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This course reviews the functional anatomy of the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) and covers muscle, joint, neural and exercise techniques to assess and treat TMJ disorders. Typical problems of the TMJ seen clinically will be addressed. You will learn a system of assessment using upper and lower limb neural testing to identify if the TMJ is influencing pain that is distal to this specific joint.

The course will also cover an introduction to craniosacral therapy techniques, and how these techniques can be used to treat TMJ disorders, headaches, whiplash injury, and other musculoskeletal problems. Integrating TMJ, neural testing and cranial techniques to treat cervical spine conditions will complete the course.

Topics include

  • An overview of TMJ anatomy; joint, disc, ligaments, and muscles
  • Ideal mechanics of the TMJ and typical clinical presentations
  • The clicking jaw
  • A locked jaw
  • Splints
  • Working with your dental referrers
  • Typical radiological presentations

You will learn

  • Self- assessment of TMJ
  • Exercises for TMJ alignment and stability
  • How to manage a locked jaw
  • 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 using COR and VOR
  • Balance exercises to improve neck flexor and extensor strength
  • TMJ Muscle releases and 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 introduction to cranial techniques

This course is ideal for any Practitioner who is not currently assessing and treating TMJ. It is particularly ideal for newer Physio Graduates and for those wanting to expand and broaden their referral base.

Pre Reading and Helpful Clips will be sent to you two weeks prior so that the focus in the course is on the Practical Sessions.

ADDITIONAL BONUS: you will receive a copy of Francine’s most recent release: The Back Pain Handbook E-book, as part of enrolling in this Course. It covers many of the Topics and neural and cervical spine exercises that are covered in this Course.

TMJ, C-Spine & Intro to Cranial Techniques

This course 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 course will also cover an introduction to craniosacral therapy techniques, and how these techniques can be used to treat TMJ disorders, headaches, whiplash injury, and other musculoskeletal problems. Integrating TMJ and cranial techniques to treat cervical spine conditions will complete the course.

Topics include

  • An overview of TMJ anatomy; joint, disc, ligaments and muscles
  • Ideal mechanics of the TMJ and typical clinical presentations
  • The clicking jaw
  • Splints
  • 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 introduction 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.

A  muscle, joint, neural and exercise approach for treating TMJ pain.

Course Dates: March 25th – 26th

Saturday 1pm-6pm, Sunday 9.30am-5pm
Course Fee: $770

Early Bird Fee: $690 (Book before February 26th)

Here’s what our students have to say…

“Excellent clinical relevance – lots of clearly related clinical skills learned. Good balance of theory & practical, the pre reading was good prep. Clinical skills are so useful.  I’ve found Anatomy, Neural Techniques, Identifying PCF/SCFs most valuable. Pre-reading and videos were extremely helpful – images remain in my brain, Keep up these courses. Joan L

“Great course. Francine was not just a great teacher but very open to all questions I had. Definitely learned a lot! Good balance of theory and practical. Pre-reading and videos very helpful – they complimented her course”. – Yoon Y (My Health Hub)

“Really like the process of going through the anatomy and the reason behind the techniques before going through the hands on. It might be good if we can learn a bit more of where to do acupuncture for this TMJ” – Annie T (Aeon Health)

“Great combination of theory & practical – Anatomy revision is priceless!” – Aaron Austin (East West Physiotherapy)

“Very informative & good amount of practical and feedback” – Min Tze Chew – (Sydney Advanced Physiotherapy)

“Big plus is the small group and Francine is so passionate which makes it fun to listen to her” – Yvonne. C

“Loved it! learnt so much and feel confident to try the techniques on leaving the Course” – Beth. T

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