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Neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment –TMJ and upper cervical spine


22nd October  2012 - Upper cervical spine
23rd October  2012 - TMJ
This course can be taken as 1 or 2 day combinations


School of Healthcare Studies, Ty Dewi Sant Room GF2C


This will be dependent on how many days are booked from the series.
1-3 days - £75 a day, 4-9 days - £65 a day, more than 9 days - £55 a day

Application/contact information: 

Dawn Sparg


The aim of this course is to enable students to develop a problem-solving approach to neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis. It allows students to develop knowledge about differential diagnosis of neuromusculoskeletal disorders of the TMJ and upper cervical spine and to look critically at approaches to treatment and management. This knowledge will be used in the critical evaluation of assessment, treatment and management strategies in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy, therefore enabling students to critically evaluate clinical practice on the basis of current evidence.
Students will also acquire skills in the assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal TMJ and upper cervical spine conditions.


Richard Williams

Tutor Biography:

Richard Williams is a clinical specialist working within Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the course a student will be able to demonstrate understanding of:
1. The structure and function of the TMJ and upper cervical spine
2. The use of clinical reasoning skills as part of a problem-solving approach to assess patients with TMJ and upper cervical  spine dysfunction and identify the presenting problems and their underlying causes in relation to anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, pathophysiology and psychology
3. Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills, as part of the problem-solving process, when determining approaches to treatment and management of patients with TMJ and upper cervical spine dysfunction and pathologies
4. Demonstrate skills in a variety of assessment techniques and treatment interventions for the management of TMJ and upper cervical spine dysfunction and pathologies

Additional information:

This course has practical elements and you must be prepared to work practically and act as a model for other course members. Suitable clothing to allow adequate exposure of the region is required. Participants will be of mixed gender.