Many people, most of the time, move without thinking about what they are doing. The right muscles fire at the right time to prepare, support and execute the desired moment. Sometimes, though, perhaps in response to pain or injury, we change the way we move, using some muscles too much as a stabilising strategy, which can become a ‘lock’ and create knock-on imbalances in the kinetic chain. This article looks at some of the locks that you are likely to see in your patients and how you can treat them. This article has been extracted from chapter 6 of the author’s book The Power and the Grace.
There are many types of headache but the two that commonly occur with neck pain are tension-type headache and cervicogenic headache. This article will enable you to make a differential diagnosis and to treat your... Read More
This advice leaflet outlines how neck pain can occur in cycling, the injury, management, rehabilitation and prevention. It has been written specifically for patients. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below, or... Read More
A specially-designed (editable) web form with a "Neck and Back Pain" theme, which you can customise to take free sign-ups to any kind of event or offer, provide a free download, or use to sell... Read More
This patient information leaflet covers exercises and advice for stretching the neck and shoulders and trunk. The leaflet includes a short overview, along with specific strengthening and stretching exercises and repetition guidelines (which can be changed by practitioners where appropriate). Each exercise includes an image and description.
The double sided A4 (prints as a 4pp folded A5) full colour leaflet in PDF format is designed to be printed out and handed to your clients and can also be used on your website as part of a "call to action" document download (for more information read our article "Physical therapy website design: 10 homepage essentials for getting new clients"). You can purchase the leaflet individually, as part of the patient information section or as part of a full site subscription. To see a sample of the leaflet please click on the image icon in the media contents box.
Our Co-Kinetic patient advice leaflets are written and reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and fitness professionals. Every leaflet is peer-reviewed at the very minimum by a professional in each of the following disciplines: physical therapy, manual therapy and exercise/fitness. Where appropriate we may also ask a recognised national charity to review and approve the content.
This article summarises a case study of a patient who had had anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, but was subsequently found to have thoracic outlet syndrome, highlighting the importance of timely and proper medical screening.
A recent article in The Lancet set out to investigate if a comprehensive exercise program is more effective than advice, for the treatment of individuals diagnosed with chronic WAD (3).
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