Headache is one of the most prevalent disorders, globally. The International Headache Society (IHS) classifies headaches into 3 main categories. The most common headaches people experience are Migraines, tension headaches and Cervicogenic headaches.​​Common Causes for headaches

- Poor posture when working or when lifting
- Degenerative disc disease
- Whiplash or a traumatic injury to the neck
- Facet joint arthritis

What do I need to provide?

- Does your headache limit your activities for a few hours or more than a day?
- Are you noting nausea or sickness along with the headache?
- Do you have dizziness, feel lightheaded or have difficulty concentrating?
- Do you have sensitivity to light?
- Do you have nasal congestion or eye tearing associated with a headache?
- Do you have stiffness and tightness in your neck?
- Do you experience pain around your eyes or side of the head?
- Do you have painful and/or decreased neck movements?

How We Can Help You
Each type of headache has its own pattern of pain, duration of symptoms, intensity of pain and aggravating causes. More often than not headaches are Cervicogneic headaches which are caused by muscle imbalance, overuse of neck muscles, stiffness and tightness of neck muscles, acute trauma to the neck like whiplash or prolonged poor postures. Best available studies show that the “C2-C3 facet joints are the most common source of Cervicogenic headaches” and can be treated with manual therapy techniques. Further, referred pain noted in and around the face can be traced to C1-C3 vertebrae in your neck.

Here at Physis PT and rehab we understand how debilitating headaches can be to your daily life. Our therapists will administer a comprehensive evaluation, determine the cause of your symptoms and address the limitations/abnormalities with treatment techniques like trigger point therapy, DNS, mobilization and manipulation, Myofascial release and Manual therapy.

It is important to never overlook a headache since it may be a sign of a severe problem. It is important to get it evaluated to rule out the following emergency situations​- Side Effects of medications
- Neurological impairment
- Hormonal imbalance
- Neoplasm
- Hypertension
- Stroke
- Temporal arteritis
- Herpes zoster
- Meningitis
- Constant sudden, severe and/or unusual headache.

The Team

Dr. Sunny Pandya, PT, MS, DPT


Any type of neuromuscular or skeletal injury in one area of our body can have its manifold effects on other body parts causing pain or restricted movements. If this is not attended to appropriately on time and in a right manner, such pain or impaired movement may possibly last for a long period of time and may even cause a degenerative effect on other areas of our body.​​Well, here’s where Dr. Pandya's expertise and excellence as a physical therapist comes into action. His treatment techniques such as DNS, Vojta therapy, Lewit method, Janda's approach, Hesch Method, Sahrmann's approach are just the few of the many that comes into play.​​​Since Dr. Pandya received his Masters in Advanced Athletic Training and Sport Science and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, he has had extreme hands-on experience of successfully treating hundreds of patients at various physical therapy clinics.​​

Dr. Mohamed Abdelmegeed, PT, DPT, MSc, DSc, OCS

​Dr. Mohamed Abdelmegeed, PT, DPT, MSc, DSc, OCS is Board a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has an active Physical Therapy license in the states of NY, CA.

Dr. Tom Oddo, DC, CSCS

Dr. Tom Oddo is an affiliate practitioner and chiropractor at our grand central location. He believes that the key to solving musculoskeletal conditions is to combine cutting edge rehab techniques with comprehensive patient education to create a treatment plan that addresses everything from the way you use your body to the way you understand it. His goal is to obtain fast, lasting results that empower his patients to help themselves to be free to move and live better every day.

Jihye Robyn Choi

Board-certified in Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed to practice in the State is New York, Robyn received her Masters in Science in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health and Science, where she is currently studying for her Doctorate in Acupuncture. She is also an adjunct faculty at the New York College of Health Professions.

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