Cervical Arterial Dysfunction: A Sheep In Wolf’s Clothing?
Manual management of the upper cervical spine in headache and migraine conditions is requisite. An important consideration, therefore, is the integrity of the vertebral artery. However, the purported risks associated with manual cervical intervention heighten concern and restrain the use of manual techniques.
Roger will be presenting contemporary research and perspectives on the likelihood of potential, and minimisation of, risks of upper cervical, manual intervention.
Dr Kerry is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is a Chartered Physiotherapist and an Honorary Fellow of the UK’s Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapist
Roger also undertakes research in the Philosophy of Science, investigating the nature of causation in evidence-based healthcare and clinical reasoning - this was the focus of his PhD. He is a member of several international working groups related to best practice for the management of head and neck pain, including the IFOMPT practice framework for cervical risk management. Dr Kerry has also won several teaching awards, including two prestigious Lord Dearing Awards for Teaching & Learning following his work on the use of social media in education.
Roger is well-published in these areas and has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences, as well as a frequently invited commentator for news, radio, and TV media.