For many years, the National Headache Foundation has served as the premiere resource for patients, healthcare professionals, and the media. Education has always been an important aspect of our mission. Great information and updates can be found on www.headaches.org, HeadWise, our monthly newsletter, and in the brochures we provide to offices and clinics across the country.

For individuals with migraine, it should come as no surprise the impact the disease has on their daily life. Work productivity, relationships, and quality of life are all affected by migraine. A recent national survey conducted by Research!America shows that not only are those with migraine concerned about its impact, but so are those without the disease.

The National Headache Foundation is proud to be participating in Headache on the Hill, an annual congressional advocacy event. Headache on the Hill participants visit the offices of approximately 130 members of Congress to raise issues on behalf of those with disabling headache and migraine, including the lack of research and stigma surrounding these diseases. Participants include physicians, researchers, as well as patients.

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Join Denise Schneider, PT, FAAOMPT, COMT, TPS, ATC as she leads a discussion on how physical therapy can be used as a part of the treatment plan for with certain types of headache. Physical therapy is often utilized in the comprehensive treatment for individuals with headache disorders. For certain types of headache, physical therapy has proven to be successful in decreasing and/or resolving the intensity and frequency of symptoms, improving an individual’s function and mobility, and ultimately improving an individual’s quality of life. Cervicogenic headache is a common type of headache seen in clinical practice that responds well to physical therapy. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:30pm ET.

The relationship between exercise and migraine can be complicated. While studies have shown it can be as effective as medication and relaxation techniques in preventing migraine, it can also be a trigger for some attacks. A recent study shows that in order for exercise to be effective in reducing migraine, it is best if the exercise includes more high-intensity workouts.