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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
- making major decisions
- loss of loved ones or pets
These typically point towards major decisions and events that cause stress.
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,
some cases, the pain travels to our patient’s heads, causing the annoying legendary headaches.
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.
tender and sensitive trigger points are not caused by any specific
- incidents of trauma
- infection or
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
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.
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.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
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
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
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
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