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Sarah's publications contribute to the support of the assessment and retraining of movement quality, in particular movement coordination strategies for long-term health of movement and quality of life




Mottram, S. & Blandford, L. 2020. Assessment of movement coordination strategies to inform health of movement and guide retraining interventions. Musculoskelet Sci Pract, 45, 102100, 10.1016/j.msksp.2019.102100.

Mottram, S., Warner, M., Booysen, N., Bahain-Steenman, K. & Stokes, M. 2019. Retraining in a Female Elite Rower with Persistent Symptoms Post-Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome: A Proof-of-Concept Case Report. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol., 4, 10.3390/jfmk4020024.

Booysen, N., Wilson, D., Lewis, C. L., Warner, M. B., Gimpel, M., Mottram, S. L., Comerford, M. C. & M.J., S. 2019. Assessing movement quality using the hip and lower limb movement screen: development, reliability and potential applications. Journal of Musculoskeletal Research, 22, 10.1142/S0218957719500088.

Dingenen, B., Blandford, L., Comerford, M., Staes, F. & Mottram, S. 2018. The assessment of movement health in clinical practice: A multidimensional perspective. Phys Ther Sport, 32, 282-292, 10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.04.008.

Warner, M. B., Wilson, D., Heller, M. O., Wood, D., Worsley, P., Mottram, S., Webborn, N., Veeger, D. & Batt, M. 2018. Scapular kinematics in professional wheelchair tennis players. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon), 53, 7-13, 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.01.022.

Webb, A. L., O'Sullivan, E., Stokes, M. & Mottram, S. 2018. A novel cadaveric study of the morphometry of the serratus anterior muscle: one part, two parts, three parts, four? Anat Sci Int, 93, 98-107, 10.1007/s12565-016-0379-1.

Webb, N., Rowsome, K., Ewings, S., Comerford, M., Stokes, M. & S, M. 2018. A ‘Movement Screening Test’ of Functional Control Ability in Female Recreation Golfers and Non-Golfers over the Age of 80 Years: A Reliability Study. Journal Functional Morphology Kinesiology, 3, 10.3390/jfmk3040054.

Rowsome K, Comerford M, Mottram S, Samuel D & M, S. 2016. Movement control testing of older people in community settings: description of a screening tool and intra-rater reliability. Working Papers in the Health Sciences, 1, 1-12,

Mischiati, C. R., Comerford, M., Gosford, E., Swart, J., Ewings, S., Botha, N., Stokes, M. & Mottram, S. L. 2015. Intra and inter-rater reliability of screening for movement impairments: movement control tests from the foundation matrix. J Sports Sci Med, 14, 427-40,

Warner, M. B., Whatling, G., Worsley, P. R., Mottram, S., Chappell, P. H., Holt, C. A. & Stokes, M. J. 2015. Objective classification of scapular kinematics in participants with movement faults of the scapula on clinical assessment. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin, 18, 782-9, 10.1080/10255842.2013.847093.

Botha, N., Warner, M., Gimpel, M., Mottram, S., Comerford, M. & Stokes, M. 2014. Movement patterns during a Small Knee Bend test in Academy Footballers with Femoroacteabular impingement (FAI). Working Papers in Health Sciences 1, 1-5,

Struyf, F., Nijs, J.; Mottram, S., Roussel, N., Cools, A., Meeusen, R. 2014. Clinical assessment of the scapula: a review of the literature. Br J Sports Med, 48, 883-890.

Struyf, F., Nijs, J., Meeus, M., Roussel, N. A., Mottram, S., Truijen, S. & Meeusen, R. 2014. Does scapular positioning predict shoulder pain in recreational overhead athletes? Int J Sports Med, 35, 75-82, 10.1055/s-0033-1343409.

Roussel, N., De Kooning, M., Schütt, A., Mottram, S., Truijen, S., Nijs, J., Daenen, L. 2013. Motor control and low back pain in dancers. Int J Sports Med, 34, 138-143.

Struyf, F., Nijs, J., Mollekens, S., Jeurissen, I., Truijen, S., Mottram, S. & Meeusen, R. 2013. Scapular-focused treatment in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome: a randomized clinical trial. Clin Rheumatol, 32, 73-85, 10.1007/s10067-012-2093-2.

Worsley, P., Warner, M., Mottram, S., Gadola, S., Veeger, H. E., Hermens, H., Morrissey, D., Little, P., Cooper, C., Carr, A. & Stokes, M. 2013. Motor control retraining exercises for shoulder impingement: effects on function, muscle activation, and biomechanics in young adults. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 22, e11-9, 10.1016/j.jse.2012.06.010.

Helgadottir, H., Kristjansson, E., Mottram, S., Karduna, A. & Jonsson, H., Jr. 2011. Altered alignment of the shoulder girdle and cervical spine in patients with insidious onset neck pain and whiplash-associated disorder. J Appl Biomech, 27, 181-91,

Struyf, F., Nijs, J., Baeyens, J. P., Mottram, S. & Meeusen, R. 2011. Scapular positioning and movement in unimpaired shoulders, shoulder impingement syndrome, and glenohumeral instability. Scand J Med Sci Sports, 21, 352-8, 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2010.01274.x.

Struyf, F., Nijs, J., De Graeve, J., Mottram, S. & Meeusen, R. 2011. Scapular positioning in overhead athletes with and without shoulder pain: a case-control study. Scand J Med Sci Sports, 21, 809-18, 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2010.01115.x.

Struyf, F., Nijs, J., Horsten, S., Mottram, S., Truijen, S. & Meeusen, R. 2011. Scapular positioning and motor control in children and adults: a laboratory study using clinical measures. Man Ther, 16, 155-60, 10.1016/j.math.2010.09.002.

Helgadottir, H., Kristjansson, E., Mottram, S., Karduna, A. R. & Jonsson, H., Jr. 2010. Altered scapular orientation during arm elevation in patients with insidious onset neck pain and whiplash-associated disorder. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 40, 784-91, 10.2519/jospt.2010.3405.

Mottram, S. L., Woledge, R. C. & Morrissey, D. 2009. Motion analysis study of a scapular orientation exercise and subjects' ability to learn the exercise. Man.Ther., 14, 13-18,

Roussel, N. A., Nijs, J., Mottram, S., Van, M. A., Truijen, S. & Stassijns, G. 2009. Altered lumbopelvic movement control but not generalized joint hypermobility is associated with increased injury in dancers. A prospective study. Man.Ther., 14, 630-5, 10.1016/j.math.2008.12.004

Roussel, N., Nijs, J., Truijen, S., Vervecken, L., Mottram, S. & Stassijns, G. 2009. Altered breathing patterns during lumbopelvic motor control tests in chronic low back pain: a case-control study Eur Spine  J 18, 1066-73

Struyf, F., Nijs, J., De Coninck, K., Giunta, M., Mottram, S. & Meeusen, R. 2009. Clinical assessment of scapular positioning in musicians: an intertester reliability study. J Athl Train, 44, 519-26, 10.4085/1062-6050-44.5.519.

Mottram, S. & Comerford, M. 2008. A new perspective on risk assessment. Phys Ther Sport, 9, 40-51, 10.1016/j.ptsp.2007.11.003.

Nijs, J.; Roussel, N., Struyf, F., Mottram, S., Meeusen, R. 2007. Clinical assessment of scapular positioning in patients with shoulder pain: state of the art. J.Manipulative Physiol Ther. 30, 69-75.

Comerford, M. J. & Mottram, S. L. 2001. Functional stability re-training: principles and strategies for managing mechanical dysfunction. Man Ther, 6, 3-14, 10.1054/math.2000.0389.

Comerford, M. J. & Mottram, S. L. 2001. Movement and stability dysfunction-contemporary developments. Man Ther, 6, 15-26, 10.1054/math.2000.0388.

Mottram, S. L. 1997. Dynamic stability of the scapula. Man Ther, 2, 123-131, 10.1054/math.1997.0292.

Textbook: Comerford M & Mottram S. Kinetic Control, The Management of Uncontrolled Movement. Australia: Churchill Livingstone 2012.