Sometimes, basic treatments aren’t adequate for some types of headaches. That’s when advanced physical therapy approaches should be considered.
Although not all headaches are created equal, many are successfully treated in physical therapy. In the video that follows, Brent Dodge, PT, describes the characteristics of migraine headaches, tension and cluster headaches, and cervicogenic (originating in the neck) headaches. Specific types of physical therapy treatments used to abolish these headaches are detailed.
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In one of my posts last week, I outlined the differences between common types of headaches. Then I described effective treatments used by physical therapists to abolish headaches.
A number of you responded by asking whether physical therapists effectively treat migraine headaches. Some traditional physical therapy treatments are used with some utility for migraine headaches. Too often, however, traditional treatments don’t get the job done.
As a certified manual therapist, I apply many advanced techniques with good results for migraine sufferers, including upper cervical spinal manipulation.
When these approaches fall short, I apply a form of treatment called Primal Reflex Release Technique™ or PRRT™. Developed by physical therapist John Iams of Poway, California, PRRT™ adds a new dimension to the typical approaches used by physical therapists. Namely, PRRT™ works on specific reflexes, reflexes which originate in the primal portion of the brain, the brainstem.
Along with the gentle hands-on approach of PRRT™, there are a host of “dos and don’ts” that are included in this method: nutritional choices, use of specific supplements, and daily items to avoid.
With these approaches, I have had much greater results helping people who otherwise suffer with migraine headaches.
For more information on the use of PRRT™, I invite you to watch my brief video on the topic.
And for more information on our approaches to headache treatment at Alpine Physical Therapy, please visit our clinic website at www.AlpinePTmissoula.com.
Brent Dodge is the founding owner of Alpine Physical Therapy and is a board certified orthopedic specialist. He holds additional certifications in Functional Dry Needling, Manual Physical Therapy, and Strength and Conditioning.
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