Combined dry-needling, advice and graded exercise: a randomized controlled trial in chronic whiplash (2009–2012)

Abstract:
Central hyperexcitability is a feature of chronic whiplash and may be one reason for the poor response of this condition to standard treatment approaches such as exercise. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatment of dry-needling has shown potential to decrease this hypersensitivity in other musculoskeletal conditions. This study will investigate the effects of dry-needling combined with an orthodox treatment of advice and graded exercise on pain and disability in chronic whiplash.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Professor and Whiplash Program
    RECOVER Injury Research Centre
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Professor - CBEH
    Centre for the Business and Economics of Health
    Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
    Affiliate Professor Level E
    UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council