Thrive! is hosting a University of St. Augustine continuing education course September 28-29, 2019.

Interested in learning more about cranio facial techniques?  Physical Therapists please join us for CF2 – Intermediate Cranio Facial (prerequisite CF1- Basic Cranio Facial available online).



Tuition: $495

Hours: 15 Hours, 1.5 CEUs

Prerequisite: Basic Cranio Facial (available online)

Who Attends: Physical Therapists

This seminar will primarily be focused on displacement of the intra-articular disc of the TMJ, but will also cover the role of the subcranial spine in the causation of craniofacial pain and the association between detrimental oral habits (parafunctions) and craniofacial pain. Medial and lateral disc subluxations will be carefully examined, as will disc-condyle and disc-eminence subluxations. The progression of disc subluxation and other intra-articular pathology will be demonstrated by the use of clinical examples and all disorders will be illustrated by imaging. The imaging methods used in the diagnosis and management of the TMJ will be explained; this includes transcranial radiographs and tomography, as well as MRI, used for diagnosis and clinical management of intra-articular disc displacements. The lab sessions will focus on assessment of intra-articular pathology, as well as preparations of the TMJ and subcranial spine for reduction of the intra-articular disc.  Finally, participants will have the chance to practice disc reduction and subsequent stabilization of the disc in the reduced  position.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this seminar the attendee should be able  to:

  • Explain the concept of progression of intracapsular temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc pathology as an initial stage of  dysfunction.
  • Discuss how a medial or lateral disc can progress to an anterior disc subluxation.
  • Predict the effect of oral bad habits in children and adults.
  • Describe the process of craniomandibular parafunction (teeth grinding) as a cause of micro repetitive  trauma.
  • Explain the loaded gliding of the TMJ with systemic joint laxity as a cause of progressive joint disc pathology and degenerative joint  disease.
  • Apply examination and treatment techniques to soft and hard tissues of the maxillofacial region with special emphasis on proper force and direction to avoid injury.
  • Explain the major cause of condylar height loss and consequential facial assymmetry.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of vascular irritation for the TMJ.
  • Apply manual and muscular techniques for disc subluxations.
  • Discuss the use of removable interoclusal appliances for joint stabilization

Register today and save 10% with coupon code Thrive10 at checkout!  Offer valid through Monday, September 2, 2019.

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