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PREVENT NECK PAIN with EXERCISE

Neck Pain and Shoulder pain while working at a desk.

Is neck pain at work giving you grief?

Increasing computerisation in the work place has made it difficult for us to keep a strong back and neck.

Could you benefit from strengthening exercises for your neck and shoulder muscles?

Researchers from University of Queensland reviewed the scientific evidence for workplace-based interventions for office workers with neck pain. The study was published in the journal Physical Therapy.

https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article-abstract/98/1/40/4562646#.WnKF0MuIgk0.email

The study found that regular exercise to strengthen the neck and shoulder muscles was the most effective intervention and was of greater benefit than trying to find the ideal ergonomic set up.

Simple neck / shoulder strengthening exercises may be what you need in 2018.

You were made to move…. and we can help!

Read the latest evidence from the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress 2017, currently underway in Cape Town.

“Physical therapists have a vital role to play in giving patients the ability, knowledge and self-confidence to self-manage chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Their contribution could be increasingly important as musculoskeletal disorders rise in prevalence, a focused symposium heard.” Read more