Physiotherapy for Headache by Physio Jesse Hannah
Do you suffer from headache, migraine or the likes?
Are you not the type of person who takes medicine or they just don’t work anymore?
Wondering if PHYSIOTHERAPY can help?
HERE ARE YOUR ANSWERS:
Most of the people who read this have suffered a headache, in one form or another, at some point in their lives. Headache or migraine sufferers, you all know how disruptive and inconvenient a severe headache or migraine attack can be. Not only can it affect your life, but also your family, friends or colleagues.
The major contributing factors include:
• Poor posture (eg: rounded shoulders, protruding chin)
• Stiffness of the joints in the neck and upper back
• Muscle imbalances (muscle tightness + muscle weakness)
• Stress and anxiety
• Poor computer/ desk set up
• spinal degeneration
• Previous neck trauma (ex: whiplash, sports injury)
• Sedentary lifestyle
NOW TO THE BIG QUESTION, WHAT CAN PHYSIOTHERAPY CAN DO?
• Mobilization of the upper cervical (neck) joints
• Postural retraining (stretching and strengthening and endurance re- education exercises)
• Gentle manipulation of the upper cervical joints
• Soft tissue release and trigger point release
• Neurodynamic assessment and treatment of your nerve tension.
• Stress and tension management
• Work station assessment
• Advice regarding physical activity
• Joint mobilization
• Ergonomic assessment