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TMJ Mastery: Principles, Applications, and Disc Displacements *CLASS FULL REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*
July 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm$550.00
Date: July 20–July 22, 2018 (3-day course) Maximum: 24 Registrants
Time: 8:30 am–5:00 pm lunch (11:45am–12:45pm) / Break(s): 10:00am-10:15am & 3:00pm-3:15pm
Location: Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage – Fredericton Campus
440 King Street (Kings Place Mall)
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H8
Fee: $400.00 (ANBMT members only) Non-Member: $550.00
(PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION; NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED)
CEUs: 10.5 Category A CEUs (CMTNB Approved)
TMJ Mastery is a 3-day workshop focusing on principles and applications that explore intra-oral techniques used to treat
masticatory dysfunction. Included is a comprehensive visual study of the continuum of articular disc derangement, and the
techniques that may restore function or alter further degeneration.
This course is intended to expand upon the TMJ/intra-oral topics covered in the original 2200-hour massage therapy curriculum.
Therefore, it is a graduate course where some assumptions will be made regarding your familiarity of the anatomy, physiology
and mechanical function of the head, neck and face. The workshop is not meant as a definitive, full evidence-based research
project but more of a working set of ideas and principles that might bring new possibilities into a massage therapists’ repertoire.
We will be incorporating myofascial techniques affecting the masticatory musculature, and developing strategies to assess and
restore asymmetrical condylar movement. The intra-oral techniques will also include joint mobilizations that attempt to decompress
and re-establish articular disc space.
What to Bring
• Nitrile gloves
• 1 hand towel / 1 bath towel / 1 sheet / light blanket (optional)
• Lotion (no oil, please)
• Binder / pen / 4 coloured highlighters / coloured pencils
• Snacks, lunch, water
About the Instructor
John graduated in 1989 from Sutherland-Chan School in Toronto. In 1992 he attended a mentor’s workshop called “Working in
the Mouth” and discovered that many present clients had TMJ Dysfunction – but thought nothing could be done. He has been an
instructor in London’s massage therapy school, has presented at provincial massage therapy conferences, inter-national fitness
symposiums, an internet based virtual World Massage Conference and published a 3-part series of articles on TMJ dysfunction in
a national massage therapy magazine. By the new millennium John’s mentor had retired the TMJ subject and to meet the
demand of this niche modality the workshop TMJ Mastery was created. He lives and works in London, Ontario at the clinic
Wholistic Body Works and receives TMJD clientele from word-of-mouth, chiropractors, dentists, speech therapists and
music/vocal coaches. In his spare time cycle touring and black & white photography allow creative opportunities.