Physiotherapy: Management of neck dysfunction in migraine

17may2:15 pm2:15 pmPhysiotherapy: Management of neck dysfunction in migraine

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Management of neck dysfunction in migraine patients and multi modal management of migraine

The Migraine Association of Ireland presents this Health Professional seminar for physiotherapists which will focus on evidence based diagnosis and management options of neck dysfunction in migraine and on the wider multi modal management of migraine. The seminar takes place on the 11th May, 11 am – 1 pm in the Richard Carmichael Lecture Theatre, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont 9.

The seminar is presented by Ms. Julie Sugrue, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Beaumont Hospital. Julie is part of the multidisciplinary team at Beaumont Hospital and specialises in the management of persistent pain conditions and headache. She has extensive postgraduate training with international experts and neurology specialists in relation to headache

Neck pain is one of the most common associated symptoms of migraine. More than three quarters of people with migraine experience neck pain. Recent research has shown that palpation (touching or examining by hand) of the neck can reproduce migraine pain in some patients. This suggests there may be a sub group of people with migraine in whom neck muscles and joints are acting as a trigger. There are also migraine patients for whom neck pain and stiffness are symptoms of their migraine attacks and physiotherapy treatment can also help relieve neck stiffness and head pain.

Physiotherapy should be part of a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of migraine and other headache disorders. Physiotherapists should have the expertise to confidently discuss a diagnosis of migraine and discuss possible triggers for their condition.

The seminar is aimed at physiotherapists but is open to other HCPs with an interest in this area.

2 CPD Points for attending physiotherapists and certificates will be provided following attendance



17 May 2019 2:15 pm - 2:15 pm(GMT+00:00)

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