Headaches and treatment

By Healthweb | May 23, 2012

At Physiotherapy for Women we understand that almost everyone experiences one form of headache from time to time.  Most individuals simply take a painkiller for quick relief. But what if your headaches are persistent and almost daily occurrences or if your headaches are very severe and debilitating- how do you manage then?

Some of the physiotherapy treatment techniques that may be used by the physios at Physiotherapy for Women to relieve persistent or severe headaches include:

  • Mobilisation of stiff joints
  • Soft tissue release of tight muscles
  • Stretching exercises
  • Strengthening exercises for weak muscles
  • Heat treatment
  • Acupuncture or dry needling
  • Relaxation methods to help with stress management

The Physiotherapists at our Lockleys clinic will also provide postural and ergonomic advice if this is outlined to be a contributing factor to your headaches. Discussion of correct pillow and workstation setup may also be provided as well as other preventative measure.

Headaches do not have to be something that you live with on a day to day basis. Consult one of our highly trained Physiotherapists at Physiotherapy for Women on 08 84433355, via email at physioforwomen@bigpond.com, or visit our Physiotherapy clinic at 3 Rowells Road in Lockleys to discuss how you can relieve a headache and  prevent them from occurring.