Is The Way You Get In And Out Of Your Car Aggravating Your Neck?

Whilst getting in and out of the car seems a pretty simple thing to do and generally shouldn’t be an issue.  In some cases it can be an aggravating movement for the individual who is required to get and out of their car regularly (as part of their daily life or work life) should they have neck pain and/or they perform this movement awkwardly or the vehicle dimensions and set up do not allow for this to be done with ease.  In the video above you will a typical example of how one might get in and out of their car (Wade is our CWHA physiotherapist who is showcasing quite deliberately how one might crank their neck).    Next time you get in and out of your vehicle, should there be a body part that is aggravated during this movement, then perhaps reflect on how you are doing, push the seat back, raise the steering wheel to improve space and change the way you are doing things.

This article was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading osteopathy clinics. We are located on Level 4 of 178 Collins St (within Pleasance House) alongside Optimal Health Exercise Physiology.  We have a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise rehab space with osteopathic consult rooms.  Our team of osteopaths have an interest in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Read more about our team here.  Book an appointment online here or call us on 0396709290 to arrange an appointment.

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Getting to Principle Four Osteopathy – 4/178 Collins St Melbourne CBD

Trams – Trams run straight out the front of us, with the closest stop at Swantston st and Collins St.  

Trains – We are a short 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station, Parliament and Melbourne Central train station.

Parking – off street parking is available on Little Collins St, Russell St and in the many parking businesses (Wilsons parking) nearby.