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Headaches are often multifactorial in nature, but three types (migraine, tension type, and cervicogenic) are commonly treated in our Boulder Physical Therapy practice. Cervicogenic headaches include headache symptoms driven by the joints in the upper neck and respond best to upper cervical joint mobilization and manipulation, as well as, neck and shoulder strengthening exercises. Tension...

Tinnitus is a condition where one perceives a ringing sound in one or both ears in the absence of external auditory stimulation. It is most common described as “ringing in my ears”. Tinnitus can be caused by a variety of conditions such as ear infections, Meniere’s disease, vascular diseases, neurological disorders, structural dysfunction within the...

Tension-type headaches are headaches related to muscle trigger points or muscle tenderness in the head and neck and are the most common type of headache in adults. In our Boulder physical therapy practice, we utilize hands-on techniques addressing muscles and joints of the upper cervical region for headaches. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis (Jiang...

According to the Global Health Burden studies, Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent disorder (14.7% of global population: 1 in 7 people)  and 3rd most cause of disability in those under 50 years old. It is more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined. Migraines occur with 17% of women and 6% of men.  Symptoms...

Concussion recognition and management has improved dramatically over the last decade.  Coaches and Physical Therapists are able to both recognize the signs and symptoms of concussion and direct the athlete to the appropriate health care treatment.  Without proper management concussions can have serious and deadly consequences for the nervous system and musculoskeletal system.  Lynall et...