Professor Paul Hodges

Professor & NHMRC Principal Res Fel

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
p.hodges@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 65529
+61 7 336 52008

Overview

Neuromotor control of movement and stability, and changes in this system with pain

Current studies include:

Physiology and pathophysiology of movement control mechanisms.

Integration of neuroscience and biomechanics to investigate the nervous system control of joint stability and movement.

Effect of conflicting task demands control on spinal control.

Biomechanical effect of contraction of the intrinsic spinal muscles on stability of the spine.

The effect of pain on motor control and possible mechanisms.

Mechanism of efficacy of therapeutic exercise.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Mediko kirurgiska Institutet
  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Hodges, Paul W. (2013). Adaptation and rehabilitation: from motoneurones to motor cortex and behaviour. In Paul W. Hodges, Jacek Cholewicki and Jaap H. van Dieën (Ed.), The Rehabilitation of Back Pain (pp. 59-73) UK: Elsevier.

  • Hodges, Paul W., van Dillen, Linda R., McGill, Stuart, Brumagne, Simon, Hides, Julie A. and Moseley, G. Lorimer (2013). Integrated clinical approach to motor control interventions in low back and pelvic pain. In Paul W. Hodges, Jacek Cholewicki and Jaap H. van Dieën (Ed.), Spinal Control: The Rehabilitation of Back Pain (pp. 243-310) UK: Elsevier.

  • Hodges, Paul W., van Dieën, Jaap H. and Cholewicki, Jacek (2013). Introduction: convergence and divergence of opinions on spinal control. In Spinal Control: The Rehabilitation of Back Pain (pp. 1-4) UK: Elsevier.

  • van Dieën, Jaap H., Moseley, G. Lorimer and Hodges, Paul W. (2013). Motor control changes and low back pain: cause or effect?. In Paul W. Hodges, Jacek Cholewicki and Jaap H. van Dieën (Ed.), Spinal Control: The Rehabilitation of Back Pain (pp. 207-217) UK: Elsevier.

  • Hodges, Paul W., McGill, Stuart and Hides, Julie A. (2013). Motor control of the spine and changes in pain: debate about the extrapolation from research observations of motor control strategies to effective treatments for back pain. In Paul W. Hodges, Jacek Cholewicki and Jaap H. van Dieën (Ed.), Spinal Control: The Rehabilitation of Back Pain (pp. 231-242) UK: Elsevier.

  • Hodges, Paul and Vicenzino, Bill (2011). Motor and sensorimotor deficits and likely impact of Mobilisation with Movement. In Mobilisation with Movement: The art and the science (pp. 93-100) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier Australia.

  • Hodges, P., Ferreira, P. H. and Ferreira, M. L. (2009). Lumbar Spine: Treatment of instability and disorders of movement control. In Magee, D. J., Zachazewski, J. E. and Quillen, W. S. (Ed.), Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 1st ed. (pp. 389-425) United States: Elsevier.

  • Hodges, P. W. (2008). Changes in Sensorimotor Control in Low Back Pain. In Graven-Nielsen, T., Arendt-Nielsen, L. and Mense, S. (Ed.), Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Pain (pp. 445-459) Seattle, USA: IASP Press.

  • Urquhart, D. and Hodges, P. W. (2007). Clinical anatomy of the anterlateral abdominal muscles. In Vleeming, A., Mooney, V. and Stoekhart, R. (Ed.), Movement, Stability and Lumbopelvic Pain: Integration of Research and Therapy 2nd ed. (pp. 75-84) Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Hodges, P. W. and Cholewicki, J. (2007). Functional control of the spine. In Vleeming, A., Mooney, V. and Stockhart, R. (Ed.), Movement, Stability and Lumbopelvic Pain: Integration of Research and Therapy 2nd ed. (pp. 489-512) Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Hodges, P. and Janda, V. (2006). Functional control of the back. In C. Morris (Ed.), Low Back Syndromes: Integrated Clinical Management (pp. 119-146) Sydney: McGraw-Hill, Medical Publishing Division.

  • Hodges, Paul W. (2006). Low back pain and the pelvic floor. In Beate Carriere and Cynthia Markel Feldt (Ed.), The pelvic floor (pp. 81-97) Stuttgart, Germany: Thieme.

  • Hodges, P and Jull, G A (2006). Spinal segmental stabilization training. In C.Liebenson (Ed.), Rehabilitation of the Spine 2nd ed. (pp. 585-611) Baltimore: Lippencott, Williams & Wilkins.

  • Hodges, P. (2004). Abdominal mechanism and support for the lumbar spine and pelvis. In C. Richardson, P.W. Hodges and J. Hides (Ed.), Therapeutic Exercise for Lumbopelvic Stablization: A Motor Control Approach for the Treatment and Prevention of Low Back Pain 2nd ed. (pp. 31-57) Edinburgh, UK: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Hodges, P. (2004). Abdominal mechanisms in low back pain. In C. Richardson, P. W. Hodges and J. Hides (Ed.), Therapeutic Exercise for Lumbopelvic Stabilization: A Motor Control Approach for the Treatment and Prevention of Low Back Pain 2nd ed. (pp. 141-148) Edinburgh, UK: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Hodges, P. (2004). Chronic low back and coccygeal pain. In M.A. Jones and D.A. Rivett (Ed.), Clinical Reasoning for Manual Therapists (pp. 103-122) Philadelphia, USA: Butterworth Heinemann.

  • Moseley, L. and Hodges, P. (2004). Chronic pain and motor control. In J. D. Boyling and G. A. Jull (Ed.), Grieve's Modern Manual Therapy 3rd ed. (pp. 215-231) New York: Churchill Livingstone - Elsevier Science.

  • Rainoldi, A., Casale, R., Hodges, P. and Jull, G. A. (2004). EMG applications in rehabilitation medicine and related fields. In Roberto Merletti and Philip Parker (Ed.), Electomyography: Physiology, engineering and non-invasive applications (pp. 403-433) John Wiley & Sons Inc. Hoboken New Jersey: IEEE.

  • Hides, J. A., Richardson, C. A. and Hodges, P. (2004). Local segmental control. In C. Richardson, P.W. Hodges and J. Hides (Ed.), Therapeutic Exercise for Lumbopelvic Stablization: A Motor Control Approach for the Treatment and Prevention of Low Back Pain 2nd ed ed. (pp. 185-219) Edinburgh, UK: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Hodges, P. (2004). Lumbopelvic stability : A functional model of the biomechanics and motor control of lumbopelvic stability. In C. Richardson, P.W. Hodges and J. Hides (Ed.), Therapeutic Exercise for Lumbopelvic Stablization: A Motor Control Approach for the Treatment and Prevention of Low Back Pain 2nd ed. (pp. 13-28) Edinburgh, UK: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Hodges, P. (2004). Motor control of the trunk. In J. D. Boyling and G. A. Jull (Ed.), Grieve's Modern Manual Therapy 3rd ed. (pp. 119-139) Edinburgh, UK: Churchill Livingstone - Elsevier Science.

  • Hodges, P. (2004). Pain models. In C. Richardson, P.W. Hodges and J. Hides (Ed.), Therapeutic Exercise for Lumbopelvic Stablization: A Motor Control Approach for the Treatment and Prevention of Low Back Pain 2nd ed. (pp. 129-137) Edinburgh, UK: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Richardson, C. A., Hides, J. A. and Hodges, P. (2004). Principles of the 'segmental stabilization' exercise model. In C. Richardson, P. W. Hodges and J. Hides (Ed.), Therapeutic Exercise for Lumbopelvic Stablization: A Motor Control Approach for the Treatment and Prevention of Low Back Pain 2nd ed. (pp. 175-183) Edinburgh, UK: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Hodges, Paul W. (2003). Motor control. In Gregory S. Kolt and Lynn Snyder-Mackler (Ed.), Physical therapies in sport and exercise 2nd ed. (pp. 115-132) Edinburgh, U.K.: Churchill Livingstone.

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Edited Outputs

Grants

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision