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Neck Pain Physiotherapy | Move Physiotherapy Fremantle

Our cervical spine is an amazing, yet complex structure! Think of it this way. It supports our head which, on average weighs up to 5kg, whilst allowing the freedom of movement to reverse the car in the driveway, check our blind spot and look over our shoulder! No other region of the spine has such freedom of movement. However, the combination of complexity and mobility makes the neck highly susceptible to injury.

There are many potential causes of neck pain including strain from poor postures, injuries and accidents, whiplash and osteoarthritis. We have written more about common causes of neck pain below.

Physiotherapy treatment is highly effective in the treatment of neck pain. In acute cases of neck pain and tightness, your physiotherapist can often restore movement and alleviate a significant portion of pain within the first visit using a combination of techniques such as joint mobilisation, massage and dry needling. In chronic cases, your physiotherapist can identify of weakness that may be contributing to your neck pain and provide a long term solution.

At Move Physiotherapy, we are experts in neck pain physiotherapy.  Follow the link at the top of the page to book your appointment online today.

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Your physiotherapist will combine techniques such as joint mobilisation and manipulation, in conjunction with soft tissue therapies such as massage and dry needling. You will also be given a series of stretches and exercises to be completed at home in order to get you pain free as quickly as possible. Click the image above to read more about our physiotherapy service. 

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Massage is highly effective in eliminating muscular trigger points and relieving pain and tightness in the cervical spine. Click on the image and follow the link for more information about our massage service. 

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Move Physiotherapy Fremantle are your experts in Dry Needling treatment, and commonly include this method of treatment in their physiotherapy sessions. Click on the image above, or follow the link for more information about our dry needling treatments. 


  • Neck and shoulder tension
  • Headaches
  • Disc Bulges
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Nerve Root Compressions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stress related headaches
  • Wry Neck
  • Cervicogenic headaches
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I Have Woken Up and Can't Move My Neck. What Should I Do?

This is what we term a ‘Wry Neck’, and refers to an acute locking of one of the joints in your cervical spine. It is relatively common, and often occurs if you have slept awkwardly (for example, after sleeping on an plane or falling asleep on the couch).

Physiotherapy is highly effective for treating Wry Necks and we will often see results after just the first session. Your physiotherapist will combine gentle joint mobilisations with soft tissue techniques such as massage or dry needling to restore normal movement in your neck.

Should I Use Heat or Ice?

We recommend the use of ice in cases involving acute inflammation, such as following a whiplash injury.

For most other incidents, or conditions such as a Wry Neck we recommend using heat. For these injuries, heat can improve blood flow and increase muscle extensibility, thereby improving movement and alleviating pain.

Why Should I Get My Neck Pain Treated at Move Physiotherapy?

We are experts at neck pain physiotherapy. We offer 60 minute initial consultations to comprehensively assess your neck pain, but also to ensure that you receive a full physiotherapy treatment with your assessment.

Our follow up appointments are 45 minutes. This is compared to most clinics who offer only 30 minutes for an initial consultation, and sometimes only 20 minutes for a follow up appointment!

Your neck pain physiotherapy appointment may involve techniques such as joint mobilisation, manipulation, massage therapy or dry needling treatment.


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