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The Efficiency of Movement Rehab Strategies

28th March 2014

Pablo Marinho reports on a recent paper:

"Um estudo recente realizado porLluch et al. em pacientes com dor na cervical e publicado na Manual Therapy, acrescenta evidências na eficiência das estratégias de movimento na reabilitação. Ambos, exercício de flexão crânio-cervical e mobilização passiva, levaram ao alívio da dor mas apenas o exercício ativo teve a vantagem da melhora na função.

O teste e exercício de flexão crânio-cervical, apesar de comuns nos estudos publicados, não são as únicas opções para encontrarmos ou corrigirmos problemas relacionados a movimento nos pacientes. O Kinetic Control possui um sistema com soluções completas que lhe permitirão oferecer alivio da dor, melhora na eficiência dos movimentos, melhores prognósticos, e redução das taxas de recorrências. Os testes e exercícios de controle de movimento do Kinetic Control focam em encontrar as causas musculoesqueléticas reais, e a corrigí-las mudando o cérebro. Torne a sua prática clínica mais inteligente usando nosso sistema compreensivo de análise e reabilitação do movimento.

Lanço aqui a minha agenda de cursos de 2014 no Brasil. Teremos módulos em Londrina (Abril), Brasília (Maio), Rio de Janeiro (Junho) e Porto Alegre (Setembro). Visite nossa página de eventos e saiba mais: http://www.kineticcontrol.com/events.php

Epero vê-lo em breve em nossos cursos!

Atenciosamente,
Pablo Marinho

A recent study done by Lluch et al. in neck pain patients and published in Manual Therapy, adds more evidence on the efficiency of movement rehab strategies. Both cranio-cervical flexion exercises and passive mobilisation offered pain relief, but just the active exercise had the plus of the improvement in function.

Cranio-flexion test and exercises although commum on published studies are not the only options to find and fix movement related problems in patients. Kinetic Contol has a complete movement solution sistem that enables you to offer your clients pain relief, improvement on movement efficiency, better outcomes, and decresed recurrence rates. Kinetic Control movement control tests and exercises aims to find real musculoskeletal causes and fix them by changing the brain. Make your clinical practice work smarter using our comprehensive movement analysis and rehab sistem.

 

I'm very pleased to release my 2014 course agenda in Brazil with courses running in Londrina (April), Brasília (May), Rio de Janeiro (June) and Porto Alegre (September). Visit our events page to get more info: http://www.kineticcontrol.com/events.php

 

Hope to meet you soon in our courses!

Pablo Marinho

 

Immediate effects of active cranio-cervical flexion exercise versus passive mobilisation of the upper cervical spine on pain and performance on the cranio-cervical flexion test

Lluch  et al Manual Therapy
Volume 19, Issue 1 , Pages 25-31, February 2014

Abstract
This study compared the immediate effects of an assisted plus active cranio-cervical flexion exercise (exercise group) versus a passive mobilisation plus assisted cranio-cervical flexion (mobilisation group) on performance of the cranio-cervical flexion test (CCFT), cervical range of motion (ROM) and pain in patients with chronic neck pain. Eighteen volunteers with chronic idiopathic neck pain participated in the study and were randomised to one of the two intervention groups. Current level of pain, cervical ROM and pain perceived during movement, pressure pain threshold (PPT) and surface electromyography (EMG) during performance of the CCFT were measured before and immediately after the intervention. A significant reduction in resting pain and PPT measured over cervical sites was observed immediately following both interventions, although a greater change was observed for the exercise group. No change in cervical ROM was observed after either intervention. Reduced sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalene EMG amplitude were observed during stages of the CCFT but only for the participants in the active exercise group. Although both active and passive interventions offered pain relief, only the exercise group improved on a task of motor function highlighting the importance of specific active treatment for improved motor control of the cervical spine.

Keywords: Review 2013