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Headaches

PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES > Headaches

Headaches can be very distressing, disabling and have an impact on many aspects of a person’s life. It can affect concentration, work, as well as engagement in social and physical activity.

There are many types of headaches, such as migraine, tension headaches, medication-induced headaches, cluster headache and cervicogenic headaches.

At West Coast Health we will identify the factors linked to your headache. Together we set a plan for you to manage them. The plan can involve several strategies and treatment such as:

– Education about what triggers your headache

– Physiotherapy techniques to help the joints, muscles or nerves.

– Relaxation techniques

– Exercises to mobilise and strengthen the neck and / or shoulders

– Advice about sleep, stress management and a physical activity program if indicated.

This can take between 3-8 sessions over a period of weeks. The amount of treatment you need will vary. It will depend on how long you have had your headaches, what the cause is and how severe and disabling they are.