Stiff Neck Physiotherapy Singapore

Waking up with a stiff neck is actually very common, even myself had experienced it multiple times, unfortunately =(

This very uncomfortable condition can be caused by a variety of neck issues and conditions, and most of the time they are related to soft tissue injuries, sprains or strains.

Stiffness in the neck can also be a symptom of underlying disorder in our cervical spine (neck). In some cases, slipped disc/disc herniation or cervical spondylosis can also lead to a stiff neck and physiotherapy will help to treat your neck.

Stiff Neck Symptoms

Symptoms of neck stiffness and/or neck pain can be a byproduct of other problems, such as a slipped disc (known medically as disc prolapse), spine bone facet joint problem...or if it's more serious, possibly a yet-to-be-diagnosed fractured spine bone (cervical fracture/broken neck).

Any types of injuries will often lead to muscle "bracing, guarding and spasms" which will lead to the stiffening/stiff neck, and is a protective mechanism to protect your neck from any further damage, and is almost always a byproduct of another injury or problem.

Also known as "Wry Neck" or "Acute Torticollis".

What happens in most cases of stiff, wry neck, patients wake up with a painful stiff neck, eventhough our necks may become "locked/stuck" following a sudden movement - our head will be locked/held in one side and the neck will be too painful to move.

The pain may radiate or travel up the neck or down to the shoulder area with painful spasms in the neck muscles too.

Stiff Neck Physiotherapy Treatments

Stiff neck can be effectively managed and treated by one of our skilled specialist spine physiotherapists, who will first assess your neck to understand and determine the main cause of the problem.

Then, depending on the cause of the problem, they will prescribe or provide treatments that may include gentle but focused tissue release, manipulation and mobilization, heat therapy and maybe ultrasound therapy to accelerate soft tissue healing.

Our specialist physiotherapist will apply the heat to the neck and then apply gentle gradient/gradual pressure to each vertebra in the neck to glide and loosen them and increase the joint range of motion.

Sometimes, we may place patients with stiff neck in our computerized traction bed which give graded, gentle stretch over a period of time, and this works very with with muscle spasms.

We will also prescribe gentle stretching exercises for you to do that will help you to improve the joint and muscle movement, and decrease stiffness and hasten recovery.

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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise

Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

Areas of specialization

  • physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
  • hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
  • podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
  • read more on our specializations here

All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. They then provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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We appreciate you as a patient and want you to know that the #1 way we grow as a clinic is through word of mouth referrals from valued patients like yourself.

We do not rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients.

When you have the opportunity, please take the time to tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our clinic.

Thank you so much, and stay healthy!

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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations.

As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth, but you can also make an appointment without seeing any doctors (that being said, if you do need a referral to a specialist orthopedic surgeon or sports GP, we will recommend you too as value added service at no additional costs to you).

The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver (we are proud to say that we try our best to only engage the most experienced and specialist therapists - which makes a big difference in clinical outcomes).

The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at +6588001830 or email, thanks!

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Your physio, hand therapy and rehab with us may be covered under your medical insurance or cashless - find out more here.


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Finally I know what I have, my pain decreased and now I'm back to work!

Regional Sales Manager

OMG. The pain levels in my hands have dropped dramatically, about 60-70%


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