neck pain

Mentoring Minutes: Neck Pain and Shoulder Position

Welcome to PhysioU’s Mentoring Minutes! Each episode of Mentoring Minutes directly applies a clinical approach with relevant research for effective results.

Did you know that 4 out of 5 patients with neck pain will benefit from unloading their shoulders? In today’s episode of Mentoring Minutes, Dr. Marshall Lemoine will be discussing how you can apply this unloading technique in the clinic!

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The newest Mentoring Minutes get posted on Facebook every Monday.  If you are not on Facebook, you can find most of our videos on YouTube.  See you next week!

Mentoring Minutes: Cervical Mobility Deficits

Welcome to PhysioU’s Mentoring Minutes! Each episode of Mentoring Minutes directly applies a clinical approach with relevant research for effective results.

Research shows that neck pain can be related to mobility deficits.  In today’s episode of Mentoring Minutes, Dr. Marshall Lemoine will be discussing different assessment and treatment strategies to improve neck mobility!

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The newest Mentoring Minutes get posted on Facebook every Monday.  If you are not on Facebook, you can find most of our videos on YouTube.  See you next week!

What Can You Do For Neck Pain Radiating to the Arm?

Pain, numbness, burning, tingling, weakness...Cervical Radiculopathy can be a scary diagnosis for your patients.

How can you incorporate better education into their treatment?

Remember, they haven't been through PT school, they don't know all that we do about different treatments and outcomes...

For them, in addition to pain, this numbness, tingling, and weakness is uncomfortable, unknown, and unsettling...all of which can illicit a fear response, which we know can perpetuate the condition. 

Here is a post all about What Cervical Radiculopathy is and the best treatment options that yield the best results....

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Whiplash Treatment: Exercise & Advice

Whiplash injuries are the most common injury following a car accident.

Many Whiplash patients get better with time – usually within 2 to 3 weeks of the injury. Current research, however, is showing that about 50% of people still complain of neck pain even one year after the injury. One study even found that 58% of patients report having symptoms 30 months after.

Although there are a plethora of different treatment options we can offer patients with Whiplash Associated Disorders, the evidence suggests that prescribing basic exercise and giving simple advice early on yields the best outcomes...

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Relief For Chronic Neck Pain

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For patients with chronic neck pain, key impairments we will likely find are weakness and a lack of coordination and endurance in the Deep Neck Flexor Muscles.

In fact, people with chronic neck pain have significantly poorer performance when compared to people without neck pain on the craniocervical flexion test.

In addition to strength and endurance issues, people with chronic neck pain also have altered proprioception, balance disturbances, altered eye movement control, and altered postural activity of cervical muscles.

Here's a post all about Chronic Neck Pain for your patients with Movement Coordination Impairments - that educates about the importance of improving strength, endurance, and coordination of the Deep Neck Flexors + Exercise Videos...

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