HD PHYSICAL THERAPY Recognizes June as National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

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WAKEFIELD, Mass. - June 28, 2016 - PRLog -- June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month. Over 37 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with migraines. Although 47% of the adult population experience headaches annually, these disorders are poorly recognized and inadequately treated. In 2016, the National Headache Foundation is encouraging headache sufferers to be engaged in the management of their headaches and "Rule Your Headache," with an additional message encouraging us all to be actively engaged in our treatment, a primary way to rule our disorders.

To "rule" our headache disorders, we have to take charge of our health and health care and "be actively engaged" in our own treatment. That means:

*continuing to learn

*getting ourselves to a doctor who understands migraine and is willing to answer questions and work with us

*working with our doctors as treatment partners

*talking with our doctors about lifestyle modifications that can help with our migraine management, then actually making modifications

*insisting that our doctors review all the options, then make decisions WITH us rather than FOR us.

So where does physical therapy fit into the management of migraine headaches? The answer depends on the individual headache sufferer, as there is a wide range of clinical presentations in patients with migraine headaches. Physical therapy primarily involves work on the muscles and joints in the peripheral system. This means how an individual migraine sufferer responds to physical therapy depends partly on the extent to which the muscles and joints are involved in their headaches. The goals of physical therapy treatment are generally to normalize the musculoskeletal system as much as possible in order to reduce stress and tension on the soft tissues and joints. At HD Physical Therapy, we work individually with our migraine patients on the best ways to utilize modalities such as ice and relaxation, stretches and exercise, and manual and massage techniques.

At HD Physical Therapy, ADVANCE Magazine's 2013 'Best PT Practice Contest' silver medalist & the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Business of the Year, we are committed to the health and happiness of our patients. Everyday we work to restore each person's maximal function with consistency and compassion. Offering distinctive, inventive and proven rehabilitation treatment, our devoted professionals strive to deliver a successful and enjoyable experience to every patient we meet. HDPT proudly serves the communities of Wakefield, Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, Lynnfield, Saugus, Melrose, Peabody, Stoneham, the North Shore, and Essex County, Massachusetts. For more information about HD Physical Therapy, please call 781-587-0776, or visit http://www.HDPTonline.com.

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