At ThreeSpires Physiotherapy we have extensive experience of treating people who are suffering from headaches. We offer a home visit physiotherapy service for patients suffering with headaches. We are based in Lichfield and provide physiotherapy in surrounding areas such as Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Rugeley, Walsall and Cannock.
There are many types of headaches but one common type that responds especially well to physiotherapy are cervicogenic headaches. These are caused by stiffness in the joints of the neck, muscular or fascial tightness and irritation of the nerves of the neck. These problems can cause the typical cervical headache symptoms of a constant, steady, dull ache around the forehead, temples or the back of the head.
Office workers, people who work with computers, those who work long hours and people with poor posture are commonly at risk of developing cervical headaches.
How can ThreeSpires Physiotherapy help me with my headache?
A physio will come to your home at a time and day of your choosing – avoiding the need to take time off work, attempt to finish early or struggle out of the house if your pain is extremely severe.
A full subjective assessment (discussion with your physio) will be conducted of your lifestyle, past medical history, symptoms, aggravating factors, nature of the condition and any predisposing factors in order to gain a full picture of your symptoms and the likely causes.
A comprehensive physical examination of your posture, strength, range of movement at the neck and shoulders and bio-mechanics will then take place. This will enable us to identify and diagnose the underlying cause of your headache and develop an effective treatment plan to alleviate your pain and assist you in returning to full fitness.
Treatment options during the session may include, joint mobilisation, deep tissue massage, stretching, trigger point release, myofascial release techniques, soft tissue release, proprioceptive neuro-muscular facilitation. The appropriate combination of treatment options will be chosen by your therapist and tailored to provide maximum relief for your headache.
Self management is a key part of recovering from cervical headaches and your physio will provide you with an individualised rehabilitation program that is tailored to meet your requirements and goals. Elements included in this program will be: a graded strengthening and exercise program and postural management strategies to avoid a reoccurrence of your headache.
So if you are suffering with a headache, want to speed up your recovery and would like home visit physiotherapy, then get in touch to arrange an appointment. We provide physiotherapy at home in Lichfield, Tamworth, Rugeley, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Cannock.
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