Masterclass – Neck Pain, Whiplash & Headaches

Next course starts: 10 Sep 17
Availability: Nearly Full
Course fees payment options include:
  • Discounted one-payment fees
  • Reduced fees for Post Graduate Association Members

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Course Goals:

Neck pain is persistent or recurrent condition with chronic or persistent neck pain affecting upto 1 in 5 of the population. Most people do not experience a complete resolution of symptoms with 50 – 80% reporting episodes of neck pain within 1 – 5 years.

The Bone & Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and it’s Associated Disorders have recently published a report redefining neck pain and it’s management. This report is the culmination of 7 years work from more than 50 researchers from 9 countries and 19 different clinical and scientific disciplines. The great majority of patients have been found to have Grade 1 or 2 neck pain. Massage has been confirmed as a “treatment worth considering” for patients suffering Grade 1 or 2 neck pain.


Course Description:

There are many conditions which may present as ‘neck pain’ or ‘headaches’ and so knowing when to treat and perhaps more importantly when not to treat is important.

You will learn how to make appropriate referrals to GPs, Chiropractors, Osteopaths etc raising your professional profile and helping you build your practice through inter-disciplinary referrals.

The majority of patients will be suffering from Grade 1 or 2 neck pain and you will learn techniques to help you treat these patients more effectively. This in turn will lead to increased referrals from existing patients as you become known for helping neck pain and headaches more quickly and effectively.

Course Structure:

There will be a maximum of only 10 students on the Course.

On Completion:

This Course certifies for 7 hours of group learning.

Identify ‘red’ and ‘yellow’ flags for patients with neck pain and headaches and know when to refer patients.

Understand the latest classification of neck pain.

Analyse posture, identify and palpate key bony landmarks in the neck, jaw and spine.

Identify the ‘Upper Crossed Syndrome’ in patients and give appropriate treatment.

Indentify, palpate and treat the 10 most common muscles involved in neck pain and headaches.

Utilise specific advanced massage and myofascial release techniques in patients with neck pain and headaches.

Give home care recommendations and exercises to help patients.

Course Prerequisites:

You must hold a professional qualification in bodywork eg Massage, Aromatherapy, Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Bowen Technique etc.



Nanette Wray BA (Hons) MCTHA MCHNC MIFL

Nanette has always had a keen interest in Complementary Medicine. Her enthusiasm for Aromatherapy led her to research and develop a range of Aromatherapy products for individual conditions and her passion for holistic healthcare inspired her to start teaching. Nanette is a qualified in Holistic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, On-Site Massage, Indian Head Massage, Ayurvedic [...]
Rishi Loatey


Rishi’s early interest in healthcare led him to qualify as a Doctor of Chiropractic. After completing a 5 year degree he continued to increase his knowledge and skills by becoming a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner and commenced a further MSc in Advanced Professional Development in Clinical Chiropractic. He is also a qualified Practitioner in Reflexology [...]


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Sun 10/09/2017

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Nearly Full
Weekend course

Course dates:

  1. Sunday 10 September 2017

Course number:

CPDNPW 09 2017

Course venue:

London UndergroundHammersmith Hospital

Tube: East Acton, White City
Satnav: W12 0HS (Free Parking)


Classes normally start at 9:30am and finish at 6:00pm, with lunch break from 1:00 to 2:00pm

Full Course Fees:

Payment Options:

One-payment discounted course fees: £168.00

All fees include VAT at the current rate of 20%

Reduced course fees for Post Graduate Association members: £0.00

Payment Options:

One-payment discounted course fees: £144.00

All fees include VAT at the current rate of 20%