Case Report

Physiotherapy in a whiplash injury: a case report

C. Van Eck
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 64, No 3 | a107 | DOI: | © 2008 C. Van Eck | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 January 2008 | Published: 08 January 2008

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C. Van Eck, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Study Design: Case ReportObjectives: To describe physiotherapy intervention in an individual with asuspected whiplash injury.Background: The patient was a 29-year old male with complaints of neckpain and tightness following a motor vehicle accident. Methods and Measures: The focus of the case study is physiotherapyassessment and intervention in a stage II whiplash injury. Results: Following intervention, positive changes occurred in outcome measures such as pain, work status and activities of daily living. Conclusion: Physiotherapy intervention is successful in addressing whiplash associated disorders.


Physiotherapy; whiplash injury; mobilization; therapeutic exercise; neural tissue mobilization; patient education


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