Are You Affected by one of the Leading Causes of Headaches?

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“Headaches are often the result of pain from the upper cervical extensor muscles” Says Grace Walker, physical & occupational therapist and nutritionist.

Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist, explains that, “Headaches are often related to stress”. When  a person undergoes stress, he/she tends to tense his/her body into a poor posture; a head forward position adopted with chin jutting and upper cervical extension. The associated upper cervical muscles tighten, trigger points can be palpated and referred pain may be experienced behind the eyes and/or in the occipital, frontal or temporal areas.

Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center’s program for headaches includes:

  • Strengthening of the scapular muscles to support the head and neck
  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • Pressure Point Release to occipital, sub occipital, upper trapezei, and levator scapulae muscles
  • Modalities for pain relief including the 830MLaser and ice
  • A Comprehensive home exercise program

Call Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center to schedule an appointment with an expert physical therapist!

1111 W. Town & Country Rd. Ste.1

Orange, CA 92868

(714) 997-5518

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5 Risks of Poor Flexibility

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According to Dr. Grace Walker Physical and Occupational Therapist, flexibility is how easily an object bends, which is necessary for normal activities that require bending, twisting and reaching. Flexibility is increased by stretching the muscles and will help us to do everyday tasks pain free. It also helps to relieve stress, promote good posture,  reduce risks of injury, reduces risk of low back pain, and allows for easier movement. Poor flexibility comes with risks:

  1. Headache
  2. Stress
  3. Imbalanced body
  4. Imbalanced mind
  5. Excessive stress on joints

Stretching and warming up in the gym; flexibility

Methods to Increase Flexibility:

  1. Begin with stretching major groups such as your hip flexors, hamstrings and piriformis muscles. Tightness in these muscles is a common cause of low back pain.
  2. Get personalized treatments from experts in
    the FLEX-N-MOVE program here at Walker PT & Pain Center.

Success Story: “Due to the thorough stretching program at Walker Physical Therapy, I can feel the increased flexibility and lessening of pain and stiffness in my lower back.  The Walker team taught me the importance of stretching and the overall goal of good physical health.  The Walker team is always happy and helpful.”                                                                                       

~S. Tannehill

We are effective at increasing flexibility! Treatment is fast & affordable.
Please call (714) 997-5518 for more information to aid in the recovery of your patients.

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