Treatment of your neck pain at RHP involves a specialised approach. Whether your pain is short-term or long-standing, an assessment of the whole body’s balance and alignment reveals critical clues to the underlying cause of dysfunction. Any past injury, muscle imbalance, or poor posture could potentially lead to an asymmetry in your trunk or pelvis. Because the neck sits on top of these structures, any asymmetry in the trunk or pelvis means there must be an asymmetry in the neck also. The increased muscle action required to compensate for this misalignment and the increased pressures it places on the neck joints are a common cause of pain and dysfunction.
Hands-on assessment is required to gently palpate the muscles and joints and determine which regions are becoming sprained or strained. Our physiotherapists have finely-tuned and delicate palpation skills to ensure subtle tissue irritation will be felt. There are numerous gentle manual therapy techniques that can then be applied appropriately to alleviate pain and promote tissue recovery.
Education, self-management strategies and provision of appropriate exercises are significant parts of your treatment program. By combining treatment of local structures in the neck and addressing underlying contributors to dysfunction, we at RHP Physiotherapy allow you to achieve a more permanent resolution of your pain.
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