A full list of the publications for the lab can be found here. Below are a list of publications that we would like to highlight.

Featured Publications

Scientific Papers

Berg B, Urhausen AP, Øiestad BE, Whittaker JL, Culvenor AG, Roos EM, Crossley KM, Juhl CB, Risberg MA. What tests should be used to assess functional performance in youth and young adults following anterior cruciate ligament or meniscal injury? A systematic review of measurement properties for the OPTIKNEE consensus. Br J Sports Med. 2022 Jun 13;. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2022-105510. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 35697502

Toomey CM, Whittaker JL, Doyle-Baker PK, Emery CA. Does a history of youth sport-related knee injury still impact accelerometer-measured levels of physical activity after 3-12 years?. Phys Ther Sport. 2022 May;55:90-97. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2022.03.003. Epub 2022 Mar 10. PubMed PMID: 3529094

Whittaker JL, Truong LK, Losciale JM, Silvester-Lee T, Miciak M, Pajkic A, Le CY, Hoens AM, Mosewich A, Hunt MA, Li LC, Roos EM. Efficacy of the SOAR knee health program: protocol for a two-arm stepped-wedge randomized delayed-controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Jan 25;23(1):85. doi: 10.1186/s12891-022-05019-z. PubMed PMID: 35078446; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8790851

Truong LK, Mosewich AD, Miciak M, Pajkic A, Le CY, Li LC, Whittaker JL. Balance, reframe, and overcome: The attitudes, priorities, and perceptions of exercise-based activities in youth 12-24 months after a sport-related ACL injury. J Orthop Res. 2022 Jan;40(1):170-181. doi: 10.1002/jor.25064. Epub 2021 May 16. PubMed PMID: 33951223

Kuntze G, Nettel-Aguirre A, Lorenzen KN, Küpper J, Ronsky JL, Whittaker JL, Emery CA. Vertical Drop Jump Biomechanics of Patients With a 3- to 10-Year History of Youth Sport-Related Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Dec;9(12):23259671211058105. doi: 10.1177/23259671211058105. eCollection 2021 Dec. PubMed PMID: 34917690; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8669131

Whittaker JL, Runhaar J, Bierma-Zeinstra S, Roos EM. A lifespan approach to osteoarthritis prevention. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2021 Dec;29(12):1638-1653. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2021.06.015. Epub 2021 Sep 21. Review. PubMed PMID: 34560260

Le CY, Truong LK, Holt CJ, Filbay SR, Dennett L, Johnson JA, Emery CA, Whittaker JL. Searching for the Holy Grail: A Systematic Review of Health-Related Quality of Life Measures for Active Youth. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2021 Oct;51(10):478-491. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2021.10412. PubMed PMID: 34592831

Le CY, Toomey CM, Emery CA, Whittaker JL. What Does the Future Hold? Health-Related Quality of Life 3-12 Years Following a Youth Sport-Related Knee Injury. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jun 26;18(13). doi: 10.3390/ijerph18136877. PubMed PMID: 34206869; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8295930

Truong LK, Bekker S, Whittaker JL. Removing the training wheels: embracing the social, contextual and psychological in sports medicine. Br J Sports Med. 2021 May;55(9):466-467. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-102679. Epub 2020 Nov 12. PubMed PMID: 33184111

Toomey CM, Whittaker JL, Richmond SA, Owoeye OB, Patton DA, Emery CA. Adiposity as a Risk Factor for Sport Injury in Youth: A Systematic Review. Clin J Sport Med. 2021 Mar 24;. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000927. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33797475

Ezzat AM, Whittaker JL, Brussoni M, Mâsse LC, Emery CA. The English Knee Self-Efficacy Scale is a valid and reliable measure for knee-specific self-efficacy in individuals with a sport-related knee injury in the past 5 years. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2021 Feb;29(2):616-626. doi: 10.1007/s00167-020-05974-x. Epub 2020 Apr 17. PubMed PMID: 32303799

Whittaker JL, Truong LK, Dhiman K, Beck C. Osteoarthritis year in review 2020: rehabilitation and outcomes. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2021 Feb;29(2):190-207. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2020.10.005. Epub 2020 Nov 24. Review. PubMed PMID: 33242604

Toomey CM, Whittaker JL, Palacios-Derflingher L, Emery CA. Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) Responder Criteria and Minimal Detectable Change 3-12 Years Following a Youth Sport-Related Knee Injury. J Clin Med. 2021 Feb 1;10(3). doi: 10.3390/jcm10030522. PubMed PMID: 33535702; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7867131

Palmer D, Cooper DJ, Emery C, Batt ME, Engebretsen L, Scammell BE, Schamasch P, Shroff M, Soligard T, Steffen K, Whittaker JL, Budgett R. Self-reported sports injuries and later-life health status in 3357 retired Olympians from 131 countries: a cross-sectional survey among those competing in the games between London 1948 and PyeongChang 2018. Br J Sports Med. 2021 Jan;55(1):46-53. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-101772. Epub 2020 Nov 9. PubMed PMID: 33168580

Ahmadian N, Nazarahari M, Whittaker JL, Rouhani H. Instrumented triple single-leg hop test: A validated method for ambulatory measurement of ankle and knee angles using inertial sensors. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2020 Dec;80:105134. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2020.105134. Epub 2020 Jul 29. PubMed PMID: 32768803

Ellis R, Helsby J, Naus J, Bassett S, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Carnero SF, Hides J, O’Sullivan C, Teyhen D, Stokes M, Whittaker JL. Exploring the use of ultrasound imaging by physiotherapists: An international survey. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2020 Oct;49:102213. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102213. Epub 2020 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 32861368

Truong LK, Mosewich AD, Holt CJ, Le CY, Miciak M, Whittaker JL. Psychological, social and contextual factors across recovery stages following a sport-related knee injury: a scoping review. Br J Sports Med. 2020 Oct;54(19):1149-1156. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-101206. Epub 2020 Feb 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 32060141; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7513260

Holt CJ, McKay CD, Truong LK, Le CY, Gross DP, Whittaker JL. Sticking to It: A Scoping Review of Adherence to Exercise Therapy Interventions in Children and Adolescents With Musculoskeletal Conditions. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2020 Sep;50(9):503-515. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2020.9715. Epub 2020 Aug 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 32741327

Ahmadian N, Nazarahari M, Whittaker JL, Rouhani H. Quantification of Triple Single-Leg Hop Test Temporospatial Parameters: A Validated Method using Body-Worn Sensors for Functional Evaluation after Knee Injury. Sensors (Basel). 2020 Jun 19;20(12). doi: 10.3390/s20123464. PubMed PMID: 32575452; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7349604

Whittaker JL, Chan M, Pan B, Hassan I, Defreitas T, Hui C, Macedo L, Otto D. Towards improving the identification of anterior cruciate ligament tears in primary point-of-care settings. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 Apr 17;21(1):252. doi: 10.1186/s12891-020-03237-x. PubMed PMID: 32303217; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7165371

Mohr M, von Tscharner V, Whittaker JL, Emery CA, Nigg BM. Quadriceps-hamstrings intermuscular coherence during single-leg squatting 3-12 years following a youth sport-related knee injury. Hum Mov Sci. 2019 May 9;66:273-284. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2019.04.012. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31078946

Whittaker JL, Roos EM. A pragmatic approach to prevent post-traumatic osteoarthritis after sport or exercise-related joint injury. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2019 Feb;33(1):158-171. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2019.02.008. Epub 2019 Mar 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 31431269

Ren G, Whittaker JL, Leonard C, De Rantere D, Pang DSJ, Salo P, Fritzler M, Kapoor M, de Koning APJ, Jaremko JL, Emery CA, Krawetz RJ. CCL22 is a biomarker of cartilage injury and plays a functional role in chondrocyte apoptosis. Cytokine. 2019 Mar;115:32-44. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2018.11.030. Epub 2019 Jan 7. PubMed PMID: 30623804

Consensus Papers

Ardern CL, Büttner F, Andrade R, Weir A, Ashe MC, Holden S, Impellizzeri FM, Delahunt E, Dijkstra HP, Mathieson S, Rathleff MS, Reurink G, Sherrington C, Stamatakis E, Vicenzino B, Whittaker JL, Wright AA, Clarke M, Moher D, Page MJ, Khan KM, Winters M. Implementing the 27 PRISMA 2020 Statement items for systematic reviews in the sport and exercise medicine, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and sports science fields: the PERSiST (implementing Prisma in Exercise, Rehabilitation, Sport medicine and SporTs science) guidance. Br J Sports Med. 2022 Feb;56(4):175-195. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2021-103987. Epub 2021 Oct 8. PubMed PMID: 34625401; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8862073

King LK, Epstein J, Cross M, Buzzi M, Buttel T, Cembalo SM, Spitz E, Adams CL, Adebajo A, Bennell K, Blanco B, Courage U, Décary S, Gill M, Gill TK, Hajji R, Hinman RS, Jones A, Li LC, Mather K, Mani R, Nasef SI, Oo WM, Østerås N, Otobo TM, Ramiro S, Sharma S, April KT, Touma Z, Whittaker JL, Wluka AE, Grosskleg S, Hunter DJ, Shea B, Hawker GA, Callahan LF, March L, Guillemin F. Endorsement of the domains of knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) flare: A report from the OMERACT 2020 inaugural virtual consensus vote from the flares in OA working group. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2021 Jun;51(3):618-622. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.03.010. Epub 2021 Mar 20. PubMed PMID: 33775461

Emery CA, Whittaker JL, Mahmoudian A, Lohmander LS, Roos EM, Bennell KL, Toomey CM, Reimer RA, Thompson D, Ronsky JL, Kuntze G, Lloyd DG, Andriacchi T, Englund M, Kraus VB, Losina E, Bierma-Zeinstra S, Runhaar J, Peat G, Luyten FP, Snyder-Mackler L, Risberg MA, Mobasheri A, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ, Arden NK. Establishing outcome measures in early knee osteoarthritis. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2019 Jul;15(7):438-448. doi: 10.1038/s41584-019-0237-3. Epub 2019 Jun 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 31201386


Whittaker JL. “Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning’s End”: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Posttraumatic Knee Osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Mar;74(3):337-339. doi: 10.1002/acr.24810. Epub 2022 Jan 28. PubMed PMID: 34738342

Truong LK, Bekker S, Whittaker JL. Removing the training wheels: embracing the social, contextual and psychological in sports medicine. Br J Sports Med. 2021 May;55(9):466-467. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-102679. Epub 2020 Nov 12. PubMed PMID: 33184111

Marino KR, Vishnubala D, Ahmed OH, Zondi PC, Whittaker JL, Shafik A, Le CY, Chatterjee D, Odulaja A, Jones NE, Thornton JS. Embrace your discomfort: leadership and unconscious bias in sport and exercise medicine. Br J Sports Med. 2021 Mar;55(6):303-304. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-103061. Epub 2020 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 33051213

Miller M, Palmer D, Whittaker JL, Pike R, Schamasch P, Shroff M, Bouzou J. No pain no gain? A conversation on Olympians’ long-term health. Br J Sports Med. 2021 Jan;55(1):2-3. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-102127. Epub 2020 Nov 12. PubMed PMID: 33184112

Prior J, Whittaker JL, Scott AW. Adolescent combined hormonal contraceptives and surgical repair of anterior cruciate tears: a risky recommendation based on an unproven causal relationship. Phys Sportsmed. 2019 Sep;47(3):240-241. doi: 10.1080/00913847.2019.1629739. Epub 2019 Jun 17. PubMed PMID: 31204881

Whittaker JL, McKay CD, Batt ME. Prevention, management and long-term consequences of sport and exercise-related musculoskeletal disorders. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2019 Feb;33(1):1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2019.101432. PubMed PMID: 31431265

Bekker S, Ahmed OH, Bakare U, Blake TA, Brooks AM, Davenport TE, Mendonça LM, Fortington LV, Himawan M, Kemp JL, Litzy K, Loh RF, MacDonald J, McKay CD, Mosler AB, Mountjoy M, Pederson A, Stefan MI, Stokes E, Vassallo AJ, Whittaker JL. We need to talk about manels: the problem of implicit gender bias in sport and exercise medicine. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;52(20):1287-1289. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099084. Epub 2018 Mar 17. PubMed PMID: 29550755

Books & Book Chapters

Whittaker JL, Gino Kerkhoffs. Osteoarthritis: Maintaining mobility and function. In Gouttebarge V, Kerkhoffs GMMJ, de Schutter MN. The secret balance of champions – Health challenges in elite sport. Future Science Group, London: 2020, pgs 175-182

Whittaker JL. Ultrasound imaging for rehabilitation of the lumbopelvic region; a clinical approach London, Churchill Livingstone, 2007


Whittaker JL, Roos EM. Infographic. Risk profile for sport-related post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis. Br J Sports Med. 2020 Mar;54(6):362-363. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-100877. Epub 2019 Aug 3. PubMed PMID: 31377723