Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for TMJ, Cervical Spine Dysfunction, and Headaches

David J. Denton, PT, DPT, CIDN, CVT

Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for TMJ, Cervical Spine Dysfunction, and Headaches

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Course Highlights

  • Effective differential diagnosis for common dysfunctions related to the cervical spine, balance system, and jaw
  • Immediately improve your client's functionality through relief of neck and jaw pain derived from the latest research that you can use the next day
  • Effective, evidence-based exercise prescriptions for resolving dizziness, restoring the balance system, resolving headaches, and relief of TMD pain
  • Strategies for relieving pain with the use of manual therapy techniques
  • Hands-on labs for assessing the involvement of the cervical spine (cervicogenic vertigo, cervicogenic headache), affected balance, and TMD treatment approaches

Additional Info

Headaches and cervicogenic vertigo are among the most common compounding symptoms experienced in Temporomandibular Disorder sufferers. The latest research supports findings that there is a close relationship betweenheadache and TMD. Data also indicates that headache makes pain parameters more intense and frequent. Through this course the attendee will substantiate positive benefitsincluding evidence-based practice and strong differential diagnosis. This approach fosters a quick recovery, return tofunctionality through the relief of pain, and provides answers for complex integrated symptoms stemming from the upper cervical spine and jaw. These added skills will create a practice to, "offer an avenue of a niche practice to patients affected with chronic painful events related to the jaw and upper cervical spine, with otherwise nowhere else to turn."

This interactive course will expand your manual practice tool-box, which can branch out, to include cervical dizziness, TMD, and promote resources for a large subset of the population affected by postural and cervical headaches.Manual hands-on techniques involving trigger point palpationand intervention to relieve pressure, de-activation of symptomatic structures surrounding the jaw, as well as introduction into manual-based interventions including jointmanipulation, trigger point dry needling, and IASTM. Techniques, differential diagnosis, and replication of symptoms will allow an adequate and effective plan of care to foster results and positive outcomes in patients affected by a complicated and complex pathology. Clinicians will be able to rule in and rule out various referral of symptoms whether it is postural, cervicogenic, derived from the jaw, and avenues togive patients relief of certain subtypes of headache withoutthe use of medication.

[ASHA:Intermediate level, Related Area]
  1. Utilize your client's functionality through relief of neck and Jaw pain through manual based intervention forimmediate relief.
  2. Examine clinical practice and review differentialdiagnosis, cervical spine, balance system, and jawphysiology/anatomy, and symptomatic connection.
  3. Establish the best practices in assessment and re- assessment strategies for relieving pain, underlying conditions, and manual based lab techniques.
  4. Demonstrate different treatments, exercise prescription, and documentation for TMD patients.
  5. Analyze demonstrations for assessing the involvement of the cervical spine (cervicogenic vertigo, cervicogenic headache), affected balance, and temporomandibular treatment approaches.
  6. Implement effective, evidence-based interventions for all involvement at the upper cervical spine resolving dizziness,restoring the balance system, resolving headaches, and relief of TMD pain.
  1. Current Treatment Methods and the Latest Research
    • The latest research studies
    • Differential diagnosis
    • Therapeutic exercise
    • Manual therapy
  2. Anatomy and Biomechanics of the TemporomandibularJoint and Cervical Spine
    • Trigger points/cervical dizziness and headache causes
    • Postural influences/postural control on TMD and balance
    • Pathology of TMD
  3. Performing a Confident Examination of the TMJ Joint and TMD Symptoms
    • Medical screening
    • Research, principles, and evidence of treatment approaches
    • Differential diagnosis
    • Hands-On Lab
  4. Manual Therapy and Exercise Treatment Strategies for TMJ and the Cervical Spine
    • Examination of the TMJ
    • Upper cervical testing and stability screen
    • Manual interventions:
      • Palpation
      • Joint manipulations
      • Trigger point dry needling
      • IASTM
    • Exercise prescription
    • Home exercise programs
    • Hands-On Lab
  5. Manual Therapy and Exercise Treatment Strategies for Balance Issues and Headaches
    • Dizziness and headaches:
      • Cervicogenic vertigo
      • Cervicogenic headache
    • Exercise prescription for the TMJ and cervical spine
    • Restoring balance
    • Manual interventions:
      • Palpation
      • Joint manipulations
      • Trigger point dry needling
      • IASTM
    • Home exercise programs
    • Hands-On Lab
  6. Accurate Documentation to Show Progress
    • Documenting treatment
    • Progress notes
    • Case studies

David J. Denton, PT, DPT, CIDN, CVT is a licensed physical therapist and Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Therapy at Hanover College. He currently is finishing an academic Doctorate in Leadership Administration at Marshall University anticipated in early 2020. During clinical practice, he has focused on vestibular rehabilitation and manual therapy for spine dysfunction, orthopaedics, and TMD.Dr. Denton's manual therapy skill level has been accompanied by use of manual manipulation HVLA/Thrust, trigger point dry needling advanced certification, IASTM, blood flow restriction and cupping. He is also involved in research study on cervicogenic headaches, trigger point dry needling, and is an active member of the OPTA, APTA, practiced in acute care and is also a PRN physical therapist in skilled nursing and inpatient rehabilitation facilities near his local residence which allows incorporation of all areas of practice to be in this course.

DISCLOSURES

FINANCIAL: David Denton is compensated Summit as an instructor. He is the Director of Clinical Education and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Therapy at Hanover College.

NONFINANCIAL: David Denton has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

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