Tens of millions of Americans suffer from headaches. Headaches may be mildly annoying (tension or sinus) or completely debilitating (migraines, cluster-type).
Headache Treatment Benefits
Physical therapy can involve stretching and guidance on body mechanics as well as posture. This can help people position their head and neck in a better way, minimizing tension and odd positioning. In turn, the muscles are not as strained or tense, potentially helping to reduce migraine symptoms.
Physical therapy has been proven to:
- Decrease or resolve the intensity, frequency, and duration of headaches.
- Decrease medication use.
- Improve function and mobility.
- Improve ease of motion in the neck.
- Improve quality of life.
Headache Treatment Techniques
While there is no single treatment that can eliminate every headache, all types are treatable. Symptoms and pain can often be reduced with manual physical therapy techniques, biofeedback and OTC medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen. We also emphasize patient education. The more you know and understand about your body and condition, the better able you are to participate in the physical therapy process for better, longer-lasting results.
Why choose us?
When you choose
Kelly Hawkins PT for your care needs, you are choosing a team dedicated to providing the support and healing needed to get you back to your best. Our therapists will develop a personalized treatment plan unique to your needs leveraged through leading, outcomes-driven techniques intended to improve movement and overall function goals.
About our team
Our physical therapists are specially trained in a range of specialties. We will also work collaboratively with your support network - from primary doctors to collegiate athletic trainers - to help you safely return to your day-to-day life while optimizing performance and preventing re-injury. We treat patients of all ages, and we pride ourselves on ease of access, convenience, quality of care, and a positive family-friendly environment.
At physical therapy appointments, we encourage patients to wear comfortable clothing that enables free movement and that allows the therapist access to the injured body part. Most patients wear athletic clothes to their appointments.