Neck Pain


Global Physiotherapy – Sherwood Park
Neck Pain Treatment

Physiotherapist Cindy Coneen: 30+ Years Experience
780-467-9098
State of the art physiotherapy equipment
one-to-one neck pain treatment
Unit 148, 2693 Broadmoor Blvd., Sherwood Park
Global Physiotherapy – Contact Form


How is neck evaluation and treatment by a FCAMPT physiotherapist different?

Cindy Coneen uses a global physiotherapy evaluation to identify the sources of your neck and arm pain. A Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy, Cindy has passed written and peer evaluated practical exams. As an experienced physical therapist, Cindy observes your body posture to evaluate the movement habits of the neck and upper body. FCAMPT physiotherapists apply their detailed knowledge of the body anatomy: joints, muscles, nerves, ligaments and fascia to movement testing.

Cindy has over 30 years of orthopaedic and manual therapy experience. She has encountered many different clinical presentations of headache, neck and arm pain. This experience contributes to Cindy’s “big picture” view on neck pain. The location of your pain is not always the only anatomical cause of symptoms. Some symptoms can be identified by:

  • Wry neck: you woke up with a very stiff neck that is difficult to move and painful
  • Neck sprain: from sport is an acute or sub-acute injury
  • Longer lasting pain and movement limits can be due to posture habits
  • Arm pain and/or tingling: nerve irritation from the neck

Hands on evaluation of the neck and arms is key to creating a personalized treatment plan to resolve your pain and movement problems. Cindy will complete a precise assessment of the neck and upper body and include a first treatment on your first consultation.

  • Assessment and Treatment will be designed specifically for your combination of movement limitations and pain
    • See treatment options for acute, sub-acute and chronic conditions

What treatments can Cindy offer to relieve my neck pain?

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is using a hands-on approach to restore normal mobility to the neck facet joints, muscles, nerves and fascia. Cindy uses precise techniques to evaluate and treat the upper neck to improve your ability to check blind spots while driving. Improving the mobility of the upper neck also helps relieve headaches and arm pain.

The middle of the neck moves differently from the upper neck. The muscle and adjacent tissues can become thickened and tight. They require repeated precise stretching to restore normal mobility. Abnormal muscle control of the mid neck can also be identified and treated with manual therapy.

Spinal Manipulation

As a FCAMPT physiotherapist, Cindy uses specific and safe manipulation of the neck. Special tests are used to determine if spinal manipulation is the right treatment for you. The manipulation or adjustment is a quick, localized thrust on the joint to restore normal mobility. Depending on the direction of movement, you may or may not feel a “click” as pressure is released in the joint. The base of the neck where it joins the upper back often benefits from manipulation to improve mobility. This is a very safe area for a quick localized joint adjustment.

Laser and Regenerative Photon Therapy (RPTTM)

Cindy uses a unique system developed in Toronto, Ontario that includes a precise, adjustable infrared light laser and a combination of red and infrared light probes to promote tissue healing and relieve pain. The treatment of the laser for head and neck pain provides same day pain reduction. Therapy with the Regenerative Photon Therapy system is often used first in a treatment session to assist with manual therapy, spinal manipulation and exercise components to resolve your neck pain.

Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

Many people have to spend hours working in front of a computer which contributes to poor head and neck posture. Over time, muscles in the neck, upper back and arms become shortened. This leads to poor nerve supply to these tissues and the joints are compressed. IMS is a specific technique taught at UBC based on C. Chan Gunn’s treatment. Acupuncture needles are inserted into tight muscles to create a chemical and reflex response to assist muscles to lengthen. This treatment often provides quick improvement in neck and arm pain.

Medical Acupuncture

Cindy has completed a five month detailed medical acupuncture course at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. This course is more comprehensive than the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada basic course that many physiotherapists in Sherwood Park and Edmonton have completed. Medical acupuncture improves circulation and nerve function in the neck and upper body. Cindy uses her detailed assessment results to provide effective and precise acupuncture treatments.


Global Physiotherapy – Sherwood Park
Neck Pain Treatment

Physiotherapist Cindy Coneen: 30+ Years Experience
780-467-9098
State of the art physiotherapy equipment
one-to-one neck pain treatment
Unit 148, 2693 Broadmoor Blvd., Sherwood Park
Global Physiotherapy – Contact Form