An overview of functional progressions in the rehabilitation of patients with cervical dysfunction

I. M. Fiebert, M. Maguire

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The purpose of this article is to present a descriptive paper concerning a therapeutic approach to cervical dysfunction. This active rehabilitation process for patients with cervical dysfunction is an application of a five-step rehabilitation process that includes functional progressions. The major thrust of this approach is the return of patients to maximal level of activity or pre-dysfunctional level. The five steps of rehabilitation presented emphasize education, posture, flexibility, strength, and aerobic fitness. Functional progressions are implemented throughout the rehabilitation process, increasing the demands from simple to complex activities, to attain the goal of returning to maximal function. Case studies are incorporated to assist clinicians in developing treatment plans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-73
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999



  • Functional progressions
  • Muscle stabilization
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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