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
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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:
- Reading activity
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 1-1.5 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 1.2 Physioplus 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:
- 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.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
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
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
California Physical Therapy Association
United States - California
Approved for 0.12 CEUs by CPTA #21-159
South African Society of Physiotherapy
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT000/2021/288 (3 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. This activity will provide 1.31 CCUs.
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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.
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 – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, 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.
Physiotherapist, South Africa
I loved the concise, literature-based approach to the treatment of cervicogenic headaches
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
The course is a must for every therapist that want to achieve the most in the 21st century
One thing that impressed me about this online course is if I have a question, there is always a quick response (the discussion forum is available all the time). This is critical when distance is involved. Excellent content and videos that build on your knowledge, reinforce, and then expand. The quizzes were well designed and very good learning tools.