Physiotherapy involving joint mobilisations or manipulations and muscle relaxation, hot packs, dry needling as well as a tailored home exercise program, can greatly improve the comfort and range of motion of an “acute wry neck”. Generally, if the patient is seen within 12 hours of onset, almost total relief may be attained with only 2 or 3 sessions. Disc lesions can take several weeks to settle; therefore, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis.
A physiotherapist can determine the cause of the wry neck so appropriate treatment may be implemented immediately. An acute wry neck that is not treated but left to resolve over several weeks can often result in a stiffened segment predisposing the patient to recurrent episodes of the same condition.
We provide physiotherapy service to Beaumaris in Ocean Reef as well as across all the Northern Suburbs including Heathridge physio services, Currambine, Mullaloo physiotherapy, Joondalup, Connolly, Beldon and Iluka physiotherapy.