The Step Ahead Program is available for sufferers of headache, neck and jaw pain.  Headaches affect 50% of the population in any one year and 90% report a history of headache at least once in their lifetime.  Neck pain has been estimated to affect up to 10% of the population at any one time.

Fortunately, research has shown Physiotherapy techniques are effective at reducing the intensity, frequency and duration of the migraine, tension and neck related headaches (Luedtke, 2016).  Physiotherapy is also more effective at reducing pain and improving movement than other modalities in the treatment of jaw pain (Paco, 2016).

Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Adam Shaw has an interest in treating these conditions.  He has completed the level 1 program at the Watson Headache Institute and implements this approach in his assessment and treatment of headache.  More about the Watson Headache Approach can be found here. Adam has also completed further training under a number of Melbourne based physiotherapy specialists for the treatment of Temporomandibular Joint disorders (TMJ).

Luedtke, K., Allers, A., Schulte, L. H., & May, A. (2016). Efficacy of interventions used by physiotherapists for patients with headache and migraine—systematic review and meta-analysis. Cephalalgia, 36(5), 474-492.

Paço, M., Peleteiro, B., Duarte, J., & Pinho, T. (2016). The effectiveness of physiotherapy in the management of temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Oral Facial Pain Headache, 30(3), 210-220.