Physical Therapy Modalities for Headache & Pain
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- How can physical therapy help with migraine?
- Why are the applications for physical therapy expanding?
- What type of manual therapies are available?
- Do any of these manual therapies have evidence for their use in migraine?
- How does a physical therapist decide how to treat someone with migraine?
- Is there a single best physical therapy for migraine?
- How do you know as a patient if you’d benefit from physical therapy?
- Which physical systems commonly play a role in migraine?
- Can physical therapy help relieve an acute migraine attack?
- Which position can be helpful for someone experiencing an acute attack?
- What tips can you give to someone who clenches or grinds their teeth?
- How do you know if your neck is a factor in your migraine condition?
- What are the implications for physical therapy for someone who is hypermobile and has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?
- Are there other types of headache that can be helped by physical therapy?
- What is POTS and how is it related to migraine?
- How does physical therapy help someone with POTS?
- Can physical therapy play a role in the treatment of new daily persistent headache?
- Who should not consider physical therapy for their health?
- How can someone find a physical therapist who specializes in or has experience in migraine?
Find more about Ali Ladak, PT, DPT, PhD and his work here:
- Chiropractic therapy
- Craniosacral therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dry needling
- Mindfulness meditation
- Myofascial release
- Physical therapy
- Postural corrections
- Stress management techniques
- Soft tissue massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Vestibular rehabilitation
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Ali Ladak, PT, DPT, PhD
Penn Therapy & Fitness
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