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.
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
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.
Outerbridge G, Ford T, Brady O, Hondras M, Hurwitz E, Haldeman S, Kopansky-Giles D, Nordin, M. Development of an outcomes questionnaire for low literacy patients in underserved populations The World Spine Care (WSC) Charity. ISSLS Spine Week; 2016; Singapore.
Haldeman S, Nordin M, Outerbridge G, Hurwitz E, Hondras M, Brady O, Ford T, Acaroğlu E, Kopansky-Giles D. Delivering sustainable spine care in underserved communities: The World Spine Care (WSC) Charity (www.worldspinecare.org) / Entregando una columna de cuidado sostenible en las comunidades marginadas: The World Spine Care Charity (WSC). International Journal of Integrated Care. 2015;15(8).
Hondras, M, Johannessen H, Hartvigsen J, Myburgh C, Haldeman S. Should healthcare in rural Botswana focus on integration and group activities to ease the burdens associated with muscle, bone and joint disorders? The World Spine Care MuBoJo project [poster]. In: Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic 13th Biennial Congress, p. 145. Athens, Greece, 13-16 May 2015.
Hondras, M, Salsbury S, Nissen N, Johannessen H. Walking sticks for muscle, bone and joint health in rural Botswana: Villager perspectives from the World Spine Care MuBoJo project [poster]. In: Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic 13th Biennial Congress, p. 145-6. Athens, Greece, 13-16 May 2015.
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.