Research and blog resources
Chronic pain syndromes, such as chronic back pain, chronic shoulder pain, arthritis pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and whiplash associated disorders are being extensively studied by researchers world-wide. Here are some useful links for you to explore, to help you understand your pain and your brain.
The Pain in Motion international research collaboration:
Brain Changer - strategies to help you overcome chronic pain:
The Body in Mind group:
The Neuro-Orthopaedic Institute
Publications by Dr. Jacqui Clark
Clark, J. (2002). Positional Release Techniques. Physiotherapy, 88(6), 379. doi:10.1016/S0031 9406(05)60754-7
Gibbons SGT, Clark JR (2009) “Specific Stability Exercise for Lumbo-Pelvic Pain of Articular Origin: A systematic Review.” Manual Therapy. Volume 14 (S1): S16-17
Clark JR (2010) “Verhangnisvolles Geroll: Ein Fall Fur Vier: Polytrauma” (“The Muscle Balance approach to a polytrauma”), J Physio Praxis, 10: 8, 22-24.
Jo Nijs, Rafael Torres-Cueco, C. Paul van Wilgen, Enrique Lluch Girbés, Filip Struyf, Nathalie Roussel, Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Liesbeth Daenen, Kevin Kuppens, Luc Vanderweeën, Linda Hermans, David Beckwée, Lennard Voogt, Jacqui Clark, Niamh Moloney, Mira Meeus (2014) "Applying modern pain neuroscience in clinical practice: Criteria for the classification of central sensitization pain." Pain Physician 17(5). p.447-457.
Jo Nijs, Adri Apeldoorn, Hank Hallegraeff, Jacqui Clark, Rob Smeets, Anneleen Malfliet, Enrique Lluch Girbés, Margot De Kooning, Kelly Ickmans (2015) "Low Back Pain: Guidelines for the Clinical Classification of Predominant Neuropathic, Nociceptive or Central Sensitization Pain” Pain physician 18(3):E333-E346.
A. Wijma, A. Bletterman, J. Clark, S. Vervoort, A. Beetsma, D. Keizer, J. Nijs, P. van Wilgen (2016) Patient-centeredness in physiotherapy: What does it entail? A systematic review of qualitative studies’. Manual Therapy, Volume 25, e115.
Clark J (2017) Pain Science in Motion Scientific Conference, Published Abstracts – What are the Trait Sensory Processing and Anxiety Characteristics of people with Non-specific Chronic Low Back Pain and Central Sensitisation? A Mixed Methods Study. PAIN Reports Jan/Feb 2017 Vol 2; issue 1; p.e583.
Clark, J., Nijs, J., Yeowell, G. and Goodwin, P. C. (2017) 'What Are the Predictors of Altered Central Pain Modulation in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Populations? A Systematic Review.' Pain Physician, 20(6) pp. 487-500. FREE FULL TEXT - PMID:28934779
Nijs, J., Clark, J., Malfliet, A., Ickmans, K., Voogt, L., Don, S., den Bandt, H., Goubert, D., Kregel, J., Coppieters, I., Dankaerts, W. (2017) In the Spine or in the Brain? Recent advances in pain neuroscience applied in the intervention for low back pain. Clin Exp Rheumatology; 33 suppl 107; 5.
Clark, J. R., Yeowell, G. and Goodwin, P. C. (2018) 'Trait anxiety and sensory processing profile characteristics in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain and central sensitisation - A pilot observational study.' Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 22:4 p909-916. doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2017.11.007
Clark, J., Goodwin, P. and Yeowell, G. (2018) 'Exploring pre-morbid experiences and personal characteristics in centrally sensitised people with non-specific chronic low back pain: A qualitative study.' The Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.012
Clark, J., Nijs, J., Yeowell, G., Holmes, P., Smart, K. and Goodwin, P. (2018) 'Prevalence of extreme trait sensory profiles and personality types in non-specific chronic low back pain and predominant central sensitisation. Secondary analysis of an international observational study.' Pain Physician 22 (3). E181-E190; www.altmetric.com/details/61985028
Clark, J., Nijs, J., Yeowell, G., Holmes, P. and Goodwin, P. ‘How might trait sensory processing characteristics, trait anxiety and personality types contribute to the development of central sensitisation pain? Narrative Review.’ P M & R (in submission).
Clark, J., Nijs, J., Yeowell, G., Holmes, P. and Goodwin, P. (2019) 'Trait sensory profiles, anxiety and personality type predict central sensitisation symptoms in people with non-specific chronic low back pain.' Pain Practice (June 2019).doi.org/10.1111/papr.12809
Gaeper PJ, Clark JR, Thompson B, Hallegraeff JM ‘Measuring sensory profiles in a chronic nonspecific low back pain population with central sensitisation: a longitudinal study.’ (Submitted).
Clark, J., Nijs, J., Yeowell, G., Holmes, P. and Goodwin, P. ‘Trait characteristics and the transition to central sensitisation in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a proposed pathway.’ (In preparation for submission).