Neck Pain

Neck Pain

An online course for physical therapists / physiotherapists
Amazing course! Well done! I recommend it to all PTs working in this area.
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Neck pain is a common condition that causes substantial disability and it is increasing worldwide. Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability as measured by YLDs (Years Lived with Disability), and 21st in terms of overall burden.   In addition, the study reported the incidence of neck pain is increasing with a 21% rise between 2005 and 2015.  The high prevalence of neck pain and related costs in terms of health care expenditures and lost productivity is causing a rising economic burden in modern societies.

Physiotherapy can have a massive impact on the global burden of neck pain.  Through the application of good examination skills, effective clinical reasoning and appropriate selection of interventions the impact of neck pain for any individual can be significantly reduced.  In addition the high tendency for chronicity in neck pain can be lowered with effective management.


This course aims to provide a good foundation of theoretical knowledge related to the cervical spine that will enable you to effectively assess and treat individuals with neck pain.


  • Section 1: Neck Structure and Function, Epidemiology of Neck Pain
  • Section 2: Clinical Presentations of Neck Pain
  • Section 3: Assessment of the Individual with Neck Pain
  • Section 4: Therapeutic Interventions for Neck Pain
  • Section 5: Final Tasks and Optional Assignment

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy professionals, clinicians and students.


The variety of readings was very comprehensive - text books, journal articles, clinical practice guidelines etc. Thank you!
This was my first course in Physiopedia Plus and I really enjoyed it, I'm looking forward to continuing on to other topics.
I enjoyed the course and felt that it improved my clinical knowledge.