Your head contains one of the most important parts of the body: your brain. Your neck provides support for your head. The neck describes the upper (cervical) spine consisting of vertebral bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Damage to any structure within the neck can cause pain along with headaches. The pain may also refer into the shoulders and arms and may be worsened due to weakness or problems with your posture.
Problems with your neck and head are very common due to the number of different structures that can become damaged. Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for different head and neck conditions and there are a large number of different treatment options for neck and head conditions.
It is important to get a thorough assessment by a qualified physiotherapist in order to get correct diagnosis and determine what exactly is causing your symptoms.
What neck and head/conditions do we treat?
Because of the amount of different structures in the head and neck, there are many different problems or conditions that can occur. Your physiotherapist will carry out a full subjective and objective assessment to determine what is causing your symptoms and the best way to treat them.
At Farrell Physiotherapy we commonly treat:
- Spondylosis (wear and tear)
- Trapped nerves
- Bulging discs
- Neck stiffness
- Cervical postural dysfunction
What treatment options are available for neck and head conditions?
Your physiotherapist will carry out a full subjective and objective examination of your head and neck to determine what is causing your problem. Following assessment, you will be provided with an individual treatment programme based around your lifestyle and goals. Treatment varies between individuals.
Treatment for head and neck conditions can include:
- Pain management advice
- Stretching exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Postural correction
- Ice/heat therapy
- Soft tissue massage
- Joint mobilisation
- Joint manipulation
- Advice regarding graded return to activity
- Functional re-training
What is the benefit of physiotherapy for a neck and head condition?
Head and neck conditions can be severely debilitating, hindering both work and social life. Our aim is to get you back to your best as quickly as possible.
Benefits of physiotherapy include:
- Reduced pain
- Increased function
- Increased strength
- Increased flexibility
- Prevention of re-injury
- Improved posture
Why choose Farrell Physiotherapy?
We pride ourselves on providing excellent patient care ensuring you are always at the centre of what we do. We are committed to continuous education and development to make sure we are up to date with the latest practices and therefore you can feel confident you are getting the best possible advice and care when coming to Farrell Physiotherapy.