Therapeutic Exercise for Neck Pain Disorders - Falkirk

20 (Sun) and 21 (Mon) September 2020 09:00 - 17:00 (GMT)


Life Fit Wellness
Falkirk Business Hub
Weir Street
Falkirk
FK1 1RA

Available

Studies have documented various impairments in neuromuscular function of the cervical spine in people with neck pain. These changes in muscle behaviour are known to appear early after the onset of neck pain and do not automatically reverse over time in the absence of specific training interventions.

Such knowledge highlights the need for rehabilitation programs to incorporate training to address neuromuscular control as part of the overall management of a patient with neck pain. Contemporary exercise programs include a progressive range of specific exercises for the neck muscles which are based on precise movement analysis and muscle testing.

Relevant to clinical practice, such specific exercise programs to retrain muscle function in patients with neck pain have shown favourable responses in terms of improvements in pain, disability, and function. This approach to therapeutic exercise for the management of neck pain disorders will be presented within this clinical workshop.

Course Content

  • Review of the neuromuscular impairments found in patients with neck pain disorders
  • Practical session including movement analysis and specific muscles tests for the cervical region
  • Practical session presenting a specific exercise approach for managing cervical neuromuscular dysfunction
  • Practical session including movement analysis and specific muscles tests for the scapular region
  • Practical session presenting an exercise approach for managing axio-scapular muscle dysfunction
  • Assessment and management of sensorimotor disturbances in neck pain including impaired proprioception, oculomotor control disturbances and impaired balance. Includes both theory and practical session
  • Overview of the similarities and differences between whiplash-induced pain and idiopathic neck pain and the implications for management
  • Consider the impact of central sensitization on rehabilitation
  • Key principles of evidence based therapeutic exercise for neck pain disorders.
  • Presentation of the overall management of patients with neck pain disorders

Day 1

09.00 - 10.30 Neuromuscular adaptations in neck pain disorders

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee / Tea break

11.00 – 12.00 Recognition and management of neuromuscular deficits in the cervical region

12.00 - 13.00 Practical session:

Assessment and management of cervical neuromuscular control dysfunction

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 Practical session continued:

Assessment and management of cervical neuromuscular control dysfunction

15.30 - 16:00 Coffee / Tea break

16.00 - 17.00 Recognition and management of neuromuscular deficits in the axio-scapular region

Day 2

09.00 - 10.30 Practical session continued:

Recognition and management of neuromuscular deficits in the axio-scapular region

10.30 - 10.45 Coffee / Tea break

10.30 - 11.15 Practical session continued:

11.15 - 12.30 Assessment and management of sensorimotor disturbances in neck pain:

  • Proprioception
  • Postural control
  • Oculomotor control

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.00 - 14.00 Practical session:

Sensorimotor disturbances in cervical disorders

14.00 - 15.00 Central sensitization and the impact on rehabilitation

15.00 - 15.15 Coffee / Tea break

15.15 - 16.30 Key principles of therapeutic exercise for neck pain disorders

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Tutor:

Professor Deborah Falla


Professor Deborah Falla is Chair in Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham, UK and is the Director of the Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine).

Her primary research interest is optimising the management of musculoskeletal disorders with a particular interest in spinal pain.

She has published over 170 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals, more than 200 conference papers/abstracts including over 30 invited/keynote lectures and has received several recognitions and awards for her work including the German Pain Research Prize in 2014, the George J. Davies - James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award in 2009 and the Delsys Prize for Electromyography Innovation in 2004.

Professor Falla has delivered continuing education courses focused on neck pain to health care practitioners in over 20 countries. She is an author of three books including the latest entitled “Management of neck pain disorders: a research informed approach” (Elsevier). Professor Falla acts as an Associate Editor for Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology and IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.

From 2016 to 2018 she was the President of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK).

Professor Fallas' academic profile can be found via this link

The course venue

Life Fit Wellness

Falkirk Business Hub

Weir Street
Falkirk
FK1 1RA

Contact details : info@lifefitwellness.co.uk

For SatNav please use alternative postcode of FK1 1LJ.


How to get there

Train

Falkirk Grahamston Station is a few minutes walk from the clinic. Falkirk High Train Station is a short taxi ride from the clinic.

Please check on the national rail website before travelling www.nationalrail.co.uk

Driving

The clinic is located on Weir Street, Falkirk. It is situated right opposite Taiyuan Restaurant and close the junction with Vicar Street. Please beware the postcode may not take you direct to the studio address. The best Sat Nav postcode is FK1 1RA.

Parking

If you are bringing your car please use the link to Parkopedia to find the best car park for your purposes.

Planning your journey

To help plan your journey please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times or www.google.co.uk for car and walking directions.


Accommodation

Orchard Hotel In walking distance of the Wellness centre but is in the town centre so could be noisy at night

Premier Inn: There are 2 in Falkirk; Falkirk East which is 5min drive and Falkirk Central 10 min drive away

The Grange Manor Hotel A 10 min drive away from the venue.

Best Western Park Hotel A 10 minute walk away from the venue

The Falkirk Loft self-catering accommodation 2 minute walk away