04. July 2021 - 9:00
AECC University College, Bournemouth
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Neuro Seminars - Headaches & Pain - CPD | Sunday, 04. July 2021

** There are a limited number of places available at the early booking discounted price (as shown above). Once these have sold, places will revert to the standard price (+ 20% on the above price) **  


Registration Saturday: 08:45 

Saturday: 09:00-17:30

Sunday:   09:30-13:30


This course is accredited for 11.5 CPD Hours by the European Academy of Chiropractic. 


We want to reduce our impact on the environment by limiting the amount of paper we are using for our CPD courses. Course notes: Not provided in hard copy. You will be notified by email to access notes via Dropbox or similar (this is free to access and you will not need to set up a Dropbox account)


Presented by Nicole Oliver

This seminar will acquaint you with the mechanisms underlying headache disorders. It will also teach you how to treat in a way that will provide quicker and longer lasting results for your headache patients.

For most manual therapists, the role of neurology in the diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders is largely confined to ruling out serious pathology. Although there generally exists an awareness that the trigeminal pain pathway plays a major role in headache disorders, very few practitioners know how to apply this concept clinically beyond simply treating aberrant cervical spine and TMJ biomechanics.Numerous practical sessions throughout the day will help develop your newly learnt clinical skills.

Course Content:

Why treating functional deficits of the cerebellum, vestibular system and brainstem is vitally important when dealing with any patient in pain. We will discuss in detail how to maximize the nervous system’s ability to modulate pain, and how to avoid further pain sensitization.

How anything from a painful neck muscle to dry eyes, sinus or TMJ problems, Asthma or heartburn can contribute to headaches through sensitisation of the trigeminal pain pathway.

Why adjusting an upper cervical spinal fixation can sometimes alleviate a headache, but at other times can make it much worse. We will discuss how to detect and manage mechanical allodynia and how to treat a patient appropriate to their brain imbalance and neuronal metabolic capacity.

What cortical spreading depression is; how it relates to both the aura and headache phase of migraine, and how to prevent it from happening.

Nutritional strategies for headache, migraine and chronic pain patients.

How to address functional neurological problems using your existing techniques.

Novel treatment interventions to address brain imbalances, including coupled-motion adjusting, fast-stretching, proprioceptive-and vestibular stimulation. Various physical and mental exercises designed to activate different regions of the brain will be explained and demonstrated.

We will also show you sinus release techniques, which are invaluable for many headache patients.


Pre-reading suggestions:

Pre-reading suggestions can be found here: http://www.neuroseminars.co.uk/page17.htm


Nicole Oliver, DC, MChiro, BSc(Hons), DACNB graduated from AECC in 2005 and began studying functional neurology with the Carrick Institute in 2006. She gained the Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB) qualification four years later. Alongside clinical practice she lectures for Neuroseminars, teaching functional neurology in the UK and Europe. Nicole's other lecturing engagements have included the 2016 &2014 ECU Conventions,the 2016 Belgian Chiropractors’ Union Jubilee Congress, the 2016 ChiroSuisseConvention, the 2016 German Chiropractic Association's Spring Seminar,the2015 McTimoneyChiropractic Association Autumn Conference, the 2015 BACS Conference and the Scottish Chiropractic Association's 2013 Autumn Meeting/Seminar.



How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For more information contact the CPD team on +44 (0)1202 436 237 or email email

Will lunch & refreshments be provided?

A light lunch & refreshment breaks will be provided.

What if I have a Dietary requirement?

Should you have any genuine dietary requirements please email email who will pass this information onto the catering team.

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