This third and final section will discuss some of the top exercises for recovery, getting strong again and managing stiffness or pain if it continues to arise for you.
A quick recap: The past two sections of this series included the anatomy of a whiplash injury and a discussion on whiplash pain. Feel free to look back at those posts to review!
*Disclaimer: exercises are tailored to each person. If something does not feel right to you, please reach out to your physiotherapist for assistance.
Here are a few exercises that you can try to check on your range of motion and to help improve it.
Here are a few exercises to try!
As for the ball release, you can place a ball against the wall and find spots that are stiff in your upper back and bottom of your neck and either hold or roll the ball in these locations for 30 seconds to 2 minutes in duration, or until you feel like the area has released.
Whether you want to play baseball with your kids (and teach them a thing or two ;) ), get back to working out in the gym and feeling strong, or you want to sleep better at night and hold and play with your grandchildren, I am happy to help.
I am passionate about working with people to get to back to living their lives comfortably, and helping them to achieve goals that they had before getting injured.
If you have questions or want to chat about anything, please feel free to reach out to me or one of my amazing colleagues. We are always happy to help!
~ Kristyn Froc, Physiotherapist