American BackPain Center
Treatment, Education, and Research of the Spine
Headache, TMJ & Orofacial Pain
A Cutting-Edge Cervicogenic Approach
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 unrespon-
sive tooth pain, tinnitus/ear fullness, sinus pressure, 
visual disturbances, dizziness, vestibular problems, 
nausea, radiculopathy, and other perplexing symptom-
ology.  Clinical spine experts from around the country 
come together to present and discuss their use of cervi-
cal biomechanical therapy in treating these patients.  The
growing body of medical research supporting the cervi-
cal 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.

Symposium Objectives

   procedures and  tinnitus diagnosis and treatment.
  pain to quickly expose a patients cervical involvement.
  inner ear causes of Dizziness & Vertigo.
   Vestibular Problems,  & unsteady gait in the elderly.
  Headache & Post-Concussive Treatment Program.   
  of  head & facial symptoms.
   through self-treatment.
   biomechanics through posture correction and move- 
   ment analysis with live patient demonstrations.

8:00  Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:45  Introduction
       Angelo DiMaggio, PT, Dip. MDT

9:00  Assessment of Neck Pain:  A Literature Review &
       Best-Evidence Synthesis
Angelo DiMaggio, PT, Dip. MDT

9:55  How the Dental Examination of TMJ & Facial Pain can
Include the Neck, Identify Appropriate Referrals, and
Yield Positive Results
       Hank Nichols, DDS


10:45Cervical Examination, Top to Bottom:  The Clinical 
Challenge of Upper vs. Lower Cervical Pathology
Jamie Smith, MPT

11:15Eye Pain, Dryness, Tearing & Disrupted Vision:  A 
Clinical Outcomes Report Using a Cervical Spine,
Patient Self-Treatment Approach
Teresa Pepera, PT, Cert. MDT

11:35Panel Discussion – Nasha Holt, MD (moderator)


1:00 Tinnitus: A Literature Review of Diagnosis & Treatment 
      Adam Johnson, PT, Cert. MDT

1:45 Craniocervical Tinnitus and Sinusitis:  A Cervical 
Treatment Approach with Independent Outcome 
Analysis by UDS (Uniform Data System)
Jeff Bole, MPT

2:10 Abolishment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo 
Symptoms & Cervical/Migraine Treatment:  An 
Updated Clinical Outcomes Report 
Mike Secosky, MPT

2:40Panel Discussion with Nasha Holt, MD


3:20Introduction to Cervical Examination

3:35Examination of Headache Patient #1  

4:50Discussion / Q & A

Friday October 11, 2013

Saturday October 12, 2013

8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:45 Concussion:  ImPACT Testing and Cervical Treatment
with Literature Update and Case Reviews
Scott Helton, ATC

9:20 Building a Hospital-Based, Multicenter, Inter- disciplinary
Headache & Post-Concussive Program
Dan Danish, MPT

9:45 Post Concussive Treatment Program:  Integrating
Headache, Vestibular, Cognitive, & Visual Components
with Neuro Rehab
       Sue Golden, MPT


10:30 The American Headache Institute:  A New Treatment
Paradigm for Headache, TMJ & Orofacial Pain – A
Clinical Outcomes Report
Angelo DiMaggio, PT, Dip. MDT

10:55Panel Discussion – Nasha Holt, MD (moderator)

11:20Examination of Headache Patient #2

12:35Examination of Vestibular Patient #1

1:00 Adjourn

8:00Continental Breakfast

8:45 The Geriatric Head & Neck:  Specific Tests, Treatment,
& Measured Results for Dizziness, Vertigo, & Balance
Heidi Crawford, PT, Cert. MDT 

9:35 Cervicogenic Dizziness/Vestibular Dysfunction:  New
Evidence and Revised Examination Procedures to
Distinguish Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo from
Cervical Pathology 
Mike Secosky, MPT


10:45Panel Discussion  with Nasha Holt, MD

11:10Reexamination of Vestibular Patient #1

11:30Examination of Vestibular Patient #2

11:55Reexamination of Headache Patients #1 & #2

12:50Summary / Conclusion

1:00 Adjourn 

Meet the Faculty

Symposium Director/Moderator
Angelo DiMaggio, PT, Dip. MDT
 System, 6 spine seminars taught nationally, 4 of 
  which deal solely with the cervical spine, head, 
  TMJ & orofacial pain.
  > 10,000 medical professionals

All presenters are veteran practitioners with  
extensive clinical experience in spine care.  They  
are all trained in the American BackPain Center’s 
Strategic Orthopedics Spine System, and all share 
a clinical passion for treating patients with cervico- 
genic head, TMJ, and orofacial pain.

Jeff Bole, MSPT
   Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Heidi Crawford, PT, Cert. MDT
  Charlottesville, Virginia

Scott Helton, ATC
  Edgewood, Kentucky

Nasha Holt, MD
  San Antonio, Texas

Adam Johnson, PT, Cert. MDT
  Champaign, Illinois

Hank Nichols, DDS
  Imlay City, MI
Dan Danish, MPT
  Good Shepherd Rehab Network
  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Sue Golden, MPT
  Good Shepherd Rehab Network
  Allentown, Pennsylvania

Teresa Pepera, PT, Cert. MDT
  Columbus, Ohio

Michael Secosky, MPT
  Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Jamie Smith, MPT, ATC
  Gonzales, Louisianna

Who Should Attend
Physicians, Dentists, Orthodontists, Periodontists, TMJ Specialists, Physical Therapists & Assistants, & medical professionals working with patients experiencing headache, migraine, TMJ & oral-facial pain, dizziness, vestibular problems, unsteady gait, cervical radiculopathy, unexplainable tooth pain, tinnitus, sinusitis, visual disturbances, and nausea.
No prerequisite seminars are required.

For Further Information
Contact:  Johanna Baartmans at HealthQuest PT
(248) 601-9207 ext. 9960

Continuing Education Credit
This symposium has been approved by the Michigan Boards 
Dentistry, Medicine, & Osteopathic Medicine
15.00 CE

Headache, TMJ & Orofacial Pain
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Upon registration, a letter of confirmation including hotel information and a map of the venue will be sent.  Includes continental breakfast, a.m. & p.m. coffee breaks, and symposium manual. 
Certificates of attendance will be given to all  participants at the conclusion of the symposium and may be used for those who need Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME).
Refunds will be given, less a $50 administrative fee, if written notice is received by the Sponsor no later than 14 days prior to the start of the symposium.
Hotel:  The upscale Troy Marriott Hotel offers luxurious sleep rooms, an outstanding restaurant and lounge, and a grand two tiered conference room with state-of-the-art audio visuals.  
A special group rate of $99 
per night has been arranged.  
When making your reserva-
tion identify   yourself   as   
being with  the  American 
BackPain Center Headache 
Symposium.  Reservations 
must  be  made by 
September 11, 2013 to 
receive this special rate. 

General Info.

Symposium Venue
Troy Marriott Hotel
200 W. Big Beaver Road,  Troy, Michigan     ,
United States 48084
Tel: 1-248-680-9797
                Guest Accommodations
Rest assured, you'll sleep well atop 
      Marriott Troy's new pillowtop
mattresses with down blankets and 
pillows.  Our 350 guest rooms and 
suites are furnished with granite 
vanity countertops and a warm 
decor.  While Marriott Troy offers full 
service conveniences from room service to onsite dry cleaning, we let you choose just how much you want to be pampered.  Each room is non-smoking and equipped with:  37" flat screen TVs
individual climate control / full-size iron & ironing board / hair dryer / coffee maker / 2 phones with data ports / wireless high 
speed internet access 
/ movies on demand 
/ complimentary news-
paper delivered to your 

Recently Renovated Lobby 

Date & Location
Oct. 11-13, 2013
Troy Marriott Hotel 
Troy, Michigan

Sunday October 13, 2013

Conference Room
This years symposium will be held in the Troy Marriott's spacious Mediterranean Ballroom.  This two tiered, state-of-the-art venue boasts 3,225 square feet with comfortable table & chair classroom seating for 200.  



Hotel Ammenities
The primary objective of this symposium is to present both 
scientific and clinical evidence supporting the association
of cervical pathology to the production of head & 
TMJ/orofacial symptoms, and exciting new 
examination and treatment options
Symposium Social Events
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 state-of-the-art conference room, free shuttle service to the Somerset Collection (Somerset Mall) and a variety of excellent restaurants, all within a 1 mile radius.

We hope you will consider joining your speakers and colleagues for the following social events:

Friday Night:  The Troy Marriott has reserved a private reception and dining area just behind the main bar for our 5:30-7:00 Cocktail Party and 7:00 pm dinner.  To expedite service, the hotel restaurant will provide a full service, limited menu.
Saturday Afternoon:  We adjourn at 1:00 pm to head 1 mile west to the only luxury shopping destination between Chicago and the East Coast, the Somerset Collection.
With over 180 stores and 15 restaurants, this is an afternoon you won’t want to miss.  An architectural wonder, this mall is anchored by the nations finest retailers including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Gucci, & Tiffany’s.  The hotel provides free shuttle service to the mall and area restaurants.
Saturday Night:  You could easily loose track of the time at Somerset so plan on leaving around 5:30 pm to head back the 1 mile east toward our hotel but keep going 0.3 miles past the hotel to our evening restaurant destination, Bahama Breeze.  This casual, Caribbean atmosphere is a sure way to relax.  We have reserved the restaurant’s semi-enclosed outdoor deck with cozy fireplace and live music for 6:00 pm.

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