JULIE M FRITZ portrait
  • Associate Dean for Research College of Health
  • Adjunct Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Operations
  • Distinguished Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
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Presentations

  • Innovative Models in Payment. Presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Payers’ Forum, Cambridge, MA, September 26-27, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/26/2013.
  • Innovative Models in Payment. Presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Payers’ Forum, Cambridge, MA, September 26-27, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/26/2013.
  • Low back Pain, Can We Get it Right? Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, UT, June 26, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/26/2013.
  • Implementing Evidence-Based Standards in Low Back Pain Care. Presented at the First Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Orlando, FL, May 3, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/03/2013.
  • Bundled Payment Models: Enhancing Care Coordination by Refining Payment. Presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Innovations Summit. Alexandria, VA, March 8, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/08/2013.
  • Prognostic Relevance of Sub-Groups Identified using the Start Back Screening Tool in Patients with Low Back and Sciatica. Presented at the International Forum XII, Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain, Odense, Denmark, October 15, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/15/2012.
  • Disentangling the Influence of Mediators and Moderators in the Design and Interpretation of Trials. Presented at the 14th International Association for the Study of Pain Meeting, Milan, Italy. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/29/2012.
  • Putting Evidence into Practice: Successful Models for Meaningful Knowledge Translation in the Clinic. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Tampa, FL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/08/2012.
  • Enhancing the Effectiveness of Spinal Manipulation. Presented at the Osteopathic Research Center International Research Conference “Using Manual and Conventional Therapies to Enhance Musculoskeletal Health” Dallas, TX. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/27/2012.
  • Considering the Value of Physical Therapy Management for Patients with Low Back Pain. Presented at Saint Louis University, Doisy College of Health Sciences Program in Physical Therapy, Irma Ruebling Distinguished Speaker Series. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/02/2012.
  • Primary Care Referral of Patients with a New Consultation for Low Back Pain to Physical Therapy: the Impact of the Timing and Content of Care on Healthcare Costs. Presented at the Combined Sections meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/09/2012.
  • Clinical Reasoning, Evidence and Experience. Presented at the 2011 Oregon Physical Therapy Association State Chapter Meeting, Portland, OR. Presentation, Presented, 04/30/2011.
  • Relationship between categorization with the StartBack screening tool and prognosis for people receiving physical therapy for low back pain. Presented at the International Forum XI, Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain. Poster, Presented, 03/21/2011.
  • Association between Spinal Stiffness and Outcomes in Subjects with Low Back Pain Receiving Manipulation. Presented at the Annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/12/2011.
  • Identifying Subgroups of Patients within Physiotherapy. Presented at the 7th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvis Pain, Los Angeles, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/09/2010.
  • Individualising Treatments for Patients Receiving Physical Therapy. Presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Australian Physical Therapy Association. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/02/2009.
  • Clinical Prediction Rules for Conservative Management of Low Back Pain. Presented at 37th Annual Art & Science of Sports Medicine Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/04/2009.
  • What Does the Literature Tell Us About Exercise and Manipulation in the Treatment of Back Pain? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, Washington. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/28/2009.
  • Classification and Diagnosis: A Physical Therapy Perspective. Presented at the University of Cincinnati Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy Research Forum. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/06/2009.
  • Improving the Effectiveness of Interventions for Patients with Low Back Pain: Physical Therapy Perspective. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Back Pain Research, Staffordshire, England. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/06/2008.
  • Approaching Autonomy in Physical Therapy. Presented at the Annual Research Day, Texas Women’s University, Houston, Texas. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/24/2008.
  • Classification-Based Management of Patients with Neck Pain. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Italian Scientific Spine Institute, Milan, Italy. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/14/2008.
  • Is there a sub-group of patients with low back pain likely to benefit from mechanical traction? Results of a randomized clinical trial and sub-grouping analysis. Presented at the Annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/08/2008.
  • Does Adherence to Evidence-Based Recommendations Improve Quality of Care for Patients with Acute Low Back Pain Receiving Physical Therapy? Presented at the Palma International Forum IX, Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/06/2007.
  • Clinical Decision-Making and the Management of Patients with Low Back Pain. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Denver, Colorado. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/30/2007.
  • Future Directions for Trials of Interventions for Musculoskeletal Pain. Presented at the 15th International Congress, World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Vancouver, British Columbia. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/04/2007.
  • Spinal Physical Therapy: From Theories to Evidence. Presented at the Workshop on Manual Therapy and Exercise Approach for Spinal Disorders, Taipei, Taiwan. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/26/2007.
  • Spinal Manipulation: Efficacy, Mechanism of Action, and Integration into Multidisciplinary Pain Management Practice Presented at the 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, Washington, DC. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/04/2007.
  • Preliminary Validation of a Proposed Classification System for Patients with Neck Pain. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/17/2007.
  • Spinal Manipulation for Patients With Low Back Pain: Evidence, Decision Making, Marketing, and More. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/22/2006.
  • Preventing Acute Low Back Pain from Becoming Chronic: Psychosocial Yellow Flags. Presented at the Worksafe British Columbia, Health Care Providers Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/04/2006.
  • Does the Evidence for Spinal Manipulation Translate Into Better Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care for Patients with Occupational Low Back Pain? A Case-Control, Study. Presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/04/2006.

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Publications

  • Alodaibi FA, Minick K, Fritz JM. Do preoperative fear avoidance model factors predict outcomes after lumbar disc herniation surgery? A systematic review. Chiropr Man Therap. 2013 Nov 18;21(1):40. In press, 11/2013.
  • Hebert JJ, Koppenhaver SL, Teyhen DS, Walker BF, Fritz JM. The evaluation of lumbar multifidus muscle function via palpation: reliability and validity of a new clinical test. Spine J. 2013 Oct 4. Epub ahead of print. In press, 10/2013.
  • Fritz JM, Lurie JD, Zhao W, Whitman JM, Delitto A, Brennan GP, Weinstein JN. Associations between physical therapy and long-term outcomes for individuals with lumbar spinal stenosis in the SPORT study. Spine J. 2013 Oct 23. Epub ahead of print. In press, 10/2013.
  • Hebert JJ, Fritz JM, Thackeray A, Koppenhaver SL, Teyhen D. Early multimodal rehabilitation following lumbar disc surgery: a randomised clinical trial comparing the effects of two exercise programmes on clinical outcome and lumbar multifidus muscle function. Br J Sports Med. 2013 Sep 12. Epub ahead of print. In press, 09/2013.
  • Fritz JM, Brennan GP, Hunter SJ, Magel JS. Initial management decisions following a new consultation for low back pain: implications of the usage of physical therapy for subsequent health care costs and utilization. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013, 94:808-816. Published, 08/2013.
  • What Characterizes people who have an unclear classification using a treatment-based classification algorithm for low back pain? a cross-sectional study. Phys Ther. 2013;93:345-355. Published, 03/2013.
  • Bishop MD, Fritz JM, Robinson ME, Asal NR, Nisenzon AN, George SZ. The STarT Back screening tool and individual psychological measures: evaluation of prognostic capabilities for low back pain clinical outcomes in outpatient physical therapy settings. Phys Ther 2013;93:321-333. Published, 03/2013.
  • Fritz JM, Brennan GP, Hunter SJ, Magel JS. Initial management decisions following a new consultation for low back pain: implications of the usage of physical therapy for subsequent health care costs and utilization. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. January 25, 2013, e-pub ahead of print. In press, 01/25/2013.
  • Fritz JM, Childs JD, Wainner RS, Flynn TW. Primary care referral of patients with low back pain to physical therapy: impact on future healthcare utilization and costs. Spine. 2012;37:2114-21. Published, 10/2012.
  • Koppenhaver SL, Fritz JM, Hebert JJ, Kawchuk GN, Parent EC, Gill NW, Childs JD, Teyhen DS. Association between history and physical examination factors and change in lumbar multifidus muscle thickness after spinal manipulation in patients with low back pain. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2012;22:724-31. Published, 09/2012.
  • Stanton TR, Hancock MJ, Apeldoorn AT, Wand BM, Fritz JM. What Characterizes people who have an unclear classification using a treatment-based classification algorithm for low back pain? a cross-sectional study. Phys Ther. 2012 Nov 8. E-pub ahead of print. In press, 08/2012.
  • Henry SM, Fritz JM, Trombley AR, Bunn JY. Reliability of treatment based classification system for subgrouping people with low back pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42:797-805. Published, 07/2012.
  • Apeldoorn AT, Ostelo RW, Fritz JM, van der Ploeg T, van Tulder MW, de Vet HC. The cross-sectional construct validity of the Waddell score. Clin J Pain 2012;28:309-317. Published, 04/2012.
  • Apeldoorn AT, Bosselaar H, Ostelo RW, Blom-Luberti T, van der Ploeg T, Fritz JM, de Vet HC, van Tulder MW. Identification of patients with chronic low back pain who might benefit from additional psychological assessment. Clin J Pain. 2012,28:23-31. Published, 01/2012.
  • Fritz JM. Editorial: Taking in the view from 30,000 feet J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2011;41:465-6. Published, 10/2011.
  • Froud R, Eldridge S, Kovacs F, Breen A, Dunn K, Fritz J, et al. Reporting outcomes of back pain trials: A modified Delphi study. Eur J Pain. 2011;15:1068-1074. Published, 10/2011.
  • Fritz JM, Koppenhaver SL, Kawchuk GN, Teyhen DS, Hebert JJ, Childs JD. Preliminary investigation of the mechanisms underlying the effects of manipulation: exploration of a multi-variate model including spinal stiffness, multifidus recruitment and clinical findings. Spine 2011, 36:1772-1781. Published, 08/2011.
  • Koppenhaver SL, Fritz JM, Hebert JJ, Kawchuk GN, Childs JD, Parent EC, Gill NW, Teyhen DS. Association between changes in abdominal and lumbar multifidus muscle thickness and clinical improvement after spinal manipulation. J Orthop Sport Phys Ther 2011;41:389-399. Published, 05/2011.
  • Fritz JM, Hunter SJ, Tracy DM, Brennan GP. Utilization and clinical outcomes of outpatient physical therapy for Medicare beneficiaries with musculoskeletal conditions. Phys Ther 2011;91:330-345. Published, 04/2011.
  • Stanton TR, Fritz JM, Hancock MJ, Latimer J, Maher CG, Wand BM, Parent EC. Evaluation of a treatment-based classification algorithm for low back pain: a cross-sectional study. Phys Ther 2011;91:496-509. Published, 04/2011.
  • Thackeray A, Fritz JM, Brennan GP, Zaman FM, Willick SE. A pilot study examining the effectiveness of physical therapy as an adjunct to selective nerve root block in the treatment of lumbar radicular pain from disk herniation: a randomized controlled trial. Phys Ther 2010;90;1717-29. Published, 12/2010.
  • Cleland JA, Mintken PE, Carpenter K, Fritz JM, Glynn P, Whitman J, Childs JD. Examination of a clinical prediction rule to identify patients with neck pain likely to benefit from thoracic spine thrust manipulation and a general cervical range of motion exercise: multi-center randomized clinical trial. Phys Ther. 2010;90:1239-1250. Published, 10/2010.
  • Hebert JJ, Marcus RL, Koppenhaver SL, Fritz JM. Postoperative rehabilitation following lumbar discectomy with quantification of trunk muscle morphology and function: a case report and review of the literature. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2010;32:402-412. Published, 05/2010.
  • Apeldoorn AT, Ostelo RW, van Helvoit H, Fritz JM, de Vet HCW, van Tulder MW. The cost-effectiveness of a treatment-based classification system for low back pain: design of a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation. BMC Musculoskel Dis 2010;11:58. Published, 03/2010.
  • Fritz JM, Thackeray A, Childs JD, Brennan GP. A randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of mechanical traction for sub-groups of patients with low back pain: study methods and rationale. BMC Musculoskel Dis 2010;11:81. Published, 02/2010.
  • Hebert JJ, Koppenhaver SL, Magel JS, Fritz JM. The relationship of transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus activation and prognostic factors for clinical success with a stabilization exercise program: a cross-sectional study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2010; 91:78-85. Published, 01/2010.
  • Fritz JM, Clifford SN. Low back pain in adolescents: a comparison of clinical outcomes in sports participants and non-participants. J Athl Train. 2010;45:61-6. Published, 01/2010.
  • Fritz JM, Koppenhaver SL, Hebert JJ, Parent EC. Beyond minimally important change: defining a successful outcome of physical therapy for patients with low back pain. Spine 2009; 34:2803-9. Published, 12/2009.
  • Cleland JA, Fritz JM, Kulig K, et al. Comparison of the effectiveness of three manual physical therapy techniques in a subgroup of patients with low back pain who satisfy a clinical prediction rule: a randomized clinical trial. Spine 2009; 34:2720-9. Published, 12/2009.
  • Hart JM, Kerrigan DC, Fritz JM, Ingersoll CD. Jogging kinematics after lumbar paraspinal muscle fatigue. J Athl Train. 2009;44:e475-81. Published, 10/2009.
  • Fritz JM. Invited Commentary: Motor control exercise for chronic low back pain: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Phys Ther 2009;89:1287-9. Published, 09/2009.
  • Koppenhaver SL, Parent EC, Teyhen DS Hebert JJ, Fritz JM. The effect of averaging multiple trials on measurement error during ultrasound imaging of transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus muscles in individuals with low back pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009;39:604-611. Published, 06/2009.
  • Koppenhaver SL, Hebert JJ, Parent EC, Fritz JM. Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging is a valid measure of trunk muscle size and activation during most isometric sub-maximal contractions: a systematic review. Aus J Physiother 2009;55:153-169. Published, 03/2009.