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Stress Headache Physiotherapy



Stress Headaches - Physiotherapy, TCM Acupuncture and Sports Massage Therapy

A number of the patient that we treat in our Phoenix Rehab physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM and massage clinic complain of annoying and persistent headaches.

For them, we delved deeper and asked more, and found out that they experience these specific episodes of headaches during recurring events, such as when

  • managing stressful projects
  • handling difficult situations or
  • moving homes
  • making major decisions
  • loss of loved ones or pets
  • etc

These typically point towards major decisions and events that cause stress.

When we perform a physical assessment of them and their muscles, we typically find certain painful, tender spots along muscles of their necks, shoulders and upper back.

When we press and palpate these tender spots / points, patients report of

  • direct localized pain as well as
  • pain that "travels" ie radiating pain within the muscles, along certain spots near the muscles,

In some cases, the pain travels to our patient’s heads, causing the annoying legendary headaches.

This is known as a trigger point.

They essentially taut bands of muscle fibers that are hyper-irritable to the touch.

At the location itself, it can be very sensitive, and upon palpation by physical therapists, the pain can travel (also known as referred pain) to places much further than the trigger point location itself shoulder trigger point can be experienced at different locations in the head etc.

These tender and sensitive trigger points are not caused by any specific

  • incidents of trauma
  • infection or
  • degeneration

and to make things worse, cannot be explained by neurological examinations or even diagnostic imaging such as X-rays.

The reason for that is that they are simply “tight knots or bands” of the muscles and connective tissue, exarcebated by prolonged positioning in a shortened position (e.g. hunched over a computer or when reading a book) and intensified through emotions (e.g. stress) causing muscle tightening over a very localized position.

And muscles are not picked up in x-rays.

Treatment for stress headaches and trigger points

Most of the time, the treatments that we provide to both treat and relieve the painful stress headaches are a combination of

We also provide corporate ergonomic talks to raise awareness of possible contributions of repetitive strain injuries (RSI) in the workplaces, and share with our recipients how to prevent or at least to minimize the occurrence of RSI.

Workstation and worksite assessment is sometimes prescribed to have a more effective management of RSI prevention, as corporate talks and workshops are more of a personnel management, but the physical office and its layout also plays an important element of health risks.



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Phoenix Rehab physio Services

Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.



HAND THERAPY &  SPLINTING

Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists (sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.

Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes



CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES

Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.

It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions.

You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.



TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)



DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY

Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to

  • accelerate recovery and
  • shorten downtime / recovery period required

It also prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle performance.

Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.



All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).

See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.

At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.

Follow up sessions are inline to provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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We appreciate you as our valued clients and want you to know that the #1 way we grow as a clinic/brand is through word of mouth referrals from valued patients like yourself.

We do not rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients. When you have the chance, please tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our physio clinics.

book your physio appointments now

WhatsApp / SMS your name, preferred date, time and enquiries to +658800183

Email questions and your preferred physiotherapy timings to nigel@phoenixrehabgroup.com or

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