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Mark D. Bishop, PT, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida

Phone: (352) 273-2112

Lead Mentor
M. Robinson, PhD

Research Areas

Body-based and cognitive interventions in the management of pain


  • 1989 University of Queensland Physical Therapy BS
  • 1998 University of Florida Health Science MS
  • 2002 University of Florida Rehabilitation Sciences PhD

Current Research Funding

2 R01 AR055899-08 (S. George, PI; Bishop, Site PI) 04/01/15 – 03/31/20 NIH/NIAMS. Biopsychosocial Influence on Shoulder Pain. The goal of this project is to determine mechanisms and efficacy of personalized pharmaceutical and personalized psychological pain interventions designed to target the genetic and psychological factors that comprise a high risk subgroup experiencing exercise-induced shoulder pain.

R01 AT006334 (Bishop, PI) 05/01/11 - 04/30/18 NIH/NCCIH. Central Mechanisms of Body Based Intervention for Musculoskeletal Pain. The primary objective for this study is to compare the effect of manipulative and body-based interventions commonly used in the management of LBP on behavioral /psychophysical and cortical measures of pain sensitivity and central sensitization of pain.

R01 AT006334-S2. Supplement to test interventions in veterans with low back pain

Recent Publications

George SZ, Bishop MD. Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain is a Nervous System Disorder… Now What? Phys Ther. 2018 Apr 1;98(4):209-213.

Bishop MD, Mintken P, Bialosky JE, Cleland JA. Factors shaping expectations for complete relief from symptoms during rehabilitation for patients with spine pain. Physiother Theory Pract. 2018 Feb 16:1-10.

Bishop MD, Coronado RA, Hill AD, Alappattu MJ. Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going: A Content Analysis of Articles Published in the Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy From 2005 to 2015. J Womens Health Phys Therap. 2017 May;41(2):66-72. PMCID: PMC5779097.

Bishop MD, George SZ. Pain sensitivity and torque used during measurement predicts change in range of motion at the knee. J Pain Res. 2017 Nov 29;10:2711-2716. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S150775. eCollection 2017. PMCID: PMC5716311.

Alonso-Perez JL, Lopez-Lopez A, La Touche R, Lerma-Lara S, Suarez E, Rojas J, Bishop MD, Villafañe JH, Fernández-Carnero J. Hypoalgesic effects of three different manual therapy techniques on cervical spine and psychological interaction: A randomized clinical trial. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017 Oct;21(4):798-803.

Bialosky JE, Beneciuk JM, Bishop MD, Coronado RA, Penza CW, Simon CB, George SZ. Unraveling the Mechanisms of Manual Therapy: Modeling an Approach. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Jan;48(1):8-18.

Penza CW, Horn ME, George SZ, Bishop MD. Comparison of 2 Lumbar Manual Therapies on Temporal Summation of Pain in Healthy Volunteers. J Pain. 2017 Nov;18(11):1397-1408. PMCID: PMC5710850.

Bishop MD, Bialosky JE, Penza CW, Beneciuk JM, Alappattu MJ. The influence of clinical equipoise and patient preferences on outcomes of conservative manual interventions for spinal pain: an experimental study. J Pain Res. 2017 Apr 26;10:965-972. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S130931. eCollection 2017. PMCID: PMC5414630.

Bialosky JE, Bishop MD, Penza CW. Placebo Mechanisms of Manual Therapy: A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing? J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 May;47(5):301-304.

Negrini S, Bissolotti L, Ferraris A, Noro F, Bishop MD, Villafañe JH. Nintendo Wii Fit for balance rehabilitation in patients with Parkinson's disease: A comparative study. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017 Jan;21(1):117-123.

Elliott JM, Owen M, Bishop MD, Sparks C, Tsao H, Walton DM, Weber KA Jr, Wideman TH. Measuring Pain for Patients Seeking Physical Therapy: Can Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Help? Phys Ther. 2017 Jan 1;97(1):145-155.

Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography

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