Journal Award Winner

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The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy (JMMT) editorial team is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2010 John Medeiros, Distinguished Authorship Award is ‘Prevalence of Classification Methods for Patients with Lumbar Impairments using the McKenzie Syndromes, Pain Pattern, Manipulation and Stabilization Clinical Prediction Rules’ (JMMT, Vol. 18, No. 4, December 2010) by Mark Werneke, Dennis Hart, Dave Oliver, Troy McGill, David Grigsby, Jason Ward, Jon Weinberg, William Oswald and Guillermo Cutrone.

The award is named after the founder of the Journal, John Medeiros. It recognizes the paper with most impact, that it is felt will most influence clinical practice, and that has the greatest opportunity for citations. The winner is chosen by the editorial team from all eligible papers published in the year.

The prize, sponsored by Maney Publishing, was presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists annual conference in Texas, USA in October.

JMMT’s Editor, Chad Cook (Walsh University, USA), commented on the winning paper: “One of the greatest strengths of the paper lies in the potential impact on day-to-day clinical practice. This paper demonstrates that variant forms of classification have significant overlap and that some forms of clinical decision rules lack prevalence in clinical practice.”

David Grigsby MPT, Cert MDT is the owner and practicing clinician at MidSouth Orthopaedic Rehab (MOR) in Germantown, TN. Their practice focuses on individualized care of musculoskeletal impairments of the spine and extremities. Through daily clinical practice and continued participation in research, David is actively involved in understanding what treatments are best suited to resolve pain and expediently recover function.

The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of original research, case reports, and reviews of the literature that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of manual therapy, clinical research, therapeutic practice, and academic training. In addition, each issue features an editorial written by the editor or a guest editor, media reviews, thesis reviews, and abstracts of current literature.

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