Prof Nadine Foster

Title: NIHR Professor of Musculoskeletal Health in Primary Care
Phone: +44 (0) 1782 734705
Email: n.foster@keele.ac.uk
Location: DJW 1.56
Role: As above
Contacting me: Via email
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Following an undergraduate four year degree in Physiotherapy (University of Ulster), I obtained a Doctorate in Philosophy (Faculty of Science, University of Ulster) in 1998. I came to Keele University in September 2000 to a lectureship in the Department of Physiotherapy Studies. I moved full time into the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Research Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences in December 2004 supported by a five year Primary Care Career Scientist Award, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Pain Management (Therapies) in March 2005 and Professor of Musculoskeletal Health in Primary Care in March 2010. In 2012 I was awarded an NIHR Research Professorship for 5 years, to support a large programme of translational research focused on improving outcomes for patients in primary care with common musculoskeletal pain.

I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and currently am the President Elect of the Society of Back Pain Research in the UK, and serve on the International Organising Committee for the International Forum for Back Pain Research in Primary Care. I am the Deputy Chair of the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic programme (previously CAT) panel for nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and pharmacists and an NIHR approved Mentor. 

I am the lead NIHR Academic Training Advocate for physiotherapy. The Advocates are a cohort of passionate and proactive researchers working both individually and as a group to act as ambassadors for health research careers, promoting the NIHR training and career opportunities and supporting and advocating for non-medical professions and for individuals who wish to begin or continue a research career. See http://www.nihr.ac.uk/our-faculty/academic-training-advocates.htm

I have led and contributed to over 100 peer reviewed publications, supervised over 15 Masters students and 10 PhD students with 4 PhD students currently in progress and I support post-doctoral staff within the Musculoskeletal Health and Pain research theme in the Research Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele.

Professor Foster is recognised internationally as a leading expert in musculoskeletal pain research in primary care, particularly in the field of back pain and in primary care-based clinical trials. Particular achievements include: (i) substantive and original contributions to testing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of interventions and services for patients with common musculoskeletal pain; (ii) development, testing and implementing stratified care based on prognosis for musculoskeletal pain patients; (iii) leadership in building capacity in allied health research. Based in the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, a UK Centre of Excellence, she was one of only two physiotherapists in the UK to be awarded a Primary Care Career Scientist award (2004-2009) and is the only physiotherapist to be awarded a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Professorship (2012-2017).

Prof Foster leads a large research theme focused on Musculoskeletal Health in Primary Care at the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre. This comprises a large programme grant funded by NIHR to develop and test a model of stratified care for adults with musculoskeletal problems in primary care, and a series of high quality randomised clinical trials testing treatment approaches and service models for patients with common musculoskeletal problems. These include an NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) randomised trial testing subgrouping for targeted treatment for patients with sciatica and suspected sciatica.

Her role includes leading and contributing to applications for research funding and collaborative projects, management of research programmes and projects, and supervision of associated research fellows, study co-ordinators and MPhil/PhD students. Her papers are published in the highest-ranking general medical journals (eg. Lancet, British Medical Journal), and in topic-specific (eg. Pain, Rheumatology) and profession-specific journals (eg. Physical Therapy, Family Practice). NF has contributed to over £23 million in grants from national and international funders (including Medical Research Council, National Institute of Health Research and Arthritis Research UK).

Prof Foster is a member of the Executive Board of the Research Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele University, and contributes to the Institute Management Boards Working Groups on Publications and on Training and Fellowships.

Examples of recent grants include:

NIHR Applied Programme grant: Stratified Primary Care for Musculoskeletal Conditions. £1.9 million over 5 years, 2014-2018.

NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA). Sciatica outcomes in primary care: the SCOPiC trial. £1.1million over 4 years, 2014-2018.

Cottrell E, Roddy E, Rathod T, Thomas E, Porcheret M, Foster NE (2015). Maximising response from GPs to questionnaire surveys: do length or incentives make a difference? BMC Medical Research Methodology Jan 6;15(1):3 doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-15-3.

Chiarotto A, Terwee CB, Deyo RA, Boers M, Lin CWC, Buchbinder R, Corbin T, Costa LOP, Foster NE, Grotle M, Koes BW, Kovacs FM, Maher CG, Pearson AM, Peul WC, Schoene ML, Turk DC, van Tulder M, Ostelo RW (2014). A Core Outcome Set for Clinical Trials on Non-Specific Low Back Pain: Study Protocol for the Development of a Core Domain Set. Trials Dec 26;15(1):511 doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-511.

Foster NE, Healey EL, Holden MA, Nicholls E, Whitehurst DG, Jowett S, Jinks C, Roddy E, Hay EM on behalf of the BEEP trial team (2014). A multicentre, pragmatic, parallel group, randomised controlled trial to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of three physiotherapy-led exercise interventions for knee osteoarthritis in older adults: The BEEP trial protocol (ISRCTN: 93634563). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 15:254. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-254. URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/15/254.

Bishop A, Wynne-Jones G, Lawton SA, van der Windt D, Main C, Sowden G, Burton AK, Lewis M, Jowett S, Sanders T, Hay EM, Foster NE (2014). Rationale, design and methods of the Study of Work and Pain (SWAP): a cluster randomised controlled trial testing the addition of a vocational advice service to best current primary care for patients with musculoskeletal pain (ISRCTN 52269669). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders Jul 10;15(1):232] doi:10.1186/1471-2474-15-232, http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/15/232.

Sanders T, Ong BN, Sowden G, Foster N (2014). Implementing change in physiotherapy: professions, contexts and interventions. Journal of Health Organization and Management 28(1); 96-114. doi:10.1108/JHOM-10-2011-0102

Roddy E, Zwierska I, Hay EM, Jowett S, Lewis M, Stevenson K, van der Windt D, Foster NE; SUPPORT trial team (2014). Subacromial impingement syndrome and pain: protocol for a randomised controlled trial of exercise and corticosteroid injection (the SUPPORT trial). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders Mar 14;15(1):81. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-81.

Foster NE, Mullis R, Hill JC, Lewis M, Whitehurst DG, Doyle C, Konstantinou K, Main C, Somerville S, Sowden G, Wathall S, Young J, Hay EM on behalf of the IMPaCT Back Study team (2014). Effect of stratified care for low back pain in family practice (IMPaCT Back): a prospective population-based sequential comparison. Annals of Family Medicine, 12(2): doi:10.1370/afm.1625

Rathod T, Belcher J, Montgomery AA, Salisbury C, Foster NE (2014). Health services changes: is a run-in period necessary before evaluation in randomised clinical trials? Trials an 30;15(1):41

Foster NE, Hill JC, O’Sullivan P, Hancock M (2013). Low Back Pain: Stratified models of care. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 27(5); 649-661. doi:10.1016/j.berh.2013.10.005. Epub 2013 Oct 10.

MacPherson H, Maschino AC, Lewith G, Foster NE, Witt C, Vickers AJ on behalf of the Acupuncture Trialists’ Collaboration (2013). Characteristics of acupuncture treatment associated with outcome: an individual patient meta-analysis of 17,922 patients with chronic pain in randomised controlled trials. PLoS One, Oct 11;8(10):e77438. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077438.

Uthman OA, van der Windt D, Jordan JL, Dziedzic KS, Healey E, Peat G, Foster NE (2013). Exercise for lower limb osteoarthritis: systematic review incorporating trial sequential analysis and network meta-analysis. BMJ Sep 20; 347:f5555. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f5555.

Selected Publications

  • Salt E, van der Windt DA, Chesterton L, Mainwaring F, Ashwood N, Foster NE. 2017. Physiotherapist-led suprascapular nerve blocks for persistent shoulder pain: Evaluation of a new service in the UK. Musculoskeletal Care. link> doi>
  • Cottrell E, Foster NE, Porcheret M, Rathod T, Roddy E. 2017. GPs' attitudes, beliefs and behaviours regarding exercise for chronic knee pain: a questionnaire survey. BMJ Open, vol. 7(6), e014999. link> doi>
  • Holden MA, Whittle R, Healey EL, Hill S, Mullis R, Roddy E, Sowden G, Tooth S, Foster NE. 2017. Content and evaluation of the Benefits of Effective Exercise for Older Adults with Knee Pain trial physiotherapist training programme. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 98(5), 866-873. doi> link>
  • Foster NE, Konstantinou K, Lewis M, Ogollah R, Dunn KM, van der Windt D, Beardmore R, Artus M, Bartlam B, Hill JC, Jowett S, Kigozi J, Mallen C, Saunders B, Hay EM. 2017. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of stratified care for patients with sciatica: the SCOPiC randomised controlled trial protocol (ISRCTN75449581). BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 18(1), 172. link> doi>
  • Stevenson K, Jackson S, Shufflebotham J, Roddy E, Foster NE. 2017. Development and delivery of a physiotherapist-led exercise intervention in a randomised controlled trial for subacromial impingement syndrome (the SUPPORT trial). Physiotherapy. link> doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Salt E, van der Windt DA, Chesterton L, Mainwaring F, Ashwood N, Foster NE. 2017. Physiotherapist-led suprascapular nerve blocks for persistent shoulder pain: Evaluation of a new service in the UK. Musculoskeletal Care. link> doi>
  • Cottrell E, Foster NE, Porcheret M, Rathod T, Roddy E. 2017. GPs' attitudes, beliefs and behaviours regarding exercise for chronic knee pain: a questionnaire survey. BMJ Open, vol. 7(6), e014999. link> doi>
  • Holden MA, Whittle R, Healey EL, Hill S, Mullis R, Roddy E, Sowden G, Tooth S, Foster NE. 2017. Content and evaluation of the Benefits of Effective Exercise for Older Adults with Knee Pain trial physiotherapist training programme. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 98(5), 866-873. doi> link>
  • Foster NE, Konstantinou K, Lewis M, Ogollah R, Dunn KM, van der Windt D, Beardmore R, Artus M, Bartlam B, Hill JC, Jowett S, Kigozi J, Mallen C, Saunders B, Hay EM. 2017. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of stratified care for patients with sciatica: the SCOPiC randomised controlled trial protocol (ISRCTN75449581). BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 18(1), 172. link> doi>
  • Stevenson K, Jackson S, Shufflebotham J, Roddy E, Foster NE. 2017. Development and delivery of a physiotherapist-led exercise intervention in a randomised controlled trial for subacromial impingement syndrome (the SUPPORT trial). Physiotherapy. link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Ogollah RO, Jowett S, Kigozi J, Tooth S, Protheroe J, Hay EM, Salisbury C, Foster NE, and the STEMS study team. 2017. STEMS pilot trial: a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial to investigate the addition of patient direct access to physiotherapy to usual GP-led primary care for adults with musculoskeletal pain. BMJ Open, vol. 7(3), e012987. link> doi>
  • Cottrell E, Roddy E, Rathod T, Porcheret M, Foster NE. 2016. What influences general practitioners' use of exercise for patients with chronic knee pain? Results from a national survey. BMC Fam Pract, vol. 17(1), 172. link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Ogollah R, Bartlam B, Barlas P, Holden MA, Ismail KM, Jowett S, Lewis M, Lloyd A, Kettle C, Kigozi J, Foster NE, EASE Back study team. 2016. Evaluating acupuncture and standard care for pregnant women with back pain: the EASE Back pilot randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN49955124). Pilot Feasibility Stud, vol. 2, 72. link> doi>
  • Holden MA, Whittle R, Healey EL, Hill S, Mullis R, Roddy E, Sowden G, Tooth S, Foster NE. 2017. Content and Evaluation of the Benefits of Effective Exercise for Older Adults With Knee Pain Trial Physiotherapist Training Program. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, vol. 98(5), 866-873. link> doi>
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  • White A, Tough L, Eyre V, Vickery J, Asprey A, Quinn C, Warren F, Pritchard C, Foster NE, Taylor RS, Underwood M, Dieppe P. 2016. Western medical acupuncture in a group setting for knee osteoarthritis: results of a pilot randomised controlled trial. Pilot Feasibility Stud, vol. 2, 10. link> doi>
  • Wood LR, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Stynes S, D'Cruz D, Mullis R, Whittle RL, Peat G, Foster NE. 2016. Impairment-targeted exercises for older adults with knee pain: a proof-of-principle study (TargET-Knee-Pain). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 17(47). doi>
  • Keeley T, Al-Janabi H, Nicholls E, Foster NE, Jowett S, Coast J. 2015. A longitudinal assessment of the responsiveness of the ICECAP-A in a randomised controlled trial of a knee pain intervention. Qual Life Res, vol. 24(10), 2319-2331. link> doi>
  • Chiarotto A, Deyo RA, Terwee CB, Boers M, Buchbinder R, Corbin TP, Costa LOP, Foster NE, Grotle M, Koes BW, Kovacs FM, Lin C-WC, Maher CG, Pearson AM, Peul WC, Schoene ML, Turk DC, van Tulder MW, Ostelo RW. 2015. Erratum to: Core outcome domains for clinical trials in non-specific low back pain. Eur Spine J, vol. 24(9), 2097. link> doi>
  • Waterfield J, Bartlam B, Bishop A, Holden MA, Barlas P, Foster NE. 2015. Physical Therapists' Views and Experiences of Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain and the Role of Acupuncture: Qualitative Exploration. Phys Ther, vol. 95(9), 1234-1243. link> doi>
  • Lewis M, Wynne-Jones G, Barton P, Whitehurst DGT, Wathall S, Foster NE, Hay EM, van der Windt D. 2015. Should General Practitioners Issue a Sick Certificate to Employees Who Consult for Low Back Pain in Primary Care?. J Occup Rehabil, vol. 25(3), 577-588. link> doi>
  • Bishop FL, Dima AL, Ngui J, Little P, Moss-Morris R, Foster NE, Lewith GT. 2015. "Lovely Pie in the Sky Plans": A Qualitative Study of Clinicians' Perspectives on Guidelines for Managing Low Back Pain in Primary Care in England. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), vol. 40(23), 1842-1850. link> doi>
  • Geraghty AWA, Stanford R, Little P, Roberts L, Foster NE, Hill JC, Hay E, Stuart B, Turner D, Yardley L. 2015. Using an internet intervention to support self-management of low back pain in primary care: protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial (SupportBack). BMJ Open, vol. 5(9), e009524. link> doi>
  • Dima A, Lewith GT, Little P, Moss-Morris R, Foster NE, Hankins M, Surtees G, Bishop FL. 2015. Patients' treatment beliefs in low back pain: development and validation of a questionnaire in primary care. Pain, vol. 156(8), 1489-1500. link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Tooth S, Protheroe J, Salisbury C, Ogollah RO, Jowett S, Hay EM, Foster NE, STEMS study team. 2015. A pilot cluster randomised controlled trial to investigate the addition of direct access to physiotherapy to usual GP-led primary care for adults with musculoskeletal pain: the STEMS pilot trial protocol (ISRCTN23378642). Pilot Feasibility Stud, vol. 1, 26. link> doi>
  • Chiarotto A, Deyo RA, Terwee CB, Boers M, Buchbinder R, Corbin TP, Costa LOP, Foster NE, Grotle M, Koes BW, Kovacs FM, Lin C-WC, Maher CG, Pearson AM, Peul WC, Schoene ML, Turk DC, van Tulder MW, Ostelo RW. 2015. Core outcome domains for clinical trials in non-specific low back pain. Eur Spine J, vol. 24(6), 1127-1142. link> doi>
  • Quicke JG, Foster NE, Thomas MJ, Holden MA. 2015. Is long-term physical activity safe for older adults with knee pain?: a systematic review. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE, vol. 23(9), 1445-1456. link> doi>
  • Allen KD, Bierma-Zeinstra SMA, Foster NE, Golightly YM, Hawker G. 2015. OARSI Clinical Trials Recommendations: Design and conduct of implementation trials of interventions for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, vol. 23(5), 826-838. link> doi>
  • Hill JC, Thomas E, Hill S, Foster NE, van der Windt DA. 2015. Development and Validation of the Keele Musculoskeletal Patient Reported Outcome Measure (MSK-PROM). PLoS One, vol. 10(4), e0124557. link> doi>
  • Foster NE. 2015. Similar clinical outcomes but more healthcare use in shoulder impingement patients following corticosteroid injection compared with physical therapy. Evid Based Med, vol. 20(2), 67. link> doi>
  • Whitehurst DGT, Bryan S, Lewis M, Hay EM, Mullis R, Foster NE. 2015. Implementing stratified primary care management for low back pain: cost-utility analysis alongside a prospective, population-based, sequential comparison study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), vol. 40(6), 405-414. link> doi>
  • Cottrell E, Roddy E, Rathod T, Thomas E, Porcheret M, Foster NE. 2015. Maximising response from GPs to questionnaire surveys: do length or incentives make a difference?. BMC Med Res Methodol, vol. 15, 3. link> doi>
  • Uthman OA, van der Windt DA, Jordan JL, Dziedzic KS, Healey EL, Peat GM, Foster NE. 2014. Exercise for lower limb osteoarthritis: systematic review incorporating trial sequential analysis and network meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med, vol. 48(21), 1579. link> doi>
  • Roddy E, Ogollah R, Zwierska I, Datta P, Hall A, Hay E, Jackson S, Lewis M, Shufflebotham J, Stevenson K, van der Windt D, Young J, Foster N. 2014. Clinical Effectiveness of Exercise and Corticosteroid Injection for Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: A Randomised Controlled Trial. ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY, vol. 66, S489-S490. link>
  • Salisbury C, Montgomery AA, Hollinghurst S, Hopper C, Bishop A, Franchini A, Kaur S, Coast J, Hall J, Grove S, Foster NE. 2014. Effectiveness of PhysioDirect telephone assessment and advice services for patients with musculoskeletal problems. Br J Sports Med, vol. 48(18), 1391. link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Wynne-Jones G, Lawton SA, van der Windt D, Main C, Sowden G, Burton AK, Lewis M, Jowett S, Sanders T, Hay EM, Foster NE, SWAP study team. 2014. Rationale, design and methods of the Study of Work and Pain (SWAP): a cluster randomised controlled trial testing the addition of a vocational advice service to best current primary care for patients with musculoskeletal pain (ISRCTN 52269669). BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 15, 232. link> doi>
  • Hider SL, Whitehurst DGT, Thomas E, Foster NE. 2015. Pain location matters: the impact of leg pain on health care use, work disability and quality of life in patients with low back pain. Eur Spine J, vol. 24(3), 444-451. link> doi>
  • Roddy E, Zwierska I, Hay EM, Jowett S, Lewis M, Stevenson K, van der Windt D, Foster NE, SUPPORT trial team. 2014. Subacromial impingement syndrome and pain: protocol for a randomised controlled trial of exercise and corticosteroid injection (the SUPPORT trial). BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 15, 81. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Mullis R, Hill JC, Lewis M, Whitehurst DGT, Doyle C, Konstantinou K, Main C, Somerville S, Sowden G, Wathall S, Young J, Hay EM, IMPaCT Back Study team. 2014. Effect of stratified care for low back pain in family practice (IMPaCT Back): a prospective population-based sequential comparison. Ann Fam Med, vol. 12(2), 102-111. link> doi>
  • Rathod T, Belcher J, Montgomery AA, Salisbury C, Foster NE. 2014. Health services changes: is a run-in period necessary before evaluation in randomised clinical trials?. Trials, vol. 15, 41. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Healey EL, Holden MA, Nicholls E, Whitehurst DG, Jowett S, Jinks C, Roddy E, Hay EM, BEEP trial team. 2014. A multicentre, pragmatic, parallel group, randomised controlled trial to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of three physiotherapy-led exercise interventions for knee osteoarthritis in older adults: the BEEP trial protocol (ISRCTN: 93634563). BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 15, 254. link> doi>
  • Sanders T, Ong BN, Sowden G, Foster N. 2014. Implementing change in physiotherapy: professions, contexts and interventions. J Health Organ Manag, vol. 28(1), 96-114. link> doi>
  • MacPherson H, Maschino AC, Lewith G, Foster NE, Witt C, Vickers AJ, Trialists' A. 2013. Characteristics of Acupuncture Treatment Associated with Outcome: An Individual Patient Meta-Analysis of 17,922 Patients with Chronic Pain in Randomised Controlled Trials. PLOS ONE, vol. 8(10), Article ARTN e77438. link> doi>
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  • Dima A, Lewith GT, Little P, Moss-Morris R, Foster NE, Bishop FL. 2013. Identifying patients' beliefs about treatments for chronic low back pain in primary care: a focus group study. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, vol. 63(612), E490-E498. link> doi>
  • Campbell P, Foster NE, Thomas E, Dunn KM. 2013. Prognostic Indicators of Low Back Pain in Primary Care: Five-Year Prospective Study. Journal of Pain. doi>
  • Foster NE. 2013. MANAGEMENT OF PRIMARY CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS: THE BEEP STUDY (BEST EVIDENCE FOR EXERCISE IN KNEE PAIN). ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol. 72, 40. link>
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  • Wall PDH, Fernandez M, Griffin DR, Foster NE. 2013. Nonoperative Treatment for Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Systematic Review of the Literature. PM&R, vol. 5(5), 418-426. link> doi>
  • Salisbury C, Montgomery AA, Hollinghurst S, Hopper C, Bishop A, Franchini A, Kaur S, Coast J, Hall J, Grove S, Foster NE. 2013. Effectiveness of PhysioDirect telephone assessment and advice services for patients with musculoskeletal problems: pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol. 346, Article ARTN f43. link> doi>
  • Hollinghurst S, Coast J, Busby J, Bishop A, Foster NE, Franchini A, Grove S, Hall J, Hopper C, Kaur S, Montgomery AA, Salisbury C. 2013. A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of 'PhysioDirect' telephone assessment and advice services for patients with musculoskeletal problems: economic evaluation. BMJ OPEN, vol. 3(10), Article ARTN e003406. link> doi>
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  • Uthman OA, van der Windt DA, Jordan JL, Dziedzic KS, Healey EL, Peat GM, Foster NE. 2013. Exercise for lower limb osteoarthritis: systematic review incorporating trial sequential analysis and network meta-analysis. BMJ, vol. 347, f5555. link> doi>
  • Salisbury C, Foster NE, Hopper C, Bishop A, Hollinghurst S, Coast J, Kaur S, Pearson J, Franchini A, Hall J, Grove S, Calnan M, Busby J, Montgomery AA. 2013. Structure of this report. HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, vol. 17(2), Article ARTN 2. link> doi>
  • Hendrick P, Mani R, Bishop A, Milosavljevic S, Schneiders AG. 2013. Therapist knowledge, adherence and use of low back pain guidelines to inform clinical decisions--a national survey of manipulative and sports physiotherapists in New Zealand. Man Ther, vol. 18(2), 136-142. link> doi>
  • Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Maschino AC, Lewith G, MacPherson H, Foster NE, Sherman KJ, Witt CM, Linde K, Trialists' A. 2012. Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol. 172(19), 1444-1453. link> doi>
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  • Holden MA, Nicholls EE, Young J, Hay EM, Foster NE. 2012. Role of exercise for knee pain: what do older adults in the community think?. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), vol. 64(10), 1554-1564. link> doi>
  • Nicholls EE, Hill S, Foster NE. 2013. Musculoskeletal pain illness perceptions: factor structure of the Illness Perceptions Questionnaire-Revised. Psychol Health, vol. 28(1), 84-102. link> doi>
  • Vergouw D, Heymans MW, van der Windt DAWM, Foster NE, Dunn KM, van der Horst HE, de Vet HCW. 2012. Missing data and imputation: a practical illustration in a prognostic study on low back pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther, vol. 35(6), 464-471. link> doi>
  • Parsons S, Harding G, Breen A, Foster N, Pincus T, Vogel S, Underwood M. 2012. Will shared decision making between patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain and physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors improve patient care?. FAMILY PRACTICE, vol. 29(2), 203-212. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Hartvigsen J, Croft PR. 2012. Taking responsibility for the early assessment and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain: a review and critical analysis. Arthritis Res Ther, vol. 14(1), 205. link> doi>
  • Jeffrey JE and Foster NE. 2012. A Qualitative Investigation of Physical Therapists' Experiences and Feelings of Managing Patients With Nonspecific Low Back Pain. PHYSICAL THERAPY, vol. 92(2), 266-278. link> doi>
  • Dima AL, Lewith GT, Little P, Moss-Morris R, Foster N, Bishop FL. 2012. "Anything that would actually work, I'll try it'': patients' beliefs on low back pain treatments''. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, vol. 27, 197-198. link>
  • Dima AL, Ngui J, Lewith GT, Little P, Moss-Morris R, Foster N, Bishop FL. 2012. "What suits one person doesn't suit another": clinicians' treatment beliefs in low back pain. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, vol. 27, 35-36. link>
  • Pearson J, Richardson J, Calnan M, Salisbury C, Foster NE. 2012. Acceptability and implementation of PhysioDirect telephone advice and treatment services: a multi-perspective. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, vol. 12. link>
  • Foster N and Little P. 2012. Methodological issues in pragmatic trials of complex interventions in primary care. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, vol. 62(594), 10-11. link> doi>
  • Tobi P, Estacio EVG, Renton A, Yu G, Foster N. 2012. Who stays, who drops out? Biosocial predictors of longer-term adherence in participants attending an exercise referral scheme in the UK. BMC Public Health, vol. 12, 347. doi>
  • Hill JC, Whitehurst DGT, Lewis M, Bryan S, Dunn KM, Foster NE, Konstantinou K, Main CJ, Mason E, Somerville S, Sowden G, Vohora K, Hay EM. 2011. Comparison of stratified primary care management for low back pain with current best practice (STarT Back): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, vol. 378(9802), 1560-1571. link> doi>
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  • Sowden G, Hill JC, Konstantinou K, Khanna M, Main CJ, Salmon P, Somerville S, Wathall S, Foster NE, IMPaCT Back study team. 2012. Targeted treatment in primary care for low back pain: the treatment system and clinical training programmes used in the IMPaCT Back study (ISRCTN 55174281). Fam Pract, vol. 29(1), 50-62. link> doi>
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  • Evans DW, Breen AC, Pincus T, Sim J, Underwood M, Vogel S, Foster NE. 2010. The effectiveness of a posted information package on the beliefs and behavior of musculoskeletal practitioners: the UK Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Low Back Pain ManagemENT (COMPLeMENT) randomized trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), vol. 35(8), 858-866. link> doi>
  • Main CJ, Buchbinder R, Porcheret M, Foster N. 2010. Addressing patient beliefs and expectations in the consultation. Best Practice & Research in Clinical Rheumatology, vol. 24, 219-225. doi>
  • Main CJ, Foster N, Buchbinder R. 2010. How important are back pain beliefs and expectations for satisfactory recovery from back pain?. Best Practice & Research in Clinical Rheumatology, vol. 24, 205-217. doi>
  • Foster NE, Mullis R, Young J, Doyle C, Lewis M, Whitehurst D, Hay EM, IMPaCT Back Study team. 2010. IMPaCT Back study protocol. Implementation of subgrouping for targeted treatment systems for low back pain patients in primary care: a prospective population-based sequential comparison. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 11, 186. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Maschino A, Lewith G, Macpherson H, Victor N, Sherman KJ, Witt C, Linde K. 2010. Individual patient data meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain: protocol of the Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration. Trials, vol. 11, 90.
  • Foster N. 2010. McKenzie treatment for acute back pain added to first-line care does not result in appreciable clinical improvements. J Physiother, vol. 56(2), 135. link> doi>
  • Cottrell E, Roddy E, Foster NE. 2010. The attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of GPs regarding exercise for chronic knee pain: a systematic review. BMC Fam Pract, vol. 11, 4. link> doi>
  • Bishop A and Foster NE. 2010. The implementation of guidelines for the management of patients with low back pain: the role of practitioners' attitudes and perceptions. International Musculoskeletal Medicine, vol. 32(4), 151-156.
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Bishop A, Dunn KM, Main CJ. 2010. Distinctiveness of psychological obstacles to recovery in low back pain patients in primary care. Pain, vol. 148(3), 398-406. link> doi>
  • Holden MA, Nicholls EE, Young J, Hay EM, Foster NE. 2009. UK-based physical therapists' attitudes and beliefs regarding exercise and knee osteoarthritis: findings from a mixed-methods study. Arthritis Rheum, vol. 61(11), 1511-1521. link> doi>
  • Corbett M, Foster N, Ong BN. 2009. GP attitudes and self-reported behaviour in primary care consultations for low back pain. Fam Pract, vol. 26(5), 359-364. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Hill JC, Hay EM. 2010. The relationship between patient and practitioner expectations and preferences and clinical outcomes in a trial of exercise and acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis. Eur J Pain, vol. 14(4), 402-409. link> doi>
  • Salisbury C, Foster NE, Bishop A, Calnan M, Coast J, Hall J, Hay E, Hollinghurst S, Hopper C, Grove S, Kaur S, Montgomery A. 2009. 'PhysioDirect' telephone assessment and advice services for physiotherapy: protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, vol. 9, Article ARTN 136. link> doi>
  • Cherkin D, Kovacs FM, Croft P, Borkan J, Foster NE, Oberg B, Urrutia G, Zamora J, Foru IOCNI. 2009. The Ninth International Forum for Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain. SPINE, vol. 34(3), 304-307. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Dziedzic KS, Van DWDAWM, Fritz JM, Hay EM. 2009. Research priorities for non-pharmacological therapies for common musculoskeletal problems: nationally and internationally agreed recommendations. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 10, Article 3. doi>
  • Foster N. 2009. A home-based program of simple quadriceps exercises reduces knee pain and improves knee function in overweight people with knee pain. Aust J Physiother, vol. 55(4), 284. link> doi>
  • Turner D and Foster NE. 2009. An exploratory study of physiotherapy telephone assessment... Including commentary by Foster NE. Inernational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, vol. 16(2), 97-106.
  • Holden MA, Nicholls EE, Hay EM, Foster NE. 2008. Physical therapists' use of therapeutic exercise for patients with clinical knee osteoarthritis in the United kingdom: in line with current recommendations?. Phys Ther, vol. 88(10), 1109-1121. link> doi>
  • White A, Cummings M, Barlas P, Cardini F, Filshie J, Foster NE, Lundeberg T, Stener-Victorin E, Witt C. 2008. Defining an adequate dose of acupuncture using a neurophysiological approach--a narrative review of the literature. Acupunct Med, vol. 26(2), 111-120. link> doi>
  • Hill JC, Dunn KM, Lewis M, Mullis R, Main CJ, Foster NE, Hay EM. 2008. A primary care back pain screening tool: identifying patient subgroups for initial treatment. Arthritis Rheum, vol. 59(5), 632-641. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Bishop A, Thomas E, Main C, Horne R, Weinman J, Hay E. 2008. Illness perceptions of low back pain patients in primary care: what are they, do they change and are they associated with outcome?. Pain, vol. 136(1-2), 177-187. link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Foster NE, Thomas E, Hay EM. 2008. How does the self-reported clinical management of patients with low back pain relate to the attitudes and beliefs of health care practitioners? A survey of UK general practitioners and physiotherapists. Pain, vol. 135(1-2), 187-195. link> doi>
  • Dionne CE, Dunn KM, Croft PR, Nachemson AL, Buchbinder R, Walker BF, Wyatt M, Cassidy JD, Rossignol M, Leboeuf-Yde C, Hartvigsen J, Leino-Arjas P, Latza U, Reis S, del Real MTG, Kovacs FM, Oberg B, Cedraschi C, Bouter LM, Koes BW, Picavet HSJ, van Tulder MW, Burton K, Foster NE, Macfarlane GJ, Thomas E, Underwood M, Waddell G, Shekelle P, Volinn E, Von Korff M. 2008. A consensus approach toward the standardization of back pain definitions for use in prevalence studies. SPINE, vol. 33(1), 95-103. link> doi>
  • Phelan M, Blenkinsopp A, Foster NE, Thomas E, Hay EM. 2008. Pharmacist-led medication review for knee pain in older adults: content, process and outcomes. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, vol. 16(6), 347-355. doi>
  • Foster NE. 2008. Physiotherapy added to GP care results in long-term improvements for sciatica. Aust J Physiother, vol. 54(3), 218. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Barlas P, Young JC, Mason E, Hay EM. 2008. Six sessions of manual acupuncture do not seem to help when added to optimal exercise for knee osteoarthritis. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, vol. 13(1), 35-37.
  • hill J. 2008. The STarT Back screening tool: subgroups for targeted treatment of back pain in primary care. Arthritis and Rheumatism (Arthritis Care and Research), vol. 59(5), 632-641.
  • Bishop A, Thomas E, Foster NE. 2007. Health care practitioners' attitudes and beliefs about low back pain: a systematic search and critical review of available measurement tools. Pain, vol. 132(1-2), 91-101. link> doi>
  • Chesterton LS, Sim J, Wright CC, Foster NE. 2007. Interrater reliability of algometry in measuring pressure pain thresholds in healthy humans, using multiple raters. Clin J Pain, vol. 23(9), 760-766. link> doi>
  • Stevenson K, Bird L, Sarigiovannis P, Dziedzic K, Foster NE, Graham C. 2007. A new multidisciplinary approach to integrating best evidence into musculoskeletal practice. J Eval Clin Pract, vol. 13(5), 703-708. link> doi>
  • Corbett M, Foster NE, Ong BN. 2007. Living with low back pain-Stories of hope and despair. Soc Sci Med, vol. 65(8), 1584-1594. link> doi>
  • Parsons S, Breen A, Foster NE, Letley L, Pincus T, Vogel S, Underwood M. 2007. Prevalence and comparative troublesomeness by age of musculoskeletal pain in different body locations. FAMILY PRACTICE, vol. 24(4), 308-316. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, E Thomas, P Barlas, JC Hill. 2007. Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial. BMJ, vol. 335(7617), 436. doi>
  • Carnes D, Parsons S, Ashby D, Breen A, Foster NE, Pincus T, Voge S, Underwood M. 2007. Chronic musculoskeletal pain rarely presents in a single body site: results from a UK population study. RHEUMATOLOGY, vol. 46(7), 1168-1170. link> doi>
  • Pincus T, Foster NE, Vogel S, Santos R, Breen A, Underwood M. 2007. Attitudes to back pain amongst musculoskeletal practitioners: A comparison of professional groups and practice settings using the ABS-mp. Man Ther, vol. 12(2), 167-175. doi>
  • White A, Foster NE, Cummings M, Barlas P. 2007. Acupuncture treatment for chronic knee pain: a systematic review. Rheumatology (Oxford), vol. 46(3), 384-390. link> doi>
  • Konstantinou K, Foster N, Rushton A, Baxter D, Wright C, Breen A. 2007. Flexion mobilizations with movement techniques: the immediate effects on range of movement and pain in subjects with low back pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther, vol. 30(3), 178-185. link> doi>
  • Foster NE. 2007. Beliefs and Preferences: do they help determine the outcome of musculoskeletal problems?. Physical Therapy Reviews, vol. 12, 199-206.
  • Parsons S, Harding G, Breen A, Foster N, Pincus T, Vogel S, Underwood M. 2007. The influence of patients' and primary care practitioners' beliefs and expectations about chronic musculoskeletal pain on the process of care - A systematic review of qualitative studies. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF PAIN, vol. 23(1), 91-98. link> doi>
  • Hay EM, Foster NE, Thomas E, Peat G, Phelan M, Yates HE, Blenkinsopp A, Sim J. 2006. Effectiveness of community physiotherapy and enhanced pharmacy review for knee pain in people aged over 55 presenting to primary care: pragmatic randomised trial. BMJ, vol. 333(7576), 995. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Konstantinou K, Lewis M, Cairns M. 2006. Re: Goldby LJ, Moore AP, Doust J, Trew ME. A randomised controlled trial investigating the efficiency of musculoskeletal physiotherapy on chronic low back disorder. Spine 2006;31:1083-93. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), vol. 31(20), 2405-2406. link> doi>
  • Cairns MC, Foster NE, Wright C. 2006. Randomized controlled trial of specific spinal stabilization exercises and conventional physiotherapy for recurrent low back pain. SPINE, vol. 31(19), E670-E681. link> doi>
  • Breen A, Voge S, Pincus T, Foster N, Underwood M, Collabor MPC. 2006. Systematic review of spinal manipulation - A balanced review of evidence?. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE, vol. 99(6), 277. link> doi>
  • Pincus T, Vogel S, Santos R, Breen A, Foster N, Underwood M. 2006. The attitudes to back pain scale in musculoskeletal practitioners (ABS-mp) - The development and testing of a new questionnaire. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF PAIN, vol. 22(4), 378-386. link> doi>
  • Parsons S, Carnes D, Pincus T, Foster N, Breen A, Vogel S, Underwood M. 2006. Measuring troublesomeness of chronic pain by location. BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS, vol. 7, Article ARTN 34. link> doi>
  • Cairns MC and Foster NE. 2006. Clarification of reporting in stability systematic review. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY, vol. 52(4), 312. link>
  • Jordan JL, Holden MA, Mason EE, Foster NE. 2010. Interventions to improve adherence to exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, CD005956. link> doi>
  • Pincus T, Vogel S, Breen A, Foster N, Underwood M. 2006. Persistent back pain - why do physical therapy clinicians continue treatment? A mixed methods study of chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAIN, vol. 10(1), 67-76. link> doi>
  • Foster NE. 2006. Supervised clinic-based treatment enhances the effects of home-exercise programmes for knee osteoarthritis, but only in the short-term. Invited commentary FACT. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, vol. 11(2), 133-134.
  • Evans DW, Foster NE, Underwood M, Vogel S, Breen AC, Pincus T. 2005. Testing the effectiveness of an innovative information package on practitioner reported behaviour and beliefs: the UK Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Low back pain ManagemENT (COMPLeMENT) trial [ISRCTN77245761]. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 6, 41. link> doi>
  • Bishop A and Foster NE. 2005. Do physical therapists in the United kingdom recognize psychosocial factors in patients with acute low back pain?. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), vol. 30(11), 1316-1322. link> doi>
  • Bullock MP, Foster NE, Wright CC. 2005. Shoulder impingement: the effect of sitting posture on shoulder pain and range of motion. MANUAL THERAPY, vol. 10(1), 28-37. link> doi>
  • Hill J, Foster N, Hughes R, Hay E. 2005. Meeting the challenges of research governance. Rheumatology, vol. 44(5), 571-572. doi>
  • Pensri P, Foster NE, Srisuk S, Baxter GD, McDonough S. 2005. Physiotherapy management in low back pain in Thailand: a study of practice. Physiotherapy Research International, vol. 10(4), 210-12.
  • Hay E, Barlas P, Foster N, Hill J, Thomas E, Young J. 2004. Is acupuncture a useful adjunct to physiotherapy for older adults with knee pain?: the "acupuncture, physiotherapy and exercise" (APEX) study [ISRCTN88597683]. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 5, 31. link> doi>
  • FOSTER NE, Grant MI, Wright CC, Barlow J, Cullen L. 2004. Being a parent or grandparent with back pain, ankylosing spondylitis or rheumatoid arthritis: a descriptive postal survey. Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 2(1), 17-28.
  • Hay E, Barlas P, Foster N, Hill J, Thomas E, Young J. 2004. Integrated care in practice: Is acupuncture a useful adjunct to physiotherapy for older adults with knee pain? The "Acupuncture, Physiotherapy and Exercise" (APEX) Study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 31(5).
  • Chesterton LS, Foster NE, Wright CC, Baxter GD, Barlas P. 2003. Effects of TENS frequency, intensity and stimulation site parameter manipulation on pressure pain thresholds in healthy human subjects. Pain, vol. 106(1-2), 73-80. link> doi>
  • Billis EV, Foster NE, Wright CC. 2003. Reproducibility and repeatability: errors of three groups of physiotherapists in locating spinal levels by palpation. MANUAL THERAPY, vol. 8(4), 223-232. link> doi>
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Wright CC. 2003. Gender differences in pressure pain threshold in healthy humans. Pain, vol. 101(3), 259-266. link> doi>
  • Butler L and Foster NE. 2003. Back pain online: a cross-sectional survey of the quality of web based information on low back pain. Spine, vol. 28(4), 395-401. doi>
  • Hobkinson LE and Foster NE. 2003. Back Pain Online: A review of web-site information available to patients. Spine, vol. 28(4), 395-401.
  • Jeffels K and Foster N. 2003. Can aspects of physiotherapist communication influence patients' pain experiences? A systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews, vol. 8, 197-210.
  • Billis EV, Foster NE, Wright CC. 2003. Inter-tester reproducibility and intra-test repeatability of three groups of physical therapists in locating spinal levels by palpation. Manual Therapy, vol. 8(4), 223-232.
  • Cairns MC, Foster NE, Wright CC. 2003. Level of distress in a recurrent low back pain population referred for physical therapy. Spine, vol. 28(9), 953-9. doi>
  • Foster NE, Pincus T, Underwood M, Vogel S, Breen A, Harding G. 2003. Treatment and the process of care in musculoskeletal conditions. A multidisciplinary perspective and integration. Orthop Clin North Am, vol. 34(2), 239-244. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Pincus T, Underwood M, Vogel S, Breen A, Harding G. 2003. Understanding the process of care for musculoskeletal conditions-why a biomedical approach is inadequate. Rheumatology. Rheumatology, vol. 42(3), 401-403. doi>
  • Chesterton LS, Foster NE, Ross L. 2002. Skin Temperature response to cryotherapy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. doi>
  • Dziedzic K, Jordan JL, Foster NE. 2002. Land and water based exercise therapies for musculoskeletal conditions. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, vol. 22(3), 407-418. doi>
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Lundeberg T, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Wright CC. 2002. Sensory stimulation (TENS): Effects of Parameter Manipulation on Mechanical Pain Thresholds in Healthy Human Subjects. Pain. doi>
  • Grafton K, Foster NE, Wright CC. 2002. Test-retest reliability of the short form McGill pain questionnaire: assessment of intraclass correlation co-efficients and limits of agreement in patients with osteoarthritis. Rheumatology. doi>
  • Konstantinou K, Foster NE, Rushton A, Baxter GD. 2002. The Use and Reported effects of mobilisation with movement (MWM) techniques in lower back pain management; a cross-sectional descriptive survey of physiotherapists in Britain. manual Therapy, vol. 7(4), 206-14. doi>
  • Foster N, Barlas P, Chesterton L, Wong J. 2001. Critically Appraised Topics (CATs): one method of facilitating evidence-based practice in physiotherapy. Physiotherapy, vol. 87(4), 179-190.
  • Anderson K, Falconakis A, Foster N. 2001. Effects of EVA cushioning on vertical ground reaction force in beginner-level participants of step aerobics. Physiotherapy, vol. 87(2), 86-87.
  • Foster NE. 2000. Arthritis and Parenting: The Physiotherapy Perspective. Journal of National Association of Rheumatology Occupational Therapists, vol. 86(1), 38.
  • Wade MI, Foster NE, Cullen LA, Barlow JH. 1999. Advising mothers with arthritis: breast and bottle feeding for mothers with arthritis and other physical disabilities. Professional Care of Mother and Child, vol. 9(2), 35-38.
  • Barlow JH, Cullen LA, Foster NE, Harrison K, Wade M. 1999. Does arthritis influence perceived ability to fulfil a parenting role? Perceptions of mothers, fathers and grandparents. Patient Education and Counselling, vol. 37, 141-151.
  • Foster NE, Wade MI, Harrison K, Barlow JH. 1999. Focusing on arthritis and parenting. The British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, vol. 6(7), 347-353.
  • Foster NE, Thompson KA, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 1999. Management of nonspecific low back pain by physiotherapists in Britain and Ireland: A descriptive questionnaire of current clinical practice. Spine, vol. 24(13), 1332-1342.
  • Foster NE, Wade MI, Harrison K, Barlow JH. 1998. Being a parent with arthritis: the therapists viewpoint. Journal of Interprofessional Care, vol. 12(4), 437-440.
  • Foster NE. 1998. Researching low back pain? An overview of the pitfalls. Physical Therapy Reviews, vol. 3(1), 9-17.
  • Foster NE, Baxter F, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 1996. Manipulation of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation variables has no effect on two models of experimental pain in humans. Clinical Journal of Pain, vol. 12, 301-310.
  • Walsh DM, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 1995. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Relevance of stimulation parameters to neurophysiological and hypoalgesic effects. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 74(3), 199-206.
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Chapters

  • Foster NE. 2009. Getting Involved in Research - a pocket guide. In National Physiotherapy Research Network (NPRN). Moore AP and Lyon P (Eds.). Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and NPRN.
  • Dziedzic K, Jordan JL, Foster NE. 2008. Land and water-based exercise therapies for musculoskeletal conditions. In Principles of Non-Pharmacological Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions. Brookes P and Conaghan P (Eds.). (vol. 22). Best Practice & Research in Clinical Rheumatology. doi>

Other

  • Quicke JG, Foster NE, Ogollah RO, Croft PR, Holden MA. 2016. CAN ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS ABOUT EXERCISE PREDICT FUTURE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL IN OLDER ADULTS WITH KNEE PAIN?. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE (vol. 24, p. S488). link> doi>
  • Cottrell E, Roddy E, Rathod T, Porcheret M, Foster NE. 2016. EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC KNEE PAIN: A NATIONAL CROSS-SECTIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY OF GPS IN THE UK. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE (vol. 24, p. S483). link> doi>
  • Jinks C, Moore AJ, Holden MA, Foster NE, Team BEEPT. 2016. IDENTIFYING BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS TO EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN OLDER ADULTS WITH KNEE PAIN: FINDINGS FROM THE BEEP TRIAL LONGITUDINAL QUALITADTIVE STUDY. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE (vol. 24, p. S186). link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Nicolls E, Holden MA, Healey EL, Tooth S, Kigozi J, Jowett S, Hay EM, Team BEEPT. 2016. IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EXERCISE THERAPY FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH KNEE PAIN: A PRAGMATIC RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL (THE BEEP TRIAL). OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE (vol. 24, pp. S43-S44). link> doi>
  • Quicke JG, Foster NE, Croft PR, Ogollah RO, Holden MA. 2016. IS CHANGE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL ASSOCIATED WITH FUTURE CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN TERMS OF PAIN AND PHYSICAL FUNCTION IN OLDER ADULTS WITH KNEE PAIN?. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE (vol. 24, p. S497). link> doi>
  • Foster N, Konstantinou K, Beardmore RE, Dunn K, Lewis M, Bartlam B, Artus M, Hay E. 2015. Stratified care for patients with sciatica and suspected sciatica in primary care: the scopic trial protocol (scopic-sciatica outcomes in primary care). Trials. BioMed Central. doi>
  • Holden MA, Case R, Healey EL, Hill S, Mullis R, Roddy E, Sowden G, Tooth S, Foster NE. 2014. CONTENT AND EVALUATION OF THE BEEP TRIAL (BENEFITS OF EFFECTIVE -EXERCISE FOR KNEE PAIN) PHYSICAL THERAPIST TRAINING PROGRAMME:-DID IT CHANGE CLINICAL PRACTICE?. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE (vol. 22, pp. S201-S202). link>
  • Quicke JG, Foster NE, Thomas MJ, Holden MA. 2015. Is long-term physical activity safe for older adults with knee pain?: a systematic review. Osteoarthritis Cartilage (vol. 23, pp. 1445-1456). link> doi>
  • Foster NE. 2012. POST-PHD CAREER PLANNING: A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 51, p. 6). link>
  • Salisbury C, Foster NE, Bishop A, Coast J, Franchini A, Hall J, Hollinghurst S, Hopper C, Grove S, Kaur S, Montgomery A. 2012. THE MRC PHYSIODIRECT TRIAL: A PRAGMATIC RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF PHYSIODIRECT TELEPHONE ASSESSMENT AND ADVICE SERVICES VERSUS USUAL CARE FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 51, p. 36). link>
  • Pearson J, Richardson J, Calnan M, Salisbury C, Foster NE. Acceptability to patients of PhysioDirect telephone advice and treatment services: a qualitative investigation. 2011.
  • Foster NE, Mullis R, Lewis M, Whitehurst D, Hay EM. Implementation of subgrouping for targeted treatment for low back pain patients in primary care: a prospective population-based sequential comparison.
  • Sanders T, Foster NE, Ong BN. 2011. Coherence in incoherent contexts: GPs and physiotherapists perceptions of a new system for treating low back pain.
  • Foster NE, Wood L, Peat G, Blagojevic M, Stynes S, D'Cruz S, Thomas E, Foster NE. 2011. Impairment-targeted exercises for older adults with knee pain: a proof-of-principle study. doi>
  • Ong BN, Sanders T, Foster NE. 2011. Implementing change in clinical practice: a comparison of GPs' and physiotherapists' perceptions of a research-based approach to treating back pain.
  • Sanders T, Ong BN, Foster NE. 2011. 'Normalising' a new system for the assessment and management of low back pain in primary care: a qualitative study.
  • Bishop A, Thomas E, Foster NE. 2011. Reproducibility and smallest detectable change of the Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale of UK general practitioners and physiotherapists.
  • Holden M, Nicholls E, Young Y, Foster NE. 2011. The exercise and physical activity experiences of older adults with knee pain: a mixed methods study. doi>
  • Salisbury C, Foster N, Bishop A, Coast J, Franchini A, Hall J, Hollinghurst S, Hopper C, Grove S, Kaur S, Montgomery A. 2011. The MRC PhysioDirect Trial: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of 'PhysioDirect' telephone assessment and advice services versus usual care.
  • Hider SL, Whitehurst DG, Thomas E, Foster NE. 2010. PAIN LOCATION MATTERS: THE INFLUENCE OF LEG PAIN ON SOCIETAL VALUATION OF HEALTH STATES FOR PATIENTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 49, p. I76). link>
  • Stevenson K, Hellis N, Dziedzic K, Jordan J, Foster NE. 2010. Answering questions put forward by local musculoskeletal pain clinicians in the UK. The Cochrane Library Abstract Supplement from the Cochrane and Campbell 2010 Colloquium.
  • Grotle M, Foster NE, Dunn KM, Croft P. 2010. Are prognostic indicators for poor outcome different for acute and chronic low back pain consulters in primary care?.
  • Ong BN and Foster NE. 2010. Assessing the routine use of clinical evidence in primary care: application of the Normalisation Process Theory.
  • Lewis M, Wynne-Jones G, Barton P, Whitehurst DGT, Wathall S, Foster NE. 2010. Cost-effectiveness of sickness certification for back pain.
  • Sanders T, Ong P, Foster NE. 2010. Implementation of a new system for assessment and management of back pain patients: the role of coherence.
  • Foster NE, Jordan JL, Holden MA, Mason EEJ, Foster NE. 2010. Interventions to improve adherence to exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults: a Cochrane systematic review.
  • Nicholls E, Hill E, Foster NE. 2010. Musculoskeletal pain illness perceptions: Confirmatory factor analysis of the Illness Perceptions Questionnaire - Revised (IPQ-R).
  • Hider SL and Foster NE. 2010. You can't always get what you want....The treatment preferences of patients with low back pain.
  • Whitehurst DG, Bryan S, Thomas E, Hay EM, Young J, Foster NE. 2009. THE COST-UTILITY OF ACUPUNCTURE AS AN ADJUNCT TO EXERCISE-BASED PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 48, p. I106). link>
  • Hill JC, Foster NE, Main CJ, Hay EM. 2009. In response to: "A randomized trial of behavioral physical therapy interventions for acute and sub-acute low back pain, by George SZ et al. [Pain 2008;140:145-57]. Pain (vol. 142, p. 164). link> doi>
  • Zadurian NTC, Dunn KM, Foster NE, Main CJ. 2009. An investigation of cognitive and behavioural coping amongst primary care low back pain patients.
  • Doyle CA, Salmon P, Mullis R, Foster NE, on behalf of the IMPaCT Back Team. 2009. Embedding subgrouping for targeted treatment approaches into primary care physiotherapy services for low back pain.
  • Foster NE, Mullis R, Lewis M, Main C, Hay E, On behalf of the IMPaCT Back study team. 2009. Implementation of subgrouping for targeted treatment systems for low back pin primary care.
  • Hider SL, Whitehurst D, Thomas E, Foster NE. 2009. Pain location matters: the influence of leg pain on healthcare use and work disability in patients with low back pain.
  • Tooth S, Ong BN, Foster NE. 2009. Using a conceptual framework to study the introduction of a new approach to the assessment and treatment of low back pain in primary care.
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Barlas P, Hill JC, Young J, Mason E, Hay EM. 2008. Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: Randomised controlled trial. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 47, p. II2). link>
  • Zadurian N, Dunn KM, Foster NE, Main CJ. 2008. A systematic review investigating the role of coping strategies in the prediction of outcome amongst low back pain patients in primary care settings.
  • Cottrell E, Roddy E, Foster NE. 2008. A systematic review of the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of GPs regarding exercise for chronic knee pain.
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Barlas P, Hill JC, Young J, Mason E, Hay EM. 2008. Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial. Rheumatology (vol. 47, p. ii2).
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Bishop A, Dunn KM, Main CJ. 2008. Distinctiveness of psychological obstacles to recovery in low back pain patients in primary care.
  • Jordan J, Holden M, Mason E, Foster NE. 2008. Measuring and reporting adherence to exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain in randomised controlled trials: observations from a Cochrane review.
  • Doyle CA, Foster NE, Jordan J. 2008. Psychological interventions for long-term conditions: a review of approaches, content and outcomes. Physiotherapy Research International (vol. 13, p. 138).
  • Bishop A, Foster NE, Thomas E. 2008. 'Slipped discs, trapped nerves and wear and tear': explanations for back pain from UK health care practitioners.
  • Foster NE, Bishop A, Thomas E, Main C, Horne R, Weinman J, Hay EM. 2007. Illness perceptions of low back pain patients in primary care: Are they associated with outcome?. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 46, p. I10). link>
  • Holden MA, Foster NE, Nicholls EE, Young J, Doherty M, Hay EM. 2007. Physiotherapists views of exercise for knee pain in older adults: In line with current recommendations?. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 46, pp. I21-I22). link>
  • Stevenson K, Foster NE, Dziedzic K, et al. 2007. An innovative approach to integrating evidence into musculoskeletal practice using a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, researchers and information technology librarians.
  • Vogel S, Pincus T, Foster NE, Santos R, Breen A, Underwood M. 2007. Attitudes to back pain amongst musculoskeletal practitioners: a comparison of UK professional groups and practice settings using the ABS-mp.
  • Evans D, Foster NE, Vogel S, Breen A, Pincus T, Underwood M. 2007. Can practitioners' behaviour towards back pain be changed? A randomised controlled trial with physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Bishop A, Dunn KM, Main CJ. 2007. Distinctiveness of psychological factors in explaining and predicting low back pain outcome in primary care.
  • Bishop A, Foster NE, Thomas E, Hay EM. 2007. Do the attitudes and beliefs of health care practitioners influence their management of patients with low back pain?.
  • Hill JC, Dziedzic K, Foster NE, Hughes R. 2007. Engaging partners in physiotherapy research.
  • Holden MA, Foster NE, Nicholls EE, Young J, Doherty M, Hay EM. 2007. Exercise for knee osteoarthritis: what does a community sample of older adults think?.
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Barlas P, Hill J, Young J, Mason E, Hay EM. 2007. Integrated care in practice: is acupuncture a useful adjunct to exercise-based physiotherapy for older adults with clinical knee osteoarthritis?. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Barlas P, Hill J, Young J, Mason E, Hay EM. 2007. Integrated care in practice: is acupuncture a useful adjunct to exercise-based physiotherapy for older adults with knee pain?.
  • Holden MA, Foster NE, Nicholls E, Young J, Doherty M, Hay EM. 2007. Physiotherapists use of exercise therapy for knee pain in older adults: in line with current exercise recommendations?.
  • Foster NE, Hay EM, Thomas E, Phelan M, Yates H, Blenkinsopp A, Sim J. 2007. The effectiveness of community physiotherapy and enhanced pharmacy review for knee pain in older adults: a randomised clinical trial.
  • Thomas E, Bishop A, Main C, Hay EM, Foster NE. 2007. The role of illness perceptions in determining outcome in low back pain patients presenting to family practice.
  • Corbett M, Foster N, Ong BN. 2006. Hope and despair in patients' beliefs about back pain and its treatment. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 45, p. I123). link>
  • Hay EM, Foster NE, Peat G, Phelan M, Thomas E, Yates HE, Blenkinsopp A, Sim J. 2006. Pragmatic randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of community physiotherapy and enhanced pharmacy review for knee pain in older people presenting to primary care. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 45, p. I73). link>
  • Bishop A, Foster NE, Thomas E, Hay E. 2006. Attitudes and beliefs of health care practitioners influence their management of patients with low back pain.
  • Pincus T, Foster NE, Vogel S, Breen AC, Underwood M. 2006. Attitudes to back pain amongst musculoskeletal practitioners: Differences between professional groups and practice settings using the ABS-MP.
  • Evans DW, Foster NE, Vogel S, Breen AC, Underwood M. 2006. Can practitioners' behaviour towards low back pain be changed? Results of a randomised controlled trial of a contextualised education package.
  • Ong BN, Corbett N, Foster NE. 2006. Continuities and discontinuities in beliefs about back pain.
  • Bishop A, Foster NE, Thomas E, Hay EM. 2006. Do the attitudes and beliefs of health care practitioners influence their recommendations about work for patients with low back pain?.
  • Phelan M, Blenkinsopp A, Hay E, Foster NE, Thomas E. 2006. Effects of pharmacist-conducted medication review for chronic knee pain in primary care. Int J Pract (vol. 14, p. B54).
  • Parsons S, Harding G, Breen A, Foster NE, Pincus T, Vogel S, Underwood M. 2006. How do patients' and primary care practitioners' beliefs and expectations about chronic musculoskeletal pain influence the process of care? A systematic review.
  • Carnes D, Parsons S, Ashby D, Breen A, Foster NE, Pincus T, Vogel S, Underwood M. 2006. The presence of pain in other areas has a fundamental influence on chronic low back pain research and management.
  • Corbett M, Foster NE, Ong BN. 2006. 'There's so much more wrapped up in it': a qualitative case study of life with low back pain.
  • Hay EM, Foster NE, Peat G, Phelan M, Thomas E, Yates H, Sim J. 2005. Pragmatic randomized clinical trial of active physical therapy and enhanced pharmacy review for knee pain in older people presenting to primary care. ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM (vol. 52, pp. S504-S505). link>
  • Pincus T, Foster NE, Vogel S, Breen AC, Underwood M. 2005. Attitudes to back pain amongst musculoskeletal practitioners: differences between professional groups and practice settings using the ABS-mp. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br).
  • Evans DW, Foster NE, Vogel S, Breen AC, Underwood M, Pincus T. 2005. Can practitioners' beliefs and behaviour towards low back pain be changed? Results of a randomised controlled trial of a contextualised education package. Special emphasis poster. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) (vol. 85, pp. 208-209).
  • Foster NE, Hay EM, Ong BN, Main C, Thomas E, Croft P, on behalf of the Keele Back Pain Research Programme. 2005. Improving the effectiveness of primary care for non-specific back pain: The Keele Back Pain Research Programme.
  • Foster NE, Ogden H, Wathall S, Ong BN, Thomas E, Bishop A, Corbett M, Hay EM. 2005. Improving the effectiveness of primary care for non-specific low back pain: Keele BeBack Study.
  • Corbett M, Foster NE, Ong BN. 2005. The BeBack Study: Beliefs about Back Pain.
  • Corbett M, Foster NE, Ong BN. 2005. There's just so much more wrapped up in it: Using interpretative phenonmenological analysis to explore patients beliefs about non-specific low back pain.
  • Foster NE, Hay EM, Barlas P, Thomas E, Hill J, Young J. 2005. Using a randomised clinical trial to investigate the effectiveness and efficacy of acupuncture for knee pain in primary care. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Medicine (vol. 10, pp. 17-18).
  • Stevenson K, Paul R, Foster NE, Dziedzic KS. 2005. Utilising the expert skills of clinicians, researchers and information technology librarians to answer clinically relevant questions in the musculoskeletal field.
  • Evans DW, Foster NE, Vogel S, Breen AC, Underwood M, Pincus T. 2004. Can practitioners' beliefs and behaviour towards low back pain be changed? A large-scale RCT using a contextualised education package. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) (vols. 87-B, pp. 208-209).
  • Vogel S, Pincus T, Breen AC, Foster NE, Underwood M. 2004. Clinicians attitudes to back pain: the construction and validation of a questionnaire.
  • Parsons S, Underwood M, Breen A, Foster N, Pincus T, Vogel S. 2004. Factors influencing the consulting behaviour of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) (vols. 87-B, p. 208).
  • Foster NE, Hill J, Young J, Hughes R, Hay E. 2004. Implementing Research Governance: Experience from a multi-centre clinical trial for knee pain in primary care.
  • Foster NE, Hay EM, Ong BN, Thomas E, Bishop A, Corbett M, Weinman J, Horne R. 2004. Improving the effectiveness of primary care for non-specific back pain: Theme 2 - the Keele BeBack Study.
  • Parsons S, Harding G, Underwood M, Breen A, Foster N, Pincus T, Vogel S. 2004. Listening to patients or psychological management? What do patients in pain want and what do their practitioners believe they should provide?. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) (vols. 87-B, p. 208).
  • Evans DW, Foster NE, Vogel S, Breen AC, Pincus T, Underwood M. 2004. Low back pain beliefs and reported practice of three healthcare professions in the UK.
  • Major KL, Foster NE, Hughes M. 2004. The accuracy of physiotherapists in determining if subjects can achieve an isolated transversus abdominis contraction.
  • Pincus T, Vogel S, Santos R, Breen AC, Foster NE, Underwood M. 2004. The attitudes to back pain scale in musculoskeletal practitioners (ABS-MP): The development and testing of a new questionnaire. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) (vols. 87-B, p. 207).
  • Parsons S, Underwood M, Vogel S, Foster NE, Breen AC, Pincus T. 2004. Use of osteopathy and complementary therapies by patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain in the UK population.
  • Parsons S, Underwood M, Pincus T, Vogel S, Breen AC, Foster NE. 2004. What is the prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal pain in the community?.
  • Cairns MC, Foster, NE W. 2003. A Pragmatic randomised controlled trial of stabilisation exercises in the management of recurrent low back pain. 14th Congress of the world Confederation of Physical Therapy.
  • Parsons S, Breen A, Foster NE, Vogel S, Underwood M. 2003. Beliefs and expectations about chronic musculoskeletal pain: A systematic review. British Society of Rheumatology XX Annual Meeting. Manchester.
  • Parsons S, Breen A, Foster N, Vogel S, Underwood M. 2003. Beliefs and expections about chronic musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review. Rheumatology.
  • Foster NE. 2003. Development and evaluation of a multimedia web resource using computer mediated Communication (CMC) as a tool for learning and teaching in a research project module. Physiotherapy Research Society spring meeting.
  • Doughty GM and Foster NE. 2003. Dissemination and implementation barriers to using clinical guidelines in physiotherapy. Physiotherapy Congress.
  • Doughty GM and Foster NE. 2003. Dissemination and implementation of back pain guidelines: perspectives of musculoskeletal physiotherapists and managers.
  • Bishop A and Foster NE. 2003. Do Physiotherapists recognise psychological factors in patients presenting with acute low back pain?. Society of Back Pain Research.
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Wright CC. 2003. Effect of varying frequency intensity and stimulation site of TENS on pressure pain threshold in healthy humans. 4th Congress of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC).
  • Evans DW, Foster NE, Vogel S, Breen AC. 2003. Implementing evidence-based practice in the UK physical Therapy professions: Do they want it and so they think they need it?. 6th international forum of low back pain researchers in Primary Care.
  • Doughty GM and Foster NE. 2003. Overcoming barriers to evidence based practice: an example using the acute low back pain guidelines. Physiotherapy Research Society Spring May.
  • Konstantinou K, Foster NE, Rushton A, Baxter GD Wright CC, Breen A. 2003. The immediate effects of flexion mobilisations with movement manual techniques on range of movement and pain in low back pain patients. Physiotherapy Congress.
  • Cairns MC, Foster NE, Wright CC. 2002. A Pragmatic randomised controlled trial of specific spinal stabilisation exercises and conventional Physiotherapy in the management of recurrent lumbar spine pain and dysfunction. 5th International Forum of Low Back Pain Researchers in Primary Care.
  • Cairns MC, Foster NE, Wright CC. 2002. A Pragmatic randomised controlled trial of specific spinal stabilisation exercises in the management of recurrent lumbar low back pain. International Society for the study of Lumbar Spine.
  • Hobkinson LE and Foster NE. 2002. Back pain online: a review of web-site information available to patients. 5th International Forum of Low Back Pain Researchers in Primary Care.
  • Hobkinson LE and Foster NE. 2002. Back Pain Online: a review of web-site information available to patients.
  • Evans DW, Foster NE, Underwood M, Breen AC. 2002. Don't judge a book by its cover: extending the terminology debate to the labelling of the physical therapy professions. 5th International Forum of low back pain Researchers in Primary Care, Montreal, Canada.
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD. 2002. Gender differences in mechanical pain threshold in healthy humans. Practical implications for experimental research design.
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD. 2002. Gender Differences in Mechanical Pain Threshold in Healthy Humans. Practical Implications for Experimental Design. Abstracts 10th World Congress on Pain.
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Wright CC. 2002. Sensory stimulation (TENS): effects of parameter manipulation on mechanical pain thresholds in healthy human subjects.
  • Foster NE and Doughty G. 2002. Using clinical guidelines and research evidence in the management of back pain: a qualitative study of musculoskeletal physiotherapists. 5th International Forum of Low Back Pain researchers in Primary Care, Montreal, Canada.
  • Grant MI, Wright CC, Cullen LA, Foster NE, Barlow JH. 2001. A national survey of parents and grandparents with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and back pain: preliminary findings. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (vol. 60).
  • Grafton K, Foster NE, Wright CC. 2001. An evaluation of the test-retest reliability of the short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire.
  • Foster NE, Underwood M, Pincus T, Breen A, Harding G, Vogel S. 2001. An introduction to the work of the musculoskeletal processes of care collaboration. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) (vols. 84-B, pp. 93-94).
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD. 2001. Sensory stimulation (TENS): Effects of electrode placement site on Mechanical Pain Threshold in Humans. A Pilot study. Journal of Physiology, Proceedings of the Physiological Society..
  • Chesterton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Wright C. 2001. Sensory stimulation (TENS): Effects of parameter manipulation on mechanical pain thresholds in healthy human subjects. Abstract no: iabs-dcr-088-2001-23-00-43.pdf.
  • Chesteton LS, Barlas P, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Wright C. 2001. Sensory stimulation (TENS); effects of parameter manipulation pain thresholds in healthy human subjects. Proceedings of 39th Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences.
  • Bullock MP, Foster NE, Wright CC. 2001. Shoulder impingement: effect fo posture on shoulder pain and range of motion.
  • Konstantinou K, Foster NE, Rushton A, Baxter GD, Breen A. 2000. A descriptive survey of the use and effects of mobilisation with movements (MWMs) techniques in low back pain management. Physiotherapy (vol. 87, p. 91).
  • Cairns MC, Foster NE, Wright CC. 2000. A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of specific spinal stabilisation exercises and conventional physiotherapy in the management of recurrent lumbar spine and dysfunction.
  • Hill JJ and Foster NE. 2000. A survey investigating the prescription of exercise by physical therapists in the treatment of low back pain. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British) (vols. 82-B, p. 98).
  • Hobkinson LE and Foster NE. 2000. Back Pain Online: a review of web-site information available to patients. Physiotherapy (vol. 87, pp. 96-97).
  • Foster NE, Barlas P, Dzeidzic K, Daniels R, Gray R. 2000. Current physiotherapy management of knee osteoarthritis informs a clinical trial. Rheumatology (vol. 39, p. 166).
  • Chesterton L, Foster NE, Baxter GD, Barlas P. 2000. Effect of different parameters of sensory stimulations (TENS) on mechanical pain threshold in humans. A pilot study.
  • Cairns MC, Foster NE, Wright C, Pennington D. 2000. Level of distress measured using the Distress Risk Assessment Method (DRAM) in a recurrent LBP population referred for physiotherapy. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) (vols. 84-B, p. 145).
  • Foster NE, Thompson K, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 2000. Physiotherapy in Britian and Ireland suggests poor research dissemination and implementation.
  • Halberstadt DF, Barlas P, Foster NE. 2000. The effect of transcutaneous spinal electroanalgesia upon chronic pain: a single case study. Physiotherapy (vol. 86, pp. 150-151).
  • Anderson KL, Foster NE, Falconakis A. 2000. The effects of EVA cushioning on vertical ground reaction force in beginner-level participants of step aerobics. Physiotherapy (vol. 87, pp. 86-87).
  • Chesterton L, Ross L, Foster NE. 1999. A comparative study of surface skin temperature responses in the human thigh to two forms of cryotherapy. Physiotherapy (vol. 86, p. 35).
  • Cairns MC, Foster NE, Wright C. 1999. A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of specific spinal stabilisation exercises in the management lumbar spine pain and dysfunction - pilot results. Physiotherapy (vol. 86, p. 38).
  • Cairns MC, Foster NE, Wright C. 1999. A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of specific spinal stabilisation exercises in the management of lumbar spine pain and dysfunction - pilot results. Poster award.
  • Foster NE, Luck C, Barlas P. 1999. An investigation of the hypoalgesic efficacy of transcutaneous spinal electroanalgesia upon mechanical pain thresholds in humans.
  • Foster NE, Thompson K, Baxter GD. 1999. Comparison of low back pain management by physiotherapists in four areas of Britain and Ireland.
  • Billis V and Foster NE. 1999. Inter-tester and intra-tester reliability of physiotherapists in locating spinal levels by palpation.
  • Billis V, Foster NE, Wright C. 1999. Inter-tester and intra-tester reliability of three groups of physiotherapists in locating spinal levels by palpation. Physiotherapy (vol. 85, pp. 375-376).
  • Foster NE, Barlas P, Daniels J, Dziedzic K, Gray R. 1999. Use of acupuncture by physiotherapists in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: Current trends inform a clinical trial.
  • Foster NE, Doonan J, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 1997. A single-system comparison of the hypoalgesic efficacy of TENS parameter combinations and exercise in low back pain management. Physiotherapy (vol. 83, p. 652).
  • Foster NE, Doonan J, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 1997. An investigation of the hypoalgesic efficacy of manipulation of TENS parameter combinations in low back pain management. Physiotherapy (vol. 83, p. 643).
  • Foster NE, Thompson K, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 1997. Exercise therapy for low back pain patients: use among physiotherapists in Britain and Ireland. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British) (vols. 80-B, p. 200).
  • Foster NE, Thompson K, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 1996. Physiotherapeutic management of low back pain: a questionnaire survey. Physiotherapy (vol. 82, p. 640).
  • Foster NE, Walker N, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 1996. TENS and Low Back Pain: A Single-Case Series. Clinical Rehabilitation (vol. 11, p. 81).
  • Foster NE, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 1995. An investigation of the hypoalgesic effects of combinations of TENS parameters upon experimentally induced ischaemic pain.
  • Foster NE, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 1995. Current clinical management of low back pain: A pilot study. Physiotherapy (vol. 81, p. 643).
  • Foster NE, Baxter F, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 1995. TENS: Effect of manipulation of stimulation parameters upon two models of experimental pain in humans. Journal of Physiology (vol. 491P, pp. 78-79).
  • Foster NE and Orr A. 1994. An investigation of the effect of total abdominal hysterectomy on pelvic floor muscle strength. Irish Journal of Medical Science (vol. 268).
  • Foster NE, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM. 1994. An investigation of the hypoalgesic effects of TENS parameters upon mechanical pain threshold. Irish Journal of Medical Science (vol. 164, p. 82).
  • Roddy E, Ogollah R, Zwierska I, Datta P, Hall A, Hay EM, Jackson S, Lewis M, Shufflebotham J, Stevenson K, van der Windt D, Young J, Foster NE. 2015. CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS OF EXERCISE AND CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION FOR SUBACROMIAL IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 54, p. 140). link>
  • Stevenson K, Jackson S, Shufflebotham J, Roddy E, Foster N. 2015. DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF A PHYSIOTHERAPY-LED EXERCISE PROGRAMME FOR USE IN A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL WITH PATIENTS WITH SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 54, pp. 113-114). link>
  • Hill JC, Thomas E, Hill S, Foster NE, Rimmer Y, Shufflebotham J, Doyle C, Larkin T, van der Windt D. 2014. DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A MUSCULOSKELETAL PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOME MEASURE. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 53, pp. 76-77). link>
  • Cottrell E, Thomas E, Rathod T, Roddy E, Porcheret M, Foster NE. 2014. HOW DO GPs EXPLAIN CHRONIC KNEE PAIN IN OLDER ADULTS? PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM A NATIONAL PILOT GP QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 53, p. 83). link>
  • Holden MA, Foster NE, Mallen CD, Chesterton L, Case R, Halliday N, Spiers LN, Lewis M, Quicke JG, Hinamn RS, Bennell KL. 2015. HOW DO UK AND AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPISTS MANAGE PATIENTS WITH HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS? RESULTS OF AN INTERNATIONAL CROSS-SECTIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 54, p. 112). link>
  • Foster NE, Nicholls E, Holden MA, Healey EL, Tooth S, Hay EM. 2015. IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EXERCISE THERAPY FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH KNEE PAIN: A PRAGMATIC RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 54, p. 40). link>
  • Bishop A, Holden M, Ogollah R, Foster NE. 2014. UK-BASED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS' CURRENT MANAGEMENT OF PREGNANCY-RELATED BACK PAIN: A NATIONAL SURVEY. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 53, pp. 123-124). link>
  • Jinks C, Moore A, Holden MA, Foster NE. 2015. UPTAKE AND MAINTENANCE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY-LED EXERCISE AND GENERAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN OLDER ADULTS WITH KNEE PAIN: THE BEEP LONGITUDINAL QUALITATIVE STUDY. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 54, p. 36). link>

Prof Foster continues to have a small contribution to teaching on postgraduate and short courses in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Keele University. This includes co-leading an annual 3 day short course on ‘Practical Introduction to Running Randomised Clinical Trials’.

Prof Foster has supported 10 PhD and 15 MSc students to successful completion. In addition to formal supervision activity, she has supported a local group of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) since 2004 as part of an evidence-based practice initiative. The group of approximately 40 clinicians from Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire, meet regularly to answer important clinical questions raised by local AHPs, through reviewing and appraising the available literature, writing short Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) that are disseminated locally and nationally, and that directly inform local clinical care pathways for patients with musculoskeletal problems. More recently, these CATs are being used to inform the local adaptations to the Map of Medicine national roll-out. This initiative has led to publications and to opportunities for local clinicians to present findings from the group’s activities.

Prof Foster serves on the following research funding committees:

  • The Primary Care and Public Health Interventions TIDE panel, NIHR HTA Programme
  • The NIHR HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic programme for nurses, midwives, AHPs, pharmacists and clinical scientists.
  • The Executive Committee of the Society of Back Pain Research (SBPR) as President Elect
  • The International Organisation Committee of the International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research in Primary Care.

Prof Foster previously served on the Learning and Development Committee at Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), UK and was the elected research representative for the physiotherapy profession on the CSP’s Governing Council. She was previously a member and then Vice Chair of the Research and Clinical Effectiveness Committee, Chartered Society Physiotherapy, UK