Henry Peter Pollard

Henry Peter Pollard
Durban University of Technology | dut · Faculty of Health Sciences

BSc, Grad DC, Grad Dip AppSc, MSportSc, PhD, ICSSD FAICE (2019)
Editor Chiropractic Journal of Australia

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Introduction
Henry Peter Pollard currently works as the Head of the Australasian Institute of Chiropractic Education (AICE) and is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Durban University of Technology. Henry does research in Sports Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Medicine and Sports Medicine. He maintains a practice in Sports & Exercise Chiropractic.
Additional affiliations
February 2021 - present
Chiropractic Journal of Australia
Position
  • Editor
August 2018 - present
Australasian Institute of Chiropractic Education
Position
  • Head
April 2016 - present
Central Queensland University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
February 2005 - November 2005
FICS
Field of study
  • Sports Chiropractic
March 1994 - November 2000
University of Wollongong
Field of study
  • Biomedical Science
March 1992 - November 1994
The University of Sydney
Field of study
  • Exercise & Sport Science

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Publications (176)
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Myogenous temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are considered to be a common musculoskeletal condition. No studies exist comparing intra-oral myofascial therapies to education, self-care and exercise (ESC) for TMD. This study evaluated short-term differences in pain and mouth opening range between intra-oral myofascial therapy (IMT) and an ESC program...
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to complete a systematic review of manual and manipulative therapy (MMT) for common upper extremity pain and disorders including the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Methods: A literature search was conducted using the Cumulative Index of Nursing Allied Health Literature, PubMed, Manual, Alternative, and Na...
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Abstract Background: Term ‘the terrible triad of the elbow’ describes posterior dislocation with fracture of radial head and coronoid process, and tear of lateral collateral ligament (LCL) complex. This type of injury is historically known to be a challenging injury to rehabilitate. This paper presents a case of the “terrible triad” type injury ac...
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Editorial: Does chiropractic branding reflect current chiropractic practice?
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The chiropractic profession is 125 years old and has evolved a culture beset with internal conflict. The internal ructions have been particularly noticeable during the last 20 years. The recent resignation of the entire World Federation of Chiropractic Research Committee has again focussed the conflicting views and goals of the “wellness” and “evid...
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Background Beginning with the concepts of stress developed by Selye, an approach to stress and pain management, known as neuro-emotional technique (NET), has been developed. It is a treatment approach based on the principle that the stressor effects of dormant and/or current unresolved issues or trauma are what determine one’s bodily responses. The...
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Background This paper describes the education and case management profile of sports chiropractors with the Federation of International Sports Chiropractors (FICS) postgraduate qualification: International Chiropractic Sport Science Practitioner (ICSSP). The ICSSP is the predominant international sports chiropractic qualification. Methods A cross-s...
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Background It is the authors' anecdotal experience that some of the criticism directed at Sports Chiropractors include: “Sports Chiropractors only treat the spine” “Sports Chiropractors only manipulate” “Sports Chiropractors are not evidenced based” “Sports Chiropractors don’t work well with other health professionals” The International Certified C...
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This paper will review a recent case report of a carotid artery dissection adverse event by a Chinese manual therapist providing "chiropractic massage". The focus of the report was a Chinese national receiving a treatment in China. However, through imprecise reporting, this event was extrapolated to be associated with the chiropractic profession an...
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BACKGROUND: This paper describes the education and case management profile of sports chiropractors with the Federation of International Sports Chiropractors (FICS) postgraduate qualification: International Chiropractic Sport Science Practitioner (ICSSP). The ICSSP is the predominant international sports chiropractic qualification. METHODS: A cross...
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Background This paper presents a case of an evolving unusual thunderclap headache that presented to a chiropractor. Case presentation The intense “migraine-like” headache was aggravated by standing up and relieved substantially when lying down. This low pressure, orthostatic headache was diagnosed as a spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) se...
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Re: ''A pilot randomised controlled trial of eccentric exercise to prevent hamstring injuries in community-level Australian Football'' Thank you for this randomised controlled trial (RCT). It comes when evidence for hamstring injury prevention 1 and well designed prospective prevention studies are lacking. 2 Whilst we acknowledge the pilot nature o...
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Manifestations of the ross river and barmah forest arboviruses
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Letter to the editor. Subclavian Steal syndrome.
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Title: A descriptive study of Sports Chiropractors Authors: Luke Nelson B App Sci (Clin Sci.)/B Chiro Sci, ICSSD, PGrad.Dip.SportChiro, M.Sport.Sci Henry Pollard BSc, Grad DC, Grad Dip AppSc, M Sport Sci, PhD, ICSSD^ Rick Ames B.Sc, D.C. FACCS ICSSD FACC Brett Jarosz BAppSc(CompMed), MClinChiro, ICSSD Peter Garbutt B.Sc., M.Chiro., M.Chiro.Sports...
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Objective: To collect preliminary information on the effects of a mindfulness based stress relieving technique called Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) on pain and disability in chronic low back sufferers. Methods: 17 participants who had chronic low back pain entered the trial were randomized to 1 of 2 groups. Participants in the intervention group...
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Objective. To estimate the prevalence and examine the associations of neuropathic-like pain in a community-based sample of older Australian women with arthritis. Design. Population based cross-sectional survey. Setting. Participants were recruited from the 1946-1951 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health. Subjects. Women with...
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Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine condition. There is evidence to suggest that, for a proportion of sufferers, the standard medical treatment does not completely reverse the constitutional and neuropsychiatric symptoms brought about by this condition. The management of hypothyroidism follows a biomedical model with little consideration given to...
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The objective of the study was to perform a systematic review to identify and appraise outcome measures and measures of pain that are used to assess the experience of pain by older people with osteoarthritis, and to assess whether these measures are effective at capturing the multidimensional nature of the experience of this pain. A systematic revi...
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Aims: Pain catastrophizing is the exaggeration of pain due to injury or illness. The presentation of neuropathic pain in arthritis is a relatively new research area and the aim of this study is to explore whether women who have arthritis and neuropathic pain catastrophize more than women who have arthritis, but do not have neuropathic pain. Metho...
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Aims: There is emerging evidence for a neuropathic pain (NP) mechanism in arthritis pain. The effect of having arthritis and NP on quality of life has not been investigated. The aim of this study is to explore the effect of NP on quality of life outcomes in women with arthritis. Methods: 700 women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Womens...
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Commentary on: Gustavsson C, Denison E, von Koch L. Self-management of persistent neck pain: two-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of a multicomponent group intervention in primary health care. Spine 2011;36:2105-15.
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To determine the short-term effectiveness of full kinematic chain manual and manipulative therapy (MMT) plus exercise compared with targeted hip MMT plus exercise for symptomatic mild to moderate hip osteoarthritis (OA). Parallel-group randomized trial with 3-month follow-up. Two chiropractic outpatient teaching clinics. Convenience sample of eligi...
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Studies investigating the efficacy of intraoral myofascial therapies (IMTs) for chronic temporomandibular disorder (TMD) are rare. The present study was an expansion of a previously published pilot study that investigated whether chiropractic IMT and the addition of education and self-care were superior to no-treatment or IMT alone for 5 outcome me...
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ABSTRACT: The journal has been informed by the authors' institution that, contrary to the statement in this article [1], the Macquarie University Human Ethics Committee did not receive an application for ethics approval for this study. As the study was conducted without institutional ethics committee oversight, this article has been retracted. Refe...
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Objective The purpose of this systematic review is to discuss the evidence for manipulative methods of management of shoulder pain and chiropractic management techniques used within the literature.MethodsA literature search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, MANTIS, the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group trials register and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register was...
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Objective: To present a case study and review the existing literature regarding typical signs and symptoms, supported diagnostic tests and procedures and the common predisposing factors of cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Case: A 53 year old woman presented with a sensation of immobility and stiffness in her lower limbs followed by tingling on both...
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ABSTRACT: The journal has been informed by the authors' institution that, contrary to the statement in this article [1], the Macquarie University Human Ethics Committee did not receive an application for ethics approval for this study. As the study was conducted without institutional ethics committee oversight, this article has been retracted. Refe...
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Our objective is to document the methodology of a randomized controlled clinical trial that demonstrates sound research methodology. The chiropractic treatment performed may be useful to allow practitioners to adopt a similar approach when treating hip osteoarthritis. This study is a registered, ethics-approved, single-blinded, randomized controlle...
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Objective: To determine if 2 practitioners of differing skill levels could reliably agree on the presence of a weak or strong muscle tested on a predetermined set of 6 proximal leg muscles when all visual, verbal and non verbal cues were removed from view of the assessing practitioners. Study Design: A reliability study. Main Outcome Measures: Perc...
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Sample of an advertisement used to recruit participants for the clinical pilot-trial.
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Hypothyroidism is a prevalent endocrine condition. Individuals with this disease are commonly managed through supplementation with synthetic thyroid hormone, with the aim of alleviating symptoms and restoring normal thyroid stimulating hormone levels. Generally this management strategy is effective and well tolerated. However, there is research to...
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The purpose of this systematic review is to discuss the evidence for manipulative methods of management of shoulder pain and chiropractic management techniques used within the literature. A literature search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, MANTIS, the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group trials register and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register was conducted. Sear...
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Low back pain in junior Australian Rules footballers has not been investigated despite findings that back pain is more prevalent, severe and frequent in senior footballers than non-athletic controls and findings that adolescent back pain is a strong predictor for adult back pain. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, intensity, qua...
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Objectives. To collate and appraise incidence and severity data for neck injury in Rugby Union. To report risk factors for neck injury in Rugby Union that are supported by incidence and severity data. Design. Systematic review. Methods. Original journal articles were retrieved from electronic searches of AusportMed, AUSPORT, Scopus, Medline (Ovid),...
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Studies investigating the efficacy of intra-oral myofascial therapies (IMT) for chronic temporomandibular disorder (TMD) are rare. The objective of this randomized, controlled pilot study was to compare the effects of IMT and the addition of self-care and education over 6 months on four common TMD outcome measures: inter-incisal opening range, jaw...
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There is little literature describing the use of manual therapy performed on athletes. It was our purpose to document the usage of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention within a RCT by identifying the type, amount, frequency, location and reason for treatment provided. This information is useful for the uptake of the intervention into c...
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There is a paucity of epidemiological data on neck injury in amateur rugby union populations. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence, severity, aetiology and type of neck injury in Australian men's amateur rugby union. Data was collected from a cohort of 262 participants from two Australian amateur men's rugby union clubs via a...
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Hip osteoarthritis (HOA) affects 30 million Americans or more, and is a leading cause of disability, suffering, and pain. Standard treatments are minimally effective and carry significant risk and expense. This study assessed treatment effects of a chiropractic protocol for HOA. Eighteen individuals, who did not qualify due to low baseline Western...
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Osteoarthritis is the most common musculoskeletal disorder, estimated to affect 3 million Australians. Previous studies support structured exercise programs and manipulation for hip osteoarthritis; however, no trials have examined treatment of the lower limb kinetic chain. The purpose of this case series was to report hip range of motion and pain s...
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Psychostimulants are first line of therapy for paediatric and adolescent AD/HD. The evidence suggests that up to 30% of those prescribed stimulant medications do not show clinically significant outcomes. In addition, many children and adolescents experience side-effects from these medications. As a result, parents are seeking alternate intervention...
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Summary of intervention studies for chiropractic care for AD/HD from peer-reviewed journals. The summary presented in this table is of intervention studies of chiropractic care for AD/HD from full text publications from peer-reviewed journals used for the systematic review.
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Modified CONSORT checklist. Modified CONSORT checklist sourced from an article published by Hawk et al [50] used for assessing the quality of randomised controlled trials.
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Summary of intervention studies for chiropractic care for AD/HD from non-peer-reviewed journals. The summary presented in this table is of intervention studies of chiropractic care for AD/HD from non-peer-reviewed journals used for the systematic review.
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Hamstring injuries are the most common injury in Australian Rules football. It was the aims to investigate whether a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention protocol provided in addition to the current best practice management could prevent the occurrence of and weeks missed due to hamstring and other lower-limb injuries at the semi-elite l...
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An abundance of literature is dedicated to research for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Focus has been in the area of pharmacological therapies as well as psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions with less focus in the area of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is considered to be the most preval...
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This paper aims to review and collate the epidemiological data of injuries in competition taekwondo as reported in the literature, make recommendations, and suggest further research. The electronic databases AMED, AusportMed, CINAHL, MEDLINE, PubMed, and SPORTDiscus were searched from inception to March 2008. Fourteen prospective cohort studies rep...
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In New South Wales, Australia, an injured worker enters the workers compensation system with the case often managed by a pre-determined insurer. The goal of the treating practitioner is to facilitate the claimant to return to suitable duties and progress to their pre-injury status, job and quality of life. Currently, there is very little documentat...
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To describe the profile of patients presenting to a private chiropractic clinic specialising in Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) and to identify trends in the presentation of symptoms from these patients. 761 consecutive new patients presented to a large, multi-doctor chiropractic clinic in which practitioners all adopt a similar philosophical parad...
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For many years hypothyroid dysfunction has been treated with standard medical approaches yet some seek newer experimental conservative approaches. This paper describes the management of a new conservative approach to management in two individuals who sought treatment from a practitioner specialising in a new integrative mind-body based treatment. T...
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Our understanding of the effects of football code participation on low back pain (LBP) is limited. It is unclear whether LBP is more prevalent in athletic populations or differs between levels of competition. Thus it was the aim of this study to document and compare the prevalence, intensity, quality and frequency of LBP between elite and semi-elit...
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There is a need to further our understanding of the neurophysiological effects of chiropractic spinal manipulation on brain activity as it pertains to both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal complaints. This paper aims to provide a basic overview of the most commonly utilised techniques in the neurosciences for functional imaging the brain (po...
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The objective of this study was to describe the profile of a cohort of patients who presented to a Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) clinic. This study investigated the change in the Distress and Risk Assessment Method (DRAM) outcome measure score after a 3-month course of NET was administered to participants. This was an uncontrolled cohort study in...
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This survey investigated the demographic characteristics of the responding practitioners, the prevalence of shoulder pain symptoms seen in weekly chiropractic practice, the sources of shoulder pain, the chiropractor-diagnosed prevalence of shoulder clinical syndromes, and the management strategies for Australian chiropractors. A survey was created...
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The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review on manipulative therapy for lower extremity conditions and expand on a previously published literature review. The Scientific Commission of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) was charged with developing literature syntheses, organized by anatomical regi...
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An abundance of literature is dedicated to research for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Most, is in the area of pharmacological therapies with less emphasis in psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions and even less in the area of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).The use of CAM has increased over the...
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Chiropractors are an integral part of the management of musculoskeletal injuries. A considerable communication gap between the chiropractic and medical professions exists. Subsequently referring allopathic practitioners lack confidence in picking a chiropractic practitioner with appropriate management strategies to adequately resolve sporting injur...
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Knee osteoarthritis is a highly prevalent condition with a significant socioeconomic burden to society. It is known to effect sufferers through pain, loss of function and changes in health related quality of life. Management typically involves pharmacologic and/or exercise based therapy approaches to reduce pain. Previous studies have shown multimo...
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To describe a case of an adolescent with separation anxiety disorder (SAD) presenting to a chiropractor for treatment. The patient was a 13-year-old boy who had consulted with a clinical psychologist and had been diagnosed with SAD using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition criteria. The patient was unable to at...
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Trigger points have been shown to be active in many myofascial pain syndromes. Treatment of trigger point pain and dysfunction may be explained through the mechanisms of central and peripheral paradigms. This study aimed to investigate whether the mind/body treatment of Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) could significantly relieve pain sensitivity of...