To determine, whether 3-months of neck-specific exercises could benefit individuals with chronic whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) who were on a waiting list for treatment.


Patients were randomized to neck-specific exercises (NSE) or no treatment for 3 months.



NSE significantly improved the NDI, SES, and EQ5D compared to waiting list (<0.01). There was significant improvement (p<0.0001) over time in all outcomes for NSE, and, apart from the PDI, significant worsening (p=0.002 to 0.0002) over time for the untreated group.


NSE were more beneficial than no intervention while on a waiting list for individuals with chronic WAD.

Références bibliographiques :

Peolsson A et al. Effects of neck-specific exercises compared to waiting list for individuals with chronic whiplash associated disorders: a prospective randomized controlled study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Oct 26. pii: S0003-9993(15)01344-1. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.10.087. Article sous presse

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