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Stiff Neck Physiotherapy
Waking up with a stiff neck is actually very common. This very uncomfortable condition is caused by a variety of neck issues and conditions and we treat them all the time. Stiff neck is also known as "wry neck" or "acute torticollis".
Stiff neck is often related to soft tissue
injuries, sprains or strains, and can also be a
symptom of underlying disorder in our cervical spine (neck). In some patients, slipped/herniated spinal disc or cervical spondylosis may also cause a stiff neck.
Neck physiotherapy will definitely help to treat your stiff neck or any neck pains.
Stiff Neck Symptoms
Symptoms of neck stiffness and/or neck pain can be a related or caused by other problems, such as a
- slipped disc (medically termed as disc
- vertebral (spine bone) facet joint
- soon-to-be-diagnosed fractured spine bone (undiagnosed cervical
So what happens with any types of injuries will often lead to
internal-protection called muscle "bracing, guarding and spasms" which causes an automatic stiffening/stiff neck. It is a natural and protective defensive mechanism to protect your
neck from any further damage.
In common cases of stiff necks and wry necks, patients often report that they "woke up with a painful and stiff neck", and sometimes they described it as their neck or neck joints got "locked or stuck", where they find that their neck and heads are locked in just one side and it's just too painful to move.
Sometimes, this pain may travel up the neck or travel down to the shoulder area causing painful spasms in the neck muscles too.
Stiff Neck Physiotherapy Treatments
Stiff neck and wry neck can be effectively managed and treated by one of our
skilled senior specialist spine physios - these are painful conditions we commonly treat in our physio clinic. What they will do is they will first perform an indepth assessment of your
neck to understand and determine the main cause of your neck pain.
After that, once they had determined and diagnosed the cause of the pains, they will prescribe or provide
treatments that may include gentle and firm
Our senior spinal physios will first loosen and induce relaxation to your neck muscles and joints by providing heat therapy and gentle gradual soft tissue management to the soft tissue and joints in your neck to slowly and gradually glide and loosen your neck joints and increase your cervical joint range of motion.
They may prescribe patients with stiff neck in our computerized decompression neck traction bed which provides a very graded and gentle stretch to your back and neck joints over a period of time, and this works very well with with spinal muscle pains and spasms.
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physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly
trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of
expert care to our patients.
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Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
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Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to
- accelerate recovery and
- shorten downtime / recovery period required
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to 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
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