CERVICOGENIC HEADACHES

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Written by: Sasha Guay, Registered Physiotherapist, MSc(PT)

 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen a rapid increase of individuals working from home and consequently, a number of questionable desk ergonomics, leading to poor motor control and use of muscles in our neck. Our suboccipital muscles are a group of muscles at the base of our skull that are commonly tight in desk workers and cause radiating headaches to the base of our skull and eye. These are called cervicogenic headaches. Check out these simple tricks to help alleviate your suboccipital headaches and chat with one of our physios if these seem familiar to you!

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Sasha Guay, MSc(PT)
Registered Physiotherapist

Sasha joined the GRSM team in May 2019. She completed her Sports Physiotherapy Fellowship at the University of Guelph, following her Masters in Physiotherapy at Queen’s. She is in the process of completing her manual therapy levels and is looking forward to obtaining her acupuncture certification. She is passionate about working with athletes and has enjoyed working with a Minor Midget AAA hockey team, varsity lacrosse at the University of Guelph and Western, as well as rugby clubs at International events. She’s excited to work in the GRSM atmosphere, as she comes from a background of sport herself. She played varsity rugby at the University of Western Ontario while completing her undergrad in Kinesiology. She has competed in a variety of other sports, such as hockey, soccer and field hockey. Passions outside of physiotherapy include hiking, spending time with her friends, family and dog, cooking and interval training.

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