There are many causes of headaches. Most commonly, people
experience headache due to a dysfunction of the musculoskeletal
system in the neck region. This dysfunction typically results in
muscle imbalances in the neck. Other factors such as stress, weak
neck muscles and poor posture can also contribute to these muscle
imbalances. Headaches can vary in their location and intensity. You
may experience pain that begins in the base of the skull and
radiates down the mid-back or up into the forehead or eye
The Physiotherapists at Therapeutic Services will provide you with
education regarding the nature of your headache and strategies to
avoid making it worse. You may also be treated with various
therapeutic modalities such as laser, ultrasound, electrical muscle
stimulation and acupuncture. These modalities help to reduce
inflammation and pain as well as improve circulation. You will also
be shown various exercises to stretch or strengthen the appropriate
muscles, stabilize the joints and correct the muscle imbalances.
Your Physiotherapist will also likely apply various manual therapy
techniques that will also assist with pain control and muscle
Please call 753-3372 to make an appointment today.
Let us help you get BACK TO HEALTH.