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Sidney  Rubinstein

Sidney Rubinstein has a degree in chiropractic (graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1992 from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, CA, USA) and completed his PhD in June 2008, entitled: Adverse events following chiropractic care for subjects with neck pain (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Maurits van Tulder). He is currently working as a senior researcher at the EMGO+-Institute.

Sidney's most recent work focuses on the effect of spinal manipulative therapy for low-back pain and has worked on numerous systematic reviews, including those within the Cochrane Collaboration. He is involved in national and international projects, one of which is to examine the role of the psychosocial factors in a chiropractic population.

In addition to his work at the EMGO+-Institute, Sidney maintains an active chiropractic practice (www.ChiropractieSoest.nl).

Five key publications as primary author:
1. Rubinstein SM, van Middelkoop M, Assendelft WJJ, de Boer MR, van Tulder MW. Spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2; DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008112.pub2.
2. Rubinstein SM, Terwee C, Assendelft WJJ, de Boer MR, van Tulder MW. Spinal manipulation for acute low-back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD008880. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008880 (protocol). Submitted.
3.
Rubinstein SM, Pool JJM, Riphagen II, van Tulder MW, de Vet HCW. A systematic review of the diagnostic accuracy of provocative tests of the neck for cervical radiculopathy. European Spine J 2007 Mar;16(3):307-19.
4. Rubinstein SM, Leboeuf-Yde C, Knol D, de Koekkoek TE, Pfeifle CE, van Tulder MW. Predictors of a favorable outcome in patients treated by chiropractors for neck pain. Spine 2008; 33(13):1451-8.
5. Rubinstein SM, Leboeuf-Yde C, Knol D, de Koekkoek TE, Pfeifle CE, van Tulder MW. Predictors of adverse events following chiropractic care for patients with neck pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2008;31:94-103. Award winning paper. 

Research Awards 
1. Prize winning paper, European Chiropractic Union congress, London, England, May 13, 2010; First place, Jean Robert Research Award.
2. Recipient of the Jerome McAndrews, D.C., Memorial Research Fund sponsored by the NCMIC Group, Inc., which recognizes individuals who advance research and the exchange of scientific information, and promote high ethical standards in research and/or practice. March 13, 2009.
3. Prize winning paper, World Federation of Chiropractic Congress, Vilamoura, Portugal May 2007; First place, “Scott Haldeman Award”.
4. Recipient, Fellowship, Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, Sept. 2006 - 2008.
5. Prize winning paper, World Federation of Chiropractic Congress, Paris, France May 2001; “Private Practitioner Award”.
 
Associate Editor for Chiropractic and Manual Therapies

Independent reviewer of peer-reviewed journals, including J Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics, Manual Therapy, J Neurology, European J Neurology, and Stroke. 

Last updated December 2011.