Online Course
Practical Assessment and Treatment of Cervicogenic Headaches
Explore the ins and outs of cervicogenic headache management with an in-depth analysis of a case study

1.5-2 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 begins in the neck or occipital region and can refer pain to the face and head. CGH is caused by musculoskeletal dysfunction and research has shown that it responds to physiotherapy management. However, a careful assessment of multiple regions is necessary to ensure that all factors contributing to CGH are identified and addressed. This course, the last in the series on CGH, builds on the information from previous courses and provides a practical guide to the assessment and treatment of CGH.


This course aims to guide you through the assessment and treatment of CGH.


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

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 1.5-2 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 1.4 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course 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. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • evaluate the impact of physiotherapy on CGH
  • summarise the key features of a CGH assessment
  • correctly identify an appropriate set of exercises for a patient with musculoskeletal dysfunction causing CGH given a case scenario
  • plan a treatment and progression programme for a patient with CGH based on a given case scenario

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
I rate this course excellent because it utilised simple and easy to understand materials. The audiovisual materials were also very high quality and included practical case-based scenarios. I recommend the course to physiotherapists, especially those dealing with musculoskeletal conditions, particularly cervicogenic headaches.
Frederick Inkum Danquah
Great Course!!
Leroy Venrooij
I found this course very useful and informative with clear reasoning, practical application and very useful progressions. Especially helpful to have all the demonstrations.
Lucy Truscott
United Kingdom
Very informative. Brilliant presenter!
Julie Schietekat
South Africa
Great explanation about which exercises to put practice for a person with cervicogenic headaches.
Manuel Abrantes
Great course and information! Short and sweet!
Anneke Loubser
South Africa
I loved the concise, literature-based approach to the treatment of cervicogenic headaches
Kirsten Mortimer
South Africa