RehWork has undertaken collaborative research with the University of Sydney and the University of Wollongong.

The research has been concerned with increasing the understanding of exercise treatment for chronic low back pain. Basic treatment concepts such as the optimal type and frequency of exercise for treating spinal pain remains unclear.

Over the previous 5 years we have completed studies comparing trunk muscle function in individuals with and without chronic low back pain. Another study compared the effectiveness of commonly utilised Swiss ball and floor exercises for treating chronic low back pain.

Dr Booth is currently involved in research at the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales concerned with the impact of exercise training and intensity on pain perception and thresholds in normal and chronic pain populations.

Dr Booth has published in reputable scientific journals including The Journal of Applied Physiology, European Journal of Physiology, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Medicine Science Sport and Exercise and the Spine Journal.