Headaches can be caused by a large variety of conditions, some headaches are caused by issues with our muscles and joints. Physical therapy can treat headaches and dizziness that are caused by musculoskeletal issues including muscle tension and tightness, disc pathology, lack of neck motion, poor posture, and even tightness between the shoulder blades.
Physical therapy treatment for headaches can be extremely effective, patients may come in with a headache on their first visit and leave without one. Other patients may require several weeks of therapy to address a more severe motion and strength issue.
Dizziness can also be a common problem affecting daily activities. Regardless of the cause of dizziness, the sooner you get help, the better. Dizziness, and the resulting balance issues, can be caused by a number of factors such as inner ear disruption, arthritis or diabetes. Disorders and issues in the neck are also common factors affecting dizziness. Based on your PT’s evaluation and your recovery goals, the therapist can customize a treatment plan for you. Your therapist’s main focus is to help you get moving again and manage the dizziness at the same time. Exercise and new ways to perform daily activities are the primary forms of treatment.
If you’re suffering from consistent or recurring headaches or dizziness, physical therapy can solve some of these conditions. Some of the causes of headaches and dizziness we at MobilizePT treat include:
Spine Related Dizziness