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Publications of Gary A. Fryer, Ph.D. BSc (Osteo), N.D.

   
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Brugman R, Fitzgerald K, Fryer G. Osteopathic treatment of chronic constipation: a pilot study. Int J Osteopath Med. 2010;13(1):17-23.
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Fryer G, Bird M, Robbins B, Fossum C, Johnson JC. Resting electromyographic activity of deep thoracic transversospinalis muscles identified as abnormal with palpation. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2010;110(2):61-68.
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Paulet T, Fryer G. Inter-examiner reliability of palpation for tissue texture abnormality in the thoracic paraspinal region. Int J Osteopath Med. 2009;12(3):92-6. Link
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Fryer G, Morse CM, Johnson JC. Spinal and sacroiliac assessment and treatment techniques used by osteopathic physicians in the United States. Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care. 2009; 3(1):4-14. PubMed
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Fryer G, Teaching critical thinking in osteopathy - integrating craft, knowledge and evidence-informed approaches. Intl J Osteopath Med. 2008 ;11(2):56-61 PDF
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Smith M, Fryer G, A comparison of two muscle energy techniques for increasing flexibility of the hamstring muscle group. J Bodywork & Movement Therapies. 2008 ;12(4):312-317 PubMed
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Fryer G, Morris T, Gibbons P.  The electromyographic activity of thoracic paraspinal muscles identified as abnormal with palpation. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007 Jul-Aug;30(6):480-1 PubMed
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Hamilton L, Boswell C, Fryer G. The effects of high-velocity, low-amplitude manipulation and muscle energy technique on suboccipital tenderness. Intl J Osteopath Med. 2007;10(3):42-9
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Fryer G, Morris T, Gibbons P, Briggs A. The electromyographic activity of thoracic paraspinal muscles identified as abnormal with palpation. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2006 Jul-Aug;29(6):437-47 PubMed
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Fryer G. Factors affecting the intra-examiner and inter-examiner reliability of palpation for supine medial malleoli asymmetry. Intl J Osteopath Med. 2006;9:58-65
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Fryer G, McPherson HC, O'Keefe P. The effect of training on the inter-examiner and intra-examiner reliability of the seated flexion test and assessment of pelvic anatomical landmarks with palpation. Intl J Osteopath Med. 2005;8(4):131-138
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Fryer G, Hodgson L. The effect of manual pressure release on myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle. J Bodywork & Movement Therapies. 2005;9:248-255
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Fryer G, Alvizatos J, Lamaro J. The effect of osteopathic treatment on people with sub-chronic & chronic neck pain. A pilot study. Intl J Osteopath Med. 2005;8(2):41-48
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Fryer G, Morris T, Gibbons P. The relationship between palpation of thoracic tissues and deep paraspinal muscle thickness. Intl J Osteopath Med. 2005;8:22-28
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Fryer G, Johnson J. Dissection of the thoracic paraspinal region - Implications for osteopathic palpatory diagnosis: A case study. Intl J Osteopath Med. 2005;8(2):69-74
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Fryer G, Morris T, Gibbons P. The relationship between palpation of thoracic paraspinal tissues and pressure measured by a digital algometer. J Osteopath Med. 2004;7(2):64-69
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Fryer G, Ruszkowski W. The effect of change to duration of isometric contraction in muscle energy technique to the upper cervical spine. J Osteopath Med. 2004;7(2):79-84
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Fryer G, Morris T, Gibbons P. Paraspinal muscles and intervertebral dysfunction: part two. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004 Jun;27(5):348-57. Review. PubMed
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Anderson S, Fryer G. The effect of talo-crural joint manipulation on range of motion at the ankle joint in subjects with a history of ankle injury. Australasian Chiropract Osteopathy. 2004;11(1):9-14
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Fryer G, Morris T, Gibbons P. Paraspinal muscles and intervertebral dysfunction: part one. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004 May;27(4):267-74. Review. PubMed
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Fryer G, Carub J, McIver S. The effect of manipulation and mobilisation on pressure pain thresholds in the thoracic spine. J Osteopath Med. 2004;7(1):8-14
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Peace S, Fryer G. Sacro-iliac joint assessment within the Australian osteopathic profession. J Osteopath Med. 2004;7(1):25-32
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Fryer G. Intervertebral dysfunction: a discussion of the manipulable spinal lesion. J Osteopath Med. 2003;6(2):64-73
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Ballantyne F, Fryer G, McLaughlin P. The effect of muscle energy technique on the hamstring muscle: the mechanism of altered flexibility. J Osteopath Med. 2003;6(2):59-63
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Taylor D, Fryer G, McLaughlin P.  The effect of cervical spine isometric contract-relax technique on hamstring extensibility. Australas Chiropr Osteopathy. 2003 Mar;11(1):35. PubMed
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Taylor D, Fryer G, McLaughlin P.  The effect of cervical spine isometric contract-relax technique on hamstring extensibility. Australas Chiropr Osteopathy. 2003 Mar;11(1):21-6 PubMed
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Lenehan KL, Fryer G, McLaughlin P. The effect of muscle energy technique on gross trunk range of motion. J Osteopath Med. 2003;6(1):13-18
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Hubbard A, Fryer G, Ball K. An investigation into the electrical activity of tender, resting paraspinal muscles using surface electromyography: a pilot study. J Osteopath Med. 2002;5(2):59-64

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Fryer G. Invited comment: Getting to the point: an osteopathic appreciation of Janet Travell. J Osteopath Med. 2002;5(2):80
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Fryer G, Mudge J, McLauglin P. The effect of talocrural joint manipulation on range of motion at the ankle. J Manipulative Physiol Therapeut. 2002;25:384-90
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Fryer G. Abbreviations for use in osteopathic case notes. J Osteopath Med. 2001;4(1):21-4
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Fryer G. Muscle energy concepts – a need for change. J Osteopath Med. 2000;3(2): 54-9
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Fryer G. Abbreviations used in Australasian Osteopathic Teaching Clinics: a preliminary study. J Osteopath Med. 2000;3(1):7-12
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Fryer G. Somatic dysfunction: updating the concept. Australian J Osteopathy 1999;10(2):14-9
 
Chapters in Books Return to top
   
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Fryer G, Fossum C. Chapter 19. Therapeutic mechanisms underlying muscle energy approaches. In: Tension-Type and Cervicogenic Headache, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management. Pages 221-229. C Fernandez de las Penas, L Arendt-Nielsen, RD Gerwin. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. January 2009.
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Fossum C, Fryer G. Chapter 23. Cervical joint manipulation procedures applied to patients with headache. In: Tension-Type and Cervicogenic Headache, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management. Pages 273-290. C Fernandez de las Penas, L Arendt-Nielsen, RD Gerwin. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. January 2009.
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Fryer G, Fossum C. Chapter 25. Muscle energy techniques. In: Tension-Type and Cervicogenic Headache, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management. Pages 309-326. C Fernandez de las Penas, L Arendt-Nielsen, RD Gerwin. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. January 2009.
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Fryer G, Research-informed muscle energy concepts and practice. In: Franke H (ed). Muscle Energy Technique: History-Model-Research. Jolandos, Ammersestr. 2009; pp. 57-62 PDF
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Fryer G. 2006. Muscle energy technique: research and efficacy. In: Chaitow L. Muscle Energy Techniques. 3rd Ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; Chapter 4, pp. 109-132
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Fryer G. 2002. Diagnostic and therapeutic principles: muscle energy technique. In: Liem T, Dobler TK, (ed). Leitfaden Osteopathie. Parietale Techniken. 121-134, Urban & Fischer, Munich, Germany
Other Publications Return to top
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Shenfield P, Carter A, Fryer G. Perspectives from Australian osteopathic grandfathers. The News Magazine of the Australian Osteopathic Association. Autumn 2004:11-15
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Fryer G. The research thing. Ostium: The News Magazine of the Australian Osteopathic Association. Winter 2003:10-11
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Fryer G. Book review: Baldry PE. Myofascial pain and fibromyalgia syndromes. J Osteopath Med. 2002;5(1):44
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Fryer G.  Should we move on from Fryette? Ostium: The News Magazine of the Australian Osteopathic Association. Summer 2000:16-17
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Fryer G. Motion, palpation and evidence: how should we feel? Ostium: The News Magazine of the Australian Osteopathic Association. Winter 2000:9-11
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Fryer G. Motion palpation: don’t throw out the baby. (Letter). COCA News. 2000;4(2):10
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Fryer G. Practitioner Profile: Gary Fryer. Ostium: The News Magazine of the Australian Osteopathic Association. Autumn 2000:12-13
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Fryer G. An open letter to the profession. (Letter). Ostium: The News Magazine of the Australian Osteopathic Association. Spring 1999:9
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Fryer G. Book review: Lederman E. Fundamentals of manual therapy. Australasian Osteopathic Medicine Review. 1998; 2(1): 35