PTRehab_Neck Pain & Headaches

Goals of Physical Therapy for Neck Pain and Headaches: • Address whole-body well-being by encouraging improved overall health. • Recognize limits to the body’s function. • Address underlying causes contributing to symptoms. • Prescribe ways to restore movement, balance, strength, mobility, and harmony of the body’s systems. • Improve range of motion in the neck by performing manual therapy techniques. • Reduce pain and optimize movement of the head and neck. Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists Can Help! The best way to be free of neck pain is to prevent neck pain from developing. The tasks that you do every day can build up over time and stress on your body, and the neck and shoulders are some of the most common places to carry that stress. You may not realize the impact that simple tasks you do every day have on your body and your experience of pain. Things like driving, lifting heavy objects, and repetitive movements such as hunching over a keyboard at work can all seriously impact your neck pain. If you experience an injury, consult a physical therapist soon after the pain develops. The longer you let neck pain and headaches linger and disrupt your life, the more difficult it becomes to treat. While there is no definitive cure for migraines, physical therapy is among the most promising ways to manage your symptoms. Call Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists today at 989-631-3570 to schedule a consultation.

HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN RELIEVE YOUR PAIN Your physical therapist can help you adopt healthier habits, which can have a big impact on your management of neck pain and headaches. These include: • Practicing improved posture. • Wearing recommended footwear. • Using lumbar support in your desk chair or car. • Exercising regularly. • Engaging in regular stretching, like yoga.

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Exercise Essential

Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.

Stretches Upper Neck

BILATERAL SUBOCCIPITAL STRETCH While lying on a flat surface, put both hands behind your head, cupping the base of your skull with your thumbs.Tuck your chin downwards and apply a firm force up your skull with both thumbs to feel a moderate stretch in the back of the upper neck. Hold for at least 30 seconds.

Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following:

� Move without pain � Bend & move freely � Balance confidently & securely

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active & healthy lifestyle

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, give the gift of health. Refer them to Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an appointment with us.

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