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Program Overview

The focus of The Temporomandibular Complex (CCT-2) is on temporomandibular disorders. Students will be introduced to TMD classification schedules, learn how to differentiate arthralgic, myalgic, neuralgic and discogenic factors, and develop treatment approaches for patients with hypomobility or hypermobility. The course includes intra- and extraoral mobilization and manipulation techniques, an overview of common adjunctive oral appliances, as well as the management of the non-surgical TMD patient.




The course is designed for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, dentists, physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, and chiropractors. All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on portions of the courses.


Note: Actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructor. Coffee breaks are provided; meals are on your own.

Day 1

7:30 – 8:00      Registration

8:00 – 9:30       Lecture:  Introduction to and classification of temporomandibular disorders (Part 1)

9:30 – 10:00      Lecture:  Case presentation and arthrokinematics of the normal TMJ

10:00 – 10:15     Break

10:15 – 11:15      Workshop I:  Evaluation of the TMC-I

11:15 – 12:15      Lecture:  Classification of temporomandibular disorders (Part 2. Intrinsic factors

12:15 – 1:15      Lunch

1:15 – 3:00       Workshop II:  Hypo and hypermobility TMJ syndromes. Delineation of specific internal derangements

3:00 – 4:00      Workshop III:  Evaluation of TMC-II

4:00 – 4:15      Break

4:15 – 5:15      Workshop IV:  Evaluation of TMC-III

5:15 – 6:00      Q&A Session

Day 2

8:00 – 9:30      Workshop V:  Therapeutic home exercise protocols

9:30 – 10:15      Lecture:  Adjunctive oral appliances

10:15 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 12:00      Workshop VI:  Manual Therapy 1

12:00 – 1:00      Lunch

1:00 – 1:30      Workshop VII:  Manual Therapy 2

1:30 – 2:30      Lecture:  Comprehensive management of the non-surgical TMD patient

2:30 – 5:30      Workshop VIII:  Interactive Group Session

The Cervical, Craniofacial & Temporomandibular Complex program consists of three 2-day courses:

Course CCT-I: The Sub-Occipital Complex
Course CCT-2: The Temporomandibular Complex
Course CCT-3: Complicated and Post-Surgical TMC Treatment

The courses must be attended in order. Each course can be combined with a two-day course in Orofacial Dry Needling offered by Myopain Seminars.