Professor Gwendolen Jull and Dr Michele Sterling of the UQ Division ofPhysiotherapy are conducting two clinical trials investigating recoveryfollowing a whiplash injury.
One trial is examining whether a multi-professional treatmentapproach is necessary following a whiplash injury. The other trial isexamining the progression of symptoms following a whiplash injury.
Whiplash injury is commonly associated with neck pain, impaired movement and can be distressing.
Professor Jull said: "The results of the current research willadd to the understanding of whiplash injury, which will ultimatelyassist in the assessment and best management of whiplash."
Both Professor Jull and Dr Sterling have extensive experience in treating patients with Acute Whiplash Injury.
Volunteers who have neck pain as a result of a motor vehicleaccident which has occurred within the past four weeks, and who areaged between 18 and 65 years of age are required for the currentresearch.
Participants will attend the whiplash clinic at theUniversity's St Lucia campus for four testing sessions of approximatelytwo hours each over a 12 month period.
A range of physical tests examining neck function will beconducted during each appointment. Participants will also be asked tocomplete a series of questionnaires which will help to identify therange and severity of symptoms, as well as establish how whiplashinjury affects patient's everyday lives.
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