- Monitoring physical activity and fitness
- Health-related fitness tests for public health monitoring
- Development and evaluation of a 2-km Walking Test
- Health-related fitness test battery
- Health-related fitness tests for older adults
- Motor Skill Test Battery for Adults
- Required motor abilities in commonly practised exercise modes
- Physical activity and motor abilities
- Health 2000 and Health 2011
- Exercise Loading and Bone Structure
- FeetEnergy — promoting physical activity among 8th graders
- Promoting safe participation in physical activity
- Prevention of knee and ankle injuries
- Floorball injuries — epidemiology and prevention
- Effects of exercise on physical functioning, bone strength and fall risk among older women
- Vitamin D and Exercise in Fall Prevention
- Effect of vibration training on physical functioning and risk of falling in older people
- Fall-induced injuries among the elderly in Finland
- Neuromuscular Exercise and Counseling Prevent Low Back Pain
- Risk factors of injuries and injury prevention in youth football
- Promoting health-enhancing physical activity
- Counselling, lifestyle and physical activity in maternity care
- Physical activity counseling in maternity and child health care
- Promoting physical activity among women at risk for gestational diabetes
- Validity of a leisure time physical activity questionnaire
- Pregnant Women’s Work Ability, Sickness Absence and Return to Employment
- Effect of physical activity on menopausal symptoms
- Breast Cancer and Exercise
- Prevention of Chronic Lower Back Pain in Female Nurses
- Weight Reduction and Long-distance Truck and Bus Drivers
- Physical Activity and Reducing of Headaches
- Developing physical activity counselling
- HEPA Europe Co-operation
- Safety 2016 World Conference
Exercise Training With A Physically Active Lifestyle to Reduce Headaches and Improve Quality of Life
A randomized, controlled trial to investigate exercise training and its cost-effectiveness in the treatment of chronic headaches among working women.
Tension-type headaches and cervicogenic headaches as well as migraines are the most common reasons for visits to a doctor among working women. They have mainly been treated with medication and physical therapy. However, so far there is hardly any evidence-based research data regarding the training methods used as part of physical therapy.
The aim was to investigate whether neck and cervical muscle training was effective in reducing headaches. In addition, the aim was to investigate how training affects the participants' quality of life and physical activity in their free time and how cost-effective the program was.
The participants recruited for the two-year study were 18 to 60-year-old working women who live in Tampere or Helsinki and who have suffered from headaches. The study began in the autumn of 2012 and it was organized in collaboration with Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä Central Hospital – Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and the Department of Health Sciences University of Jyväskylä.
After the initial assessments, the participants were randomly divided into two groups. Each group first having six sessions supervised by a physical therapist over a period of six months, after which training continued independently over the next six months. The study also monitored headaches and the participants' engagement in exercise in their free time. The follow-ups will take place 6, 12 and 24 months after the training began.
Marjo Rinne, Researcher
For publications (international and Finnish) of this research see the Finnish description.
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