Clinical Edge - Cervical spine motor control retraining Clinical Edge - Cervical spine motor control retraining

Cervical spine motor control retraining

If you treat the cervical spine, when will motor control retraining help you achieve better results with neck pain? How can you decide if motor control exercises should be incorporated in your treatment? If motor control retraining is indicated, how can you assess which exercises or cervical cues will specifically help your patient to recover from their for neck pain or referred upper limb pain?

In this video, Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Caitlin Farmer will take you through assessment of cervical spine motor control, choosing exercises, and progressing your patient's control during functional tasks

Part 1

  • Assessment of cervical spine motor control

  • When and how to retrain cervical spine motor control

  • Motor control in a functional task

  • Objective tests you can use in combination with cervical cues

  • Positions to start retraining deep neck flexors

  • Cueing for cervical multifidus

  • Deciding whether deep neck flexors or cervical multifidus should be trained

Part 2

  • Retraining deep neck flexors

  • Choosing your assessment task

  • The order of treatment

  • Surface anatomy and palpation of cervical multifidus

  • Supine arm lift

  • Retraining motor patterns

  • Identifying when you need to treat other areas

  • Examples of motor control cues for multifidus, deep neck flexors

  • Identifying the best motor control cue for your patient

  • Motor control in specific functional tasks e.g. arm lift

Part 3

  • Motor control in specific functional tasks

  • Other factors in motor control

  • Conclusion

Cervical spine motor control part 1

Cervical spine motor control part 2

Cervical spine motor control part 3

Audio - Cervical spine motor control retraining

Are you ready to take your clinical outcomes to a new level?

Start your 14 day trial