Dr Christian John

Dr Christian John Barton

Post-Doctoral Researcher

College of Science, Health and Engineering

Research centres

La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre

Qualifications

PhD, BPhysio(Hon)

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sports Medicine Australia, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK)

Area of study

Physiotherapy

Brief profile

Dr Christian Barton is a physiotherapist who graduated with first class Honours from Charles Sturt University in 2005, and completed his PhD focusing on Patellofemoral Pain, Biomechanics and Foot Orthoses in 2010. Dr Barton’s broad research disciplines are biomechanics, running-related injury, knee pathology, tendinopathy, and rehabilitation, with a particular focus on research translation.

Dr Barton has published over 40 papers in Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Biomechanics journals, and he is an Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Research interests

Gait and balance

- Running

Joint Rehabilitation

- Knee

Recent publications

Book chapters

Barton C, Collins N, Crossley K. Clinical Aspects of Biomechanics and Sporting Injuries. In Clinical Sports Medicine. Editors Brukner P, Khan K. McGraw-Hill, Australia, 2012

Papers in refereed journals (Since 2010)

1.       Barton CJ, Bonanno DR, Carr J, Neal BS, Malliaras P, Franklyn-Miller A, Menz HB. Running retraining in lower limb injury management: A mixed methods study of current evidence synthesised with expert opinion. (Accepted) Br J Sports Med 2015. [Impact factor 5.025]

2.       Dowling GJ, Murley GS, Munteanu SE, Franettovich Smith MM, Neal BS, Griffiths IB, Barton CJ, Collins NJ. Dynamic foot function as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review. J Foot Ankle Res 2015: 7(1);53. [Impact factor 1.462]

3.       Barton CJ, Kappel, SL, Ahrendt P, Simonsen O, Rathleff MS. Dynamic navicular motion measured using a stretch sensor is different between walking and running, and between over-ground and treadmill conditions. J Foot Ank Res 2015: 8(1);5. [Impact factor 1.462]

4.       Ramskov D, Barton C, Nielsen RO, Rasmussen S. High eccentric hip abduction strength reduces the risk of developing patellofemoral pain among novice runners initiating a self-structured running program: a 1-year observational study. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2015: 45(3);153-161. [Impact factor 3.011]

5.       Mani-Babu S, Morrissey D, Waugh C, Screen H, Barton C. The effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in lower limb tendinopathy: A systematic review. Am J Sports Med 2014: 43(3);752-761. . [Impact factor 4.362; cited 5 times]

6.       Lack S, Barton CJ,  Sohan O, Crossley K Morrissey D. Proximal muscle rehabilitation is effective for patellofemoral pain: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med 2015: 49(21); 1365-1376. [Impact factor 5.025]

7.       Barton CJ, Lack S, Hemmings S, Tufail S, Morrissey D. The ‘Best Practice Guide to Conservative Management of Patellofemoral Pain’: Incorporating level 1 evidence with expert clinical reasoning. Br J Sports Med 2015: 49(14); 923-934. [Impact factor 5.025; cited 1 time]

8.       Neal BS, Griffiths IB, Dowling GJ, Murley GS, Munteanu SE, Franettovich Smith MM, Collins NJ, Barton CJ. Foot posture as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Foot Ankle Res 2015: 7(1);55. [Impact factor 1.462; cited 2 times]

9.       Barton CJ, Kennedy A, Twycross-Lewis R, Woledge R, Malliaras P, Morrissey D. Gluteal muscle activation during the isometric phase of squatting exercises with and without a Swiss ball. Phys Ther Sport 15(1):39-46. [Impact factor 1.681; cited 2 times]

10.    Lack S, Barton C, Woledge R, Laupheimer M, Morrisey D. The immediate effects of foot orthoses on hip and knee kinematics and muscle activity during a functional step-up task in individuals with patellofemoral pain. Clin Biomech 2014: 29(9);1056-62. [Impact factor 1.970]

11.    Lack S, Barton C, Vicenzino B, Morrissey D. Outcome predictors for conservative management: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Med 2014: 44(12);1703-16. [Impact factor 5.038; cited 3 times]

12.    Rathleff MS, Rathleff CR, Crossley KM, Barton CJ. Is hip strength a risk factor for patellofemoral pain? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med 2014: 48(14);1088. [Impact factor 5.025; cited 7 times]

13.    Barton C, Balachandar V, Lack S, Morrissey D. Patellar taping for patellofemoral pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate clinical outcomes and biomechanical mechanisms. Br J Sports Med 2014: 48(6); 417-424. [Impact factor 5.025; cited 3 times].

14.    Morton S, Barton C, Rice S, Morrissey D. Risk factors and successful interventions for cricket related low back pain: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med 2014: 48(8);685-691. [Impact factor 5.025; cited 4 times].

15.    Joseph C, Morrissey D, Abdur-Rahman, Hussenbux A, Barton C. Musculoskeletal triage: a mixed methods study, integrating systematic review with expert and patient perspectives. Physiotherapy 2014: 100(4);277-89. [Impact factor 1.911]

16.    Lack S, Barton C, Malliaras P, Twycross-Lewis R, Woldege R, Morrissey D. The effect of anti-pronation foot orthoses on hip and knee kinematics and muscle activity during a functional step-up task in healthy individuals: A laboratory study. Clin Biomech 29(2):177-82. [Impact factor 1.970; cited 1 time]

17.    Hall JPL, Barton C, Jones PR, Morrissey D. The biomechanical differneces between barefoot and shod distance running: a systematic review and preliminary meta-analysis. Sports Med 2013: 43(12):1335-53. [Impact factor 5.038; cited 10 times]

18.    Malliaras P, Barton C, Reeves N, Langberg H. Comparison of loading programs and mechanisms in Achilles and patellar tendinopathy rehabilitation: a systematic review. Sports Med 2013 43:267–286. [Impact factor 5.038; cited 24 times]

19.    Barton CJ, Lack S, Malliaras P, Morrissey D. Gluteal muscle activity and patellofemoral pain syndrome: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med. 2013: 47(4):207-214. [Impact factor 5.025; cited 23 times]

20.    Jones PR, Barton C, Morrissey D, Maffulli N, Hemmings S. Pre-cooling for endurance exercise performance in the heat: a systematic review. BMC Med 2012: 10(1);166. [Impact factor 7.249; cited 9 times]

21.    Herman K, Barton C, Malliaras P, Morrissey D. The effectiveness of neuromuscular warm-up strategies, that require no additional equipment, for preventing lower limb injuries during sports participation: a systematic review. BMC Med 2012: 10:75. [Impact factor 7.249; cited 28 times]

22.    Rowe V, Hemmings S, Barton C, Malliaras P, Maffulli N, Morrissey D. Conservative management of midportion achilles tendinopathy: a mixed methods study, integrating systematic review and clinical reasoning. Sports Med 2012: 42(11);941-67. [Impact factor 5.038; cited 17 times]

23.    Barton CJ, Levinger P, Crossley KM, Webster KE, Menz HB. The relationship between rearfoot, tibial and hip kinematics in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2012: 27(7);702-5. [Impact factor 1.970; cited 11 times]

24.    Barton CJ, Menz HB, Crossley KM. Clinical predictors of foot orthoses efficacy in individuals with patellofemoral pain. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2011: 43(9);1603-10. [Impact factor 3.983; cited 9 times]

25.    Barton CJ, Menz HB, Levinger P, Webster KE, Crossley KM. Greater peak rearfoot eversion predicts foot orthoses efficacy in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Br J Sports Med 2011: 45(9);697-701. [Impact factor 5.025; cited 13 times]

26.    Munteanu SE, Barton CJ. Lower limb biomechanics during running in individuals with achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review. J Foot Ankle Res 2011: 30;4:15. [Impact factor 5.038; cited 22 times]

27.    Barton CJ, Menz HB, Crossley KM. Effects of prefabricated foot orthoses onpain and function in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a cohort study. Phys Ther Sport 2011: 12(2):70-5. [Impact factor 1.681; cited 9 times]

28.    Barton CJ, Levinger P, Crossley KM, Webster KE, Menz HB. Relationships between the Foot Posture Index and foot kinematics during gait in individuals with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome. J Foot Ankle Res. 2011 Mar 14;4:10. [Impact factor 1.462; cited 17 times]

29.    Barton CJ, Menz HB, Crossley KM. The immediate effects of foot orthoses on functional performance in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Br J Sports Med 2011: 45(3);193-7. [Impact factor 5.025; cited 10 times]

30.    Barton CJ, Levinger P, Webster KE, Menz HB. Walking kinematics in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a case-control study. Gait Posture 2011 Feb;33(2):286-91. [Impact factor 2.752; cited 12 times]

31.    Levinger P, Murley GS, Barton CJ, Cotchett MP, McSweeney SR, Menz HB. A comparison of foot kinematics in people with normal- and flat-arched feet using the Oxford Foot Model. Gait Posture 2010: 32(4);519-23. [Impact factor 2.752; cited 40 times]

32.    Barton CJ, Bonanno D, Levinger P, Menz HB. Foot and ankle characteristics in patellofemoral pain syndrome: a case control and reliability study. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 May;40(5):286-96. [Impact factor 3.011; cited 35 times]

33.    Barton CJ, Munteanu SE, Menz HB, Crossley KM. The efficacy of foot orthoses in the treatment of individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a systematic review. Sports Med 2010: 40(5);377-95. [Impact factor 5.038; cited 30 times]

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