Most people will report a headache at some point in their life.   While there are many types of headache conditions, cervicogenic headaches are readily treated in therapy.  This course will describe and define cervicogenic headache to include the patho-physiology and related anatomy as well as classification approaches.  Also, diagnosis and a broad array of possible treatment interventions will be covered.  Upon the conclusion of this webinar the participant will understand classification, appropriate diagnosis and multiple treatment options which will improve patient outcomes.

 Level of Instruction:  Advanced

Course Objectives

  • Identify underlying pathophysiological and anatomical considerations in those with tension-type and cervicogenic headache
  • Identify current classifications systems for cervicogenic headaches
  • Identify diagnostic clinical assessment techniques to identify cervicogenic headache
  • Identify specific functional based treatment approaches based on the examination findings for those with cervicogenic headache.

Course Agenda

  • Craniovertebral Anatomy -Musculo-ligamentous anatomy -Nerve supply -Basic biomechanics
  • Headache Classification -International Classification of Headache Disorders Criteria -Cervicogenic Headache International Study Group
  • The diagnostic process -Mobility vs. provocations tests -Clinical prediction rules
  • Treatment approaches -Manual Therapy -Muscle energy Techniques -Movement with mobilization
  • Clinical application -Clinical decision making -Big picture considerations



William J. Hanney, PT, PhD, ATC/L, CSCS, MTC  is a clinician, researcher and educator who currently serves as an instructor at the University of  Central Florida School of Physical Therapy where he teaches and     conducts clinical research.  Additionally, he maintains a clinical practice at Brooks Rehabilitation.  Dr. Hanney earned his undergraduate degree from the University of West Florida for studies in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training and his Master and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.  He recently earned a Ph.D. at Nova Southeastern University with research interests in the treatment of cervicogenic pain.  His clinical practice focuses on the treatment of orthopedic conditions with a special interest in core stabilization and muscular control.  He is an experienced educator, clinician and author having presented/published nationally in the areas of biomechanics, rehabilitation and sports medicine.  Dr Hanney maintains involvement in the APTA, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, The   American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and the National Athletic Trainers Association.


Contact Hours: 1.5

Price: $49


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