Level 3 Certification Course Adelaide

Level 3 Certification Headache Course: In-Person

Do You Want to Take Your Clinical Reasoning to Another Level?

Are you asking, "How am I going with the Watson Headache® Approach?"

Level 3 Certification Headache Course

Course Pre Requisites: 

a) Graduate of a Tertiary Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy Course

b) Holder of Professional Indemnity Insurance

c) Use Manual (palpation) skills in current clinical context

d) Fluent in English

e) Acknowledgment of the ‘Intellectual Property Notice’ Document see


f) Acknowledgment of the course ‘Conditions of Use’ Document see


g) Signed Agreement (before the start of the course) to the ‘Intellectual Property Notice’ and ‘Conditions of Use Document’

h) 3 - 6 months since attending the Level 2 Consolidtion Course. 

So that we can support you, should you have any queries about any of the outlined points in these documents please forward a separate email advising this to jane[@]watsonheadache.com.

A Collegiate Atmosphere is Encouraged:

The first requirement is to complete a ‘Headache Journal’, which is record of your assessment and treatment of 5 headache patients. This is mandatory part of the examination process. 

During the course you will be required to assess a patient in 60’. 

Fifteen minutes prior to the subsequent examination of your patient (40’ duration) to present your interpretation of the initial consult and treatment to the group. Your presentation needs to be clear and effective summary - the pertinent points only. Note that assessment of this component is about your content and not mode of presentation.

Other elements of the examination process comprise:

A theory paper (part multiple choice) and examination of techniques, which will also include a viva.

Upon completion of the Level 3 Certification Course, a practitioner should be able to care for routine and complex headache patients of all types and should be competent in the physical techniques, clinical reasoning and patient communication (education and coaching).


Communicating Your Course Attendance: 

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conclusion of this course and this will enable you to promote yourself as having attended the Watson Headache® Level 3 Certification Course.  The Watson Headache® Institute directs you in this regard, using the ‘Marketing Permission Given to Course Attendees’, acknowledging the Watson Headache® Institute's intellectual property (including trademarks) and copyright rights. You do not have permission to create a title for yourself using the words Watson/WatsonHeadache®.

Course Participant Feedback:

I Was Sold on the Watson Headache® Approach after treating my first patient following the completion of the Level 1 Foundation Course. When a lady, with a 20 year history of weekly migraine, living on strong medication, with 10 days of her month ruined by intense headache, said that she has been headache free for 6 months, I sat up and took notice. I have since successfully treated many more headache sufferers. I have been surprised by just how many headache symptoms have a cervicogenic component.

I have recently completed the Level 2 Consolidation Course. This brought more clarity to my clinical reasoning. I feel I will now be more efficient when treating future headache patients. The division of Dean’s approach into staged “Battles” also really helped organise my assessment strategy.

The Level 1 when combined with the Level 2 gives the practitioner a powerful and clear strategy for headache management. There are very few courses I have completed that have changed my practice to the extent that I can make such a remarkable difference to the lives of patients.

ANDY MILNER PCRF Team Manager - Portsmouth,United Kingdom

Watson Headache® International Community:

Once you attend one of the Watson Headache® Institute's courses you join the Watson Headache® International Community of ...

  • approximately 3,500 course attendees and
  • the many people with headache and/or migraine who have sought the help of health professionals (physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and manual therapy doctors) who have attended one or more of the Watson Headache® Institute’s courses.

Your interest in headache and migraine is appreciated:

We hope you can join us on this course or a course in the near future.

The Watson Headache® Institute’s courses fill quickly so register now to avoid disappointment.

*1.  Payment Options:

You can take advantage of the following Payment Options if you have previously expressed interest in the Level 3 Certification Course or register within the advised time lines.

Option 1: Priority Registration Fee AU$2,997 (Saving of $300 off the Standard Fee AU$3,297) Payment in Full at time of Registration, by four weeks before the course start date

Option 2: Early Bird Registration Fee AU$3,097 (Saving of $200 off the Standard Fee AU$3,297) Payment in Full at the time of Registration between four weeks and by two weeks before course start date

Option 3: 2 Part Payment Plan AU$3,197 (Saving of $100 off the Standard Fee AU$3,297) One payment of $1,598.50 - at the time of registration and one payment of  $1,598.50 - 30 days later, Payment in Full one week before the course start date

Option 4: Standard Registration AU$3,297 Payment in Full at time of Registration between two weeks and by one week before the course start date

 Level 3 Certification Course Program:


8.30     Registration

Revision and consolidation of examination and treatment

i) examination and treatment concepts

ii) clinical reasoning and manual techniques

Patient Initial Consultations

5.00      Conclusion Day 1


9.00     Patients Initial Consultations

Revision and Consolidation

Patient Scenarios and Communication

Practising Techniques

Clinical Reasoning

5.00     Conclusion Day 2


8.30    Theory Paper

Subsequent Patient Consultations

Practicing Techniques

Clinical Reasoning Tutorial

Education and Coaching

5.00      Conclusion Day 3


9.00     Techniques Examination

Subsequent Patient Consultations




4.00     Conclusion Day 4

The Program may be adjusted at the discretion

of the presenter to accommodate the course

content and assessment schedules.

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