In Reply: I agree with Dr Nadler that patient
education is the key factor to obtaining good results in rehabilitation. Isometric
neck strength training often requires several teaching sessions so that the
proper body posture is maintained during the exercise and that the load of
the elastic band is high enough. The control patients were taught stretching
exercises only once before they received printed advice. Thus, we compared
commonly used patient instruction for stretching and 2 muscle training methods.
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