TMJ Treatment Protocols
TMJ Dysfunction—In this course we discuss the anatomy and physiology of the jaw, review the dysfunction of the jaw and TMJ, clarify the causes, specific events and subtypes that result in TMJ disorder, summarize the mechanism of mouthpieces to correct TMJD. Also, this course will elaborate on how integrating changes in patient’s lifestyle may prevent or ease the pain and discuss ongoing treatment management for TMJ disorder. Cervical Dysfunctions—TMJD can be caused or made worse by common Cervical biomechanical dysfunctions. This course teaches how to merge passive range of motion with other muscle release techniques allowing relief from pain through the elongation of the muscle fibers. This technique helps in breaking apart adhesion and scar tissue that limit muscle flexibility and length. We will discuss and show treatments for: Forward Head Posture, Military neck, Tech neck, and Whiplash injuries.
Craig Knowles has been a massage therapist since 1996, and was Nationally Certified in 2000, and attained his Board Certification in 2014 from NCBTMB. Appointed to the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy in 2013, he currently serves as Chair and School Cognizant. Prior to this he served on the AMTA government relations committee for the state of Georgia, and volunteered for a decade with NCBTMB in support of exam development, ethics and standards. He was recently awarded the AMTA Georgia Chapter Humanitarian Service Award. Craig is as passionate about massage therapy as he is about professionalism, and has continuously inspired students over the span of 20 years as an educator, and extended the impact of his reach through 15 years of dedicated volunteering.
|Time||2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EST|
|Class Period(s)||Class Period 2|