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Whiplash injuries: Treatment related to pathology and stages of healing

Helen David
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 52, No 1 | a640 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v52i1.640 | © 2018 Helen David | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 September 2018 | Published: 28 February 1996

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Helen David, Private Practitioner, South Africa

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Abstract

Whiplash patients present a challenge to physiotherapists because of the variability of clinical presentations and the unpredictability of the outcome of treatment. Recent literature, which may provide some clues to this situation, is discussed. The clinical implications are that physiotherapy treatments should be carefully graded and non-aggressive. Twelve whiplash patients were treated according to these guidelines and their data were analysed.

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