Headache, Migraine, Concussion & Vertigo Treatment

Specialised clinics to help deal with these complex issues

Headache & Migraine Treatment

Are headaches or migraines impacting your life? Whether it’s a dull pain in the neck or a debilitating migraine, we understand the profound impact these conditions can have. Nicole and Kate are here to provide expert assistance and support.

With a track record of success and a reputation for excellence in migraine and headache treatment, Nicole and Kate are dedicated to helping clients find relief. They understand that identifying the root cause is crucial, and they take the time to conduct thorough assessments for each individual. From there, they create personalised treatment plans tailored to address the specific needs and challenges of each client.

Our treatment options include, but are not limited to:

  • Watson’s method
  • Postural assessment/Body alignment assessment
  • Central nervous system desensitization
  • Sleeping hygiene
  • Nutrition modification
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Individualised exercise programming based on your body alignment assessment
  • Massage
  • Cupping
  • Acupuncture
  • Dry needing
  • Joint mobilization
  • Myofascial release

When you book in to see either Kate or Nicole, you can discuss with them what your expectations are and what their suggestions are based on your assessment to help best create a rehab plan together.


Headache & Migraine Treatment

Private Initial – $120

Private Follow-ups – $98


Concussion & Vertigo Treatment

ACC Initial Appointment – $110

ACC Follow-up – $67

Private Initial – $155

Private Follow-up –  $125


Vestibular Clinic

Vestibular rehabilitation is a speciality area of physiotherapy that helps address the various problems caused by vestibular or inner ear disorders. Willemien has over 20 years of experience working in this area. She can assess, diagnose and treat various vestibular disorders such as:

  • Concussion
  • BPPV (Vertigo)
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Vestibular Neuritis or Labyrinthitis
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Persistent Postural Dizziness
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness

Most vestibular disorders go undiagnosed for many months to years. This is because the signs and symptoms can be very subtle initially for some of the conditions. We see clients describe a very gradual reduction in confidence and independence over a long period of time in some cases. The symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Dizziness
  • Feeling off- balanced
  • Feeling as if you are floating or as if the world is spinning
  • Blurred vision
  • Disorientation
  • Falling or stumbling
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • A feeling of fullness in your ears
  • Tinnitus (Ringing in the ear)
  • Brain Fog
  • Hearing Loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Poor concentration
  • Reduced tolerance to screen time

Remember that vestibular problems have a wide range of symptoms and severity. Everyone’s case looks slightly different. If you have been struggling with some of these issues, make sure you get yourself assessed by Willemien. She will do a thorough assessment and discuss possible diagnosis and treatment plans for your problem.

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Concussion Treatment

At FamilyPhysio we are geared to help concussion patients back to recovery.

Concussion is a serious medical condition resulting from head trauma, causing the brain to move rapidly within the skull. As a Vestibular Physiotherapist, Willemien specializes in concussion treatment in Papamoa, providing essential care for those affected.

Failure to manage post-concussion recovery properly poses risks such as post-concussion syndrome, mental health issues, reinjury, and concussive convulsions. Recognizing symptoms is crucial:

Physical Symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Neck pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light/sound
  • Balance problems

Emotional Symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional sensitivity

Cognitive Symptoms:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Brain fog
  • Slowed thinking

While most symptoms resolve within 7-10 days, recovery may take longer for children and adolescents. Athletes eager to return to sports may overlook symptoms; a gradual return with professional guidance is vital.

Due to the evolving nature of concussion, timely assessment is crucial after head or neck trauma. Don’t hesitate to schedule an assessment to ensure proper care and recovery.

Helping you feel healthy and strong

Headaches, Migraines, Vertigo and Concussion can be debilitating conditions that stop you living life to the full. We are here to help treat these conditions and get you back to being healthy, strong, and able to go about your day to day activities without pain.