The County Physical Therapy Headache program was developed to treat and educate headache sufferers how to use exercise as a way to decrease the intensity, duration, and frequency of their headaches. The program also works with the patient to try and identify each patient’s individual trigger for their headaches.
Each patient receives an initial evaluation which consists of multiple questions about your headache and an examination of their posture, neck, and upper back. During the evaluation we are examining the quality of movement, strength, neurological issues, and any types of movements that may increase their pain. There is a portion of the evaluation at which time individual levels of their neck and upper back are examined to rule out any dysfunctions at certain levels, which may be contributing to their headaches.
After the evaluation a treatment plan is developed which may consist of:
- Specific exercises
- Manual Therapy (Mobilizations, Trigger point release, Muscle Energy Techniques)
- Worksite evaluations
- Ergonomic evaluations
- Posture re-education
- Patient education
- Hot packs/cold packs
- Electrical Stimulation