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Headache Clinic

Are headaches ruining your life?

Many people suffer with headaches at some point in their life, there are a variety of reasons for your headaches and most of these are not serious. Once the causes of your headache has been established, they can often be helped.

If you are suffering from headaches an appointment may help to ease your symptoms. During your appointment your practitioner will take a detailed case history, asking many questions, some of which may seem irrelevant to you. These questions are necessary to decide whether treatment is appropriate or whether onwards referral may be needed. For the best relief of headaches we recommend you combine osteopathy, acupuncture and nutritional therapy.

Osteopaths and physios have many treatment approaches which may help ease the symptoms of your headaches, which include soft tissue massage, stretching, manipulations of the neck and upper spinal joints, lymphatic drainage techniques, acupuncture, or trigger point therapy.

There are also many diet and lifestyle causes that can cause headaches such as blood sugar imbalances, poor dietary choices and a lack of certain vitamins and minerals. A nutritional therapy appointment compliments the manual treatment that you will receive for your headaches.

During your appointment we may also advise  exercises and lifestyle changes, as well as offer guidance on your postural.

If you are suffering from headaches book and Assessment and Treatment for Headaches appointment to begin with, you may be recommended to book a nutritional therapy appointment if you are suffering migraines or sinus headaches. Find out more about different types of headaches below.

Ready to Make a Change?

At Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy we're focused on getting you out of pain and back to what you love doing, from simply sitting comfortably to playing with your kids, getting back into the gym or being able to run 5k again, our expert Physiotherapists, Podiatrists & Osteopaths are here to help!

 

Please take note of our cancellation policy at the bottom of the page.

Tension type headaches

These are the most common type of headache. Usually they are a diffuse headache of mild to moderate severity, which is often described as feeling a tight band around your head.

These types of headaches are often related to stress and poor sleep. Treatment can include osteopathy, acupuncture and relaxing Swedish massage. Making changes in your lifestyle to reduce stress can also help. 

Migraine

Migraines are a common condition causing a moderate to severe headache usually described as a throbbing pain. Many people also have symptoms such as feeling sick, being sick, and increased sensitivity to light or sound.

There are many types of treatment for migraines including the use of certain medication; osteopathy, massage or acupuncture and nutrition such as balancing blood sugar levels and identifying and avoiding trigger foods. Using certain supplements have also been shown to be useful for managing migraines. 

Cervicogenic headache

A cervicogenic headache is a pain that develops in the neck but is felt as a pain in the head. These headaches usually start in the neck or back of the head and radiate towards the front of the head and around the eyes. People who experience these usually also have neck pain or stiffness and certain neck movements can aggravate the pain.

These headaches are very common in people who have sedentary jobs, especially those who work on laptops or work from home. Manual tretament such as physiotherapy or osteopathy, massage and acupuncture in o the neck can be very useful in managing these headaches. It is also important to set your work station correctly and do exercises for and be aware of good posture.

Sinus headache

Sinus headaches which feel like an infection within the sinus. You may feel pressure around your eyes, cheeks, or forehead, as well as the pain worsening when bending forward of laying down.

These types of headaches can be managed with certain medication to help clear the sinuses, as well a manual treatment and acupuncture around the face and head. Exploring causes for your sinus pain including what may cause blockages in the sinuses is also warranted. Removing trigger foods and food chemicals from your diet and improving your nutrition may also help with sinus headaches.

Brilliant all round experience. After sustaining a marathon injury during training Wandsworth Physiotherapy managed to fit me in the next day and was back up and running within 2 weeks after three 30 minute sessions. Gave me exercises to go away and do in my own time too so felt like I was making the most of their and my time too.

Marina Williams

These guys are fantastic! Really quick to reply and they found me an appointment on the same day. I've since had regular treatments with Alessio who is excellent, and my torn IT band, shoulder and other ailments are much improved. Brilliant for both sports injuries and wellness.

Gerry Sweetland

Booked an appointment for the same day on a Saturday. Adele has been very welcoming and helpful, providing useful advice as well as efficient treatment. Great local clinic, will definitely come back and recommend.

Jean Reverdy

Steve was excellent. Long term/complex shoulder injury treated over a number of sessions - patient, curious and methodical. Great treatments and programme of exercises and I'm back to pain free swimming.

~ Nick Outlaw

I've been several times for several different problems and Steve has always been excellent. He listens really carefully and asks good questions to find out exactly what's wrong, and is very clear with follow-up exercises to continue the therapy at home. Highly recommend him!

Vanessa Harriss

Meet The Team

Andreas

Andreas

Osteopath
& Massage Therapist

Beatrice

Beatrice

Osteopath & Women's
Health Specialist

Christina

Christina

Chartered Physiotherapist
& Massage Therapist

Jack

Jack

Podiatrist
 

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Kim Stanford

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
 

Steve

Steve

Chartered Physiotherapist
& Nutritional Therapist 

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Wilson Mbutu

Senior Physiotherapist
 

Ermelinda

Ermelinda

Massage Therapist
 

Shruti-Srivastava
Shruti Srivastava

Massage Therapist
 

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Anna

Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

Chara
Chara

Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

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Kitti Perlaki

Clinical Administrator & Receptionist
 

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Melinda Bernath

Clinical Administrator & Receptionist
 

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Ursula

Clinical Administrator & Receptionist
 

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Get In Touch

Request a call back - tell us about your problem… if you’re not sure what physiotherapy or osteopathy are and whether they can help your problem request a call back from one of our expert therapists. We can listen to your problem and let you know if we can help... just leave your details using the contact form and we'll be in touch as soon as possible!

Cancellation Policy

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please respect our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and give them more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge and may affect future appointments that we are able to offer you.
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Telephone Reception

We have reception cover most of the time we are open, however if you can't get through it's quick and easy to book online. Please be aware that calls to Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy are recorded to comply with ICO data protection and the recordings are stored for 3 months then deleted. All stored information is password protected.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00
Thursday 08:00 - 21:0
Friday 08:00 - 20:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

No reception cover on Sundays, the door may be locked so ring the bell.

Wills Goldie
Wills Goldie
Great experience
Umberto Sacchetti
Umberto Sacchetti
I have used Wandsworth Physio in three different occasions and every time they resolved my problems. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a good physio or osteopath
Sara Phillips
Sara Phillips
Lauren Dodds
Lauren Dodds
I entered Steve's massage competition at Wandsworth Physiotherapy never expecting to win but was delighted to win a year of deep tissue massages. I had previously seen Steve for chronic shoulder and back pain so winning treatment for a whole year was a real treat and it has helped keep my pain at bay. After each session, I could instantly feel the benefit with tension and stress in my muscles depleted. Thank you for running such an amazing competition! Professional, effective and flexible booking.
Lucinda Hearth
Lucinda Hearth
I saw Steve Hines after suffering with glute pain for several months. By using an ultrasound he was able to diagnose the issue straight away and then target the treatment - turns out it was a hamstring issue causing it which I'm not sure would have been picked up otherwise. Steve suggested a combination of physio and shockwave therapy, and home exercises, which have worked wonders and the issue is now almost resolved. Highly recommend Steve and the team at Wandsworth Physio.
Florrie Barber
Florrie Barber
Rose Harvey
Rose Harvey
I can highly recommend Wandsworth physio - I have seen Steve for various running niggles and always received really knowledgeable and practical advice to solve the route cause of the problem. There's also a whole range of treatment options available such as acupuncture, shockwave and ultrasound - all really helpful to have in one place!
Mary Foley
Mary Foley
Great physio/massage. Would strongly recommend. Really good team and the pummelling definitely helps to fix the sore bits!!
Kris Boger
Kris Boger
Stephen is a real expert and has been incredibly helpful for me on two separate injuries. He has deep knowledge of various treatments and in my case was able to offer one of the latest innovations, which ended up really helping. Highly recommend.
Conny Nielsen
Conny Nielsen
I'd had problems with my shoulders, neck and mid-back for a long time due to many years of office work, bad posture and having a newborn baby to carry around. I was treated by Wilson who was extremely helpful and managed to help rid me of my pain! I have since moved to Denmark, but wish I could have taken him with me! An absolute gem who is not just great at what he does, but was so, so lovely and understanding. I give him the highest recommendation.
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338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

0203 322 9455

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