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Migraine and Physical Therapy

The goal of physical therapy for migraine is to normalize the musculoskeletal system in order to reduce tension and stress on the soft tissues and joints of the spine. Physical therapists usually begin by assessing a patient’s age, full medical history, and other details to determine the best course of action.

Often, physical therapy pracitices for migraine will mirror those for other issues related to the cervical spine. These can include:

• Therapeutic Exercise;
• Hot and Cold Therapies;
• Massage;
• Electrotherapy;
• Traction;
• Ultrasound; and
• Low Level Laser Therapy.