Neck Pain - Gage Physical Therapy

Neck Pain

“How to Put a Stop to Neck Pain and Headaches - Without Taking Painkillers and Without Having to Wait to See the Doctor!”​​​​​

If you’ve got neck pain, stiffness or headaches - it’s very tempting to think that it’s nothing, that it will go away on its own. Or, you pass it off as having just “slept awkwardly”, or that it’s just a “spasm” or a bit of stiffness that “everyone” your age suffers from...

There’s no obvious reason why it happened - but it doesn’t seem to be shifting!

If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone - and we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Neck Pain and Headaches are one of THE most common problems that we see in our physiotherapy clinic in Hamilton, ON.

And when it comes to living with neck pain, everybody we see wants to know

“Why is This Happening to Me?”...

or

“Why Am I Still Suffering With Neck Pain After Putting Up With It For 6 Months (Maybe More)?”

Most people think that when they get neck pain, it’s just going to go away on its own.

That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, it’ll be as if neck pain never happened… But then 6 months later you’re still living with neck pain - often even worse than it was when it came on.

Does That Sound Like You?

Another scenario we see all the time in our physiotherapy clinic is when people go to the Doctors, and the Doctor tells them to rest and “try these painkillers” and “see how it goes”.

But this is rarely ever the best advice and often 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the Doctor again because it hasn’t got any better. Worse, they’re often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills, and advised MORE rest. This is madness and explains why so many people aged 50+ are suffering with chronic neck pain.

Has This Type of Thing Happened to You?

Maybe you think your neck pain was caused by doing something - like lifting or sleeping awkwardly - but really it was caused by years and years of poor posture that caused the muscles in your neck to become weak and the lifting or the awkward sleeping position was just the EFFECT of that.

If you don’t know what you’re doing - neck pain can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as ‘part of life’ - as if it’s normal, and ‘just the way it is’.

Do You Feel That Way Too?

If You’re Currently Living With Neck Pain, Here are 7 Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:​

  • You thought it would go away on its own - but it didn’t.
  • You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers - but the pills did nothing to help your neck, and as soon as they wore off chronic neck pain struck again.
  • A family member, or friend, told you that everybody gets neck pain as they get older, so you just accepted it.
  • You tried other healthcare professionals, or a physiotherapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help.
  • You tried YouTube exercises but they either didn’t do a thing, or made your neck pain ten times worse.
  • You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your neck pain was so bad, but all that did was make it feel even more stiff and tight.
  • You decided to get a few “massages” hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel nice and relaxing, and didn’t do anything to fix it long term…

If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our physiotherapists to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.

What Can I do to Get Rid of My Neck Pain or Headache Quickly?...

Well, here's 4 things you can do:

  • First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that neck pain will ‘just go away with time’, but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed… Or it gets worse.
  • Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you ease your neck pain and headache is to do the right series of progressed exercises - the right exercises given to you by a physiotherapist will help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely again quick - and make sure that the problems don’t come back anytime soon (or aggravate your neck even more like some exercises do).
  • Avoid sitting and long periods of rest - ever tried to get up from the sofa after resting for a while, but you struggle because your neck feels so painful and tight? That’s because one of the worst things you can do that adds to neck pain is rest, and sit for long periods of time. Too much rest, and sitting in awkward positions makes your neck stiff and tight. It would really help if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture, alongside hands-on treatment, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
  • Get real, “hands-on” physiotherapy - Physiotherapy is proven to help people with neck pain and headaches. In fact at Gage Physiotherapy and Foot Clinic it’s one of the most common injuries we see. If your neck pain is affecting your job, your ability to keep active, if it threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends - physiotherapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know how the physiotherapy team at Gage Physiotherapy and Foot Clinic on the Hamilton Mountain can help you live with less neck pain - we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at one of our clinics:

Note: This Free Taster Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about physiotherapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free taster session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.

So the next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Physiotherapist at Gage Physiotherapy and Foot Clinic Help You Get Rid of Your Neck Pain and Headaches - In The Next Few Days?”

Here’s just a few of the things our Specialist Physiotherapy team can do for you:

  • We can quickly take away the pain and stiffness - often inside a couple of sessions.
  • We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your neck pain once and for all.
  • Pain and Headaches can “zap” you of energy and limit a peaceful nights sleep - we can help you to enjoy sleeping at night and living with more energy each day.
  • We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery.
  • We can help you put an end to taking all of those painkillers that are no good for your health long-term.
  • We can help you avoid painful injections.
  • We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room or from making repeat visits only to be given more pills!
  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that neck pain has stolen from you.
  • We can help you to finally get a good night’s sleep without tossing and turning trying to find that one position that feels right.
  • We can help you to sit more comfortably and stand longer without your neck feeling weak and painful or increasing your headache intensity...

Basically, we can help you get back to living life free from the curse of chronic neck pain.

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our physiotherapy clinic in Hamilton, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:


What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Gage Physiotherapy & Foot Clinic

A great experience with wonderful staff. Thanks Jay for making my physio fun. Highly recommend
Roni MacPherson
Roni MacPherson
13:06 24 Sep 21
I had a great experience here, everyone was so nice and friendly Val, Sarah, Emil and Jay all them are so good and I received a very friendly treatment never felt like I am at a clinic. I am really thankful to them for getting my arm better and I am able to use my arm again because of them after my injury. Thank you so much for super friendly environment and great experience with them ☺️☺️
kiran shergill
kiran shergill
15:59 20 Sep 21
The staff at Gage Physiotherapy are amazing, nice and friendly. Valerie is awesome. I felt safe under her care. Rightly so because I got back the use of my arm again. Keep up the good work Val!!!
Elizabeth Dacayo-Dela Cruz
Elizabeth Dacayo-Dela Cruz
12:43 17 Sep 21
I've been coming to this place for a couple of months now, and the staff here are super friendly and easy to talk to. My physiotherapist Valerie was amazing. The other physiotherapists and receptionist are very friendly.
Duke Anis
Duke Anis
14:38 15 Sep 21
Huge thank you to Valerie and her staff, Sarah and Jay. Had shoulder surgery and was very limited with movement and flexibility. With their help and guidance I’ve noticed much improvement already in the 3rd week. Very friendly and helpful, keep up the good work. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Nestor Paras
Nestor Paras
16:12 11 Aug 21
A huge thank you to Valerie for her help in physically and mentally recovering from the delivery of my first child. I strongly recommend her for pelvic floor physio for anyone who has had a baby (trauma or not). Both Valerie and her secretary always have a smile on their face, I am so grateful for my care with them 🙂
Deanna Crawford
Deanna Crawford
16:47 09 Aug 21
I just like to say thank you to all staff who worked at Gage physio therapy,their friendly and professional staff worked hard on getting me back to the painless recovery I received. I have been to many different physio therapy places and none have compared to the treatment I received here. I now have belief in physio therapy again and I believe it was the professional work that I had received. So if you're looking for a physio therapist look no farther.
Doris Martin
Doris Martin
20:24 17 Jun 21
Great experience overall, made great progress during my time here. The staff is exceptional and always in high spirits which creates a great environment. Very professional as well.
muayhigh
muayhigh
20:36 12 May 21
I've been coming to this place for a couple of months now, and the staff here are super friendly and easy to talk to. My physiotherapist Dr. Woodland is amazing. He is very thorough in asking the right questions and will go over the information from your form but also any that you tell him and repeats it back so that you understand that HE understands. Dr. Woodland is very friendly and professional and even takes the time to remember anything that is going on with his patients, he has that personal touch.The other physiotherapists and receptionist are very friendly, so easy to talk and joke around with and are more than acccomodating when it comes to booking or canceling appointments.I am so happy that I decided to come here, and will continue to come here!
Olivia Hinchliffe
Olivia Hinchliffe
18:25 25 Mar 21
The staff at Gage Physiotherapy were knowledgeable, professional, supportive and friendly. Not only did they help me after my car accident with stretching, different balance techniques, ultrasound and soft tissue massaging, they also supported me mentally and emotionally.I would highly recommend them.Peter
pe Lewis052
pe Lewis052
20:56 18 Mar 21
i have nothing but the highest praise for this place! After being in a car accident at work I came to Gage Physio and absolutely would recommend anyone & everyone to go there! Valerie was (and is) awesome, she makes you feel super comfortable and knows exactly what she's doing, i was back to work in no time thanks to her! And even though i'm glad to be back at work I do miss my morning chats with her, was for sure one of my highlights of each week!Thank you for everything!PS, if she ever asks you if you want to start with heat, the answer is always yes. its like being wrapped in a cinnamon bun 🙂 lol
melissaa
melissaa
00:57 20 Feb 21
Amazing staff they helped me with a shoulder injury also very welcoming i recommend anyone to this Clinic thanks Rob and Valerie
Justin Jelinek
Justin Jelinek
00:20 11 Feb 21
I have chronic tendonitis and plantar fasciatis and need regular treatments for both. I have found Gage Physio, to be very friendly and efficient. Valerie is very knowledgeable and professional, I will go back to her every time my problems flair up.
Lisa Vooys
Lisa Vooys
20:53 10 Feb 21
I had a herniated disk in my upper neck about 3 years ago that still causes occasional pain from my neck, through my shoulder, and down my right arm. I received great physiotherapy services from Val and Emil during the last quarter of 2020, which helped alleviate the pain and discomfort, along with some great advice on home exercises I can do moving forward. Jay, the assistant, runs a tight ship and everyone is very personable. Highly recommended!
John Murray
John Murray
19:16 03 Feb 21
This clinic is amazing! I really can't stress that enough. Val is a great physiotherapist and she really wants to see you get better. She offered me a wide variety of treatments to help with my Achilles issues including cupping, taping, therapeutic ultrasound and shockwave treatment (highly recommend). She also gave me some homework exercises and stretches to work on myself. She's professional, super knowledgeable and very safety oriented in regards to COVID protocols as well. Lots of parking (free) in the plaza. Val helped me get mobile again and walking and doing the stairs without pain! I'm over the moon impressed:) Highly recommend her services.
Darby O'Brien
Darby O'Brien
22:06 23 Jan 21
As this was my first on the job injury that required rehabilitation, I can say they got me back to where I expected to be in record time. With an ankle injury I had fears that I would not be able to to do all the things I used to be able to do or at least not as well. Over a year later and the whole incident has been the furthest thing from my mind, but that’s how it should be. I must also mention that I was always treated with respect, and sincerely felt that there was true compassion and understanding through out the process. I can also say that the care and thoroughness was always there even when I felt (hastily so) that I may no longer need treatment. Finally, the attentive listening to my questions about my injury, educating me, and helping me understand exactly what had transpired,and what I could expect both as a result of the injury, and the treatment was immensely reassuring. Thank you to everyone who helped in my recovery. If you are in need of a service such as theirs, I can only recommend them on all levels as there was nothing that I was dissatisfied with.
Dan Kay (Dayradon)
Dan Kay (Dayradon)
11:03 23 Jan 21
Very happy with the work you guys do here, gave me exercise to feel better and now I can workout more efficiently. Thank you for your hard work Valerie van Woudenberg.
Ted 3444
Ted 3444
13:21 21 Jan 21
I went to gage physiotherapy for my back pain caused from my slip disc. I was having sciatica pain and could barely walk. I visited Dr Robbie woodland and he worked wonders. After a few visits I was feeling way better. now I go see dr Robbie just for maintenance every week to keep me feeling loose and nimble. I highly recommend checking him out if you’re in pain.
Tj Ferns
Tj Ferns
23:32 20 Jan 21
Approximately a year ago, I started taking treatment on a very painful and debilitating arthritic left hip. I was barely able to walk or lift my leg from a horizontal position. Valerie worked on this problem for many months and with heath therapy, maniuplation and exercise, I was able to walk out of the office with barely a noticable limp 6 months later. I have maintained some of the exercises and continued with glucosimine and controitin daily, and Tylenol for Arthritis, I am nearly pain free and even less of a limp. The tissue in the joint had somewhat desintrated (my nonmedical words) causing the pain and limp as my leg is now a touch shorter. But I can now live with this presence. Thanks to Valerie and the team at Gage Physio I would not have gotten this far without their dedicated assistance.
Iris Lady
Iris Lady
19:12 20 Jan 21
Knowledgeable staff, convenient location, plenty of free parking. Services are on time, professional and friendly. Highly recommend,
John Smith
John Smith
18:42 20 Jan 21
Extremely happy with the level of professionalism balanced with the positive personalism that Val and her team provided for me. My recovery was a long, bumpy road but they were there for every step to help in every way they could.I was unable to properly walk, sit or stand without extreme pain after an injury at work. Thanks to Val and her squad, I’m fully recovered and back to my normal life and work and play. Thanks again guys.
Matt Speers
Matt Speers
15:43 16 Jan 21
Gage physiotherapy and foot clinic is my "goto" for my aches and pains. Valerie van Woudenberg is my physiotherapist. she is amazing and very professional. She helped me by the exercises she recommended , the therapy she did. Thank you Gage physio.
ron
ron
12:10 16 Jan 21
I have been having pelvic physio with Valerie for the last 6 months and have dramatically noticed an improvement. I suffered a prolapse after having my first child and after receiving very little help from my doctor I thought I would try physio. It has helped me both mentally and physically. Valerie has been so sympathetic, she has listened to my problems, acknowledged my concerns and been proactive and honest about my recovery. It’s a very intimate treatment and Valerie has always been professional and made me feel completely comfortable with the process. I would recommend this place to all woman both before and after having a baby, I wish I had found them sooner.
Lizzy James
Lizzy James
01:55 16 Sep 20
Did physio here, it was really great learned alot of exercises for helping my hips and shoulders. Things I will probably do for the rest of my life to insure mobility. Very welcoming crew front desk guy was super polite couldn't be happier !
king Mena
king Mena
23:40 14 Sep 20
Thanks for your support and professionalism in helping me with my recovery from my back injury. I also appreciate the exercises that you have given me. I recommend you very highly. Keep up the good work. Joy F
Joy Francis
Joy Francis
17:13 11 Sep 20
I went to Gage Physiotherapy for pelvic physio and it was a great experience! Val made me feel so comfortable and helped me get back to where I was before having a baby. I would highly recommend Val and Gage Physiotherapy
Bryanna Wagner
Bryanna Wagner
00:47 10 Sep 20
MQR Playz
MQR Playz
01:59 17 Aug 20
Val is amazing! Service is great and they are always so friendly!
Secretary DPsiD
Secretary DPsiD
23:55 23 Feb 20
I often went with my mom as she had tears in her elbows and shoulder that needs physiotherapy. The staff is really friendly and approachable. Highly recommended!
Dianne Grace David
Dianne Grace David
20:02 19 Feb 20
Highly recommend! Valerie has helped me tremendously!
D Moon
D Moon
16:45 30 Jan 20
The chiropractor is awesome
carol noble
carol noble
12:56 15 Dec 19
Ever since I got injured at work, I have been going to Gage physiotherapy for treatments and strengthening exercises. Val and her staff have been phenomenal in speeding up my recovery and making sure I keep up with the exercises to not only heal, but to get stronger and prevent future injuries. My favorite part is how they provide multiple services in one place- they have orthotics and massage so you don't have to look anywhere else. The staff are super friendly and make you feel comfortable every visit. Overall I would definitely recommend!
Bianca L
Bianca L
00:18 05 Dec 19
Val, Nicole, Rob and Anna I can’t thank you all enough for working with me towards my recovery after a bad car accident. I highly recommend them all as they have made these past 7 months more positive for me mentally and physically. Couldn’t have asked for better professionals in my recovery. They all listen to your concerns and actually care about you as an individual.
hillary lord
hillary lord
21:23 18 Nov 19
I highly recommend this place! I started working with Val after back surgery. Val has helped me immensely to get my mobility back. With her guidance and knowledge I am able to walk on my own without a walker or a cane ! She is an exceptional physiotherapist who listens to your concerns. Thank you to Val and her staff for all that you've done for me.
Theresa Roy
Theresa Roy
19:29 12 Nov 19
I love this place! I went for pelvic physio. Valerie was great and so was reception. Very helpful and welcoming. I would definitely recommend!
Rebecca
Rebecca
20:37 22 Oct 19
Friendly staff. Very knowledgeable. Figured out what was wrong with my back almost immediately and I saw improvement within a week.
Tom Stratton
Tom Stratton
17:22 22 Oct 19
Very friendly staff
Katrina
Katrina
14:28 22 Oct 19
I went for a physical aptitude test and it was just a fun time. The girls were great and chatted with me while the trials were being set up. Nice clean and modern look to the place and very clean.
Alulim
Alulim
22:30 21 Aug 19
Riyadh Safar
Riyadh Safar
14:08 14 Aug 19
Dr Valerie and Dr Rob are terrific. They are friendly, they explain everything in ways I can understand, and they really care. Thanks for helping me feel better!
Tracey Gordon
Tracey Gordon
21:34 20 Jun 19
Dawn Roach
Dawn Roach
03:00 19 Jun 18
I would like to thanks the team of gage physiotherapy and foot clinic.On day one when i went to book my first appointment the receptionist was so humble and helpful and made everything very simple for me, she helped me with all my forms.I would also like to mention that the therapist is experienced and guided me well through my rehab.Thank you again 🙂
Zankhana Solanki
Zankhana Solanki
03:40 11 Nov 17
Great service and staff keep up the good work guys👍
SORAツ津
SORAツ津
14:18 09 Nov 17
It’s a very nice place they do an awesome job very friendly staff
Sayed Yaqob
Sayed Yaqob
00:04 08 Nov 17
I had an amazing experience the last time I went. An amazing team who definitely goes out of their way to ensure they are providing the best service. They are also very professional and the receptionist was so helpful.I definitely give it 5 stars!!! Highly recommend!
Sabrina Wassel
Sabrina Wassel
00:00 08 Nov 17
Great service! The receptionist was so nice and courteous, answered all my questions in a very professional manner! Have been going there for all my physio and it’s great to go to such a clean and well organized place!
maryam noori
maryam noori
23:29 07 Nov 17
Great service!
Haidar Sakhi
Haidar Sakhi
19:51 04 Sep 17
Amazing services...
Varleen Kaur
Varleen Kaur
18:16 26 Aug 17
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