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Understanding Whiplash: Expert Physiotherapy Solutions in Brisbane


Whiplash Physiotherapist Brisbane

Whiplash, commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, can cause debilitating neck pain and stiffness (Dyck, 2019). Symptoms may include neck pain, headaches, dizziness, restricted neck movement, and even cognitive disturbances (Dyck, 2019). It’s essential to recognise these symptoms early on to initiate proper treatment and prevent long-term complications. Our Brisbane-based physiotherapy clinic specialises in providing effective treatment for whiplash injuries.

Causes and Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash occurs when the neck is forcefully jerked backward and then forward, straining the neck muscles and ligaments (Dyck, 2019). Common causes include rear-end car accidents, contact sports injuries, and physical assaults (Dyck, 2019). Symptoms may develop immediately or several days after the injury and can vary in severity (Dyck, 2019).

Symptoms of Whiplash

Symptoms of whiplash can manifest in various ways, including:

  • Neck Pain: Aching or stiffness in the neck region, often worsening with movement.
  • Headaches: Persistent or recurrent headaches, typically originating from the base of the skull.
  • Dizziness: Feeling lightheaded or dizzy, especially with sudden head movements.
  • Restricted Neck Movement: Difficulty turning or tilting the head, accompanied by discomfort.
  • Cognitive Disturbances: Difficulty concentrating, memory problems, or irritability may occur in some cases.

Evidence-Based Treatment Approach

At our clinic, we offer a holistic approach to treating whiplash injuries:

  • Pain Management: Our physiotherapists use manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue massage and joint mobilisations to alleviate pain and reduce muscle tension.
  • Exercise Rehabilitation: Tailored exercise programs are designed to improve neck strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
  • Postural Correction: We provide education on proper posture and ergonomics to prevent further strain on the neck.

Collaborative Care and Recovery

We collaborate with other healthcare professionals such as chiropractors and massage therapists to ensure comprehensive care for our patients. Our goal is to help individuals with whiplash injuries recover fully and regain their quality of life.

Don’t Let Whiplash Hold You Back

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident or experienced trauma to the neck, don’t ignore the symptoms of whiplash. Seek treatment from our experienced physiotherapists in Brisbane to receive personalised care and support on your road to recovery. Click here to book in with one of our therapists.

References:

Dyck, L. (2019). Whiplash Injuries. Journal of Physiotherapy, 65(4), 243-247.

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