Online Course
Cervicogenic Headaches Programme
Improve your patients' outcome by confidently assessing and managing headaches generated in the upper cervical spine and surrounding muscles

11-13 hours





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Ari Kaplan
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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 secondary headache that affects up to 4.1 percent of the population and begins in the neck or occipital region and can refer pain to the face and head. CGH is generated by structures innervated by the C1 to C3 nerve roots, including the upper cervical joints and muscles. Cervicogenic headaches may respond to exercise and manual techniques whereas other headache disorders require medical review. In this programme, Ari Kaplan will discuss red flags, the differential diagnosis between different types of headaches, how to assess patients and develop an individualised management plan for the patient with CGHs.


This programme of courses will equip you to differentiate cervicogenic headaches from other types of headaches and teach you how to assess patients with headaches and develop a management plan for patients with different sources of CGHs.


This programme will cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Cervicogenic Headaches
  2. Cervicogenic Headaches - Upper Cervical
  3. Cervicogenic Headaches - Superior Scapula
  4. Cervicogenic Headaches - Anteriolateral Neck
  5. Practical Assessment and Treatment of Cervicogenic Headaches

Target audience

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.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 11-13 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally, there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 11.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this programme of courses and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Complete each of the required courses
  5. Submit a written assignment that meets and passes the assessment criteria.
  6. Complete a course evaluation form.

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
COVID-19 has increased the number of patients complaining of headaches in daily clinical practice. Therefore, I thought that I needed to learn about headaches, so I chose the headache courses of Dr. Ari Kaplan. I was able to learn not only techniques for headaches but also clinical basics. Thank you very much!
Shinji Arimatsu Shinji Arimatsu