Date of Award
Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
Headache -- therapy
Headaches have long been a problem for many people with hundreds of thousands seeking medical attention for their head pain each year. Migraine and tension-type are by far the most common forms of headaches, but from a physical therapy standpoint, the literature indicates that tension-type headaches respond better from the services provided by a therapist. The objective of this literature review will be to examine the different nonpharmacologic physical therapy approaches to the treatment of tension-type headaches. The techniques to be examined will include spinal manipulation, traditional physical therapy, electro acupuncture, and biofeedback and relaxation training. Examination of the literature will offer insight as to which form of treatment is most effective.
Mohr, Marty D., "Headache Intervention: A Nonpharmacologic Approach to the Treatment of Tension-Type Headaches" (1997). Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects. 319.