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
London
NW1 28U

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

University College Hospital

Musculoskeletal Outpatient Therapy Service (Sport Gym)

Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Lower Ground Floor
235 Euston Road
London
NW1 28U

How to get there

By BUS:

Tottenham Court Road - Northbound (Warren Street station) - no's 10, 73, 24, 29, 134 Gower Street - Southbound (University Street) - no's 10, 24, 29, 73, 134 Euston Road - no's 18, 27, 30, 88

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By Tube:

Nearest tube stations are:

Warren Street (Northern / Victoria Lines) Euston Square (Circle / Hammersmith & City / Metropolitan Lines)

Euston ( Northern/ Victoria Lines )

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