According to various studies, tension headaches are the most common type of headache, affecting 30-70% of the population. Symptoms often include pressure & tightness in the head, forehead, or neck.
Tension headaches can be difficult for manual therapists to diagnose. The cause may be tricky to pinpoint, and a reported high frequency of headaches may result in a migraine diagnosis. Tension headaches differ from migraines in that no dizziness, nauseous, or sensitivity to light symptoms are present. It is vital to differentiate between the two to provide proper treatment for your client.
But what assessment tools can you use to diagnose tension headaches accurately?
The Achilles tendon is the biggest tendon in the human body. Unfortunately, it is a common area for recurring injuries.
Chronic Achilles tendinopathy refers to a wide variety of conditions regarding the Achilles tendon and includes tears, inflammation, and ruptures. For the client and therapist, such recurring injuries can be persistent and downright frustrating.
How can you help your clients regarding chronic Achilles injuries? What treatment and preventative strategies can thwart injury recurrence? Educating your client, prescribing and thoroughly explaining appropriate exercises, and using proper manual therapy techniques can help pave the way for your client’s recovery. Let’s take a closer look!