Headache Therapy

Headaches can be debilitating, affecting every aspect of your life. At Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, we’re dedicated to providing effective solutions that help you find relief and regain control.

What is Headache Therapy?

Headache therapy is a specialized healthcare service designed to help individuals manage and alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with various types of headaches, including tension headaches, migraines and cluster headaches. At Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, our headache therapy services are tailored to address the unique needs of each person, aiming to reduce the frequency and severity of headaches and improve their overall quality of life.

The Work We Do:

Our team of experienced healthcare professionals collaborates with you to develop personalized treatment plans that target the specific factors contributing to your headaches. Here’s an overview of the work we do:

  • Comprehensive Assessment: We begin with a thorough evaluation of your headache history, triggers and symptoms. This assessment helps us understand the root causes of your headaches and design a customized treatment plan.
  • Trigger Identification: We work with you to identify and manage triggers such as stress, dietary factors and environmental influences that may be contributing to your headaches.
  • Lifestyle Modifications: Our therapists provide guidance on lifestyle modifications, including dietary changes, stress reduction techniques and ergonomic adjustments, to help prevent headache recurrences.
  • Physical Therapy: For individuals with tension-related headaches or postural issues, we offer physical therapy to address muscle tension, improve posture and reduce headache frequency.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT techniques are used to help you better manage stress, anxiety and other psychological factors that can trigger or exacerbate headaches.

The Role of Physiatrists in Headache Therapy:

Physiatrists, or physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, play a valuable role in our headache therapy programs, especially when there are underlying medical or neurological factors contributing to the headaches. Their contributions include:

  • Medical Assessment: Physiatrists conduct medical evaluations to diagnose and manage any underlying medical conditions that may be causing or exacerbating your headaches.
  • Collaborative Care: They work closely with headache therapists and other healthcare professionals to ensure that your treatment plan is well-coordinated and integrated, addressing all aspects of your care.
  • Medication Management: In cases where medication is part of your headache management plan, physiatrists may prescribe and manage medications to provide relief and support your treatment.

Getting Started with Headache Therapy:

If you’re ready to find relief from your headaches and improve your overall well-being, starting headache therapy at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation is simple:

  1. Referral: Obtain a referral from your primary care physician or a healthcare professional who can assess the necessity of headache therapy for your specific situation.
  2. Evaluation: After receiving your referral, we will schedule an initial evaluation. During this session, we’ll assess your headache history and develop a personalized therapy plan.
  3. Therapy Sessions: Once the evaluation is complete and your treatment plan is in place, you can begin your headache therapy sessions. Our dedicated team of therapists will guide you every step of the way, providing support, encouragement, and expertise.
  4. Progress and Follow-up: We closely monitor your progress throughout your headache therapy and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcomes. Our goal is to help you find relief from headaches and improve your quality of life.

Botox® Treatment for Migraines

Good Shepherd evaluates candidates for Botox® migraine treatment very carefully. The screening includes a thorough physical examination, health history review, review of failed medications and treatments, and additional non-invasive testing to determine if Botox®  treatment is appropriate.

Request an Appointment

Don’t let headaches control your life. Contact Good Shepherd Rehabilitation today to schedule an evaluation and take the first step toward a headache-free, more comfortable life.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about headache treatment at Good Shepherd, call 1.888.44.REHAB (73422) or fill out the form below.

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