Pain in the Neck


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  • Recognize the patient presentation consistent with a Muscle Tension Headache.
  • Understand a reasonable medical workup for new or worsening headaches.
  • Describe the general anatomy of the posterior neck, superficial to deep, as it relates to the clinical presentation.
  • Identify components of physical therapy examination for patients with Muscle Tension Headaches.
  • Discuss physical therapy intervention for patients with Muscle Tension Headaches. 

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
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Bret Ripley, DO, FACOFP
Chair and Clinician, Family Medicine and Assistant Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University

Shannon Petersen, PT, DScPT, OCS
Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Clinic, Des Moines University

Donald Matz, PhD
Chair and Professor, Anatomy and Professor, Master of Science in Anatomy, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University

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  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)


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