Advocating for the Role of the Neck in Headache and Migraine
For Individuals Living With and Health Professionals Managing Headache and Migraine
Watson Headache® advocates for the role of neck disorders in headache and migraine,
by raising the awareness of cervical afferents (neck input) and thereby
redressing current medical perspectives that the neck does not play causal role.
Are You, a Family Member, Friend or Colleague Living With Headache or Migraine?
If you are living with headache or migraine it is likely that you also experience neck symptoms (discomfort, stiffness) before and /or during a headache or migraine episode.
Are You Wanting To Make a Difference When Managing Headache or Migraine?
As a health professional, those seeking your expertise are likely to be experiencing neck symptoms (discomfort, stiffness) before and /or during their headache or migraine episode.
"I think it makes sense that if you treat the neck and segment that reproduces headache you are actually treating the source of headache rather than just trying to redress the symptoms of headache."
– Dr Julie Walters, Physiotherapy Lecturer, University South Australia
Our Focus Areas Supporting You
A Powerful Alternative to Ongoing Medication
Assessing the Role of Neck Disorders in Primary Headache
Assessing the Role of Cervical Afferents in Primary Headache
Are You Looking for a Practitioner?
The Practitioner Directory has been developed to provide locations of Practitioners, namely Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths who have undergone training with the Watson Headache® Institute as part of their continuing professional development requirements. The 3 Day Level 1 Foundation, Level 2 Consolidation and Level 3 Certification courses focus on 'The Role of C1-3 Cervical Afferents in Primary Headache'. Courses are 50% Theory & 50% Practicum with an emphasis on determining if the neck is relevant in headache, including migraine conditions.