Achieve Therapy: 4 Easy Tricks To Relieve A Headache

Performance For Life NEWSLETTER 4 Easy Tricks ToRelieveAHeadache

1. Regular exercise. Migraine patients are at a slightly increasedriskofstroke, and lack of exercise is a risk factor for cardiovacular and cerebrovascular disease. Vigorous, regular exercise can help reduce these risks. 2. Adequate sleep. Getting enough sleep on a regular basis is part of the migraine hygiene you should practice to keep your headaches at ease.

3. Balanced diet. Eating regular meals, avoiding foods that trigger headaches, and staying hydrated will also help reduce the pain and frequency of your headaches.

4. Work on improving your posture.

Hold your shoulders back and your head level, parallel to the ground, instead of hunching forward. This technique helps improve headaches most frequent during work.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Annette Palmgren, MPT Annette is proud of her small town roots in rural Madison, Minnesota. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with a BA in zoology, chemistry and physical education. Her BS and MPT degrees in Physical Therapy are from The University of North Dakota. Inpatient and outpatient Neuro- Rehab (rehabilitation from spinal cord or brain injuries) were Annetteā€™s first areas of specialized training and clinical expertise. Advanced training in manual therapy and sports medicine lead to a more orthopedic-based outpatient practice. She coordinated the start-up of Sports Acceleration in Grand Forks; and led a multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Team and Health and Fitness Program. In addition to a general PT practice, at Achieve Therapy, she specializes in the treatment of persons with osteoporosis, temporomandibular dysfunction and neurological rehabilitation. Annette enjoys doing some home care physical therapy and occasionally assisting in nursing home coverage. apalmgren@achieve-therapy.com

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