Bruce F. Walker
Murdoch University
168Publications
22H-index
3,251Citations
Publications 168
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Published on Jan 29, 2019in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Sasha L. Aspinall (Murdoch University), Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde Dc Mph40
Estimated H-index: 40
(Murdoch University)
+ 1 AuthorsBruce F. Walker22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Murdoch University)
Background Manipulation-induced hypoalgesia (MIH) represents reduced pain sensitivity following joint manipulation, and has been documented in various populations. It is unknown, however, whether MIH following high-velocity low-amplitude spinal manipulative therapy is a specific and clinically relevant treatment effect. Methods This systematic critical review with meta-analysis investigated changes in quantitative sensory testing measures following high-velocity low-amplitude spinal manipulative...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Emad M. Ardakani1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Murdoch University),
Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde Dc Mph40
Estimated H-index: 40
(Murdoch University),
Bruce F. Walker22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Murdoch University)
Background Causative factors may be different for the very first onset of symptoms of the ‘disease’ of low back pain (LBP) than for ensuing episodes that occur after a pain-free period. This differentiation hinges on a life-time absence of low back pain at first onset and short-term absence for further episodes. In this systematic review, we explored whether researchers make these distinctions when investigating the causality of LBP.
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Stanley I. Innes5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Murdoch University),
Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde Dc Mph40
Estimated H-index: 40
,
Bruce F. Walker22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Murdoch University)
Background Chiropractic programs are accredited and monitored by regional Councils on Chiropractic Education (CCE). The CCE-International has historically been a federation of regional CCEs charged with harmonising world standards to produce quality chiropractic educational programs. The standards for accreditation periodically undergo revision. We conducted a comparison of the CCE-International 2016 Accreditation Standards with the previous version, looking for similarities and differences, exp...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2.00
J. Cooley1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Murdoch University),
Bruce F. Walker22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Murdoch University)
+ 3 AuthorsJeffrey J. Hebert16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of New Brunswick)
Background Individual study results have demonstrated unclear relationships between neurocompressive disorders and paraspinal muscle morphology. This systematic review aimed to synthesize current evidence regarding the relationship lumbar neurocompressive disorders may have with lumbar paraspinal muscle morphology.
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Amber M. Beynon (Murdoch University), Jeffrey J. Hebert16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of New Brunswick),
Bruce F. Walker22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Murdoch University)
Despite widespread use by manual therapists, there is little evidence regarding the reliability of thoracic spine static palpation to test for a manipulable lesion using stiffness or tenderness as diagnostic markers. We aimed to determine the interrater agreement of thoracic spine static palpation for segmental tenderness and stiffness and determine the effect of standardised training for examiners. The secondary aim was to explore expert consensus on the level of segmental tenderness required t...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Stanley I. Innes5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Murdoch University),
Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde Dc Mph40
Estimated H-index: 40
,
Bruce F. Walker22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Murdoch University)
Background The quality of health care provider clinical decisions has long been recognized as variable. Research has focused on clinical decision making with the aim of improving patient outcomes. No studies have looked at chiropractic students´ abilities in this regard.
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Stanley I. Innes5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Murdoch University),
Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde Dc Mph40
Estimated H-index: 40
,
Bruce F. Walker22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Murdoch University)
Background Evidence suggests that a students’ beliefs already prior to entering a program may be important as a determinant in sustaining unsuitable health care beliefs. Our objectives were to investigate the proportion of Australian chiropractic students who hold non-evidence-based beliefs in the first year of study and the extent to which they may be involved in non-musculoskeletal health conditions. Finally, to see if this proportion varies over the course of the chiropractic program.
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Christopher J. Hodgetts1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Murdoch University),
Bruce F. Walker22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Murdoch University)
Background Spinal manipulation is the primary therapy utilised by chiropractors in the management of their patients. The skills required may feel foreign to chiropractic students as they need strength and endurance in movement patterns they may not have otherwise been exposed to. This may lead to injury while learning manipulative techniques. It is plausible to suggest that the implementation of a strength and conditioning program early in a practitioner’s career could reduce the incidence and p...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Simon D. French23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Macquarie University),
Aron Downie8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Macquarie University),
Bruce F. Walker22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Murdoch University)
An important series of papers have been published in the Lancet. These papers provide a comprehensive update for the major global problem of low back pain, and the challenges that low back pain presents to healthcare practitioners and policy makers. Chiropractors are well placed to reduce the burden of low back pain, but not all that chiropractors do is supported by robust, contemporary evidence. This commentary summarises the Lancet articles. We also make suggestions for how the chiropractic pr...
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