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The Physical Therapy Board 
of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics
HomeTMD and Cervical Courses

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.

Jeffrey S. Mannheimer


Comprehensive Evaluation & Treatment of the Sub-Occipital, Craniofacial & Temporomandibular Complex.

A progressive Course series of 3 separate two-day modules within a 3 month period.

Does Your Patient Only Have a Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)?


Could the Pain and Dysfunction also be due to or Comorbid with any of the following?

Cervicogenic myofascial pain, cluster, migraine or tension-type headache, ear infection or toothache, C2 – C4 discal bulging, temporal arteritis, TMD, cranial nerve neuralgia or a combination of one or more?

Without a Comprehensive Evaluation and Individualized Treatment Program, which is the Foundation of this Course, Chronicity is Likely to Develop.


Jeffrey S. Mannheimer, PT, Ph.D, CCTT, CODN

Certified Cervical & Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics (

Certified in Orofacial Dry Needling (CODN) by

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Rehab. & Regenerative Medicine Columbia University
Overview of each Two-Day Module

Module I:  Cervicogenic Causes of Headaches & Orofacial Pain/The Sub-Occipital Connection: Comprehensive evaluation & treatment of pain and dysfunction of the shoulder girdle, cervical, sub-occipital and related cranial regions.

Module II: The Temporomandibular Complex: Comprehensive Evaluation & Treatment.  Includes a three-hour workshop during which two groups will perform a complete comprehensive evaluation, utilizing my 6-page evaluation template, of an actual patient with upper ¼ and TMD symptomatology, that I previously treated as follows:

  • One member of each group will be given the complete history, subjective and objective data (my initial evaluation report) without the diagnosis, goals and comprehensive treatment plan.
  • The chosen classmate will become the actor/actress who will need to simulate that patient and respond to questions from the group regarding the history and demonstrate as best as possible the ADL, ANL, postural, subjective and objective factors indicative of that patient’s initial presentation.
  • The group will then perform a comprehensive assessment of their classmate aka “the patient” to include all relevant subjective and objective data: posture, work/sleep habits, ROM (cervical/TMJ), myotomal assessment, palpation, auscultation, mobilization, provocation, etc. as previously presented in class.
  • After the evaluation, the actor/actress will then join the group to develop the following: comprehensive diagnostic impression, treatment goals, first visit instruction, preventative guidelines and demonstrate/explain the chosen comprehensive treatment paradigm for the second and succeeding visits including the home program.

Module III:  The Temporomandibular Complex: Advanced differentiation and treatment of Disc Displacement and subluxation. Comprehensive evaluation & management of the Pre & Post-Surgical Patient.

Case study presentations with class interaction are presented specific to the topics of each module.  The complete hour by hour agenda for day one and day two of each module are available upon request.

Course Logistics:

Location: The course series will be held at my new office located on the grounds of the Princeton Yoga Center, 88 Orchard Road, Suite 11 in the Carriage House, Skillman, NJ 08558.  Suite 11 is on the ground floor of a free-standing white building to the left of the Yoga Center known as the Carriage House.

Travel / Driving Directions:
To be individually provided upon request.

First Course Dates for 2018

Module I:
 May 12-13, 2018
Module II:  June 23-24, 2018
Module III:  July 21-22, 2018

  Each course is limited to 4-6 Physical Therapists and each module must be taken in succession.  The nature of this educational series allows for 23 hands-on workshop sessions in addition to lectures, that are maximized by limiting the course to 4-6 PT’s. Please note that six PT’s have now registered for the first three module course and therefore it is closed.  The course will be offered again in the fall of this year and the dates will be posted within the next few weeks.  Three PT’s have already indicated their intent to enroll, so only three openings currently remain.

Course Certificate:
Cannot be granted unless all 3 modules are completed.

$500.00/module = $1500.00 for the entire course series, which includes all course material (lecture slides, evaluation + home program instruction forms) and refreshments.

To ensure your registration, a $500.00 deposit is due on or before May 1st.  The second payment of $500.00 is due on June 1st and the last payment of $500.00 is due on July 1st.

Limited to Cashiers/Bank check or Postal Money Order, payable to Jeffrey S. Mannheimer, PT, PHD, PC

Mail to:
Jeffrey S. Mannheimer, PT, PHD, PC
88 Orchard Road   Suite 11 In the Carriage House
Skillman, NJ 08558

 A listing of hotel/motel options is available upon request, which are no more than 10-15 minutes from the course location, which is adjacent to Princeton, NJ.