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Dr Ram Mani

Position
  • Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies)
  • Director, Pain at Otago Research Theme
QualificationsDAc BPhty MPhty(Manual Therapy) PGCert PhD(Otago)
Research summaryChronic pain, sensitisation, longitudinal MSK pain research, neuromodulation, knowledge translation
Teaching
  • Pain, Chronic Pain and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy undergraduate and postgraduate Programmes
  • PAIN 701 Neurobiology of Pain, Pain Management Programmes, University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Research supervision for summer, honours, master’s, and PhD research
Memberships
  • Pain at Otago Research Theme
  • The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, Co-PI: Musculoskeletal Pain
  • BRAI3N Group: Brain Research consortium for Advanced Innovative & Interdisciplinary Neuromodulation, Investigator
  • International Association for the Study of Pain including IASP Membership and Chapter Committee
  • New Zealand Pain Society Inc., Council Member
  • Australia & New Zealand Musculoskeletal (ANZMUSC) Clinical Trials Network
  • Undergraduate Committee, School of Physiotherapy, Chair
  • Executive Committee, School of Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand
Clinical
  • Assessment of pain mechanisms in clinical practice
  • Use of bedside QST in clinical practice to recognise sensitisation in clinical practice

Research

My research aims to provide an interdisciplinary understanding of mechanisms driving pain experience and test interventions targeting mechanistic factors to improve clinical outcomes in people with acute and chronic neuro-musculoskeletal pain.

Our Otago Pain Mechanisms and Neuromodulation (OPaMeN) research group use observational, experimental, proof-of-concept, and clinical trial (efficacy and effectiveness) designs to investigate the following projects and its objectives.

Research projects

Pain phenotyping in acute and chronic pain

  1. To identify and predict sensitisation (QST), cortical (EEG) activity, molecular phenotypes on acute and chronic pain experience, including treatment responses
  2. To explore the influence of cognitive, affective, sleep and physical activity/sedentariness on pain phenotypes in people with acute and chronic pain
Co-investigators
  • Dr Divya Adhia, Research Fellow, Department of Surgical Sciences, Otago Medical School, University of Otago
  • Dr Carrie Falling, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research, University of Otago
  • Professor Dirk De Ridder, Department of Surgical Sciences, Otago Medical School, University of Otago
  • Associate Professor Rajesh Katare, Department of Physiology, Otago School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Otago

Neuromodulation and self-regulatory interventions for musculoskeletal pain

  1. To test non-invasive, neuromodulatory/neurofeedback, and self-regulatory interventions for improving clinical pain outcomes
  2. To identify mechanisms by which interventions exerts its effects on clinical pain outcomes
Co-investigators
  • Professor Dirk De Ridder, Department of Surgical Sciences, Otago Medical School, University of Otago
  • Dr Divya Adhia, Research Fellow, Department of Surgical Sciences, Otago Medical School, University of Otago

The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study (Dunedin Study)

To investigate the role of early biopsychosocial exposures on pain experience in adults.

Co-investigators
  • Professor David Baxter, Director- Men's Health Research Centre, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago.
  • Professor Richie Poulton, Director, The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, University of Otago.

Otago and national collaborators

  • Associate Professor Nicola Swain, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
  • Professor Ted Shipton, Pain at Otago Research Theme, Department of Anesthesia, University of Otago
  • Associate Professor, Steve Tumilty, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
  • Dr Ben Hudson, Head of the Department, General Practice, University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Dr Saad Anis, Clinical Director, Pain medicine, Specialist, Chronic Pain services, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
  • Dr Erik Wibowo, Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Otago
  • Associate Professor Jeremiah Deng, Department of Information Science, University of Otago
  • Katrina Bryant, Lecturer, Te Kura Komiri Pai, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
  • Dr Luke Wilson, Research fellow, Integrative human physiologist, Otago Medical School, University of Otago
  • Dr Sharon Awatere, The Health Boutique, Napier, New Zealand

International collaborators

  • Professor Jo Nijs, Department of Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Professor Roger Fillingim, Director, Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence, University of Florida, USA
  • Associate Professor Fadel Zeidan, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Southern California, San Diego, USA
  • Professor Kavitha Raja, Deputy director of JSS Rehabilitation Centre, India
  • Associate Professor Sven Vanneste, Director, Global Brain Health Institute, Lab for Clinical and Integrative Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin

Supervision

Early career researchers

  • Dr Carrie Falling, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research, University of Otago
    Project: Persistent pain experiences in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Dr Divya Adhia, Research Fellow, Department of Surgical Sciences, Otago Medical School, University of Otago
    Project: Neuromodulation for Chronic Low Back Pain

PhD students

Primary

Jerin Mathew (International)
PhD Thesis: Neurofeedback Intervention to Modulate Knee Osteoarthritic Pain Experience

Mark Overton (Domestic)
PhD Thesis: Does a Pain Sensitization Phenotype Predict Biopsychosocial Ecological Momentary Assessment Outcomes in People with Knee Osteoarthritis?

Rani Othman (International)
PhD Thesis: Profiling pain sensitisation phenotypes in individuals with acute and chronic shoulder pain.

Co-supervision

Alicia J Emerson (International), High Point University, USA.
PhD Thesis: Invisible disease affecting invisible populations: exploring how the geopolitical, historical, and societal spectrum impacts marginalised populations' experiences with chronic musculoskeletal pain management.

PhD completions

Dr Carrie Falling (Domestic)
PhD Thesis: Persistent musculoskeletal pain among individuals with immune-mediated chronic inflammatory conditions

Dr Abdullah Alqarni (International)
PhD Thesis: Translating knowledge on pain mechanisms into clinical practice

Dr Poonam Mehta (International)
PhD Thesis: Minimum clinically important changes of pain intensity and functional outcome measures in chronic neuropathic pain

Master's thesis

Jerin Mathew
Neurofeedback for musculoskeletal pain

David Williams
A qualitative examination of the understanding, perceptions, and attitudes of physiotherapists to the STarTBack Approach

Honours thesis

Carrie Falling, School of Physiotherapy
Two-point discrimination thresholds of the knee and low back regions

Funding

  • Health Research Council Feasibility Grant,PI
  • Health Research Council Programme Grant, NI; Dunedin Study
  • Health Research Council Emerging Researcher First Grant, NI
  • Health Research Council Health Delivery Project Grant, NI
  • IASP Developing Countries Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education, NI
  • Otago Medical Research Foundation, Jack Thompson Arthritis Fund, PI
  • University of Otago Research Grant PI
  • Lottery Health Translational Research Grant, NI
  • Healthcare Otago Trust Fund, NI
  • DSM Dean's Bequest funding, NI
  • Pain at Otago Research Theme, PI
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand Scholarship Trust Fund, NI

Publications

Othman, R., Swain, N., Tumilty, S., Jayakaran, P., & Mani, R. (2021). Pro-nociceptive pain modulation profile in patients with acute and chronic shoulder pain: A hypothesis-generating topical review. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. [Review].

Kovanur Sampath, K., Mani, R., Katare, R., Neale, J., Cotter, J., & Tumilty, S. (2021). Thoracic spinal manipulation effect on neuroendocrine response in people with Achilles tendinopathy: A randomized crossover trial. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2021.06.001

Nijs, J., George, S. Z., Clauw, D. J., Fernández-de-las-Peñas, C., Kosek, E., Ickmans, K., … Mani, R., … Curatolo, M. (2021). Central sensitisation: Causes, therapies, and terminology: Author's reply. Lancet Rheumatology, 3(8), e548-e549. doi: 10.1016/S2665-9913(21)00182-X

Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2021). Criterion validity and discriminatory ability of the central sensitization inventory short form in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2021-0021

Nijs, J., George, S. Z., Clauw, D. J., Fernández-de-las-Peñas, C., Kosek, E., Ickmans, K., … Mani, R., … Curatolo, M. (2021). Central sensitisation in chronic pain conditions: Latest discoveries and their potential for precision medicine. Lancet Rheumatology, 3(5), e383-e392. doi: 10.1016/S2665-9913(21)00032-1

Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2021). Criterion validity and discriminatory ability of the central sensitization inventory short form in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2021-0021

Journal - Research Article

King, L. K., Epstein, J., Cross, M., Buzzi, M., Buttel, T., Cembalo, S. M., … Mani, R., … Sharma, S., … Guillemin, F. (2021). Endorsement of the domains of knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) flare: A report from the OMERACT 2020 Inaugural Virtual Consensus Vote from the Flares in OT Working Group. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.03.010

Journal - Research Article

Kovanur Sampath, K., Mani, R., Katare, R., Neale, J., Cotter, J., & Tumilty, S. (2021). Thoracic spinal manipulation effect on neuroendocrine response in people with Achilles tendinopathy: A randomized crossover trial. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2021.06.001

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Singh, P., Jayakaran, P., Mani, R., & Hale, L. (2021). The experiences of Indian people living in New Zealand with stroke. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1878294

Journal - Research Article

Emerson, A. J., Hegedus, T., Mani, R., & Baxter, G. D. (2020). Chronic musculoskeletal pain. Discordant management conversations: The influencing factor of polarized politics. Physical Therapy Reviews, 25(1), 7-20. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2019.1701762

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Falling, C. L., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2020). Central sensitization inventory mediates the relationship between inflammatory bowel disease activity and worse musculoskeletal pain experiences. Pain Practice, 20(1), 24-33. doi: 10.1111/papr.12821

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Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Siegel, C. A., Gearry, R. B., Nijs, J., & Mani, R. (2020). Symptoms of central sensitization in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases: A case-control study examining the role of musculoskeletal pain and psychological factors. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2020-0109

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Hoeta, T., Baxter, G. D., Pōtiki Bryant, K. A., & Mani, R. (2020). Māori pain experiences and culturally valid pain assessment tools for Māori: A systematic narrative review. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(1), 37-50. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/48.1.05

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Othman, R., Dassanayake, S., Jayakaran, P., Tumilty, S., Swain, N., & Mani, R. (2020). Relationships between psychological, social, physical activity and sleep measures and somatosensory function in individuals with spinal pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Journal of Pain, 36(2), 124-134. doi: 10.1097/ajp.0000000000000775

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Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., & Mani, R. (2019). Central hypersensitivity: A model for persistent musculoskeletal pain in inflammatory bowel diseases. Medical Hypotheses, 129, 109243. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2019.109243

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Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2019). Musculoskeletal pain in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease reflects three distinct profiles. Clinical Journal of Pain, 35, 559-568. doi: 10.1097/ajp.0000000000000698

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Mani, R., Adhia, D. B., Leong, S. L., Vanneste, S., & De Ridder, D. (2019). Sedentary behaviour facilitates conditioned pain modulation in middle-aged and older adults with persistent musculoskeletal pain: A cross-sectional investigation. PAIN Reports, 4, e773. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000773

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Othman, R., Jayakaran, P., Tumilty, S., Swain, N., & Mani, R. (2019). Predictive relationship between psychological, social, physical activity, and sleep measures and somatosensory function in individuals with musculoskeletal pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Physical Therapy Reviews, 24(6), 366-376. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2019.1648715

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Black, N. M., Sullivan, S. J., & Mani, R. (2018). A biopsychosocial understanding of lower back pain: Content analysis of online information. European Journal of Pain, 22(4), 728-744. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1158

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Bussey, M. D., Aldabe, D., Adhia, D., & Mani, R. (2018). Reliability of surface electromyography activity of gluteal and hamstring muscles during sub-maximal and maximal voluntary isometric contractions. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 34, 103-107. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.09.004

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Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2018). Profile of musculoskeletal pain in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A study protocol for assessing the multidimensional experience of self-reported pain. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(3), 227-235. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2018.1500149

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Gupta, P., Balthillaya, G., Mani, R., & Reddy, R. S. (2018). Effect of asymptomatic arm neural mobilization in patients with cervicobrachial pain syndrome. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy, 12(1), 41-46. doi: 10.5958/0973-5674.2018.00008.4

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Mehta, P., Claydon, L. S., Mani, R., Hendrick, P., Cook, C., & Baxter, G. D. (2018). Chronic diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain: Psychometric properties of pain and physical function outcome measures. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(6), 317-329. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2018.1517072

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Othman, R., Mani, R., Krishnamurthy, I., & Jayakaran, P. (2018). Non-pharmacological management of phantom limb pain in lower limb amputation: A systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(2), 88-98. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2017.1412789

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Kovanur-Sampath, K., Mani, R., Cotter, J., Gisselman, A. S., & Tumilty, S. (2017). Changes in biochemical markers following spinal manipulation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 29, 120-131. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.04.004

Journal - Research Article

Mabire, L., Mani, R., Liu, L., Mulligan, H., & Baxter, D. (2017). The Influence of age, sex and body mass index on the effectiveness of brisk walking for obesity management in adults. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 14(5), 389-407. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0064

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Sampath, K. K., Botnmark, E., Mani, R., Cotter, J. D., Katare, R., Munasinghe, P. E., & Tumilty, S. (2017). Neuro-endocrine response following a thoracic spinal manipulation in healthy men. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 47(9), 617-627. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.7348

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Tumilty, S., Adhia, D. B., Rhodes, R., & Mani, R. (2017). Physiotherapists’ treatment techniques in New Zealand for management of acute nonspecific low back pain and its relationships with treatment outcomes: A pilot study. Physical Therapy Reviews, 22(1-2), 95-100. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2017.1282073

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Adhia, D. B., Mani, R., Milosavljevic, S., Tumilty, S., & Bussey, M. D. (2016). Does repeated palpation-digitization of pelvic landmarks for measurement of innominate motion introduce a systematic variation? A psychometric investigation. Manual Therapy, 21, 282-286. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2015.09.009

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Adhia, D. B., Tumilty, S., Mani, R., Milosavljevic, S., & Bussey, M. D. (2016). Can hip abduction and external rotation discriminate sacroiliac joint pain? Manual Therapy, 21, 191-197. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2015.08.002

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Adhia, D. B., Tumilty, S., Mani, R., Milosavljevic, S., & Bussey, M. D. (2016). Innominate segment deformation during passive hip abduction and external rotation. Manual Therapy, 26, 235-237. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2016.06.004

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Botnmark, I., Tumilty, S., & Mani, R. (2016). Tactile acuity, body schema integrity and physical performance of the shoulder: A cross-sectional study. Manual Therapy, 23, 9-16. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2016.02.001

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Falling, C., & Mani, R. (2016). Ageing and obesity indices influences the tactile acuity of the low back regions: A cross-sectional study. Manual Therapy, 23, 25-31. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2016.02.004

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Falling, C., & Mani, R. (2016). Regional asymmetry, obesity and gender determines tactile acuity of the knee regions: A cross-sectional study. Manual Therapy, 26, 150-157. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2016.08.002

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Kovanur Sampath, K., Mani, R., Miyamori, T., & Tumilty, S. (2016). The effects of manual therapy or exercise therapy or both in people with hip osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(2), 1141-1155. doi: 10.1177/0269215515622670

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Sharma, S., Balthillaya, G., Rao, R., & Mani, R. (2016). Short term effectiveness of neural sliders and neural tensioners as an adjunct to static stretching of hamstrings on knee extension angle in healthy individuals: A randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy in Sport, 17, 30-37. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.03.003

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Shields, C., Baxter, D., & Mani, R. (2016). Psychosocial correlates of physical activity levels in individuals at risk of developing diabetes mellitus: A feasibility study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 44(3), 157-165. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/44.3.05

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Tumilty, S., Mani, R., & Baxter, G. D. (2016). Photobiomodulation and eccentric exercise for Achilles tendinopathy: A randomized controlled trial. Lasers in Medical Science, 31(1), 127-135. doi: 10.1007/s10103-015-1840-4

Journal - Research Article

Villarreal Santiago, M., Tumilty, S., Mącznik, A., & Mani, R. (2016). Does acupuncture alter pain-related functional connectivity of the central nervous system? A systematic review. Journal of Acupuncture & Meridian Studies, 9(4), 167-177. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2015.11.038

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Aoyagi, M., Mani, R., Jayamoorthy, J., & Tumilty, S. (2015). Determining the level of evidence for the effectiveness of spinal manipulation in upper limb pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Manual Therapy, 20(4), 515-523. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2014.11.004

Journal - Research Article

Kovanur Sampath, K., Mani, R., Cotter, J. D., & Tumilty, S. (2015). Measureable changes in the neuro-endocrinal mechanism following spinal manipulation. Medical Hypotheses, 85(6), 819-824. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2015.10.003

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Mani, R., Milosavljevic, S., & Sullivan, S. J. (2015). Control of posture during tasks representing common work-related postures: A reliability study. Ergonomics, 58(6), 980-989. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2014.994566

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Mani, R., Milosavljevic, S., Ribeiro, D. C., & Sullivan, S. J. (2015). Effects of agricultural quad bike driving on postural control during static, dynamic and functional tasks: A field study. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 50, 158-169. doi: 10.1016/j.ergon.2015.08.007

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Hendrick, P., Mani, R., Bishop, A., Milosavljevic, S., & Schneiders, A. G. (2013). Therapist knowledge, adherence and use of low back pain guidelines to inform clinical decisions: A national survey of manipulative and sports physiotherapists in New Zealand. Manual Therapy, 18(2), 136-142. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2012.09.002

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Adhia, D. B., Bussey, M. D., Mani, R., Jayakaran, P., Aldabe, D., & Milosavljevic, S. (2012). Inter-tester reliability of non-invasive technique for measurement of innominate motion. Manual Therapy, 17(1), 71-76. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2011.09.005

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Milosavljevic, S., Mani, R., Ribeiro, D. C., Vasiljev, R., & Rehn, B. (2012). Exploring how anthropometric, vehicle and workplace factors influence whole-body vibration exposures during on-farm use of a quad bike. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 42(4), 392-396. doi: 10.1016/j.ergon.2012.04.004

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Arumugam, A., Mani, R., & Raja, K. (2011). Interrater reliability of the craniocervical flexion test in asymptomatic individuals—A cross-sectional study. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, 34(4), 247-253. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2011.04.011

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Mani, R., Milosavljevic, S., & Sullivan, S. J. (2011). The influence of bady mass on whole-body vibration: A quad-bike field study. Ergonomics Open Journal, 4. doi: 10.2174/1875934301104010001

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Milosavljevic, S., McBride, D. I., Bagheri, N., Vasiljev, R. M., Mani, R., Carman, A. B., & Rehn, B. (2011). Exposure to whole-body vibration and mechanical shock: A field study of quad bike use in agriculture. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 55(3), 286-295. doi: 10.1093/annhyg/meq087

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Arumugam, A., Mani, R., Raja, K., & Cherian, P. (2010). Reliability and concurrent validity of the modified sphygmomanometer in cranial-cervical flexion test on asymptomatic individuals. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy, 4(4), 1-7.

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Mani, R., Milosavljevic, S., & Sullivan, S. J. (2010). The effect of occupational whole-body vibration on standing balance: A systematic review. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 40(6), 698-709. doi: 10.1016/j.ergon.2010.05.009

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Nijs, J., George, S. Z., Clauw, D. J., Fernández-de-las-Peñas, C., Kosek, E., Ickmans, K., … Mani, R., … Curatolo, M. (2021). Central sensitisation in chronic pain conditions: Latest discoveries and their potential for precision medicine. Lancet Rheumatology, 3(5), e383-e392. doi: 10.1016/S2665-9913(21)00032-1

Journal - Research Other

Nijs, J., George, S. Z., Clauw, D. J., Fernández-de-las-Peñas, C., Kosek, E., Ickmans, K., … Mani, R., … Curatolo, M. (2021). Central sensitisation: Causes, therapies, and terminology: Author's reply. Lancet Rheumatology, 3(8), e548-e549. doi: 10.1016/S2665-9913(21)00182-X

Journal - Research Other

Othman, R., Jayakaran, P., Swain, N., Dassanayake, S., Tumilty, S., & Mani, R. (2021). Relationships between psychological, sleep, and physical activity measures and somatosensory function in people with peripheral joint pain: A systematic review and metaanalysis. Pain Practice, 21(2), 226-261. doi: 10.1111/papr.12943

Journal - Research Other

Othman, R., Swain, N., Tumilty, S., Jayakaran, P., & Mani, R. (2021). Pro-nociceptive pain modulation profile in patients with acute and chronic shoulder pain: A hypothesis-generating topical review. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. [Review].

Journal - Research Other

Baxter, G. D., Chapple, C., Ellis, R., Hill, J., Liu, L., Mani, R., … Stokes, T., & Tumilty, S. (2020). Six things you need to know about low back pain. Journal of Primary Health Care, 12(3), 195-198. doi: 10.1071/HC19117

Journal - Research Other

Calder, A., Sole, G., & Mani, R. (2020). Physiotherapy student research projects during the COVID19 lockdown. Physical Therapy Reviews, 25(5-6), 303-304. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1832722

Journal - Research Other

Emerson, A. J., Hegedus, T., Mani, R., & Baxter, G. D. (2020). Chronic musculoskeletal pain experiences in marginalized populations: A mixed methods study protocol to understand the influence of geopolitical, historical, and societal factors. Physical Therapy Reviews, 25(4), 292-301. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1807803

Journal - Research Other

Mathew, J., Adhia, D. B., Smith, M. L., De Ridder, D., & Mani, R. (2020). Protocol for a pilot randomized sham-controlled clinical trial evaluating the feasibility, safety, and acceptability of infraslow electroencephalography neurofeedback training on experimental and clinical pain outcomes in people with chronic painful knee. NeuroRegulation, 7(1), 30-44. doi: 10.15540/nr.7.1.30

Journal - Research Other

Hale, L., Stokes, T., Scarth, B., Mani, R., Sullivan, T., Doolan-Noble, F., Jayakaran, P., Gray, A. R., Mann, J., & Higgs, C. (2019). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the diabetes community exercise and education programme (DCEP) for long-term management of diabetes. BMJ Open, 9(2), e025578. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025578

Journal - Research Other

Sampath, K. K., Mani, R., Katare, R., Cotter, J., & Tumilty, S. (2019). Regarding: The acute effects of integrated myofascial techniques on lumbar paraspinal blood flow compared with kinesio-taping: A pilot study. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 23, 229-230. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2019.02.010

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Alqarni, A. M., Manlapaz, D., Baxter, D., Tumilty, S., & Mani, R. (2018). Test procedures to assess somatosensory abnormalities in individuals with back pain: A systematic review of psychometric properties. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(3), 178-196. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2018.1479212

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Alqarni, A. M., Manlapaz, D., Baxter, D., Tumilty, S., & Mani, R. (2018). Test procedures to assess somatosensory abnormalities in individuals with peripheral joint pain: A systematic review of psychometric properties. Pain Practice, 18(7), 895-924. doi: 10.1111/papr.12680

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Alqarni, A., Manlapaz, D., Baxter, D., Tumilty, S., & Mani, R. (2018). Test procedures to assess somatosensory abnormalities in individuals with neck pain: A systematic review of psychometric properties. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(6), 301-316. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2018.1512737

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Krishnamurthy, I., Othman, R., Baxter, G. D., & Mani, R. (2018). Risk factors for the development of low back pain: An overview of systematic reviews of longitudinal studies. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(3), 162-177. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2018.1468965

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Mehta, P., Kaur, M., Smith, C. M., Mani, R., & Baxter, G. D. (2018). Ageing well with chronic musculoskeletal pain: Protocol for a systematic review of non-pharmacological interventions aimed at reducing pain in an ageing population. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(6), 330-337. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2018.1540167

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Swain, N., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Lennox Thompson, B., Darlow, B., Mani, R., & Baxter, D. (2018). Six things you need to know about pain. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1486), 5-8. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Kovanur Sampath, K., Mani, R., Cotter, J., Gisselman, A. S., & Tumilty, S. (2017). Reply to letter to the Editor 'Changes in biochemical markers following spinal manipulation: A systematic review and meta-analysis'. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 30, e90. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.05.004

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Aoyagi, M., Mani, R., Jayamoorthy, J., & Tumilty, S. (2015). Response to the letter to the editor re: "Determining the level of evidence for the effectiveness of spinal manipulation in the upper limb: A systematic review meta-analysis". Manual Therapy, 20(6), e17. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2015.04.002

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