Establishing Credible Professional Relationships With Our Neurological Colleagues: The Pearls And Pitfalls
Despite our positive (anecdotal) experience treating those with Primary Headache, the role of cervical afferents in Primary Headache remains controversial. One avenue to address this is the publication of credible, quality research. However not all of us have the facilities or are inclined to do research. Nevertheless, there is another way – establish close alliances with our neurology colleagues – we are all capable of this, but how do we go about it? One such alliance has been established in Rome between Riccardo Rosa and Prof Dr ‘Roby’. Dean will be interviewing Riccardo and Prof Dr ‘Roby’ as to how this professional relationship was achieved... what worked... what didn’t. This is something we all should be striving for.
Dr Riccardo Rosa graduated as a physiotherapist from ‘Sapienzia’ University of Rome. Since, Riccardo has completed has completed several advanced educational programs, notably, Master in Rehabilitation in Postural Dysfunctions: Occlusion, TMJ, Posture (‘Sapienza’ Università di Roma); a Master in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (University of Garbi – Girona); a Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (Manual Concept – Perth, Australia); a Certificate in Spinal Manipulations and Dry Needling (American Academy of Manipulative Therapy); Certificate in Myofascial Dry Needling (University of Rey Juan Carlos – Madrid); and Certificate in Functional Movement System and Selective Functional Movement Assessment in Oslo.
Dr Rosa consults in different private clinics in Rome and other Italian states, teaches at University and for private educational providers, and is as consultant specialist at The Headache Centre (Department of Clinical Medicine) of Policlinico University Hospital in Rome. Riccardo’s main fields are the myofascial pain, cranio-cervical-mandibular dysfunctions and headaches.
Dr Rosa presents courses on Manual Therapy for Myofascial Trigger Points, Dry Needling, and Manual Therapy for Headache and also assists international teachers. He is co-founder and senior instructor for Dry Needling Italian Association and the founder and owner of The Italian Headache Network.