This research concerns the development of a clinical decision model for neck pain treatments that would be tailored to individuals based on clinically standardized testing as well as the development of methods for identifying at-risk individuals early on.
The aim is also to develop guidelines for early rehabilitation - especially concerning the choice of treatment and the success factors when the treatment is evaluated - and to increase knowledge of the effects that working environment factors and the position of the head have on neck pain.
Research into individually adapted treatment is taking place in a study involving long-term monitoring of women with neck complaints, where the effects of strain factors in the working environment on the results of long-term rehabilitation are also taken into account. Identification of individuals at risk and evaluation of previous rehabilitation efforts is achieved through scientifically valid questionnaires. Health-economic analyses are also included.