Can physical therapy help with headaches?

Yes, physical therapy can help with certain types of headaches.

Physical therapists can use a variety of techniques to treat headaches, including:

1. Manual therapy: This includes massage, joint mobilization, and soft tissue mobilization, which can help to alleviate tension and improve circulation.
2. Exercise therapy: Physical therapists may prescribe exercises to improve posture, strength, and flexibility, which can help to reduce the frequency and severity of headaches.
3. Education and lifestyle modifications: Physical therapists can provide guidance on proper ergonomics, stress reduction techniques, and other lifestyle modifications that may be contributing to headaches.
4. Modalities: Physical therapists may also use modalities such as heat or ice therapy, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation to help alleviate pain and tension associated with headaches.

It is important to note that the effectiveness of physical therapy for headaches depends on the specific type of headache and the underlying cause. A thorough evaluation by a healthcare professional is recommended before starting any type of treatment.

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