Whiplash refers to injury caused by a sharp
acceleration/deceleration of the spine.
Injuries in the workplace or in motor vehicle
accidents are sometimes eligible to be
covered by WorkCover or TAC. If you’re
unsure if you’re covered then please call
us at the clinic.


Osteopathy and neck pain

Most whiplash sufferers respond very well to osteopathic treatment. In the early stages treatment can provide symptomatic relief, improve range of movement and help you to feel in control of your pain or injury. Once the pain has settled, an effort to assist the injured structures to heal back to their pre injury status is vital. Regular osteo treatment, postural and strengthening work enhances my management strategies.



Whiplash sufferers can have damage to some or all of the following:

  • Joints

  • Bone

  • Discs

  • Muscles

  • Ligaments

Symptoms range from mild to severe and can include neck pain, arm pain, headaches, tingling in the arms or hands and reduced range of motion.



When addressed early, most sufferers of whiplash respond very well to osteopathy. Treatment provides you with pain relief, improved range and an assurance that the full extent of the problem is known. At East St Kilda Sports & Spinal, we can send you off for further tests such as X-Rays (bulk billed) and MRIs. Treatments are tailored according to the specific structures injured and are gentle but effective.

Treatment techniques will vary depending on the cause but safety is always a priority. They can include:


  • Soft tissue (massage)

  • Stretching

  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)

  • Articulation

  • Trigger point therapy

  • Counterstrain techniques

  • Joint manipulation

Many untreated cases of whiplash are more difficult to treat and require time and an integrated approach to treatment, rehabilitation and postural work for relief. The most important thing is to act early.


Follow up

Whiplash often requires time and a collaborative approach to treatment, rehabilitation and postural work for relief. We are well equipped to guide you in the right direction and give you significant pain relief.