Physiotherapy Course Summary:
This one-day course gives participants the practical skills needed to safely and effectively examine and treat upper cervical spine (O-C2) dysfunction. The approach integrates concepts developed by Maitland, Edwards, Mulligan, and Jull amongst others. Case studies are used to develop reasoning in clinical diagnosis and treatment planning. The evidence base supporting manual therapy in the treatment of upper cervical spinal dysfunction is outlined.
The ratio of participants to tutors is kept low (maximum of 12:1) to ensure a high level of supervision and feedback.
Neil Bowler is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He works in private practice in Perth, Western Australia, and lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. His clinical and post-graduate teaching experience extends over 35 years. Neil has a Post Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy and Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy from Curtin University in Western Australia. He was awarded a Master of Science in Manipulative Therapy in 2009. He has two cervical spine research articles published.
• Clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the upper cervical spine
• Differential diagnosis of headache
• Combined movement examination & treatment of O/C1 & C1/2
• Mulligan approach to treatment of headache
• Muscle system dysfunction and control
This course is of value to all physiotherapists with basic manual therapy skills who wish to develop their ability to effectively examine and treat patients with upper neck pain and headache.
Date: 13th October 2018
Milton Keynes University Hospital
Milton Keynes MK6 5LD