Treatment of neck pain and cervical headaches by experienced physiotherapists in Adelaide. South Australian Sports Medicine Centre - Neck Pain & Headache

Neck Pain & Headache

Our approach is to examine the neck, thoracic spine and shoulder girdle for posture, movement, motor control and joint mobility.  Identifying dysfunctions in this region and the structures that bring on symptoms enables us to direct manual therapy and exercise more precisely as well as working out if there is a neck component to your headache.   Our treatment includes manual therapy, massage, dry needling, and individual prescribed exercise programs as well as advice on daily activities, ergonomics, relaxation, pain management and fitness options.  The following video explains Adelaide Sports Physiotherapy’s approach to treating Cervical Headaches.

Approach to Cervical Headache



Neck pain / Back pain 


Effective treatment of neck and back pain is based on our comprehensive examination as well as a biomechanical holistic approach. Our treatment includes manual therapy, massage, dry needling, and individual exercise programs. We develop individual prescribed programs incorporating functional strength training, Kinetic Link Training, Pilates and weight training as required. Our examination and planning for the most effective treatment programs involve using real time ultrasound and other biofeedback techniques to train specific muscles such as transversus abdominus. Research has shown that this type of assessment is essential for re-training lumbopelvic stability. Back and neck pain is most effectively treated with the right combination of hands on treatment and exercise prescription and that is what our therapists are experts in providing.