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Carrie Taylor – Myofascial Assessment and Treatment of TMJ/TOS and How to Give a Full Body Myofascial Treatment

June 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - June 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm


Carrie Taylor – Myofascial Assessment and Treatment of TMJ/TOS and How to Give a Full Body Myofascial Treatment

Course Description

Day 1: Myofascial Treatments of TMJ 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 Trapezuis & 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, medical 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: Full body Myofascial Treatment

This workshop combines many of the techniques learned in other Taylor myofascial workshops, to form a more generalized full body “protocol”.
A full sequence of treatment ideas is shown starting in prone, with discussion on what to do if you find areas of concern/complaint that need more specific techniques applied (yet still be able to fit everything into one session).
The supine portion of the session starts on the lower body, and ends at the head & neck, once again addressing possible areas where some clients might need more specific work, but keeping the therapist focused on achieving a full body result in the time allotted.

Class Info

Times: Day 1: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Day 2: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

CEU’s: 14

Price: $275


Class capacity: 20

*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 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am
June 11, 2023 @ 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