The Eclectic Approach to TMD presents a modern manual therapy look at the evaluation and treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. There is a lack of knowledge in the screening and treatment of this condition which may be affecting many of your upper quarter patients, especially those with concurrent headaches and/or cervical dysfunction. The Eclectic Approach uses Movement Screen and a Repeated Motions Exam to help classify the patient and find relevant movement and motor control issues. A strong emphasis on modern Pain Science Education and home exercises is used to make the patient independent of passive care. Manual therapy uses The EDGE Tool for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation or IASTM, as well as joint mobilization for the upper cervical spine and TMJ, function mobilization, and thrust manipulation of the cervical and upper thoracic regions.
Participants will be able to
describe the relevant cervicocraniomandibular anatomy
describe the effects of head/neck posture on mandible position
perform a UQ Movement Screen and Repeated Motions Exam to help classify the patient for movement strategies and manual therapy
educate the patient on self care and self assessment
perform a variety of soft tissue and joint mobilization/thrust manipulation to reset the patient’s nervous system
Lecture 3 hours
Introduction and Q&A - 1 hour 38 min
Upper Quarter Screening - 1 hour 8 min
Upper Quarter Screening pt. 1 - 13 min
Upper Quarter Screening pt. 2 - 29 min
Passive Cervical Retraction & Side Bending - 29 min
IASTM - 23 min
TMJ - 13 min
Shoulder - 12 min
Day 2 Q&A - 29 min
TMJ Mobilizations - 20 min
Masseter - 13 min
Cervical Retraction & Side Bending Pec Minor & Upper Trap Inhibition Techniques - 10 min
Live Case #2 - 1 hour
Positional Inhibition of the Rhomboid - 14 min
Breathing Assessment - 29 min
Subcranial Sheer Distraction - 9 min
Bruxing - 20 min
Quadriped Lumbar Lock Rotation & Positional Inhibition - 9 min
Recap - 23 min
Thoracic Spine IASTM - 8 min
Conclusion Q&A - 6 min
Keeping the Window of Improvement Open - 5 min
Marketing TMD - 3 min
5 Exercises for TMJ Dysfunction - 6 min
Total available for CEU consideration 10.5 hours
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