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Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the director of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education, and associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. Previously he served as assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and…Read full bio
Jodi Young, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Jodi Young, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota. Jodi is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. She is currently working towards a PhD through the…Read full bio
1. Red Flag Screening for CNS Symptoms
The upper cervical spine and craniomandibular area are home to a variety of structures critical for life. As such, the burden to properly and thoroughly screen patients with complaints in this region is crucial. This chapter reviews red flag screening as part of a patient case.
2. TMJ Biomechanics
TMJ kinematics and biomechanics are briefly reviewed in this chapter.
3. Planning for the Physical Exam
Evidence-informed examination is an efficient mechanism to proper client management for patients with upper cervical and TMJ dysfunction. Best evidence is presented to plan the physical exam as part of a patient case.
Evidence for interventions for upper cervical and TMD are reviewed as part of a patient case.