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Headaches & Migraines

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Headaches & Migraines

Headaches & Migraines

This course includes
1:30:45 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
The instructors

About The Course:

Headaches and migraines are the third most disabling condition in the world.  They interfere with life and the pain can make functioning difficult.  Many people with headaches will present to manual or exercise therapists for treatment.  Different types of headaches respond to different types of treatment so knowing which type of headache your patient is suffering from is important. 

This course reviews the different types of headaches and the pathophysiology behind each.  It discusses treatment approaches for the different headaches and then goes on to give a short literature review about the efficacy of the various treatments.  

Understanding more about the types of headaches your patients are experiencing can direct your treatment and ultimately allow better outcomes for your patients.


  1. To review the different types of headaches according to the criteria created by the International Headache Society classifications 
  2. To look at treatment options for the various types of headaches, including manual therapy and medication approaches 
  3. To look at the efficacy of those treatments according to the literature 
  4. To look at how we apply this information in a biopsychosocial context in the clinic

Who Is This Course For: 
This course is relevant to all healthcare professionals.  




The instructors
Alison Sim
BSc(Clin Sci), MHSc(Osteo), MSc Med(Pain Management)

Alison has a keen interest in educating health professionals about the latest science surrounding pain, especially pain that hangs around- chronic or persisting pain.

Dr. Alison Sim trained as an osteopath in Australia and has completed a Masters degree in pain management. She has been speaking on the topic of pain science and the integration of this knowledge into clinical practice for several years. She is a firm believer that a good understanding of integrated pain science knowledge is powerful for both clinicians and patients, and that manual therapists are among the best placed practitioners to be implementing such approaches in the healthcare setting. She works in private practice in a chronic pain setting in Melbourne, Australia.

She has completed Masters of science in Medicine in Pain Management through the Sydney University Medical School and Royal North Shore Pain Management Research Institute. She has lectured at Australian Catholic University, Victoria University, and RMIT in a variety of science and clinical subject. She has also worked as part of the teaching team at Deakin University Medical School.

Course Material included in this course
  • Basic Physiology of Pain
  • Basic Physiology of Pain
  • Classification System
  • Classification System
  • International Headache Society
  • International Headache Society
  • History & Examination
  • History & Examination
  • Pharmacology for Headache
  • Pharmacology for Headache
  • Literature Review
  • Tension Type Headache
  • Migraine Treatment
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Quiz
  • Feedback and Suggested Next Steps
  • Course Feedback
  • What's Next?
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