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Neck Pain

Physical Therapy & Sports Therapy located in Minuteman Region, Acton, MA

Neck Pain

Neck Pain services offered in Minuteman Region, Acton, MA


Neck pain is among the most common issues that bring people to the care of Kevin McGovern, PT, CSCS, at Perfect Motion Sports Therapy in Acton, Massachusetts. While incredibly common, neck pain is not a normal condition, and should be treated if it doesn’t resolve quickly. To find a solution to your pain, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

Neck Pain Q&A

What causes neck pain to develop?

When you think of the role your neck plays in daily function, it’s no surprise that neck pain is so common. In addition to supporting the weight of your head throughout the day, your neck also provides protection for your spinal cord. The muscles and connective tissues in your neck allow you to move your head in a variety of ways during your daily routine. 

There are a number of things that can lead to neck pain. Some examples include:

  • Traumatic or sports injury
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Overuse injuries
  • Hours spent hunched over a screen
  • Poor sleeping position

Dysfunctional movement is a primary cause of neck pain. When you fail to move properly, your neck is placed under strain. The muscles and other tissues soon experience inflammation and pain. 

How can physical therapy help relieve neck pain?

At Perfect Motion Sports Therapy, personalized physical therapy begins with a thorough assessment of your current function. As a physical therapist with a doctoral degree in his field of practice, Dr. McGovern understands the anatomy in detail and proper movement of the neck. 

An initial assessment strives to determine what causes your neck pain and how to best treat your current condition. This includes a discussion of your daily habits and how you move your neck throughout your normal routines. 

Your customized therapy plan includes exercises that enhance the strength and flexibility of your neck. Dr. McGovern restores the sequence of movement — one healthy step at a time. 

How can I prevent future neck pain?

Learning how to move your neck and head in a healthy manner is critical in preventing future neck pain. For some people, this may mean altering your workout routine to avoid placing your neck under undue strain.

For others, you may need to simply change the ergonomics of your workspace to prevent additional neck issues. Altering your sleep routines might also be part of your recovery journey. 

When you’re ready to get started on a neck pain treatment plan, schedule a visit at Perfect Motion Sports Therapy online or by phone today.