The Advanced Upper Cervical Spine and Head: (3 Day Course)
Advanced differential diagnosis and management of the complex upper cervical spine.
Covering advanced differential diagnosis, assessment and management of complex upper cervical spine and head disorders, this course builds on basic concepts learnt in MPA spinal level 1 and 2. The course is designed to advance clinical reasoning and competency in the assessment and management of complex upper cervical spine and head disorders.
Presented by four specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapists with extensive university and post-graduate education experience in upper cervical spine and head disorders.
Presenters Dr Shaun O’Leary, Natalie Pulsford, Mike Ryan and Dr Trudy Rebbeck
- Advance their skills, differential diagnosis and sub-classification of complex upper cervical spine and head disorders including headache (migraine, cluster, TTH, CEH, post traumatic headache, TMD, MTBI),dizziness (vestibular, cervicogenic and ophthalmologic and neurological causes), whiplash and pain classification.
- Advance their skills and competence in the assessment of complex upper cervical spine and head disorders. Focus on the upper cervical spine disorders will include advanced assessment of articular, motor,sensorimotor, neurological, and pain sensitivity impairments. Focus on head disorders will include sessions on advanced assessment of vestibular couses for dizziness, advanced assessment of tempormandiblardisorders and assessment of cortical body (neck) schema and changes in the brain.
- Improve skills and competence in appropriate application of a broader range of interventions to manage complex upper cervical spine disorders including highly targeted and specific manual therapy and neck specific exercise. The course covers management of selected and associated head disorders including TMD and vestibular rehabilitation, graded motor imagery, management of pain sensitivity and management of complex WAD with psychological and brain related co-morbidities (eg concussion).
Complex cases are used to integrate clinical reasoning to determine diagnosis, sub-classification, contributing impairments and comprehensive, targeted management for complex upper cervical spine and head disorders.