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Most of the time headaches are just what the broader meaning of the term implies. Annoying pains that go away on their own, perhaps with the aid of an over-the-counter medication.
But there are headaches, and then there are headaches. The bolder variety may have a source that’s more problematic. They may have a cause bigger than a Tylenol can solve. These types of headaches may linger. They may even need treatment by a physical therapist — or a referral to another health care provider.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Denise Schneider discusses these types of headaches. What causes them? What are the red flags that indicate their seriousness? How physical therapy can help? She answers these questions, and also talks about some of elements and possible length of treatment.
Read more about the physical therapist’s treatment of headaches.
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Denise Schneider, PT, DPT, has more than 16 years of clinical experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She is certified in manual therapy and completed a fellowship in clinical diagnostics and orthopedic manual therapy through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US. She became a therapeutic pain specialist certification through the International Spine and Pain Institute. She also holds a certificate in vestibular rehabilitation. She used her skills and expertise to help people with headaches since 2009. Her clinical interests also include vestibular function (balance), concussion, spine, and chronic pain.