Certificate in
Cranio-Cervical-Mandibular Disorder

Upon successful completion of CCM series, candidates are awarded the Certification in Cranio-Cervical-Mandibular disorders advanced management 

The cranio-cervical-mandibular complex is a delicate interaction of complex systems, whose pathological conditions have a high physical, psycho-social and economic impact. Among these, Neck Pain is the most common and complex bio-psycho-social disorder, leading to a progressive increase in the use of health care. 

 In the last decade, the scientific literature has produced several theories on what the best practice is, very often creating more confusion than certainty. That is, the best management strategies require advanced skills for a framework based on a person-centered approach, multidimensional decision-making processes and personalized multimodal management strategies based on a dispositional causal model and knowledge derived from neuroscience.  

 At the end of the course, the learner will master an innovative and modern prognostic framework with immediate implications in daily clinical practice. 

Neck Pain and Associated Disorders:
Conceptualising the Multidimensional Profile Framework

The critical synthesis of the most recent international guidelines is the framework of this course. A unique and immediately applicable care model is presented for the assessment and management of subjects suffering from recent or persistent neck pain. The contemporary orientations of the pain phenomenon and the Bio-Psycho-Social model will be also discussed. The advanced clinical reasoning skills, integrated with the best available evidence will allow learners to conduct an appropriate prognostic profile analysis and a person-centred evaluation. Furthermore, the acquisition of proficiency in multidimensional reasoning, based on the dispositional model, will allow participants to provide individualized multimodal management (from counselling to the prescription of customized exercises). The practical hands-on training will be focused on manual therapy treatment strategies (from spinal HVLAT manipulation to mobilization with movement techniques). 


08:30 – 09:30 Didactic lecture
Conceptualizing the management profile framework to clinical practice 

09:30 – 10:00 Didactic lecture
Differential diagnosis of serious pathologies of the neck


10:00 – 10:30 Didactic lecture
Screening of specific condition of the neck

10:30 – 11:00 Break


11:00 – 11:45 Didactic lecture 
Clinical Implication of arthrokinematics and biomechanics of the cervical spine 


11:45 – 12:30 Practical training
Functional palpatory anatomy


12:30 – 13:30 Lunch


13:30 – 15:00 Didactic lecture
Non-specific neck pain examination
Physical impairments measures


15:00 – 15:30 Break


15:30 – 16:30 Practical training 
Non-specific neck pain examination 
Provocative testing


 16:30 – 18:00 Didactic lecture & Practical training
Conceptualizing the multidimensional and the dispositional clinical reasoning 

08:30 – 10:30 Practical training
Non-specific neck pain examination
Functional assessment techniques 

10:30 – 11:00 Break 

11:00 – 12:30 Didactic lecture 
Evidence-based management 
an update care pathway 

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch 

13:30 – 15:30 Practical training 
Management of non-specific neck pain – part 1
Modern manual therapy  

15:30 – 16:00 Break 

16:00 – 17:00 Practical training 
Management of non-specific neck pain – part 2 
Modern manual therapy 

17:00 – 18:00  
Clinical case discussion 
Problem solving debate and multidimensional reasoning 

18.00 – 18.30 Certificate & media 

Meet the instructor
Dr. Firas Mourad

Our educational level is in line with the highest international education standards. Dr. Firas Mourad is a Senior Lecturer at LUNEX University, has earned a PhD on the topic, and is experienced having taught spinal manipulation around the world.

LUNEX – International University of Health, Exercise and Sports S.A.

50, avenue du Parc des Sports / 4671 Differdange / Luxembourg

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Application for a Bachelor’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. Take part in one of our Application Days. We will invite you to attend in person.
3. After successful participation in the Application Day we will email you with your study agreement. Please print it out, sign it and then send it to LUNEX University by post, along with the evidence documents specified in the email.

Application for a Master’s programme:
1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
2. If you have met all the prerequisites for the Master’s programme, we will email you with your study agreement. Please read it carefully, print it out and sign it.
3. In order to complete your application, please send the signed study agreement along with all other required evidence documents by post to LUNEX University.

As an applicant for one of our Bachelor’s programmes, you will be invited to attend an Application Day online. A selection procedure will take place on this day to check whether you meet the necessary prerequisites for the course.

More about the Application Day

The language of instruction in all courses at LUNEX University is English. You should therefore be able to speak and understand English well. You have the opportunity to participate in the Foundation Programme and improve your English if your language skills do not meet the entrnce requirements for study at Bachelor level.

We will inform you in the course of the application process which supporting documents have to be provided and when. In principle, we need the following documents for your application:

  • Copy of your personal ID
  • Copy of the highest educational and/or vocational qualification
  • Language certificate (if applicable)

Depending on the degree programme (Bachelor/Master) and your country of origin (EU/non-EU), further documents may be required. More details will be provided to you in good time.

To secure a study place, we recommend that you send us your documents as soon as possible – but at the latest two weeks before the start of your studies. If you are an applicant from outside the EU, you should note that the application process for a visa can take four to 60 days. Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time.