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The complete and advanced upper cervical spine and head

Advanced differential diagnosis and management of complex upper cervical spine and head disorders

Covering advanced differential diagnosis, assessment and management of complex upper cervical spine and head disorders, this course builds on basic concepts and is designed to advance clinical reasoning and competency in the assessment and management of complex upper cervical spine and head disorders.

Presented by specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapists with extensive university and post-graduate education experience in upper cervical spine and head disorders.

Participants can expect to:

• Advance their skills, differential diagnosis and sub-classification of complex upper cervical spine and head disorders including headache (migraine, cluster, TTH, CEH, post traumatic headache, TMD, MTBI), dizziness (vestibular, cervicogenic and ophthalmologic and neurological causes), whiplash and pain classification.
• Advance their skills and competence in the assessment of complex upper cervical spine and head disorders. Focus on the upper cervical spine disorders will include advanced assessment of articular, motor, sensorimotor, neurological, and pain sensitivity impairments. Focus on head disorders will include sessions on advanced assessment of vestibular courses for dizziness, advanced assessment of temporomandibular disorders and assessment of cortical body (neck) schema and changes in the brain.
• Improve skills and competence in appropriate application of a broader range of interventions to manage complex upper cervical spine disorders including highly targeted and specific manual therapy and neck specific exercise. The course covers management of selected and associated head disorders including TMD and vestibular rehabilitation, graded motor imagery, management of pain sensitivity and management of complex WAD with psychological and brain related co-morbidities (eg concussion).

Complex cases are used to integrate clinical reasoning to determine diagnosis, sub-classification, contributing impairments and comprehensive, targeted management for complex upper cervical spine and head disorders.


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Learning outcomes

  • Improve knowledge and understanding of how to screen for red flags, CAD and neurological conditions in the upper cervical spine
  • Improve knowledge and understanding in differential diagnosis of headache.
  • Improve knowledge and understanding in differential diagnosis of dizziness, including screening for CAD & vestibular dizziness
  • Advance skills in a broader range of manual therapy techniques to manage patients with upper cervical spine disorders
  • Improve skills in the assessment and management of the axio-scapula, cervical flexor (anterior) and cervical extension (posterior) muscle groups
  • Improve knowledge and understanding of WAD
  • Improve understanding of how to assess for pain sensitivity in the clinic
  • Improve skills in the assessment and management of dizziness in cervicogenic conditions
  • Improve skills in the assessment and management of dizziness in vestibular conditions
  • Improve knowledge and understanding of TMD
  • Improve understanding of how to put this together in the management of complex upper cervical spine disorders

Presenters

Trudy Rebbeck


Trudy is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist with an area of clinical expertise in the management of whiplash, headache and dizziness. In addition to specialist clinical practice, Trudy holds appointments as a research fellow, at the University of Sydney, a training facilitator and examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a Medical Assessor for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), Motor Accidents, Medical Assessment Service (MAS). She obtained her PhD in whiplash in 2007 and has subsequently been awarded several competitive research grants and has over 40 publications in this area. Trudy has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences as well as running national and international workshops in the area of whiplash, headache and dizziness.

Shaun O'Leary


Shaun O'Leary BPhty(Hons), MPhty(Msk), PhD, FACP Dr Shaun O'Leary is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in private practice, a Senior Research Fellow between the Physiotherapy Departments at Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital and the University of Queensland, and a Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. Shaun's research focus over the last eighteen years has been in the assessment and rehabilitation of movement disorders in chronic spinal conditions but particularly the neck. He has over 70 publications in peer reviewed international journals and is a co-author of two books concerning the management of cervical spine disorders. Shaun has extensive clinical experience in the management of musculoskeletal disorders and is a Fellow and Examiner of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He has extensive experience in teaching at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level of Physiotherapy education, and has delivered numerous clinical education courses in Australia and Internationally.

Michael Ryan


Michael Ryan is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a special interest and advanced post graduate training in spinal complaints. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and is a Honorary Fellow and lecturer at Macquarie University. He is actively involved in teaching and research related to neck and lower back problems. Michael acts as a Consultant and Forensic physiotherapist, consulting to the insurance industry as an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant and as an expert witness in various court proceedings. Michael is a director of Sydney Specialist Physiotherapy Centre and Australian Specialist Physiotherapy Education and he continues to work primarily in clinical practice in his Sydney rooms. He is the past President of the Physiotherapy Council of NSW and of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

Natalie Pulsford


Natalie Pulsford is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2014) and Vestibular Physiotherapist. She has expertise in the management of complex musculoskeletal pain presentations including low back pain, neck pain, radiculopathy, whiplash and headache. She also has clinical expertise in the assessment, differential diagnosis and management of patients with vertigo, dizziness and imbalance. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Newcastle and has taught regularly on nationally delivered spinal courses since 2012.

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Fri 29 - Sun 31
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Price: Non Member: $1,605.00
APA Member: $1,070.00
Musculoskeletal Group: $1,015.00
Distance Discount: $1,015.00
Registration closing date: 28 Mar 2019 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 23.50
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Price: Non Member: $1,605.00
APA Member: $1,070.00
Musculoskeletal Group: $1,015.00
Distance Discount: $1,015.00
Registration closing date: 28 Mar 2019 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 23.50 Your registration status:
Presenters

Trudy Rebbeck


Trudy is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist with an area of clinical expertise in the management of whiplash, headache and dizziness. In addition to specialist clinical practice, Trudy holds appointments as a research fellow, at the University of Sydney, a training facilitator and examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a Medical Assessor for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), Motor Accidents, Medical Assessment Service (MAS). She obtained her PhD in whiplash in 2007 and has subsequently been awarded several competitive research grants and has over 40 publications in this area. Trudy has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences as well as running national and international workshops in the area of whiplash, headache and dizziness.


Shaun O'Leary


Shaun O'Leary BPhty(Hons), MPhty(Msk), PhD, FACP Dr Shaun O'Leary is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in private practice, a Senior Research Fellow between the Physiotherapy Departments at Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital and the University of Queensland, and a Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. Shaun's research focus over the last eighteen years has been in the assessment and rehabilitation of movement disorders in chronic spinal conditions but particularly the neck. He has over 70 publications in peer reviewed international journals and is a co-author of two books concerning the management of cervical spine disorders. Shaun has extensive clinical experience in the management of musculoskeletal disorders and is a Fellow and Examiner of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He has extensive experience in teaching at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level of Physiotherapy education, and has delivered numerous clinical education courses in Australia and Internationally.


Michael Ryan


Michael Ryan is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a special interest and advanced post graduate training in spinal complaints. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and is a Honorary Fellow and lecturer at Macquarie University. He is actively involved in teaching and research related to neck and lower back problems. Michael acts as a Consultant and Forensic physiotherapist, consulting to the insurance industry as an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant and as an expert witness in various court proceedings. Michael is a director of Sydney Specialist Physiotherapy Centre and Australian Specialist Physiotherapy Education and he continues to work primarily in clinical practice in his Sydney rooms. He is the past President of the Physiotherapy Council of NSW and of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.


Natalie Pulsford


Natalie Pulsford is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2014) and Vestibular Physiotherapist. She has expertise in the management of complex musculoskeletal pain presentations including low back pain, neck pain, radiculopathy, whiplash and headache. She also has clinical expertise in the assessment, differential diagnosis and management of patients with vertigo, dizziness and imbalance. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Newcastle and has taught regularly on nationally delivered spinal courses since 2012.


Learning outcomes
  • Improve knowledge and understanding of how to screen for red flags, CAD and neurological conditions in the upper cervical spine
  • Improve knowledge and understanding in differential diagnosis of headache.
  • Improve knowledge and understanding in differential diagnosis of dizziness, including screening for CAD & vestibular dizziness
  • Advance skills in a broader range of manual therapy techniques to manage patients with upper cervical spine disorders
  • Improve skills in the assessment and management of the axio-scapula, cervical flexor (anterior) and cervical extension (posterior) muscle groups
  • Improve knowledge and understanding of WAD
  • Improve understanding of how to assess for pain sensitivity in the clinic
  • Improve skills in the assessment and management of dizziness in cervicogenic conditions
  • Improve skills in the assessment and management of dizziness in vestibular conditions
  • Improve knowledge and understanding of TMD
  • Improve understanding of how to put this together in the management of complex upper cervical spine disorders
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