Physical and manual therapies can lead to substantial and sustained reductions of headache frequency and intensity.  Long-term prevention and control of headaches appears greatest in patients who are involved in ongoing exercise and physical conditioning programs.

Physiotherapy treatment for patients with this condition is vital to hasten the healing process, ensure an optimal outcome and decrease the likelihood of injury recurrence. Treatment may comprise:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Joint manipulation
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Dry needling
  • Postural taping or bracing
  • The use of a lumbar roll for sitting
  • Education
  • Anti-inflammatory advice
  • Activity modification
  • The use of an appropriate pillow for sleeping
  • Exercises to improve flexibility, strength and posture
  • Clinical Pilates