Video Course: Structural Dynamics of Headache Pain

Ann and Lynn Teachworth

Learn to take a Structural Dynamics approach to headache pain with Ann and Lynn Teachworth. Consider how more distal dynamics in the lower leg and pelvis impact the cervical vertebrae and head, learn a visceral component to neck tension and headache pain, and examine how poor structural relationships among the shoulders, cervical spine, and head contribute to the strain and compression that can lead to headaches. Learn myofascial approaches to improving these structural relationships and functional dynamics to assist clients with headache pain. This course was featured during the 2024 ABMP CE Summit: Headaches.

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Course Outline
Learning Objectives

Having completed this online course video, the learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how the dynamics of the lower leg and pelvis and poor structural relationships among the shoulders, cervical spine, and head contribute to headache pain as well as myofascial approaches to assist clients with headache pain.

Ann and Lynn Teachworth

Ann and Lynn Teachworth of Trunamics integrate structural, functional, and energetic concepts to help good therapists be great. Ann Teachworth has been working in integrative health and movement for 15 years. She is director of education at Inspirit School of Healing Arts. Her education for manual therapists and yoga teachers has an emphasis on embodied functional anatomy, kinesiology, and body-mind training. She integrates manual therapy, energetic modalities, the Franklin Method, yoga, breathwork, meditation, and mindfulness to help people understand and experience their design and function more fully. Lynn Teachworth has been a licensed massage therapist for over 25 years, and he specializes in pain, sports injuries, and sports performance. One of only a few therapists in the world with advanced training in structural bodywork, biomechanics, movement, and energy medicine, Lynn is able to address a wide variety of acute and chronic injuries. Learn more at

Topics and Techniques

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Q: Is this massage therapy CE course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
A: Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).

Q: How do I earn a CE certificate for this video-based course?
A: After you complete the course video, a quiz will appear on the page. Earn a CE certificate by scoring 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Q: How do I access my CE certificates?
A: CE certificates are available on your “My CE Transcripts” page and on the course page. Visit your “My CE Transcript” page by clicking “My CE” on the navigation bar at the top of your screen.

Copyright Statement
All of the ABMP courses contain materials that are proprietary to ABMP. None of the course material may be used without the express written permission of ABMP. Materials may include, but are not limited to, video, audio, images, documents, and slides. Course materials are only for the use of students enrolled in this course and may not be shared publicly or shown to groups. Unauthorized retention, duplication, distribution, or modification of copyrighted materials is strictly prohibited by law. Check your state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy before practicing any new modalities or techniques.


"I thought Lynn and Ann both did a great job and got me thinking in a whole new way about body movement and connection. Well worth my time!"

"A light bulb went off when they discussed tightness in the lower leg which would affect the posture which, in turn, could cause a headache. Very enlightening. I truly enjoyed it."

"I like how they started with the feet and discussed structural patterns to address headaches and neck pain!"

"Excellent information and demonstrations that allowed me to put the information into practice immediately."