Headache Physiotherapy

Leading headache treatment experts

Elite Spinal Physiotherapy is a boutique spinal therapy and headache treatment clinic. Many of the practitioners within the clinic have taken a special interest in headache physiotherapy and chronic migraine treatment, which is supported through the completion of expert post-graduate training in the targeted treatment practices for severe headache and migraine conditions. Many local GPs, Specialists and Dentists often refer their patients to us for the treatment of headaches and migraines, so we can assure you our best-in-class and proven approach to headache treatment will help speed up your recovery.

Conditions We Treat

Elite Spinal Physiotherapy treats severe headache and migraine conditions using the latest techniques known as the Watson Headache® Approach. The diagnostic accuracy of the Watson Headache® Approach is unparalleled. It can confirm if disorders in the upper neck are responsible for headache or migraine and determine the exact nature of the disorder as well as which spinal joints are involved. There is no guesswork and no cracking or manipulation. Its unique and powerful feature involves temporary reproduction and resolution (easing) of usual head pain



TMJ Dysfunction

Neck Pain



Jaw Pain

Poor Posture

Research shows that 87% of the population will suffer from headaches or migraines at some point; treating the neck effectively can significantly reduce migraines and headaches

Common Headache Symptoms

Cervical dysfunction is commonly the underlying cause of headaches. Therefore, treating the neck effectively can significantly reduce migraines and headaches. Many long term sufferers of headaches and migraines generally have something in their daily lives which contributes to the pain, anything from your sleeping position, pillow firmness and height, your work, sitting position, and individual muscle imbalances. Common symptoms can include;

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Neck pain
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Visual disturbances
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Facial numbness or pain

Causes of Headaches and Migraines

There can be a range of causes responsible for headaches. Some of the latest research has shown that dysfunction in the top three vertebrae of the spine is a major contributor to headaches and migraines.

This means that normal stimuli that are transmitted through the brain stem is interpreted in a different way to normal by the brain. The areas that transmit stimuli through the brainstem are; neck, eyes, ears, nose and sinuses, forehead and scalp.