Aberfoyle Park

Suite 4, The Hub Professional Centre
Christie Way
Aberfoyle Park
South Australia 5159

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Services Offered:

  • Hands on therapy
  • Pilates equipment programs – individuals, semi private and groups
  • Gym Programs
  • Home Exercise programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Real Time Ultrasound Assessments
Adelaide CBD Central

Level 3 55 Gawler Place
Adelaide
South Australia 5000

  • Mon: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: Closed

Services Offered:

Adelaide CBD East

179 Halifax Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000

  • Mon: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: Closed

Services Offered:

  • Hands on Therapy
  • Mobilisation/Manipulation
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work & Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation
  • Pilates equipment programs – individuals, semi private and groups
Beverley

Suite 2 131-133 Grange Road
Beverley
South Australia 5009

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Services Offered:

Burnside

Suite 10 539 Greenhill Rd
Hazelwood Park
South Australia 5066

  • Mon: 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Campbelltown

506 Lower North East Road
Campbelltown
South Australia 5074

  • Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Services Offered:

  • Hands-on treatment
  • Manipulation
  • Mobilisation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Home Exercise programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Home Visits
Christies Beach

50 Beach Road
Christies Beach
South Australia 5165

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Hampstead Gardens

237 Hampstead Road
Northfield
South Australia 5085

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 6:30pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:30pm

Services Offered:

Holden Hill

586 North East Road
Holden Hill
South Australia 5088

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Marion

153 Sturt Road
Dover Gardens
South Australia 5048

  • Mon: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:30pm
Melrose Park

166 Daws Rd
Melrose Park
South Australia 5039

  • Mon: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Thu: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Morphett Vale

188 Main South Road
Morphett Vale
South Australia 5162

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Newton

8 Stradbroke Road
Newton
South Australia 5076

  • Tue: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Services Offered:

Parkside

2/257 Fullarton Road
Parkside
South Australia 5063

  • Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thu: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Services Offered:

  • Hands-on treatment
  • Manipulation
  • Mobilisation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Home Exercise programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Home Visits
Plympton

Suite 3 267 Marion Road
Marleston
South Australia 5033

  • Mon: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Services Offered:

Headaches & Migraines

the story of headaches

Headache is defined as “pain in the head or upper neck and may radiate to the face and around the eyes”. It is amazing how common headache is in our community.

A Melbourne study showed that:

  • 87% of the people experience headache every year
  • Females are 3 times more likely to suffer from migraine
  • Most commonly people use simple pain killers to treat their headaches
  • Headache and migraine are common disorders in Australia, and migraineurs may not regularly seek professional advice regarding treatment

Many of us are unaware but one common cause of headaches is stiffness in the upper joints of the neck. This may be associated with pain in the neck region but often pain is referred from the neck and felt only in the head causing confusion for patients.

Often neck headaches arise from prolonged poor postures particularly associated with use of computers and sitting at desks.

Some of the following may point to a headache coming from your neck:

  • Pain that radiates from the back to the front of your head
  • Pain brought on or worsened by neck movements or prolonged postures
  • Pain which always feels worse on the same side of your head
  • When pressure to the base of the skull eases the pain
  • Headache which persists after your doctor has checked for other causes

assessment of headaches

A subjective examination involves asking questions about the nature and origins of the headache to give clues about exactly which joints are involved.

A physical examination assesses the neck movements and the more specific joint movements in the upper neck. By carefully assessing the upper neck motion we are able clarify the actual joint and tissues that are the primary cause of the headache. Being precise in this examination is the key to successfully treating the headache from its origin.

By doing this we are able to treat the patient very specifically and clearly assess the effect of their treatment by assessing the changing symptoms.

management of headaches

Treatment of headaches involves mobilising and stretching the joints that are implicated as the origin of the headache. This is a hands on technique and is done in varying positions that stretch the neck joints to their limits.

Successful treatment is assessed through the changing of symptoms within a session and between appointments.

The treatment is supported by:

  • Posture correction and ergonomic advice
  • Advice on pillows and sleeping postures
  • Stretching exercises that help to maintain the improvement and prevent the pain recurring

The important thing to note is that there is a long term solution to neck related headaches and seeing a physiotherapist is the first step.

please note:

The patient history and physical examination provide the best means for determining the cause of secondary headaches. Therefore, it is extremely important that patients with severe headaches seek medical care and give their health care practitioner an opportunity to assess their condition.

references

Prevalence of headache and migraine in an Australian City- J. Heywood, T. Colgan, and C. Coffey- Journal of Clinical Neuroscience (1998) 5(4), 485

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