Physiotherapy for Whiplash in Wakefield

Tops Fitness and Rehabilitation provides physiotherapy for whiplash in Wakefield.

Whiplash is an injury to the neck, when soft tissue in the spine is stretched and strained after the body is thrown in a sudden forceful jerk. The most common cause is car accidents but it can occur in strenuous physical activities like rugby.

Whiplash is a short term injury and rarely causes long term symptoms

It can start within 6 hrs or take a few days for the symptoms to come on. The pain and stiffness is usually worse the day after the injury. It takes a few days or weeks for the acute pain to lessen, however some people can have problems lasting over 12 weeks.

Common symptoms:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Tenderness and muscle spasms
  • Reduced neck movements
  • Headaches

Occasionally people develop symptoms of pins and needles in their arms and hands, dizziness, and fatigue.

How physiotherapy can help:


  • Minimise poor recovery
  • Prevent pain becoming long term or chronic
  • Rehabilitate poor posture and compensations
  • Get you back to good health and a better quality of life


Treatment consists of:


  • Advice and education
  • Therapeutic movement
  • Postural restoration
  • Mobilisation using mechanical techniques
  • Electrotherapy
  • Exercise

At Tops Fitness and Rehabilitation we have highly experienced skilled physiotherapists, who have a hands on holistic approach to therapy.

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