Mr Joshua Zadro

PhD
BAppSc(Phty)(Hons1)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School

Telephone +61 2 8627 6782
Fax +61 2 8627 6262

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Biographical details

Josh is a postdoctoral research fellow at Musculoskeletal Health Sydney, a division of the School of Public Health, University of Sydney. He also works as a physiotherapist in a private practice and has experience working with a number of semi-professional football teams.

Research interests

Josh completed his doctorate at the Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, and has published numerous projects where data from identical twins was used to better understand how genetics and other shared familial factors influence the risk of developing low back, the recovery from low back pain, and the response to increased physical activity. In particular, his PhD research focused on understanding the relationship between physical activity and low back pain.

Teaching and supervision

Josh has worked as a postgraduate teaching fellow at the Discipline of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney. He has experience teaching in foundation, musculoskeletal and advanced units of study for both undergraduate and graduate entry masters students.

Current projects

Josh is currently working on projects aimed at reducing over diagnosis and overtreatment in allied health as part of Sydney School of Public Health. In particular, he is interested in evaluating the impact recently published Choosing Wisely recommendations have on reducing unnecessary physiotherapy care.

Associations

Professional memberships

Registered Physiotherapist (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency: PHY0001934928)

Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level 1 Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach

Wellness Coach (Wellness Coaching Australia)

International Association for the Study of Pain

Reviewer

Annals of Internal Medicine

Spine

Pain

Journal of Pain

Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy

BMC Musculoskeletal Conditions

Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

Journal of Medical Genetics

Awards and honours

2015 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

2015 University of Sydney Merit Award Top-Up

In the media

September 2018 Channel 7 interview

  • The TV interview was syndicated across the Southern Cross rural TV network and Channel 9 (Sydney, Adelaide, Perth)
  • Radio interviews and mentions: 2GB Sydney, Magic 2CH, 4BC Brisbane, 3AW Melbourne, Triple R Radio 102.7FM, Macquarie Sport Radio, 2CA Canberra, 2CC Canberra, WAVE FM, Curtin FM, Sohu (China), and ScienceDaily
  • Paper and online news mentions: The Daily Telegraph, The Times UK, Daily Mail UK, Daily Mail Australia, Courier Mail (Brisbane), Bankstown Canterbury Torch (Sydney), The Limbic, Medical Express, News Medical, Nursing Times, Doctorportal, Medical News Today, Starts at 60, Remo News, The Weeklyn, Daily Top Health, Express Digest, Vision Christian Radio, MJA Insight, Physical Therapy Products, Arcynewsy, Health Diary 365, Manchikoni, Tech2, News Medical Life Sciences, Electronics 360, Onet (Poland), Fakt (Poland), Medical News Today (UK) Eastday (China) and Open Forum

June 2018 The Limbic interview

May 2017 The Irish Times interview

Themes

Musculoskeletal Health; Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing

Selected grants

2018

  • Identifying the barriers and facilitators to high-value physiotherapy; Zadro J; Medibank Health Research Fund/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Duncan, G., Ferreira, P. (2018). Familial factors predicting recovery and maintenance of physical activity in people with low back pain: Insights from a population-based twin study. European Journal of Pain, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Amorim, A., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Lier, R., Simic, M., Pappas, E., Zadro, J., Mork, P., Nilsen, T. (2018). Influence of family history on prognosis of spinal pain and the role of leisure time physical activity and body mass index: a prospective study using family-linkage data from the Norwegian HUNT study. BMJ Open, 8(10), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Barros Carlos De Amorim, A., Simic, M., Pappas, E., Zadro, J., Carrillo, E., Ordonana, J., Ferreira, P. (2018). Is occupational or leisure physical activity associated with low back pain? Insights from a cross-sectional study of 1059 participants. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Ferreira, M., Moura Campos Carvalho Silva, A., Lamb, S., Cooper, C., Ferreira, P. (2018). Is Vitamin D Supplementation Effective for Low Back Pain? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Pain Physician, 21(2), 121-145.
  • Zadro, J., Nilsen, T., Shirley, D., Barros Carlos De Amorim, A., Ferreira, P., Mork, P. (2018). Parental chronic widespread pain and the association with chronic widespread pain in adult offspring: Family-linkage data from the Norwegian HUNT Study. European Journal of Pain, 22(8), 1485-1493. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Maher, C. (2018). Promoting roles and services within physical therapy not supported by evidence. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 48(8), 669-670.
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Amorim, A., Perez-Riquelme, F., Ordonana, J., Ferreira, P. (2017). Are people with chronic low back pain meeting the physical activity guidelines? A co-twin control study. Spine Journal, 17(6), 845-854. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., De Barros Pinheiro, M., Sanchez-Romera, J., Perez-Riquelme, F., Ordonana, J., Ferreira, P. (2017). Does educational attainment increase the risk of low back pain when genetics is considered? A population-based study of Spanish twins. Spine Journal, 17(4), 518-530. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Sanchez-Romera, J., Ordonana, J., Ferreira, P. (2017). Does familial aggregation of chronic low back pain affect recovery? A population-based twin study. Spine, 42(17), 1295-1301. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Ferreira, M., Moura Campos Carvalho Silva, A., Lamb, S., Cooper, C., Ferreira, P. (2017). Mapping the association between vitamin D and low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Pain Physician, 20(7), 611-640.
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., De Barros Pinheiro, M., Bauman, A., Duncan, G., Ferreira, P. (2017). Neighborhood walkability moderates the association between low back pain and physical activity: A co-twin control study. Preventive Medicine, 99(2017), 257-263. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Andrade, T., Scurrah, K., Bauman, A., Ferreira, P. (2017). The beneficial effects of physical activity: is it down to your genes? A systematic review and meta-analysis of twin and family studies. Sports Medicine - Open, 3, 1-19. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Simic, M., Mousavi, S., Ceprnja, D., Maka, K., Ferreira, P. (2017). Video-game based exercises for older people with chronic low back pain: A protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial (the GAMEBACK trial). Physiotherapy, 103(2), 146-153. [More Information]

2018

  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Duncan, G., Ferreira, P. (2018). Familial factors predicting recovery and maintenance of physical activity in people with low back pain: Insights from a population-based twin study. European Journal of Pain, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Amorim, A., Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M., Lier, R., Simic, M., Pappas, E., Zadro, J., Mork, P., Nilsen, T. (2018). Influence of family history on prognosis of spinal pain and the role of leisure time physical activity and body mass index: a prospective study using family-linkage data from the Norwegian HUNT study. BMJ Open, 8(10), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Barros Carlos De Amorim, A., Simic, M., Pappas, E., Zadro, J., Carrillo, E., Ordonana, J., Ferreira, P. (2018). Is occupational or leisure physical activity associated with low back pain? Insights from a cross-sectional study of 1059 participants. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Ferreira, M., Moura Campos Carvalho Silva, A., Lamb, S., Cooper, C., Ferreira, P. (2018). Is Vitamin D Supplementation Effective for Low Back Pain? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Pain Physician, 21(2), 121-145.
  • Zadro, J., Nilsen, T., Shirley, D., Barros Carlos De Amorim, A., Ferreira, P., Mork, P. (2018). Parental chronic widespread pain and the association with chronic widespread pain in adult offspring: Family-linkage data from the Norwegian HUNT Study. European Journal of Pain, 22(8), 1485-1493. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Maher, C. (2018). Promoting roles and services within physical therapy not supported by evidence. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 48(8), 669-670.

2017

  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Amorim, A., Perez-Riquelme, F., Ordonana, J., Ferreira, P. (2017). Are people with chronic low back pain meeting the physical activity guidelines? A co-twin control study. Spine Journal, 17(6), 845-854. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., De Barros Pinheiro, M., Sanchez-Romera, J., Perez-Riquelme, F., Ordonana, J., Ferreira, P. (2017). Does educational attainment increase the risk of low back pain when genetics is considered? A population-based study of Spanish twins. Spine Journal, 17(4), 518-530. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Sanchez-Romera, J., Ordonana, J., Ferreira, P. (2017). Does familial aggregation of chronic low back pain affect recovery? A population-based twin study. Spine, 42(17), 1295-1301. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Ferreira, M., Moura Campos Carvalho Silva, A., Lamb, S., Cooper, C., Ferreira, P. (2017). Mapping the association between vitamin D and low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Pain Physician, 20(7), 611-640.
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., De Barros Pinheiro, M., Bauman, A., Duncan, G., Ferreira, P. (2017). Neighborhood walkability moderates the association between low back pain and physical activity: A co-twin control study. Preventive Medicine, 99(2017), 257-263. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Andrade, T., Scurrah, K., Bauman, A., Ferreira, P. (2017). The beneficial effects of physical activity: is it down to your genes? A systematic review and meta-analysis of twin and family studies. Sports Medicine - Open, 3, 1-19. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Shirley, D., Simic, M., Mousavi, S., Ceprnja, D., Maka, K., Ferreira, P. (2017). Video-game based exercises for older people with chronic low back pain: A protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial (the GAMEBACK trial). Physiotherapy, 103(2), 146-153. [More Information]

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