Is your neck actually stiffer when you have neck pain or is it just a sensation?

Patients often ask me does their neck feel stiff or tight and I often say it doesn’t matter. It is how it feels to them and they think I’m crazy but this research shows why I say what I say to them.

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  • Dieterich, Angela V., Utku ≈û√ºkr√º Yavuz, Frank Petzke, Antoine Nordez, and Deborah Falla. “Neck Muscle Stiffness Measured With Shear Wave Elastography in Women With Chronic Non-Specific Neck Pain.” Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 0 (2020): 1-27.

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).