Whip Lash

WHO? Motor Vehicle Accident Victims Adults Children WHAT? Whip Lash is a term used to describe neck pain that generally occurs following motor vehicle accidents. Whip Lash usually occurs when a moving vehicle hits a stationary one. The rear collision causes forceful backward movement of the head and neck, followed by forceful forward movement. This causes damage to the cervical spine and surrounding tissues. WHEN? Whip Lash is common in victims of motor vehicle accidents, especially those who are hit from behind in a stationary or slow moving vehicle. Whip lash can happen to any one, adults or children, and often occurs when the [...]

Whip Lash2015-09-29T14:09:12+00:00

Ankle Sprains

WHO? Athletes (runners, jumpers, netball or basketball players) Kids Mum and Dad Grandma and Grandpa WHAT? The talocrural joint (ankle joint) consists of many articulations. The bones of your ankle are held together by a number of important ligaments and stabilising structures. An inversion ankle sprain (where by the ankle rolls over the outside of the foot) is the most common ankle injury and causes damage to the lateral (outside) supporting structures. An eversion ankle sprain (where by the ankle rolls over the inside of the foot) subsequently causes damage to the medial (inside) supporting structures. WHEN? Ankle sprains can occur during [...]

Ankle Sprains2015-09-04T11:20:23+00:00