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Tenderly Touching the TM Joint

Description:This 12 CE contact hour course will examine the physiological factors that create or intensify pain in the body and the neurological laws that play varying roles in myofascial pain syndromes. The degenerative processes associated with TM Joint disease will be explored and common dental conditions that affect the musculature and the function of the temporomandibular joint and the common muscular conditions that affect the teeth and jaw Postural and cervical influences will also be spotlighted.

Students will receive training in anatomy, physiology, function and dysfunctions of the temporomandibular joint, as well as common pain syndromes, surgical approaches. A step-by-step hands-on protocol for addressing this joint will be self applied during demonstration and then traded with other practitioners to help clarify all steps of the routine. Also included will be several influential muscles from the cervical region.