Frameworks and Guidelines


NICE produce evidence-based guidelines to help to resolve uncertainty concerning the most clinical and cost-effective treatments, procedures, and devices which are available from the NHS.  For links to some useful guidlelines, click on the link to the NICE guidelines page below:

NICE guidelines

For links to various Low Back Pain guidelines click on the page link below:

Low Back Pain Guidelines


Examination of the cervical region for potential cervical arterial dysfunction:

Neck pain

IFOMPT (The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists) have recently published (2012) an international framework for examination of the cervical region for potential cervical arterial dysfunction prior to orthopaedic manual therapy intervention.  A summary of this document is provided below.

pdf IFOMPT Summary