Mechanisms: Contextual Effects

Curator: Dave Newell BSc, PGCert, PhD

Contributors: Tim Lothe Raven BAppSc, MSc, Bronnie Lennox Thompson Dip Occ Therapy, MSc(Psych), PhD and BEd, Dip PT

This list collates 10 peer reviewed articles that the curators consider best represent the state of the evidence regarding placebo/nocebo (or more contemporarily, contextual factors and effects) research. Here the papers have a strong focus, where research is available, on areas relevant to the manual therapeutic professions and MSK pain, but also include reviews of the neurophysiology underlying pain modulation by contextual factors