Whiplash is the common name given to a sprain of the joints in your neck. This usually happens following some sort of physical trauma where the neck is forcefully moved backwards and then forwards rapidly. The most common cause is a car accident but it can also be caused by collisions on the sporting field or by falling over. People suffering from whiplash normally report neck pain, neck stiffness and sometimes headaches. People with whiplash may also get pain spreading to the shoulder or arm.
Physiotherapy is an excellent option for reducing pain, improving movement and rehabilitating the neck following a whiplash injury. At Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness we undertake a thorough verbal and physical examination of your neck to enable us to provide safe and effective treatment. Treatment will include education so you understand what is happening and to ensure you get your neck moving sooner rather than later. Treatment may also include a combination of joint mobilisation, dry needling, massage and taping. We also prescribe exercises where appropriate to self-treat your neck, improve the strength of your neck muscles and control of neck movement.
Early treatment of whiplash can be vital for recovery. All Physiotherapists at Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness have experience in managing whiplash with excellent results. We encourage you to make a booking now at one of our conveniently located clinics to start your rehabilitation and get back to doing the things you enjoy most pain free.