Almost everyone suffers from headaches at some point in their lives, and most of us just take painkillers and wait for them to go away….until next time.
Quite often, headaches are related to stress, posture and injuries (cervicogenic) – which means physiotherapy can help. Prolonged poor posture (such as extensive time spent sitting at a computer) combined with stress, puts extra pressure on the muscles and joints of the head, neck and shoulders, causing them to tighten and stiffen. This often brings on pain and what we experience as headaches. Headaches that are cervicogenic in nature can be prevented with appropriate postural correction, workspace (ergonomic) assessment and correction, hands on therapy to the affected muscles and joints, stretches and strengthening exercises.
At Enhance Physiotherapy, we can help you to reduce and prevent headaches. We can also come out to your workplace and provide a comprehensive Ergonomic Workplace Assessment and provide recommendations to your employer about how your work station can be optimised for your health.
Call us today to find out more.