CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CEU Course Description
Headache is the most prevailing pain disorder and cervicogenic headache (CEH) may be a common condition inflicting significant disability. We will first discuss the signs and symptoms of CEH, as well as the diagnostic criteria clinicians face when treating patients with headache diagnoses. Studies have begun to incorporate the diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging of craniovertebral structures, as seen in a case control study of patients with CEH in contrast to those with whiplash associated headache or migraine. Manual mobilizations are one of the treatment options for CEH, where the Mulligan Techniques explore the sympatheo-excitatory effects of analgesia specific to pain intensity, functional ability, and cervical range of motion. We will also delve into a randomized clinical trial with twelve treating physical therapists comparing cervical and thoracic mobilization with manipulation on pain intensity, including a three month follow up to evaluate the long term effects of both manual techniques. Finally, we will take a broader view of manual therapy as a whole, and evaluate the efficacy of various manual techniques for CEH in a systematic review. The goals of this CEU course are to investigate the relevance of morphological changes in the main stabilizing structures of the craniocervical junction in persons with CEH, to determine the efficacy of Mulligan Natural apophyseal glides on pain in those with CEH, and to compare the effects of manipulation to mobilization and exercise in individuals with CEH.
CEU Course Objectives
CEU Course Syllabus
Diagnosis and Classification
0.3 Contact Hours
|MRI of Structures with Cervicogenic Headache
|0.4 Contact Hours
|Natural Apophyseal Glides
|0.6 Contact Hours
|Manipulation vs Mobilization
|0.9 Contact Hours
|Manual Therapy Overview
|0.8 Contact Hours
Total = 3 Contact Hours
Instructional level: Intermediate
Please note: Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.
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Course Date: 2018-12-03
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