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Giovanni E Ferreira

NHMRC Emerging Leader Research Fellow, University of Sydney

I am an NHMRC-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, The University of Sydney. My work aims to improve musculoskeletal health in Australia and internationally.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Sydney

Education

  • 2020 
    The University of Sydney , PhD

Publications

  • 2022
    Spinal Cord Stimulators: An analysis of the adverse events reported to the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, J Pat Saf
  • 2022
    A content analysis of online information about the benefits and harms of spine surgery [Accepted for publication in Braz J Phys Ther], Braz J Phys Ther
  • 2022
    Diagnoses and trends in use of imaging for low back pain in four Australian emergency departments 2012-2019, Emergency Medicine Australasia
  • 2022
    How do people perceive different labels for rotator cuff disease? A content analysis of data collected in a randomised controlled experiment, BMJ Open
  • 2022
    . Efficacy, Tolerability, and Dose-Dependent Effects of Opioid Analgesics for Osteoarthritis: Systematic review and Meta-Analysis, Med J Aus
  • 2021
    Low back pain presentations to New South Wales emergency departments: trends over time and geographical variation, Emerg Med Australas
  • 2021
    Online information about the effectiveness of shoulder surgery is not evidence-based: a content analysis, Arch Phys Med Rehabil
  • 2021
    Meditation for Adults with Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Scand J Pain
  • 2021
    Completeness and quality of low back pain prevalence data in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, BMJ Global Health
  • 2021
    Global Media Coverage of the Benefits and Harms of Early Detection Tests, JAMA Internal Medicine
  • 2021
    Diagnostic Labels for Rotator Cuff Disease Can Increase People’s Perceived Need for Shoulder Surgery: An Online Randomized Controlled Experiment, J Orthop Sports Phys Ther
  • 2021
    Intensive supervised rehabilitation versus less supervised rehabilitation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A systematic review and meta-analysis, J Sci Med Sports
  • 2021
    Insights into low back pain management in Argentina, Braz J Phys Ther
  • 2021
    The challenges faced by musculoskeletal health research in Australia & New Zealand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Intern Med J
  • 2021
    Recommendations for shaping the future of low back pain prevention research, Br J Sports Med
  • 2021
    Efficacy of antidepressants for back pain and osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis, BMJ
  • 2021
    Advice and education provide small short-term improvements in pain and disability in people with non-specific spinal pain: a systematic review, J Physiother
  • 2021
    Time to reconsider what Global Burden of Disease studies really tell us about low back pain, Ann Rheum Dis
  • 2021
    Strategies to minimise concerns with selection bias in systematic reviews of interventions, Musculoskelet Sci Prac
  • 2021
    What makes a great clinical trial in physiotherapy?, Phys Theor Pract
  • 2021
    Immediate effects of dry needling and myofascial release on local and widespread pressure pain threshold in individuals with active upper trapezius trigger points: a randomized clinical trial, J Man Physiol Ther
  • 2021
    Are musculoskeletal conditions neglected in national health surveys?, Rheumatology (Oxford)
  • 2020
    Exercise is medicine, but perhaps not for preventing low back pain: a randomized trial of exercise and education to prevent low back pain recurrence [Accepted for publication on October 2020], Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
  • 2020
    Autonomic Effects of Spinal Manipulative Therapy: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials, J Man Physiol Ther
  • 2020
    . Measurement properties of the craniocervical flexion test: a systematic review, Phys Ther
  • 2020
    Dry Needling Combined With Guideline-Based Physical Therapy Provides No Added Benefit in the Management of Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial., J Orthop Sports Phys Ther
  • 2020
    The Back Beliefs Questionnaire, J Physiother
  • 2020
    Has physical therapists’ management of musculoskeletal conditions improved over time?, Braz J Phys Ther
  • 2020
    TOPS – a randomized controlled trial of exercise and education to prevent recurrence of low back pain: statistical analysis plan, Braz J Phys Ther
  • 2020
    The effectiveness of hip arthroscopic surgery for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
  • 2020
    Deprescribing opioids in chronic non-cancer pain; systematic review of randomised trials, Drugs
  • 2020
    A look into the challenges and complexities of managing low back pain in Mexico, Global Public Health
  • 2020
    People considering exercise to prevent low back pain recurrence prefer exercise programs that differ from programs known to be effective: a discrete choice experiment [Accepetd for publication on September 2020], Journal of Physiotherapy
  • 2020
    Efficacy and safety of paracetamol for pain: An overview of systematic reviews. [Accepted for publication on October 2020], Medical Journal of Australia
  • 2019
    Credibility, Accuracy, and Comprehensiveness of Internet-Based Information About Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review, J Med Internet Res
  • 2019
    Review article: A scoping review of physiotherapists in the adult emergency department, Emerg Med Australas
  • 2019
    Effects of post-ICU follow-up on subject outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis, J Crit Care
  • 2019
    Early Physical Therapy for Acute Low Back Pain May Not Reduce Health Services Utilization, Costs, and Opioid Use, Arch Phys Med Rehabil
  • 2019
    Management of low back pain in Australian emergency departments, BMJ Quality & Safety
  • 2018
    Measurement properties of the craniocervical flexion test: a systematic review protocol., BMJ Open
  • 2018
    Tackling low back pain in Brazil: a wake-up call, Braz J Phys Ther
  • 2018
    Short-Term Effects of Different Rates of Thoracic Mobilization on Pressure Pain Thresholds in Asymptomatic Individuals: A Randomized Crossover Trial, J Chirop Med
  • 2018
    Staff and patients have mostly positive perceptions of physiotherapists working in emergency departments: a systematic review, J Physiother
  • 2018
    Limited evidence for screening for serious pathologies using red flags in patients with low back pain presenting to the emergency department. , Emerg Med Australas
  • 2018
    Autonomic function and pressure pain threshold following thoracic mobilization in asymptomatic subjects: A randomized controlled trial, J Bodyword Mov Ther
  • 2018
    Can nudge-interventions address health service overuse and underuse? Protocol for a systematic review, BMJ Open
  • 2017
    Trial of neurodynamic treatment was reported accurately and appropriately. Journal of physiotherapy, J Physiother
  • 2016
    Neurodynamic treatment did not improve pain and disability at two weeks in patients with chronic nerve-related leg pain: a randomised trial, J Physiother
  • 2016
    Global Postural Reeducation for patients with musculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, Braz J Phys Ther
  • 2016
    Neurodynamic treatment for patients with nerve-related leg pain: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial, J Bodywork Mov Ther
  • 2015
    Unspecific Passive Exercises in Rotator Cuff Pathology: The Need for Comprehensive Physical Therapy, Arthroscopy
  • 2015
    The effect of exercise therapy on knee adduction moment in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review, Clin Biomech

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Improving back pain in Australia
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Health and Medical Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Australia New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Network