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TMJ, Cervical Spine, and Headaches: The Eclectic Approach – Vancouver 2019

September 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm PDT

$595 – $795

Course Description

The Eclectic Approach to TMD presents a modern manual therapy look at the evaluation and treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. There is a lack of knowledge in the screening and treatment of this condition which may be affecting many of your upper quarter patients, especially those with concurrent headaches and/or cervical dysfunction. The Eclectic Approach uses Movement Screen and a Repeated Motions Exam to help classify the patient and find relevant movement and motor control issues. A strong emphasis on modern Pain Science Education and home exercises is used to make the patient independent of passive care. Manual therapy uses The EDGE Tool for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation or IASTM, as well as joint mobilization for the upper cervical spine and TMJ, function mobilization, and thrust manipulation of the cervical and upper thoracic regions.

In This Course

  • Movement Screen, Breathing Patterns, and Repeated Motions based evaluation
  • Postural education and how it affects the mandible position
  • An emphasis on patient education and self treatment
  • IASTM with the EDGE Tool, soft tissue manipulation to the mandible elevators
  • Joint mobilizations of the TMJ, cervical, and thoracic spines
  • Thrust manipulation of the cervical and thoracic spine
  • Home exercises, Repeated Motions based resets and progressions

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Course Objectives

  • Describe the relevant cervicocraniomandibular anatomy
  • Describe the effects of head/neck posture on mandible position
  • Perform a UQ Movement Screen and Repeated Motions Exam to help classify the patient for movement strategies and manual therapy
  • Educate the patient on self care and self assessment
  • Perform a variety of soft tissue and joint mobilization/thrust manipulation to reset the patient’s nervous system

About the Instructor

Dr. Erson Religioso III graduated from D'Youville College in 1998 with a dual Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. His interests in Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy lead him to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine. Studying under Stanley Paris, PhD, PT, internationally known for his manual skills and knowledge of the spine as well as his distinguished faculty, Dr. Religioso earned his DPT and Manual Therapy Certification in 2000. He later became credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine in 2000, and in 2008 became one of four mentors in the country who can train orthopaedic manual therapy to MDT Diplomats, of which there are only several hundred in the world.

Thanks to extensive training and certification from Dr. Mariano Rocabado, PT, of Chile, one of the world’s foremost experts in treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, Dr. Religioso became certified in evaluation and treatment of oromaxillary, craniofacial, and temporomandibular pain in 2005. Later in 2005, he obtained Fellow status in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and serves as a mentor for future Fellows through Daemen College’s Fellowship in OMPT program.

Dr. Religioso is adjunct faculty of SUNY at Buffalo, where he teaches orthopaedic manual physical therapy in the DPT program. He founded themanualtherapist.com to help mentor and teach professionals around the world and physioanswers.com to help educate consumers and the general public on the profession of physical/physiotherapy.

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September 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am
September 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
$595 – $795


Greater Vancouver Area
Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 3A5 Canada + Google Map


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