Cervical Rehab

A 9-year follow-up of a self-management group intervention for persistent neck pain in primary health care: a randomized controlled trial

Gustavsson C, von Koch L Journal of Pain Research 2017, 10:53-64

A single session of visual feedback improves range of motion in patients with chronic idiopathic neck pain: A randomized and controlled study.

Ribeiro D, Silva AG. Musculoskeletal Care. 2018 Oct 31. doi: 10.1002/msc.1369.

Acceptance in chronic neck pain: associations with disability and fear avoidance beliefs.

Thompson DP, Woby SR. Int J Rehabil Res. 2017 Apr 25. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0000000000000230.

Associations between psychological factors and the effect of home-based physical exercise in women with chronic neck and shoulder pain.

Karlsson L, Gerdle B, Takala EP, Andersson G, Larsson B. SAGE Open Med. 2016 Sep 15;4:2050312116668933. doi: 10.1177/2050312116668933.

Cervical isometric exercises improve dysphagia and cervical spine malalignment following stroke with hemiparesis: a randomized controlled trial.

Ploumis A, Papadopoulou SL, Theodorou SJ, Exarchakos G, Givissis P, Beris A. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2018 Dec;54(6):845-852. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.17.04952-8.

Clinical Outcomes and Central Pain Mechanisms are Improved after Upper Trapezius Eccentric Training in Female Computer Users with Chronic Neck/Shoulder Pain.

Heredia-Rizo AM, Petersen KK, Madeleine P, Arendt-Nielsen L. Clin J Pain. 2018 Sep 15. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000656.

Development of a self-management program for employees with complaints of the arm, neck, and/or shoulder: an intervention mapping approach


Does improvement towards a normal cervical sagittal configuration aid in the management of cervical myofascial pain syndrome: a 1- year randomized controlled trial.

Moustafa IM, Diab AA, Hegazy F, Harrison DE. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Nov 12;19(1):396. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2317-y.

Effect of specific deep cervical muscle exercises on functional disability, pain intensity, craniovertebral angle, and neck-muscle strength in chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomized controlled trial

Suvarnnato T, Puntumetakul R, Uthaikhup S, Boucaut R. Journal of Pain Research. 7 March 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 915—925. DOI: 10.2147/JPR.S190125

Effect of training on corticomotor excitability in clinical neck pain.


Effectiveness of deep tissue massage therapy, and supervised strengthening and stretching exercises for subacute or persistent disabling neck pain. The Stockholm Neck (STONE) randomized controlled trial

Eva Skillgate, Oscar Javier Pico-Espinosa, Pierre Côté, Irene Jensen, … Lena W. Holm. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 14 October 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.msksp.2019.102070

Effectiveness of the Pilates Method in the Treatment of Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

de Araujo Cazotti L, Jones A, Roger-Silva D, Ribeiro LHC, Natour J. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 May 9. pii: S0003-9993(18)30291-0. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.04.018.

Effectiveness of Therapeutic Exercise on Forward Head Posture: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Rahman Sheikhhoseini, Shahnaz Shahrbanian, Parisa Sayyadi, Kieran O’Sullivan. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. August 11, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.02.002

Effects of a Resistance and Stretching Training Program on Forward Head and Protracted Shoulder Posture in Adolescents.

Ruivo RM, Pezarat-Correia P, Carita AI. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 Nov 11. pii: S0161-4754(16)30247-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2016.10.005.

Effects of deep cervical flexor training on impaired physiological functions associated with chronic neck pain: a systematic review

Johannes Blomgren, Erika Strandell, Gwendolen Jull, Irene Vikman and Ulrik Röijezon. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:415. 28 November 2018. Doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2324-z

Effects of Deep Cervical Flexor Training on Pressure Pain Thresholds Over Myofascial Trigger Points in Patients With Chronic Neck Pain


Effects of scapular stabilization exercise on neck posture and muscle activation in individuals with neck pain and forward head posture

Im B, Kim Y, Chung Y, Hwang S. J Phys Ther Sci. 2016 Mar

Endurance and fatigue characteristics in the neck muscles during sub-maximal isometric test in patients with cervical radiculopathy


Exercises for mechanical neck disorders: A Cochrane review update.

Gross AR, Paquin JP, Dupont G, Blanchette S, Lalonde P, Cristie T, Graham N, Kay TM, Burnie SJ, Gelley G, Goldsmith CH, Forget M, Santaguida PL, Yee AJ, Radisic GG, Hoving JL, Bronfort G; Cervical Overview Group. Man Ther. 2016 Au

Has aerobic exercise effect on pain perception in persons with migraine and co-existing tension-type headache and neck pain? A randomized, controlled, clinical trial.

Krøll LS, Hammarlund CS, Gard G, Jensen RH, Bendtsen L. Eur J Pain. 2018 Apr 10. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1228.

Has aerobic exercise effect on pain perception in persons with migraine and coexisting tension-type headache and neck pain? A randomized, controlled, clinical trial.

Krøll LS, Sjödahl Hammarlund C, Gard G, Jensen RH, Bendtsen L. Eur J Pain. 2018 Apr 10. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1228.

Immediate effects of real-time postural biofeedback on spinal posture, muscle activity, and perceived pain severity in adults with neck pain.

Kuo YL, Wang PS, Ko PY, Huang KY, Tsai YJ. Gait Posture. 2019 Jan;67:187-193. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.10.021.

Importance of psychological factors for the recovery from a first episode of acute non-specific neck pain – a longitudinal observational study.

Wirth B, Humphreys BK, Peterson C. Chiropr Man Therap. 2016 Mar 16

Neck-specific exercise for radiating pain and neurological deficits in chronic whiplash, a 1-year follow-up of a randomised clinical trial.

Ludvigsson ML, Peterson G, Peolsson A. Sci Rep. 2020 Apr 21;10(1):6758. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-62722-4.

Neck-specific strengthening exercises and cognitive therapy for chronic neck pain: a systematic review

Laura G. Cox, Dawson J. Kidgell & Ross A. Iles. Physical Therapy Reviews. 20 Sep 2019. DOI: 10.1080/10833196.2019.1664081

Resistance training vs general physical exercise in multidisciplinary rehabilitation of chronic neck pain: A randomized controlled trial.

Iversen VM, Vasseljen O, Mork PJ, Fimland MS. J Rehabil Med. 2018 Aug 22;50(8):743-750. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2370.

Responsiveness and minimal important change of the NeckPix© in subjects with chronic neck pain undergoing rehabilitation.

Monticone M, Frigau L, Vernon H, Rocca B, Mola F. Eur Spine J. 2018 Jun;27(6):1324-1331. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5343-9.

Specific exercise training for reducing neck and shoulder pain among military helicopter pilots and crew members: a randomized controlled trial protocol


The effect of 3 different exercise approaches on neck muscle endurance, kinesiophobia, exercise compliance, and patient satisfaction in chronic whiplash.


The Effect of 3 Different Exercise Approaches on Neck Muscle Endurance, Kinesiophobia, Exercise Compliance, and Patient Satisfaction in Chronic Whiplash.


The effect of cervical stabilization exercise on active joint position sense: A randomized controlled trial.


The effect of massage therapy and/or exercise therapy on subacute or long-lasting neck pain – the Stockholm neck trial (STONE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial


The effectiveness of a comprehensive corrective exercises program and subsequent detraining on alignment, muscle activation, and movement pattern in men with upper crossed syndrome: protocol for a parallel-group randomized controlled trial.

Bayattork M, Seidi F, Minoonejad H, Andersen LL, Page P. Trials. 2020 Mar 12;21(1):255. doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-4159-9.

The effectiveness of a neck and shoulder stretching exercise program among office workers with neck pain: a randomized controlled trial.


The effectiveness of an aerobic exercise training on patients with neck pain during a short- and long-term follow-up: a prospective double-blind randomized controlled trial.

Daher A, Carel RS, Tzipi K, Esther H, Dar G. Clin Rehabil. 2020 Mar 17:269215520912000. doi: 10.1177/0269215520912000.

The effects of deep neck muscle-specific training versus general exercises on deep neck muscle thickness, pain and disability in patients with chronic non-specific neck pain: protocol for a randomized clinical trial (RCT)

Pegah Kashfi, Noureddin Karimi, Anneli Peolsson and Leila Rahnama. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:540. 14 November 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s12891-019-2880-x

The Effects of Neck-Specific Training versus Prescribed Physical Activity on Pain and Disability in Patients with Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Åsa Dedering, Anneli Peolsson, Joshua A. Cleland, Marie Halvorsen, Mikael Svensson, Marie Kierkegaard. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. July 3, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.06.008

The Effects of Neck-Specific Training Versus Prescribed Physical Activity on Pain and Disability in Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Dedering Å, Peolsson A, Cleland JA, Halvorsen M, Svensson MA, Kierkegaard M. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Dec;99(12):2447-2456. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.06.008.

The effects of training and detraining after an 8 month resistance and stretching training program on forward head and protracted shoulder postures in adolescents: Randomised controlled study.

Ruivo RM, Carita AI, Pezarat-Correia P. Man Ther. 2016 Feb;21:76-82. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2015.05.001.

The effects of training and detraining after an 8 month resistance and stretching training program on forward head and protracted shoulder postures in adolescents: Randomised controlled study.


Therapeutic exercise for athletes with nonspecific neck pain: a current concepts review.

Durall CJ. Sports Health. 2012 Jul;4(4):293-301.

Train the brain: immediate sensorimotor effects of mentally performed flexor exercises in patients with neck pain. A pilot study.

Beinert K, Sofsky M, Trojan J. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2018 May 9. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.18.05118-3.

Training effects of combined resistance and proprioceptive neck muscle exercising.


Upper cervical and upper thoracic manipulation versus mobilization and exercise in patients with cervicogenic headache: a multi-center randomized clinical trial


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