Pain in the Neck

If you have a pain in the neck, your life is not fun. Finding accurate and useful information on the internet can be overwhelming or frustrating. Below are a number of articles, handouts, videos, and links from the internet. Materials on this Web Page are for educational purposes only. Please consult your physician or physiotherapist if you require a specific diagnosis or have any medical concerns.

Neck Self-Assessment

Neck Pain Self-Management

Neck Information and Brochures

Neck Exercise Programs

Physiotherapy Neck Treatment

  1. Assessment, Diagnosis
  2. Follow-up Physical
  3. Treatment Recommendations
    • Active Physiotherapy Care
    • Interdisciplinary Care
    • Medical Management
  4. Risk versus Benefit
  5. Rehabilitation Process
    • Step 1 – Establish Restorative Sleep
    • Step 2 – Stress Management
    • Step 3 – Pain Control (Reset)
    • Step 4 – Mobility (Reinforce)
    • Step 5 – Stability (Reinforce)
    • Step 6 – Resistance (Reload)
    • Step 7 – Function 
  6. Homework
  7. Re-Assessment

Conservative Treatment

  1. Medication
  2. Exercise
  3. Myofascial Release Technique (MRT), Active Release (ART)
  4. Instrument Assisted Device (ISTM), Graston Technique
  5. Manipulation
  6. TENS, electrical stimulation
  7. LASER

Medical Techniques For Neck Pain


Online Resources

  • Alberta Health Services

Clinical Research

  • Physiotherapy Studies

Case Studies

  • Mrs. G – Neck Surgery
  • Mark C – Chronic Neck Disorder
  • Paul M – Muscle Strain

Consulting a Professional

  1. Physician
  2. Physiotherapist
  3. Massage Therapist
  4. Chiropractor

Calgary Community Resources


If Neck Pain limits your activities, early intervention is strongly recommended. Consult a physician and educate yourself about your condition. If you are still uncertain about your Neck pain, contact our team.