Toby Hall : Manual Therapy for Headache

06 Oct 2021
Rue Vandernoot 27, 1080 Bruxelles

Toby Hall : Manual Therapy for Headache

Le Collège ETMA a le plaisir de recevoir le Dr Toby Hall (PhD FACP) pour une journée unique de formation sur La Thérapie Manuelle des maux de tête d’origine cervicale : “Manual Therapy for Headache” le 6 octobre 2021 (le cours sera donné en anglais)

Explication du cours

Dr Toby Hall is an internationally respected teacher of manual therapy. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University, Perth Western Australia, and is also Senior Teaching Fellow at The University of Western Australia. He has many years of experience in teaching manual therapy at a postgraduate level, lecturing in many countries on aspects of spinal manual therapy. He has a range of research interests with over 90 peer reviewed publications on the topics of neural tissue pain disorders, cervicogenic headache and the Mulligan Concept. He is the co-author of 2 new textbooks on the Mulligan Concept (Mobilisation with movement: The art and the science & The Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy: Textbook of Techniques: Elsevier) and has also published a wide range of book chapters in 15 books.

The course will cover the classification and management of headache suited to manual therapy. Of special interest will be evidence-based clinical practice, emphasizing clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and treatment.

This course will be conducted in lecture, tutorial and workshop format for the clinician or academic who is interested in manual therapy, manual medicine or musculoskeletal medicine. It is anticipated that the course content will be suitable to individuals who are seeking new knowledge, to individuals seeking to expand their knowledge and to those individuals seeking the stimulation of clinical interaction. Whilst the course will be presented at a high level this should not be seen as a barrier to participation for those with little or with no previous experience in this special area. As a result of attending this course it is anticipated that participants will gain personal satisfaction as in a variety of ways, which will enhance their individual requirements. There are therefore no pre-requisites for participation.

This is an eclectic manual therapy programme combining techniques from many different manual therapy concepts. This eclectic approach provides clinicians with a range of tools to safely manage patients with a variety of different upper cervical pain disorders. An important part of this course is clinical evaluation. There is also a strong emphasis on teaching clinicians the ability to perform an accurate and specific manual therapy examination.

> Articular System
As part of the assessment of the articular system the aim is to teach a range of evidence-based passive motion testing procedures to include provocative tests in combined positions for specific structures as well as tests to determine specific motion segment dysfunction. This is particularly important in the management of headache disorders.

> Neural System
An overview of neural tissue pain disorders will be presented with differential diagnosis for different types of neural dysfunction. Assessment to distinguish the common forms of neural disorders in headache will be demonstrated and practiced. The clinical relevance of distinguishing these different types of disorders will be presented, particularly in relation to management.

> Exercise
There is substantial evidence that specific and general exercise is effective in the management of a range of different headache disorders and exercise provides an additional benefit to manual therapy alone. Due to the limited duration of this course, there is not sufficient time to go into detail regarding specific exercise. However, the principles of exercise prescription for headache will be presented.
A core principle of the programme is the ongoing clinical reasoning based on the subjective and physical examination. This programme does not provide the participants with a recipe approach to treatment. Students will be able to develop though sound methodology, appropriate treatment strategies with logical progression over time.

Objectif de la formation

To promote understanding of the classification and evaluation of headache disorders with potential for manual therapy management.

> Classify patients with headache suited to manual therapy
To develop a strong evidence-based biomedical basis towards the examination, evaluation and physical treatment of upper cervical spine neuromusculoskeletal pain disorders.

> Identify and manage patients with headache suited to manual therapy
To promote understanding of the mechanisms for patient presentations and develop ability to evaluate and differentially diagnose headache suited to manual therapy.

> Identify headache suited to manual therapy
To develop ability to prescribe and apply appropriate physical treatments for headache suited to manual therapy.
Apply appropriate physical intervention for headache suited to manual therapy

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Ouverte à tout kinésithérapeute, ostéopathe, médecin. Pas de pré-recquis en Thérapie Manuelle demandé


Centre Thérapies et Formations 
Rue Vandernoot 27
1080 Bruxelles


9.00 AM to 10.30 AM
Introduction & course overview

  • Classification of headache suited to manual therapy: what to treat and why
    Lecture presentation

10.50 AM to 12.30 AM
Clinical Practice

  • Physical examination of the upper cervical spine
    Participant practical session.

1.30 PM to 5.00 PM
Clinical Practice

  • Physical examination of the upper cervical spine
  • Articular evaluation
  • Neural tissue evaluation
  • Participant practical session
  • Physical treatments of the upper cervical spine
  • Participant practical session.
  • Question & answer session
  • Course summary and conclusion.



(A confirmer en fonction de l’évolution sanitaire)

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200 €


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