416 Ilam Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052

Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 8pm

416 Ilam Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052

Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-8pm


Osteopaths are highly trained to treat headaches in both adults and children. Tension-type headaches, migraine and cervicogenic headaches are common types of headaches that can often respond well to osteopathic treatment. These headaches can be caused by tension and strain in the muscles and joints of the neck. Headaches can vary in frequency and intensity and can sometimes be debilitating and impact daily life. Osteopathic treatment will always aim to address the underlying causes of the headaches and may involve a variety of techniques, including spinal manipulation, soft tissue massage, stretching and rehabilitation exercises.

Osteopathic Treatment of Headaches

Osteopathy for Headaches

The goal of osteopathic treatment for headaches is to provide a holistic approach that addresses both the immediate symptoms and the underlying causes of the headache, promoting overall health and well-being.

Our approach is patient-centred, and we work together with the patient to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their individual needs and condition. We take into consideration factors such as the type and severity of the headache, the patient’s medical history, and other relevant information to determine the most appropriate course of action.

Osteopathic treatment focuses on relieving muscle tension, improving mobility in the neck and enhancing circulation to the tissues in the neck to alleviate headache symptoms. This may involve various manual techniques, such as spinal manipulation, soft tissue massage, and stretching, aimed at reducing muscle tension and improving overall neck function.

In addition to manual techniques, osteopathic treatment may also include rehabilitation programs that address posture, stress, poor office ergonomics, or other triggers that may be contributing to the headache. By addressing the underlying causes of the headache, osteopathic treatment aims to provide long-term relief and prevent future occurrences of headaches.

Who Do We Treat?

As osteopaths, we treat patients of all ages who are experiencing headaches, including children, adults, and the elderly. We understand that each patient is unique, and we conduct a thorough assessment to determine the suitability of osteopathic treatment for each patient.