Road Traffic Accidents

Road traffic accidents are a common cause of musculoskeletal injury. These injuries are caused by both direct trauma and, in the case of ‘whiplash’, the acceleration / deceleration associated with a road traffic accident. These injuries are often very debilitating and require early assessment and treatment by a physiotherapist. Any area of the body can be injured and the severity is often dependent on the size and direction of the impact received. Common conditions caused by road traffic accidents are:

Back pain
Thoracic (chest) pain
Shoulder pain
Knee pain
TMJ (jaw) pain