Head & Neck


At Pure Physio, we use a variety of techniques to relieve your symptoms and establish strategies to prevent recurrence. Headaches can be caused by multiple issues and may be direct or referred in nature.

Direct headaches will have their origin within your head and may relate to stress, chemical changes within your brain, food reactions, or other causes. Referred headaches can often be be referred from your upper cervical spine (neck), your mid to upper back and your jaw. Referred headaches can often relate to poor posture, or inadequate flexibility or stability around the neck.

Regardless of the potential issues at play, we specialise in thorough analysis and assessment. We have 2 clinics in Melbourne’s CBD to choose from, one on Collins Street, the other on Queen Street. Our physios identify issues and develop personalised treatment programs to deliver effective outcomes.


Our approach to head and neck physiotherapy

Preventative strategies revolve around the practical realities of your day-to-day life. Our physiotherapists improve postural concerns and provide a structured rehabilitation program to address weak or tight areas.

We also offer onsite workstation consultations if you need further assistance in creating an optimal working setup, with ergonomic recommendations to remove your pain and improve your strength and mobility moving forward.

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When should I see a physiotherapist?

If you’ve experienced any of the following signs or symptoms, we recommend you get in touch with the team as soon as possible:

  • Severe, lasting pain in or around the neck.
  • Inability to complete your normal physical activities.
  • Commonly recurring sharp or shooting pains.
  • Frequent tension headaches.


Pain can vary from:

  • Dull/aching.
  • Sharp/shooting/acute.


Onset may be:

  • Gradual.
  • Sudden.



  • Normal everyday activities.
  • Maintaining certain postural positions.
  • Rest: your headache or neck pain is constant.


  • Stiffness.
  • Tension.
  • Numbness or tingling.
  • Spasms.


Common conditions

The head and neck are complex interrelated structures comprising intricate networks of discs, ligaments and vertebrae. As a result, there can be multiple factors contributing to head or neck pain. Some of the more common conditions we treat include:

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Disc problems
  • Stiffness
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Neck related headaches
  • Postural problems
  • Acute sprains and strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arm pain referring from the neck


Frequently-asked questions

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