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  • European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence (ECCRE) | Engeland | Bestuurder | 2017-03-15 - present
  • Praktijk voor Chiropractie, Soest | Soest | Directeur/eigenaar | 2017-03-15 - present

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My research focuses on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions in those with musculoskeletal disorders.

My broad goals are to lessen the burden of neck and low back pain to society by providing high-quality scientific evidence. The projects that I currently supervise are strongly embedded in clinical practice, including the PTED trial, Warrior Trial, an IPD meta-analysis on spinal manipulative therapy and a large, international observational study in chiropractic care (BACE-C cohort study).

One of my passions lies in systematic reviews and meta-analysis as these types of overviews represent a crucial link in the practice of evidence-based health care. I am actively involved in conducting and supervising these reviews, including a role on the Associate Editorial Board of the Cochrane Back and Neck Review Group.

My research is embedded in APH research institute and Amsterdam Movement Sciences.



I am the course coordinator for the EpidM systematic reviews and meta-analysis course, among other teaching assignments. My mission is to promote evidence-based health care.

As a researcher and scientist, I believe that I have an important role in training future researchers to conduct systematic reviews in order for them to appropriately apply the principles of evidence-based care. This can lead the path towards implementing effective treatment strategies and de-implementing those which are ineffective or even harmful.


Personal information

I am a registered epidemiologist and work in the Department of Health Sciences. Additionally, I work as a chiropractor in clinical practice in Soest.

Education/Academic qualification

Health Sciences, PhD, VUmc, Amsterdam

Sep 2004Jun 2008


  • neck pain
  • low back pain

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Low Back Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Musculoskeletal Manipulations Medicine & Life Sciences
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Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Neck Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Meta-Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Sciatica Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1992 2019

Addition of MoodGYM to physical treatments for chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled trial

Petrozzi, M. J., Leaver, A., Ferreira, P. H., Rubinstein, S. M., Jones, M. K. & Mackey, M. G., 25 Oct 2019, In : Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. 27, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 54.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Low Back Pain
Randomized Controlled Trials
Self Efficacy
Cognitive Therapy

Benefits and harms of spinal manipulative therapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Rubinstein, S. M., De Zoete, A., Van Middelkoop, M., Assendelft, W. J. J., De Boer, M. R. & Van Tulder, M. W., 1 Jan 2019, In : BMJ (Online). 364, l689.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Musculoskeletal Manipulations
Low Back Pain
Randomized Controlled Trials

Omitting Routine Radiography of Traumatic Distal Radial Fractures After Initial 2-Week Follow-up Does Not Affect Outcomes

van Gerven, P., El Moumni, M., Zuidema, W. P., Rubinstein, S. M., Krijnen, P., van Tulder, M. W., Schipper, I. B. & Termaat, M. F., 7 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume. 101, 15, p. 1342-1350 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Confidence Intervals
Random Allocation

Exercise therapy for acute non-specific low back pain

Oosterhuis, T., Rubinstein, S. M., IJzelenberg, W., Hayden, J., Koes, B. & van Tulder, M., Oct 2018, In : Journal of Physical Activity & Health. 15, 10, p. S60-S60

Research output: Contribution to JournalMeeting AbstractAcademic