Headaches can interfere heavily with our day to day function and quality of life. There are many types of headaches including: neck related headaches, tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches and headaches that originate from your jaw and surrounding muscles. Given that the exact cause of headaches can be quite complicated, it is important that a thorough assessment is undertaken by your physiotherapist to ensure any underlying issues are addressed. This enables a solution to be found that works for you and provides long term relief.
Physiotherapy can help you with your headaches in a variety of ways including education about workstation ergonomics, hands on techniques, dry needling and personalised, targeted exercise programs to improve postural issues and help with relaxation. We can also help you to develop strength in the deep support muscles of your neck, which may be contributing to your pain. Headaches should not have to limit you from participating in what you enjoy. When you seek treatment at myPhysioSA we will develop an individualised treatment program for you, guided by your personal goals and with an understanding of the specific demands of your daily activities. This will help you to learn how to stay healthy and manage the long term physical demands on your body, while personalised goals and a tailored plan helps to aid in a successful recovery.
If you currently have no plan in place for improving your headaches and getting back to what you want to do again, then now is the time! Book an appointment at our Adelaide or Mount Barker clinics and one of our qualified, experienced physiotherapists will help you get back on the path to feeling great again.
If you have any questions, ask our myPhysioSA Guru, or check out our educational videos and articles below for more specific advice and information in regards to headaches.