Headache Treatment

We are passionate about helping people living with headaches and migraine achieve significant, sustainable improvements.

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We are passionate about helping people living with headaches and migraine achieve significant, sustainable improvements.

Our Process

We take you through an individualised, three step process:


Step 1:

Our detailed assessment will determine whether your neck is contributing to your migraine or headaches and whether it is treatable using this approach.


Step 2:

Treatment aims to reduce stress on the upper neck and desensitise the 'headache centre' of the brainstem. The initial treatment phase lasts for 2-3 weeks. Our aim is to create a significant improvement to your symptoms following this period of time.


Step 3:

Once we have established a significant improvement we take you through the exercises and lifestyle habits that can help maintain the changes we have achieved.

Our Difference
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While some forms of physical therapy (physiotherapy, massage, chiropractic, osteopathy) can be great at providing short term relief, they often fail to create sustainable improvements for chronic headache and migraine sufferers.

However, in the last 10 years research has given rise to innovative and effective forms of treatment.

Our process for headaches and migraine is based on the Watson Headache Approach®.

Watson Headache® Approach

This is a hands on treatment approach created specifically to treat headache and migraine. It has been shown to reduce sensitivity in the TCC – the ‘headache centre’ of the brainstem (1). Brainstem hypersensitivity is known to be an underlying cause of headache and migraine (2).

The Watson Headache® Approach follows the treatment philosophy of Dr. Dean Watson. For the last 20 years he has pioneered clinical research into how the neck can influence migraines (1, 3).

First, we will identify and resolve an often overlooked misbehaviour in the upper neck. It is this misbehaviour that can lead to brainstem sensitisation and migraine.

Once we resolve this issue, we will desensitise the TCC or ‘headache centre’ of the brainstem.

All treatment is hands-on and uses a gentle, precise pressure to the upper neck. There is no heavy manipulation or “cracking” of the neck.

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Flow Osteopathy Ringwood | Headache Treatment and Migraine Treatment

To find out if this approach can help you, book in a free 15 minute phone call with osteopath Tim. 

Tim will chat to you about your headaches and migraines and, if you wish, organise an initial appointment. 

It doesn't matter if you've been living with headaches or migraine for 20+ years or it's a recent issue, we can achieve sustainable results.

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