Headaches & The Different Treatment Techniques
Headaches can vary from something that is dull and consistent through to severe migraines that may last for a couple of days.
The different types of headaches that people can suffer from include:
- Tension Headache (TTHs)
- Migraine Headache (with or without aura)
- Vestibular migraine
- Menstrual migraine
At Core Physio & Pilates Studio, most of our Physios are trained in the Watson Headache© Approach.
The Watson Headache© Approach is recognised internationally and taught in over 25 countries, this specific technique for treating headaches and migraines focuses on the top three spinal segments of the neck responsible for the above symptoms as well as Vertigo, Idiopathic eye pain, and cyclic vomiting.
Many of our Physios have travelled to Sydney to attend the 3 Day Watson Headache© Institute, Level 1 Foundation Headache course titled “The Role of C1-C3 Cervical Afferents in Primary Headache”. This course is held and presented by Dean H Watson PHD, Australian Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.
What Is The Watson Headache Approach?
The Dean Watson Headache© Approach teaches our Physios how to determine the different types of headaches & how to carry out a thorough assessment of the cervical spine. Whilst also understanding the altered biomechanics of the same, learning treatment techniques that involve a combination of manual therapy and exercise.
The accuracy of the Watson Headache® Approach is unsurpassed, using this approach it’s possible to determine if disorders in the upper neck are responsible for headache or migraines, whereabouts the problem is located and the spinal joints that are involved.
There is no guesswork, cracking or manipulation involved in the Watson Headache® Approach. This particular treatment involves the temporary reproduction and resolution (easing) of the usual head pain.
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This blog was written by Nick Lagos from the City Physio practice.