Because migraine doesn't have to control you

What Are Trigger Points

What are trigger points? “A highly irritable localised spot of exquisite tenderness in a nodule in a palpable taut band of muscle tissue.” Dr Janet Travell and David G. Simons Let me explain what that means and why you should care. First, a quick bit of physiology....

Weekend Tension Headaches ~ Practice Makes Perfect

Or why you shouldn’t power through one more weekend tension headache… Short of time? Here’s the skip-read version. Put up with yet another niggling headache and you get good at one thing. You get good at getting headache. You successfully train your brain...
Men and migraine what you should know

Men and migraine what you should know

What links Elvis, Albert Einstein, Ryan Giggs and Hugh Jackman? All men and migraine sufferers. But wait, men don’t get migraines, right? You’d be forgiven for thinking that. The focus tends to be towards women. The data shows that women are more likely to get...

5 Questions To Ask a Physical Pain Therapist

You have pain somewhere in your body. It came and went. At first you ignored it. It got more persistent. So, you saw your doctor. The result? The pain is musculoskeletal. Now, you have a choice. You can choose to do nothing and hope it’ll somehow go away and not come...

My Migraine Story – Self Blame Does Not Help

OK. I’ve decided I will share my migraine story with you. Why the song and dance? Well, helping people with migraine is my job, right? Maybe you expect that I should be hunky-dory, migraine-free. The truth is I’m not. But, I’m jumping ahead of myself. First, we...

3 Ways To Take The Fear Out Of Change

Have chronic pain? Something’s got to change For some people change is overwhelming. For others it’s wonderful. For some people change is a pain in the tush. For others it’s simple. And for most of us, it’s a mix of the above. When someone asks...