Physical therapy treatment addresses headache pain by assessing the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, bones, and joints in the upper back, neck, and head. Headaches may also accompany jaw or neck pain. Common causes of headaches include tension, tight muscles, stress, and poor posture. You should seek a physical therapist to relieve your headaches by addressing muscle tone, joint alignment, and postural problems.
Physical therapy treatment addresses dizziness by assessing balance, teaching adaptive strategies, and strengthening postural stability. Dizziness is the most common cause of the fear of falling. There are many perceptions of dizziness such as unsteadiness, an off-kilter feeling, spinning, lightheadedness, and blurred vision with movement. Common causes of dizziness may also accompany neck pain, blood pressure changes, brain damage, tumors, or strokes. If you feel your dizziness is affecting your daily activities and have a fear of falling, you should seek a physical therapist to directly treat vestibular disorders,
orthostatic hypotension, cervicogenic dizziness,
and central nervous system dizziness.
When is the best
time to start
Typically, treatment should begin as early as possible. Treating a problem early helps to prevent it from becoming chronic and in the prevention of future problems.
freedom to move
Your Right to Choose
The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.