Migraine & Headache Awareness Week 2021
September 20 – September 24
Headaches are one of the most common and least treated musculoskeletal pains in Australia, with 87% of the Aussie population experiencing head pain each year. Of this, 16% experienced migraine, with debilitating pain and neural symptoms. Only 23% of these sought treatment (that’s 3% of the total headache suffers). Our Physio Connex Performance Clinic team in North Wyong are doing its best to beat these statistics offering a unique and specialised headache and migraine clinic for Coasties.
What is a migraine?
Migraine is a neurological disorder that can be very distressing and disabling. Typically, it is a one-sided throbbing or pulsating headache that is at least moderately intense and can be aggravated by physical activity. It is very often associated with nausea and vomiting, as well as increased sensitivity to light, sound and even some types of smell.
In contrast, tension headache, another headache type, is usually felt on both sides of the head. It is a pressing or tightening sensation rather than a throbbing headache and is not made worse by activity or accompanied by nausea.
Physio Connex Performance Clinic is known as a preferred clinic for local athletes and non- athletes wanting to achieve optimum performance in sport and in life. Our team of highly experienced and skilled physios, exercise physiologists and strength and conditioning experts use the latest techniques, technology and equipment combined with evidence-based practice to best serve the Central Coast community.
Physio Connex Performance Clinic has a special interest in the assessment and management of headache and jaw pain (TMJ disorders). Senior Physiotherapist, Andrew Alexander, has completed a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy which has finessed his evidence-based assessment and management of neck, headache and TMJ disorders. Complementing their extensive experience and offering is Brendan Clark, a certified Watson Headache(R) practitioner, who brings expertise and innovative clinical reasoning in managing headache and migraine cases. Both physiotherapists use a combination of lifestyle management strategies, manual therapy, dry needling, and exercise to effect lasting change.
According to Senior Physiotherapist and leader of the Physio Connex Headache and Migraine Clinic, Andrew Alexander the reason for such high numbers suffering from headaches “is possibly a cultural issue of “pushing through the pain”. Or perhaps an awareness issue of not realising the management options for this kind of pain. Or maybe it is just a complex issue that is difficult to treat with only one singular intervention. Or all of the above…” explains Alexander.
Physio Connex Performance Clinic are active members of the Central Coast community and demonstrate this support through extensive involvement with local and national sports teams. Healthcare professionals trust and regularly refer their patients to the highly respected clinic as they know they will be in good hands.
Don’t let headaches or migraines hold you back book in today to the Physio Connex Headache and Migraine Clinic.
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Ph: 02 4314 5183