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Headaches, Migraines & Physiotherapy

Headaches can be caused by problems arising from the neck, or from physical and emotional tension. Physiotherapists can successfully and holistically treat headaches originating from the neck or soft tissues and show you how to prevent the pain recurring.


Neck ache

Following are some reasons as to why your neck may be causing a headache:

  • associated with neck pain. Does the pain radiate from the back (your neck) to the front of your head?
  • with dizziness or light-headedness
  • brought on or worsened by neck movement or staying in the same position for a long time
  • which always feels worse on the same side of your head
  • eased by pressure to the base of the skull
  • which persists after your doctor has checked for other causes*


Headaches from other causes

If migraine, allergic reactions or other factors are likely to be causing or contributing to the headaches, your physiotherapist will recommend that you see a medical practitioner. There may be a musculoskeletal component that can be significantly managed by physiotherapy; this will also be assessed **.

If you are experiencing painful headaches, neckaches or migraines, it is vital that you have your condition assessed by a physiotherapist at Club Physio and Pilates.

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* See this link for recent positive research supporting physiotherapy for neck-related headache:

** See these links for emerging positive research in support of physiotherapy for migraine/tension-type headache:



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