First and foremost, and in keeping with the objectives of the “Lifting the Burden” global initiative, success is providing access to quality assessment and appropriate diagnosis for sufferers. Global statistics reveal 54% of all true headache and migraine sufferers have never actually had a proper assessment or diagnosis by a health professional1. So just by being available to provide this for any of the 12 million+ headache sufferers (or any one of the up to 2 million+ migraine sufferers) in Australia, we deem a success already…this really is the first step to living life headache free.
Thank you for your interest in The Headache + Migraine Clinic either for your own interest and research, for your patients, or maybe even for yourself. We not only treat a variety of patients and health professionals (HP’s) but commonly get referrals from and work with Pain Specialists, Neurologists, GP’s, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and other HP’s to get the best outcomes for patients.
For us, there is almost no greater joy than to see a migraine patient who has suffered terribly at the hands of daily headache or debilitating migraine to be living free of pain and the prison that these conditions bring. No more loss of time and money from copious days off work, no more missing important life and family events. Life is hard enough without a headache to face every day as well, that is why we love taking the headache out of life for our patients… literally, and we see this reality every day in our clinics.
Why are we so confident about our unique Combined Therapy Approach and the Success we can achieve for Your Patients?
The answer doesn’t come from our many happy patients alone but in the science and statistics for success rates with the interventions we employ. To give you an idea of the kind of improvement or success you can expect for your patients, or for yourself, below we have a brief list of some of the evidence and results of a few of the components that make up our unique Combined Therapy Approach:
(ie. You put all the benefits of each stand alone intervention together that you see below and you get an idea of why we are having so much success combining these at the right time for the right patient – and all this without including any pharmacological interventions which the patient may or may not be finding useful as well.)
Now, even at a glance, if you add or combine all those percentages and success from the various individual interventions that show satisfactory research evidence for improvement (reduction in frequency, duration, pain intensity and reduction in associated symptoms) for headache and migraine…combining these for the right person at the right time for the right headache type….is very powerful indeed.
Success is just a logical outcome.
If you want to contact us or one of our Headache Consultants to discuss anything further or find out more information for yourself or your patients please call us on 1300 HOPE 4 YOU or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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