Headache Management

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Headaches are a growing healthcare issue in which physical therapy can play an important role.

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The American Headache Association estimates that more than 45 million Americans suffer from headaches each year and headaches account for 150 million lost work days per year, costing American employers $17 billion.

Patients who have recurring headaches and can benefit from active self-management tools for headache and neck pain are candidates for therapy.


The Headache Management Program

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network’s (HHCRN) headache management program includes a thorough evaluation and identifies individualized physical therapy interventions that can positively influence headaches and improve overall function. Physical therapy can improve the quality of life by decreasing headache frequency, intensity, and duration or medication consumption.

Physical Therapy Evaluation includes:

  • Subjective History
  • Postural Assessment
  • Headache Provocation Tests
  • Range of Motion 
  • Neurological Screen
  • Upper Extremity Range of Motion and Strength Testing

Physical Therapy Interventions include:

  • Home Exercise Program
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Postural and Biomechanical Education
  • Manual Therapy

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Therapy Options

Audiological Evaluation for Hearing Loss

Audiological evaluations are conducted by Christie Huebner, MS, FAAA, CCC/A, an audiologist licensed by the State of Connecticut, certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

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Physician Prescription Required.

Early morning and evening appointments available.

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Locations

  • Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network

    Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, sports medicine, and health & wellness programs. Our highly skilled staff work with people who have acute illnesses, injuries, and chronic diseases as well as those who are interested in injury prevention and/or personal fitness. We have the resources and expertise to cover the entire spectrum of diagnoses.

  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut Rehabilitation Network

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut Rehabilitation Network offers inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy. Licensed physical and occupational therapists and speech language pathologists work with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to address each patient's needs and help him or her achieve maximum function.

  • Windham Hospital Rehabilitation Network

    The therapists at Windham Hospital have cared for the physical therapy and rehabilitation needs of the Windham community for more than 40 years, and we are proud of our long legacy of excellent service to our patients and the community.

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