Headaches & Migraines

Our Mission Is To End Unnecessary Headaches & Migraines And Help You Get On With Enjoying Life.

You don’t have to continue suffering, we are here with an effective DRUG FREE approach to relieve the misery of recurring headaches and migraines. Read our Relieve Migraine & Headache Guide to find out if you have the type of issue our expert physios resolve or ease regularly.

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Need Help In A Hurry?

Early advice and treatment is the most effective way to speed your recovery. If you need help fast then call now on 028 703 59592 or use our Online Booking to secure your appointment anytime!

If you aren’t sure if physio is right for you then why not request a Free 10min Telephone Consultation or Taster Physio session to discuss your problem with one of our physios.

Common Issues With Headaches & Migraines

  • logo-on-scrollThe majority of headaches and migraines have a common source. When you take a paracetamol or prescribed drug you are masking the symptom but not fixing the problem. Find out the common source of headache and migraine in our Relieve Migraine & Headache guide.
  • logo-on-scrollYour GP, friends or family have never mentioned physio for my headache or migraine so you never considered it.
  • logo-on-scrollHeadache and migraine drains your energy levels and can affect your family life and relationships significantly. Please don’t continue to let headache control your life. We want to help.
  • logo-on-scrollYou take painkillers to ease your headache but now they’re not really working. Often codeine based painkillers and triptans actually CAUSE headache – you need to get you off these as soon as possible. We offer a drug free approach to managing headache and migraine. Are you taking the GP prescribed tablets that can cause Medication Overuse Headache? Find out in our Migraine & Headache Guide.
  • logo-on-scrollMigraine and Headache sufferers are more prone to Vertigo or dizziness with head movements. This is often related to the same SOURCE of the headache or migraine issue. This can be resolved by helping restore the health of the upper neck!
  • logo-on-scrollPerhaps you had physio before and they just gave you some stretches or a bit of massage – this is not effective for headaches and migraine. You need EXPERT treatment for a very specific problem.
  • logo-on-scrollOccasionally people see nearly EVERY other health professional before someone finally mentions physio. You may have been referred to a neurologist, orthopaedic consultant, dentist, optician and no-one has found any issue – can physio help!? Yes, see Geoffrey’s story below after years headaches and waiting for unnecessary referrals Geoffrey eased his headaches at Causeway Physio & Pilates.
  • logo-on-scrollSo many people simply don’t know how effective physio can be for types of headache/migraine. You try everything else: dietary changes, headache diary’s, changing glasses, different medications from your GP. You may be missing the simple solution! Check out our Relieve Migraine & Headache Ebook to find out if you have one of the common types of migraine or headache that we relieve regularly.
  • logo-on-scrollStress triggers my headache so I know it’s not caused by neck. WRONG. Stress sensitises nerves and causes increased muscle tension. This combination feeds into headache. We help you resolve the underlying issue which means that your body can cope with stress without triggering a triggering headache or migraine. Stress is a factor but it is not the source of the problem in most cases.
  • logo-on-scrollYou may have other associated symptoms such as vertigo, “fuzzy” head feeling, slight dizziness, facial pain, ongoing neck pain that make you think that there may be something that physio can’t help with. These symptoms are fairly common and are often related to irritation of the nerves at the top of the neck. We can help with vertigo, dizziness, fuzzy head and facial pain. Why not try a Free Taster Physio session OR speak with one of our experts via our 10 min Call Back to find out if physio is right for you.
Our clients often find that they have significantly less headaches/migraines and can cope with more stress in their life for longer periods without recurring pain.

Less Headache or Migraine = Happier, Healthier You!

Find out if your migraine or headache is the type of problem we can help with – see our Relieve Migraine & Headache Guide.

What’s In The Guide?

  • logo-on-scrollWhats causing my headache or migraine?
  • logo-on-scrollFind out how Physio can be MORE effective than common headache tablets (triptans, ibuprofen)
  • logo-on-scrollHow do I know if Physio can help me?
  • logo-on-scrollWhat to expect from our Expert Headache & Migraine service
  • logo-on-scrollOur Promise. We help Relieve your Headaches or your money back!

Headache & Migraine

We know that if you regularly suffer from Migraine or Headache it can significantly affect your quality of life. It’s common for Migraineurs to have higher rates of depression, anxiety and lower sense of general wellbeing. Whether you suffer from headache or migraine regularly or only now and again you can reduce, or even fully often resolve your headaches and migraine with specialist physio for headaches and migraines.


Our experts can assess and find out if you have the VERY COMMON underlying condition that can irritate the nerves of the upper neck. We can help you correct the nerve irritation and you should see results within a few weeks. Here are a few common types of headaches we see in the clinic:


Tension Type Headache & Daily Headache

Persistent headaches that go on for days to weeks are almost certainly related to neck and upper back problems. Nerve sensitivity in the upper neck is often affected by day to day activities, over longer periods of time the sensitivity of these nerves can become heightened leading to headaches. Stress is often a factor but it is not the source of the problem. How do the nerves get sensitive? Why does this cause headache? What can I do to stop this? Find out the answers in our Relieve Migraine & Headache Guide. This is often a straight forward type of headache to resolve and we would love to help you get FAST and EFFECTIVE relief. Often improvements are seen after 1-2 sessions! Find out if we can help relieve your exercise induced headache by requesting a Free Taster Physio Session OR a 10 Min Physio Call Back.

Menstrual Migraine

Menstrual Migraine is in the TOP 5 disabling conditions for women. 1 in 4 women experience migraines and up to 60% of those women will experience migraine related to their menstrual cycle. For years the common belief has been that hormone changes are the cause of menstrual migraine. We now know that hormones are not the cause of menstrual migraine or headache the source of the problem is the same as those with Tension Type Headache. We go into detail about the source of what is causing your menstrual migraine AND what can be done to relieve your headache and migraine for good! Simply get our Free Relieve Headache and Migraine guide to find out what is causing menstrual migraine.


Migraine With and Without Aura

What is migraine and why does it kick off after I drink red wine OR eat certain foods like dark chocolate? Why do strong smells trigger Migraine? What can I do to stop having regular migraines? The cause of the migraine is related to the nerves of the upper neck. To find out how these little nerves can cause so much trouble please get the answers in our Free Relieve Migraine & Headache Guide. You don’t have to have neck pain for this issue to be present, it can simply lurk silently in the background. We would love for you to have less Migraines so book online or call 028 703 59592 to book.

Road Traffic Accident YEARS ago

If you were in a car accident recently OR even if it was years ago and have experienced occasional OR frequent headache/migraine since, it is extremely likely you have an underlying neck issue. We discuss the COMMON cause of headache and migraine in our Migraine and Headache Guide. After a whiplash injury it is VERY likely that you also have an additional problem to the issue discussed in our guide. You may have an underlying weakness of the very small muscles in the upper neck in response to whiplash. If this problem is not addressed then the headaches and migraines may actually become more frequent as the neck and shoulder muscles become weaker with age. With treatment and rehabilitation you can expect excellent relief from post whiplash related headache & migraine REGARDLESS of how long it’s been since the accident.

Free Physio Taster

Discover if Physio is right for you. This session is perfect for those who really aren’t sure if Physio is the right thing for them or if WE are the right Physio to help them. 20 Minutes FREE face to face time with our physios. Limited availability and offered on first come first served basis.*

*No treatment is given during Free Physio Tasters. This session is not the same as paid initial assessment but a chance to meet our expert team and find out if we can help you, how we can help you and you can discuss any queries you may have.

Free Pilates Taster

New to Pilates? Come along and meet our Body Control Pilates & APPI trained instructors. Enjoy a taster session to discover what Level of Pilates is appropriate for you (we tailor our classes to different abilities). Start your Pilates journey and enjoy the challenge of learning body control, breathing techniques, strengthening and toning exercises that can help with lifelong change in how you feel!

Geoffery’s Migraine Story

Victor Bow

Portrush – Golfer’s Neck and Shoulder

My shoulder became so sore I couldn’t wash the car and struggled to play golf. My GP was only able to offer tablets. My first session of dry needling provided significant relief of my shoulder pain and I was able to sleep better as a result. I did my exercises and now I’m back doing all things I would like to without pain AND I’m getting a great nights sleep too!

Laverne Tweed

Coleraine – Years of Back Pain

I suffered back pain for years and was regularly having to take painkillers prescribed by my GP. I’ve used lots of different physios in the past but this time at Causeway Physio & Pilates you helped ease my pain & taught me how to self manage. This time I feel like I’m in control.

Geoffery Moffett

Coleraine – Years of Migraine Headache

After years of migraine headache and regular trips to my GP, brain scans and regular co-codamol painkillers, it took just two sessions at Causeway Physio & Pilates to start seeing and improvement in my condition. I’m now headache free, back cycling again and not relying on painkillers!

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What Our Customers Say


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"I have found that my left shoulder pain has reduced, I have better balance and better posture in everyday life. I found by starting at the basics I can understand and have been more aware of what I am actually meant to be doing. I will and have recommended Causeway Pilates to others."

10/10 rating from Nikki Crowe

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"I find this class very good. I was in a previous Pilates class where I didn’t know if I was doing movement properly and the teacher didn’t get round to check on everyone. There is a Friendly atmosphere and I can ask Joanne questions without feeling foolish! I will and have recommended Causeway Pilates to others."

10/10 rating from Arvril Whiskers

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"I started Pilates to lose weight, tone and relax. I have really enjoyed Pilates as it is relaxing. Jo is a great instructor, friendly and good fun. I have noticed a difference as I feel more toned and not as stressed. Thank you Jo, I will be signing up for the next set of sessions."

10/10 rating from Jaice Cassidy

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"Having been to a large group exercise classes before, I was a bit nervous at maybe getting ‘lost’ is the group and then left to figure the moves for myself. But Jo’s classes are perfect, they are just the right size and Jo is able to still give individual attention when needed so that we don’t go wrong. I love this class. Even after just a few weeks I can feel a difference in my body, and my posture has improved too."

10/10 rating from Diane Rogers

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"What can I say?…. Causeway Pilates is simply fabulous!!!
I have been through a considerable amount of stress & anxiety this year, and someone suggested Pilates as a way to do some endorphin-boosting exercise which didn’t involve throwing myself around a gym (which I felt way too delicate to face!). Jo has been so kind & encouraging, whilst also helping us to each find our individual levels of challenge & to push ourselves further each session."

10/10 rating from Emma Stewart

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"I thoroughly enjoyed Pilates with Jo. She is such a knowledgeable, patient and fun teacher. I suffer from weakness in my neck and shoulder…this is exactly the right exercise for me to strengthen and balance my body. I can’t thank Jo enough!! Really enjoyed the atmosphere too…lovely people in every class. 10 stars!!"

10/10 rating from Tara Hoy

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"I thoroughly enjoyed Pilates with Jo. She is such a knowledgeable, patient and fun teacher. I suffer from weakness in my neck and shoulder…this is exactly the right exercise for me to strengthen and balance my body. I can’t thank Jo enough!! Really enjoyed the atmosphere too…lovely people in every class. 10 stars!!"

10/10 rating from Annebell

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"I would highly recommend Causeway Pilates, it was my first time trying Pilates and even though I maybe wasn’t doing the things the way Jo was, she is encouraging and I didn’t feel embarrassed one little bit!"

10/10 rating from Julie Leighton