This workshop will review the functional anatomy of the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) and cover muscle, joint, neural and exercise techniques to assess and treat TMJ disorders. Typical problems of TMJ seen clinically will be addressed.
This workshop will also cover an introduction to craniosacral therapy techniques, and how these techniques can be used to treatTMJ disorders, headaches, whiplash injury, and other musculoskeletal problems. Integrating TMJ and cranial techniques to treat cervical spine conditions will complete the course.
- An overview of TMJ anatomy; joint, disc, ligaments and muscles
- Ideal mechanics of the TMJ and typical clinical presentations
- The clicking jaw
- Working with your dental referrers
- Typical radiological presentations
You will learn
- Self- assessment of TMJ
- Exercises for TMJ alignment and stability
- Dynamic neural glides that are influenced by TMJ dysfunction
- O1/C1/C2 myodural interconnections influencing upper c/spine musculature
- C5/C6/C7 mobilisation in a functional position to assess the influence on TMJ
- Techniques for downtraining SCM and upper trapezius
- Eye/neck stability exercises
- Balance exercises to improve deep neck extensor and flexor strength
- TMJ Muscle releases – external and internal
- External joint mobilisation – external and internal
- Neural testing to eliminate contribution of upper or lower limb neural tension on TMJ pain
- Anatomy review of cranial bones, sutures, foramens and intoduction to cranial techniques
This course is suitable for practitioners of all levels of experience. It is particularly suitable if you are wanting to expand your professional referral base. FREE: you will receive a copy of The Back Pain Handbook E-book when you enrol in this course.