Essentials of Intraoral Work
Learning to ease tension and balance structures around the jaw, head and anterior neck can be a cornerstone of treatment for most clients in your practice. Working within the mouth allows practitioners to access structural challenges that underpin headache, whiplash, and localized jaw pain. This class prepares you to offer your clients excellent work in intraoral and anterior neck work. In this class, we will:
review anatomy and kinesiology of the face, anterior neck, cranial base and TMJ
increase evaluation and hands-on skills for addressing TMJ disorder, headaches, whiplash, and other musculo-skeletal problems
learn fundamental assessment and myofascial techniques to balance the jaw and anterior neck (including the hyoid sling and upper cervicals) to improve bite and chewing and to decrease stress on the TMJ
understand the consideration needed for the psychological and emotional loading of the face and mouth in order to responsibly treat emotionally-related jaw problems
learn specialized intake, charting, hygiene and client management skills that are necessary when working in such a vulnerable area
Each therapist receives a detailed workbook as a reference for practice, as well as master copies of specialized chart notes and client education sheet for self-care massage.
Click on this link for the article: Getting Results by Working Inside the Mouth (pdf) A key territory for treating headache, whiplash, and jaw pain, by Lauren Christman, LMT and Richard Polishuk, LMT
What to Bring:
Set of sheets; wear loose clothing; anatomy atlas (Clemente, Netter, Theime, for example). The anatomy atlas is not required, but if you have one, please bring it.
Lauren Christman and Richard Polishuk
Body Mind Learn Center