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Carrie Taylor – Myofascial Assessment & Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome & Myofascial Assessment & Treatment of the Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist – Level 1

June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm



Day 1: Myofascial Assessment & Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome


This workshop will take therapists through a detailed HOPMNRS assessment of the TMJ and Cervical Spine, then progress into treatment ideas to release the TMJ/Thoracic Outlet and surrounding fascial tissues.

Focus will be on release of the Trapezius & SCM, which share the same fascial sheath, and how to differentiate this superficial layer from the deeper muscles of the cervical spine. How to use the ear, which connects directly to the TMJ, to facilitate opening of the joint indirectly, as well as direct treatment modalities to the temporomandibular joint itself will be shown, via soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques. Release of the sternal, clavipectoral, deltopectoral fascias, and the galea aponeurotica within the context of affecting the upper tracks of the deep front fascial line are valuable tools in resetting postural contributors to these disorders. Mastoid, jugular foramen, and hyoid/throat modalities will also be shown, as well as direct treatment procedures for the temporalis, masseter, medial and lateral pterygoids. A cylindrical approach to treating the many compartments of the cervical spine comfortably will be the primary focus, as TMJ Disorder and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome are dramatically improved by postural balance in this region.

Pain-free intra-oral work using gloves, will round out the many treatment approaches taught during the class, as well as discussion of how to effectively work within the pain tolerance of the patient in this region. Dealing with somato-emotional release will also be covered, to prepare the therapist for this potential when treating this disorder.

Day 2: Myofascial Assessment & Treatment of the Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist – Level 1

This workshop covers Myofascial assessment of the shoulder, elbow and wrist as it applies to formulating effective treatment goals for a variety of disorders in the region, such as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Adhesive Capsulitis/”frozen shoulder”, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis, “Blackberry thumb”, Shoulder tendinosis, etc. Participants will be shown how to release clavipectoral, deltopectoral, platysmal, sternal, cubital, flexor & extensor superficial fascias, before deeper structures are addressed.

Scapular mobilization supine and prone will be demonstrated, with specific releases to all muscles & fascial tissues involved in upper extremity dysfunction. Clavicle mobilization and abdominal head of pec major release round out the shoulder approaches. In addition, joint mobilizations and osseous techniques are shown for the clavicle, scapula, and upper extremity joints.

Class Info

Times: Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

CEU’s: 14

Price: $250


*Refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee.

Location: Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs, 6690 Roswell Road, Suite 2200, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Contact: Please call us at (770) 381-7200 if you have any questions.

Refunds: No refunds within 2 weeks of class. If there is a documented emergency, you may transfer after to a later class by this instructor.

Picture ID required at check-in

If minimum enrollment is not met, the class may be subject to cancellation.


June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am
June 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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Leona Farmer
(770) 381-7200


Gwinnett College – Roswell, GA
1455 Old Alabama Road Suite 160
Roswell, GA 30076 United States
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(770) 381-7200