The Whiplash Injury Recovery – a Self Help Guide is designed to aid the recovery of people with a whiplash injury and to supplement care being provided by a health professional.

The authors of the second edition are Emeritus Professor Gwendolen Jull, and Professor Michele Sterling, Director CRERTI, Associate Director of Recover Injury Research Centre, both from The University of Queensland.

The self-management advice and exercise program in the booklet are based on the results of clinical trials, research into neck disorders and the authors’ extensive clinical experience in the area of whiplash-associated disorders and other neck pain syndromes.

Motor Accident Insuance Commission has published this booklet for your information only and if you have any difficulties or concerns with the exercise or advice in this booklet, please consult your health professional.

Persons or organisations outside Australia wanting to obtain a copy of the booklet should refer to the PDF version of the Self Help Guide (PDF, 1.1 MB)

This booklet also contains a program of exercises to help reduce neck pain and aid recovery from a whiplash injury. Watch videos on how to perform these exercises via our YouTube playlist or by scanning the QR code for exercise. Most smartphones are able to automatically read a QR code through their camera. If your phone cannot read the code, you can download a QR code reader app.