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You don’t have to be a TMJ specialist to care about temporomandibular disorders...
 

…Because if your patients can't relish the feeling of a hearty laugh, savor a delightful meal, or simply enjoy a conversation without their jaw popping, locking, or clicking with pain, they turn to you, seeking relief and answers.

Here’s the good news… building confidence to perform manual therapies inside the mouth, mobilize the jaw, and restore function has never been this easy.

With this NEW comprehensive certificate training, you’ll venture beyond the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint and master essentials to navigate the intricate biomechanics, understand the neuromuscular interplay, and implement evidence-based interventions that can bring lasting relief.

  • Explore the complex structure of the TMJ, its articular disc movements, and the role of surrounding musculature in function and dysfunction.
  • Understand the neural influences and the role of the trigeminal nerve and its implications in TMJ pain.
  • Master skills to diagnose temporomandibular disorders accurately – from palpation to postural assessments, and functional tests.
  • Discover manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, and neuromuscular re-education strategies tailored for TMJ rehabilitation.
  • Learn about the importance of collaborating with dentists, orthodontists, and other healthcare professionals in managing TMJ disorders.

Join esteemed clinicians, Dr. Theresa Schmidt, DPT, and Dr. Payal Sahni, DPT, who bring to the table their vast experience in treating craniofacial and TMJ disorders. Let them guide you, step-by-step, equipping you with advanced skills and knowledge that will not only enhance your TMJ assessment capabilities, but also empower you to design effective treatment plans with proven outcomes.

Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Certificate Course
Valued at $909.93
Yours Today for just $199.99
Plus, earn up to 18.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details
Packed with TMD Solutions for any Orthopedic or Neurologic Presentation

  • Facial Pain
  • Tension Headaches
  • Mobility Restrictions
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Clicking or Popping Jaw
  • Facial & Bell’s Palsy
  • Atrophy of facial muscles
  • Difficulty opening & closing mouth
  • Ear pain, fullness, & tinnitus
  • Difficulty swallowing & speaking
 
In over 8 hours of online training, you can complete at your own pace, you'll cover topics that go beyond the basics and prepare you to apply…
 
  • Myofascial/soft tissue interventions
  • Positional release techniques
  • Safe and effective joint mobilizations
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Neuromuscular re-education strategies
  • Postural corrections
  • Home exercise & therex programming
  • Functional assessment tools

PLUS, All Your TMD Questions — Answered in One Training!

  • How do I preform manual therapy in/around the mouth and jaw?
  • What functional assessment questionnaires, screening tools, and reporting methods should I be using to document patient progress?
  • When should I refer patients to other health professionals, or surgical consults?
  • How do I develop goals alongside the interdisciplinary team (dentists, orthodontists, etc.)?
  • What approaches can I adopt to encourage behavior change in my clients to improve TMJ function?
  • How do I design an effective TMD home program routine that patients will actually stick with?
  • What clinical pearls/tips can I use to improve patient education?

Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Certificate Course
Valued at $909.93
Yours Today for just $199.99
Plus, earn up to 18.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details
What you’ll Learn
 
Guide to Assessment and Evaluation of the TMJ and Craniofacial Complex
Bolster your understanding of the anatomy and biomechanical challenges associated with TMD
 
Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Functional Foundations of the Temporomandibular Joint:
  • Osseous and myofascial elements
  • Muscles of mastication, mandibular elevation, depression
  • Temporomandibular disc arthrokinematics
Etiology of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD):
  • Patient history – why the onset of the problem is a critical clue
  • Demographics, symptom and medical/dental history
  • Analyze predisposing factors: fibromyalgia, IBS, depression, trauma & stress
  • Orthotics/braces, activity history, stress effects, work environment
  • Bruxism, tinnitus, concussion, whiplash, dizziness, breathing issues, neuropathic and referred pain, headaches
Signs and Symptoms:
  • TMD and TMD-related headaches
  • Craniocervical tension
  • Ear and neck pain
  • Facial pain
  • Imaging studies

Enhance your Diagnostic Reasoning to Find the Root Cause of Impairment
Discover effective strategies to rapidly identify the origin of orofacial pain and types of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and the associated impacts on function
 
Comprehensive Examination:
  • Observation and palpation of craniocervical, TMJ, and upper quarter
  • Quickly identify the location of trigger points
  • Posture, facial symmetry, cervical spine position, tongue position, mobility, teeth/bite alignment
  • ROM and strength
  • Joint mechanics: chewing, eating, mouth opening, Valsalva, cough/sneeze
  • Condylar translation, rotation
  • Cervical motion associated with jaw opening/closing
Easily Accessible Functional Assessment Tools:
  • TMD Disability Index (Steigerwald Maher TMD Disability Index- 10Q), Neck Pain Disability Index (NDI), CCFT
  • Visual analog or numeric pain scale
  • TMD disability index
  • Neck index
  • Upper extremity functional scale

Develop an Effective Rehab Program Driven by Symptom Relief & Functional Gains
Develop impairment specific treatment approaches, targeted muscle interventions, and home exercise programs patients will keep up with.
 
Proven Solutions for Orthopedic and Neurological Presentations:
 
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial & bell’s palsy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Clicking and popping
  • Mobility restrictions
  • Weakness
  • Pain opening or closing the mouth
  • Difficulty with speech and swallowing
Essential Interventions to Alleviate Symptoms, Improve Mobility, & Restore Function
 
  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Mobility impairment tailored interventions
    • Soft tissue mobilization
    • Myofascial/trigger point release
    • Joint mobilizations
    • Energy release techniques
  • Corrective postural alignment strategies
  • Combining neuromuscular re-education and therapeutic exercise
  • Correction of condylar rotation
  • Facilitating normal jaw opening/closing
  • Craniosacral release therapy
  • Cervical and scapular mobility considerations
  • Postural strengthening
  • Effective Modalities
Tailored Approaches for Head and Neck Muscles:
 
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Digastric
  • Lower sub-occipitals
  • Temporalis
  • Masseter
  • Upper trapezius
  • Upper sub-occipitals
  • Medial pterygoid
  • Lateral pterygoids
  • Facial muscles
Evidence-Informed Considerations for Home Program Design:
 
  • Literature review
  • Rocabado 6 x 6 program
  • Kraus’ TMD exercise program

Meet Your Speakers
Theresa Schmidt
Dr. Theresa Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS is an orthopedic physical therapy specialist and massage therapist integrating traditional and alternative medicine with emphasis on manual therapy, precision exercise, wellness, Reiki, hypnosis, and mindfulness. She presented for NASA/Inomedic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Vanderbilt Med, Wake Med, and professional associations. She received her doctorate at UNE and served as faculty at Touro PT Programs and CUNY Queens Colleges in NY.

Payal Sahni
Payal Sahni, PT, MPT, DPT,has been practicing physical therapy for over twenty years with an emphasis in orthopedics. She graduated with her master's in physical therapy in 2000 and completed her transitional DPT in 2012. She is currently practicing as a senior PT at Helen Hayes Hospital in Haverstraw, NY. Dr. Sahni is a Maitland trained certified manual therapist with additional training in IASTM and BFR. Her clinical practice emphasizes her special interests in osteoporosis and TMJ dysfunction.

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Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Certificate Course
Valued at $909.93
Yours Today for just $199.99
Plus, earn up to 18.25 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details

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