Headaches & Migraines – How Physio Can Help
Headaches affect almost two-thirds of the population.
With over 300 different causes of headaches, it’s not a surprise that we see clients enter our practice seeking relief from the pain. For some, headaches can be occasional and be treated with pain relief. Whereas, for others, headaches can be frequent, distressing and impact their daily lives.
In our experience, we’ve found that many headaches are a result of structural issues found in the neck, back and shoulders. These are known as Cervicogenic Headaches and are ones that we regularly treat in our practice. Tension often builds up in the neck and back, slowly radiating towards the front of the head, resulting in a throbbing headache or migraine.
Symptoms of these headaches also include tenderness at the base of the skull, neck stiffness and often only have pain to one side of the head. Due to the nature of these headaches, they can be triggered by a range of issues such as sleeping position, pillow firmness, sitting position, poor posture, individual muscle imbalances and more.
Physiotherapy is known to be a safe and effective treatment for patients with Cervicogenic Headaches, while also being an effective method for treating other forms of headaches and migraines.
How Progressive Physio can help
As a Watson Headache Institute accredited clinic, our experienced physiotherapists are equipped to treat your headache or migraine. Through an assessment, we will learn about your headache history and determine the origin of your pain.
Our hands-on physiotherapy will then address the source and provide instant relief, while easing your symptoms. Our highly effective treatment involves safe, manual therapy techniques to correct the joint dysfunction. Our team will also create a personalised program to manage your pain and suggest exercises, strategies and tips to minimise your headaches while at home.
At Progressive Physio, we understand that having a headache or migraine can stop you in your tracks and seriously affect your work life, social life and family life. That’s why you can have the confidence knowing that our qualified and highly skilled physiotherapists will do all they can to get to the source of your pain and bring relief.
If you or a family member is experiencing severe or regular headaches, don’t wait – get help from an experienced physiotherapist.