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Rob                            Carmel

Our Headache Services is led by Rob Leckie and Carmel Wood. Headaches are one of the most prevalent pain conditions experienced, with 50-75% of adults suffering from headaches regularly.

We understand just how debilitating this condition can be.  However, because it is often seen as “just a headache” many do not seek advice or treatment to improve their symptoms.  Few people realise how many headaches are easily treatable, originating from neck issues and postural stresses.

There are many different types of headaches but research has shown that headaches can be originate from the neck. These ‘cervicogenic headaches’ respond well to specific manual therapy and exercise based rehabilitation.

Here at Remedy Physio we have therapists who are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches through the use of manual therapy, exercise based rehabilitation and advising on lifestyle changes to address both temporary and long- term headache symptoms.

Patients without signs of serious medical causes of headaches are assessed by a specially trained physiotherapist to identify any musculoskeletal causes of headache and migraine. In the majority of cases the same headache or migraine symptoms you suffer from can be reproduced through movement testing, palpation or stressing of the joints and soft tissues of the upper part of the neck. This is the main diagnostic criteria for cervicogenic headaches according to the International Headache Society. Neck stiffness and movement dysfunction are the treated accordingly to relieve the headache symptom.

When you book your initial assessment with us we will send you a headache diary to fill in to help us identify patterns and potential triggers to your symptoms.  We ask you to please bring these along to your first appointment so we can help you as quickly and effectively as possible.

Warning: Most headaches and migraines are non-life threatening however it is advisable to seek the opinion of your GP or a Neurologist if you develop sudden or severe symptoms, especially if these are different to previous attacks.