Evaluation of treatments and outcomes, red flags and signs and symptoms for cervicogenic headache in a musculoskeletal setting
Current evidence advocates physiotherapy treatment, for the management of cervicogenic headaches (CGH). A reasoned assessment and clear knowledge of red flags is essential.
An MSK physiotherapy team from southern England received training sessions for CGH. Topics included assessment, evidence based treatment, clinical reasoning and red flags. Physiotherapists completed a questionnaire on headache red flags and signs and symptoms, preceding and following training.
10 patient cases were examined, exploring treatments, against current best practice, after training. Effectiveness was evaluated using patient outcomes before and after intervention. The purpose/objectives of this study was to:-
- Evaluate participant's knowledge of red flag and signs and symptoms of CGH headache, preceding and following training.
- Examine treatments used by participants for 10 CGH patient cases, against current best practice after training.
- Review patient treatment outcomes, of the 10 CGH patient cases after training.