1 hour CE, Category A
Patients commonly present to the orthopedic outpatient setting with complaints of headaches, cervicalgia, and pain in the jaw region. These patients can be challenging to the physical therapist that lacks the knowledge and expertise to evaluate and treat the symptom areas, anatomic culprit, and the contributing factors to this condition. Hands-on manual assessment, clinical reasoning, and a targeted approach are critical to successful management. The trigeminocervical nucleus in the lower brain ties the neck, head, and jaw together neurologically and helps us to understand why a dysfunctional neck can lead to jaw pain or headaches. Improving our understanding of this relationship and how we, as physical therapists, can focus continuing education coursework on neck and jaw will lead to successful management of these patients.
About the Speaker:
David Coletta, MPT, CMPT is the owner and founder (2000) of Excel Physical Therapy in Bozeman, Montana. Over the past 27 years, David has specialized in the treatment of head, neck, and jaw pain, which has given him a unique perspective in treating this fascinating patient population. David earned his manual therapy certification with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2011. He is currently a Fellow in Training for the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy with NAIOMT.
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