Online Course: Cervicogenic Headaches Programme
Improve your patients' outcome by confidently assessing and managing headaches generated in the upper cervical spine and surrounding muscles
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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:
- Introduction to Cervicogenic Headaches
- Cervicogenic Headaches - Upper Cervical
- Cervicogenic Headaches - Superior Scapula
- Cervicogenic Headaches - Anteriolateral Neck
- Practical Assessment and Treatment of Cervicogenic Headaches
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.
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 10-12 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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 9.5 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Complete each of the required courses
- Submit a written assignment that meets and passes the assessment criteria.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
South African Society of Physiotherapy
This course was submitted for accreditation with the SASP. You can start and finish this course and download the certificate at a later stage.
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT000/2021/316 (6 General CEUs Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. Passing the assignment will provide 6.00 CCUs.
Course recognised by
Physioplus courses should meet the CPD requirements for the Australian Physiotherapy Board (AHPRA). Physioplus is an approved course provider of the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC).
Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Health and Social Professions Council of Ireland (CORU). All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Lebanese Order of Physiotherapy. All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
Physioplus courses are recognised under the recertification programme by the New Zealand Board. Courses can be included in registered Physiotherapists CPD plan and recorded as part of the required 100 hours of CPD over a three year period.
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – Montana
The State Board does not pre-approve any activities or sponsors for CE credits. Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development as Category B activities.
United States – States accepting accreditation from other States
Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia
The state board of physical therapy accepts courses accredited by other States. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development based on the Texas Physical Therapy Association accreditation - please check with your state board.
United States – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Utah, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
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!
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
Thank you Physiopedia team for all the hard work put in making and delivering this course on such a big scale . Hats off to you guys.