The first steps to managing headaches include:
- Deciding to seek help from an clinician experienced in treating headaches
- Explaining your story
- Developing goals
- Finding a diagnosis of your specific headache (or headaches)
- Discovering the factors or situations that trigger or prolong your headache
- Evaluating an range of treatment options which fit in with your diagnosis, emotional and social needs
As a Specialist Physiotherapist I can help you develop a rationale effective approach to treating and managing your headaches.
Importantly I am able to re-direct you to appropriate doctors or specialists for assistance with investigations or medication or more complex diagnoses.
High quality research from clinical studies demonstrates the physiotherapy is effective in reducing the severity, frequency and duration of headaches related to the neck.
I can also help diagnoses other headaches which need other investigations or treatment.
I use headache diaries and specific migraine questionnaires to help monitor change.
With better information and understanding you can then have a more informed discussion with your general practitioner or specialist.