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TMJ Therapy Self Help Online Programme
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Techniques and learning outcomes:
Signs and symptoms
Anatomy and physiology of the TMJ
Principles of trigger point therapy
Trigger point referral patterns
Introduction to Pterygoids and disc displacement
Standardised intake form assessment and record keeping
Health and safety/cross infection control/contra-indications to treatment Body mechanics
Clinical and palpation assessment for masseter, temporalis, medial and lateral pterygoid
Full treatment protocol to include:
Direct Fascial release techniques
Indirect Fascial release techniques
Trigger point work
Assessing the cranial rhythm
Techniques and learning outcomes.
Advanced clinical assessment techniques moving postural assessment and client rehab
Cranial and facial anatomy
Theory of cranio-sacral therapy, assessing the CSR.
Jaw and bite relationships and classification
Introduction to Biotensegrity and the TMJ
H&S cross infection control, contra-indications to treatment Vertebral artery insufficiency test
Evaluation of fascial mobility
Advanced Myofascial techniques soft tissues of the face and jaw including:
masseter, temporalis, medial pterygoid, lateral pterygoid, anterior and posterior digastric, hyoids, floor of mouth work
Evaluate and balance cranial and facial bones including sphenoid, maxilla, mandible, zygomatic, temporal, hyoid
Intra oral scarwork unwinding teeth and the periodontal ligament
Unwinding the fascial diaphragms
Standing assessment for hip height/leg length
discrepancy and SI joint issues.
The deep front line
Biotensegrity /hyoid/Pelvis connection
Techniques for rebalancing the Pelvis
Structural bodywork for the feet
Structural Integration for the Cranium
Review and refine knowledge and techniques, consolidate information and learning.
Treating TMJ clients in a clinical setting.
Full consultation in a clinical setting to assess use of intake form, medical history and moving postural/palpation assessment and recording of findings.
Full treatment using appropriate techniques for the client lasting 1 hour Post treatment assessment, aftercare and review.
Total 2 hours including oral assessment.
2 hours written assessment to include:
Multiple choice questions, short answer questions to assess knowledge and understanding across all areas of learning
Extended answer questions.
TMJ massage therapy
TMJ pain treatment