Whiplash Treatment

Whiplash Treatment

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash, also known as Cervical Acceleration Deceleration Syndrome (CAD) occurs when the neck and head are suddenly forced backward and then forward, putting the cervical spine through quick motions and extreme stresses.

Whiplash most commonly occurs with motor vehicle accidents when rear-ended. However, high impact activities such as skiing, equestrian events, football, bungee jumping, roller coasters, and assault can also cause whiplash or whiplash related injuries. Even a slip and fall can cause whiplash!

Whiplash symptoms may occur immediately after the acceleration-deceleration event or can occur hours to days after the event. Common symptoms include:

  • Neck pain
  • Headache/migraine
  • TMJ/TMD pain
  • Neck stiffness or decreased motion
  • Shoulder and/or upper back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears, vision changes
  • Emotional changes
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing or speaking
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Decreased concentration/memory
  • Fatigue
  • Radiating numbness, tingling, weakness
  • Neck instability

The goal of PT for whiplash is to help reduce muscle spasms, increase blood circulation, and promote healing of the neck tissues.

Treatments for Whiplash can include:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Postural Retraining
  • Ergonomics Assessment
  • Bracing if necessary
  • Ultrasound
  • Heat/Cold Therapies
  • Dry Needling

Auto and Personal Injury

Generally, auto insurance policies will cover your physical therapy care after you have sustained injuries from an automobile accident. In auto and personal injuries, we focus on pain control and strengthening to help our patients return to a normal lifestyle. We work with local medical doctors in the coordination of care. Freedom PT also coordinates with attorneys to assist their clients in recovering from their injuries. We accept letters of protection (LOP) from attorneys and are able to get medical records returned in a professional, timely manner. If a patient requires auto and personal injury attorneys, we have a list of qualified and experienced attorneys available for referral.

Start your whiplash treatment today!

 

Whiplash Treatment Locations

Fox Point
Grafton
Brookfield
Mukwonago

Our Physical Therapists who specialize in Whiplash Treatment

Michael Karegeannes
Michael Karegeannes – Owner

PT, MHSc, LAT, MTC, CFC, CCTT, CMTPT
Scott Coonen
Scott Coonen

PT, CSCS, CMTPT
Nina Olson
Nina Olson

DPT, CMTPT, BCB-PMD
Molly Rittberg
Molly Rittberg

DPT
Spencer Tredo
Spencer Tredo

MPT, SFMA, FMS
Erin Bafunno
Erin Bafunno

DPT, CMTPT
Rebekah Goodman
Rebekah Goodman

MSOT, OTR/L
Tracy (Eynon) Pfannerstill
Tracy Pfannerstill

PT, CYT, CMTPT
Mike Ruppel
Mike Ruppel

PT, CSCS, CPI
Jeffrey Verhagen
Jeffrey Verhagen

PT, MBA, CMTPT
Pete Balik
Pete Balik

PT
Abigail Jurinek
Abigail Jurinek

DPT, CMTPT
Diane Ping
Diane Ping

MPT, CMTPT

Rachel Spaeth
Rachel Spaeth

DPT
Marion Verplancke
Marion Verplancke

MOT, OTR/L, CIRS
Gregory Cherbukovsky
Gregory Cherbukovsky

PTA, LMT
Anne Nord
Anne Nord

MOT

Trenton Rehman
Trenton Rehman

DPT
Peter Stathas
Peter Stathas

PT, CPI, TPI, CMTPT
Michael Verplancke
Michael Verplancke

DPT, CSCS, CMTPT, CFC