Neck pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, and is responsible for significant social and economic burden, however, current approaches to clinical assessment and treatment can be ineffective.  Sensorimotor control of the cervical spine - that is, the integration of afferent and efferent information pertaining to movement of the head on the neck - has emerged as a phenomenon of interest to both researchers and clinicians.  Rutger will discuss the clinical measurement of cervical spine sensorimotor control for patients with neck pain, including the research comprising his PhD thesis and future projects. 

Presented by Rutger De Zoete

The University of Newcastle