Advanced Studies 1:
An Integrative Approach to The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

Craniosacral Work

It is estimated that 10 million Americans are affected by jaw problems and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Imbalances in the muscles, bones and ligaments can have widespread influence throughout the body and nervous system.

 

This course presents an in-depth approach to deal with TMJ dysfunction and pain. TMD is a complex challenge, but one that can be addressed effectively with the techniques learned and practiced in this course.

In this course you will:

  • Learn detailed anatomy of the mandible and related structures

  • Understand possible causes and symptoms of jaw problems and TMD

  • Practice contacts and techniques for the jaw, hard palate, facial bones, and musculature to help bring the TMJ system back into balance and proper function.

  • Learn and practice self-help techniques that will benefit you and your clients.

  • Broaden your tool box with techniques from Craniosacral Work, Feldenkrais and Neuromuscular Reeducation.

  • Deepen your perceptual, grounding, listening and communication skills.

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