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Regarding Continuing Education Seminars 

The American Headache Institute offers a series of medical seminars through our sister company the American BackPain Center.  At the invitation of major medical centers and universities, we are instructing medical professionals nationwide in our unique, cervicogenic approach to headache, migraine, TMJ & orofacial pain.  Four of our six seminars deal exclusively with the examination and treatment of these and many other perplexing medical conditions involving the head and face.

Click Here for a complete listing of all seminars, 
dates, locations, descriptions, and on-line registration.

American Headache Institute
Head, Neck, & Facial Pain
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For questions regarding our treatment approach, hours, or
to schedule an appointment, please call us at;
(248) 841-1543

American Headache Institute
245 Barclay Circle       Suite 1000
Rochester Hills, Michigan  48307

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Regarding Directions
We are located at

245 Barclay Circle   Suite 1000

Rochester Hills, Michigan   48307

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Regarding Accommodations 

For out-of-town guests including patients, visiting medical professionals, or residency practitioners, we recommend staying at the Hilton Suites Hotel in neighboring Auburn Hills, Mi.

Hilton Suites Auburn Hills
2300 Featherstone Road, 
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Tel: 1-248-334-2222
Guest Accommodations
We are an all suite Auburn Hills Hilton hotel where each suite is designed for comfort and convenience. Our beautifully appointed suites feature a living room, separate bedroom and a residential style bathroom. Every Suite highlights the Serenity Bed™ by Hilton - a comfortable plush bedding package, and all suites are equipped with a wet bar with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and sink. In addition, each suite features two TV's, a video cassette player and a dining/work area. High speed wireless Internet and free Shuttle Service within a 5 mile radius is available to all guests.

For Your Room Reservation
Call the Hilton, identify yourself as being with the,
American Headache Institute 

Directions: To Hilton Suites of Auburn Hills, Mi.
Located near I-75 and M-59 at the corner of Featherstone and Opdyke Road, across from the Pontiac Silverdome and DaimlerChrysler World Headquarters.

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Regarding American Headache Institute - Nationally Recognized Practitioners
          The medical practitioners listed have been properly trained to perform the American Headache Institute 
                                           examination and prescribe appropriate treatment protocols.

Roger Iburg, PTValley View Therapy Services,        Fort Mohave, AZ       (928) 788-3604

Nick Gazo, PT           Miami Neurology & Rehab. S.       Miami, FL                (305) 661-8040
Ricky Lockett, DO     Orthopedic Injury Management      St. Petersburg, FL    (727)898-9596
Tom McKean, PTBeach Physical Therapy Inc.Boynton Beach, FL   (561) 715-6349

Adam Johnson, PT    Carle Spine Institute                     Urbana, IL                (217) 383-7042
Miriam Garrett, PT     Kirby Medical Center                    Monticello, IL           (217) 762-1835
Marian Graff, PTNewsome Physical Therapy   New Lenox, IL  (815) 462-1333
John Klasen, PT      Arlington Heights, IL (847) 571-1866

Francis Bolen, PT      Com. Hospital of Bremen Clinic     Bremen, IN             (574) 546-3784
Terri Thomas-Hayes   Hayes Physical Therapy               New Castle, IN        (765) 529-4656

Scott Helton, ATC      St. Ellizabeth Sports Medicine      Edgewood, KY        (859) 301-5600
Matt Williams, PT      St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine       Florence, KY           (859) 301-9070  
Rich Neal, PT            St. Elizabeth Medical Center         Edgewood, KY        (859) 344-2168
Ben Wade, PT    Liberty Rehabilitation    Madisonville, KY      (270) 824-9227

Jamie G. Smith, PT    Spine & Sports Specialties           Gonzales, LA          (225) 647-1515

Karen Messier-Funk,   PT Rehab Hospital of the Cape     E. Sandwich, MA     (508) 833-4153

Angelo DiMaggio, PT   American Headache Institute       Rochester Hills, MI   (248) 841-1543  
Scott Forfinski, PT      American Headache Institute        Rochester Hills, MI  (248) 841-1543
Lars Mitchell, PT        Kingsley Physical Therapy            Kingsley, MI            (231) 263-1001

Frank Jannotta, PT     Harbor Physical Therapy               Columbia, MD         (410) 964-9650
Jennifer Gorski, PT     Central Maryland Rehab                Columbia, MD         (410) 312-9000
Chris Hoffman, PT      Central Maryland Rehab                Columbia, MD         (410) 312-9000

Pat Heil, PT                Kalispell Regional Medical Ctr.      Kalispell, MT            (406) 751-4520
Scott Ruta, PT           Whitefish Therapy & Sport Center  Whitefish, MT          (406) 862-9378     

Teresa Pepera, PT     Advanvced PT Centers                  Columbus, OH         (614) 418-0996
Karen Scholl, PT       Center for Physical Ther.               Cincinnati, OH         (513) 528-3100
Jill Wenzlick, PT        St. Rita's-Delphous Satellite          Lima, OH                (419) 996-5684
Bruce Southwell, PT   St. Charles Mercy Hospital           Toledo, OH              (419) 696-7203
Jim Foley, PT            St. John Westshore Hosp.            Westlake, OH          (440) 414-6050
Michael Rinaldi, PT    Rinaldi Physical Therapy               Boardman, OH         (330) 629-8834
Alex Vargo, PT          Oregon PT & Aquatics Ctr.            Oregon, OH             (419) 697-8000

Joseph Gianoni, PT    Phoenix Rehabilitation                  Sellersville, PA        (215) 257-3900
Karen Hope, PT         Reading Hospital                          Reading, PA            (610) 7410300
Jeff Bole, PT              Lancaster General Eden PT          Lancaster, PA          (717) 735-9737
Mike Secosky, PT     Uniontown Hospital                       Uniontown, PA         (724) 430-5306
Dan Danish, PT        Good Shepherd Rehab Hospital      Allentown, PA          (610) 882-9611

Jeff Turner, DPT         Headache Institute of Texas          San Antonio, TX       (210) 402-2920

Heidi Crawford, PT     Crawford Physical Therapy            Charlottesville, VA    (434) 220-0069
Raymond Moreland, PT  Martha Jefferson Hospital  Charlottesville, VA            (434) 654-8375

Brian Borchardt, PT   St. Elizabeth Hospital                    Appleton, WI           (920) 738-2752

Jeanne Brooks, PT    Wyoming Rehab. Clinic                 Sheridan, WY          (307) 674-1632

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Regarding Our;      Headache, TMJ & Orofacial Pain Symposium
                                            A Cutting-Edge Cervicogenic Approach
                                                               October 11-13, 2013

Symposium Venue
Troy Marriott Hotel
Troy Marriott Hotel
    200 W. Big Beaver Road,  Troy, Michigan     United States   48084
Tel: 1-248-680-9797

Guest Accommodations
The upscale Troy Marriott Hotel offers luxurious sleep rooms and an outstanding restaurant and lounge.  A special group rate of $99 per night has been arranged. Reservations must  be  made by September 11, 2013 to receive this special rate. 

Last years attendees of doctors, dentists, and therapists gave the symposiums "Overall Symposium Experience" a rating of 99%.  A large part of that success included the opportunity to network and socialize with spine practitioners and medical professionals from more than 25 states.  The upscale  Troy Marriott Hotel provides us with a spacious, grand, two tiered conference room with state-of-the-art audio visuals, free shuttle service to the Somerset Collection (Somerset Mall), and a variety of excellent restaurants, all within a 1 mile radius
Who Should Attend
Physicians, Dentists, Orthodontists, Periodontists, TMJ Specialists, Physical Therapists & Assistants, & medical professionals working with patients experiencing headache, migraine, TMJ & orofacial pain, dizziness, vestibular problems, unsteady gait, cervical radiculopathy, unexplainable tooth pain, tinnitus, sinusitis, visual disturbances, and nausea.

Continuing Education Credit
This symposium has been approved by the Michigan​
              Boards of Dentistry, Medicine, &
                    Osteopathic Medicine for
                               15.00 CE
Symposium Description
This 3 day forum will address the cervical spines’ involvement in the production of headaches, migraines, TMJ & orofacial pain, as well as, unexplainable and unresponsive tooth pain, tinnitus/ear fullness, sinus pressure, visual disturbances, dizziness, vestibular problems, nausea, radiculopathy, and other perplexing symptomology.  Clinical spine experts from around the country come together to present and discuss their use of cervical biomechanical therapy in treating these patients.  The growing body of medical research supporting the cervical spines’ ability to produce such symptoms will be 
presented.  Actual head and facial pain patients will be examined and treated in front of the audience.

For Further Information
Contact:  Johanna Baartmans at HealthQuest PT
(248) 601-9207 x9960

Click Here for complete Symposium details, including speakers, topics, schedule, and on-line registration.

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Regarding Seminar Sponsorship
If your medical center or university is interested in hosting one or more of our seminars, please contact the American Headache Institute at (248) 841-1543 to discuss details.

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Regarding Our Speakers Bureau
As the nations seminar leader on the subject of cervicogenic headache, migraine, TMJ and orofacial pain, our teaching faculty are available for speaking engagements at medical centers, hospitals, physician practice groups, dental practice groups, physician/dental/physical therapy conferences or symposiums, medical insurance groups or conferences.  Please contact the American Headache Institute at (248) 841-1543 to discuss details.

  •  Cervicogenic Headache, Migraine, TMD verses All Other Causes
  •  Cervicogenic TMJ & Orofacial Pain, Clenching, Grinding & Unexplainable Tooth    
  •  Cervicogenic Tinnitus, Sinusitis, & Unexplainable Visual Disturbances
  •  Women and Headache/Migraine
  •  Children/Adolescents and Headache/Migraine
  •  Managing Head & Facial Pain Without Medications Through Self-Treatment

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Regarding Participation in Future Research Studies

Please allow this page to serve as an appeal  to  the medical and
scientific communities worldwide that the American Headache
Institute and our professional associates are seeking serious
research teams looking to conduct multicenter, randomized,
controlled trials on the conservative treatment of cervico-
genic headache.  
We have 18 clinics in 11 states with 18 licensed physical
therapists who have completed our advanced training for the
examination and conservative treatment of cervicogenic headache.
All associates are ready and willing to participate in the treatment and
entry of patients into a future study.  Half of our associates have identified
one or more physicians in their area willing to take part in some capacity.
Task Force
Cervical Spine Literature Review (2008) - 
The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders
Neck Pain Task Force Committee – comprised of over 50 members, 9 countries, 14 scientific disciplines, 8 universities, 6 years to complete, examined more than 31,000 studies on the cervical spine (the largest review of the evidence on neck pain ever conducted), and 
produced a 21 chapter, 220 page systematic review and best evidence synthesis 
(Spine 2008;33:4S,S1-S220).
Neck  Pain Task Force Members President, Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, PhD

Hurwitz – Treatment of Neck Pain:  Noninvasive Interventions:  (359 articles reviewed, 170 admissible)  “Our best evidence synthesis suggests that therapies involving manual therapy and exercise are more effective than alternative strategies for patients with neck pain; this was also true of therapies which included educational interventions addressing self-efficacy”.

 Haldeman – The Empowerment of People With Neck Pain: Introduction:  The World Health Organization proclaimed that the years 2000-2010 would be the Decade of the Bone and Joint.  This global initiative, involving the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and the governments of 60 countries, aims to achieve several goals.  With the person with neck pain firmly in mind, members of the Neck Pain Task Force chose to focus on the second stated goal: “To empower individuals to participate in their own care”.  They believe this type of patient-focused approach would yield the greatest positive impact on neck pain among the broadest array of stakeholders.

 Carragee – Research Recommendations:  “Given the gaps in - and problems with – the current nonsurgical neck-pain intervention literature, we suggest more high-quality experimental and observational research be done in the following areas”

          Neck Task Force – Research Recommendations:
  • Self-care approaches in the treatment of neck disorders
  • Strategies designed for prevention of recurrent neck pain
  • Treatment for neck pain with radiculopathy
  • Interventions for cervicogenic headache
  • Clinically homogenous subgroups

The Neck Task Force listed their 5 most important future cervical research topics.  Included in the top 5 was treatment “Interventions for cervicogenic headache”.  They feel this is a top priority in need of investigation.  We consider ourselves clinical pioneers in the field of cervicogenic headache and would like the opportunity to be compared to any other treatment  method for headache, migraine, TMJ and oral-facial pain.  We feel we have discovered something of tremendous clinical importance and would like to be scientifically tested.

If you are a member of a medical research team capable of conducting a multicenter, RCT and would like further information about this exciting opportunity, please contact us at the American Headache Institute.
The principles of our cervical treatment approach are exactly the same as those recommended by the Neck Task Force; 
  • exercise
  • manual therapy
  • education
  • empowering the neck patient to treat themselves.

Our team of serious, well-trained spine therapists are ready to join your research team immediately.

American Headache Institute
Rochester Hills, Michigan
(248) 841-1543
Metropolitan Airport

Drive time: 60 min. 
Distance to hotel 45 mil.

Directions: Take I-94 East 
to I-75 North to M-59 West, 
exit at Opdyke Road, go 
North 1/4 mile to 
Featherstone Road, 
go East on Featherstone Rd.