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Professor J. Haxby Abbott

PositionResearch Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
QualificationsPhD(Otago) DPT(MGH) MScPT(St Aug) DipGrad(Otago) FNZCP
Research summaryMusculoskeletal clinical epidemiology, management of osteoarthritis
TeachingResearch Higher Degree student supervision
Memberships
  • Fellow, New Zealand College of Physiotherapy
  • Member, Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)
  • Member, Council of Science Editors
  • Member, World Association of Medical Editors
  • Member, International Society of Physiotherapy Journal Editors
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Member, Physiotherapy New Zealand
ClinicalMusculoskeletal conditions, osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal physiotherapy

Research

Professor Haxby Abbott’s research focuses on the management of common musculoskeletal conditions.

His research is based in the disciplines of clinical epidemiology, outcomes research, and health technology assessment. Projects have included:

  • Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of exercise therapy and manual therapy interventions for hip and knee osteoarthritis
  • Measurement properties of outcome measures in clinical practice
  • Accuracy and validity of clinical examination procedures
  • Physiotherapy interventions for chronic plantar heel pain
  • The prognosis of low back pain
  • The design of a computer program for the semi-automated analysis of spinal segmental motion

His research is funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand, Lottery Grants Board, Arthritis New Zealand, and Physiotherapy New Zealand. His osteoarthritis research led to collaboration with the Southern District Health Board, with whom he led the initiation, development, and evaluation of the “Joint Clinic”, delivering an innovative practice model for the chronic care management of hip and knee osteoarthritis, funded by the National Health Board.

Professor Abbott is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) and the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy.

Professor Abbott was awarded the Carl Smith Medal and Rowheath Trust Award by the University in 2014, and a University of Otago Early Career Award for Distinction in Research in 2012. In 2010 Haxby was awarded a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship by the Health Research Council of New Zealand. In 2006, he was the first New Zealander to earn Fellowship of the NZ College of Physiotherapy.

Additional details

Publications

Abbott, J. H., Ward, A. L., Crane, C., Chapple, C. M., Stout, K., Hutton, L., … Harcombe, H., Ribeiro, D. C., & Gwynne Jones, D. (2019). Implementation of a 'Joint Clinic' to resolve unmet need for orthopaedic services in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis: A program evaluation. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 20(1), 324. doi: 10.1186/s12891-019-2702-1

Vlietstra, L., Stebbings, S., Meredith-Jones, K., Abbott, J. H., Treharne, G. J., & Waters, D. L. (2019). Sarcopenia in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: The association with self-reported fatigue, physical function and obesity. PLoS ONE, 14(6), e0217462. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217462

Wilson, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2019). The projected burden of knee osteoarthritis in New Zealand: Healthcare expenditure and total joint replacement provision. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1503), 53-65. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sharma, S., Jensen, M. P., Moseley, G. L., & Abbott, J. H. (2019). Results of a feasibility randomised clinical trial on pain education for low back pain in Nepal: The Pain Education in Nepal-Low Back Pain (PEN-LBP) feasibility trial. BMJ Open, 9(3), e026874. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026874

Darlow, B., Stanley, J., Dean, S., Abbott, J. H., Garrett, S., Wilson, R., Mathieson, F., & Dowell, A. (2019). The Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) approach to management of low back pain in general practice: A pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial. PLoS Medicine, 16(9), e1002897. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002897

Journal - Research Article

Abbott, J. H., Ward, A. L., Crane, C., Chapple, C. M., Stout, K., Hutton, L., … Harcombe, H., Ribeiro, D. C., & Gwynne Jones, D. (2019). Implementation of a 'Joint Clinic' to resolve unmet need for orthopaedic services in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis: A program evaluation. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 20(1), 324. doi: 10.1186/s12891-019-2702-1

Darlow, B., Stanley, J., Dean, S., Abbott, J. H., Garrett, S., Wilson, R., Mathieson, F., & Dowell, A. (2019). The Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) approach to management of low back pain in general practice: A pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial. PLoS Medicine, 16(9), e1002897. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002897

Sharma, S., Jensen, M. P., Moseley, G. L., & Abbott, J. H. (2019). Results of a feasibility randomised clinical trial on pain education for low back pain in Nepal: The Pain Education in Nepal-Low Back Pain (PEN-LBP) feasibility trial. BMJ Open, 9(3), e026874. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026874

Wilson, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2019). The projected burden of knee osteoarthritis in New Zealand: Healthcare expenditure and total joint replacement provision. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1503), 53-65. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Vlietstra, L., Stebbings, S., Meredith-Jones, K., Abbott, J. H., Treharne, G. J., & Waters, D. L. (2019). Sarcopenia in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: The association with self-reported fatigue, physical function and obesity. PLoS ONE, 14(6), e0217462. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217462

Wilson, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Development and validation of a new population-based simulation model of osteoarthritis in New Zealand. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 26(4), 531-539. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.01.004

Sharma, S., Palanchoke, J., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Nepali translation of the patient-specific functional scale. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.7925

Sharma, S., Thibault, P., Abbott, J. H., & Jensen, M. P. (2018). Clinimetric properties of the Nepali version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale in individuals with chronic pain. Journal of Pain Research, 11, 265-276. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S153061

Wilson, R., Blakely, T., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Radiographic knee osteoarthritis impacts multiple dimensions of health-related quality of life: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Rheumatology, 57(5), 891-899. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key008

Douglas-Withers, J., McCulloch, K., Waters, D., Parker, K., Hogg, N., Mitsuhashi, T., Treharne, G. J., Abbott, J. H., & Stebbings, S. (2018). Associations between Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index and physical performance in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.13460

Gwynne-Jones, D. P., Hutton, L. R., Stout, K. M., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). The Joint Clinic: Managing excess demand for hip and knee osteoarthritis referrals using a new physiotherapy-led outpatient service. Journal of Arthroplasty, 33(4), 983-987. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2017.11.034

Abbott, J. H., Hobbs, C., Gwynne-Jones, D., on behalf of the MOA Trial Team. (2018). The ShortMAC: Minimum important change of a reduced version of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities osteoarthritis index. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 48(2), 81-86. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.7676

Wilson, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Age, period and cohort effects on body mass index in New Zealand, 1997-2038. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12804

Sharma, S., Pathak, A., Abbott, J. H., & Jensen, M. P. (2018). Measurement properties of the Nepali version of the Connor Davidson resilience scales in individuals with chronic pain. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 16(1), 56. doi: 10.1186/s12955-018-0884-0

Bennell, K. L., Nelligan, R. K., Rini, C., Keefe, F. J., Kasza, J., French, S., … Abbott, J. H., … Hinman, R. S. (2018). Effects of internet-based pain coping skills training prior to home exercise for individuals with hip osteoarthritis (HOPE trial): A randomised controlled trial. Pain. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001281

Ribeiro, D. C., Milosavljevic, S., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Sample size estimation for cluster randomized controlled trials. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 34, 108-111. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.10.002

Abbott, J. H., Wilson, R., Pinto, D., Chapple, C. M., Wright, A. A., for the MOA Trial Team, including Robertson, M. C., Baxter, G. D., Theis, J.-C., Hansen, P., McKenzie, J. E., McNamara, D., Kidd, M., & Higgs, C. (2018). Incremental clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of providing supervised physiotherapy in addition to usual medical care in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: 2-year results of the MOA randomised controlled trial. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.12.004

Darlow, B., Brown, M., Thompson, B., Hudson, B., Grainger, R., McKinlay, E., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Living with osteoarthritis is a balancing act: An exploration of patients' beliefs about. BMC Rheumatology, 2, 15. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0023-x

Gwynne-Jones, D. P., Gray, A. R., Hutton, L. R., Stout, K. M., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Outcomes and factors influencing response to an individualised multidisciplinary chronic disease management program for hip and knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Arthroplasty, 33(9), 2780-2786. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2018.04.011

Ribeiro, D. C., Milosavljevic, S., & Abbott, J. H. (2017). Effectiveness of a lumbopelvic monitor and feedback device to change postural behaviour: A protocol for the ELF cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 7(1), e015568. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015568

Sharma, S., Palanchoke, J., Reed, D., & Abbott, J. H. (2017). Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Nepali versions of numerical pain rating scale and global rating of change. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 15, 236. doi: 10.1186/s12955-017-0812-8

Abbott, J. H., Usiskin, I. M., Wilson, R., Hansen, P., & Losina, E. (2017). The quality-of-life burden of knee osteoarthritis in New Zealand adults: A model-based evaluation. PLoS ONE, 12(10), e0185676. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185676

Bennell, K. L., Nelligan, R., Dobson, F., Rini, C., Keefe, F., Kasza, J., … Abbott, J. H., & Hinman, R. S. (2017). Effectiveness of an internet-delivered exercise and pain-coping skills training intervention for persons with chronic knee pain: A randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 166(7), 453-462. doi: 10.7326/m16-1714

Levinger, P., Zeina, D., Teshome, A. K., Skinner, E., Begg, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2016). A real time biofeedback using Kinect and Wii to improve gait for post-total knee replacement rehabilitation: A case study report. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 11(3), 251-262. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2015.1080767

Harcombe, H., Davie, G., Derrett, S., Abbott, H., & Gwynne-Jones, D. (2016). Equity of publicly-funded hip and knee joint replacement surgery in New Zealand: Results from a national observational study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1442), 8-18. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Fitzgerald, G. K., Fritz, J. M., Childs, J. D., Brennan, G. P., Talisa, V., Gil, A. B., … Abbott, J. H. (2016). Exercise, manual therapy, and use of booster sessions in physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis: A multi-center, factorial randomized clinical trial. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 24, 1340-1349. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2016.03.001

Abbott, J. H., Foster, M., Hamilton, L., Ravenwood, M., & Tan, N. (2015). Validity of pain drawings for predicting psychological status outcome in patients with recurrent or chronic low back pain. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 23(1), 12-19. doi: 10.1179/2042618613Y.0000000046

Schmitt, J., & Abbott, J. H. (2015). Global ratings of change do not accurately reflect functional change over time in clinical practice. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 45(2), 106-111. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2015.5247

Abbott, J. H., Chapple, C. M., Fitzgerald, G. K., Fritz, J. M., Childs, J. D., Harcombe, H., & Stout, K. (2015). The incremental effects of manual therapy or booster sessions in addition to exercise therapy for knee osteoarthritis: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 45(12), 975-983. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2015.6015

Bennell, K. L., Egerton, T., Martin, J., Abbott, J. H., Metcalf, B., McManus, F., … Buchbinder, R. (2014). Effect of physical therapy on pain and function in patients with hip osteoarthritis: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 311(19), 1987-1997. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.4591

Abbott, J. H., & Schmitt, J. S. (2014). The Patient-Specific Functional Scale was valid for group-level change comparisons and between-group discrimination. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 67(6), 681-688. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.11.002

Schmitt, J. S., & Abbott, J. H. (2014). Patient global ratings of change did not adequately reflect change time over time: A clinical cohort study. Physical Therapy, 94(4), 534-542. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20130162

Abbott, J. H., & Kingan, E.-M. (2014). Accuracy of physical therapists’ prognosis of low back pain from the clinical examination: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 22(3), 154-161. doi: 10.1179/2042618613Y.0000000045

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2014). The effectiveness of a lumbopelvic monitor and feedback device to change postural behavior: A feasibility randomized controlled trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44(9), 702-711. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.5009

Abbott, J. H., & Schmitt, J. (2014). Minimum important differences for the Patient-Specific Functional Scale, 4 region-specific outcome measures, and the numeric pain rating scale. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44(8), 560-564. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.5248

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2013). Validity and reliability of the Spineangel® lumbo-pelvic postural monitor. Ergonomics, 56(6), 977-991. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2013.781233

Dobson, F., Hinman, R. S., Roos, E. M., Abbott, J. H., Stratford, P., Davis, A. M., … Hansen, P., & Bennell, K. L. (2013). OARSI recommended performance-based tests to assess physical function in people diagnosed with hip or knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 21(8), 1042-1052. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2013.05.002

Abbott, J. H., Robertson, M. C., Chapple, C., Pinto, D., Wright, A. A., Leon de la Barra, S., Baxter, G. D., Theis, J.-C., Campbell, A. J., on behalf of the MOA Trial Team. (2013). Manual therapy, exercise therapy, or both, in addition to usual care, for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: A randomized controlled trial. 1: Clinical effectiveness. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 21(4), 525-534. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2012.12.014

Pinto, D., Robertson, M. C., Abbott, J. H., Hansen, P., Campbell, A. J., on behalf of the MOA Trial Team. (2013). Manual therapy, exercise therapy, or both, in addition to usual care, for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. 2: Economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 21(10), 1504-1513. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2013.06.014

Kowalchuk Horn, K., Jennings, S., Richardson, G., van Vliet, D., Hefford, C., & Abbott, J. H. (2012). The Patient-Specific Functional Scale: Psychometrics, clinimetrics, and application as a clinical outcome measure. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 42(1), 30-42. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2012.3727

Fairbairn, K., May, K., Yang, Y., Balasundar, S., Hefford, C., & Abbott, J. H. (2012). Mapping Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) items to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Physical Therapy, 92(2), 310-317. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20090382

Pinto, D., Robertson, M. C., Hansen, P., & Abbott, J. H. (2012). Cost-effectiveness of nonpharmacologic, nonsurgical interventions for hip and/or knee osteoarthritis: Systematic review. Value in Health, 15(1), 1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.09.003

Tulloch, E., Phillips, C., Sole, G., Carman, A., & Abbott, J. H. (2012). DMA clinical pilates directional-bias assessment: Reliability and predictive validity. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 42(8), 676-687. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2012.3790

Hefford, C., Abbott, J. H., Arnold, R., & Baxter, G. D. (2012). The Patient-Specific Functional Scale: Validity, reliability, and responsiveness in patients with upper extremity musculoskeletal problems. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 42(2), 56-65. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2012.3953

Ribeiro, D. C., Aldabe, D., Abbott, J. H., Sole, G., & Milosavljevic, S. (2012). Dose—response relationship between work-related cumulative postural exposure and low back pain: A systematic review. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 56(6), 684-696. doi: 10.1093/annhyg/mes003

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). Extrinsic feedback and management of low back pain: A critical review of the literature. Manual Therapy, 16(3), 231-239. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2010.12.001

Wright, A. A., Hegedus, E. J., Baxter, G. D., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Measurement of function in hip osteoarthritis: Developing a standardized approach for physical performance measures. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 27(4), 253-262. doi: 10.3109/09593985.2010.491150

Chapple, C. M., Nicholson, H., Baxter, G. D., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Patient characteristics that predict progression of knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review of prognostic studies. Arthritis Care & Research, 63(8), 1115-1125. doi: 10.1002/acr.20492

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). The reliability and accuracy of an electromagnetic motion analysis system when used conjointly with an accelerometer. Ergonomics, 54(7), 672-677. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2011.583363

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). A rationale for the provision of extrinsic feedback towards management of low back pain. Manual Therapy, 16(3), 301-305. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2011.01.011

Pinto, D., Robertson, M. C., Hansen, P., Abbott, J. H., on behalf of the MOA Trial Team. (2011). Economic evaluation within a factorialdesign randomised controlled trial of exercise, manual therapy, or both interventions for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: Study protocol. BMJ Open, 1(1), e000136. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000136

Wright, A. A., Cook, C., Flynn, T. W., Baxter, G. D., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Predictors of response to physical therapy intervention in patients with primary hip osteoarthritis. Physical Therapy, 91(4), 510-524. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20100171

Hefford, C., Abbott, J. H., Baxter, G. D., & Arnold, R. (2011). Outcome measurement in clinical practice: Practical and theoretical issues for health related quality of life (HRQOL) questionnaires. Physical Therapy Reviews, 16(3), 155-167. doi: 10.1179/1743288X11Y.0000000004

Pinto, D., Robertson, M. C., Hansen, P., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Good agreement between questionnaire and administrative databases for health care use and costs in patients with osteoarthritis. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11, 45. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-11-45

Braund, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and paracetamol for acute musculoskeletal injuries: Physiotherapists' understanding of which is safer, more effective, and when to initiate treatment. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 27(7), 482-491. doi: 10.3109/09593985.2010.527430

Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). Cumulative postural exposure measured by a novel device: A preliminary study. Ergonomics, 54(9), 858-865. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2011.600776

Bennell, K. L., Egerton, T., Pua, Y.-H., Abbott, J. H., Sims, K., & Buchbinder, R. (2011). Building the rationale and structure for a complex physical therapy intervention within the context of a clinical trial: A multimodal individualized treatment for patients with hip osteoarthritis. Physical Therapy, 91(10), 1525-1541. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20100430

Braund, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Recommending NSAIDs and paracetamol: A survey of New Zealand physiotherapists' knowledge and behaviours. Physiotherapy Research International, 16(1), 43-49. doi: 10.1002/pri.472

Wright, A. A., Cook, C. E., Baxter, G. D., Dockerty, J. D., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). A comparison of 3 methodological approaches to defining major clinically important improvement of 4 performance measures in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 41(5), 319-327. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.3515

Wright, A. A., Cook, C. E., Baxter, G. D., Garcia, J., & Abbott, J. H. (2010). Relationship between the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index physical function subscale and physical performance measures in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 91(10), 1558-1564. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.07.016

Wright, A. A., Abbott, J. H., Baxter, D., & Cook, C. (2010). The ability of a sustained within-session finding of pain reduction during traction to dictate improved outcomes from a manual therapy approach on patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 18(3), 166-172. doi: 10.1179/106698110X12640740712536

Intolo, P., Carman, A. B., Milosavljevic, S., Abbott, J. H., & Baxter, G. D. (2010). The Spineangel®: Examining the validity and reliability of a novel clinical device for monitoring trunk motion. Manual Therapy, 15, 160-166. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2009.10.002

Bennell, K., Egerton, T., Pua, Y.-H., Abbott, J. H., Sims, K., Metcalf, B., … Buchbinder, R. (2010). Efficacy of a multimodal physiotherapy treatment program for hip osteoarthritis: A randomised placebo-controlled trial protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11, 238. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-11-238

Tumilty, S., Munn, J., Abbott, J. H., McDonough, S., Hurley, D. A., Basford, J. R., & Baxter, G. D. (2010). Laser therapy in the treatment of achilles tendinopathy: A randomised controlled trial. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1226(1), 163-169. doi: 10.1063/1.3453776

Cleland, J. A., Abbott, J. H., Kidd, M. O., Stockwell, S., Cheney, S., Gerrard, D. F., & Flynn, T. W. (2009). Manual physical therapy and exercise versus electrophysical agents and exercise in the management of plantar heel pain: A multicenter randomized clinical trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 39(8), 573-585. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2009.3036

Wright, A. A., Cook, C., & Abbott, J. H. (2009). Variables associated with the progression of hip osteoarthritis: A systematic review. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 61(7), 925-936. doi: 10.1002/art.24641

Abbott, J. H., Flynn, T. W., Fritz, J. M., Hing, W. A., Reid, D., & Whitman, J. M. (2009). Manual physical assessment of spinal segmental motion: Intent and validity. Manual Therapy, 14(1), 36-44. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2007.09.011

Abbott, J. H., Robertson, M. C., McKenzie, J. E., Baxter, G. D., Theis, J.-C., Campbell, A. J., and the MOA Trial Team. (2009). Exercise therapy, manual therapy, or both, for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: A factorial randomised controlled trial protocol. Trials, 10(11). doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-10-11

Walsh, R. M., & Abbott, J. H. (2008). Screening for depression in a musculoskeletal outpatient physical therapy clinic: Point prevalence and comparison of two instruments. Journal of Back & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 21(3), 171-174.

Tumilty, S., Munn, J., Abbott, J. H., McDonough, S., Hurley, D. A., & Baxter, G. D. (2008). Laser therapy in the treatment of achilles tendinopathy: A pilot study. Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, & Laser Surgery, 26(1), 25-30. doi: 10.1089/pho.2007.2126

Hefford, C., Lodge, S., Elliott, K., & Abbott, J. H. (2008). Measuring patient-specific outcomes in musculoskeletal clinical practice: A pilot study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 36(2), 41-48.

Abbott, J. H., Fritz, J. M., McCane, B., Shultz, B., Herbison, P., Lyons, B., … Walsh, R. M. (2006). Lumbar segmental mobility disorders: Comparison of two methods of defining abnormal displacement kinematics in a cohort of patients with non-specific mechanical low back pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 7, 45. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-7-45

McCane, B., King, T. I., & Abbott, J. H. (2006). Calculating the 2D motion of lumbar vertebrae using splines. Journal of Biomechanics, 39, 2703-2708. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2005.09.015

Abbott, J. H., McCane, B., Herbison, P., Moginie, G., Chapple, C., & Hogarty, T. (2005). Lumbar segmental instability: A criterion-related validity study of manual therapy assessment. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 6, 56. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-6-56

McCane, B., Abbott, J. H., & King, T. (2005). On calculating the finite centre of rotation for rigid planar motion. Medical Engineering & Physics, 27, 75-79.

Kennedy, E., Cullen, B., Abbott, J. H., Woodley, S., & Mercer, S. R. (2004). Palpation of the iliolumbar ligament. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 32(2), 76-79.

Abbott, J. H., & Mercer, S. R. (2003). Naturalny przebieg ostrego bolu kyzyza [The natural history of acute low back pain]. Rehabilitacja Medyczna, 7(2), 9-16.

Abbott, J. H., & Mercer, S. R. (2003). Lumbar segmental hypomobility: Criterion-related validity of clinical examination items (a pilot study). New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 31(1), 3-9.

Abbott, J. H., & Mercer, S. R. (2002). The natural history of acute low back pain. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 30(3), 8-16.

Abbott, J. H., Patla, C. E., & Jensen, R. S. (2001). The initial effects of an elbow mobilization with movement technique on grip strength in subjects with lateral epicondylalgia. Manual Therapy, 6(3), 163-169.

Abbott, J. H. (2001). Mobilization with movement applied to the elbow affects shoulder range of movement in subjects with lateral epicondylalgia. Manual Therapy, 6(3), 170-177.

Patla, C. E., & Abbott, J. H. (2000). Tibialis posterior myofascial tightness as a source of heel pain: Diagnosis and treatment. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 30(10), 624-632. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2000.30.10.624

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Ribeiro, D. C., Jafarian Tangrood, Z., Sole, G., & Abbott, J. H. (2019). Effectiveness of a tailored rehabilitation versus standard strengthening programme for patients with shoulder pain: A protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial (the Otago MASTER trial). BMJ Open, 9(7), e028261. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028261

Bannuru, R. R., Osani, M. C., Vaysbrot, E. E., Arden, N., Bennell, K., Bierma-Zeinstra, S. M. A., … Abbott, J. H., … McAlindon, T. E. (2019). OARSI guidelines for the non-surgical management of knee, hip, and polyarticular osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2019.06.011

Sharma, S., Abbott, J. H., & Jensen, M. P. (2018). Why clinicians should consider the role of culture in chronic pain. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.07.002

Skou, S. T., Pedersen, B. K., Abbott, J. H., Patterson, B., & Barton, C. (2018). Physical activity and exercise therapy benefits more than just symptoms and impairments in people with hip and knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.7877

Sharma, S., Jensen, M. P., Moseley, G. L., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Pain education for patients with non-specific low back pain in Nepal: Protocol of a feasibility randomised clinical trial (PEN-LBP Trial). BMJ Open, 8(8), e022423. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022423

Holden, M. A., Burke, D. L., Runhaar, J., van Der Windt, D., Riley, R. D., Dziedzic, K., … Abbott, J. H., … in collaboration with the OA Trial Bank. (2017). Subgrouping and TargetEd Exercise pRogrammes for knee and hip OsteoArthritis (STEER OA): A systematic review update and individual participant data meta-analysis protocol. BMJ Open, 7(12), e018971. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018971

Darlow, B., Stanley, J., Dean, S., Abbott, J. H., Garrett, S., Mathieson, F., & Dowell, A. (2017). The Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) approach to low back pain: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 18, 484. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2225-8

Abbott, J. H. (2017). How to choose where to publish your work. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 47(1), 6-10. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.0102

Vlietstra, L., Meredith-Jones, K., Stebbings, S., Abbott, J. H., Treharne, G. J., & Waters, D. L. (2017). Sarcopenic obesity is more prevalent in osteoarthritis than rheumatoid arthritis: Are different processes involved? Rheumatology, 56(10), 1816-1818. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kex303

Abbott, J. H. (2016). Perspectives for Practice: A new JOSPT feature to facilitate translation of research into practice. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 46(3), 128-129. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2016.0104

Mellor, R., Grimaldi, A., Wajswelner, H., Hodges, P., Abbott, J. H., Bennell, K., & Vicenzino, B. (2016). Exercise and load modification versus corticosteroid injection versus 'wait and see' for persistent gluteus medius/minimus tendinopathy (the LEAP trial): A protocol for a randomised clinical trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 17(1), 196. doi: 10.1186/s12891-016-1043-6

Yamato, T., Maher, C., Saragiotto, B., Moseley, A., Hoffmann, T., Elkins, M., & Abbott, J. H. (2016). The TIDieR checklist will benefit the physical therapy profession. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 46(6), 402-404. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2016.0108

Sibley, K., Abbott, J. H., & Li, L. (2016). Increasing the impact of peer-reviewed publications through tailored dissemination strategies: Perspectives for Practice feature in JOSPT. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 46(7), 500-501. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2016.0110

Hopkins, R. M., & Abbott, J. H. (2015). Congenital ‘butterfly vertebra’ associated with low back pain: A case report. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 23(2), 93-100. doi: 10.1179/2042618613Y.0000000057

Bennell, K. L., Rini, C., Keefe, F., French, S., Nelligan, R., Kasza, J., … Abbott, J. H., … Hinman, R. S. (2015). Effects of adding an internet-based pain coping skills training protocol to a standardized education and exercise program for people with persistent hip pain (HOPE Trial): Randomized controlled trial protocol. Physical Therapy, 95(10), 1408-1422. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20150119

Bennell, K., & Abbott, J. H. (2014). [Reply to the letter Physical therapy and hip osteoarthritis]. JAMA, 312(12), 1257-1258. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.9826

Dobson, F., Hinman, R. S., French, S., Rini, C., Keefe, F., Nelligan, R., Abbott, J. H., … Bennell, K. L. (2014). Internet-mediated physiotherapy and pain coping skills training for people with persistent knee pain (IMPACT - Knee pain): A randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15, 279. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-279

Abbott, J. H. (2014). The distinction between randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and preliminary feasibility and pilot studies: What they are and are not. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44(8), 555-558. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.0110

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