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Neck Pain: Exercise and Training Considerations

Hanney, William J DPT, ATC, CSCS1,2; Zbaraschuk, Karis S PT2; Yi, Cathy J MPT2; Klausner, Sheila H MS, PT, CSCS2; Wawrzyniak, Loretta PT, ATC2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 3 - pp 104-110
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182226c45
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NECK PAIN (NP) IS COMMON, AND IT IS LIKELY THAT STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING OR REHABILITATION PROFESSIONALS WILL TRAIN AN INDIVIDUAL WITH RECURRENT NECK DISCOMFORT. THIS ARTICLE WILL REVIEW BASIC CAUSES OF NP AND HOW EXERCISES CAN BE ADAPTED TO ACCOMMODATE ASSOCIATED SYMPTOMS.

1University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida; and 2Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orlando, Florida

William J. Hanney is an instructor in the program in Physical Therapy at the University of Central Florida and a staff physical therapist with the Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Karis Zbaraschuk is aa staff physical therapist with the Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Cathy Yi is a staff physical therapist with the Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Sheila Klausner is a staff physical therapist with the Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Loretta Wawrzyniak is a staff physical therapist with the Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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