If you are suffering from whiplash then a specialist whiplash physiotherapy treatment plan will give you advice on how and when to rest, guidance for movement and what to avoid, plus relaxation techniques and other tips to aid recovery.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is the common term for the acceleration-deceleration forces on the neck which may occur in a motor vehicle collision or other incidents such as a fall or sporting injury. Because whiplash is unexpected, you don’t have time to prepare for the force of the impact and it is this sudden motion that causes injuries.

These forces may result in painful injuries to the muscles, ligaments and joints of the neck and other spinal areas. It may result in no pain or injury at all.


Symptoms can occur immediately or can develop over time.

Symptoms can include one or several of the following:

  • pain and stiffness of the neck or back
  • difficulty turning your head
  • pain or stiffness in the shoulders or down the arms
  • dizziness
  • headaches

How can whiplash physiotherapy help?

Physiotherapists are highly skilled at supporting people with whiplash. They will explain how you can manage your symptoms and help your recovery. The physiotherapist will ask you lots of questions about your symptoms look at your movement and touch the affected area.

A visit may include:

  • home exercise programme
  • manual therapy
  • soft tissue mobilizations
  • advice on posture

Physiotherapy Matters offers treatment and care for whiplash injuries in Newcastle and in Northumberland. Get in touch to book an appointment with one of our physiotherapists by calling 0191 285 8701 or emailing us at info@physiotherapymatters.co.uk.

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