- June 28, 2021
-- June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (MHAM.) Migraine impacts 40 million people in the United States, one billion people across the globe and is recognized as the #2 cause of disability worldwide. Approximately 400,000 Americans experience cluster headaches, recognized as one of the most painful diseases a person can have.
This year, MHAM is focused on A New Era of Care and the impact of COVID-19 on individuals with migraine and other headache diseases. According to a survey by the Headache & Migraine Policy Forum, there has been a nearly 70% rise in the number of migraine attacks during the pandemic and 84% of people have more stress managing their disease.
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, IASTM, stretching and exercise, dry needling, and manual, traction & massage techniques.
The HDPT offices in Wakefield and Burlington have no waiting lists, are conveniently located right off major highways, have accessible hours, support Direct Access to care and accept every health insurance plan. The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Please visit the 'COVID-19 & Physical Therapy' webpage for even more information.
At HD Physical Therapy, 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. For more information about HD Physical Therapy, please visit https://www.HDPTonline.com
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