How Can Physiotherapy Help Whiplash?
Helping people suffering from whiplash get back to their former self with physiotherapy treatment.
Whiplash can occur in a motor vehicle accident or an incident that occurs where the body is moved suddenly causing the head and neck to move in a whip-like motion. This can occur with:
- Motor vehicle accidents (MVA)
- Contact sports
- Horse riding
- Cycling accidents
- Falls in which the head violently jerks backward
It can produce symptoms like:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder, upper back and arm pain and tenderness
- Stiffness in neck movement with loss of range of motion
- Headaches that start at the base of the skull
- Numbness and tingling in the arms
If you have recently had a whiplash injury and have not received treatment, but experiencing a multitude of these symptoms, it’s important you visit a health professional immediately. A professional assessment can identify if these symptoms are a cause of whiplash, and a physiotherapist can advise what treatment will be the most successful for your body and symptoms.
We're so convinced you'll love physio, that we even offer a FREE initial assessment. This appointment is a 15 minute, no-obligation assessment where you can explore how physiotherapy could benefit you. If you love it, we'll even treat you for half price, right then and there!
Common Whiplash Treatments
Treatments for whiplash can include:
- Medication and pain relief
- Joint Mobilisations
- Postural retraining
- Biofeedback and deep postural muscle training
- Shoe insoles
A professional assessment at Sycamore Health will help get to the cause of the issue and provide the right treatment to get it resolved.
... and so much more! These are simply the most common conditions, but anything muscular, joint or skeletal in nature is where physiotherapy shines. Physiotherapist's are also qualified in rehab, pilates, hydrotherapy and exercise prescription. There's a reason physiotherapists are considered the movement specialists!
How does it all work?
They also give a little bit of homework, usually exercises. These are are designed to decrease pain, improve strength and restore function, and are vital to your recovery.
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Wait, there's STILL MORE?
Yep! We're so convinced you'll love physio, that we even offer a FREE initial assessment. This appointment is a 15 minute, no-obligation assessment where you can explore how physiotherapy could benefit you. If you love it, we'll even treat you for half price, right then and there!