Whiplash, Headache, and Neck Pain

Whiplash, Headache, and Neck Pain

Research-Based Directions for Physical Therapies

1st Edition - March 25, 2008

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  • Authors: Gwendolen Jull, Michele Sterling, Deborah Falla, Julia Treleaven, Shaun O'Leary
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780443100475
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702032981

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A textbook and practical clinical handbook for all students and practitioners concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis, assessment and management of neck pain and cervical headache particularly in relation to whiplash. It is likely to become essential study for final year physiotherapy and chiropractic students, for all manipulative physiotherapy MSc students and a widely used clinical ref text for all involved in the assessment and management of whiplash and related neck and head pain.

Key Features

 This book presents the applied sciences, clinical assessment methods and rehabilitation protocols for the management of persons with neck pain.
 The material presented in this book represents the translation of research into clinical practice and provides a systematic approach to assessment and an evidence base for conservative clinical management strategies for neck pain.
 Unique topics in this book include:
• Provides an understanding of the pathophysiological processes in the sensory, motor and sensorimotor systems and how they present in patients with neck pain disorders.
• Presents multimodal approaches to management of neck pain guided by the evidence of presenting dysfunctions
• Presents a comprehensive description of a therapeutic exercise approach based on motor control which has proven efficacy.

Table of Contents

  • Section 1 Introduction

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Section 2 Applied Clinical Sciences

    Chapter 2 Sensory manifestations of neck pain

    Chapter 3 tructure and Function of the Cervical Region

    Chapter 4 Alterations in Cervical Muscle Function in Neck Pain

    Chapter 5 The Cervical Spine and Sensorimotor Control

    Chapter 6 Disturbances in Postural Stability, Head and Eye Movement Control in Cervical Disorders

    Chapter 7 Psychological and Psychosocial Factors in Neck Pain

    Section 3 Whiplash, Headache and Cervico-brachial Pain

    Chapter 8 Whiplash Associated Disorders

    Chapter 9 Cervicogenic Headache: Differential Diagnosis

    Chapter 10 Differential Diagnosis of Cervico-brachial Pain

    Section 4 Therapeutics for Cervical Disorders

    Chapter 11 Clinical assessment: The Patient Interview and History

    Chapter 12 Clinical Assessment: The Physical Examination

    Chapter 13 Principles of Management of Cervical Disorders

    Chapter 14 Therapeutic Exercise for Cervical Disorders: Practice Pointers

    Section 5 Conclusion

    Chapter 15 Future Directions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2008
  • Published: March 25, 2008
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780443100475
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702032981

About the Authors

Gwendolen Jull

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland; Co-director, NHMRC Center of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health, The University of Queensland; Co-director of the Cervical Spine and Whiplash Research Unit, The University of Queensland; Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Michele Sterling

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Investigator, CCRE Spine; Associate Professor, School of Medicine and School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; Associate Director, Centre for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD); Director Rehabilitation Research Program (CONROD); Senior Lecturer, Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Deborah Falla

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Chair in Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Julia Treleaven

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Officer in Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia

Shaun O'Leary

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia

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