Talking Neck Pain with Professor Gwendoline Jull

This interview was recorded as part of the cervical spine course.

Neck pain is debilitating and disorientating. It is frustrating as physiotherapists when we don’t know how to help our patients. Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability as measured by YLDs (Years Lived with Disability), and 21st in terms of overall burden.

When it comes to the neck, it’s understandable why we don’t always have the answer.

The neck is a complex structure. The 7 vertebrae are the pillars of how we orientate ourselves with the world. They provide the scaffolding for 27 muscles which interact to produce intricate movements, whilst at the same time protecting blood vessels to the brain. If this wasn’t enough, the interaction between the neck, shoulder, head and back is also something which needs to be considered.

Professor Gwendoline Jull is a physiotherapist who has an incredible CV. She is an established educator, researcher and author in the musculoskeletal setting, specialising in neck pain. Watch this video to transform your practice and consider how rehabilitation is working for your patients.

If you want to learn more about Professor Jull and her work make sure you read her UQ Bio.

Thank you Prof. Jull for your time!