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Red flag presentations in headaches and recognition of VBI

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  • Overview

This lecture will provide an overview of serious pathology in patients with headache and neck pain presenting to primary care, focusing on the early presentation of patients with dissection and disorders such as vertebrobasilar insufficiency.

This will assist clinicians identify risk factors and early clinical signs, in order improve timely identification of these often difficult to diagnose conditions.


Dr Lucy Thomas is a titled musculoskeletal physiotherapist and academic at the University of Queensland. Her main research focus is on improving screening practices in cervical manipulative therapy, in particular early recognition of craniocervical arterial dissection. Dr Thomas led development of the 2018 APA ‘Clinical guide to safe manipulative therapy practice in the cervical spine'.


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Date of Live Event



CPD Hours

1.5 Hours


Please note: The content of this Lecture on Demand (LOD) was captured via a recording of a live lecture at the APA premises. Due to the nature of the event and the recording method, this LOD may not have captured some of the questions/comments from live audience. Your purchase of this module indicates your acceptance of this.