Manual Therapy for Headache Course
The course will cover the anatomical and functional basis to the evaluation of disorders of the upper cervical spine including neck pain, headache, and dizziness. Of special interest will be evidence based clinical practice, emphasizing clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and treatment. Headache is both a symptom and a disease that requires careful interpretation to determine if physical intervention is suitable. This course will outline the classification of headache suitable to manual therapy and exercise based on current evidence.
Manual Concepts internationally respected team have many years of experience in teaching manual therapy at a postgraduate level, lecturing in many countries on different aspects of spinal manual therapy including the management of headache. The team are very involved in researching evidence based manual therapy and have more than a 100 publications as well as conference presentations pertinent to manual therapy.
This course will be conducted in lecture, tutorial and workshop format for the clinician or academic who is interested in management of headache using manual therapy, manual medicine or musculoskeletal medicine. It is anticipated that the course content will be suitable to individuals who are seeking new knowledge, to individuals seeking to expand their knowledge and to those individuals seeking the stimulation of clinical interaction. Whilst the course will be presented at a high level this should not be seen as a barrier to participation for those with little or with no previous experience in this special area. As a consequence of attending the course, it is anticipated that participants will gain personal satisfaction as in a variety of ways, which will enhance their individual requirements. There are therefore no pre-requisites for participation.
To promote an understanding of the classification and management of headache disorders with respect to manual therapy management.
To develop a strong evidence-based biomedical basis towards the examination, evaluation and physical treatment of upper cervical spine neuromusculoskeletal pain disorders.
To promote an understanding of the mechanisms for patient presentations of dysfunction such as in upper cervical spine neuromusculoskeletal pain disorders.
To develop an ability to evaluate and differentially diagnose upper cervical spine neuromusculoskeletal pain disorders.
To develop the ability to prescribe and apply appropriate physical treatments including manual therapy and exercise for upper cervical spine neuromusculoskeletal pain disorders.