Efficacy of Exercise, Manual Therapy and Tele-rehabilitation-Assisted Treatment on Degenerative Cervical Diseases

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    Hasan Kalyoncu University
Updated on 2 February 2023
manual therapy
home exercise program


The study aims to compare the effectiveness of soft tissue, joint mobilization, and tele-rehabilitation within the scope of Manual Therapy to the exercise program.


60 subjects with cervical degenerative disease will be included in the study after a voluntary consent form is filled out. Subjects will randomly be divided into 3 groups according to the order.

Group 1:Home Exercise Program: After a general education is given to the patients, an exercise program will be taught. Patients will be asked to do home exercises for 30-45 minutes once a day, 5 days a week for 8 weeks, and fill in follow-up charts. In addition, reminder messages will be sent to these patients once a week by the physiotherapist.

Group 2: Manual Therapy Group: After a general education is given to the patients, the same exercise program will be taught. Soft tissue and joint mobilizations will be applied to the patients in this group within the scope of Manual Therapy (MT). Mobilizations of the cervical vertebrae, scapula, and thoracic vertebrae will be included. MT will be applied to the patients 2 days a week for 8 weeks.

Group 3: Tele-Rehabilitation Group: After general education, treatment will be given in the zoom environment. During the 8 weeks, regularly planned exercises will be done via Zoom for 30-45 minutes 2 days a week, accompanied by a physiotherapist. Patients will apply active cervical and thoracic region mobilizations called self-mobilization. Patients will be taught active mobilization applications with the help of a towel for the cervical region, mobilization of the thoracic region with a foam roller. Patients will apply those self-mobilization at home in front of the physiotherapist in a visual environment. Patients in this group will regularly do the same home exercises on the other days without tele-rehabilitation.

Measurement and evaluation will be done four times, as pre-treatment, post-treatment (8th week), first follow-up (12 weeks), second follow-up (6th month).

Condition Cervical Spine Disease, Neck Pain
Treatment Home exercise program, Manual Therapy Combined with Home Exercise Program, Tele-rehabilitation Assisted Program
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05098860
SponsorHasan Kalyoncu University
Last Modified on2 February 2023

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