American Headache Institute
Head, Neck, & Facial Pain
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(248) 841-1543

American Headache Institute
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

Davis & DeRosa Physical Therapy,           El Segundo, CA  (Los Angeles)    (310) 648-3167

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

Nasha Holt, MD         Headache Institute of Texas          San Antonio, TX       (210) 490-3500
Jeff Turner, DPT        Texas Migraine Clinic                    San Antonio, TX        (210) 402-2920

Heidi Crawford, PT          PT Plus Health                      Charlottesville, VA     (434) 984-0303
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 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.