Did Dracula Suffer From Photophobic Migraine? A Case Study
Patients with diagnoses of Hereditary Migraine, Irlen Syndrome and Attention Deficit Disorder are not referred for physical therapy. This presentation, reports on a 15year-old male with these diagnoses, who failed conservative medical treatment, reports the resolution of associated symptoms: photophobia, migraine, head and eye pain following a course of manual therapy directed at the upper cervical spine.
Trina hails from Vancouver, Canada where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Kinesiology (Human Movements) and Psychology (Neuropsychology) at Simon Fraser University. Trina graduated from the University of Queensland with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies in 2001 and has completed numerous post-graduate courses on the cervical and thoracic spine, breathing dysfunction, Pilates, and pain management.
In 2010 Trina attended her first Watson Headache® course which sparked an interest in helping patients with headaches and migraines. She has progressed from a ‘generalist’ to a niche practitioner specializing in the cervical spine and patients suffering from headache and migraine. In 2014 Trina became a Watson Headache® Certified Practitioner on successful completion of the Level 3 Certification Watson Headache® Institute course
Trina divides her time between a specialty headache clinic (Headache Neck and Jaw Clinic) and a general physiotherapy clinic (Sandgate Physical Health Clinic) and has treated patients experiencing headache and migraine for the past 10 years, cumulating over 10,000 hours of clinical experience.
Trina has been an invited speaker at the Watson Headache® Symposiums since it’s inauguration in 2016 and has since presented in Sydney, Milan, and for the Australian Physiotherapy Association in Brisbane. She also played a role leading the workshop in Milan on the assessment of the upper cervical spine.
Currently, Trina is undertaking research to further progress and understand the role of physiotherapy techniques for those people suffering from severe photophobic headache and migraine.