Advanced Courses

Clinical management of temporomandibular dysfunction and pain

This 8-10 day* course is focusing on patient treatment and many practical components. The main goal is to improve clinical reasoning skills in patients who complain of dysfunctions in the head, face and nDiv5eck region. 

There are at minimum 12h of assessment and management with a patient live in class, with the preparation of a physiotherapeutic treatment protocol (where possible, this may depend on individual country regulations).

Below you find an exemplary course schedule. (Times and order of topics may vary.)

(*The number of course days varies between course centers depending on several factors, e.g. hours taught per day, translation needed, amount of online teaching.)

CRAFTA Advanced course - part 1

Day 1

13.00 - 14.30            Updating and in depth exploration of knowledge of craniofacial and Temporomandibular dysfunctions and pain
                                   (including etiology, algorithm, clinical reasoning strategies)
14.45 - 16.30            Temporomandibular dysfunctions: differentiation and further management
16.30 - 17.30            Patient treatment by course instructor – live in class (where possible)
17.45 - 20.00            Motor control in temporomandibular dysfunctions:Examination and treatment (1)

Day 2

08.30 - 10.30            Motor control in temporomandibular dysfunction:Examination and treatment (2)
10:45 - 12.30            Primary- and secondary hyperalgesia in the head- neck and face region. Assessment and interpretation
                                   for management.
13.30 - 14.30            Patient treatment by course instructor – live in class (where possible)reassessment and management
14.30 - 15.30            Clinimetrics 1: Introducing Photo clinimetry and its interpretation
15.45 - 16.00            Preparation for patient treatment
16.00 - 18.00            Supervised patient treatment by course participants (1) (where possible)

Day 3

08.30 - 09.30            Craniofacial ‐ and cranioneural dysfunctions: further differentiation and management a.o. Tinnitus (1)
09.30 - 10.30            Craniofacial ‐ and cranioneural dysfunctions: further differentiation and management a.o. Tinnitus (2)
10.45 - 12.30            Clinimetrics (2): The use of questionnaires in daily practice
13.30 - 14.30            Patient treatment by course instructor – live in class (where possible); reassessment and management
14.30 - 15.30            Chewing - function and rehabilitation (1)
15.45 - 16.00            Preparation for patient treatment
16.00 - 18.00            Supervised patient treatment by course participants (2) (where possible)

Day 4

08.30 - 10.30            Chewing - function and rehabilitation (2)
10.45 - 12.30            Revision and in depth exploration of the craniofacial region; (Pseudo) Sinusitis (1)
13.30 - 15.30            Revision and in depth exploration of the craniofacial region; (Pseudo) Sinusitis (2)         
15.45 - 16.00            Preparation for patient treatment
16.00 - 18.00            Supervised patient treatment by course participants (3) (where possible) 

Day 5

08.30 - ­ 09.30            Presentation of patients by course participants.
09.30 ­ - 13.00            Revision practical
13.00 ‐ 13.30            Summary and conclusion

 

 

 

CRAFTA Advanced course - part 2

Day 1

13.00 – 16.30                       Temporomandibular dysfunction: Differentiation by provocation tests
17.00 – 20.00                       Functional temporomandibular instability, assessment and treatment

Day 2

08.30 – 10.30                       Assessment and treatment of patients with dysphonia (1)
10.45 – 12.30                       Assessment and treatment of patients with dysphonia (2)
13.30 – 15.30                       Functional disorders of facial nerve: assessment and management
15.45 – 16.00                       Preparation for patient treatment
16.00 – 18.00                       Supervised patient treatment by course participants (1) (where possible)

Day 3

08.30 – 11.30                       The connection of pediatric posture with craniofacial dysfunction
11.30 – 12.30                       Neuromusculoskeletal assessment and treatment of the maxillofacial complex (1)
13.30 – 14.30                       Neuromusculoskeletal assessment and treatment of the maxillofacial complex (2)
14.30 – 15.30                       Examination / Presentation of patient by students.
15.45 – 16.00                       Preparation for patient treatment
16.00 – 18.00                       Supervised patient treatment by course participants (2) (where possible)

Day 4

08.30 – 11.00                       EXAMINATION
11.00 – 12.30                       Deepening of treatment of Atypical Odontalgia (1)
13.30 – 14.30                       Further information on the treatment of Atypical Odontalgia (2)
14.30 – 15.30                       Presentation of patient cases by students.
15.45 – 16.00                       Preparation for patient treatment
16.00 – 18.00                       Supervised patient treatment by course participants (3) (where possible)

Day 5

08.30 – 10.30                       Pain management of patients with chronic face pain
10.30 – 13.00                       Eye pain – assessment of the orbital region
13.00 – 13.30                       End of course

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