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Whiplash Physio Treatment In Manchester

Whiplash causes neck pain that can negatively impact your daily life and prevent you from doing the things that you want to. Whiplash can be treated effectively with physiotherapy treatments; from hands on mobilisations to ultrasound and acupuncture.

If you’re looking for a leading physio in Manchester to help you recover from whiplash, then call us today on 0161 833 3008 for a same-day appointment.


Why choose Total Restore Physiotherapy for Whiplash treatment?

All our physiotherapists are vastly experienced with whiplash injuries, and know exactly what to do to help you recover quickly and prevent the problem from recurring. We treat patients on a case by case basis, creating personalised physiotherapy treatment plans to ensure that we solve the route of your problem.


What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a neck strain that is often the result of motor vehicle accidents. However, it’s not the only way that you can get whiplash; it can also be sustained from any impact or jolting movement that causes your neck to jerk forward or backwards. This sudden movement stretches and can tears muscles or tendons in your neck causing you to have pain and a loss of range of motion.


Whiplash Causes

Whiplash Associated Disorder can be caused by range of different situations, such as:

  • Motor vehicle accidents;
  • Sports – sudden blow to the head (e.g. Boxing, American Football, Rugby, etc);
  • Aggressive falls;
  • Any head collision that may involve a jolting of the neck


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Whiplash Symptoms

Sometimes, the pain of a neck strain is immediate; other times you don’t start to feel pain until several hours or days later. The main symptoms of whiplash are”

  • Neck pain
  • Feeling stiff and decreased range of motion
  • Tightness in neck – muscles may feel hard or “knotted”
  • Pain during neck movement
  • Difficulties/pain when looking back over your shoulder
  • Headaches at the base of the skull – can lead to radiating pain, pins and needles or numbness down the arm
  • Blurred vision & sensitivity to light
  • Dizziness
  • Concentration problem
  • Increased irritability


Whiplash Facts

  • Athletes who play contact sports are often affected by whiplash
  • Neck strains are DIFFERENT than neck sprains

    • Neck strain – damage to muscle or tendons
    • Neck sprain – damage or tearing to ligaments
  • Whiplash and concussions often go hand-in-hand
  • Opposite to what most believe, and was done in the past, a neck brace is not recommended, or should not be recommended, anymore.


Whiplash Treatment

Whiplash can get better over time, however it will take a very long time if you do not seek the proper assistance or advice. Physiotherapy is the quickest way to get you out of pain and back to your best.

At Total Restore, our physiotherapists are highly experienced with neck pain and treat every patient as an individual case. We provide patients with advice and education on their pathology, hands on treatment and a tailor-made exercise program. This is to help you with your posture, stretching and strengthening exercises that, not only help rehabilitate you but also, focus on preventing further neck injuries from occurring in the future.


What physio treatment can I expect for whiplash at Total Restore?

  • Education & advice
  • Postural analysis and advice
  • Heat therapy
  • Electrotherapy/Ultrasound
  • “Hands on” treatment

    • Mobilizations
    • Deep/Soft tissue release
    • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercises in session and as a home exercise program
  • Prevention advice and treatment plan

Self-help advice:

  • Keep moving – Do NOT hesitate to move
  • Take painkillers (paracetamol or ibuprofen)
  • Stretching exercises
  • Strengthening and endurance exercises for your neck
  • Be aware of your posture and improve your work ergonomics
  • Ask your partner or friend to help release the muscles with a massage
  • Use heat – Enjoy a warm bath or a wheat pack on your neck and shoulders
  • Stay positive, do not let the pain consume you in you daily life
  • Visit your Physiotherapist!


Get in Touch

Call us on 0161 833 3008  or send an email to if you think you may be suffering from whiplash so we can help you.