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You’ve got headaches, and you want to feel better, but you don’t want to take medication.

What Physio treatment for headache is available? 

 Headaches are one of the most common complaints we treat in the clinic everyday. Physiotherapy treatment can be very effective, and achieve long lasting results. Combined with the appropriate rehabilitation exercises, Physiotherapy treatment can successfully ease your headache.

 

To book in to see of our physiotherapists, you can BOOK ONLINE by clicking here

 

Common types of headaches

There are many types of headaches, including:

  • tension headaches
  • cluster headaches
  • migraine
  • viral headaches
  • hormonal headaches
  • dehydration headaches

You may have experienced some of these types of headaches, and it can be awful!

 

Physio Treatment for Headache

 

Treatment for each type of headache is very different, as each type of headache has a different cause. Physiotherapists can treat headaches that have the following behaviour

  • headaches that are aggravated by long periods sitting, standing or working
  • stiff or sore neck
  • tight shoulders or back
  • limited movement in neck and back

We use a range of techniques to treat headaches, including:

  • dry needling
  • massage
  • manual therapy
  • spine mobilisation
  • posture advice
  • ergonomic advice
  • education on cause and self management strategies
  • exercise and strengthening to build your capacity to cope with the task

 

To book in to see of our physiotherapists, you can BOOK ONLINE by clicking here

 

Is Physio treatment for headache a long term solution?

After the initial pain of the headache eases, many clients find great, long term relief by attending our Physio exercise classes, where we can closely supervise you in a class, focused on improving posture, and building strength in your core and postural muscles.

You can read more about our classes here

 Headaches can be such a disruption to life, but with the help of a Physio, we can help you understand a clear pathway to beat your headaches, and feel better without needing medication in most cases.

 

Should I see a doctor for my headache before a Physio?

Physiotherapists in Australia are primary contact practitioners. This means Physiotherapists are trained to assess and identify if the problem can be treated with Physiotherapy. We recommend it’s best to see a Physiotherapist first, then if required (which is rare), we will recommend a GP review.

 

 To book in to see of our physiotherapists, you can BOOK ONLINE by clicking here