How your physiotherapist can help

Neck pain and stiffness are common symptoms of whiplash
Neck pain and stiffness are common symptoms of whiplash

Physiotherapy can give you the confidence to move again.

Physios can help reduce the pain by mobilising stiff joints, relaxing tight muscles and teaching you correct posture and exercises to help with a long term solution to the pain.

It is important to understand that although you are experiencing pain it does not mean that it is causing harm or is an indication of ongoing damage.

Physios can give you the confidence to move again!

Research shows that both physiotherapy and acupuncture are effective in the treatment of neck pain and disability associated with whiplash.

Physiotherapy is extremely effective in treating musculo skeletal disorders (MSD) like whiplash.

In one study 80 per cent of people who had physiotherapy for their MSD were able to carry on working and did not have to take time off.

Physiotherapists are highly skilled at supporting people with all types of neck pain.

They may give you hands-on treatment such as manual therapy and acupuncture.

Your physio will probably advise you on suitable exercises and pain relief, as well as tips on how to prevent further problems.

There are exercises that can reduce your neck pain and also prevent it coming back. The right sort of exercise, as advised by a physiotherapist, can make a big difference. Lifestyle changes, such as being more active and improving your posture, may also help.