Whiplash Associated Disorder

Did you know that whiplash accounts for over approximately £3 billion of healthcare costs annually, this number continues to rise every year. Between 2008-2012 whiplash was accountable for 72% of insurance claims.

At Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy we are faced with numerous cases of whiplash; a soft tissue neck injury most commonly caused by motor vehicle collisions. This injury can also be seen in some sporting and trauma injuries.

Whiplash is caused by an acceleration/deceleration mechanism of injury and affects our muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and bones. Symptoms of whiplash usually occur 24 hours post accident and can include the following:

  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Changes in vision
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue/weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo

Physiotherapists at Jonathan Clark are very familiar with this injury and offer expert education and advice to help reduce pain and increase range of movement.

Our treatments include postural conditioning and specific exercise prescription to increase and maintain joint mobility. We also provide soft tissue massage, acupuncture and taping to help reduce the symptoms of whiplash. We strive to fully restore movement and help you return to normal activity in approximately 4-6 weeks.