A Complete Clinician’s Approach to Musculoskeletal Management of Temporomandibular Dysfunctions

Course Description

16 hours of education – Temporomandibular joint(s) (TMJ) and/or masticatory muscles are a common source of jaw, facial pain and headaches which contributes to functional limitations associated with chewing, talking, and yawning. The IAOM-US NEXT Approach to Complete Clinician in Musculoskeletal Management of Temporomandibular Dysfunctions course will discuss pathoanatomy and joint mechanics of the TMJ and cervical spine, TMJ evaluation and cervical spine screenings to diagnose the common subsets of TMD. Differential diagnosis and treatment approaches will be covered for TMD to include patient education, modalities, exercises, and manual procedures, especial topics on how the cervical spine influences on the management of TMD, and potential associations with headache. The team approach between the physical therapy and alternative disciplines will be addressed as well.

NEXT “A Complete Clinician’s Approach to Musculoskeletal Management of Temporomandibular Dysfunctions” is an online Instructor-Led Training (ILT). So, the participants get a very personalized mentoring experience from the comfort of their favorite learning environment. Each week, course participants will log in and receive 2 hours of live skills enhancement around certain patient care considerations – all on a specific case study prepared to develop the knowledge and skills to become a complete clinician. This way participants can see the systematic approach, combining updated evidence and clinical experience/expertise, as it applies to the same case study.

The IAOM-US NEXT Approach to Complete Clinician in Musculoskeletal Management of Temporomandibular Dysfunctions course offers a mix model of training to give participants a complete educational experience at their own convenience and pace.

Target Groups: PT, PTA, AT, OT, Dentist

Instruction Level: Basic

Pre-approved in the following states

Contact info@iaom-us.com to verify approval in your state. Please contact us if you hold a Florida license.

For Pre-Approvals see the PDF - Continuing Education Accreditations & Approvals Requested and/or Received by Organization: PDF File

  • Financial: The instructor(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
  • Non-financial: The instructor(s) have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
  • We will not offer partial credit. Online courses: Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit. Live courses: Participants must attend all the activities. Attendees must sign an attendance sheet for the course, placing their name, license number and state, and signature for both morning and afternoon attendance..

Objectives and Goals

11• Exhibit an exact knowledge of pathoanatomy, physiology, and biomechanics for the TMJ complex conditions and related disorders.
• Review clinical examination of the TMJ and related disorders.
• Show an understanding of how to interpret the clinical examination to reach a precise clinical diagnosis of the TMJ joint complex dysfunctions and related disorders.
• Perform effective treatment for structural and functional-related pathologies through an accurate understanding of surface anatomy and tissue physiology of the TMJ complex and related disorders.
• Apply a framework for planning the prescription of affliction-specific neuromotor and sensorimotor strategies management for the TMJ complex and related disorders.
• Integrate evidence and experience shared by the instructors into a complete approach in musculoskeletal management of TMJ complex dysfunctions.

Registration Closes in

Course Schedule

Central US Time Zone

September 16, 2022

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


September 23, 2022

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

(Axis I/Examination/Differential Diagnosis)

September 30, 2022

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

(Management ST/Joint Mobilizations)

October 7, 2022

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

(Treatment - Neuromotor and SenMoCOR)

October 11, 2022

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

(Dry Needling in TMD)

October 17, 2022

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm


October 27, 2022

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

(Biopsychosocial aspects of patient-clinician relationship)

November 4, 2022

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

(Functional Consequences of TMD)

November 4, 2022

5:00 pm to 12:00 am

(Final Exam available for 4 weeks)


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