Spine Physiotherapy Knowledge Package

Non-Operative Treatment of the Cervical Spine

This spine physiotherapy knowledge package focuses on non-operative treatment of the cervical spine. This spine surgery course is one of four knowledge packages in the Spine Physiotherapy Specialist Certificate.

Price: €249

CME Credits: 18 CME credits available

Duration: 12 Months

Tuition language: English

Course Structure:  6 online lectures in video format with English transcription, with pre- and post- learning assessments and additional learning materials.


Lecturers: Prof Richard AssakerDr Stephane Litrico, Prof Alberto Zerbi, Dr Fahed Zairi, Dr Ralph Kothe

About this Knowledge Package

This knowledge package focuses on non-operative treatment of the cervical spine.

The first two lectures of this package give an overview of cervical spine anatomy and imaging of degenerative cervical spine conditions. The remainder of the lectures detail axial neck pain, cervical radiculopathy and cervical myelopathy, and the non-operative management of all of these.

This spine surgery course is one of four knowledge packages in the Spine Physiotherapy Specialist Certificate. It includes downloadable reference materials including book chapters and journal articles from the European Spine JournalSpine, the Spine Journal etc.

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand the anatomy of the cervical spine, vertebrae, muscles, ligaments, nerves and arteries
  2. To understand the imaging modalities available for assessing the cervical spine and classifying common pathologies
  3. To understand axial neck pain, its pathophysiology, epidemiology, presentation and natural outcome, and its non-operative management
  4. To understand the pathophysiology of cervical radiculopathy and its non-operative management
  5. To understand the pathophysiology of cervical myelopathy and its non-operative management

Target Groups


supporting a spine surgery service

Trainee Physiotherapists

seeking to support their spine-specific training

Lectures included in this Knowledge Package

Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Cervical Spine

This spine surgery lecture describes in detail the surgical anatomy of the cervical spine. The structures of each cervical vertebra and the joints formed in between them are described, and the structures responsible for providing stability are highlighted. The role and function of the ligaments and muscles found in this region are presented. Particular attention is given to the vertebral artery, its course and routinely encountered anatomical variations.

Imaging in Degenerative Cervical Conditions

This spine surgery lecture discusses the imaging in degenerative cervical conditions. It explains what imaging modalities are available for the diagnosis of degeneration in the cervical spine, their indications and limitations, along with relevant examples.

Axial Neck Pain

In this spine surgery lecture the pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical findings and natural history of axial neck pain are described.

Non-Operative Management of Axial Neck Pain

In this spine lecture, the non-operative management of axial neck pain is covered. Non-invasive treatment modalities of axial neck pain are described, including postural modification, oral medications, cervical collar, home stretching exercises, physical therapy, spinal manipulation, massage, acupuncture and injection therapies. For each modality, the author gives a brief description and the procedure. The effectiveness of each therapy is discussed in light of the clinical evidence.

Non-Operative Management of Cervical Radiculopathy

This spine lecture concerns the non-operative management of cervical radiculopathy. The non-operative modalities discussed are drugs, cervical collar, spine manipulations, exercises and spine injections.

Natural History and Non-Operative Management of Cervical Myelopathy

This spine surgery lecture covers the non-operative management of Cervical Myelopathy. It discusses the natural outcome of degenerative cervical myelopathy and indications for conservative treatment.

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Physiotherapy of the Cervical Spine - Lectures - eccElearning

Spine Physiotherapy Knowledge Package

Physiotherapy of the Cervical Spine

  • 6 online video lectures
  • 18 Pre- and post- learning assessments
  • Downloadable reference materials
  • 18 CME Credits
  • 12 Months Access

Price: €249

Modules of the Spine Physiotherapy Specialist Certificate Course

The Spine Physiotherapy Specialist Certificate contains 4 Physiotherapy Knowledge Packages. You can enrol on each Knowledge Package individually to spread out the cost of the Specialist Certificate. Find out more information on each Package by the links below:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an eccElearning Knowledge Package, and who are they for?

A: Knowledge Packages are bundles of 3-6 Spine Lectures from the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme. Each Lecture includes the Lecture Presentation, Additional Learning Resources, Pre-Learning Quiz and Lecture Assessment. Each Lecture is viewed online in video format and lasts from 20-45 minutes. The Lectures contain relevant additional learning resources (book chapters, research papers, surgical videos, master lecture videos, case reports, review articles, etc.), which are presented in context and viewable immediately for your convenience.

Knowledge Packages are typically for Spine Fellows, Residents and experienced Spine Surgeons. Some Knowledge Packages are beneficial for other Medical or Non-Surgical Professionals, such as Radiologists or Physiotherapists.

Knowledge Packages make up our Specialist Certificates, and Specialist Certificates make up our full Spine Surgery Diploma. Students can therefore work their way towards full qualifications in Spine Surgery in affordable chunks. Alternatively, Knowledge Packages are a great way for experienced Spine Surgeons to augment their knowledge with the most up-to-date education in specific spine topics.

Q: What does a Knowledge Package include?

A: Each Knowledge Package is a bundle of 3-6 Spine Lectures from the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme. They contain all relevant Lecture Presentations, compulsory downloadable reference material (such as journal articles and book chapters), pre- and post- learning assessments and CME Credits. You will have access to all these materials for 12 months.

Q: Who recognises the eccElearning Lectures and Packages?

A: All eccElearning Lectures are CME accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), of the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS). EACCME credits can be converted into an equivalent number of American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credits, so you can be sure the qualification is recognised internationally. eccElearning is also endorsed by the European Spine Journal.

Q: Is there a final exam?

A: There is no final exam for Knowledge Packages. However, if you purchase all Knowledge Packages within a Specialist Certificate, you will need to complete a 1-hour multiple-choice question Examination to be awarded that Specialist Certificate.

Q: Is there a time limit for completing a Knowledge Package?

A: Yes, you have a study period of 12 Months to complete a Knowledge Package. However, a Knowledge Package is typically completed successfully by students within 2-3 weeks of starting.

Q: Can I request an extension?

A: Extensions are possible in justifiable circumstances. Contact us via our feedback/enquiry form to discuss your case.

Q: Can I try before I buy?

A: Yes. A free trial Lecture is available for you to review. Just register at www.eccelearning.com and navigate to Your Free Demo Lecture.

Q: What payment methods are accepted?

A: All major credit and debit cards.

Q: What is your cancellation and refund policy?

A: Candidates may apply for a full or partial refund within 14 days of a purchase. A refund will only be granted if there has been no significant activity on the respective content by the candidate. Applications for refunds may be sent via the contact form.