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TMD and Cervical Courses

The following courses have been approved by the PTBCCT for credit towards the application to sit for the examination to become a Certified Cervical & Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) as well as to fulfill the annual continuing education requirements to maintain status as a CCTT.

Steve Kraus

Course / Lecture: Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders
Speaker: Steve Kraus PT OCS MTC CCTT CODN
Location:

Lifemark Sunridge
2121 29 Street Northeast #70
Calgary, AB T1Y 7H8

Dates: September 16 & 17, 2017
Description & Info:

Pain and dysfunction involving the temporomandibular joint(s) (TMJ) and/or masticatory muscles are collectively referred to as a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). TMD is a common source of jaw, headaches and orofacial pain and contributes to functional limitations associated with chewing, talking and yawning. An overview of clinical anatomy and mechanics of the TMJ is discussed. An evidence based examination used to diagnose the common diagnostic subsets of TMD is discussed and practiced in lab. An evidence based informed escalation-of-treatment approach will be covered for TMD to include patient education, modalities, exercises, and manual procedures. Surgical and non surgical treatments for disc displacements will be reviewed. Post surgical physical therapy management of the TMJ will be discussed. The rationale for the use of the various oral appliances fabricated by dentists will be highlighted. Cervical spine influences on the management of TMD and headache will be discussed. The team approach between the physical therapy and dental professions will be highlighted throughout the course.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the more common disorders of the TMD
  • Discuss and analyze the clinical findings of a TMD evaluation.
  • Recognize the indications for intraoral mobilization techniques.
  • Offer treatment procedures for the common diagnostic subsets of TMD.
  • Recognize the role of the cervical spine in the management of TMD and headache.
  • Understand indications and assess the designs of an oral appliance for the treatment of TMD.
Course Format:

Instructor-led course: Lecture and Lab sessions.
Course is for physical therapists and physical therapists assistance.
Dentists and Physicians can attend.

 

For more information and to register for the lecture Click Here

Michael Karegeannes

Course / Lecture: Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorder and Craniofacial Pain (TMD)
Speaker: Michael Karegeannes, PT , MHSc, LAT , MTC, CFC, CCTT , CMTPT
Location:

Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute
100 E. Walton, Suite 700, Chicago, Il 60611

Dates: September 23 & 24, 2017
Description & Info:

This two day course provides a basic understanding of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and Craniofacial Pain (CFP). Participants will learn anatomy and biomechanics of the normal temporomandibular joint (TMJ), as well as abnormal mechanics or pathophysiological mechanics that will require a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach. This course is designed to help differentiate myofascial related pain from internal derangements, and educate on the interrelationship between the cervical spine and the TMJ. Lab time will allow participants to palpate anatomical structures as they relate to TMD and CFP, and learn how to mobilize the TMJ as well as the upper cervical spine. Participants will gain insight into a basic home exercise regimen for their patients. There will also be discussions about appropriate orthotic therapy, lifestyle changes, potential surgical interventions and how to build a rapport with the dental community and other healthcare providers so the best possible outcomes can be achieved for patients.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe basic TMJ anatomy, biomechanics, and pathomechanics.
  • Recognize how postural or cervical dysfunction might contribute to TMJ disorders.
  • Evaluate the TMJ and develop a working hypothesis.
  • Demonstrate appropriate manual and exercise techniques for the treatment of TMD.
  • Identify the PT’s role within the dental community for the treatment of TMD.
  • Recognize other treatment options outside of PT.
  • Educate clients in the management of TMD.

 

For more information and to register for the course Click Here

Steve Kraus

Course / Lecture: Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders
Speaker: Steve Kraus PT OCS MTC CCTT CODN
Location:

Swedish Covenant Hospital
Galter Life Center, Rehabilitation Services Dept.
5157 N. Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Dates: November 11 & 12, 2017
Description & Info:

Pain and dysfunction involving the temporomandibular joint(s) (TMJ) and/or masticatory muscles are collectively referred to as a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). TMD is a common source of jaw, headaches and orofacial pain and contributes to functional limitations associated with chewing, talking and yawning. An overview of clinical anatomy and mechanics of the TMJ is discussed. An evidence based examination used to diagnose the common diagnostic subsets of TMD is discussed and practiced in lab. An evidence based informed escalation-of-treatment approach will be covered for TMD to include patient education, modalities, exercises, and manual procedures. Surgical and non surgical treatments for disc displacements will be reviewed. Post surgical physical therapy management of the TMJ will be discussed. The rationale for the use of the various oral appliances fabricated by dentists will be highlighted. Cervical spine influences on the management of TMD and headache will be discussed. The team approach between the physical therapy and dental professions will be highlighted throughout the course.

Contact Hours:

This is a 15-hour course equivalent to 1.5 CEUs.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the more common disorders of the TMD
  • Discuss and analyze the clinical findings of a TMD evaluation.
  • Recognize the indications for intraoral mobilization techniques.
  • Offer treatment procedures for the common diagnostic subsets of TMD.
  • Recognize the role of the cervical spine in the management of TMD and headache.
  • Understand indications and assess the designs of an oral appliance for the treatment of TMD.
Course Format:

Instructor-led course: Lecture and Lab sessions.
Course is for physical therapists and physical therapists assistance.
Dentists and Physicians can attend.

 

For more information and to register for the lecture Click Here

Michael Karegeannes

Course / Lecture: Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorder and Craniofacial Pain (TMD)
Speaker: Michael Karegeannes, PT , MHSc, LAT , MTC, CFC, CCTT , CMTPT
Location:

Freedom Physical Therapy Services
6908 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, WI 53217

Dates: November 11 & 12, 2017
Description & Info:

This two day course provides a basic understanding of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and Craniofacial Pain (CFP). Participants will learn anatomy and biomechanics of the normal temporomandibular joint (TMJ), as well as abnormal mechanics or pathophysiological mechanics that will require a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach. This course is designed to help differentiate myofascial related pain from internal derangements, and educate on the interrelationship between the cervical spine and the TMJ. Lab time will allow participants to palpate anatomical structures as they relate to TMD and CFP, and learn how to mobilize the TMJ as well as the upper cervical spine. Participants will gain insight into a basic home exercise regimen for their patients. There will also be discussions about appropriate orthotic therapy, lifestyle changes, potential surgical interventions and how to build a rapport with the dental community and other healthcare providers so the best possible outcomes can be achieved for patients.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe basic TMJ anatomy, biomechanics, and pathomechanics.
  • Recognize how postural or cervical dysfunction might contribute to TMJ disorders.
  • Evaluate the TMJ and develop a working hypothesis.
  • Demonstrate appropriate manual and exercise techniques for the treatment of TMD.
  • Identify the PT’s role within the dental community for the treatment of TMD.
  • Recognize other treatment options outside of PT.
  • Educate clients in the management of TMD.

 

For more information and to register for the course Click Here

Jeffrey S. Mannheimer

Course / Lecture: CCT-3: Complicated and Post-Surgical TMC Treatment
Speaker: Jeffrey S. Mannheimer, PT, Ph.D, CCTT, CODN
Location: Bethesda, MD
Dates: November 16-17, 2017
Registration information:

The focus of the Complicated and Post-Surgical TMC Treatment (CCT-3) is on a more in-depth study of the temporomandibular joint and common disorders, especially disc displacements and joint hypermobility. Students will develop treatment strategies for patients who had orthognathic surgery and more complex pathologies and dysfunction.

 

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To Register, Click Here

Steve Kraus

Course / Lecture: Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders
Speaker: Steve Kraus PT OCS MTC CCTT CODN
Location:

Wind City Physical Therapy
1541 Centennial Ct
Casper, Wyoming 826095

Dates: February 24 & 25, 2018
Description & Info:

Pain and dysfunction involving the temporomandibular joint(s) (TMJ) and/or masticatory muscles are collectively referred to as a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). TMD is a common source of jaw, headaches and orofacial pain and contributes to functional limitations associated with chewing, talking and yawning. An overview of clinical anatomy and mechanics of the TMJ is discussed. An evidence based examination used to diagnose the common diagnostic subsets of TMD is discussed and practiced in lab. An evidence based informed escalation-of-treatment approach will be covered for TMD to include patient education, modalities, exercises, and manual procedures. Surgical and non surgical treatments for disc displacements will be reviewed. Post surgical physical therapy management of the TMJ will be discussed. The rationale for the use of the various oral appliances fabricated by dentists will be highlighted. Cervical spine influences on the management of TMD and headache will be discussed. The team approach between the physical therapy and dental professions will be highlighted throughout the course.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the more common disorders of the TMD
  • Discuss and analyze the clinical findings of a TMD evaluation.
  • Recognize the indications for intraoral mobilization techniques.
  • Offer treatment procedures for the common diagnostic subsets of TMD.
  • Recognize the role of the cervical spine in the management of TMD and headache.
  • Understand indications and assess the designs of an oral appliance for the treatment of TMD.
Course Format:

Instructor-led course: Lecture and Lab sessions.
Course is for physical therapists and physical therapists assistance.
Dentists and Physicians can attend.

 

For more information and to register for the lecture Click Here

Steve Kraus

Course / Lecture: Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders
Speaker: Steve Kraus PT OCS MTC CCTT CODN
Location:

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead
3242 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta GA 30305

Dates: April 7 & 8, 2018
Description & Info:

Pain and dysfunction involving the temporomandibular joint(s) (TMJ) and/or masticatory muscles are collectively referred to as a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). TMD is a common source of jaw, headaches and orofacial pain and contributes to functional limitations associated with chewing, talking and yawning. An overview of clinical anatomy and mechanics of the TMJ is discussed. An evidence based examination used to diagnose the common diagnostic subsets of TMD is discussed and practiced in lab. An evidence based informed escalation-of-treatment approach will be covered for TMD to include patient education, modalities, exercises, and manual procedures. Surgical and non surgical treatments for disc displacements will be reviewed. Post surgical physical therapy management of the TMJ will be discussed. The rationale for the use of the various oral appliances fabricated by dentists will be highlighted. Cervical spine influences on the management of TMD and headache will be discussed. The team approach between the physical therapy and dental professions will be highlighted throughout the course.

Contact Hours:

Course is approved by the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG)
for 15 Continuing Education Credits

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the more common disorders of the TMD
  • Discuss and analyze the clinical findings of a TMD evaluation.
  • Recognize the indications for intraoral mobilization techniques.
  • Offer treatment procedures for the common diagnostic subsets of TMD.
  • Recognize the role of the cervical spine in the management of TMD and headache.
  • Understand indications and assess the designs of an oral appliance for the treatment of TMD.
Course Format:

Instructor-led course: Lecture and Lab sessions.
Course is for physical therapists and physical therapists assistance.
Dentists and Physicians can attend.

 

For more information and to register for the lecture Click Here