My 8 year old is a budding dancer….dances 3 nights a week. Given all the activity she does get headaches on occasion. I know she’s pretty good at stretching but should I get her seen regularly by a physio?


Posted by bedda1, 20th September 2015


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  • hope this is better.
    maybe she needs to cut down her load. going to school and afterschool activites can make a kid tired and she is still pretty young.



  • talk to your local gp – they will tell you if she needs further treatment – physio may not be what she needs and a waste of money



  • if you are concerned, do. make sure she is drinking and eating enough too. she is possibly going through a growth spurt and needs the extra nutrients. maybe she needs a little more sleep. good luck.



  • The headaches should be checked out by your GP first but a physio can help with the correct stretches she may need to strengthen. Hope she fulfills her dreams.



  • Could very well be neck related as a lot of headaches stem from there. I would talk to your Dr and see what they suggest just in case it is something else causing the headaches. Pre-puberty can be a time for experiencing headaches – I know my daughter did at that age.



  • I would speak to the dance teacher about specific stretches and at least see what a physio suggests


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