Stephen May

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Affiliation: Sheffield Hallam University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Is surgery more effective than non-surgical treatment for spinal stenosis, and which non-surgical treatment is more effective? A systematic review
    Stephen May
    Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Campus, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
    Physiotherapy 99:12-20. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Centralization and directional preference: A systematic review
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Collegiate Cresent Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK Electronic address
    Man Ther 17:497-506. 2012
  3. doi request reprint A survey of the McKenzie Classification System in the Extremities: prevalence of mechanical syndromes and preferred loading strategies
    Stephen J May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Campus, Sheffield, S10 2BP, United Kingdom
    Phys Ther 92:1175-86. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Reliability of physical examination tests used in the assessment of patients with shoulder problems: a systematic review
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
    Physiotherapy 96:179-90. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Self-management of chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Broomhall Road, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
    Nat Rev Rheumatol 6:199-209. 2010
  6. doi request reprint The McKenzie classification system in the extremities: a reliability study using Mckenzie assessment forms and experienced clinicians
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 32:556-63. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Expert therapists use specific clinical reasoning processes in the assessment and management of patients with shoulder pain: a qualitative study
    Stephen May
    Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, S10 2BP, United Kingdom
    Aust J Physiother 54:261-6. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with the McKenzie method
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Spine J 8:134-41. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint A case of a potential manipulation responder whose back pain resolved with flexion exercises
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 30:539-42. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Reliability of procedures used in the physical examination of non-specific low back pain: a systematic review
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Aust J Physiother 52:91-102. 2006

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Publications21

  1. doi request reprint Is surgery more effective than non-surgical treatment for spinal stenosis, and which non-surgical treatment is more effective? A systematic review
    Stephen May
    Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Campus, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
    Physiotherapy 99:12-20. 2013
    ..Spinal stenosis can be treated both conservatively and with decompression surgery...
  2. doi request reprint Centralization and directional preference: A systematic review
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Collegiate Cresent Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK Electronic address
    Man Ther 17:497-506. 2012
    ..15-0.9) in 5 studies. Findings of centralization or directional preference at baseline would appear to be useful indicators of management strategies and prognosis, and therefore warrant further investigation...
  3. doi request reprint A survey of the McKenzie Classification System in the Extremities: prevalence of mechanical syndromes and preferred loading strategies
    Stephen J May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Campus, Sheffield, S10 2BP, United Kingdom
    Phys Ther 92:1175-86. 2012
    ..Alternatively, a classification system based on patient response to repeated loading strategies can be used to classify and direct management...
  4. doi request reprint Reliability of physical examination tests used in the assessment of patients with shoulder problems: a systematic review
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
    Physiotherapy 96:179-90. 2010
    ..Shoulder pain is a common clinical problem, and numerous tests are used to diagnose structural pathology...
  5. doi request reprint Self-management of chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Broomhall Road, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
    Nat Rev Rheumatol 6:199-209. 2010
    ..Exercise, supported by advice and education, should be at the core of self-management strategies for chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis...
  6. doi request reprint The McKenzie classification system in the extremities: a reliability study using Mckenzie assessment forms and experienced clinicians
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 32:556-63. 2009
    ..This study investigated the reliability of experienced physiotherapists in classifying patients in McKenzie nonspecific mechanical syndromes from extremity McKenzie assessment forms...
  7. ncbi request reprint Expert therapists use specific clinical reasoning processes in the assessment and management of patients with shoulder pain: a qualitative study
    Stephen May
    Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, S10 2BP, United Kingdom
    Aust J Physiother 54:261-6. 2008
    ..What are the key items in the clinical reasoning process which expert clinicians identify as being relevant to the assessment and management of patients with shoulder pain?..
  8. doi request reprint Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with the McKenzie method
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Spine J 8:134-41. 2008
    ..It is hoped that articles in this special focus issue will be informative and aid in decision making for the many stakeholders evaluating nonsurgical interventions for CLBP...
  9. ncbi request reprint A case of a potential manipulation responder whose back pain resolved with flexion exercises
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 30:539-42. 2007
    ..This case study raises the suggestion that subgroups identified in this way may not represent distinct categories...
  10. ncbi request reprint Reliability of procedures used in the physical examination of non-specific low back pain: a systematic review
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Aust J Physiother 52:91-102. 2006
    ..Most procedures commonly used by clinicians in the examination of patients with back pain demonstrate low reliability...
  11. ncbi request reprint Classification by McKenzie mechanical syndromes: a survey of McKenzie-trained faculty
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Crescent Campus, Sheffield, UK
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 29:637-42. 2006
    ..The purpose of this survey was to identify the percentage of patients with spine pain who can be classified by McKenzie-trained faculty as having one of either derangement, dysfunction, or postural syndromes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Patients' attitudes and beliefs about back pain and its management after physiotherapy for low back pain
    Stephen May
    Faculty Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    Physiother Res Int 12:126-35. 2007
    ..Contemporary guidelines for the management of low back pain often consider patient involvement and responsibility an essential component; however, there has been little exploration of patients' opinions about back pain and its management...
  13. pmc A mixed methods study to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a self-managed exercise programme versus usual physiotherapy for chronic rotator cuff disorders: protocol for the SELF study
    Chris Littlewood
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:62. 2012
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  14. doi request reprint Risk factors for the onset of non-specific neck pain: a systematic review
    Sionnadh Mairi McLean
    Faculty of Health and Well Being, Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Campus, 38 Collegiate Crescent, Broomhall Road, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:565-72. 2010
    ..Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder, but little is known about which individuals develop neck pain. This systematic review investigated factors that constitute a risk for the onset of non-specific neck pain...
  15. pmc Limited clinical reasoning skills used by novice physiotherapists when involved in the assessment and management of patients with shoulder problems: a qualitative study
    Stephen May
    Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    J Man Manip Ther 18:84-8. 2010
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  16. doi request reprint The inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of passive physiological accessory movement assessment of lumbar spine in novice manual therapists
    Mangesh Deore
    Manchester NHS Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services, and Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Crescent Campus, 36 Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield S10 2BP, United Kingdom
    J Bodyw Mov Ther 16:289-93. 2012
    ..4% and 57.6%. The values of 'κ' showed poor intra-rater and inter-rater reliability. However, further research is advisable in order to assess the role of experience in reproducibility of PPAVMs...
  17. doi request reprint Exploration of patients' perspectives of quality within an extended scope physiotherapists' spinal screening service
    Sarah Reeve
    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK
    Physiother Theory Pract 25:533-43. 2009
    ..This preliminary work will be used to develop a questionnaire for patients using this service...
  18. ncbi request reprint Sitting posture of subjects with postural backache
    Lauren Womersley
    Faculty Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 29:213-8. 2006
    ..To test the construct validity of postural backache. To identify if individuals with backache sit for longer periods of sustained sitting and have more flexed relaxed sitting posture than individuals in a no backache group...
  19. ncbi request reprint Centralization: its prognostic value in patients with referred symptoms and sciatica
    Lene Skytte
    Fysioegaa Rehab Center, EGA, Denmark
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:E293-9. 2005
    ..Prospective, comparative cohort study...
  20. ncbi request reprint The centralization phenomenon and fear-avoidance beliefs as prognostic factors for acute low back pain
    Mark Werneke
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 35:844-5; author reply 845-7. 2005
  21. ncbi request reprint The centralization phenomenon of spinal symptoms--a systematic review
    Alessandro Aina
    Studio di Riabilitazione DTM, Milano, Italy
    Man Ther 9:134-43. 2004
    ..Centralization should be monitored in the examination of spinal patients...