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St. Luke's offers a place to relieve head pain

Published On: Jul 11 2013 06:01:52 PM EDT

If Aspirin isn't cutting it as a cure for your headache, you may want to give this new treatment a try.

St. Luke's Physical Therapy's newly relocated Balance & Headache Center is now open and seeing patients. The relocated center is now at 1417 Eighth Avenue in Bethlehem.

The center, previously located at 240 Union Station Plaza in Bethlehem, features the NeuroCom Smart Balance Master, a computerized piece of equipment, which provides assessment and retraining for the necessary systems to control one's balance.


The facility specializes in evaluating and treating patients for vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, abnormal walking, concussions, chronic headaches, migraines, and cervicogenic headaches.

"We also treat primary effects from a concussion – inner ear (vestibular) dysfunction that can cause dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance. In addition, we treat the secondary effects from a mild head trauma (concussion), which includes headaches and neck pain," said Maureen Gordon, MSPT, CEAS, St. Luke’s Physical Therapy Balance & Headache Center. "It’s uncommon to hit your head without involving the neck since the two are attached. Patients with a concussion have a lot of muscle tightness and trigger points. They are a major contributor to their headaches."

The St. Luke's Physical Therapy Balance & Headache Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. The center can be reached at (484) 526-4781.