Physical Therapy for Headaches

Physical therapy treatment can help headache sufferers manage their pain, minimize reoccurrences, and reduce dependence on pain medications.

Headaches can be caused by a variety of conditions, and the key to treatment is finding the source of the pain. Many people who have headaches also suffer from neck pain, unaware that the two may be related. Even people who have migraine headaches can have a musculoskeletal component that involves the neck, so treatment of the neck by a physical therapist may help reduce the frequency and severity of these headaches.

PTOSI’s therapists specialize in addressing musculoskeletal issues in the neck or upper back that may be contributing to the development and perpetuation of your headaches. Our therapists use soft tissue techniques to release muscle tension, mobilization techniques to address restricted mobility in the joints of the neck and upper back, and exercises to address poor postural habits.

PTOSI therapists will evaluate you and develop an appropriate course of treatment, which may include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Relaxation training
  • Exercise instructions
  • Modalities, such as traction, ultrasound, electric stimulation

If you have an questions regarding treatment options, please contact the location most convenient for you. We would be happy to answer your questions, and/or schedule a consultation for you.


The therapists at PTOSI have extensive continuing education to keep up to date on the latest techniques and expand their knowledge base to best help the patients. Each therapist participates in both internal and external training and certification programs.  To learn what PTOSI can do for you, Click Here >