Thanks to BUPA I got an appointment with a physio the day after seeing my GP. Unfortunately, I had to take daughter with me as I couldn't get an appointment later in the evening and husband wasn't home in time to do babysitting duty. Luckily, she thought it was great fun and joined in with the exercises, much to the amusement of the physio.
Physio lady pummelled and pushed my vertebrae until I was in so much pain I was nearly in tears, but having daughter with me, I put a brave face on it. Turns out that my neck is so stiff that pains are shooting down my neck and across my shoulder. Probably the result of painting 60 litres of paint over the summer holidays!
After lots of 'manipulation' and evaluation she gave me some exercises to do and an appointment for next week to see how I'm doing. Unfortunately, by the time I got daughter home, bathed and in bed I'd forgotten what the exercises were.
Luckily, I asked daughter next day what the nice physio lady had asked me to do and she demonstrated the three exercises beautifully!
She also added, "And remember, mummy, no twisting!"
Yes, thank you darling!