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Guidelines group launches exercise videos for neck pain, whiplash disorders

The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) has launched a series of video resources for clinicians and patients in an effort to promote the effective application of recently released clinical practice guidelines.

February 14, 2017  By Massage Therapy Canada staff

The series consists of tailored exercise videos based on the findings under the recently published guideline recommendations on the management of neck pain-associated disorders (NADs) and whiplash-associated disorders (WADs). The findings, published by CCGI’s André Bussières and his team, provide evidence supporting chiropractic practices, and involving “a multimodal approach including manual therapy, self-management advice, and exercise is an effective treatment strategy for both recent-onset and persistent neck pain.”

The innovative video series, which includes 33 specific exercise videos in four clearly-marked playlists, has been created in collaboration with chiropractic experts at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. This new video series is available on the CCGI YouTube channel in English and French.

To assist clinicians in recommending exercises for their patients, and to help patients with self-management at home, CCGI has also created matching exercise forms with links to each of the exercises. Clinicians can now quickly check off the exercises they suggest with the patient, and add their own notes if required. These forms can be downloaded by clinicians on the CCGI website and handed to the patient, or completed as fillable PDFs and sent electronically to their patient’s device.

“We are excited to see this new tool now available in English and French. A whiteboard video explaining how to use the patient exercise videos and forms is available on the website,” the CCGI said in a statement.


Downloadable accompanying documents for clinicians also include a one-page Summary of Recommendations, the Practitioner Guide and one-page algorithms for NAD and WAD. A 60-minute recorded webinar and 30-minute interactive learning module are available through Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Continuing Education courses. Free continuing education hours may apply in some jurisdictions and clinicians should contact their regulatory board for more information.

These tools have been specially developed by CCGI for clinicians to ease the application of guideline recommendations.

The full guideline, along with all accompanying resources for clinicians and patients can be found on the CCGI website. For more information, go to the CCGI website and for free access to the JMPT article.

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