At SJD Physio, we use a variety of techniques to relieve your symptoms and establish strategies to prevent recurrence. Headaches can be caused by multiple issues and may be direct or referred in nature. Direct headaches will have their origin within your head and may relate to stress, chemical changes within your brain, food reactions, or other causes. Referred headaches can often be be referred from your upper cervical spine (neck), your mid to upper back and your jaw. Referred headaches can often relate to poor posture, or inadequate flexibility or stability around the neck.

Our approach to head and neck physiotherapy

Preventative strategies revolve around the practical realities of your day-to-day life. Our physiotherapists improve postural concerns and provide a structured rehabilitation program to address weak or tight areas.

We also offer onsite workstation consultations if you need further assistance in creating an optimal working setup, with ergonomic recommendations to remove your pain and improve your strength and mobility moving forward.

When should I see a physiotherapist?

If you’ve experienced any of the following signs or symptoms, we recommend you get in touch with the team as soon as possible:

  • Severe, lasting pain in or around the neck.
  • Inability to complete your normal physical activities.
  • Commonly recurring sharp or shooting pains.
  • Frequent tension headaches.


Noting which symptoms apply to your injury helps toward your diagnosis, which is made at the initial appointment after a full assessment.