A whiplash injury to the neck can be understood as an injury to structures in the neck from having the head being unexpectedly thrown forwards and backwards with force. This pain is often delayed for a few days following the incident before developing dramatically and suddenly, causing a good deal of distress and decrease in functional movement ability.
At Core Fitness, depending on the severity of the injury or inflammation, our physiotherapists will first seek to stabilise the neck and reduce the immediate pain and swelling through different clinical treatments such as stabilising methods, ultrasound therapy, electrotherapy and ice/heat application.
After the initial pain relieving methods, your treatment/recovery plan may involve other methods like manual therapy, assisted stretches, soft tissue manipulation or even prescribed mobility exercises aimed at helping the injured area to heal more quickly. Our physiotherapists can also prescribe specific injury-related strengthening exercises to help further rehabilitate and stabilise the muscles around the injury site.
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