World Spine Care Research Articles


Global Spine Care Initiative Articles

The Global Spine Care Initiative (GSCI) was created by World Spine Care to reduce the global burden of disease and disability by bringing together leading healthcare providers, scientists, specialists, government agencies, and other stakeholders to transform the delivery of spine care.

Sixty-eight clinicians, scientists, patients, and policymakers participated in the deliberations and are authors of one or more of the GSCI papers.

A 4-year process culminated in the publication of 16 articles in a special issue of the European Spine Journal. All papers are available online.

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World Spine Care articles published in peer reviewed journals

Haldeman S, Nordin M, Tavares P, Mullerpatan R, Kopansky-Giles D, Setlhare V, et al. Distance Management of Spinal Disorders in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: Evidence-based Patient and Clinician Guides from the Global Spine Care Initiative. (Preprint). JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. 2020 Nov 4.

Chihambakwe, M., O’Connor, L., Orton, P. M., & Hondras, M. A. (2019). If I was more informed about what exactly they do: perceptions of Botswana district hospital healthcare providers about World Spine Care, 1–12.

Outerbridge G, Eberspaecher S, Haldeman S. Commentary: World Spine Care: providing sustainable, integrated, evidence-based spine care in underserved communities around the world. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 2017 Volume 61 No. 3, 196-206

Outerbridge G. The John A. Sweaney Lecture: Washington DC, March 2017, Given by Dr Geoff Outerbridge. Our Highest Level of Contribution: Doing the Right Thing, the Right Way, for the Right Reason. Journal of Chiropractic Humanities. December 2017 Volume 24 No. 1, 49-53

Emary PC, Eberspaecher SA, Taylor JA. Imaging Case Review – High-grade spondylolytic spondylolisthesis. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 2017 Volume 61 No. 2, 162-166

O’Dane Brady, DC, MS; Margareta Nordin, Dr Med Sci, PT; Maria Hondras, DC, MPH, PhD; Geoff Outerbridge, DC, MSc; Deborah Kopansky-Giles, BPHE, DC, MSc, FCCS; Pierre Côté, DC, PhD; Sophia da Silva, HBScKin, DC; Timothy Ford, M Tech(chiro); Stefan Eberspaecher, DC; Emre Acaroğlu, MD; Tiro Mmopelwa, MD; Eric L. Hurwitz, DC, PhD; Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, PhD. Global Forum: Spine Research and Training in Underserved, Low and Middle-Income, Culturally Unique Communities: The World Spine Care Charity Research Program’s Challenges and Facilitators. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2016 Dec 21; 98 (24): e110

Hondras M, Hartvigsen J, Myburgh C, Johannessen H. Everyday burden of musculoskeletal conditions among villagers in rural Botswana: A focused ethnography. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2016;48(5):449-55.

Haldeman S, Nordin M, Outerbridge G, Hurwitz EL, Hondras M, Brady O, Kopansky-Giles D, Ford T, Acaroğlu E. Creating A Sustainable Model of Spine Care in Underserved Communities: The World Spine Care (WSC) Charity. Spine J, 2015;15(11):2303-11.

Hondras M, Myburgh C, Hartvigsen J, Haldeman S, Johannessen H. How can we assess the burden of muscle, bone and joint conditions in rural Botswana: context and methods for the MuBoJo focused ethnography. Chiropr Man Therap. 2015;23:11.

Hondras M, Myburg C, Hartvigsen J, Johannessen H. Botlhoko, botlhoko! How people talk about their musculoskeletal complaints in rural Botswana: a focused ethnography. Global Health Action 2015;8:29010.

Kanga I, Taylor JA, Jacobs C, Outerbridge G. Tuberculosis of the neuromusculoskeletal system: a review of two cases presenting as chiropractic patients. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2015;59(1):13-23.

Yoga Research

Mullerpatan RP, Agarwal BM, Shetty TV. Exploration of Muscle Activity Using Surface Electromyography While Performing Surya Namaskar. Int J Yoga. 2020 May;13(2):137–43.

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