HD PHYSICAL THERAPY Recognizes June as National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

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BURLINGTON, Mass. - BostonChron -- June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (MHAM.) Migraine impacts 40 million people in the United States, one billion people across the globe and is recognized as the #2 cause of disability worldwide. This year, MHAM's theme is Advocate for Treatment Access. The theme will help break down barriers that stand between patients and treatments.

More than 50% of people with migraine go undiagnosed. Providing educational resources is the first step to reducing the stigma of migraine. Ensuring those living with migraine receive the care they need is not an easy task. But spreading awareness about migraine is one of the most important things we can do as advocates for treatment access.

So where does outpatient physical therapy fit into the management of migraine headaches? The answer depends on the individual headache sufferer, as there is a wide range of clinical presentations in patients with migraine headaches. Physical therapy primarily involves work on the muscles and joints in the peripheral system. This means how an individual migraine sufferer responds to physical therapy depends partly on the extent to which the muscles and joints are involved in their headaches. The goals of physical therapy treatment are generally to normalize the musculoskeletal system as much as possible in order to reduce stress and tension on the soft tissues and joints. At HD Physical Therapy, we work individually with our migraine patients on the best ways to utilize modalities such as, IASTM, stretching and exercise, dry needling, and manual, traction & massage techniques.

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The HDPT offices in Wakefield and Burlington have no waiting lists for new patients, accept all health insurance plans, support direct access to care (no MD referrals necessary,) offer same day appointments, have two notable locations along major highways, have convenient hours that fit any schedule and always offer free injury screenings and tours. We are adhering to all safety recommendations and guidelines. Please visit the 'COVID-19 & Physical Therapy' webpage for even more information.

At HD Physical Therapy, we are committed to the health and happiness of our patients. Everyday we work to restore each person's maximal function with consistency and compassion. Offering distinctive, inventive and proven rehabilitation treatment, our devoted professionals strive to deliver a successful and enjoyable experience to every patient we meet. For more information about HD Physical Therapy, please visit https://www.HDPTonline.com and follow us on all social media platforms.

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