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Table 2 Provision of treatment interventions

From: Treatment preferences amongst physical therapists and chiropractors for the management of neck pain: results of an international survey

Interventions Yes % Yes commonly % Yes occasionally % Yes never % No % Outside scope of practice
Exercise 98     2 0
Stretch neck/upper thorax   79 17 2   
Stretch other body part   47 43 8   
Strengthen neck/upper thorax   77 19 3   
Strengthen other body parts   51 41 7   
Local muscle endurance   63 26 9   
Postural control   84 13 2   
Exercises related to motor control   40 41 18   
Static/dynamic stabilization   55 32 12   
Cardiovascular retraining   25 51 23   
Other:   17 53 29   
Mechanical Traction 28     55 12
Modalities       
Electrotherapeutics 43     47 9
TENS   12 27 4   
EMG biofeedback   1 9 26   
Short wave diathermy   0 5 31   
Muscle stimulation   5 13 19   
Thermal agents 73     22 5
Heat or cold application   55 13 0   
Phototherapeutics 10     65 23
Laser therapy   5 4 1   
Sonic therapies 29     54 17
Ultrasound   11 13 0   
Shock wave   0 2 21   
Acupuncture 46     29 25
Traditional acupuncture   17 17 7   
Dry needling   18 11 12   
Manual therapies 99     1 0
Mobilization   90 8 1   
Manipulation   56 32 11   
Manual traction   55 37 7   
Massage/soft tissue work   79 19 1   
Orthoses/supportive devices 30     57 11
Collars   0 24 5   
Pillows   8 20 3   
Taping   4 16 10   
Adaptive equipment   0 5 25   
Other   0 1 28   
Ergonomic interventions 83     15 8
Work related interventions 73     22 9
Work hardening   8 35 29   
Work site modification   33 36 3   
Communication with employer   16 43 13   
Work site restrictions   19 47 7   
Other   7 23 42   
Other 13     70 6