Whiplash Self Help Tips

Bodhi Haraldsson, RMT, Registered Massage Therapist discusses whiplash and some self help tips towards recovery.

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Bodhi Haraldsson, RMT, Registered Massage Therapist discusses whiplash and some self help tips towards recovery.
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Featuring Bodhi Haraldsson, RMT, Registered Massage Therapist

Duration: 1 minute, 31 seconds

As you’re recovering from your whiplash injuries, there are a couple of key components for you to keep in mind. The first one is, the more positive you are about the outcomes, the more engaged you are with your process, the rehabilitation and the recovery, the better outcome you’re going to have.

We know from those patients that stay engaged and are positive in their recovery process, they do better. Those patients that tend to withdraw, not do as much, and be more fearful, tend to have a longer recovery process.

One of the key components of recovery after a whiplash injury is to stay active, and to stay engaged in your normal day-to-day activities. Now having said that, it’s also important to listen to your body and modify your activities and your exercises based on how your neck feels.

In some instances, in the very beginning of your healing process, it may be necessary to limit some of the activities that you are doing. Now it’s important not to stop doing them, but just to limit the amount you do, how much you do, the intensity.

Those types of limiters are okay in the beginning, but not to stop. You only stop if your therapist or your medical doctor instructs you to do so, because those can be negative effects, and actually prolong your healing and prolong your journey to get better.

For further information on how to stay active and understanding your limitations, go see your physiotherapist, massage therapist, or chiropractor.

Presenter: Bodhi Haraldsson, Massage Therapist, Surrey, BC

Local Practitioners: Massage Therapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.