Neck pain and upper back pain is a common and sometimes debilitating problem. If you are worried or would like Fay Pedler Clinic to check you out, please get in touch.

Neck Pain

Pain in the neck and upper back region is a common and sometimes debilitating problem. Neck pain can come from a number of disorders in the neck, these include:

  • Degenerative or herniated disc
  • Facet joint injury
  • Posture related pain
  • Work related pain
  • Whiplash
  • A pinched or aggravated nerve

Pain can be felt in the neck itself, over the top of the shoulders or between the shoulder blades. Pain might refer down the arms or up into the head. Neck injury can produce symptoms that range from severe acute pain, deep aching, restricted movement and referred pain, and pins and needles or numbness to the arm or hands.

At Fay Pedler Physiotherapy, our approach to neck pain is to ensure a full diagnosis is made. This is achieved through a complete assessment of the area. It may involve a referral for X-ray or MRI scan in some incidences. Treatment will then address the cause of the problem.

This may involve:

  • Manual therapy and manipulation to resolve restrictions in the spine
  • Soft tissue mobilisation to relieve spasm
  • Exercise and education to correct muscle balance and improve posture

Our goal is always to achieve full and correct diagnosis, followed up with the most appropriate and personally devised treatment for the diagnosed problem.

Book your appointment today to see one of our specialists at the Fay Pedler Clinic.

Back Pain

Back pain affects up to 85% of people at some time in their lives and is the most common disability in those of under 45 years of age.

Knee Pain

Whether an an acute knee injury or gradually developed knee pain over time, we are experts in diagnosing and treating knee pain and injury.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder injuries are often the result of over-head or throwing sports and activities, repetitive or awkward lifting, or wear and tear.


If you suffer from persistent or recurring headaches, it may be that your neck is the culprit (and you may not even have neck pain!).

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is lateral elbow pain that is a common and often frustrating presentation amongst sports people and DIY enthusiasts alike.

Ankle Injury

One of the most common injuries is the sprained ankle, often occurring when you roll over on your ankle causing an injury to the lateral ligaments.