I would like to take this opportunity to introduce a new physiotherapeutic approach to headache management in Ireland. The Watson Headache ® Approach was established in South Australia by Dr Dean Watson, a physiotherapist who has specialised in treating headaches and migraines for over 30 years and completed his PHD in headache and migraine management. I have been fortunate to complete extensive training with Dean in Australia and I worked in the foremost specialist headache and migraine centre in Melbourne with the mentoring of Roger O’ Toole, an extremely experienced and knowledgeable headache consultant. While most physiotherapists are educated in treatment of cervicogenic headache, the assessment and management of primary headache is largely outside their scope of practice.

The Watson Headache ® Approach

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