HVLAT, Electric DN, Exercise Vs. Mobilization, STM, Exercise, TENS for Tension Type Headaches

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    Alabama Physical Therapy & Acupuncture
Updated on 14 April 2022
episodic tension-type headache
chronic tension-type headache


The purpose of this research is to compare two different approaches for treating patients with tension-type headaches: thrust Manipulation, electric dry Needling and exercise Vs. non-thrust mobilization, soft-tissue mobilization, exercise and TENS. Physical therapists commonly use all of these techniques to treat tension-type headaches. This study is attempting to find out if one treatment strategy is more effective than the other.


Patient will tension-type headaches will be randomized to receive 2 sessions per week for 6 weeks (up to 8-12 sessions total) of either: 1. thrust Manipulation, electric dry Needling and exercise or 2. non-thrust mobilization, soft-tissue mobilization, exercise and TENS

Condition Tension-Type Headache
Treatment Thrust Manipulation, Electric Dry Needling and Exercise, Non-thrust Mobilization, Soft-Tissue Mobilization, Exercise and TENS
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04609709
SponsorAlabama Physical Therapy & Acupuncture
Last Modified on14 April 2022


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