MyoTel – a European initiative addressing neck-shoulder complaints at work combining telemedicine and myofeedback training intervention
Paper i proceeding, 2007
A recent intervention approach addressing neck-shoulder complaints is myofeedback training based on the Cinderella hypothesis. In a randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing myofeedback training combined with ergonomic counselling to ergonomic counselling alone, the myofeedback intervention was found to have potential in reducing pain intensity and disability in females with neck-shoulder complaints at their regular workplace. This presentation summarise the results of the RCT study. It also describes a European initiative, MyoTel, assembled to draw on the experiences from the RCT study applying telemedicine techniques to increase the method’s applicability and facilitating its use in occupational health services.