‘Whiplash’ occurs when direct impact on the body results in involuntary movement into the end of range causing the soft tissues to over stretch then go into spasm, triggering pain and stiffness. It is most commonly associated with the neck.


How physiotherapy can help:
In the majority of whiplash cases, provision of simple range of movement (ROM) exercises, gentle stretches, posture advice and education combined with appropriate pain relieving treatment like acupuncture or manual therapy can help enormously.