Can physiotherapy help with this? Yes!
Headaches can be caused by the muscles of the scalp and neck contracting.
This is very often a response to stress, depression and anxiety.
Your physiotherapist can help by working on the muscles, and with advice and tools to help manage the stress.
Do you feel as if the world is spinning when you move your head? Nausea? Loss of balance?
It could be Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV), an ear condition which is the most common cause of vertigo.
Your physiotherapist knows an effective technique involving simply moving the head and body in specific ways to restore your balance.
Numbness and tingling in the hand
Tingling, numbness and even pain in the thumb, index finger and maybe the middle fingers of your hand? You might be in the early stages of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which can cause a lot of pain.
The good news is it’s treatable. Consult your physiotherapist before it goes any further.
Can’t control your wee? Urinary incontinence is very common in women, and also occurs in men.
A physiotherapist with an interest in the pelvic floor muscles can make a profound difference, with treatment and exercises that improve control. So consult your physiotherapist now!
Balance impairment and dizziness
A whiplash injury, even a mild one, can cause balance problems.
Physiotherapy treatment has been shown to very effective in treating balance impairment following whiplash, so do consult a physio.