Dr Manuela Ferreira

Lecturer
Medicine, The George Institute for Global Health

Telephone 9657 0343
Fax 96570301

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Biographical details

Dr Ferreira completed her PhD at Sydney University in 2005 and is currently a senior research fellow at The George Institute for Global Health/The University of Sydney. She has over 80 publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, mentors a rapidly-expanding team of research students (she currently supervising 6 PhD students) and have attracted over $2million in national and international research funding.

Research interests

Within the Musculoskeletal Division of the George Institute, Dr Ferreira has developed and leads a research theme aiming to identify the burden and mechanisms of low back pain in older people. She also has a parallel research interest in the design and interpretation of clinical trials in low back pain.

In the media

International links

Brazil

(UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista) Collaborative research projects.

Brazil

(Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) Collaborative research projects and co-supervision of post-graduate students.

Denmark

(University of Southern Denmark.) Collaboration with Prof Jan Hartvigsen.

Netherlands

(Erasmus University Medical Centre) Collaboration with Prof. Bart Koes, Prof. Arianne Verhagen

Netherlands

(Vrije University) Collaboration with A/Prof Raymond Ostelo.

Norway

(Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal, Oslo; National Resource Centre for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo) Collaboration with Dr Margreth Grotle

United States

(The University of Washington, USA ) Collaboration with Prof Jerry Jarvik and Prof Dan Cherkin.

Selected grants

2015

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

2011

  • 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.

2009

  • Estimating sufficiently important symptom relief in musculoskeletal pain treatments.; Ferreira M; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/Awards for Biomedical Research: Establishment Gifts.

2002

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  • 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]
  • Paeck, T., Ferreira, M., Sun, C., Lin, C., Tiedemann, A., Maher, C. (2014). Are older adults missing from low back pain clinical trials? - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arthritis Care and Research, 66(8), 1220-1226. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Maher, C., Ferreira, M., Hancock, M., Glass, T., Latimer, J. (2014). Clinicians' views on factors that trigger a sudden onset of low back pain. European Spine Journal, 23(3), 512-519. [More Information]
  • Verhagen, A., Ferreira, M. (2014). Forest plots. Journal of Physiotherapy, 60(36), 170-173. [More Information]
  • Lucas, B., Latimer, J., Pinto, R., Ferreira, M., Doney, R., Lau, M., Jones, T., Dries, D., Elliott, E. (2014). Gross motor deficits in children prenatally exposed to alcohol: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 134, e192. [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.
  • 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]
  • Machado, G., Ferreira, M. (2014). Physiotherapy improves eating disorders and quality of life in bulimia and anorexia nervosa. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(20), 1519-1520. [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]
  • Henschke, N., Keuerleber, J., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Verhagen, L. (2014). The methodological quality of diagnostic test accuracy studies for musculoskeletal conditions can be improved. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 67(4), 416-424. [More Information]
  • Farag, I., Sherrington, C., Ferreira, M., Howard, K. (2013). A systematic review of the unit costs of allied health and community services used by older people in Australia. BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Fitzpatrick, J., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Martiniuk, A., Peadon, E., Carter, M., Oscar, J., Carter, E., Kefford, M., Shandley, R., Elliott, E., et al (2013). Development of a reliable questionnaire to assist in the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). BMC Pediatrics, 13(1), 1-10. [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]
  • 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]
  • Hartvigsen, J., Natvig, B., Ferreira, M. (2013). Is it all about a pain in the back? Best Practice & Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 27(5), 613-623. [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]
  • Lucas, B., Latimer, J., Doney, R., Ferreira, M., Adams, R., Hawkes, G., Fitzpatrick, J., Hand, M., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. (2013). The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-Short Form is reliable in children living in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. BMC Pediatrics, 13, 1-12. [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]
  • Odebiyi, D., Henschke, N., Ferreira, M., Tella, A. (2013). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic low-back pain (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (4), 1-13. [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]
  • Hayden, J., Cartwright, J., Riley, R., Van Tulder, M., Bendix, T., Cairns, M., Cecchi, F., Costa, L., Dafour, N., Ferreira, M., et al (2012). Exercise therapy for chronic low back pain: protocol for an individual participant data meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews, 1(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Johnson, M., Ferreira, M., Hush, J. (2012). Lumbar vertebral stress injuries in fast bowlers: A review of prevalence and risk factors. Physical Therapy in Sport, 13(1), 45-52. [More Information]
  • Farag, I., Sherrington, C., Kamper, S., Ferreira, M., Moseley, A., Lord, S., Cameron, I. (2012). Measures of physical functioning after hip fracture: construct validity and responsiveness of performance-based and self-reported measures. Age and Ageing, 41(5), 659-664. [More Information]
  • Madden, R., Ferreira, M., Einfeld, S., Emerson, E., Manga, R., Refshauge, K., Llewellyn, G. (2012). New directions in health care and disability: the need for a shared understanding of human functioning. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(5), 458-461. [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]
  • Ferreira, M., Sherrington, C., Smith, K., Carswell, P., Bell, R., Bell, M., Port Nascimento, D., Pereira, L., Vardon, P. (2012). Physical activity improves strength, balance and endurance in adults aged 40-65 years: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 58(3), 145-156. [More Information]
  • Michaleff, Z., Ferreira, M. (2012). Physiotherapy rehabilitation for whiplash associated disorder II: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(9), 662-663. [More Information]
  • Fitzpatrick, J., Elliott, E., Latimer, J., Carter, M., Oscar, J., Ferreira, M., Carmichael Olson, H., Lucas, B., Doney, R., Salter, C., Peadon, E., et al (2012). The Lililwan Project: study protocol for a population-based active case ascertainment study of the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. BMJ Open, 2(3), 1-11. [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, M., Herbert, R., Crowther, M., Verhagen, A., Sutton, A. (2012). When is a further clinical trial justified? BMJ, 345(7884), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Scheele, J., Luijsterburg, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Pereira, L., Peul, W., van Tulder, M., Bohnen, A., Berger, M., Bierma-Zeinstra, S., et al (2011). Back complaints in the elders (BACE); design of cohort studies in primary care: an international consortium. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 12, 193-1-193-9. [More Information]
  • Magalhães, M., Costa, L., Ferreira, M., Machado, L. (2011). Clinimetric testing of two instruments that measure attitudes and beliefs of health care providers about chronic low back pain. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 15(3), 249-256. [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]
  • Smeets, R., Koke, A., Lin, C., Ferreira, M., Demoulin, C. (2011). Measures of function in low back pain/disorders: Low Back Pain Rating Scale (LBPRS), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), Progressive Isoinertial Lifting Evaluation (PILE), Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (QBPDS), and Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RDQ). Arthritis Care and Research, 63(s11), s158-s173. [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]
  • Hall, A., Kamper, S., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Nicholas, M. (2011). Symptoms of depression and stress mediate the effect of pain on disability. Pain, 152(5), 1044-1051. [More Information]
  • Hall, A., Maher, C., Lam, P., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J. (2011). Tai Chi Exercise for Treatment of Pain and Disability in People with Persistent Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care and Research, 63(11), 1576-1583. [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]
  • 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]
  • Hall, A., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Costa, L. (2010). The patient-specific functional scale is more responsive than the Roland Morris disability questionnaire when activity limitation is low. European Spine Journal, 20(1), 79-86. [More Information]
  • Hall, A., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Lam, P. (2009). A randomized controlled trial of tai chi for long-term low back pain (TAI CHI): Study rationale, design, and methods. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 10, 55-1-55-8. [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., Herbert, R. (2009). Clinical importance of an intervention must reside with the patient. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 55(3), 219.
  • 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]
  • Hall, A., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M. (2009). The Effectiveness of Tai Chi for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 61(6), 717-724. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Azevedo, D., de Carvalho, S., Soares Leal, E., Damasceno, S., Ferreira, M. (2008). Influência da Limitação da Amplitude de Movimento Sobre a Melhora da Flexibilidade do Ombro Após um Treino de Seis Semanas (Influence of the Range of Motion (Rom) Limitation on the Shoulder Flexibility Improvement After a Six Week Training). Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte (Brazilian Journal of Sports Medicine), 14(2), 119-121.
  • 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., Herbert, R. (2008). What does 'clinically important' really mean? Journal of Physiotherapy, 54(4), 229-30. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Herbert, R. (2008). What does ‘clinically important’ really mean? Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 54(4), 229-230.
  • 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]
  • Ferreira, M. (2007). Changes in postural activity of the trunk muscles following spinal manipulative therapy. Manual Therapy, 12(3), 240-8. [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]
  • Venturini, C., Penedo, M., Peixoto, G., Chagas, M., Ferreira, M., de Resende, M. (2007). Study of the force applied during anteroposterior articular mobilization of the talus and its effect on the dorsiflexion range of motion. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 30(8), 593-597.
  • Venturini, C., Penedo, M., Peixoto, G., Chagas, M., Ferreira, M., de Resende, M. (2007). Study of the Force Applied During Anteroposterior Articular Mobilization of the Talus and its Effect on the Dorsiflexion Range of Motion. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 30(8), 593-597.
  • Ferreira, M. (2007). Study of the force applied during anteroposterior articular mobilization of the talus and its effect on the dorsiflexion range of motion. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 30(8), 593-7. [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]
  • 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.
  • Maldonado, I., Ferreira, M., Camargos, E., Chiari, E., Machado, C. (2004). Skeletal muscle regeneration and Trypanosoma cruzi-induced myositis in rats. Histology and Histopathology: cellular and molecular biology, 19(1), 85-93.
  • 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]
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Conferences

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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

  • 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]
  • Paeck, T., Ferreira, M., Sun, C., Lin, C., Tiedemann, A., Maher, C. (2014). Are older adults missing from low back pain clinical trials? - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arthritis Care and Research, 66(8), 1220-1226. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Maher, C., Ferreira, M., Hancock, M., Glass, T., Latimer, J. (2014). Clinicians' views on factors that trigger a sudden onset of low back pain. European Spine Journal, 23(3), 512-519. [More Information]
  • Verhagen, A., Ferreira, M. (2014). Forest plots. Journal of Physiotherapy, 60(36), 170-173. [More Information]
  • Lucas, B., Latimer, J., Pinto, R., Ferreira, M., Doney, R., Lau, M., Jones, T., Dries, D., Elliott, E. (2014). Gross motor deficits in children prenatally exposed to alcohol: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 134, e192. [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.
  • 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]
  • Machado, G., Ferreira, M. (2014). Physiotherapy improves eating disorders and quality of life in bulimia and anorexia nervosa. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(20), 1519-1520. [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]
  • Henschke, N., Keuerleber, J., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Verhagen, L. (2014). The methodological quality of diagnostic test accuracy studies for musculoskeletal conditions can be improved. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 67(4), 416-424. [More Information]

2013

  • Farag, I., Sherrington, C., Ferreira, M., Howard, K. (2013). A systematic review of the unit costs of allied health and community services used by older people in Australia. BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Fitzpatrick, J., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Martiniuk, A., Peadon, E., Carter, M., Oscar, J., Carter, E., Kefford, M., Shandley, R., Elliott, E., et al (2013). Development of a reliable questionnaire to assist in the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). BMC Pediatrics, 13(1), 1-10. [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]
  • 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]
  • Hartvigsen, J., Natvig, B., Ferreira, M. (2013). Is it all about a pain in the back? Best Practice & Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 27(5), 613-623. [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]
  • Lucas, B., Latimer, J., Doney, R., Ferreira, M., Adams, R., Hawkes, G., Fitzpatrick, J., Hand, M., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. (2013). The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-Short Form is reliable in children living in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. BMC Pediatrics, 13, 1-12. [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]
  • Odebiyi, D., Henschke, N., Ferreira, M., Tella, A. (2013). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic low-back pain (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (4), 1-13. [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]
  • Hayden, J., Cartwright, J., Riley, R., Van Tulder, M., Bendix, T., Cairns, M., Cecchi, F., Costa, L., Dafour, N., Ferreira, M., et al (2012). Exercise therapy for chronic low back pain: protocol for an individual participant data meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews, 1(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Johnson, M., Ferreira, M., Hush, J. (2012). Lumbar vertebral stress injuries in fast bowlers: A review of prevalence and risk factors. Physical Therapy in Sport, 13(1), 45-52. [More Information]
  • Farag, I., Sherrington, C., Kamper, S., Ferreira, M., Moseley, A., Lord, S., Cameron, I. (2012). Measures of physical functioning after hip fracture: construct validity and responsiveness of performance-based and self-reported measures. Age and Ageing, 41(5), 659-664. [More Information]
  • Madden, R., Ferreira, M., Einfeld, S., Emerson, E., Manga, R., Refshauge, K., Llewellyn, G. (2012). New directions in health care and disability: the need for a shared understanding of human functioning. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(5), 458-461. [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]
  • Ferreira, M., Sherrington, C., Smith, K., Carswell, P., Bell, R., Bell, M., Port Nascimento, D., Pereira, L., Vardon, P. (2012). Physical activity improves strength, balance and endurance in adults aged 40-65 years: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, 58(3), 145-156. [More Information]
  • Michaleff, Z., Ferreira, M. (2012). Physiotherapy rehabilitation for whiplash associated disorder II: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(9), 662-663. [More Information]
  • Fitzpatrick, J., Elliott, E., Latimer, J., Carter, M., Oscar, J., Ferreira, M., Carmichael Olson, H., Lucas, B., Doney, R., Salter, C., Peadon, E., et al (2012). The Lililwan Project: study protocol for a population-based active case ascertainment study of the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. BMJ Open, 2(3), 1-11. [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, M., Herbert, R., Crowther, M., Verhagen, A., Sutton, A. (2012). When is a further clinical trial justified? BMJ, 345(7884), 1-6. [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.
  • Scheele, J., Luijsterburg, P., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Pereira, L., Peul, W., van Tulder, M., Bohnen, A., Berger, M., Bierma-Zeinstra, S., et al (2011). Back complaints in the elders (BACE); design of cohort studies in primary care: an international consortium. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 12, 193-1-193-9. [More Information]
  • Magalhães, M., Costa, L., Ferreira, M., Machado, L. (2011). Clinimetric testing of two instruments that measure attitudes and beliefs of health care providers about chronic low back pain. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 15(3), 249-256. [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]
  • Smeets, R., Koke, A., Lin, C., Ferreira, M., Demoulin, C. (2011). Measures of function in low back pain/disorders: Low Back Pain Rating Scale (LBPRS), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), Progressive Isoinertial Lifting Evaluation (PILE), Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (QBPDS), and Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RDQ). Arthritis Care and Research, 63(s11), s158-s173. [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.
  • Hall, A., Kamper, S., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Nicholas, M. (2011). Symptoms of depression and stress mediate the effect of pain on disability. Pain, 152(5), 1044-1051. [More Information]
  • Hall, A., Maher, C., Lam, P., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J. (2011). Tai Chi Exercise for Treatment of Pain and Disability in People with Persistent Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care and Research, 63(11), 1576-1583. [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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Hall, A., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Costa, L. (2010). The patient-specific functional scale is more responsive than the Roland Morris disability questionnaire when activity limitation is low. European Spine Journal, 20(1), 79-86. [More Information]

2009

  • Hall, A., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Lam, P. (2009). A randomized controlled trial of tai chi for long-term low back pain (TAI CHI): Study rationale, design, and methods. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 10, 55-1-55-8. [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]
  • 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]
  • Ferreira, M., Herbert, R. (2009). Clinical importance of an intervention must reside with the patient. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 55(3), 219.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hall, A., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M. (2009). The Effectiveness of Tai Chi for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 61(6), 717-724. [More Information]
  • 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.

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]
  • Azevedo, D., de Carvalho, S., Soares Leal, E., Damasceno, S., Ferreira, M. (2008). Influência da Limitação da Amplitude de Movimento Sobre a Melhora da Flexibilidade do Ombro Após um Treino de Seis Semanas (Influence of the Range of Motion (Rom) Limitation on the Shoulder Flexibility Improvement After a Six Week Training). Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte (Brazilian Journal of Sports Medicine), 14(2), 119-121.
  • 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., Herbert, R. (2008). What does 'clinically important' really mean? Journal of Physiotherapy, 54(4), 229-30. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Herbert, R. (2008). What does ‘clinically important’ really mean? Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 54(4), 229-230.

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]
  • Ferreira, M. (2007). Changes in postural activity of the trunk muscles following spinal manipulative therapy. Manual Therapy, 12(3), 240-8. [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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Venturini, C., Penedo, M., Peixoto, G., Chagas, M., Ferreira, M., de Resende, M. (2007). Study of the force applied during anteroposterior articular mobilization of the talus and its effect on the dorsiflexion range of motion. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 30(8), 593-597.
  • Venturini, C., Penedo, M., Peixoto, G., Chagas, M., Ferreira, M., de Resende, M. (2007). Study of the Force Applied During Anteroposterior Articular Mobilization of the Talus and its Effect on the Dorsiflexion Range of Motion. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 30(8), 593-597.
  • Ferreira, M. (2007). Study of the force applied during anteroposterior articular mobilization of the talus and its effect on the dorsiflexion range of motion. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 30(8), 593-7. [More Information]
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.

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.

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.
  • Maldonado, I., Ferreira, M., Camargos, E., Chiari, E., Machado, C. (2004). Skeletal muscle regeneration and Trypanosoma cruzi-induced myositis in rats. Histology and Histopathology: cellular and molecular biology, 19(1), 85-93.

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.

1997

  • Ferreira, P., Ferreira, M. (1997). Relationship between lumbar curvature and trunk muscle recruitment. Fisioterapia em Movimento, 10(2).

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