Practising clinician, neck pain specialist, public speaker and Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Chris is also a popular blogger on these topics and has published numerous articles on neck pain.
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The deep and superficial muscles of the neck will be reviewed as well as how their function changes in the presence of pain. Assessment and rehabilitation strategies for the cervical flexor and extensor muscles will be discussed. This course will not lead to any clinical qualification and clinicians should only apply the mentioned management and assessment strategies if it falls within their scope of practice.
Assessing and treating patients with neck pain is far from straightforward. Neck injuries can cause an array of issues beyond pain and range of motion deficits, including sensorimotor impairments and changes in muscle performance. This case study provides a model assessment of a 22-year-old male patient who has chronic neck pain. Chris Worsfold explores all the aspects of the assessment from balance to vision and muscle performance as part of the differentiating diagnosis for this patient’s chronic neck pain and then discusses potential treatment options.
This course will explore the four indicators identified by research as reliable predictors of ultimate recovery from whiplash injury. Learn how to identify each of these factors during patient assessment and how to interpret these findings. In particular discover how these should influence your approach to clinical management during the acute and chronic phases of whiplash symptoms. Please note that this course will not teach practical skills or lead to a clinical qualification.
The course will cover sensorimotor function and impairment in patients with neck pain as well as differentiation, evaluation, and specific management. It will not teach practical skills or lead to any clinical qualification.
The course will provide an overview of the following aspects of Whiplash Associated Disorders: Epidemiology/Etiology, Clinical Prediction Rule, Clinical Presentation, Classification, Differential Diagnosis, Diagnostic Procedures, Examination, and Management. Red flags with neck pain and principles for neck pain rehabilitation will also be discussed. This course will not teach practical skills or lead to any clinical qualification.