American Headache Institute
Head, Neck, & Facial Pain
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American Headache Institute
245 Barclay Circle Suite 1000
Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307
Regarding Our Superior Treatment (see chart below)
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Hilton Suites Auburn Hills
2300 Featherstone Road,
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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.
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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.
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
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
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-
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.
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
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;
- 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
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
go East on Featherstone Rd.