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At Excel Physical Therapy our expert team is dedicated to helping you manage the symptoms of


, improve your function, and enhance your quality of life. We create personalized treatment plans that focus on your unique needs, ensuring an effective approach to your care

Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a rapid, forceful back-and-forth movement of the neck, resembling the cracking of a whip. This sudden motion can strain or tear the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck, leading to pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. Whiplash is most commonly associated with car accidents, particularly rear-end collisions, but can also result from sports injuries, falls, or physical abuse.

Causes of Whiplash

The primary cause of whiplash is a forceful, sudden impact that causes the neck to jerk beyond its normal range of motion. Some common causes of whiplash include:

  1. Car accidents: Rear-end collisions are the most common cause of whiplash.
  2. Sports injuries: Contact sports, such as football and rugby, can lead to whiplash injuries.
  3. Falls: A sudden jolt from a slip or fall can cause whiplash.
  4. Physical abuse: Violent shaking or being struck in the head can result in whiplash.

Symptoms of Whiplash

Symptoms of whiplash can vary and may appear immediately after the injury or develop over several days. Common symptoms include:

  1. Neck pain and stiffness: Pain is often localized to the neck and may be aggravated by movement.
  2. Limited range of motion: Neck movements may be restricted due to pain and stiffness.
  3. Headaches: Pain may radiate from the base of the skull, resulting in headaches.
  4. Shoulder and upper back pain: Muscles in the shoulders and upper back may be affected, leading to pain and discomfort.
  5. Dizziness and fatigue: Some individuals may experience dizziness, fatigue, or difficulty concentrating.

Treatment for Whiplash

Treatment for whiplash aims to reduce pain, restore normal range of motion, and promote healing. Some common treatment options include:

  1. Physical therapy: A physical therapist can guide you through exercises and stretches to improve neck strength and flexibility.
  2. Medication: Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications can help manage pain and inflammation.
  3. Ice and heat therapy: Applying ice packs immediately after the injury and heat packs later in the recovery process can provide relief from pain and stiffness.
  4. Soft cervical collar: A soft collar may be recommended to support the neck and limit movement during the initial stages of recovery.

Treatment Approaches
we offer:

Ultrasound - Ultrasound warms deep structures, improves blood flow and flexibility and allows for better stretching.
TENS-TENS Unit - Unit is a low voltage electric current that stimulates nerves and produces a massaging or tingling sensation to decrease pain. Electrodes are placed directly on the skin on a painful point.
Superficial heat - A hot compress warms superficial structures, decreases muscle spasm and increases blood flow.Ice- Cold pack decreases redness and swelling and slows down metabolism during acute pain and inflammation.
Cupping - Cupping is used in physical therapy to increase blood circulation to a particular area, which can help to promote muscle healing, reduce pain, and increase range of motion.
Low Level Laser Therapy - Laser therapy increases blood flow, speeds up tissue repair and healing, decreases swelling and inflammation and enhances immune responses.
Joint Mobilization and Joint Traction - Joint mobilization and traction help to decrease pain by increasing mobility of a joint and decreasing swelling and inflammation.
Stretching - Regular stretching improves elasticity, increases blood flow, maintains healthy structure of joints and muscles and helps to prevent or slow down arthritic changes.
Exercise - Regular exercises increase muscle strength and joint stability, boost bone health and help maintain healthy weight.
Massage with Hot Stones - Massage with Hot Stones relaxes painful muscles and breaks down "knots"and restrictions. It has an overall soothing effect on the body, increases mood and improves wellbeing.
Bracing - A brace gives extra support to muscles and joints, especially after injury or surgery and when performing strenuous daily activities.
Patient Education - Patient is instructed on proper use of heat or ice, home exercises, proper sleeping and sitting positions and proper lifting techniques.
Choosing Excel Physical Therapy comes with

numerous benefits

Personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs
Expert guidance from experienced physical therapists
State-of-the-art equipmentand modern techniques for optimal recovery
Holistic approach to care, addressing physical, mental,and emotional well-being
Convenient location and flexible appointment scheduling

At Excel Physical Therapy

we are committed to helping you regain function, reduce pain, and improve your overall well-being

Inna Kouperman
Founder, Head Physical Therapist

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Our patients' success and satisfaction are the top priorities. Read about their experiences and the life-changing results they have achieved with our help.


Excellent office, above and beyond service! All people work as a TEAM. Karina is a jewel to this place: friendly, nice and supportive. All people make you feel in a Spa, not in a doctor's office in it's usual sense (where you want to leave asap). Eros is a very knowledgeable and helpful (for any questions you get answers in a professional manner - he knows what he is doing and does an excellent job ). Grateful to Dr.Inna Kouperman MS,PT,who managed to organize her office in such a manner. The name Excel Physical Therapy says it all! Everybody knows that the Front desk is the Face of the office. So, I have to mention Tamara, who is always reminding me about appointment by phone and also greets with the smile and friendly face. I would greatly recommend this place to all people and would give more than 5 stars!!! Love you all!


Ella M.


I have been coming for 1 month. When I 1st came I could not even walk a block without having to stop because my legs, back & feet were killing me. I have diabetic neuropathy in my feet going to my calves as well. I have been having tens unit & hot stone therapy on my feet & calves and it is FANTASTIC. I have also been doing the bicycle (started at 5 minutes and now I can do 15 minutes) and balance & stretching for my calves & thighs. Inna is a MIRACLE WORKER. Last week after I left her office, i went walking from Brighton 3rd St. to 1 block short of Coney Island Ave. Then I turned down the block to Brighton Beach Ave. I walked all the way down to Brighton 1st St. without any PAIN or TROUBLE WITH MY FEET. Inna Kouperman Of EXCEL PHYSICAL THERAPY is the ABSOLUTE BEST and I RECOMMEND HER HIGHLY.. I can't wait to see what the next months progress brings !!!!!




Inna is just a know it all physical therapist, from my knee to my shoulder injury, she was able to help me heal my injuries. She takes her time and every time there is a different type of excercise or massage applied to the injured area. Can't say enough good things about her staff especially coming from different places like One n One where they do dverything repeatedly and nothing gets done.



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