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BACKGROUND The optimal type of exercise protocol in the physical rehabilitation of non-specific neck pain has not yet been established. Furthermore, the role of fear-avoidance belief in the maintenance of pain and disability has been highlighted. Research indicates that exercise may be a means to reduce fear-avoidance belief, but evidence is scarce. AIM(More)
Until recently, methods for objective quantification of sitting time have been lacking. The aim of this study was to validate self-reported measures against objectively measured total sitting time and longest continuous time with uninterrupted sitting during working hours, leisure time on workdays and leisuredays. Objective diurnal measurement of sitting(More)
Methods Forty-nine girls 9-18 years with TTH were randomised to patient education programmes with 10 weeks of strength training compared with counselling by nurse and physiotherapist. Primary outcomes were headache frequency, intensity and duration; secondary were neckshoulder muscle strength, aerobic power and pericranial tenderness, measured baseline,(More)
Results Compared to controls TTH patients had a significantly weaker neck extension (21.49±10.31Nm) vs. (17.07±9.16 Nm) (p= 0.02) resulting in a significantly lower Extension/ Flexion moment ratio (p=0.03). TTH-patients also showed a tendency to significantly lower shoulder abduction strength (44.3±19.3 Nm) vs. (38.7, ±15.9 Nm.) (p = 0.05). Conclusions The(More)
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