Physio appointments & enquiries
Whiplash is most commonly caused by car accidents. The symptoms occur when the soft tissue structures in the neck and spine are stretched and strained. The pain is generally felt in the neck and shoulders, however sometimes pain can refer upwards into the head or down into the mid or lower back.
At City Physio Clinics our physiotherapists are extremely experienced in helping you to manage your symptoms. We place a big emphasis on teaching you self management techniques, helping you to recover quickly and return to normal life. You will be given a specific home exercise programme and lots of advice on general exercise, posture and relaxation.
It is important to remember that permanent damage is extremely rare and most patients will make a speedy recovery with the correct treatment.
Poor or bad posture is a common cause of neck pain. It is very important if you are experiencing pain from poor posture to remain as physically active as possible. Bed rest may provide a short term relief from pain, but prolonged bed rest can make you symptoms worse.
Physiotherapy at City Physio Clinics can help you to understand what good posture is, teach you how to strengthen the muscles that support your upper spine as well as improving your flexibility.
In most cases of Acute Torticollis or Wry Neck, the person wakes up with pain, the head can become stuck to one side and too painful to move. Pain and stiffness in the neck can also be caused by a sudden neck movement.
Once the cause of your neck pain has been established, physiotherapy can help to relieve your symptoms. At City Physio Clinics treatments we may use are gentle mobilisations, soft tissue massage, advice on heat therapy and specific home exercise programmes to help stretch the muscles in spasm.