Do You Suffer From Headaches?
Headaches unfortunately are a very common complaint. They vary in intensity and duration but generally relate to pain that is experienced in and around the head, in the temples and behind the eyes.
Often people reach for painkillers or a dark room as the solution, but this just doesn’t provide the relief they are after. Not many people realise that physiotherapy for headaches is even an option, but for chronic headache sufferers it can be an excellent non-invasive treatment.
The neck has been recognised as a source of many headaches, which means Physiotherapy is really well placed to help people due to the positive impacts it can have on strength, mobility and overall neck function.
Two most common types of Headaches...
1) Cervicogenic Headaches:
2) Tension Headaches:
How do we treat Headaches?
We use our 4-step system to assess and treat your condition as outlined below. This ensures you have the best possible chance of getting better and the problem not returning in future.
First, we listen to you and take a detailed history of your problem and how it affects you. Then, we assess your neck/upper body using movement tests and screens.
We then explain your likely diagnosis and proposed treatment plan of exactly what we need to do, to get you better.
Once pain has begun to settle and we are moving in the right direction the emphasis turns to helping you build the necessary strength and resilience of muscles and joints, in order to get those long-lasting results. We work with you 1:1 in our dedicated rehab space and/or start you in our group PhysioFit Pilates classes.
Now you are well on your way to being pain free, we show you how to build on these results. Many of our clients choose to start our Physio Led Pilates classes which are an excellent way to stay consistent with your exercises, and keep you on track going forwards.
Note: Most people don’t need scans but if during the assessment or subsequent treatment sessions we decide your condition does need further investigation like an X-ray or MRI, we have the facilities to refer you privately if you wish. Usually, we can get this organised and have a result within 3-5 days.
How do I get started?
If you are ready to book in then you can either phone the main desk on 0191 814 9717, or use our easy online booking system by clicking here and selecting the ‘Physiotherapy Assessment/First Appointment’ option at a day and time that suits you. You will usually be offered an appointment within 48 hours.
Like to speak to someone first?
No problem, please call the main desk and if needed we can have a physio call you back to discuss your specific situation.