Myotherapy For Headaches
A large percentage of our population suffer from headaches these days due to our labor-intensive, sedentary work culture. A recent survey that was conducted by the World Health Organisation showed that tension-type headaches are among the most prevalent pain related issues facing humans. People often find relief from pain-killers or rest, however chronic headaches and migraines can be more complicated to treat and can be debilitating, affecting the individuals whole way of life. For many people experiencing chronic headaches myotherapy can be a very effective treatment.
Why Is Myotherapy A Great Option?
Although medications can offer quick and effective relief from headaches, they only mask the pain and can cause other issues with long term use. Myotherapy on the other hand can not only reduce the pain and discomfort associated with headaches and migraines, it can also treat the underlying root cause if muscular tension is a major component.
Is It Muscular? | Myotherapy For Headaches
Common headaches and migraines can occur due to a range of reasons such as:
- poor posture
- hormonal issues
As a result a Myotherapist will first perform a thorough assessment and depending on the presentation they will put together an individualised treatment plan. Myotherapists focus on the musculature of your body and identify tense / tight muscles that can be causing or exacerbating the headaches. They will then use specific techniques to release the tension in the muscles and fascia. A Myotherapist may use any one or a combination of the following techniques to alleviate or reduce the occurrence of your headaches or migraines:
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Dry Needling
- Soft Tissue Manipulation
- Thermal Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Corrective Exercises
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