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Aron Downie is a chiropractor, health researcher and full time lecturer at Macquarie University Department of Chiropractic, and has been in continual practice for 23 years. He completed his Master of Philosophy in 2011 and is currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Sydney Medical School. His research focus interests are recovery from spinal pain and the accuracy of screening tools for detection of pathology for people with back pain.

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Low Back Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Chiropractic Medicine & Life Sciences
Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Guidelines Medicine & Life Sciences
Meta-Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Primary Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Arthritis Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Outputs 2010 2019

A definition of “flare” in low back pain: a multiphase process involving perspectives of individuals with low back pain and expert consensus

Costa, N., Ferreira, M. L., Setchell, J., Makovey, J., Dekroo, T., Downie, A., Diwan, A., Koes, B., Natvig, B., Vicenzino, B., Hunter, D., Roseen, E. J., Rasmussen-Barr, E., Guillemin, F., Hartvigsen, J., Bennell, K., Costa, L., Macedo, L., Pinheiro, M., Underwood, M. & 8 othersVan Tulder, M., Johansson, M., Enthoven, P., Kent, P., O'Sullivan, P., Suri, P., Genevay, S. & Hodges, P. W., 21 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Low Back Pain
Referral and Consultation
Research Personnel

Evaluation of guideline-endorsed red flags to screen for fracture in patients presenting with low back pain

Parreira, P. C. S., Maher, C. G., Traeger, A. C., Hancock, M. J., Downie, A., Koes, B. W. & Ferreira, M. L., 1 May 2019, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 53, 10, p. 1-8 8 p., e099525.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Low Back Pain
Evidence-Based Practice

How common is imaging for low back pain in primary and emergency care? Systematic review and meta-analysis of over 4 million imaging requests across 21 years

Downie, A., Hancock, M., Jenkins, H., Buchbinder, R., Harris, I. A., Underwood, M., Goergen, S. & Maher, C., 13 Feb 2019, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Emergency Medical Services
Low Back Pain
Primary Health Care
Information Storage and Retrieval

Trajectories of femorotibial cartilage thickness among persons with or at risk of knee osteoarthritis: development of a prediction model to identify progressors

Deveza, L. A., Downie, A., Tamez-Peña, J. G., Eckstein, F., Van Spil, W. E. & Hunter, D. J., Feb 2019, In : Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 27, 2, p. 257-265 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Knee prostheses

Current evidence for spinal X-ray use in the chiropractic profession: a narrative review

Jenkins, H. J., Downie, A. S., Moore, C. S. & French, S. D., 21 Nov 2018, In : Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. 26, 1, p. 1-11 11 p., 48.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Spinal Stenosis


CAA National Grand Prize for Research Excellence

Katie De Luca (Recipient), Lynne Parkinson (Recipient), Aron Downie (Recipient), Julie E. Byles (Recipient) & Fiona M. Blyth (Recipient), 21 Oct 2015


Independent Living
Cross-Sectional Studies