Physical Therapy and Treatment for Headaches
If you suffer from chronic and even debilitating headaches, we can provide relief with physical therapy and treatment for headaches. Our experienced therapists can help you reduce pain and resume a more active lifestyle.
What to Expect
Headaches have a multitude of causes resulting in over activity of pain-sensitive structures in your head or neck. In physical therapy we look for mechanical, postural and ergonomic causes of the headaches. An evaluation of the muscles, joints, ligaments, nerves, and fascia of the head, neck and thoracic area often reveals reasons for head, jaw, and neck pain.
We’ll work closely with your referring provider (MD, DO, chiro, NP, or PA) to provide a team approach to your treatment. Based upon your evaluation by one of the physical therapist specializing in headaches, you and your PT will develop a treatment plan. You will have appointments for physical therapy and treatment for headaches. You will also learn home exercises.
During the appointments, you can expect to be treated with soft tissue mobilization (massage), joint mobilization, postural reeducation, and manual cervical traction. You may also be treated with laser, ultrasound, dry needling, electrical stimulation, ice or heat if those modalities are needed.
Take the First Step
If you experience chronic headaches and pain that prevent you from going to work, completing simple tasks or otherwise enjoying life, please reach out to our friendly professionals.