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.
- Discuss the osteopathic approach to neck stiffness / Muscle Tension Headaches
- Identify physical therapy interventions beneficial for a patient with muscle tension headaches.
Drew Lewis, D.O., FAAO, FAOCPMR, FAAPMR
Associate Professor, Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program, Des Moines University
Donald Matz, PhD
Chair and Professor, Anatomy and Professor, Master of Science in Anatomy, 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
Bret Ripley, DO, FACOFP, FPLI
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University
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Continuing Education Credit
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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- 1.00 AOA Category 1B
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.00 IBON
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)