Headaches & Migraines

Why am I experiencing headaches and migraines?

Headaches and migraines can be a right nuisance. They can prevent you from doing what you want to do, whether that be your general daily activities, work, exercise, or sports, which can be highly frustrating.
Headaches and migraines can come on gradually, commonly due to repetitive poor sitting postures, cold or flu, stress, drinking too much alcohol, eyesight problems, not eating regular meals, not taking on enough fluids, taking too many painkillers, having your period, or even during menopause.
Headaches and migraines can also come on after a specific incident, such as turning your head too quickly, lifting a heavy object, or a whiplash injury, sustained from a traffic accident or a fall.
Due to the complex structure of the head and neck, headaches and migraines can often be associated with other symptoms, such as dizziness, double or blurred vision, fainting, problems swallowing, problems articulating your speech, nausea, numbness, flickering of the eyes, or ataxic gait.

Is there anything that can be done to make my headaches and migraines better?

You might have tried resting, stretching, hot or cold packs, taking painkillers, or seeing your GP, yet your headaches and migraines simply won’t go away.
But rest assured, there is a solution. Physiotherapy is a safe and effective solution for headaches and migraines. Our experts have helped countless amounts of people to overcome their headaches and migraines and get back to living a pain free lifestyle.
Your therapist will first need to undertake an assessment, to effectively diagnose and help you to understand why you’re experiencing headaches and migraines.
Your therapist will then put a comprehensive treatment plan in place to help you to overcome your headaches and migraines and fully achieve your goals, supporting you at every step along the way.
This treatment plan will comprise an array of treatments, including expert advice, hands on therapy, and exercises to do at home, all tailored towards your specific needs.
Jonathan Clark Physio

How long is it going to take for my headaches and migraines to get better?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a quick magical fix for headaches and migraines.
A typical recovery journey for headaches and migraines will last around 3-6 months.
If you wish to get rid of your headaches and migraines for good, there are 8 key stepping stones that make up your recovery journey.
It’s important that each stepping stone is ticked off, to allow you to not only fully recover from your headaches and migraines, but to prevent recurrence of your headaches and migraines in the future.
number one
Diagnosing your problem
number 2
Decreasing your pain and swelling
number 3
Improving your movement and flexibility
number four
Improving your stability and control
number 5
Getting your muscles activating in the right way
Strengthening your muscles
Retraining your goal specific movements
number 8
Building resilience to prevent re-injury
For the vast majority of clients who present to us with headaches and migraines, we find that it typically takes around 6-8 appointments to tick off all of these stepping stones. Some injuries require a little less, others a little more.
You might only have to tick off a few of the stepping stones, which would lead to a shorter recovery journey, but if you need to tick them all off, this will require a longer recovery journey.
How much will it cost?

Your initial appointment with us will cost £79. Each follow up treatment will cost £59. If you wish to see a Senior Therapist, the appointments will cost £89 and £69 respectively.

How do I start my recovery journey?
To begin recovering from your headaches and migraines, give us a call on 02381300260 and ask to book in for a Physiotherapy Initial Appointment.
Alternatively, you can book online, by clicking on the book now button below. On our online booking page, the appointment you need to select is the ‘Physiotherapy – Initial Appointment’.