Pain of any type that occurs in the head is referred to a "headache". There are many types of headaches including tension type, migraine, secondary headaches from an underlying condition such as a fever, or sinus disorder.
How can physical therapy help?
The challenge can be in determining the type of headache you are suffering from. In physical therapy we can help determine the type of headache you are experiencing. Physical therapists are experts in managing tension type headaches. Tension headaches can arise from problems in the jaw, head or neck. They can also be due to fatigue, stress or poor posture.
Your Physical Therapist will work with you to:
Reduce pain or other symptoms. Your physical therapist will educate on how to avoid aggravating activity, use different hands-on techniques called manual therapy, and teach you specific stretches. In addition, they may use technologies of electrical stimulation and traction as appropriate.
Improve posture. Discuss work station ergonomics.
Improve motion. Your physical therapist may use hands-on treatment or personalized exercise program to restore mobility.
Improve flexibility. Your physical therapist will determine if any muscles are tight and teach you gentle stretches.
Improve strength. Your physical therapist can identify weak or injured muscles and will issue specific exercises to strengthen those muscles.
Call us today for appointment to have your condition evaluated and get back on track to feeling better.