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Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and migraines treatment BarrieSuffering from a Headache?

Headaches and migraines can be debilitating and significantly impact a patient’s quality of life. Under these circumstances, the physical therapy approach is becoming more and more popular as a safe way to manage symptoms and prevent reoccurrence. Some physical therapy approaches can be just as effective as preventive medication. 

Regarding headache drugs, their effect is achieved when they reach the central nervous system. The physical therapy philosophy differs: having treated muscles and joints, we can manage headaches.

Physiotherapy addresses the symptoms and works with the underlying causes of headaches, such as poor posture, muscle imbalances, and tension. Other causes may range from poor sleeping to neck injury, from emotional stress to tension in the jaw area. Sometimes even bright light can be the cause. Of course, there are more of these, depending on the type of headache.

There are several types of headaches that differ depending on the area affected and the kind of pain: “pulsing” or dull, on one or both sides of the head, or any other pattern – our specialists will determine the type of headache and recommend a corresponding treatment.

Physiotherapy is an attractive option for people who follow a holistic approach to healthcare because it is a natural, non-invasive method for relieving headache pain without surgery.

How Do We Treat Headaches and Migraines

The best treatment plan for migraine sufferers will be personalized, taking the individual’s symptoms, lifestyle, and health history into account. 

At the initial appointment, you should expect not only to be questioned for the details of your condition history, but also to make body and eye movements, including the range of motion testing. We will examine your head, neck, and shoulders, as well as your jaw and mouth to have a complete picture of the patient’s condition. After that, we will create a treatment plan for each patient based on the clinical judgment of our physiotherapist. 

At South Barrie Health Group, our team of physical therapists has extensive experience in dealing with headaches. No matter its type – we can help: migraines, TMJ headaches, musculoskeletal headaches, etc.

Our physiotherapists can help improve overall function and provide relief through the use of 

  • manual therapy techniques, 
  • mobility exercises, 
  • strengthening exercises,
  • dry needling, 
  • oculomotor rehabilitation, 
  • cranial approaches,
  • and temporomandibular treatment.

We will also advise you on ergonomic adjustments, at-home postural exercises, and stress reduction techniques that you can use on your own to avoid the occurrence of headaches in the future. 

The self-help techniques may include stretching or using heat and ice. We will show you how to do it on your own so that it helps you during headaches.

Contact Us for Relief

If you have been suffering from headaches for a long time, ask your GP if he/she would recommend seeing a physical therapist, or you may contact us directly.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch – do it today and make an appointment to start your journey to a pain-free life. We are dedicated to providing tailored, safe, and natural treatments that can give long-term relief from acute or chronic headaches.