Headache is one of the most common illnesses in Australia, with around 15 per cent of us taking painkillers at any given time.What a lot of poeple don’t know is that it’s one of the most common conditions our physiotherapists can help with without taking any pills! Medication doesn’t solve your headache, it simply offers a short term solution to dull the pain. Here’s how our physios can help with not just relieving your headache but also giving you long term stragies to prevent it from rearing it’s ugly head again.

Image of a woman sitting at a desk suffering from a headache

Why are you getting a headache?

In order to treat them we first need to understand the root cause of your headache. According to Migraine and Headache Australia there are several different tyes of heaches. However, the ones that we treat are usually from stress, poor posture and  fall or accidents. Any of these factors can cause strain to the structures of your neck. Since the nerves that supply the muslces of your head originate in the neck, any injury can here can easily put pressure on the nerves. This in turn leads to a headache. Stress and poor posture will tighten up the neck muscles and start to stiffen up the joints. Accidents or falls on the other hand will directly injure the structures of the neck causing swelling or inflammation. This will then start compressing the nerves that supply the muscles of your head causing a headache.

Our physiotherapists will identify exactly what’s causing your headache and then develop a customised treatment plan to treat it.

Treatment for Headache at Get Better Physiotherapy Centre:

The treatments we provide are designed to get rid of the root cause. It is important to follow the do’s and don’ts given to you by your Physio to get the best results. This will help maintain long term results. The techniques we use are as follows:

  • Joint mobilizations to improve movement in the joints

  • Muscle tension release to ease tightness

  • Stretching and Strengthening Exercises for posture improvement

  • Long term strategies to prevent headache

Relief From Headache

Physiotherapy is extremely effective treatment for headaches. By carefully restoring proper movement to joints of the neck, your physiotherapist is able to relieve the pain. Furthermore, it reduces nerve irritation and muscle tension.

Please contact us by clicking on one of the buttons below to arrange your comprehensive headache assessment and begin your journey towards living a life without headaches! We look forward to hearing from you!