HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES

Headaches and Migraines are one of the most debilitating chronic pain conditions experience.

People suffering from Headaches often miss work, social and other life events and this impacts relationships, employment and overall quality of life. Headaches are a burden to those suffering and effect all aspects of a person’s life.

Health practitioners can vary in the way in which Headache patients are managed and here at Sandgate Physical Health Clinic we use an expert and multidisciplinary team approach to successfully treat our patient’s holistically.

Our Physiotherapists, Remedial Massage Therapists and Acupuncturist all have experience treating Headaches and can help in reducing your Headaches and improve your quality of life.

Physiotherapy for Headaches and Migraines

Utilising manual techniques in conjunction with soft tissue massage, exercises, relaxation and postural advice, our Physiotherapists have gained a strong reputation in the Sandgate Community as the go-to clinic for Headache treatment.
Many of our Physiotherapists have studied the Watson Headache approach which has been used in this clinic to help improve patients’ quality of life for over 10 years. Jack Clancy, Ann Chipa, Ellie Widdicombe and Nicole Peavey  have all undertaken Watson Headache Approach courses and have received mentoring from one of Australia’s leading Watson Headache Practitioners over a long period.
Many of our happy clients have tried ‘everything else’ including high levels of medication, injections and even surgery before finding relief with us.

Acupuncture for Headache and Migraine

With Headache and Migraine affecting many individuals in the community, Acupuncture is a safe and effective drug-free treatment for many types of Headaches where there is evidence of positive effect.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Via careful insertion of fine, sterile, single use, disposable needles into specific sites (Acupuncture points), Acupuncture has direct effects on the Central Nervous System and spinal reflexes which in turn stimulates muscle relaxation.
Acupuncturists may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including acupressure, cupping, electro-stimulation and massage, in order to provide relief from Headache and associated muscle spasm.
Our Acupuncturist, Neil Whillans, combines Acupuncture with Remedial Massage techniques and his unique approach has been a saving grace for Headache sufferers around Sandgate for nearly 20 years.

Remedial Massage Therapy for Headache and Migraines

Muscle tension is often associated with both Headaches and Migraines and specific massage techniques can help to provide some much needed relief and relaxation.
Tight muscles of the neck, jaw, shoulders and upper back all contribute to increased headache intensity. These muscles may be overloaded due to physical & psychological stress, certain postures (such as sitting) and following an injury such as whiplash, or concussion.
Our skilled Remedial Massage Therapists can tailor their treatments to best suit your needs – whether it’s a slow, gentle relaxation massage to melt away the stress, to a firmer massage targeting the muscle knots and trigger points associated with Headaches.

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