Effectiveness of physical therapy for patients with neck pain: an individualized approach using a clinical decision-making algorithm.

@article{Wang2003EffectivenessOP,
  title={Effectiveness of physical therapy for patients with neck pain: an individualized approach using a clinical decision-making algorithm.},
  author={Wendy T J Wang and Sharon L. Olson and Anne H Campbell and William P Hanten and Peggy B Gleeson},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2003},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={203-18; quiz 219-21}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an individualized physical therapy intervention in treating neck pain based on a clinical reasoning algorithm. Treatment effectiveness was examined by assessing changes in impairment, physical performance, and disability in response to intervention. DESIGN One treatment group of 30 patients with neck pain completed physical therapy treatment. The control group of convenience was formed by a cohort group of 27 subjects… CONTINUE READING

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