Physiotherapy for Headaches | Move Physiotherapy East Fremantle
The prevalence of headaches in the global population is staggering. Globally, it has been estimated that prevalence among adults of current headache disorder (symptomatic at least once within the last year) is about 50%. Half to three quarters of adults aged 18–65 years in the world have had headache in the last year and, among those individuals, 30% or more have reported migraine symptoms!
Headache disorders impose a recognizable burden on sufferers including sometimes substantial personal suffering, impaired quality of life and financial cost. Repeated headache attacks, and often the constant fear of the next one, damage family life, social life and employment. The long-term effort of coping with a chronic headache disorder may also predispose the individual to other illnesses. For example, anxiety and depression are significantly more common in people with migraine than in healthy individuals.
Types of Headaches
According to the World Headache Organisation, there are 14 recognised types of headaches, many of which physiotherapy can be highly effective for. Physiotherapy is highly recognised for treatment of:
- Tension headaches
- Migraine headaches
- Headaches resulting from neck and head trauma
- Cervicogenic headaches
- Jaw and TMJ disorders
Other types of headaches can include:
- Cluster headaches
- Sinus headaches
Physiotherapy and Headaches
Your physiotherapist will take a detailed history, and perform an orthopedic, neurological and spinal examination to determine the exact cause of your headache. Once your physiotherapist has arrived at a specific diagnosis and has determined your contributing factors, you will receive a personalized treatment plan.
Your physiotherapist can provide you with relief from your headache symptoms and provide management techniques to ensure this pain does not return.
Please contact us to arrange your comprehensive headache assessment and begin your journey towards living a life without headaches! We look forward to hearing from you!