Most often caused by road traffic collisions, whiplash injury is characterised as being from ‘acceleration / deceleration’ of the head on the neck. Previously thought to be from the head rapidly bending backwards then forwards it is now thought to be related to the joints sliding forwards or backwards over one-another or ‘shearing’.

Some doctors still refuse to diagnose it as a condition, but it is now internationally recognised as Whiplash-Associated Disorder – WAD – and is graded from 1-3, most of our patients falling into Grade 2.
It is worth noting that almost everyone makes a complete recovery from WAD and it does not lead to lasting problems or arthritis of the spine.

Early management focuses on pain relief and restoration of movement using manual therapy and soft tissue techniques as well as home exercise. We progress on to address any work issues and a return to normal activities.

we treat

Sports injuries
Muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
Joint problems
Back pain and sciatica
Neck pain
Orthopaedic conditions
Pre and post surgical rehabilitation
Tennis and golfers elbow
Frozen shoulder
Overuse injuries