This Masterclass / review article discusses current literature and clinical practice for physiotherapists working with patients with migraines.
Carvalho, Gabriela F., Annika Schwarz, Tibor M. Szikszay, Waclaw M. Adamczyk, Débora Bevilaqua-Grossi, and Kerstin Luedtke. "Physical therapy and migraine: musculoskeletal and balance dysfunctions and their relevance for clinical practice." Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy 24, no. 4 (2020), 306-317. doi:10.1016/j.bjpt.2019.11.001.
Migraines are under-diagnosed and under-treated.
Patients may present with episodic, highly frequent, or chronic migraines.
Neck pain is common as part of the migraine cycle, and is related to worse clinical presentations.
Most patients present with at least three of the following: