Pathophysiology & symptomology of Migraine headaches

I'm sure you are all aware that different headache types exist as different clinical entities, but do you know the distinct features of each that aid in our differential diagnosis? Do you know what mechanisms underlie the headache felt in a migraine and what an aura actually is?

The purpose for this blog is to delve deeper into the specifics of primary headaches such as migraine with and without aura and TTH with the aim of better differentiating them from other headache types and recognising red flags.

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Neurodynamic solutions for the lower quadrant

In September I attended the lower quadrant course run by Michael Shacklock in LA. This course covered well known tests such as the slump test, straight leg raise and it’s variations. It was great to review these tests, improve my specificity of handling and then apply the results to treatment scenarios. The aim of this blog is to share a few of the many tips that I took away from the course.

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Cervical motor control part 4 - rehabilitation principles

The forth and final blog covers the rehabilitation principles for retraining cervical motor control. Aside from discussing the initial two phases of rehab (activation patterns & coordination) we also compare the final stages of training for an office working, painter and athlete based on their functional requirements. 

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Cervical motor control part 3 - does posture matter?

This week we continue to explore the research about motor control deficits in the cervical spine. Before discussing rehabilitation principles we are going to look at some new research about the role of sitting posture and how this impacts the action and load on muscles in the neck. 

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