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Cervicogenic Headaches – Anterolateral Neck

Online Course: Cervicogenic Headaches – Anterolateral Neck

Enhance your patients' outcomes with an understanding of the relationship between the anterior neck muscles and cervicogenic headache

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Course instructor:

Ari Kaplan

Ari Kaplan is a PT, with specialities in MSK conditions such as headaches, biomechanics and running.

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Cervicogenic headache (CGH) is a chronic, secondary headache that originates in the cervical spine. Patients with CGH are highly likely to have myofascial trigger point pain caused by overactivity in their anterior neck muscles, including sternocleidomastoid (SCM), as well as weakness of their deep neck flexors. The anterior (anteriolateral) neck should, therefore, be considered when assessing and treating CGH.


This course aims to evaluate the role of the anterior neck in CGH. It also aims to introduce methods of assessing and managing dysfunction in the anterior neck.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

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This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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