Researchers at the University of Newcastle are looking for volunteers who suffer from poor balance or dizziness due to a stiff or painful neck for the next stage of a physiotherapy study.
PhD student Sue Reid said the study aimed to determine whether physiotherapy procedures were effective in relieving dizziness and neck pain.
"Our earlier study showed that manual physiotherapy was effective in the short term," Ms Reid said. "Now we will investigate if gentle manual therapy and/or exercises are effective in the long term."
Volunteers for this study must not have dizziness that is a spinning sensation, a current Workers Compensation claim, or conditions (such as a fractured neck or cancer) that prevent them from having normal physiotherapy.
The University's health and medical researchers work in collaboration with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). HMRI is a partnership between the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Health and the community.
For more information or to volunteer for the study, contact Ms Sue Reid. She is available for interview from 2 - 5pm on Monday 19 April and all day on Tuesday 20 April 2010.