The Reasons For

The Headache and The Treatments

01-03 November 2024

  • The number of participants

    25 Participant

  • Course Duration

    3 Days

  • Location


  • Course Language


  • Price

    300 Euro

  • Pre-registration Fee

    100 Euro

  • Certification

    Certificate of Participation



Headache management:

Our special training course for physiotherapists who want to improve the quality of life of their patients by relieving headaches.

In today’s world, headaches and migraines have become common health problems affecting a large number of people; Tension-type headaches alone affect an estimated 30% to 78% of the population at some point in their lives, and migraines affect approximately 10% to 15% of patients. As physical therapists, you have the power to make a significant difference by gaining a deep understanding of the mechanisms underlying these disorders and developing evidence-based skills to treat them effectively.

You will be able to offer your patients a concrete, drug-free solution for their pain.

Our training draws on the latest medical and scientific advances to guide you in identifying the different origins of headaches, whether related to neck muscles, motor control disorders, mechanical hypersensitivity of the upper cervical spine, or other complex factors. Through a practical, hands-on approach, you will learn how to assess and differentiate different types of headaches and apply appropriate treatment strategies.

This education goes beyond academic textbooks. It will provide you with in-depth knowledge and practical skills to help your patients regain the comfort and quality of life they deserve.

Together we will explore manual therapy techniques, targeted strengthening exercises, pain management and education methods, and more.

Join us to become a physical therapist specializing in headache treatment. Together we will improve your skills, enrich your practice, and transform the way you treat headaches.

Come discover innovative perspectives, regain your confidence, and learn how to build lasting relationships with your patients as a pain management specialist.

Did you know that approximately 20% of women suffer from headaches regularly? And approximately 70% of the population will experience a tension headache at some point.
Many people in the general population and healthcare professionals are not sufficiently aware of headaches.
And we know that you are probably facing a headache in your clinic but you don’t really know how to deal with it
We will reveal your knowledge on headaches, migraines, bruxism, upper cervical spine.
Our aim will be to help you become a better physiotherapist with new skills in different subjects: manual techniques, how to prescribe exercises and how to create a good dialogue between you and your patient.

By tailoring your approaches to each patient’s individual needs, you will be equipped to achieve the best results.

Management instructions for the following types of pathology;

Cervicogenic Headache
Tension Type Headache
Temporomandibular disorders
Overused headache
Post-Traumatic Headache
Post-Concussion Headache and Syndrome
Cluster headache

 Neck and Head Anatomy and Physiology:

Detailed examination of the anatomy of the neck, head and cervical spine: especially the ATMS and upper cervicals.
Understanding the neuroanatomy of headaches: trigeminocervical convergence
Classification of headaches:
Presentation of different headache types such as tension headache, migraine, cervicogenic headache.
Identification of specific clinical features of each type of headache.
Understanding the connection between neck pain, TMJ disorders and bruxism


Clinical assessment techniques to identify the potential source of headache.
Assessment of posture, cervical mobility, muscle strength, and potential triggers.

Differential diagnosis:

Learn to distinguish musculoskeletal headaches from headaches caused by other medical conditions.


Manual therapy techniques such as joint pumping, movement mobilization, joint manipulation to modulate cervical information…
Therapeutic exercises to strengthen neck muscles and improve parafunction management.
All techniques are directly inspired by the core concepts of manual therapy and will be applicable in any clinical context the day after training.

Patient education:

Educate patients about headache risk factors, potential triggers, and preventive measures. Also describe general aspects of the mechanisms underlying pain, inflammation, and headache.
Advise patients on ergonomics, lifestyle adjustments and the correct prescription of specific and general exercises.
Monitoring and evaluation of treatment effectiveness:
Regular evaluation of patient progress.
Adjustments to the treatment plan based on the patient’s response.

Multidisciplinary approach:

For comprehensive management of headaches, neurologists, family physicians, psychologists, occlusodontists, etc. Awareness of the importance of working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, such as

The content of this training will equip physiotherapists with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively assess, treat and manage patients with musculoskeletal headaches. It is important to emphasize individualization of care, as each patient may have different needs and triggers.


Better detect all headache types (migraine, tension headache, cervicogenic)

Better understand the pathophysiology behind orofacial pain and headaches

Understand the multimodal model of scientific manual therapy

Have a thorough understanding of patient assessment and treatment practices.

What therapists are expected to learn at the end of the training course:

Collection of anamnesis (medical history):

Begin by conducting a thorough interview with the patient to gather information about medical history, headache history, potential triggers, and pain characteristics.

Physical examination:

Perform a comprehensive physical examination, focusing on the patient’s cervical region and posture.
Look for signs of muscle tension in the neck and shoulders.
Assess neck mobility and look for joint restrictions.

Identifying and managing potential triggers:

Certain elements of the patient’s daily life, such as physical activity or work ergonomics, or specific deficiencies in lifestyle.

Specific tests:

Use special tests, such as the cervical rotation test, to evaluate neck mobility.
Get neurological tests to rule out other medical problems.
Understanding Medical Imaging and Assessing Risk Factors:
If symptoms are atypical or there are signs of structural problems, consider medical imaging tests such as a neck x-ray or MRI. (Red Flags)
Identify risk factors that may indicate other medical causes, such as a family history of migraines, vision problems, or history of head or neck injury.

Mastery of numerous therapeutic tools

Acquiring a wide range of manual techniques for both the TMJs and upper cervixes.
Specific analytical and global range of strengthening exercises to be prescribed