Dr Paulo Ferreira

BPT UFMG-Brazil MSc University of Alberta-Canada PhD University of Sydney
Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

C43O - O Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9397
Fax +61 2 9351 9601

Website Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Biographical details

Dr. Paulo Ferreira is a physiotherapist with a Masters degree in Sports Rehabilitation and a PhD in Physiotherapy. He is leading an international cross-institutional academic partnership with the Federal University of Brazil and the University of Sydney to promote the integration and exchange of students, staff, and research across the two institutions.Paulois also a member of the Spinal Pain Research Group at the Faculty of Health Sciences, theUniversity of Sydney.

Paulo is a reviewer for prestigious international scientific journals such as European Journal of Pain, European Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, Contemporary Clinical Trials, and Brazilian Journal of Physiotherapy. He has been invited to speak at the 2009 Low Back Pain Forum in Boston and is one of main organizers of the 2013 Low Back Pain Forum, the most prestigious low back pain conference

Research interests

Paulo'sresearch interests are in the management of low back pain, spinal biomechanics and evidence based practice. The research has been published in leading journals such as British Medical Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, Pain, Spine, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, and the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. The program of research has been supported by over $1M in competitive funding.

Teaching and supervision

  • Dr. Paulo Ferreira has supervised 52 research students among PhDs, Masters, and Honors, and is currently supervising 7 research students including 3 PhDs, 2 Masters, and 1 Honors and 1 postdoctoral fellow
  • Course coordinator - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy C/3

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

Selected grants

2015

  • The association between sleep and low back pain in twins; Hopper J, Ferreira P, Ferreira M; Australian Twin Registry/Research Support.

2013

  • 1000 Norms Project: A deeper understanding of human variation; Burns J, Refshauge K, Raymond J, Nicholson L, Vanicek N, Ferreira P, Hiller C, Nightingale E, Simic M, Huebscher M, Mousavi S, Rose K, Pourkazemi F, Sman A, Fong Yan A, Wegener C; Australian Podiatry Education & Research Foundation/Research Grant.

2012

  • Travel Grant - 2012 XII Low Back Pain Forum; Ferreira P; Faculty of Health Sciences/Conference Travel Grant.

2011

  • Effect of MDT in the recruitment of trunk muscles; Ferreira P, Hancock M, Clare H, Halliday M; International Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Research Foundation/Research Support.
  • Triggers for low back pain; Maher C, Latimer J, Koes B, Blyth F, Ferreira P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Does good communication between therapists and patients predict outcomes for patients with lower back pain; Filho R, Ferreira P, Refshauge K, Oliveira V, Ferreira M, Pinto R; FAPESP/FAPESP Grants.

2010

  • MyLab 25 GOLD Ultrasound System with three (3) Probes; Refshauge K, Kilbreath S, Crosbie W, Brennan P, Ferreira P, Bailey D, Ryan E; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • CNPq Project Grant for Research Fellowship; Ferreira P; CNPq/BACE Project Grants.
  • NHMRC Equipment Grant - MyLab Gold Ultrasound System; Ferreira P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • BACE Project - Back Complaints in the Elderly; Ferreira P; CNPq/BACE Project Grants.
  • Australian Twin Registry Travel Grant; Ferreira P; Australian Twin Registry/Australian Twin Registry Travel Grant 2010.

2009

  • University of Sydney - Travel Grant; Ferreira P; University of Sydney/Travel Grant.
  • A system for the imaging and quantification of muscle structure in clinical populations.; Ferreira P; Faculty of Health Sciences/Equipment Development Grant.

2007

  • PRO-INFA 2007; Ferreira P; FINEP/FINEP Research Grants.
  • Travel grant, FAPEMIG - 2007; Ferreira P; FAPEMIG/Travel Grants.

2002

  • Effects of spinal manipulative therapy versus general exercise on chronic low back pain.; Ferreira M, Latimer J, Ferreira P, Herbert R, Maher C, Refshauge K; Arthritis Foundation of Australia/Research Grant.
  • Chronic low back pain: should we exercise the back or the whole body?; Ferreira P; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).
  • A comparison of the effects of spinal manipulative therapy versus exercise for chronic low back pain; Maher C, Ferreira P, Ferreira M, Herbert R, Latimer J, Refshauge K; Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales/Research Grant.

2001

  • PhD Scholarship; Ferreira P; CAPES (Brazilian Government)/Research Grant.
  • A randomised trial comparing spinal manipulative therapy and exercise for chronic low back pain.; Ferreira P; Arthritis Foundation of Australia/Research Grant.

1992

  • Masters Scholarship; Ferreira P; CAPES (Brazilian Government)/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Hodges, P., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2009). Lumbar spine: Treatment of Instability and Disorders of Movement Control. In David J. Magee, James E. Zachazewski and William S. Quillen (Eds.), Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, (pp. 389-425). St Louis, USA: Saunders Elsevier.

Journals

  • Halliday, M., Ferreira, P., Hancock, M., Clare, H. (2014). A randomized controlled trial comparing McKenzie therapy and motor control exercises on the recruitment of trunk muscles in people with chronic low back pain: A trial protocol. Physiotherapy, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Henschke, N., Kamper, S., Koes, B., Hayden, J., Maher, C. (2014). Age does not modify effects of treatment on pain of patients with low back pain – secondary analysis of randomized controlled trials. European Journal of Pain, 18(7), 932-938. [More Information]
  • Van Den Dolder, P., Ferreira, P., Refshauge, K. (2014). Effectiveness of soft tissue massage and exercise for the treatment of non-specific shoulder pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(16), 1216-1226. [More Information]
  • Franco, M., Pereira, L., Ferreira, P. (2014). Exercise interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(10), 867-868. [More Information]
  • Huebscher, M., Ferreira, M., Junqueira, D., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Hopper, J., Ferreira, P. (2014). Heavy domestic, but not recreational, physical activity is associated with low back pain: Australian Twin low BACK pain (AUTBACK) study. European Spine Journal, In Press. [More Information]
  • Junqueira, D., Ferreira, M., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Hopper, J., Hancock, M., Carvalho, M., Ferreira, P. (2014). Heritability and lifestyle factors in chronic low back pain: Results of the Australian Twin Low Back Pain Study (The AUTBACK study). European Journal of Pain, 18(10), 1410-1418. [More Information]
  • Junqueira, D., Ferreira, M., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Hopper, J., Hancock, M., Carvalho, M., Ferreira, P. (2014). Heritability and lifestyle factors in chronic low back pain: Results of the Australian Twin Low Back Pain Study (The AUTBACK study). European Journal of Pain, 18(10), 1410-1418. [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., Sherrington, C., Ferreira, M., Tiedemann, A., Ferreira, P., Blyth, F., Close, J., Taylor, M., Lord, S. (2014). Impact of pain on physical performance in older people leaving aged care rehabilitation. Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain, Article in Press.
  • Van Den Dolder, P., Ferreira, P., Refshauge, K. (2014). Intra- and inter-rater reliability of a modified measure of hand behind back range of motion. Manual Therapy, 19(1), 72-76. [More Information]
  • Cunha De Oliveira, V., Ferreira, M., Morso, L., Albert, H., Refshauge, K., Ferreira, P. (2014). Patients' perceived level of social isolation affects the prognosis of low back pain. European Journal of Pain, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Hancock, M., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Satchell, R., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Partington, M., Bouvier, A. (2014). Prognosis of chronic low back pain in patients presenting to a private community-based group exercise program. European Spine Journal, 23(1), 113-119. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, M., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Griffin, A., Hopper, J., Ferreira, P. (2014). Risk factors for low back pain: Insights from a novel case-control twin study. The Spine Journal, Article in Press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2014.06.021). [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., Sherrington, C., Ferreira, M., Tiedemann, A., Ferreira, P., Blyth, F., Close, J., Taylor, M., Lord, S. (2014). Self-reported chronic pain is associated with physical performance in older people leaving aged care rehabilitation. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 9, 259-265. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, P., Kongsted, A., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Kent, P. (2014). Self-reported moderate-to-vigorous leisure time physical activity predicts less pain and disability over 12 months in chronic and persistent low back pain. European Journal of Pain, 18(8), 1190-1198. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, P., Kongsted, A., Ferreira, M., Maher, M., Kent, P. (2014). Self-reported moderate-to-vigorous leisure time physical activity predicts less pain and disability over 12 months in chronic and persistent low back pain. European Journal of Pain, 18(8), 1190-1198. [More Information]
  • Van Den Dolder, P., Ferreira, P., Refshauge, K. (2014). Soft tissue massage does not increase effectiveness of exercise therapy for non-specific shoulder pain. A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine, Article in Press.
  • Crosbie, W., Negrao Filho, R., Port Nascimento, D., Ferreira, P. (2013). Coordination of Spinal Motion in the Transverse and Frontal Planes During Walking in People With and Without Recurrent Low Back Pain. Spine, 38(5), E286-E292. [More Information]
  • Crosbie, J., Port Nascimento, D., Negrao Filho, R., Ferreira, P. (2013). Do people with recurrent back pain constrain spinal motion during seated horizontal and downward reaching? Clinical Biomechanics, 28(8), 866-872. [More Information]
  • Panagopoulos, J., Hancock, M., Ferreira, P. (2013). Does the addition of visceral manipulation improve outcomes for patients with low backpain? Rationale and study protocol. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 17(3), 339-343. [More Information]
  • Franco, M., Ferreira, M., Howard, K., Sherrington, C., Rose, J., Haines, T., Ferreira, P. (2013). How big does the effect of an intervention have to be? Application of two novel methods to determine the smallest worthwhile effect of a fall prevention programme: a study protocol. BMJ Open, 3(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Figueiredo, V., Pereira, L., Ferreira, P., Pereira, A., Amorim, J. (2013). Incapacidade funcional, sintomas depressivos e dor lombar em idosos (Functional disability, depressive symptoms and low back pain in elderly). Fisioterapia em Movimento, 26(3), 549-557.
  • Azevedo, D., Lauria, A., Pereira, A., Andrade, G., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Van Dillen, L. (2013). Intraexaminer and interexaminer reliability of pressure biofeedback unit for assessing lumbopelvic stability during 6 lower limb movement tests. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 36(1), 33-43. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Pinheiro, M., Machado, G., Ferreira, M. (2013). Is alcohol intake associated with low back pain? A systematic review of observational studies. Manual Therapy, 18(3), 183-190. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Elkins, M., Moseley, A., Sherrington, C., Herbert, R., Maher, C., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2013). Many Randomized Trials of Physical Therapy Interventions Are Not Adequately Registered: A Survey of 200 Published Trials. Physical Therapy, 93(3), 299-309. [More Information]
  • Franco, M., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Maher, C., Pinto, R., Cherkin, D. (2013). Methodological limitations prevent definitive conclusions on the effects of patients' preferences in randomized clinical trials evaluating musculoskeletal conditions. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 66(6), 586-598. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Beckenkamp, P., Maher, C., Hopper, J., Ferreira, M. (2013). Nature or nurture in low back pain? Results of a systematic review of studies based on twin samples. European Journal of Pain, 17(7), 957-971. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Herbert, R., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Ostelo, R., Grotle, M., Barrett, B. (2013). The smallest worthwhile effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physiotherapy for chronic low back pain: a benefit-harm trade-off study. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 66(12), 1397-1404. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Latimer, J., Adams, R. (2013). The Therapeutic Alliance Between Clinicians and Patients Predicts Outcome in Chronic Low Back Pain. Physical Therapy, 93(4), 470-478. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Herbert, R., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Ostelo, R., Port Nascimento, D., Smeets, R. (2012). A critical review of methods used to determine the smallest worthwhile effect of interventions for low back pain. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 65(3), 253-261. [More Information]
  • Williams, C., Hancock, M., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Maher, C. (2012). A literature review reveals that trials evaluating treatment of non-specific low back pain use inconsistent criteria to identify serious pathologies and nerve root involvement. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 20(2), 59-65. [More Information]
  • Hall, A., Ferreira, M., Clemson, L., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Maher, C. (2012). Assessment of the therapeutic alliance in physical rehabilitation: A RASCH analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(3), 257-266. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Refshauge, K., Ferreira, M., Pinto, R., Beckenkamp, P., Negrao Filho, R., Ferreira, P. (2012). Communication that values patient autonomy is associated with satisfaction with care: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 58(4), 215-229. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Maher, C., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Hancock, M., Oliveira, V., McLachlan, A., Koes, B. (2012). Drugs for relief of pain in patients with sciatica: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ, 344, 1-15. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Maher, C., Pinto, R., Refshauge, K., Ferreira, M. (2012). Effectiveness of Self-Management of Low Back Pain: Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis. Arthritis Care and Research, 64(11), 1739-1748. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Maher, C., Ferreira, M., Hancock, M., Oliveira, V., McLachlan, A., Koes, B., Ferreira, P. (2012). Epidural corticosteroid injections in the management of sciatica: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine, 157(12), 865-877. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, M., Oliveira, V., Franco, M., Adams, R., Maher, C., Ferreira, P. (2012). Patient-centred communication is associated with positive therapeutic alliance: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 58(2), 77-87. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, T., Oliveira, V., Melo, R., Melo, R., Freitas, A., Ferreira, P. (2012). Patients in treatment for chronic low back pain have higher externalised beliefs: a cross-sectional study. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 16(1), 35-39. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Koes, B., Blyth, F., Ferreira, P. (2012). Triggers for an episode of sudden onset low back pain: study protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 13, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Port Nascimento, D., Pinto, R., Franco, M., Hodges, P. (2011). Discriminative and reliability analyses of ultrasound measurement of abdominal muscles recruitment. Manual Therapy, 16(5), 463-469. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, P., Franco, M., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, M., Teixeira-Salmela, L., Maher, C. (2011). Effect of 2 Lumbar Spine Postures on Transversus Abdominis Muscle Thickness During a Voluntary Contraction in People With and Without Low Back Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 34(3), 164-172. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Franco, H., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Franco, M., Hodges, P. (2011). Reliability and Discriminatory Capacity of a Clinical Scale for Assessing Abdominal Muscle Coordination. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 34(8), 562-569. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, P., Franco, M., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, M., Teixeira-Salmela, L., Oliveira, V., Maher, C. (2011). The effect of lumbar posture on abdominal muscle thickness during an isometric leg task in people with and without non-specific low back pain. Manual Therapy, 16(6), 578-584. [More Information]
  • Jesus, F., Ferreira, P., Pereira, L., Vasconcelos, C., Ferreira, M. (2011). Ultrasonographic Analysis of the Neck Flexor Muscles in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain and Changes After Cervical Spine Mobilization. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 34(8), 514-524. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Borges, B., Rezende, I., Carvalho, L., Soares, L., Abou Id Dabes, R., Carvalho, G., Drummond, A., Machado, G., Ferreira, P. (2010). Are neck pain scales and questionnaires compatible with the international classification of functioning, disability and health? A systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(19), 1539-1546. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Smeets, R., Kamper, S., Ferreira, P., Machado, L. (2010). Can We Explain Heterogeneity Among Randomized Clinical Trials of Exercise for Chronic Back Pain? A Meta-Regression Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Physical Therapy, 90(10), 1383-1403. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Machado, G., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Ferreira, P., Smeets, R. (2010). Factors defining care-seeking in low back pain - A meta-analysis of population based surveys. European Journal of Pain, 14(7), 747.e1-747.e7. [More Information]
  • Van Den Dolder, P., Ferreira, P., Refshauge, K. (2010). Is soft tissue massage an effective treatment for mechanical shoulder pain? A study protocol. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 18(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Hall, A., Ferreira, P., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M. (2010). The Influence of the Therapist-Patient Relationship on Treatment Outcome in Physical Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review. Physical Therapy, 90(8), 1099-1110. [More Information]
  • Aquino, R., Caires, P., Furtado, F., Loureiro, A., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2009). Applying Joint Mobilization at Different Cervical Vertebral Levels does not Influence Immediate Pain Reduction in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 17(2), 95-100. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Hodges, P. (2009). Changes in recruitment of transversus abdominis correlate with disability in people with chronic low back pain. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(16), 1166-1172. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Penido, H., Aun, A., Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P. (2009). Efficacy of motor control exercises in the treatment of low back pain: a systematic review within the framework of the Cochrane organization. Physiotherapy and Research, 16, 374-379.
  • Ferreira, M., Penido, H., Aun, A., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Oliveira, V. (2009). Eficácia dos exercícios de controle motor na dor lombopélvica: uma revisão sistemática (Efficacy of motor control exercises for lumbopelvic pain: a systematic review). Fisioterapia e Pesquisa, 16(4), 374-379.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Herbert, R., Latimer, J. (2009). People with low back pain typically need to feel 'much better' to consider intervention worthwhile: an observational study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 55(2), 123-127. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Tiburcio, L., Pinto, R., Oliveira, W., Dias, R. (2009). People with low back pain who have externalised beliefs need to see greater improvements in symptoms to consider exercises worthwhile: an observational study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 55(4), 271-275.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C., Refshauge, K. (2009). Relationship between spinal stiffness and outcome in patients with chronic low back pain. Manual Therapy, 14(1), 61-67. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Chagas, M., Ferreira, P., Azevedo, D., Rodrigues, E., Vieira, L. (2009). Why we cannot associate flexibility and prevention and injuries? Brazilian Journal of Sciences and Movement, 17, 1-15.
  • Costa, L., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Pozzi, G., Freitas, L. (2008). Clinimetric testing of three self-report outcome measures for low back pain patients in Brazil: which one is the best? Spine, 33(22), 2459-2463. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Furiati, T., Sakamoto, A., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C. (2008). Health locus of control questionnaire for patients with chronic low back pain: psychometric properties of the Brazilian–Portuguese version. Physiotherapy Research International, 13(1), 42-52. [More Information]
  • Coelho, R., Botelho Siqueira, F., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2008). Responsiveness of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Oswestry Disability Index in subjects with low back pain. European Spine Journal, 17(8), 1101-1106. [More Information]
  • Jesus, F., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2008). Ultrasonographic Measurement of Neck Muscle Recruitment: A Preliminary Investigation. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 16(2), 89-92. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Hodges, P. (2007). Changes in postural activity of the trunk muscles following spinal manipulative therapy. Manual Therapy, 12(3), 240-248. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Furiati, T., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Sakamoto, A., Maher, C. (2007). Chronic Low Back Pain in Brazil: Characteristic of the individuals and association between health locus of control and disability. Physiotherapy Brazil, 8, 54.
  • Pinto, R., Franco, H., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Hodges, P. (2007). Clinical scale for assessment of transversus abdominus muscle function. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 11(Supplement), 467.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Hodges, P., Jennings, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K. (2007). Comparison of general exercise, motor control exercise and spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low back pain: A randomized trial. Pain, 131(1-2), 31-37. [More Information]
  • Carvalho, C., Liu, I., Oliveira, W., Pinto, R., Ferreira, P. (2007). Motor control exercises in the recruitment of trunk muscles in patients with chronic low back pain. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 11(Supplement), 511.
  • Costa, L., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, P., Pozzi, G., Ribeiro, R. (2007). Psychometric Characteristics of the Brazilian-Portuguese Versions of the Functional Rating Index and the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire. Spine, 32(17), 1902-1907. [More Information]
  • da Silva Marinho, C., Soares, F., Costa, L., Ferreira, P. (2007). Reliability of a palpation test for the recruitment of transversus abdominis. Fisioterapia em Movimento, 19, 11-16.
  • Costa, L., Costa, L., Cancado, R., Oliveira, W., Ferreira, P. (2006). Short report: Intra-tester reliability of two clinical tests of transversus abdominis muscle recruitment. Physiotherapy Research International, 11(1), 48-50. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Refshauge, K. (2006). Specific stabilisation exercise for spinal and pelvic pain: A systematic review. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 52(2), 79-88. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Refshauge, K. (2006). The conclusion does not change: Clarification of reporting in stability systematic review. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 52(4), 312-312.
  • Machado, L., von Sperling de Souza, M., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2006). The McKenzie method for low back pain: a systematic review of the literature with a meta-analysis approach. Spine, 31(9), E254-E262. [More Information]
  • de Freitas, A., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., Ferreira, P. (2005). Searching the LILACS database for Portuguese- and Spanish-language randomized trials in physiotherapy was difficult. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 58(3), 233-237. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Latimer, C., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Sakamoto, A., Garofalo, R. (2004). Attitudes And Beliefs Of Brazilian And Australian Physiotherapy Students Towards Chronic Back Pain: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Physiotherapy Research International, 9(1), 13-23.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Hodges, P. (2004). Changes In Recruitment Of The Adbominal Muscles In People With Low Back Pain: Ultrasound Measurement Of Muscle Activity. Spine, 29(22), 2560-2566.
  • Costa, L., Costa, L., Cancado, R., Oliveira, W., Ferreira, P. (2004). Reliability analysis of palpation test and biofeedback pressoric unit on the activation of transversus abdominis muscle in normal individuals. Acta Fisiatrica, 11(3), 101-105.
  • Ferreira, P. (2004). Specific stabilizing exercises improve pain and function in women with pelvic girdle pain following pregnancy. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 50, 259.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2003). Chronic low back pain patients who benefit from spinal manipulative therapy are difficult to identify (Reply to Edmondston S, AJP 49: 63-64). Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 49(1), 64.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2003). Czy terapia manualna kregoslupa pomaga pacjentom z przewleklymi bolami krzyza? Rehabilitacja Medyczna, 7(2), 17-23.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2003). Efficacy of spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain of less than three months' duration. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 26(9), 593-601. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Latimer, J. (2003). Levels of evidence - Author Reply. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 56(9), 919-919.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2002). Does spinal manipulative therapy help people with chronic low back pain? Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(4), 277-284.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Latimer, J. (2002). Effect of applying different "levels of evidence" criteria on conclusions of Cochrane reviews of interventions for low back pain. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 55(11), 1126-1129.
  • Ferreira, P., Nascimento, A., Aguiar, C. (1999). Efficacy of the McKenzie Protocol and Vertebral Mobilization in the mobility of the Lumbar Spine. Fisioterapia em Movimento, XIII (1), 27-48.
  • Ferreira, P. (1998). Efficacy of ankle supports and taping in controlling balance. Fisioterapia em Movimento, 10(2).
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (1997). Relationship between lumbar curvature and trunk muscle recruitment. Fisioterapia em Movimento, 10(2).
  • Ferreira, P. (1997). Taping techniques in the management of sports injuries. Unknown, 4(1).

Conferences

  • Mousavi, S., Refshauge, K., Ferreira, P., Moloney, N. (2013). A comprehensive review on the methodology of motor control studies in patients with low back pain. 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain, Dubai.
  • Pinto, R., Elkins, M., Moseley, A., Sherrington, C., Herbert, R., Maher, C., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2011). A comparison of registered protocols and published reports of randomised controlled trials in physiotherapy. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Oliveira, V., Refshauge, K., Ferreira, M., Negrao Filho, R., Beckenkamp, P., Pinto, R., Ferreira, P. (2011). Patient-health provider communication on satisfaction with care: a systematic review. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Steffens, D., Hancock, M., Satchell, R., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Maher, C., Partington, M., Bouvier, A. (2011). Prognosis of patients with chronic low back pain presenting to a private functional group exercise program. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Lam, J., Maher, C., Hopper, J. (2011). Risk factors for low back pain among twins – a web-based population survey. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Sherrington, C., Pereira, L., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Blyth, F., Barraclough, E., Taylor, M., Lord, S. (2011). The impact of pain on physical performance among older people on discharge from inpatient aged care rehabilitation. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Vasconcelos, C., Moraleida, F., Brito, R., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P. (2009). Breathing pattern and recruitment of trunk muscles in patients with chronic low back pain. XVIII Brazilian Physical Therapy Congress AFB 2009, Brazil: Associação de Fisioterapeutas do Brasil.
  • Nascimento, D., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Alcantar, C. (2009). Clinical ultrasound test for Transversus Abdominus thickness in patients with chronic low back pain: Investigation of reliability. 4th Brazilian Congress and International Conference of Sports Physiotherapy National Society 2009, Brazil.
  • Van Den Dolder, P., Refshauge, K., Ferreira, P. (2009). Exercise and soft tissue massage- what is the evidence for their use in the treatment of shoulder pain of mechanical origin? Biennial Faculty of Health Sciences Research Higher Degree Student Conference 2009, Australia.
  • Machado, G., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Ferreira, P., Smeets, R. (2009). Factors defining care-seeking in low back pain - a meta-analysis of population based surveys. 1st Academic Journey of Physiotherapy 2009.
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Dornellas, R., Tiburcio, L. (2009). Health locus of control and kinesiophobia in patients with nonspecific low back pain. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Pinto, R., Oliveira, W., Dias, R. (2009). How does health locus of control correlate with estimates of sufficiently important differences in outcome of low back pain? 16th Biennial Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia Conference MPA 2009, Australia: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia.
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Tiburcio, L., Oliveira, W. (2009). How does Health Locus of Control correlates with estimates of sufficiently important differences in outcome of low back pain? 10th International Forum on Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain: LBP Forum X 2009, United States: Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Dornellas, R., Tiburcio, L. (2009). Intra-rater reliability of the Minimal Clinical Worthwhile Effect scale for interventions in low back pain. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Machado, G., Pinheiro, M., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Huxley, R. (2009). Is alcohol consumption associated with low back pain? A systematic review of observational studies. 1st Academic Journey of Physiotherapy 2009.
  • Ferreira, P., Oliveira, W., Morais, G., Pinto, R., Oliveira, V., Ferreira, M. (2009). Is there an association between abdominal muscle recruitment and psychosocial factors in chronic low back pain? 16th Biennial Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia Conference MPA 2009, Australia: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia.
  • Vasconcelos, C., Moraleida, F., Brito, R., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P. (2009). Longitudinal analysis of the recruitment of trunk muscles in patients with chronic low back pain. XVIII Brazilian Physical Therapy Congress AFB 2009, Brazil: Associação de Fisioterapeutas do Brasil.
  • Vasconcelos, C., Moraleida, F., Brito, R., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2009). Longitudinal analysis of the recruitment of trunk muscles measured by ultrasonography in patients with chronic low back pain: preliminary results. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Alcantar, C., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Nascimento, D. (2009). Low back pain genetic and environmental factors: Systematic review on observational studies. XVIII Brazilian Physical Therapy Congress AFB 2009, Brazil: Associação de Fisioterapeutas do Brasil.
  • Alcantar, C., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Nascimento, D. (2009). Low back pain genetic and environmental factors: Systematic review on observational studies. 4th Brazilian Congress and International Conference of Sports Physiotherapy National Society 2009, Brazil.
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Dornellas, R., Tiburcio, L. (2009). Low Back Pain Patients with an External Health Locus of Control have higher Estimates of Worthwhile Effects from Motor Control Exercises. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Vasconcelos, C., Moraleida, F., Brito, R., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2009). Relatioship between breathing patterns and recruitment of the trunk muscles in patients with chronic low back pain. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Salmela, L., Oliveira, V., Melo, W. (2009). The effect of lumbar posture on abdominal muscle recruitment during an isometric leg task. 16th Biennial Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia Conference MPA 2009, Australia: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia.
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, P., Franco, M., Oliveira, V., Ferreira, M. (2009). The effect of lumbar posture on abdominal muscle recruitment during an isometric leg task: A preliminary study. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Adams, R. (2009). The therapeutic alliance between physiotherapists and patients predicts outcome in chronic low back pain. 10th International Forum on Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain: LBP Forum X 2009, United States: Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Jesus-Moraleida, F., Vasconcelos, C., Pereira, L., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P. (2009). Ultrasonographic analysis of neck muscles in patients with chronic neck pain. XVIII Brazilian Physical Therapy Congress AFB 2009, Brazil: Associação de Fisioterapeutas do Brasil.
  • Jesus, F., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2009). Ultrasonographic measurement of neck muscles recruitment in patients with non-specific chronic neck pain. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Nascimento, D., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Alcantar, C. (2009). Ultrasound reliability for Tranversus Abdominis Muscle in Low Back Pain. XVIII Brazilian Physical Therapy Congress AFB 2009, Brazil: Associação de Fisioterapeutas do Brasil.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Hodges, P. (2007). Do Changes in Recruitment of Transversus Abdominis, Measured with Ultrasonography, Correlate with Clinical Outcomes in People with Low Back Pain? 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Ferreira, P. (2007). Evidence Based Physiotherapy. International Society of Biomechanics Symposium 2007.
  • Oliveira, V., Furiati, T., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Sakamoto, A. (2007). Health Locus of Control Scale in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: Psychometric Properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese Version. 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Costa (nee Menezes), L., Cancado, R., Oliveira, W., Ferreira, P. (2007). Intra-Tester Reliability of Two Clinical Tests of Transversus Abdominis Muscle Recruitment. 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Ferreira, P. (2007). Motor control exercises for chronic low back pain. 1st Physiotherapy Congress of Minas Gerais 2007, Brazil.
  • Costa (nee Menezes), L., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, P., Pozzi, G., Ribeiro, R. (2007). Psychometric Characteristics of the Brazilian-Portuguese Versions of the Functional Rating Index and the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire. 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Hodges, P., Jennings, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K. (2007). Randomized Trial Comparing General Exercise, Motor Control Exercise and Spinal Manual Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain. 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C., Refshauge, K. (2007). Relationship Between Spinal Stiffness and Outcome in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain. 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Ferreira, P., Pozzi, G., Ferreira, M., Costa (nee Menezes), L., Oliveira, W. (2007). The recruitment of the transversus abdominus on a patient submitted to an abdominal surgery. International Society of Biomechanics Symposium 2007.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Herbert, R., Latimer, J. (2007). What do Patients Consider to be a Clinically Worthwhile Improvement for Interventions of Low Back Pain? 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Herbert, R., Latimer, J. (2007). What do patients consider to be a clinically worthwhile improvement for interventions of low back pain? World Confederation of Physical Therapy International Congress.
  • Oliveira, W., Cancado, R., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2006). Are psychomotor speed measures in patients with chronic low back pain reliable? International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2006.
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Sakamoto, A., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2006). Health Locus of Control in patients with chronic back pain: psychometric properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese version. International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2006.
  • Coelho, R., Siqueira, F., Ferreira, P. (2006). Responsiveness of the Brazilian-Portuguese Oswestry Disability Questionnaire in patients with chronic low back pain. International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2006.
  • Coelho, R., Siqueira, F., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2006). Responsiveness of the Brazilian-Portuguese Oswestry Disability Questionnaire in patients with chronic low back pain. Physiotherapy Symposium of the UNI-BH 2006, Brazil.
  • Coelho, R., Siqueira, F., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2006). Validation of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Oswestry questionnaire for patients with chronic low back pain. Physiotherapy Symposium of the UNI-BH 2006, Brazil.
  • Oliveira, V., Chagas, M., Ferreira, P., Azevedo, D., Rodrigues, E., Vieira, L., Badaro, R. (2006). Why we cannot correlate flexibility to sports injury prevention? International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2006.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Hodges, P. (2005). A randomised clinical trial of spinal manipulative therapy versus exercises for chronic low back pain. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 14th Biennial Conference 2005, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Sakamoto, A., Garofalo, R. (2003). Attitudes and beliefs of Brazilian and Australian physiotherapy students towards chronic back pain: a cross-cultural comparison. 7th International Physiotherapy Congress 2003.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Sakamoto, A., Garofaro, R. (2003). Attitudes and Beliefs of Brazilian and Australian Physiotherapy Students Towards Chronic Back Pain: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. 14th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2003, United Kingdom: World Confederation for Physical Therapy.
  • Ferreira, P., Hodges, P., Ferreira, M. (2003). Changes in Recruitment of the Abdominal Muscles in People with Low Back Pain: Ultrasound Measurement of Muscle Aactivity. 14th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2003, United Kingdom: World Confederation for Physical Therapy.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Latimer, J., Herbert, R. (2003). Clinical ultrasound test for transversus abdominis thickness: investigation of reliability. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 13th Biennial Conference, Sydney, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2003). Efficacy of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Low Back Pain of Less than Three Months Duration. 14th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2003, United Kingdom: World Confederation for Physical Therapy.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2003). Efficacy of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for People with Chronic Low Back Pain. 14th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2003, United Kingdom: World Confederation for Physical Therapy.
  • Ferreira, M., Hodges, P., Ferreira, P. (2003). Electromyographic Responses of Abdominal Muscles Associated with Spinal Manipulative Therapy. 14th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2003, United Kingdom: World Confederation for Physical Therapy.
  • Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Sakamoto, A., Garofalo, R. (2002). Attitudes and beliefs of Brazilian and Australian physiotherapy students towards chronic back pain: a cross-cultural comparison. From Cell to Society 3, Sydney: The College of Health Sciences.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2002). Efficacy of spinal manipulation for low back pain of less than three months duration. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Maher, C., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R. (2002). Efficacy of spinal manipulative therapy for people with chronic low back pain. From Cell to Society 3, Sydney: The College of Health Sciences.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Refshauge, K. (2001). Assessing Clinical Evidence in Low Back Pain: How robust are conclusions of systematic reviews? More Than Skin Deep, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2001). Efficacy of Manual Therapy for Low Back Pain. More Than Skin Deep, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

2014

  • Halliday, M., Ferreira, P., Hancock, M., Clare, H. (2014). A randomized controlled trial comparing McKenzie therapy and motor control exercises on the recruitment of trunk muscles in people with chronic low back pain: A trial protocol. Physiotherapy, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Henschke, N., Kamper, S., Koes, B., Hayden, J., Maher, C. (2014). Age does not modify effects of treatment on pain of patients with low back pain – secondary analysis of randomized controlled trials. European Journal of Pain, 18(7), 932-938. [More Information]
  • Van Den Dolder, P., Ferreira, P., Refshauge, K. (2014). Effectiveness of soft tissue massage and exercise for the treatment of non-specific shoulder pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(16), 1216-1226. [More Information]
  • Franco, M., Pereira, L., Ferreira, P. (2014). Exercise interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(10), 867-868. [More Information]
  • Huebscher, M., Ferreira, M., Junqueira, D., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Hopper, J., Ferreira, P. (2014). Heavy domestic, but not recreational, physical activity is associated with low back pain: Australian Twin low BACK pain (AUTBACK) study. European Spine Journal, In Press. [More Information]
  • Junqueira, D., Ferreira, M., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Hopper, J., Hancock, M., Carvalho, M., Ferreira, P. (2014). Heritability and lifestyle factors in chronic low back pain: Results of the Australian Twin Low Back Pain Study (The AUTBACK study). European Journal of Pain, 18(10), 1410-1418. [More Information]
  • Junqueira, D., Ferreira, M., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Hopper, J., Hancock, M., Carvalho, M., Ferreira, P. (2014). Heritability and lifestyle factors in chronic low back pain: Results of the Australian Twin Low Back Pain Study (The AUTBACK study). European Journal of Pain, 18(10), 1410-1418. [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., Sherrington, C., Ferreira, M., Tiedemann, A., Ferreira, P., Blyth, F., Close, J., Taylor, M., Lord, S. (2014). Impact of pain on physical performance in older people leaving aged care rehabilitation. Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain, Article in Press.
  • Van Den Dolder, P., Ferreira, P., Refshauge, K. (2014). Intra- and inter-rater reliability of a modified measure of hand behind back range of motion. Manual Therapy, 19(1), 72-76. [More Information]
  • Cunha De Oliveira, V., Ferreira, M., Morso, L., Albert, H., Refshauge, K., Ferreira, P. (2014). Patients' perceived level of social isolation affects the prognosis of low back pain. European Journal of Pain, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Hancock, M., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Satchell, R., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Partington, M., Bouvier, A. (2014). Prognosis of chronic low back pain in patients presenting to a private community-based group exercise program. European Spine Journal, 23(1), 113-119. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, M., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Griffin, A., Hopper, J., Ferreira, P. (2014). Risk factors for low back pain: Insights from a novel case-control twin study. The Spine Journal, Article in Press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2014.06.021). [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., Sherrington, C., Ferreira, M., Tiedemann, A., Ferreira, P., Blyth, F., Close, J., Taylor, M., Lord, S. (2014). Self-reported chronic pain is associated with physical performance in older people leaving aged care rehabilitation. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 9, 259-265. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, P., Kongsted, A., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Kent, P. (2014). Self-reported moderate-to-vigorous leisure time physical activity predicts less pain and disability over 12 months in chronic and persistent low back pain. European Journal of Pain, 18(8), 1190-1198. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, P., Kongsted, A., Ferreira, M., Maher, M., Kent, P. (2014). Self-reported moderate-to-vigorous leisure time physical activity predicts less pain and disability over 12 months in chronic and persistent low back pain. European Journal of Pain, 18(8), 1190-1198. [More Information]
  • Van Den Dolder, P., Ferreira, P., Refshauge, K. (2014). Soft tissue massage does not increase effectiveness of exercise therapy for non-specific shoulder pain. A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine, Article in Press.

2013

  • Mousavi, S., Refshauge, K., Ferreira, P., Moloney, N. (2013). A comprehensive review on the methodology of motor control studies in patients with low back pain. 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain, Dubai.
  • Crosbie, W., Negrao Filho, R., Port Nascimento, D., Ferreira, P. (2013). Coordination of Spinal Motion in the Transverse and Frontal Planes During Walking in People With and Without Recurrent Low Back Pain. Spine, 38(5), E286-E292. [More Information]
  • Crosbie, J., Port Nascimento, D., Negrao Filho, R., Ferreira, P. (2013). Do people with recurrent back pain constrain spinal motion during seated horizontal and downward reaching? Clinical Biomechanics, 28(8), 866-872. [More Information]
  • Panagopoulos, J., Hancock, M., Ferreira, P. (2013). Does the addition of visceral manipulation improve outcomes for patients with low backpain? Rationale and study protocol. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 17(3), 339-343. [More Information]
  • Franco, M., Ferreira, M., Howard, K., Sherrington, C., Rose, J., Haines, T., Ferreira, P. (2013). How big does the effect of an intervention have to be? Application of two novel methods to determine the smallest worthwhile effect of a fall prevention programme: a study protocol. BMJ Open, 3(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Figueiredo, V., Pereira, L., Ferreira, P., Pereira, A., Amorim, J. (2013). Incapacidade funcional, sintomas depressivos e dor lombar em idosos (Functional disability, depressive symptoms and low back pain in elderly). Fisioterapia em Movimento, 26(3), 549-557.
  • Azevedo, D., Lauria, A., Pereira, A., Andrade, G., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Van Dillen, L. (2013). Intraexaminer and interexaminer reliability of pressure biofeedback unit for assessing lumbopelvic stability during 6 lower limb movement tests. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 36(1), 33-43. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Pinheiro, M., Machado, G., Ferreira, M. (2013). Is alcohol intake associated with low back pain? A systematic review of observational studies. Manual Therapy, 18(3), 183-190. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Elkins, M., Moseley, A., Sherrington, C., Herbert, R., Maher, C., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2013). Many Randomized Trials of Physical Therapy Interventions Are Not Adequately Registered: A Survey of 200 Published Trials. Physical Therapy, 93(3), 299-309. [More Information]
  • Franco, M., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Maher, C., Pinto, R., Cherkin, D. (2013). Methodological limitations prevent definitive conclusions on the effects of patients' preferences in randomized clinical trials evaluating musculoskeletal conditions. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 66(6), 586-598. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Beckenkamp, P., Maher, C., Hopper, J., Ferreira, M. (2013). Nature or nurture in low back pain? Results of a systematic review of studies based on twin samples. European Journal of Pain, 17(7), 957-971. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Herbert, R., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Ostelo, R., Grotle, M., Barrett, B. (2013). The smallest worthwhile effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physiotherapy for chronic low back pain: a benefit-harm trade-off study. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 66(12), 1397-1404. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Latimer, J., Adams, R. (2013). The Therapeutic Alliance Between Clinicians and Patients Predicts Outcome in Chronic Low Back Pain. Physical Therapy, 93(4), 470-478. [More Information]

2012

  • Ferreira, M., Herbert, R., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Ostelo, R., Port Nascimento, D., Smeets, R. (2012). A critical review of methods used to determine the smallest worthwhile effect of interventions for low back pain. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 65(3), 253-261. [More Information]
  • Williams, C., Hancock, M., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Maher, C. (2012). A literature review reveals that trials evaluating treatment of non-specific low back pain use inconsistent criteria to identify serious pathologies and nerve root involvement. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 20(2), 59-65. [More Information]
  • Hall, A., Ferreira, M., Clemson, L., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Maher, C. (2012). Assessment of the therapeutic alliance in physical rehabilitation: A RASCH analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(3), 257-266. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Refshauge, K., Ferreira, M., Pinto, R., Beckenkamp, P., Negrao Filho, R., Ferreira, P. (2012). Communication that values patient autonomy is associated with satisfaction with care: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 58(4), 215-229. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Maher, C., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Hancock, M., Oliveira, V., McLachlan, A., Koes, B. (2012). Drugs for relief of pain in patients with sciatica: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ, 344, 1-15. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Maher, C., Pinto, R., Refshauge, K., Ferreira, M. (2012). Effectiveness of Self-Management of Low Back Pain: Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis. Arthritis Care and Research, 64(11), 1739-1748. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Maher, C., Ferreira, M., Hancock, M., Oliveira, V., McLachlan, A., Koes, B., Ferreira, P. (2012). Epidural corticosteroid injections in the management of sciatica: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine, 157(12), 865-877. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, M., Oliveira, V., Franco, M., Adams, R., Maher, C., Ferreira, P. (2012). Patient-centred communication is associated with positive therapeutic alliance: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 58(2), 77-87. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, T., Oliveira, V., Melo, R., Melo, R., Freitas, A., Ferreira, P. (2012). Patients in treatment for chronic low back pain have higher externalised beliefs: a cross-sectional study. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 16(1), 35-39. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Koes, B., Blyth, F., Ferreira, P. (2012). Triggers for an episode of sudden onset low back pain: study protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 13, 1-5. [More Information]

2011

  • Pinto, R., Elkins, M., Moseley, A., Sherrington, C., Herbert, R., Maher, C., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2011). A comparison of registered protocols and published reports of randomised controlled trials in physiotherapy. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Port Nascimento, D., Pinto, R., Franco, M., Hodges, P. (2011). Discriminative and reliability analyses of ultrasound measurement of abdominal muscles recruitment. Manual Therapy, 16(5), 463-469. [More Information]
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, P., Franco, M., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, M., Teixeira-Salmela, L., Maher, C. (2011). Effect of 2 Lumbar Spine Postures on Transversus Abdominis Muscle Thickness During a Voluntary Contraction in People With and Without Low Back Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 34(3), 164-172. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Refshauge, K., Ferreira, M., Negrao Filho, R., Beckenkamp, P., Pinto, R., Ferreira, P. (2011). Patient-health provider communication on satisfaction with care: a systematic review. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Steffens, D., Hancock, M., Satchell, R., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Maher, C., Partington, M., Bouvier, A. (2011). Prognosis of patients with chronic low back pain presenting to a private functional group exercise program. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Pinto, R., Franco, H., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Franco, M., Hodges, P. (2011). Reliability and Discriminatory Capacity of a Clinical Scale for Assessing Abdominal Muscle Coordination. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 34(8), 562-569. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Lam, J., Maher, C., Hopper, J. (2011). Risk factors for low back pain among twins – a web-based population survey. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, P., Franco, M., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, M., Teixeira-Salmela, L., Oliveira, V., Maher, C. (2011). The effect of lumbar posture on abdominal muscle thickness during an isometric leg task in people with and without non-specific low back pain. Manual Therapy, 16(6), 578-584. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Pereira, L., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Blyth, F., Barraclough, E., Taylor, M., Lord, S. (2011). The impact of pain on physical performance among older people on discharge from inpatient aged care rehabilitation. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Jesus, F., Ferreira, P., Pereira, L., Vasconcelos, C., Ferreira, M. (2011). Ultrasonographic Analysis of the Neck Flexor Muscles in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain and Changes After Cervical Spine Mobilization. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 34(8), 514-524. [More Information]

2010

  • Ferreira, M., Borges, B., Rezende, I., Carvalho, L., Soares, L., Abou Id Dabes, R., Carvalho, G., Drummond, A., Machado, G., Ferreira, P. (2010). Are neck pain scales and questionnaires compatible with the international classification of functioning, disability and health? A systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(19), 1539-1546. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Smeets, R., Kamper, S., Ferreira, P., Machado, L. (2010). Can We Explain Heterogeneity Among Randomized Clinical Trials of Exercise for Chronic Back Pain? A Meta-Regression Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Physical Therapy, 90(10), 1383-1403. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Machado, G., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Ferreira, P., Smeets, R. (2010). Factors defining care-seeking in low back pain - A meta-analysis of population based surveys. European Journal of Pain, 14(7), 747.e1-747.e7. [More Information]
  • Van Den Dolder, P., Ferreira, P., Refshauge, K. (2010). Is soft tissue massage an effective treatment for mechanical shoulder pain? A study protocol. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 18(1), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Hall, A., Ferreira, P., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M. (2010). The Influence of the Therapist-Patient Relationship on Treatment Outcome in Physical Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review. Physical Therapy, 90(8), 1099-1110. [More Information]

2009

  • Aquino, R., Caires, P., Furtado, F., Loureiro, A., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2009). Applying Joint Mobilization at Different Cervical Vertebral Levels does not Influence Immediate Pain Reduction in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 17(2), 95-100. [More Information]
  • Vasconcelos, C., Moraleida, F., Brito, R., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P. (2009). Breathing pattern and recruitment of trunk muscles in patients with chronic low back pain. XVIII Brazilian Physical Therapy Congress AFB 2009, Brazil: Associação de Fisioterapeutas do Brasil.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Hodges, P. (2009). Changes in recruitment of transversus abdominis correlate with disability in people with chronic low back pain. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(16), 1166-1172. [More Information]
  • Nascimento, D., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Alcantar, C. (2009). Clinical ultrasound test for Transversus Abdominus thickness in patients with chronic low back pain: Investigation of reliability. 4th Brazilian Congress and International Conference of Sports Physiotherapy National Society 2009, Brazil.
  • Ferreira, M., Penido, H., Aun, A., Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P. (2009). Efficacy of motor control exercises in the treatment of low back pain: a systematic review within the framework of the Cochrane organization. Physiotherapy and Research, 16, 374-379.
  • Ferreira, M., Penido, H., Aun, A., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Oliveira, V. (2009). Eficácia dos exercícios de controle motor na dor lombopélvica: uma revisão sistemática (Efficacy of motor control exercises for lumbopelvic pain: a systematic review). Fisioterapia e Pesquisa, 16(4), 374-379.
  • Van Den Dolder, P., Refshauge, K., Ferreira, P. (2009). Exercise and soft tissue massage- what is the evidence for their use in the treatment of shoulder pain of mechanical origin? Biennial Faculty of Health Sciences Research Higher Degree Student Conference 2009, Australia.
  • Machado, G., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Ferreira, P., Smeets, R. (2009). Factors defining care-seeking in low back pain - a meta-analysis of population based surveys. 1st Academic Journey of Physiotherapy 2009.
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Dornellas, R., Tiburcio, L. (2009). Health locus of control and kinesiophobia in patients with nonspecific low back pain. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Pinto, R., Oliveira, W., Dias, R. (2009). How does health locus of control correlate with estimates of sufficiently important differences in outcome of low back pain? 16th Biennial Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia Conference MPA 2009, Australia: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia.
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Tiburcio, L., Oliveira, W. (2009). How does Health Locus of Control correlates with estimates of sufficiently important differences in outcome of low back pain? 10th International Forum on Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain: LBP Forum X 2009, United States: Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Dornellas, R., Tiburcio, L. (2009). Intra-rater reliability of the Minimal Clinical Worthwhile Effect scale for interventions in low back pain. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Machado, G., Pinheiro, M., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Huxley, R. (2009). Is alcohol consumption associated with low back pain? A systematic review of observational studies. 1st Academic Journey of Physiotherapy 2009.
  • Ferreira, P., Oliveira, W., Morais, G., Pinto, R., Oliveira, V., Ferreira, M. (2009). Is there an association between abdominal muscle recruitment and psychosocial factors in chronic low back pain? 16th Biennial Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia Conference MPA 2009, Australia: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia.
  • Vasconcelos, C., Moraleida, F., Brito, R., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P. (2009). Longitudinal analysis of the recruitment of trunk muscles in patients with chronic low back pain. XVIII Brazilian Physical Therapy Congress AFB 2009, Brazil: Associação de Fisioterapeutas do Brasil.
  • Vasconcelos, C., Moraleida, F., Brito, R., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2009). Longitudinal analysis of the recruitment of trunk muscles measured by ultrasonography in patients with chronic low back pain: preliminary results. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Alcantar, C., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Nascimento, D. (2009). Low back pain genetic and environmental factors: Systematic review on observational studies. XVIII Brazilian Physical Therapy Congress AFB 2009, Brazil: Associação de Fisioterapeutas do Brasil.
  • Alcantar, C., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Nascimento, D. (2009). Low back pain genetic and environmental factors: Systematic review on observational studies. 4th Brazilian Congress and International Conference of Sports Physiotherapy National Society 2009, Brazil.
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Dornellas, R., Tiburcio, L. (2009). Low Back Pain Patients with an External Health Locus of Control have higher Estimates of Worthwhile Effects from Motor Control Exercises. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Hodges, P., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2009). Lumbar spine: Treatment of Instability and Disorders of Movement Control. In David J. Magee, James E. Zachazewski and William S. Quillen (Eds.), Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, (pp. 389-425). St Louis, USA: Saunders Elsevier.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Herbert, R., Latimer, J. (2009). People with low back pain typically need to feel 'much better' to consider intervention worthwhile: an observational study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 55(2), 123-127. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Tiburcio, L., Pinto, R., Oliveira, W., Dias, R. (2009). People with low back pain who have externalised beliefs need to see greater improvements in symptoms to consider exercises worthwhile: an observational study. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 55(4), 271-275.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C., Refshauge, K. (2009). Relationship between spinal stiffness and outcome in patients with chronic low back pain. Manual Therapy, 14(1), 61-67. [More Information]
  • Vasconcelos, C., Moraleida, F., Brito, R., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2009). Relatioship between breathing patterns and recruitment of the trunk muscles in patients with chronic low back pain. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Salmela, L., Oliveira, V., Melo, W. (2009). The effect of lumbar posture on abdominal muscle recruitment during an isometric leg task. 16th Biennial Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia Conference MPA 2009, Australia: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia.
  • Pinto, R., Ferreira, P., Franco, M., Oliveira, V., Ferreira, M. (2009). The effect of lumbar posture on abdominal muscle recruitment during an isometric leg task: A preliminary study. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Adams, R. (2009). The therapeutic alliance between physiotherapists and patients predicts outcome in chronic low back pain. 10th International Forum on Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain: LBP Forum X 2009, United States: Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Jesus-Moraleida, F., Vasconcelos, C., Pereira, L., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P. (2009). Ultrasonographic analysis of neck muscles in patients with chronic neck pain. XVIII Brazilian Physical Therapy Congress AFB 2009, Brazil: Associação de Fisioterapeutas do Brasil.
  • Jesus, F., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2009). Ultrasonographic measurement of neck muscles recruitment in patients with non-specific chronic neck pain. 2nd International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2009.
  • Nascimento, D., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Alcantar, C. (2009). Ultrasound reliability for Tranversus Abdominis Muscle in Low Back Pain. XVIII Brazilian Physical Therapy Congress AFB 2009, Brazil: Associação de Fisioterapeutas do Brasil.
  • Oliveira, V., Chagas, M., Ferreira, P., Azevedo, D., Rodrigues, E., Vieira, L. (2009). Why we cannot associate flexibility and prevention and injuries? Brazilian Journal of Sciences and Movement, 17, 1-15.

2008

  • Costa, L., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Pozzi, G., Freitas, L. (2008). Clinimetric testing of three self-report outcome measures for low back pain patients in Brazil: which one is the best? Spine, 33(22), 2459-2463. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Furiati, T., Sakamoto, A., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C. (2008). Health locus of control questionnaire for patients with chronic low back pain: psychometric properties of the Brazilian–Portuguese version. Physiotherapy Research International, 13(1), 42-52. [More Information]
  • Coelho, R., Botelho Siqueira, F., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2008). Responsiveness of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Oswestry Disability Index in subjects with low back pain. European Spine Journal, 17(8), 1101-1106. [More Information]
  • Jesus, F., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2008). Ultrasonographic Measurement of Neck Muscle Recruitment: A Preliminary Investigation. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 16(2), 89-92. [More Information]

2007

  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Hodges, P. (2007). Changes in postural activity of the trunk muscles following spinal manipulative therapy. Manual Therapy, 12(3), 240-248. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, V., Furiati, T., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Sakamoto, A., Maher, C. (2007). Chronic Low Back Pain in Brazil: Characteristic of the individuals and association between health locus of control and disability. Physiotherapy Brazil, 8, 54.
  • Pinto, R., Franco, H., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Hodges, P. (2007). Clinical scale for assessment of transversus abdominus muscle function. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 11(Supplement), 467.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Hodges, P., Jennings, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K. (2007). Comparison of general exercise, motor control exercise and spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low back pain: A randomized trial. Pain, 131(1-2), 31-37. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Hodges, P. (2007). Do Changes in Recruitment of Transversus Abdominis, Measured with Ultrasonography, Correlate with Clinical Outcomes in People with Low Back Pain? 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Ferreira, P. (2007). Evidence Based Physiotherapy. International Society of Biomechanics Symposium 2007.
  • Oliveira, V., Furiati, T., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Sakamoto, A. (2007). Health Locus of Control Scale in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: Psychometric Properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese Version. 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Costa (nee Menezes), L., Cancado, R., Oliveira, W., Ferreira, P. (2007). Intra-Tester Reliability of Two Clinical Tests of Transversus Abdominis Muscle Recruitment. 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Ferreira, P. (2007). Motor control exercises for chronic low back pain. 1st Physiotherapy Congress of Minas Gerais 2007, Brazil.
  • Carvalho, C., Liu, I., Oliveira, W., Pinto, R., Ferreira, P. (2007). Motor control exercises in the recruitment of trunk muscles in patients with chronic low back pain. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 11(Supplement), 511.
  • Costa (nee Menezes), L., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, P., Pozzi, G., Ribeiro, R. (2007). Psychometric Characteristics of the Brazilian-Portuguese Versions of the Functional Rating Index and the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire. 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Costa, L., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, P., Pozzi, G., Ribeiro, R. (2007). Psychometric Characteristics of the Brazilian-Portuguese Versions of the Functional Rating Index and the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire. Spine, 32(17), 1902-1907. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Hodges, P., Jennings, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K. (2007). Randomized Trial Comparing General Exercise, Motor Control Exercise and Spinal Manual Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain. 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C., Refshauge, K. (2007). Relationship Between Spinal Stiffness and Outcome in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain. 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • da Silva Marinho, C., Soares, F., Costa, L., Ferreira, P. (2007). Reliability of a palpation test for the recruitment of transversus abdominis. Fisioterapia em Movimento, 19, 11-16.
  • Ferreira, P., Pozzi, G., Ferreira, M., Costa (nee Menezes), L., Oliveira, W. (2007). The recruitment of the transversus abdominus on a patient submitted to an abdominal surgery. International Society of Biomechanics Symposium 2007.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Herbert, R., Latimer, J. (2007). What do Patients Consider to be a Clinically Worthwhile Improvement for Interventions of Low Back Pain? 15th International Congress of The World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2007, United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Herbert, R., Latimer, J. (2007). What do patients consider to be a clinically worthwhile improvement for interventions of low back pain? World Confederation of Physical Therapy International Congress.

2006

  • Oliveira, W., Cancado, R., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2006). Are psychomotor speed measures in patients with chronic low back pain reliable? International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2006.
  • Oliveira, V., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Sakamoto, A., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2006). Health Locus of Control in patients with chronic back pain: psychometric properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese version. International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2006.
  • Coelho, R., Siqueira, F., Ferreira, P. (2006). Responsiveness of the Brazilian-Portuguese Oswestry Disability Questionnaire in patients with chronic low back pain. International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2006.
  • Coelho, R., Siqueira, F., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2006). Responsiveness of the Brazilian-Portuguese Oswestry Disability Questionnaire in patients with chronic low back pain. Physiotherapy Symposium of the UNI-BH 2006, Brazil.
  • Costa, L., Costa, L., Cancado, R., Oliveira, W., Ferreira, P. (2006). Short report: Intra-tester reliability of two clinical tests of transversus abdominis muscle recruitment. Physiotherapy Research International, 11(1), 48-50. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Refshauge, K. (2006). Specific stabilisation exercise for spinal and pelvic pain: A systematic review. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 52(2), 79-88. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Refshauge, K. (2006). The conclusion does not change: Clarification of reporting in stability systematic review. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 52(4), 312-312.
  • Machado, L., von Sperling de Souza, M., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2006). The McKenzie method for low back pain: a systematic review of the literature with a meta-analysis approach. Spine, 31(9), E254-E262. [More Information]
  • Coelho, R., Siqueira, F., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (2006). Validation of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Oswestry questionnaire for patients with chronic low back pain. Physiotherapy Symposium of the UNI-BH 2006, Brazil.
  • Oliveira, V., Chagas, M., Ferreira, P., Azevedo, D., Rodrigues, E., Vieira, L., Badaro, R. (2006). Why we cannot correlate flexibility to sports injury prevention? International Conference of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2006.

2005

  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Hodges, P. (2005). A randomised clinical trial of spinal manipulative therapy versus exercises for chronic low back pain. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 14th Biennial Conference 2005, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • de Freitas, A., Herbert, R., Latimer, J., Ferreira, P. (2005). Searching the LILACS database for Portuguese- and Spanish-language randomized trials in physiotherapy was difficult. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 58(3), 233-237. [More Information]

2004

  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Latimer, C., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Sakamoto, A., Garofalo, R. (2004). Attitudes And Beliefs Of Brazilian And Australian Physiotherapy Students Towards Chronic Back Pain: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Physiotherapy Research International, 9(1), 13-23.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Hodges, P. (2004). Changes In Recruitment Of The Adbominal Muscles In People With Low Back Pain: Ultrasound Measurement Of Muscle Activity. Spine, 29(22), 2560-2566.
  • Costa, L., Costa, L., Cancado, R., Oliveira, W., Ferreira, P. (2004). Reliability analysis of palpation test and biofeedback pressoric unit on the activation of transversus abdominis muscle in normal individuals. Acta Fisiatrica, 11(3), 101-105.
  • Ferreira, P. (2004). Specific stabilizing exercises improve pain and function in women with pelvic girdle pain following pregnancy. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 50, 259.

2003

  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Sakamoto, A., Garofalo, R. (2003). Attitudes and beliefs of Brazilian and Australian physiotherapy students towards chronic back pain: a cross-cultural comparison. 7th International Physiotherapy Congress 2003.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Sakamoto, A., Garofaro, R. (2003). Attitudes and Beliefs of Brazilian and Australian Physiotherapy Students Towards Chronic Back Pain: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. 14th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2003, United Kingdom: World Confederation for Physical Therapy.
  • Ferreira, P., Hodges, P., Ferreira, M. (2003). Changes in Recruitment of the Abdominal Muscles in People with Low Back Pain: Ultrasound Measurement of Muscle Aactivity. 14th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2003, United Kingdom: World Confederation for Physical Therapy.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2003). Chronic low back pain patients who benefit from spinal manipulative therapy are difficult to identify (Reply to Edmondston S, AJP 49: 63-64). Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 49(1), 64.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Latimer, J., Herbert, R. (2003). Clinical ultrasound test for transversus abdominis thickness: investigation of reliability. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 13th Biennial Conference, Sydney, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2003). Czy terapia manualna kregoslupa pomaga pacjentom z przewleklymi bolami krzyza? Rehabilitacja Medyczna, 7(2), 17-23.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2003). Efficacy of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Low Back Pain of Less than Three Months Duration. 14th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2003, United Kingdom: World Confederation for Physical Therapy.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2003). Efficacy of spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain of less than three months' duration. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 26(9), 593-601. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2003). Efficacy of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for People with Chronic Low Back Pain. 14th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2003, United Kingdom: World Confederation for Physical Therapy.
  • Ferreira, M., Hodges, P., Ferreira, P. (2003). Electromyographic Responses of Abdominal Muscles Associated with Spinal Manipulative Therapy. 14th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT 2003, United Kingdom: World Confederation for Physical Therapy.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Latimer, J. (2003). Levels of evidence - Author Reply. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 56(9), 919-919.

2002

  • Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Sakamoto, A., Garofalo, R. (2002). Attitudes and beliefs of Brazilian and Australian physiotherapy students towards chronic back pain: a cross-cultural comparison. From Cell to Society 3, Sydney: The College of Health Sciences.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2002). Does spinal manipulative therapy help people with chronic low back pain? Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(4), 277-284.
  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Latimer, J. (2002). Effect of applying different "levels of evidence" criteria on conclusions of Cochrane reviews of interventions for low back pain. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 55(11), 1126-1129.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2002). Efficacy of spinal manipulation for low back pain of less than three months duration. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Maher, C., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R. (2002). Efficacy of spinal manipulative therapy for people with chronic low back pain. From Cell to Society 3, Sydney: The College of Health Sciences.

2001

  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Refshauge, K. (2001). Assessing Clinical Evidence in Low Back Pain: How robust are conclusions of systematic reviews? More Than Skin Deep, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Latimer, J., Herbert, R., Maher, C. (2001). Efficacy of Manual Therapy for Low Back Pain. More Than Skin Deep, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

1999

  • Ferreira, P., Nascimento, A., Aguiar, C. (1999). Efficacy of the McKenzie Protocol and Vertebral Mobilization in the mobility of the Lumbar Spine. Fisioterapia em Movimento, XIII (1), 27-48.

1998

  • Ferreira, P. (1998). Efficacy of ankle supports and taping in controlling balance. Fisioterapia em Movimento, 10(2).

1997

  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (1997). Relationship between lumbar curvature and trunk muscle recruitment. Fisioterapia em Movimento, 10(2).
  • Ferreira, P. (1997). Taping techniques in the management of sports injuries. Unknown, 4(1).

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