The Cervicogenic Patient

I am so excited to be bringing a seminar to you with my friend and colleague Carlo Rinaudo of Brain Hub Academia. Carlo is a world renowned expert in dizziness and the neurological aspects of complex neck pain. He has post-graduate training in Functional Neuro-Rehabilitation (Functional Neurology) and is the clinic director of a multidisciplined clinic, focused on helping people with dizziness and balance related conditions. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Vestibular Therapy at University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia.

I met Carlo at the European Chiropractic union Congress in Cyprus in 2017 where we both sat in on each other’s workshops. We decided that our teaching styles and expertise would be suited to collaborate on a seminar, and Integrative Protocols for the Cervicogenic Patient was born.

Learn how to manage those tricky neck pain patients who just don’t get consistent improvement. Whiplash injuries and concussion patients, as well as chronic neck pain sufferers, can be very difficult to get better. They often respond erratically to treatment and have a complex symptom picture including headaches, difficulty concentrating, tiredness etc.

We will be incorporating all the latest research in treating your neck pain patients including protocols for whiplash, concussion, dizziness and the multitude of neurogenic symptoms that so often go along with neck pain. This will be very practical and include guidelines for managing disc patients, vestibular and occulo-motor rehabilitation, taping for immediate symptom relief, using pain science to manage pain experience and set targets for recovery etc etc. It will be pretty short on detailed neurology but very focused on monday morning practical application; and it will be based around all the latest evidence. In short – this is the seminar I wish someone had done years ago.

Carlo will be presenting the neurological aspects of complex neck pain:

  • The neurophysiology connecting the cervical spine with the vestibular system and eye movements
  • An understanding of the link between common symptoms including dizziness, poor balance, neck pain, nausea and poor eye movements, helping you identify a sensorimotor dysfunction
  • Appreciate the overlap between whiplash and concussion from a neuro-vestibular position, so you can identify it easier in your patients
  • Assess and manage cervical joint dysfunction using low-tech and validated tools, giving you accuracy and confidence in better outcomes

I will be presenting the functional orthopaedic approach:

  • The musculo-skeletal involvement with cervical joint dysfunction, including the upper trunk and shoulders
  • Appreciate the common peripheral nerve injuries that follow whiplash and concussion injuries, especially from sporting injuries
  • Learn proven assessment and management strategies including taping and contemporary proprioceptive rehabilitation
  • Introduction to functional muscle testing and how it can provide an immediate and repeated bio-feedback to your patients therapy and guide you in your decision making
  • Integrating the new research on pain science and the importance on targeted meaningful outcomes for your patients

This programme has been run to rave reviews by clinicians who were interested in the new thinking around complex neck pain and the latest techniques in assessing and managing dizziness, headaches,  vestibular and oculomotor issues; without necessarily having to become a diplomate in neurology.

In short – you will not only have a great understanding of how to  assess and manage patients with cervicogenic conditions, like whiplash, dizziness, concussion and chronic pain disorders; you will also have a great set of therapeutic tools to use on Monday morning.