This new Physioplus course is your opportunity to review of the assessment and treatment techniques for chronic conditions of the cervical spine.

Neck pain is something that is often complex and therefore mismanaged. But thanks to Chris Worsfold we have a new course on Physioplus that will bring all of the intracacies of a neck management together through a case study example. The overall aim of this brand new course is to provide you with an example of how a neck pain assessment can be structured, from subjective assessment through to objective tests and potential treatment options.

Neck Pain Assessment Case Study

Assessing and treating patients with neck pain is far from straightforward. Neck injuries can cause an array of issues beyond pain and range of motion deficits, including sensorimotor impairments and changes in muscle performance. This case study provides a model assessment of a 22-year-old male patient who has chronic neck pain. Chris Worsfold explores all the aspects of the assessment from balance to vision and muscle performance as part of the differentiating diagnosis for this patient’s chronic neck pain and then discusses potential treatment options.

By the end of this course expect to be able to:

  • Understand how to structure a robust neck assessment
  • Form clinically reasoned treatment plans based on a thorough subjective assessment
  • See some objective tests in a clinical context

Sharpen Your Assessment Skills Now

Who is Chris Worsfold?

Chris Worsfold is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist who works in private practice in the UK. He is at the forefront of the profession when it comes to assessing, treating and understanding complex neck pain. He is also a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Chris is a big advocate for the profession and has represented the physiotherapy in parliament.

Other Physioplus Courses by Chris

Chris has a growing portfolio of top quality course on Physioplus menaing there surely ins’t a better place on the internet to sharpen your skills when it comes to neck assessment and treatment. Below are some of the other courses Chris has on Physioplus.

Muscle Performance in Neck Pain

This course is accredited by the SASP – 3 CEUs and the FSBPT – 2 CCUs.

The deep and superficial muscles of the neck will be reviewed as well as how their function changes in the presence of pain. Assessment and rehabilitation strategies for the cervical flexor and extensor muscles will be discussed. This course will not lead to any clinical qualification and clinicians should only apply the mentioned management and assessment strategies if it falls within their scope of practice.

By the end of this course expect to be able to:

  • Identify 8 ways in which the function of the deep and superficial neck muscles change in the presence of neck pain
  • Describe 3 muscle assessment tests for the deep cervical muscles
  • Plan a treatment and progression program for a patient with neck pain based on a given case scenario

Neck Pain Doesn’t have to be Complicated!

Predicting Outcomes in Whiplash

This course is accredited by the SASP – 3 CEUs and FSBPT CCUs to follow.

This course will explore the four indicators identified by research as reliable predictors of ultimate recovery from whiplash injury. Learn how to identify each of these factors during patient assessment and how to interpret these findings. In particular discover how these should influence your approach to clinical management during the acute and chronic phases of whiplash symptoms. Please note that this course will not teach practical skills or lead to a clinical qualification.

By the end of this course you will expect to be able to:

  • Discuss the four factors that predict outcomes in whiplash
  • Identify four methods to identify these factors during assessment
  • Describe four evidence based clinical approaches to address each of these factors.

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Sensorimotor Impairment in Neck Pain

This course is accredited by the SASP – 3 CEUs and FSBPT CCUs to follow.

Trauma to the neck, like with whiplash, can cause the cervical receptors in a patient’s neck to become dysfunctional affecting the patient’s sensorimotor control. This leads to symptoms affecting a patient’s balance and proprioception and leading to feelings of dizziness and unsteadiness. These symptoms are often not recognized and not treated as part of the rehabilitation process.

By the end of this course expect to be able to:

  • Describe sensorimotor function and dysfunction by referring to the influence of mechanoreceptors, muscle spindles, and reflexes in the neck
  • Describe sensorimotor function and dysfunction by referring to the influence of mechanoreceptors, muscle spindles, and reflexes in the neck
  • Discuss 5 tests used in the evaluation of a patient with suspected sensorimotor impairment
  • Create a treatment plan for a patient with sensorimotor impairment based upon test results in case scenarios

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Whiplash Associated Disorders and Rehabilitation

The deep and superficial muscles of the neck will be reviewed as well as how their function changes in the presence of pain. Assessment and rehabilitation strategies for the cervical flexor and extensor muscles will be discussed. This course will not lead to any clinical qualification and clinicians should only apply the mentioned management and assessment strategies if it falls within their scope of practice.

By the end of this course expect to be able to:

  • Recognise common red flags seen in WAD
  • Understand the principles of neck pain rehabilitation
  • Understand the pathophysiology of WAD

Whiplash Associated Disorders & Rehab

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