Nearly everyone has experienced a headache, showing how extremely common they are in daily life, however, when a headache occurs too often, they can cause impacts to one’s quality of life, family and social life. (WHO, 2014).
There are several forms of headaches. The most common form of headache is called a ‘tension-type’ headache which is pain felt typically on both sides of the head and causes a sensation of pressing or tightening, while a ‘cluster’ headache, although rare, usually manifests as one-sided attack bouts, experienced 1-8 attacks per day, lasting between 15 minutes to 3 hours (Migraine & Headache Australia, 2022).
Despite headaches being a common symptom, it can be a very individual condition (Migraine & Headache Australia, 2022). This requires assessment and individualised management that can be offered by a physiotherapist. Our physiotherapy service offers experienced management of headaches by providing a tailored line of therapy ranging from manual therapy to specific motor control exercises depending on the triggers that cause the headache.
World Health Organisation. Headache disorders: How common are headaches? (2014) World Health Organization – who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/headache-disorders-how-common-are-headaches. Accessed on 01 JULY 2022.
Migraine & Headache Australia. Headache Types (2022). Migraine & Headache Australia. https://headacheaustralia.org.au/headachetypes/. Accessed on 01 JULY 2022.