September 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
Do you evaluate people with cervical radiculopathy? This printable physical therapy resource helps clinicians with myotomes, dermatomes, reflexes, and paresthesia patterns for cervical nerve roots. Magee, DJ: Orthopedic Physical Assessment. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia 2002.
March 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
Concussion and cervicalgia are often accompanied by cervical proprioceptive deficits. This document creates a simple way to measure, document, and access proprioceptive deficits. The document includes instructions for performance and information needed to effectively scan into documentation. Note: The measurements on this resource will print accurately when using settings of “scale to print” at 96% […]
Clinical Effects of Deep Cervical Flexor Muscle Activation in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain (2016)
A total of 30 participants with chronic neck pain were enrolled in the study. To be included in the study they needed to meet the following criteria: have neck pain lasting >3 months, have a Neck Disability Index (NDI) score of <15 points, have symptoms not exacerbated by exercise, no surgical history, not be taking […]
The Effect of Three Exercise Approaches on Health-Related Quality of Life, and Factors Associated with its Improvement in Chronic Whiplash-Associated Disorders: Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial (2018)
The authors of the present study wanted to determine if neck-specific exercise (NSE), neck specific exercise with a behavioral approach (NSEB), or physical activity prescription (PPA) improved health related quality of life (HRQoL) in people with whiplash associated disorders (WAD). They also wanted to determine which approach was most effective for this goal. The authors […]
Non-Pharmacological Management of Persistent Headaches Associated with Neck Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration (2019)
Two types of headache are associated with neck pain according to the authors: tension type and cervicogenic headache. Studies examining other types of headache were not included in these guidelines. A multidisciplinary expert panel conducted a systematic review which included studies examining non- pharmacological interventions for persistent headaches associated with neck pain. Randomized controlled trials, […]
Whiplash associated disorders are a major cause of neck pain and disability that can result after a car accident or other trauma. This handout outlines what whiplash is, what to expect, expected recovery trajectories, and a brief overview of evidence based treatments.
This resource briefly summarizes the state of the research for the management of whiplash associated disorder and outlines strategies that may help reduce symptoms.
This resource outlines how to determine who needs imaging, the Quebec Classification of Whiplash, and how to triage treatment.
January 5, 2022 by txinsights.
If your patient suffers from a pathology that is caused by the scalene muscles, this document will help guide your patients through a basic neck stretching program and basic home exercise program. There is room to customize the document for your specific patient.