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Cervicogenic Headaches Programme

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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Course instructor:

Ari Kaplan

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

10-12 hours

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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

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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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