Physiotherapists work directly on the site of pain to restore the normal function of the spine and muscles. Physiotherapists also look for surrounding areas of stiffness, muscles tension or weakness in the neck and head as sites of headache causes. This may include tight muscles in the base of the neck, at the base of the skull, or in the jaw. Using simple massage and mobilisation techniques, Physiotherapists can provide long lasting headache relief. Physiotherapy works by releasing the areas of stiffness around the head and neck, and re-training the spine to prevent further headaches. Removing the causes of spinal stress addresses both the muscle and nerve tension and the resulting headaches. Patients also find advice on posture, ergonomics and sleeping positions beneficial.
Physiotherapy is a simple, non-invasive, and most importantly a long-lasting form of headache relief that benefits all members of the family. You do not need to have current symptoms to reap the benefits of a Physiotherapy session.
A lot of people choose to get a massage when they are suffering from symptoms. Although massage is a very relaxing way to reduce your symptoms, unfortunately the symptom relief is short lived as it does not address the underlying cause of headaches. As part of your treatment, massage will be incorporated with other techniques to achieve maximal long lasting effects.
Give Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta a call today if you would like to have your headache symptoms looked at.