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Effects of Feldenkrais Method on Chronic Neck/Scapular Pain in People With Visual Impairment: A Randomized Controlled Trial With One-Year Follow-Up
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.
2014 (English)In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0003-9993, E-ISSN 1532-821X, Vol. 95, no 9, 1656-1661 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective: To determine whether the Feldenkrais method is an effective intervention for chronic neck/scapular pain in patients with visual impairment. Design: Randomized controlled trial with an untreated control group. Setting: Low vision center. Participants: Patients (N=61) with visual impairment (mean, 53.3y) and nonspecific chronic (mean, 23.8y) neck/scapular pain. Interventions: Participants were randomly assigned to the Feldenkrais method group (n=30) or untreated control group (n=31). Patients in the treatment group underwent one 2-hour Feldenkrais method session per week for 12 consecutive weeks. Main Outcome Measures: Blind assessment of perceived pain (visual analog scale [VAS]) during physical therapist palpation of the left and right occipital, upper trapezius, and levator scapulae muscle areas; self-assessed degree of pain on the Visual, Musculoskeletal, and Balance Complaints questionnaire; and the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey bodily pain scale. Results: Patients undergoing FeldenIcrais method reported significantly less pain than the controls according to the VAS and Visual, Musculoskeletal, and Balance Complaints questionnaire ratings at posttreatment follow-up and 1-year follow-up. There were no significant differences regarding the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey bodily pain scale ratings. Conclusions: Feldenkrais method is an effective intervention for chronic neck/scapular pain in patients with visual impairment. 

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2014. Vol. 95, no 9, 1656-1661 p.
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Neck pain; Randomized controlled trials; Rehabilitation; Treatment outcome; Visual impairment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-17654DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.05.013ISI: 000341335100008PubMedID: 24907640Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84906761671OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-17654DiVA: diva2:769779
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Available from: 2014-12-09 Created: 2014-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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