Non-Specific Neck Pain – the Case for Specific Treatment

Non-Specific Neck Pain – the Case for Specific Treatment

Exploring evidence based practice and the burden of neck pain
Great way of learning or improving your learning, particularly as a physiotherapy student, the resources and quizzes challenge my current knowledge and is a great way to test my learning, and expose me to areas of physio treatment or methods I did not know of before.
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The global burden of neck pain is increasing with the number of reported cases increasing by 21% over the last 10 years. There is often no known patho-anatomical cause for neck pain, so the term “non-specific neck pain” has grown in popularity. However, according to Professor Gwendolen Jull, there are inherent risks in using this terminology. This course will explore these risks and highlight the importance of selecting specific treatments for neck pain in order to reduce the burden of this condition.


This course aims to discuss non-specific neck pain and suggest ways to reduce the burden of this condition by discussing specific, evidence-based interventions.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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