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This section features a recent systematic review that is indexed on PEDro, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (http://www.pedro.org.au). PEDro is a free, web-based database of evidence relevant to physiotherapy.
▸ Bertozzi L, Gardenghi I, Turoni F, et al. Effect of therapeutic exercise on pain and disability in the management of chronic non-specific neck pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Phys Ther 2013;93:1026–36.
Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders, second only to back pain.1 Its annual prevalence among the general and workforce populations varies from 30% to 50%.2 Researcher interest in evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic interventions used by physiotherapists to manage chronic non-specific neck pain, especially therapeutic exercise, has increased in recent years.3 A key limitation of previous reviews of treatments for chronic non-specific neck pain has been the inclusion of results pertaining to other conditions such as whiplash associated disorders).
To systematically …