Therapeutic Exercise for Neck Pain Disorders - London
08 (Sat) and 09 (Sun) February 2020 09:00 - 17:00 (GMT)
University College Hospital
Musculoskeletal Outpatient Therapy Service (Sport Gym)
Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Lower Ground Floor
235 Euston Road
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.
- 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