We can help your Neck Pain and return you to your optimum function and fitness!
Neck pain can seem to hit when we least expect it- you slept on it funny, held it at awkward angles throughout the day or just moved your head quickly.
The neck is a robust and dynamic structure that contains 44 muscles, seven vertebrae and numerous nerves and blood vessels. Its function is to carry the weight of the head and perform a complex array of movements required in normal day to day activities. Simply, the neck is designed for movement.
Neck pain is one of the most common conditions causing disability. There can be a spectrum of injuries from acute muscle injuries, repetitive strains to degenerative joint irritation. Due to the different tissues found in the neck, there are a variety of symptoms that may result from an injury. It is not uncommon to have neck pain alone, neck pain that projects up into your head as a headache, or pain that refers down into the upper back or arm.
For a majority of conditions related to the neck, imaging alone is insufficient to correctly identify the cause of pain. At Target Physio, we perform a comprehensive assessment of your neck and surrounding areas to gain a full understanding of what is causing your neck pain and how to effectively treat it.
Management of neck conditions not only includes the treatment of the painful structure, but also identifying other areas contributing to the movement patterns influencing your symptoms. Most people who experience neck pain will respond well to conservative therapists.
In Physiotherapy we employ a multimodal approach. We introduce functional modifications, manual therapy, neural tissue mobilisation and retraining of the sensorimotor systems. Retraining includes the balance of exercise of the deeper muscles in the neck to gain finer control, coupled with superficial muscle exercises to achieve greater strength with movement. We use education as a key tool to help you develop your understanding of your neck and reduce any worry.
Is your neck pain giving you a headache? Read more about Cervicogenic Headaches here.
After suffering serious damage to my right knee due to a motorbike accident in 2008, I've struggled with many movements and forms of exercise. I've also been very particular with who I let work on my knee. I've been seeing Fiona for a few months now and I must say that my knee feels better now than it has in years!! Fiona has helped me regain some (still got a way to go yet) confidence in my own ability not to mention increased functional strength and flexibility. Highly recommend Fiona and the team at Target Physio.