish, T., Hornby, T., Tysseling, V., Mcpherson, J., Wasielewski, M., Elliott, J. (2017). Ambulatory function in motor incomplete spinal cord injury: a magnetic resonance imaging study of spinal cord edema and lower extremity muscle morphometry. Spinal Cord, 55(7), 672-678. [More Information]
  • Walton, D., Elliott, J. (2017). An integrated model of chronic whiplash-associated disorder. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 47(7), 462-471. [More Information]
  • Crawford, R., Elliott, J., Volken, T. (2017). Change in fatty infiltration of lumbar multifidus, erector spinae, and psoas muscles in asymptomatic adults of Asian or Caucasian ethnicities. European Spine Journal, 26(12), 3059-3067. [More Information]
  • Blanpied, P., Gross, A., Elliott, J., Devaney, L., Clewley, D., Walton, D., Sparks, C., Robertson, E. (2017). Clinical practice guidelines linked to the international classification of functioning, disability and health from the orthopaedic section of the American physical therapy association. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 47(7), A1-A83. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Courtney, D. (2017). Clinician's commentary on Belot et al. Physiotherapy Canada, 69(4), 290-291. [More Information]
  • Walton, D., Kwok, T., Mehta, S., Loh, E., Smith, A., Elliott, J., Kamper, S., Kasch, H., Sterling, M. (2017). Cluster Analysis of an International Pressure Pain Threshold Database Identifies 4 Meaningful Subgroups of Adults with Mechanical Neck Pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 33(5), 422-428. [More Information]
  • Sparks, C., Liu, W., Cleland, J., Kelly, J., Dyer, S., Szetela, K., Elliott, J. (2017). Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cerebral Hemodynamic Responses to Pain Following Thoracic Thrust Manipulation in Individuals With Neck Pain: A Randomized Trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 40(9), 625-634. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Walton, D. (2017). How do we meet the challenge of whiplash? Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 47(7), 444-446. [More Information]
  • Smith, A., Jakubowski, K., Wasielewski, M., Lee, S., Elliott, J. (2017). Lower extremity muscle structure in incomplete spinal cord injury: a comparison between ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. Spinal Cord Series and Cases, 3:17004. [More Information]
  • Crawford, R., Cornwall, J., Abbott, R., Elliott, J. (2017). Manually defining regions of interest when quantifying paravertebral muscles fatty infiltration from axial magnetic resonance imaging: a proposed method for the lumbar spine with anatomical cross-reference. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Owen, M., Bishop, M., Sparks, C., Tsao, H., Walton, D., Weber Jr., K., Wideman, T. (2017). Measuring pain for patients seeking physical therapy: Can functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) help? Physical Therapy, 97(1), 145-155. [More Information]
  • Sions, J., Coyle, P., Velasco, T., Elliott, J., Hicks, G. (2017). Multifidi Muscle Characteristics and Physical Function Among Older Adults With and Without Chronic Low Back Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(1), 51-57. [More Information]
  • Pagnez, M., Nogueira, L., Elliott, J. (2017). Neck pain associated with a bony metastatic tumor. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 47(7), 509-509. [More Information]
  • Uthaikhup, S., Assapun, J., Kothan, S., Watcharasaksilp, K., Elliott, J. (2017). Structural changes of the cervical muscles in elder women with cervicogenic headache. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 29, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Sions, J., Elliott, J., Pohlig, R., Hicks, G. (2017). Trunk muscle characteristics of the multifidi, erector spinae, psoas, and quadratus lumborum in older adults with and without chronic low back pain. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 47(3), 173-179. [More Information]
  • Crawford, R., Filli, L., Elliott, J., Nanz, D., Fischer, M., Marcon, M., Ulbrich, E. (2016). Age- and level-dependence of fatty infiltration in lumbar paravertebral muscles of healthy volunteers. American Journal Of Neuroradiology, 37(4), 742-748. [More Information]
  • Valentin, S., Licka, T., Essigbeck, A., Elliott, J. (2016). In vivo magnetic resonance imaging features of spinal muscles in the ovine model. Journal of Orthopaedic Translation, 6, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Crawford, R., Volken, T., Valentin, S., Melloh, M., Elliott, J. (2016). Rate of lumbar paravertebral muscle fat infiltration versus spinal degeneration in asymptomatic populations: AN age-aggregated cross-sectional simulation study. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders, 11(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Mhuiris, A., Volken, T., Elliott, J., Hoggarth, M., Samartzis, D., Crawford, R. (2016). Reliability of quantifying the spatial distribution of fatty infiltration in lumbar paravertebral muscles using a new segmentation method for T1-weighted MRI. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 17(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Walton, D., Elliott, J., Lee, J., Loh, E., Macdermid, J., Schabrun, S., Siqueira, W., Corneil, B., Aal, B., et al (2016). Research priorities in the field of posttraumatic pain and disability: Results of a transdisciplinary consensus-generating workshop. Pain Research & Management, 2016, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Walton, D., Krebs, D., Moulden, D., Wade, P., Levesque, L., Elliott, J., Macdermid, J. (2016). The traumatic injuries distress scale: A new tool that quantifies distress and has predictive validity with patient-reported outcomes. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 46(10), 920-928. [More Information]
  • Sions, J., Smith, A., Hicks, G., Elliott, J. (2016). Trunk muscle size and composition assessment in older adults with chronic low back pain: An intra-examiner and inter-examiner reliability study. Pain Medicine, 17(8), 1436-1446. [More Information]
  • Elkin, B., Elliott, J., Siegmund, G. (2016). Whiplash injury or concussion? A possible biomechanical explanation for concussion symptoms in some individuals following a rear-end collision. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 46(10), 874-885. [More Information]
  • Valentin, S., Licka, T., Elliott, J. (2015). Age and side-related morphometric MRI evaluation of trunk muscles in people without back pain. Manual Therapy, 20(1), 90-95. [More Information]
  • Ritchie, C., Hendrikz, J., Jull, G., Elliott, J., Sterling, M. (2015). External validation of a clinical prediction rule to predict full recovery and ongoing moderate/severe disability following acute whiplash injury. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 45(4), 242-250. [More Information]
  • Valentin, S., Yeates, T., Licka, T., Elliott, J. (2015). Inter-rater reliability of trunk muscle morphometric analysis. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 28(1), 181-190. [More Information]
  • O'Leary, S., Jull, G., Van Wyk, L., Pedler, A., Elliott, J. (2015). Morphological changes in the cervical muscles of women with chronic whiplash can be modified with exercise-A pilot study. Muscle and Nerve, 52(5), 772-779. [More Information]
  • Valentin, S., Licka, T., Elliott, J. (2015). MRI-determined lumbar muscle morphometry in man and sheep: Potential biomechanical implications for ovine model to human spine translation. Journal of Anatomy, 227(4), 506-513. [More Information]
  • Abbott, R., Pedler, A., Sterling, M., Hides, J., Murphey, T., Hoggarth, M., Elliott, J. (2015). The geography of fatty infiltrates within the cervical multifidus and semispinalis cervicis in individuals with chronic whiplash-associated disorders. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 45(4), 281-288. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Courtney, D., Rademaker, A., Pinto, D., Sterling, M., Parrish, T. (2015). The rapid and progressive degeneration of the cervical multifi dus in whiplash: An MRI study of fatty infi ltration. Spine, 40(12), E694-E700. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Pedler, A., Jull, G., Van Wyk, L., Galloway, G., O�Leary, S. (2014). Differential changes in muscle composition exist in traumatic and nontraumatic neck pain. Spine, 39(1), 39-47. [More Information]
  • Martin, R., Davenport, T., Reischl, S., McPoil, T., Matheson, J., Wukich, D., McDonough, C., Altman, R., Beattie, P., Cornwall, M., et al (2014). Heel pain - Plantar fasciitis: Revision 2014. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 44(11), A1-A33. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Dewald, J., Hornby, T., Walton, D., Parrish, T. (2014). Mechanisms underlying chronic whiplash: Contributions from an incomplete spinal cord injury? Pain Medicine, 15(11), 1938-1944. [More Information]
  • Lantz, J., Shamim, E., Elliott, J. (2014). Symptomatic ganglion cyst in a patient with knee pain. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 44(10), 840-840. [More Information]
  • Walton, D., Elliott, J. (2013). A higher-order analysis supports use of the 11-item version of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia in people with neck pain. Physical Therapy, 93(1), 60-68. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Kerry, R., Flynn, T., Parrish, T. (2013). Content not quantity is a better measure of muscle degeneration in whiplash. Manual Therapy, 18(6), 578-582. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Walton, D., Rademaker, A., Parrish, T. (2013). Quantification of cervical spine muscle fat: A comparison between T1-weighted and multi-echo gradient echo imaging using a variable projection algorithm (VARPRO). BMC Medical Imaging, 13(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Sterling, M., Elliott, J., Cabot, P. (2013). The Course of Serum Inflammatory Biomarkers Following Whiplash Injury and Their Relationship to Sensory and Muscle Measures: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. PloS One, 8(10), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Sparks, C., Cleland, J., Elliott, J., Zagardo, M., Liu, W. (2013). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging to determine if cerebral hemodynamic responses to pain change following thoracic spine thrust manipulation in healthy individuals. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 43(5), 340-348. [More Information]
  • Seif, G., Elliott, J. (2012). Ankylosing spondylitis in a patient referred to physical therapy with low back pain. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 28(1), 63-70. [More Information]
  • Schmid, A., Elliott, J., Strudwick, M., Little, M., Coppieters, M. (2012). Effect of splinting and exercise on intraneural edema of the median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome-an MRI study to reveal therapeutic mechanisms. Journal of Orthopaedic Research: a journal for musculoskeletal investigation, 30(8), 1343-1350. [More Information]
  • Sheard, B., Elliott, J., Cagnie, B., O'Leary, S. (2012). Evaluating serratus anterior muscle function in neck pain using muscle functional magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 35(8), 629-635. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Pedler, A., Theodoros, D., Jull, G. (2012). Magnetic resonance imaging changes in the size and shape of the oropharynx following acute whiplash injury. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 42(11), 912-918. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Pedler, A., Cowin, G., Sterling, M., McMahon, K. (2012). Spinal cord metabolism and muscle water diffusion in whiplash. Spinal Cord, 50(6), 474-476. [More Information]
  • Sterling, M., McLean, S., Sullivan, M., Elliott, J., Buitenhuis, J., Kamper, S. (2011). Potential Processes Involved in the Initiation and Maintenance of Whiplash-Associated Disorders. Spine, 36(25 Supp), S322-S329. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Smith, A., Knikou, M., Yelick, K., Alexander, A., Murnane, M., Kritselis, A., Houmpavlis, P., Mcpherson, J., Wasielewski, M., Hoggarth, M., et al (2016). MRI measures of fat infiltration in the lower extremities following motor incomplete spinal cord injury: Reliability and potential implications for muscle activation. 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2016), Orlando: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]
  • Sterling, M., Elliott, J., Nijs, J., Rebbeck, T. (2016). Where to from here with whiplash? New insights and new directions. IFOMPT 2016 (meeting of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists).

2018

  • Maujean, A., Carroll, L., Curatolo, M., Elliott, J., Kasch, H., Walton, D., Sterling, M. (2018). A core outcome set for clinical trials in whiplash-associated disorders (WAD): a study protocol. Trials, 19(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Walton, D., Elliott, J. (2018). A new clinical model for facilitating the development of pattern recognition skills in clinical pain assessment. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 36, 17-24. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Hancock, M., Crawford, R., Smith, A., Walton, D. (2018). Advancing imaging technologies for patients with spinal pain: With a focus on whiplash injury. Spine Journal, 18, 1489-1497. [More Information]
  • Cornwall, J., Elliott, J., Walton, D., Osmotherly, P. (2018). Clinical genomics in physical therapy: Where to from here? Physical Therapy, 98(9), 733-736. [More Information]
  • Hill, L., Aboud, D., Elliott, J., Magnussen, J., Sterling, M., Steffens, D., Hancock, M. (2018). Do findings identified on magnetic resonance imaging predict future neck pain? A systematic review. Spine Journal, 18(5), 880-891. [More Information]
  • McPherson, J., Smith, A., Duben, D., Mcmahon, K., Wasielewski, M., Parrish, T., Elliott, J. (2018). Short- and long-term reproducibility of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of lower extremity musculature in asymptomatic individuals and a comparison to individuals with spinal cord injury. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 19(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Abbott, R., Peolsson, A., West, J., Elliott, J., Aslund, U., Karlsson, A., Leinhard, O. (2018). The qualitative grading of muscle fat infiltration in whiplash using fat/water magnetic resonance imaging. Spine Journal, 18(5), 717-725. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Cornwall, J., Kennedy, E., Abbott, R., Crawford, R. (2018). Towards defining muscular regions of interest from axial magnetic resonance imaging with anatomical cross-reference: Part II - Cervical spine musculature. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 19(1), Article number 171. [More Information]

2017

  • Smith, A., Weber II, K., Parrish, T., Hornby, T., Tysseling, V., Mcpherson, J., Wasielewski, M., Elliott, J. (2017). Ambulatory function in motor incomplete spinal cord injury: a magnetic resonance imaging study of spinal cord edema and lower extremity muscle morphometry. Spinal Cord, 55(7), 672-678. [More Information]
  • Walton, D., Elliott, J. (2017). An integrated model of chronic whiplash-associated disorder. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 47(7), 462-471. [More Information]
  • Crawford, R., Elliott, J., Volken, T. (2017). Change in fatty infiltration of lumbar multifidus, erector spinae, and psoas muscles in asymptomatic adults of Asian or Caucasian ethnicities. European Spine Journal, 26(12), 3059-3067. [More Information]
  • Blanpied, P., Gross, A., Elliott, J., Devaney, L., Clewley, D., Walton, D., Sparks, C., Robertson, E. (2017). Clinical practice guidelines linked to the international classification of functioning, disability and health from the orthopaedic section of the American physical therapy association. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 47(7), A1-A83. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Courtney, D. (2017). Clinician's commentary on Belot et al. Physiotherapy Canada, 69(4), 290-291. [More Information]
  • Walton, D., Kwok, T., Mehta, S., Loh, E., Smith, A., Elliott, J., Kamper, S., Kasch, H., Sterling, M. (2017). Cluster Analysis of an International Pressure Pain Threshold Database Identifies 4 Meaningful Subgroups of Adults with Mechanical Neck Pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 33(5), 422-428. [More Information]
  • Sparks, C., Liu, W., Cleland, J., Kelly, J., Dyer, S., Szetela, K., Elliott, J. (2017). Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cerebral Hemodynamic Responses to Pain Following Thoracic Thrust Manipulation in Individuals With Neck Pain: A Randomized Trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 40(9), 625-634. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Walton, D. (2017). How do we meet the challenge of whiplash? Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 47(7), 444-446. [More Information]
  • Smith, A., Jakubowski, K., Wasielewski, M., Lee, S., Elliott, J. (2017). Lower extremity muscle structure in incomplete spinal cord injury: a comparison between ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. Spinal Cord Series and Cases, 3:17004. [More Information]
  • Crawford, R., Cornwall, J., Abbott, R., Elliott, J. (2017). Manually defining regions of interest when quantifying paravertebral muscles fatty infiltration from axial magnetic resonance imaging: a proposed method for the lumbar spine with anatomical cross-reference. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Owen, M., Bishop, M., Sparks, C., Tsao, H., Walton, D., Weber Jr., K., Wideman, T. (2017). Measuring pain for patients seeking physical therapy: Can functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) help? Physical Therapy, 97(1), 145-155. [More Information]
  • Sions, J., Coyle, P., Velasco, T., Elliott, J., Hicks, G. (2017). Multifidi Muscle Characteristics and Physical Function Among Older Adults With and Without Chronic Low Back Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(1), 51-57. [More Information]
  • Pagnez, M., Nogueira, L., Elliott, J. (2017). Neck pain associated with a bony metastatic tumor. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 47(7), 509-509. [More Information]
  • Uthaikhup, S., Assapun, J., Kothan, S., Watcharasaksilp, K., Elliott, J. (2017). Structural changes of the cervical muscles in elder women with cervicogenic headache. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 29, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Sions, J., Elliott, J., Pohlig, R., Hicks, G. (2017). Trunk muscle characteristics of the multifidi, erector spinae, psoas, and quadratus lumborum in older adults with and without chronic low back pain. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 47(3), 173-179. [More Information]

2016

  • Crawford, R., Filli, L., Elliott, J., Nanz, D., Fischer, M., Marcon, M., Ulbrich, E. (2016). Age- and level-dependence of fatty infiltration in lumbar paravertebral muscles of healthy volunteers. American Journal Of Neuroradiology, 37(4), 742-748. [More Information]
  • Valentin, S., Licka, T., Essigbeck, A., Elliott, J. (2016). In vivo magnetic resonance imaging features of spinal muscles in the ovine model. Journal of Orthopaedic Translation, 6, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Smith, A., Knikou, M., Yelick, K., Alexander, A., Murnane, M., Kritselis, A., Houmpavlis, P., Mcpherson, J., Wasielewski, M., Hoggarth, M., et al (2016). MRI measures of fat infiltration in the lower extremities following motor incomplete spinal cord injury: Reliability and potential implications for muscle activation. 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2016), Orlando: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]
  • Crawford, R., Volken, T., Valentin, S., Melloh, M., Elliott, J. (2016). Rate of lumbar paravertebral muscle fat infiltration versus spinal degeneration in asymptomatic populations: AN age-aggregated cross-sectional simulation study. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders, 11(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Mhuiris, A., Volken, T., Elliott, J., Hoggarth, M., Samartzis, D., Crawford, R. (2016). Reliability of quantifying the spatial distribution of fatty infiltration in lumbar paravertebral muscles using a new segmentation method for T1-weighted MRI. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 17(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Walton, D., Elliott, J., Lee, J., Loh, E., Macdermid, J., Schabrun, S., Siqueira, W., Corneil, B., Aal, B., et al (2016). Research priorities in the field of posttraumatic pain and disability: Results of a transdisciplinary consensus-generating workshop. Pain Research & Management, 2016, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Walton, D., Krebs, D., Moulden, D., Wade, P., Levesque, L., Elliott, J., Macdermid, J. (2016). The traumatic injuries distress scale: A new tool that quantifies distress and has predictive validity with patient-reported outcomes. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 46(10), 920-928. [More Information]
  • Sions, J., Smith, A., Hicks, G., Elliott, J. (2016). Trunk muscle size and composition assessment in older adults with chronic low back pain: An intra-examiner and inter-examiner reliability study. Pain Medicine, 17(8), 1436-1446. [More Information]
  • Sterling, M., Elliott, J., Nijs, J., Rebbeck, T. (2016). Where to from here with whiplash? New insights and new directions. IFOMPT 2016 (meeting of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists).
  • Elkin, B., Elliott, J., Siegmund, G. (2016). Whiplash injury or concussion? A possible biomechanical explanation for concussion symptoms in some individuals following a rear-end collision. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 46(10), 874-885. [More Information]

2015

  • Valentin, S., Licka, T., Elliott, J. (2015). Age and side-related morphometric MRI evaluation of trunk muscles in people without back pain. Manual Therapy, 20(1), 90-95. [More Information]
  • Ritchie, C., Hendrikz, J., Jull, G., Elliott, J., Sterling, M. (2015). External validation of a clinical prediction rule to predict full recovery and ongoing moderate/severe disability following acute whiplash injury. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 45(4), 242-250. [More Information]
  • Valentin, S., Yeates, T., Licka, T., Elliott, J. (2015). Inter-rater reliability of trunk muscle morphometric analysis. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 28(1), 181-190. [More Information]
  • O'Leary, S., Jull, G., Van Wyk, L., Pedler, A., Elliott, J. (2015). Morphological changes in the cervical muscles of women with chronic whiplash can be modified with exercise-A pilot study. Muscle and Nerve, 52(5), 772-779. [More Information]
  • Valentin, S., Licka, T., Elliott, J. (2015). MRI-determined lumbar muscle morphometry in man and sheep: Potential biomechanical implications for ovine model to human spine translation. Journal of Anatomy, 227(4), 506-513. [More Information]
  • Abbott, R., Pedler, A., Sterling, M., Hides, J., Murphey, T., Hoggarth, M., Elliott, J. (2015). The geography of fatty infiltrates within the cervical multifidus and semispinalis cervicis in individuals with chronic whiplash-associated disorders. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 45(4), 281-288. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Courtney, D., Rademaker, A., Pinto, D., Sterling, M., Parrish, T. (2015). The rapid and progressive degeneration of the cervical multifi dus in whiplash: An MRI study of fatty infi ltration. Spine, 40(12), E694-E700. [More Information]

2014

  • Elliott, J., Pedler, A., Jull, G., Van Wyk, L., Galloway, G., O�Leary, S. (2014). Differential changes in muscle composition exist in traumatic and nontraumatic neck pain. Spine, 39(1), 39-47. [More Information]
  • Martin, R., Davenport, T., Reischl, S., McPoil, T., Matheson, J., Wukich, D., McDonough, C., Altman, R., Beattie, P., Cornwall, M., et al (2014). Heel pain - Plantar fasciitis: Revision 2014. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 44(11), A1-A33. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Dewald, J., Hornby, T., Walton, D., Parrish, T. (2014). Mechanisms underlying chronic whiplash: Contributions from an incomplete spinal cord injury? Pain Medicine, 15(11), 1938-1944. [More Information]
  • Lantz, J., Shamim, E., Elliott, J. (2014). Symptomatic ganglion cyst in a patient with knee pain. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 44(10), 840-840. [More Information]

2013

  • Walton, D., Elliott, J. (2013). A higher-order analysis supports use of the 11-item version of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia in people with neck pain. Physical Therapy, 93(1), 60-68. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Kerry, R., Flynn, T., Parrish, T. (2013). Content not quantity is a better measure of muscle degeneration in whiplash. Manual Therapy, 18(6), 578-582. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Walton, D., Rademaker, A., Parrish, T. (2013). Quantification of cervical spine muscle fat: A comparison between T1-weighted and multi-echo gradient echo imaging using a variable projection algorithm (VARPRO). BMC Medical Imaging, 13(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Sterling, M., Elliott, J., Cabot, P. (2013). The Course of Serum Inflammatory Biomarkers Following Whiplash Injury and Their Relationship to Sensory and Muscle Measures: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. PloS One, 8(10), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Sparks, C., Cleland, J., Elliott, J., Zagardo, M., Liu, W. (2013). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging to determine if cerebral hemodynamic responses to pain change following thoracic spine thrust manipulation in healthy individuals. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 43(5), 340-348. [More Information]

2012

  • Seif, G., Elliott, J. (2012). Ankylosing spondylitis in a patient referred to physical therapy with low back pain. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 28(1), 63-70. [More Information]
  • Schmid, A., Elliott, J., Strudwick, M., Little, M., Coppieters, M. (2012). Effect of splinting and exercise on intraneural edema of the median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome-an MRI study to reveal therapeutic mechanisms. Journal of Orthopaedic Research: a journal for musculoskeletal investigation, 30(8), 1343-1350. [More Information]
  • Sheard, B., Elliott, J., Cagnie, B., O'Leary, S. (2012). Evaluating serratus anterior muscle function in neck pain using muscle functional magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 35(8), 629-635. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Pedler, A., Theodoros, D., Jull, G. (2012). Magnetic resonance imaging changes in the size and shape of the oropharynx following acute whiplash injury. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 42(11), 912-918. [More Information]
  • Elliott, J., Pedler, A., Cowin, G., Sterling, M., McMahon, K. (2012). Spinal cord metabolism and muscle water diffusion in whiplash. Spinal Cord, 50(6), 474-476. [More Information]

2011

  • Sterling, M., McLean, S., Sullivan, M., Elliott, J., Buitenhuis, J., Kamper, S. (2011). Potential Processes Involved in the Initiation and Maintenance of Whiplash-Associated Disorders. Spine, 36(25 Supp), S322-S329. [More Information]

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