Whiplash Physiotherapist
Edmonton Clinic

Whiplash Physiotherapist
Edmonton Clinic

What-is-Whiplash

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a term used to describe injury to the muscles and ligaments of the spine. Often associated with motor vehicle accidents, "whiplash" is the sudden movement of flexion and extension of the spine.

Damage can occur to soft tissue and bone. It can cause inflammation and irritate the spinal muscles. Common symptoms include: spinal pain and stiffness, arm weakness, tingling and numbness into the upper or lower extremity.

Common Injuries 

Whiplash can cause pain in all areas of the spine. Most commonly, patients report pain in the neck, upper back and trap muscles. Pain can even radiate into the shoulders and down the back muscles. The spinal muscles in the middle and lower back can also get injured by whiplash. Trauma resulting from a motor vehicle accident can be extensive and vary from patient to patient.

Injuries such as; concussion, head trauma, dizziness, fatigue, contusions, bruises, and bleeding or cut injuries are possible. The type of injury can vary depending on the speed, air bag deployment, type of hit, type of vehicle and whether a seatbelt was used. 
Muscle

Muscle

Muscle can become injured with strains, tears, and contusions.

Ligament

Ligament

Ligaments can be torn with severe whiplash and injury.

Bone

Bone

Most severe whiplash can involve bone and nerve damage.

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Learn how to quickly recover from whiplash.

Basic Whiplash Recommendations

Get Rest

Get Rest
During the acute phase of whiplash it is important to calm the nervous system down. Getting adequate sleep, taking time to relax and managing stress is important to help with your recovery time. Make sure to take good consultation from Whiplash Physiotherapist in Edmonton or your region.
Get Rest
Keep Moving

Keep Moving

Keep Moving
Getting rest in the acute phase is a great way to calm the nerves and let the tissue heal. It is equally important to keep moving as your body allows. This includes taking time to exercise, walking, and light stretching. You may begin strengthening as soon as tolerated.

See a MD and PT

See a MD and PT
If you did not go to the hospital the same day of the accident it is important to see your medical doctor and physiotherapist. Your MD may send your for testing or imaging. If you choose to see your physio first, they can treat your right away! If there are concerns of undiagnosed injuries, they may send you for further investigation or testing. Let the experts guide you to ensure a full recovery!
See a MD and PT
Make your health a priority

Make your health a priority

Make your health a priority
It is important to make your health and wellbeing a priority. This may involve seeking treatment, eating healthy, getting exercise, and completing your home exercise program.

Our Custom Approach

Phase 1

Pain Reduction

Focus of treatment to reduce pain and allow the inflammation to settle.
Phase 2

Reduce Stiffness

After acute inflammation the  muscles and joints can stiffen. The goal here is to increase joint mobility, muscle flexibility and incorporate and continue to build muscle strength. 
Phase 3

Recovery

Patients begin to feel back to 'normal'. This is an important time to increase activities and get back to enjoying life to the fullest! 

Why Choose Physiotherapy for Your Recovery

Advanced Treatment
Active Approach
Learn your customized exercise program to improve blood flow and restore movement.
Doctor-Reccomended
Doctor Reccomended
Your doctor may send you to our clinic. But you can choose to see us immediately as your primary care provider!
Advanced-Treatment
Advanced Treatment
We offer modern, effective, and trusted technologies and hands on techniques to get you moving better!

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How We Treat

How We Treat

We offer effective treatment options by expert Whiplash Physiotherapist Edmonton that stimulate fast healing and recovery. Our clinic provides customized treatment options that help relieve tension, build back strength, and reduce irritating inflammation.

Treatment Techniques

Technologies-Treatment

Technologies / Treatment 

  • Interferential Current Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic Therapy
  • Muscle Stim
  • Radial Shockwave
  • Focus Shockwave
  • IMS / Needling
Custom-Exercise

Custom Exercise 

  • Increase strength and moblility
  • Increase Blood flow
  • Learn ways to recover quickly
Manual-Therapy

Manual Therapy 

  • Soft tissue release
  • Joint mobilisation/ manipulation
  • Reduce tension and tightness