About course

Description: Headaches and pain in the face or jaw are prevalent medical concerns. The global classification recognizes over 300 distinct types of pain, but only two of them are explicitly linked to musculoskeletal issues, namely headaches and neck pain due to masticatory system disorders. Consequently, it is essential to seek the services of a proficient physiotherapist who possesses the necessary skills to screen and categorize patients with headaches or facial pain. This ability will ensure the delivery of safe and effective treatments to patients with such complaints.

Learning outcomes

  • To provide participants with comprehensive and up-to-date scientific knowledge regarding headaches and facial pain.
  • To equip participants with the ability to recognize pertinent red flags for patients with headaches or facial pain.
  • To enable participants to categorize patients with headaches or facial pain using the traffic light approach.
  • To guide participants in performing a thorough physical examination of patients with headaches or facial pain.
  • To empower participants to select an appropriate treatment plan and establish a prognosis based on the traffic light categorization.


Dr. Tzvika Greenbaum

 is a Physiotherapist since 2004, with a combined clinical Master’s degree in Musculoskeletal & Sports fields from the University of South Australia (2006). During and following his studies in Adelaide (Australia) he has specialized in Manual Therapy for patients with neck pain and headache. He studied from a leading clinician such as Dr. Dean Watson (headache clinician and researcher).

Tzvika is a private clinician in the Herzlia Medical Center Experts clinic (Tel Aviv) where he mainly treats patients with neck & back pain, headaches, and temporomandibular disorders. He has been teaching 2011 Physiotherapists and other health professionals at the post-graduate level about the rehabilitation of people with neck pain, headache and temporomandibular disorders. Also, he’s the founder of The CCMA, The Cervico-Cranio-Mandibular Academy (CCMA), which is established to lead the field of Cervico-Cranio-Mandibular rehabilitation into modern evidence-based practice.

Tzvika completed his Ph.D. studies at Tel Aviv University, at the Faculty of Medicine. Specifically, his research project was done in collaboration between the physiotherapy department (School of Health Sciences) and the School of Dental Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University in Israel. In his prospective longitudinal study, Tzvika studied the relationship between specific temporomandibular disorders and impaired upper neck performance as well as the prevalence and incidence of cervicogenic headaches among patients with temporomandibular disorders. This work was published in leading journals in the physiotherapy ( Musculoskeletal Science and Practice )and dentistry ( European Journal of Oral Science) professions and Tzvika has presented his work at various conferences worldwide ( 2019 World Conference of Physical Therapy and  2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain ).

Today Tzvika is leading a novel international multidisciplinary research project investigating the relationship between Cervico-Cranio-Mandibular Disorders and Obstructive Sleep apnoea.

Target audience

  • Physiotherapist, osteopath , Chiropracts, GP


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Extra Info

Full refund in case of cancellation will only possible until the 11th of May, 2023. Beyond this date the participant cancelling will be charged the full price of the course.

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    • 8:30-9:00
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    • 9:00-10:30
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      Introduction to headaches and orofacial pain

    • 11:00-11:30
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      Coffee break

    • 11:30-13:00
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      The traffic light approach to headache/facial pain frame work and management in the healthcare clinic

    • 13:00-13:45
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    • 13:45-15:00
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      Dedicated physical examination of the upper neck

    • 15:00-15:15
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      Coffee/tea break

    • 15:15-16:00
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      Dedicated physical examination to the masticatiory system

    • 16:00-17:00
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      Acquiring knowledge of effective strategies and appropriate therapies for cervical-headaches that are attributed to the masticatory system.



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