IMRCI Publications

Breen, Ax, Dupac M, Osborne N. (2016) "Measuring Intervertebral Stability in Vivo: Exploring the Criterion Validity of the Initial Attainment Rate." Bone and Joint Journal 98-B (SUPP 6): 11.

Mellor F, Breen A, Thomas P, Thompson P. (2016). "Upper and lower cutoff limits for static and dynamic lumbar motion in non-specific chronic low back pain." Bone and Joint Journal 98-B(SUPP 6): 35.

Breen A,  Mellor F, Breen Ax, Hilton A. (2016). "Intersegmental Kinematics in Patients with Persistent Back Pain: A Review of Quantitative Fluoroscopy referrrals." Bone and Joint Journal 98-B(SUPP 6):33.

Jones M, Morris A, Pope A, Ayer R, Breen A. 2016 "Findings in back pain patients referred for Upright MRI" .Bone and Joint Journal 98-B (SUPP 6): 23.

Breen Ax, Breen AC.  Accuracy and repeatability of quantitative fluoroscopy for the measurement of sagittal plane translation and instantaneous axis of rotation in the lumbar spine Medical Engineering and Physics (submitted).

Breen AC, Mellor FE, Breen Ax, Hilton A.  Intersegmental kinematic findings in patients with persistent low back pain: a review of quantitative fluoroscopy referrals.European Spine Journal (submitted).

Breen Ax, Dupac M, Osborne N.  Attainment rate as a surrogate indicator of the intervertebral neutral zone length in lateral bending: an in vitro proof of concept study. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies (2015) 23:28.

Shilton M., Branney J., Penning de Vries B., Breen AC.  Measuring changes in cervical lordosis following spinal manipulative therapy – a prospective cohort study. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies (2015) 21:1.

Du Rose A, Breen AC. Influence of paraspinal muscle activity on lumbar inter-vertebral flexion rotation range. (abstract) The Spine Journal 15 (2015)50S-85S, pp565-6).

Branney, J., Breen, A.C. 2014 Does inter-vertebral range of motion increase after spinal manipulation? A prospective cohort study. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies 22:24.

Mellor, F.E., Thomas, P., Breen, A.C. 2014 Moving back: The radiation dose received from lumbar spine quantitative fluoroscopy compared to lumbar spine radiographs with suggestions for dose reduction. Radiography 20, 251-257.

Mellor, F.E., Breen, A.C. 2014 Discrimination of Biomechanical Back Pain Patient Subgroups from Continuous Inter-Vertebral Motion Data - A Protocol." Bone and Joint Journal 96-B (Suppl 4):5.
Mellor, F.E., Thomas, P., Thompson, P., Breen, A.C. 2014 "Proportional lumbar spine inter-vertebral motion patterns: A comparison of patients with chronic, non-specific low back pain and healthy controls." European Spine Journal DOI: 10.1007/s00586-014-3273-3.
Mellor, F.E., Breen, Alexander. 2013 "Ionizing radiation exposure and the development of intervertebral disc degeneration-no case to answer." The Spine Journal 13(3) 224-228.
Breen, Alex., Mellor, F., Breen A.C. 2013  "Lumbar Intervertebral Motion in Vivo: A Preliminary Comparison of Recumbent and Weight Bearing Motion Patterns in Adult Males." Bone and Joint Journal 95-B (Suppl 17) 20.
Branney, J.  Re: Responsiveness of the Cervical North American Spine Society Questionnaire (NASS) and the Short Form 36 (SF-36) in chronic whiplash.  Clinical Rehabilitation 2012; 26(11): 1053-1054.
van Loon, I.H.M., Mellor, F.E., Breen, A.  Accuracy and repeatability of sagittal translation of lumbar vertebrae in vitro and in vivo using quantitative fluoroscopy - Clinical Chiropractic available online 11 December 2012, ISSN 1479-2354, 10.1016/j.clch.2012.09.001
Breen, A. C., Teyhen, D.S., Mellor, F.E., Breen, Ax.C., Wong, K., Deitz, A. 2012. "Measurement of inter-vertebral motion using quantitative fluoroscopy: Report of an international forum and proposal for use in the assessment of degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine." Advances in Orthopaedics: 1-10. 
Parsons, S., Harding, G., Breen, A., Foster, N., Pincus, T., Vogel, S., Underwood, M. 2012. "Will shared decision making between patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain and physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors improve patient care?" Family Practice 29(2): 203-212. 
Clark, C., Khattab, A., Carr, E., Breen, A., Grahame, R.  2012 Functional Impairments in Patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Development Co-ordination Disorder.  Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 42 (10) A49
Clark, C., Thomas, S., Carr, E., Breen, A.  2012 Development and Validation of the Functional Difficulties Questionnaire for Assessing Developmental Co-ordinaton Disorder in Adults.  Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 42 (10) 50
Breen, A. C., Carr, E., Langworthy, J.E., Osmond, C., Worswick, L. 2011. "Back pain outcomes in primary care following a practice improvement intervention: - a prospective cohort study." BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 12(1): 28-37.
Froud, R., Eldridge, S., Kovacs, F., Breen, A., Bolton, J., Dunn, K., Fritz, J., Keller, A., Kent, P., Lauridsen, H.H., Ostelo, R., Pincus, T., van Tulder, M., Vogel, S., Underwood, M. 2011. "Reporting outcomes of back pain trials: A modified Delphi study." European Journal of Pain15(10): 1068-1074. 
Deitz, A. K., Breen, A.C., Mellor, F.E., Teyhan, D.S., Panjabi, M.M., Wong, K.W.M. 2011. Kinematics of the Aging Spine: A Review of Past Knowledge and Survery of Recent Developments, with a Focus on Patient-Management Implications for the Clinical Practitioner.  The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques. G. Yue, Johnson, Khoo & Hochschuler (eds). Philadelphia, Saunders: 51-62. 
Evans, D. W., Breen, A.C., Pincus, T., Sim, J., Underwood, M., Vogel, S., Foster, N.E. 2010. "The effectiveness of a posted information package on the beliefs and behavior of musculoskeletal practitioners.  The UK Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Low Back Pain ManagemENT (COMPLeMENT) Randomized Trial." Spine 35(8): 858-866. 
Breen, A. Spinal Manipulation (Update). National Library for Health (NHS Evidence) November 2009.            
Clark, C. J., Carr, E.C.J., Breen, A.C. 2009. "Joint hypermobility syndrome and develoment coordination disorder in adults: comorbid or overlapping disorders?" Dyspraxia Foundation Professional Journal 8: 2-26.
Mellor, F., Breen, A. 2009. "Objective assessment of spinal motion: the future?" Imaging and Oncology 3: 34-41. 
Georgy, E. E., Carr, E.C.J., Breen, A.C. 2009. "Back pain management in primary care: patients' and doctors' expectations." Quality in Primary Care 17(6): 405-413. 
Breen, A. 2009. "In praise of chiropractic." Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 14(3): 188-189. 
Breen, A., Mellor, F.E., Mason, W., Bagust, J., Fowler, J. 2008. Does non-specific back pain have anything to do with inter-vertebral motion? An inconclusive study. Society for Back Pain Research. Keele, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) (abstract).
Breen,A. Spinal Manipulation for Low Back and Neck Pain (Review). National Library for Health.  Complementary Medicine Specialist Library. Oct 2008.
Mellor, F., Muggleton, J.M., Bagust, J., Mason, W., Thomas, P.W., Breen, A.C. 2009. "Mid-lumbar lateral flexion stability measured in healthy volunteers by in-vivo fluoroscopy." Spine 34(22): E811-E817. 
Pincus, T., Santos, R., Breen, A., Burton, A.K., Underwood, M. for the Multinational Musculoskeletal Inception Cohort Study Collaboration. 2008. "A Review and Proposal for a Core Set of Factors for Prospective Cohorts in Low Back Pain: A Consensus Statement." Arthritis & Rheumatism 59(1): 14-24. 
Breen, A. Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain (Review). National Library for Health. Complementary Medicine Specialist Library, Oct 2007.
Langworthy, J., Breen, A. 2007. "Psychosocial factors and their predictive value in chiropractic patients with low back pain: a prospective inception cohort study." Chiropractic & Osteopathy 15(1): 5.
Carnes, D., Parsons, S., Ashby, D., Breen, A., Foster, N.E., Pincus, T., Vogel, S., Underwood, M. 2007. "Chronic musculoskeletal pain rarely presents in a single body site: results from a UK population study." Rheumatology 46(1): 1168-1170.
Parsons, S., Harding, G., Breen, A., Foster, N., Pincus, T., Vogel, S., Underwood, M. 2007. "The Influence of Patients' and Primary Care Practitioners' Beliefs and Expectations About Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain on the Process of Care." Clinical Journal of Pain 23(1): 91-98. 
Pincus, T., Foster, N., Vogel, S., Santos, R., Underwood, M., Breen, A. 2006. "Attitudes to back pain amongst musculoskeletal practitioners: A Comparison of professional groups and practice settings using the ABS-mp." Manual Therapy 12(2): 167-175. 
Konstantinou, K., Foster, N., Rushton, A., Baxter, D., Wright, C., Breen,  A. 2007. "Flexion Mobilizations With Movement Techniques: the Immediate Effects on Range of Movement and Pain in Subjects With Low Back Pain." Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 30(3): 178-185. 
Breen, A., Austin, H., Campion-Smith, C., Carr, E., Mann, E. 2007. ""You feel so hopeless": a qualitative study of GP management of acute back pain." European Journal of Pain 11(1): 21-29.
Parsons, S., Carnes, D., Pincus, T., Foster, N., Breen, A., Vogel, S., Underwood, M. 2006. "Measuring troublesomeness of chronic pain by location." BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders7(34): 1-10. 
Mootz, R. D., Hansen, D.T., Breen, A.C., Killinger, L.Z., Nelson, C. 2006. "Health Services Research related to Chiropractic: Review and recommendations for research prioritization by the Chiropractic profession." Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 29(9): 707-725. 
Pincus, T., Vogel, S., Santos, R., Breen, A., Foster, N., Underwood, M. 2006. "The attitudes to back pain scale in musculoskeletal practitioners (ABS-mp): the developing and testing of a new questionnaire." Clinical Journal of Pain 22(4): 378-386. 
Breen, A., Vogel, S., Pincus, S., Foster, N., Underwood, M. The Musculoskeletal Process of Care Collaboration 2006. "Systematic review of spinal manipulation: a balanced review of evidence? ." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 99(6): 277. 
Breen, A. C., van Tulder, M.W., Koes, B.W., Jensen, I., Reardon, R., Bronfort, G. 2006. "Mono-disciplinary or multidisciplinary back pain guidelines? How can we achieve a common message in primary care?" European Spine Journal 15: 641-647. 

van Tulder, M., Becker, A., Bekkering, T., Breen, A., Del Real, M.T., Hutchinson, A., Koes, B., Laerum, E., Malmivaara, A., on behalf of the COST B13 Working Group on Guidelines for the Management of Acute Low Back Pain in Primary Care. 2006. "Chapter 3: European guidelines for the management of acute nonspecific low back pain in primary care." European Spine Journal March 15 (Supplement 2): s169-s191.

Pincus, T., Vogel, S., Breen,  A., Foster, N., Underwood, M. 2006."Persistent back pain - why do physical therapy practitioners continue treatment?"  A qualitative study of chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists." European Journal of Pain 10: 67-76.

Evans, D. W., Breen, A.C. 2006. "A biomechanical model for mechanically efficient caitation production during spinal manipulation: prethrust position and the neutral zone." Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 29(1): 72-82. 

Breen, A., Muggleton, J., Mellor, F. 2006. "An objective spinal motion imaging assessment (OSMIA): reliability, accuracy and exposure data." BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 7(1): 1-10. 


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