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Online Course: Sensorimotor Impairment in Neck Pain

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1-1.5 hours

Trauma to the neck, like with whiplash, can cause the cervical receptors in a patient’s neck to become dysfunctional affecting the patient’s sensorimotor control. This leads to symptoms affecting a patient’s balance and proprioception and leading to feelings of dizziness and unsteadiness.  These symptoms are often not recognised and not treated as part of the rehabilitation process. The course will cover sensorimotor function and impairment in patients with neck pain as well as differentiation, evaluation, and specific management.


The aim of the course is to familiarize you with the evaluation and rehabilitation of sensorimotor impairment in patients with neck pain.


The course content is split into the following sections:

  • Watch a video interview with Chris Worsfold
  • Read a related physiopedia page
  • Pass a quiz
  • Target audience

    This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


    Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
    Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
    Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

    Requirements to complete this course

    In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  • Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
  • Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  • Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  • Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  • Complete a course evaluation form.
  • Learning outcomes

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • describe sensorimotor function and dysfunction by referring to the influence of mechanoreceptors, muscle spindles, and reflexes in the neck
    • describe sensorimotor function and dysfunction by referring to the influence of mechanoreceptors, muscle spindles, and reflexes in the neck
    • discuss 5 tests used in the evaluation of a patient with suspected sensorimotor impairment
    • create a treatment plan for a patient with sensorimotor impairment based upon test results in case scenarios

    Presented by:

    Chris Worsfold

    Physiotherapist, clinician, educator specialising in neck pain.

    Online Course: Sensorimotor Impairment in Neck Pain
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Pain management, Trauma
    Provider Type
    Non Profit Organisation
    1-1.5 hours
    Price Details
    Included with a subscription
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