Whiplash treatment in Perth
What is Whiplash? Whiplash is a common term for sudden acceleration-deceleration forces on the neck as a result of rear-end or side impact motor vehicle collisions, diving accidents and/or other mishaps. These forces may result in bony or soft tissue injuries such as discs, ligaments, tendons, neck muscles, and nerve roots.
Mechanism/Cause: A whiplash injury may be the result of impulsive stretching of the spine, mainly the anterior longitudinal ligament which is stretched or tears, as the head snaps forward and then back again causing a whiplash injury. Whiplash may be caused by any motion similar to a rear-end collision in a motor vehicle, such as may take place on a roller coaster or other rides at an amusement park, sports injuries such as skiing accidents, other modes of transportation such as airplane travel, or from being hit, kicked or shaken. Shaken baby syndrome can result in a whiplash injury.
Physiotherapy Management and Exercises:
Scientific evidence has suggested that active physiotherapy is beneficial in the treatment of whiplash.
Active physiotherapy includes:
- Soft-tissue treatment
- Trigger point treatment
- Joint mobilisation
- Range of Motion Exercises
- Stabilisation Exercises
- Posture training
If you’re suffering from whiplash our highly trained Physiotherapists at Central City Physiotherapy in the Perth CBD can comprehensively assess and determine the best line of treatment for you to get you back to work, sport and the things you would rather be doing quicker.