Physiotherapy embraces a heterogeneous group of therapeutic methods and techniques that act prevalently, but not exclusively, on the biomechanics of the organism. These include active and passive physiotherapy techniques, neuromuscular facilitation and complementary techniques. Some of these are often recommended for the treatment of primary headache forms, namely migraine and tension-type headache. One of the limitations of "rehabilitation treatments" for headache derives from the difficulty finding methodologically rigorous studies in the literature on the basis of which to draw up specific therapeutic guidelines. This difficulty is due to the fact of having to apply, in a very different sphere, the same method that is used to evaluate the efficacy of pharmacological treatments (versus placebo). Without claiming to be able to solve this question, but instead with the aim of opening it up for discussion, starting with this issue, we will be devoting space to this topic, for the publication of original papers (articles, short communications, thesis extracts) as well as posters and oral communications presented at italian and international meetings.
|Translated title of the contribution||Non-pharmacological therapy for headache: Correlated physiotherapy, rehabilitation and techniques|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology