WHAT IS HEADACHE PAIN?
THE MAIN TYPES OF HEADACHE PAIN
WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT YOUR HEADACHE PAIN?
Exercises for headache pain
What is Physical Therapy?
- Physical therapists are trained, licensed specialists who help individuals develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function. Physical therapists specialize in helping to control pain and restore flexibility and strength to the spine to allow you to enjoy your life, pain free. Discuss with your doctor if physical therapy is a good option for your headaches.
- Medical research has shown physical therapy to be an effective treatment with positive long term outcomes for patients suffering from headaches and neck pain. A successful treatment plan consists of the following: hands-on therapy, an exercise program, posture & body mechanics training, and modalities (cold/heat, ultrasound electrical stimulation).
Physical therapists are trained to apply specialized, hands-on techniques that help relax tight muscles in the neck and head and restore joint movement in the cervical spine.
A patient-specific exercise program focusing on relieving head and neck tension and cervical mobility and strength will be designed to help you return to your optimal daily activity without pain.
Physical therapists are experts at movement analysis. Your physical therapist will help you improve your posture and body mechanics for your daily activities.
Cold/heat, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation are used to decrease pain and relax the muscles.