Physical Therapy & Sports Therapy located in Minuteman Region, Acton, MA


Headaches services offered in Minuteman Region, Acton, MA

If you suffer from frequent headaches that interfere with your school or work performance, Kevin McGovern, PT, CSCS, at Perfect Motion Sports Therapy in Acton, Massachusetts, can design a physical therapy program to help reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches. When you’re ready to learn more about how physical therapy can help, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

Headaches Q&A

What are headaches?

Headaches are a common condition characterized by discomfort or pain in the forehead, sides of the head, or base of the neck.

Some of the painful sensations you might experience during headaches may feel:

  • Sharp
  • Dull
  • Throbbing
  • Aching
  • Stabbing

Some people only experience occasional headaches, while for others, head pain is a frequent experience that interferes with normal routines. Some forms of head pain, like migraines, can keep you off your feet and in agony for most of the day. Perfect Motions Sports Therapy can treat your headaches to give you the relief you need.

How does physical therapy help treat headaches?

Many headaches are brought on by problems in your cervical spine, the uppermost section of your spine that connects to your skull. These problems often develop due to improper movement, which can occur when engaged in a particular activity or as a result of ongoing postural issues. 

Physical therapy begins with determining the source of your headache pain. Next, a series of customized exercises helps improve strength in the many muscles that control your head and neck movement. Manual therapy might also play a role in treating headaches. 

You not only work to resolve your headaches during personalized sessions, but Dr. McGovern, a doctoral-trained physical therapist, gives you exercises to complete at home in between office visits. The goal is to permanently eliminate the root cause of your headaches. 

Why is it so important to seek help with headaches?

Far too many people turn to medications to treat headaches. While there is certainly a role that medication therapy plays in acute headache treatment, it may cause reliance on pain medicines if headaches are an ongoing or chronic problem. 

Physical therapy takes a different approach, one that acknowledges and honors your body’s innate healing abilities. As soon as you notice the frequency of headaches, a physical therapy program can help you tap into that healing function before your condition becomes debilitating. 

If you suffer from headaches and would like to learn how physical therapy can help, contact Perfect Motion Sports Therapy online or by phone today.