References for March 2024


References for March 2024


Strength in alignment

  1. Gibson, S., Palermo, C. (2021). Optimizing the Role of Clinical Educators in Health Professional Education. In: Nestel, D., Reedy, G., McKenna, L., Gough, S. (eds) Clinical Education for the Health Professions. Springer, Singapore.
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Microaggressions in physiotherapy

  1. Mukerjee, R. et al (ed). Clinician’s Guide to LGBTQIA+ Care: Cultural Safety and Social Justice in Primary, Sexual, and Reproductive Healthcare. Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2021.

Direct referrals are a no-brainer reform

  1. See Medicare Benefits Schedule—Note GN.6.16 on Referral of patients to Specialists or Consultant Physicians.
  2. Breadon, P., Romanes, D., Fox, L., Bolton, J., and Richardson, L. (2022). A new Medicare: Strengthening general practice. Grattan Institute.

5 facts about physiotherapy and sports-related concussion

  1. Patricios JS, Schneider KJ, Dvorak J, et al. Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 6th International Conference on Concussion in Sport–Amsterdam, October 2022. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2023; 57(11):695-711.
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  3. McCrory P, Feddermann-Demont N, Dvořák J, et al. What is the definition of sports-related concussion: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med. 2017; 51(11):877-887.
  4. Kamins J, Bigler E, Covassin T, et al. What is the physiological time to recovery after concussion? A systematic review. Br J Sports Med. 2017; 51(12):935-940.
  5. Bretzin AC, Covassin T, Fox ME, et al. Sex differences in the clinical incidence of concussions, missed school days, and time loss in high school student-athletes: Part 1. Am J Sports Med. 2018; 46(9):2263-2269.
  6. Weiler R, van Mechelen W, Fuller C, Ahmed OH, Verhagen E. Do neurocognitive SCAT3 baseline test scores differ between footballers (soccer) living with and without disability? A cross-sectional study. Clin Sports Med. 2018; 28(1):43-50.
  7. Chandran A, Elmi A, Young H, DiPietro L. Determinants of concussion diagnosis, symptomology, and resolution time in U.S. high school soccer players. Res Sports Med. 2020; 28(1):42-54.
  8. Black AM, Sergio LE, Macpherson AK. The epidemiology of concussions: number and nature of concussions and time to recovery among female and male canadian varsity athletes 2008 to 2011. Clin J Sport Med. 2017; 27(1):52-56.
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  10. McGroarty NK, Brown SM, Mulcahey MK. Sport-related concussion in female athletes: a systematic review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020; 8(7):2325967120932306-2325967120932306.
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  13. Wunderle K, Hoeger KM, Wasserman E, Bazarian JJ. Menstrual phase as predictor of outcome after mild traumatic brain injury in women. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2014; 29(5):E1-8.
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  20. Makdissi M, Cantu RC, Johnston KM, McCrory P, Meeuwisse WH. The difficult concussion patient: what is the best approach to investigation and management of persistent (>10 days) postconcussive symptoms? Br J Sports Med. 2013; 47(5):308-313.
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Complex wrist fractures increase car accident risk

  1. Stinton, Susan & Pappas, Evangelos & Edgar, Dale & Moloney, Niamh. (2019). Driving performance following a wrist fracture: A pilot study using a driving simulator. Hand Therapy. 25. DOI: 
  2. Stinton, Susan & Pappas, Evangelos & Nettel-Aguirre, Alberto & Moloney, Niamh & Refshauge, Kathryn & Edgar, Dale. (2023). Who crashes their car following wrist fracture? Journal of Hand Therapy. DOI: 

Effective falls prevention in aged care

  1. Suen J et al. Critical features of multifactorial interventions for effective falls reduction in residential aged care: a systematic review, intervention component analysis and qualitative comparative analysis. Age and Ageing. 2023;52, 11, afad185. afad185
  2. Dyer S et al. Exercise for falls prevention in aged care: systematic review and trial endpoint meta-analyses. Age and Ageing. 2023;52, 12, afad217. ageing/afad217


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