To highlight Migraine Action Week (16th-22nd September) the Migraine Association of Ireland will hold the first national seminar on ‘Migraine and Sport’ at the Anner Hotel in Thurles on Wednesday 18th September at 7.30pm.
Dr Edward O’ Sullivan, director of the Cork Migraine/Headache Clinic and medical advisor to the Migraine Association will give a talk entitled ‘Understanding Migraine in a Sporting Context.’
Julie Sugrue, chartered physiotherapist at the Beaumont Hospital multidisciplinary headache clinic will discuss physiotherapy and headache management.
Approximately half a million people in Ireland suffer from migraine and although sports and exercise can be of benefit to a migraine sufferer, they can also trigger migraine attacks in many people. Dehydration, sun-glare, overheating, hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) and over-exertion are the most common sporting triggers.
This is a public event and there is no cost to attend. To register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Migraine Helpline: 1850-200-378
For more information on migraine visit www.migraine.ie