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The Eclectic Approach to TMD Part B: Evaluation and Treatment

presented by Erson Religioso

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This is the second part of a two part series, following The Eclectic Approach to TMD: Part A.The Eclectic Approach to TMD is a modern orthopedic manual therapy course. The Eclectic Approach was founded by Dr. Erson Religioso III. In this course participants will learn SFMA and repeated motion exam based patient classification and manual therapy techniques. The techniques include IASTM with The EDGE Tool, soft tissue release of the Upper Quarter, and joint mobilizations of the upper cervical spine and TMJ. Emphasis is placed on patient education and how to make the patient responsible for their own successful outcomes.

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Erson Religioso, III, DPT, MS, MTC, Cert. MDT, CFC, CSCS, FMS, FMT, FAAOMPT

Dr. Erson Religioso III, DPT, MS, MTC, Cert. MDT, CFC, CSCS, FMS, FMT, FAAOMPT, graduated from D'Youville College in 1998 with a dual Bachelor's of Science and Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. His interests in Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy lead him to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St.…

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1. TMD Examination

The online learners will be able to gather patient history on the TMD and cervical spine and identify specific observational patterns to look for in a patient. The learners will be able to appy the SFMA terminology and rating system and identify normal and abnormal mandible range of motion. The learners will be able to conduct a repeated motion exam for the cervical spine and a functional tissue screen.

2. TMD Treatment

Create an effective home exercise program for the TMD patient population. Explain the importance of diet education and its relation to progression/regression. Contrast traditional STM and IASTM to facial, cervical, thoracic and lateral upper arm patterns. Perform a subcranial shear distraction. Perform a TMJ mobilization, distraction, medial, and lateral glides.

3. Case Study

In this segment learners will walk through a full assessment, treatment and follow-up with a live case study.

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