Physiotherapy treatment will include joint mobilizations and/or manipulations to the upper cervical spine, specific retraining of the deep neck flexors (upper cervical spine stabilizing muscles), stretching tight muscles in the upper quadrant, postural correction exercises (thoracic spine extension range, lower trapezius muscle strength, head on neck position), neural mobilizations, and patient education. The physiotherapist may also use dry needling techniques and will give the patient home exercises to assist with management and decrease recurrence.
It is important to point out that many headache sufferers may suffer multi-source headaches. For example, a Migraine sufferer may simultaneously experience a Tension Type Headache and Neck Headache. Treatment varies depending in the symptoms and headache source.
We provide physiotherapy service to Beaumaris in Ocean Reef as well as across all the Northern Suburbs including Heathridge physio services, Currambine, Mullaloo physiotherapy, Joondalup, Connolly, Beldon and Iluka physiotherapy.