Multidisciplinary treatment approach

“12-15% of Irish people suffer from Migraine – this means roughly half a million people suffer from migraine in Ireland.” – The Migraine Association of Ireland. Headaches affect 90% of people at some stage in their life. A multidisciplinary treatment approach can be very effective in treating headaches.

 Being one of the Massage Therapists (Anna Masternak) in Archview Physiotherapy Clinic. I have noticed a great number of patients report suffering from headaches. It is a very interesting fact, that chronic headaches can develop at a very young age from activities as simple as carrying a heavy schoolbag, incorrect body position when using a PC or mobile phone, and poor posture. Stress is another very important factor in causing headaches and migraines.

 There are a large number of factors involved in the cause of headaches Peter Best (Osteopath) explains some of these factors in his blog “Text Neck – Neck Pain from Phones”. Ciara Rowe (Physiotherapist) talks about the effects of dry needling for headaches in her blog “Physio for headaches”.

 I would like to talk about the benefits of a multidisciplinary treatment approach to treating headaches. Here at Archview Physiotherapy Clinic, we take a multidisciplinary approach to treating the body. We do this by combining a number of different therapies that complement each other. After an initial assessment and detailed history is carried out, your therapist will recommend the best course of treatment. This treatment may include a combination of techniques drawn from physiotherapy, massage therapy, osteopathy, physical therapy, exercise therapy and Pilates. The recommended techniques will depend on your initial assessment but may include dry needling, mobilisations, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, relaxation techniques, spinal alignment, manipulations, muscle rebalancing, postural education and training.

 This treatment approach is effective in treating not only headaches but many other conditions as well.

Team members putting jigsaw pieces together
woman at computer suffering from headache

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