The CRAFTA-1 Foundations course consists of three parts: CRAFTA-1a, CRAFTA-OM (Online Module) and CRAFTA-1b Please click on "sessions" for detailed date information

07:30 AM EST - 05:00 PM EDT

Bethesda MD / District of Columbia

Session information

Sessions

Cranial Facial Pain Academy-1a (CRAFTA-1a)
Sun Nov 08 07:30 EST - Wed Nov 11 17:00 EST
4 days
Cranial Facial Pain Academy-OM (Online Module)
Thu Nov 12 07:30 EST - Thu Nov 12 17:00 EST
1 day
    The 24-hour module si to be completed between 1a and 1b
    Cranial Facial Pain Academy-1b (CRAFTA-1b)
    Thu Mar 11 07:30 EST - Sun Mar 14 17:00 EDT
    4 days
    • $2,575.00 excl.

    Description

    The CRAFTA-1 Foundations course consists of three parts: CRAFTA-1a,  CRAFTA-OM (Online Module), and CRAFTA-1b.

    The course focuses on the assessment and management of the craniomandibular-facial region and its functional relations. Students will learn about pain mechanisms of the relevant craniomandibular structures, the function of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the neurophysiological, biomechanical, and functional relationships with the cervical spine.

    CRAFTA-1a

    Primary topics include the subjective and physical examination and various treatment techniques of the TMJ. The course includes an up-to-date review of the current neurobiological and anatomical knowledge of the function of the TMJ.

    The course includes theoretical and practical sessions. Theoretical presentations include pertinent aspects of dentistry, including brace/splint therapy and an introduction to various clinical syndromes, such as bruxism, bracing, (cervical) headaches, neuralgias, and otomandibular syndrome. 

    For the craniofacial region, students will learn to identify and recognize clinical patterns and develop clinical skills for the assessment and management of the craniofacial region within a defined clinical reasoning model. This course includes a thorough review of the function, anatomy, biomechanical properties, pathology, examination, and treatment of the craniofacial region.

     

    CRAFTA-OM

    Immediately following part 1a of the CRAFTA-1 course, students will get access to a 24-hour CRAFTA-OM (Online Module).

     

    CRAFTA-1b

    The CRAFTA-1b Foundations course is a continuation of the CRAFTA-1a  and  OM courses. During the CRAFTA-1b course, students will expand their knowledge in the assessment and treatment of patients with craniofacial pain and dysfunction. Much attention will be paid to pain mechanisms, neuroanatomy, neurodynamics, and the examination and treatment of the cranial nervous system.

    In addition, the course will highlight specific assessment and management strategies of the neuro- and viscerocranium, and review neuropathic and neurogenic pain, specific testing, clinical pattern recognition, and pathologies of all cranial nerves. A mechano-sensitivity classification model will be included with specific cranial nerve tests.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of the CRAFTA-1a and CRAFTA-OM 

     

    The registration fee covers the CRAFTA-1 (Part a & b) and OM courses. 

    NOTE: As of May 2019, the course numbering of the CRAFTA course program has been updated.

    Course Objectives

    CRAFTA 1a

    - Demonstrate knowledge and skills for the assessment of the TMJ

    - Demonstrate differentiation tests of the TMJ and the craniocervical region

    - Identify 6 dominant joint and 3 dominant muscle clinical patterns related to the temporomandibular region

    - Know the international classifications of TMD and orofacial pain

    - Have specific knowledge and neuromuscular management skills of the TMD

    - Understand craniofacial growth and dysfunction related to the assessment principals of the craniofacial region

    - Know a minimum of 5 clinical reasoning strategies as a basis for advanced-level assessment and management

    CRAFTA 1b

    - Gain knowledge and skills for the manual assessment of 12 different specific bone regions of craniofacial tissues (neuro-cranium and viscero-cranium)

    - Identify a minimum of 12 clinical patterns related to craniofacial dysfunction and pain

    - Demonstrate an understanding and practical skills for the treatment and management of patients with craniofacial dysfunction and pain

    - Understand the current knowledge about the neuroanatomy, neurodynamics, and pathobiology of the cranial region in relation to pain mechanisms

    - Apply manual skills (conduction, palpation and neurodynamics) for the assessment and treatment of cranial nerve tissue

    - Plan 4 long-term treatment and management strategies for patients with craniofacial tissue dysfunction

    - Present an outline of minimal 5 advanced clinical reasoning skills as a basis for management

    Course Schedule

    CRAFTA-1 Schedules (a & b)

    CRAFTA-1a Schedule

    Note: The actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructors. Refreshments are provided; meals are on your own.

    Day 1

    07:30 – 08:00 Registration & continental breakfast
    08:00 - 09:00 Lecture: Introduction
    09:00 - 09:45 Lecture: Functional anatomy of the craniomandibular region
    09:45 - 10:30 Practicum: Palpation of the of the craniomandibular region and surroundings
    10:30 - 10:45 Break
    10:45 - 11:15 Lecture: Clinical reasoning related to the craniomandibular region
    11:15 - 12:00 Lecture: Pathobiological mechanisms clinical patterns of the craniomandibular region
    12:00 - 12:30 Lecture: Subjective examination and planning the physical examination
    12:30 - 01:30 Lunch
    01:30 - 3:45 Practicum: Functional analysis of the craniomandibular region. Physical examination (Part 1)
    03:45 - 04:00 Break
    04:00 - 05:00 Lecture: Relationship between the craniomandibular region and other structures 

    Day 2

    07:30 - 08:00 Registration & continental breakfast
    08:00 - 09:00 Lecture: Differential diagnosis of craniomandibular dysfunction
    09:00 - 10:30 Practicum: The physical examination (Part 3)
    10:30 - 10:45 Break
    10:45 - 12:30 Practicum: The physical examination (Part 4)
    12:30 - 01:30 Lunch
    01:30 - 03:45 Practicum: The physical examination (Part 5)
    03:45 - 04:00 Break
    04:00 - 05:00 Demonstration: Patient examination and treatment

    Day 3

    07:30 - 08:00 Registration & continental breakfast
    08:00 - 09:00 Lecture: Management of craniomandibular dysfunctions (General)
    09:00 - 10:00 Practicum: Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
    10:00 - 10:30 Practicum: Palpation of articular structures
    10:30 - 10:45 Break
    10:45 - 12:30 Lecture and practicum: Management of articular craniomandibular dysfunctions
    12:30 - 01:30 Lunch
    01:30 - 02:45 Practicum: Muscular craniomandibular dysfunctions (Part 1)
    02:45 - 03:30 Lecture: Para-functions and the otomandibular syndrome
    03:30 - 03:45 Break
    03:45 - 06:00 Practicum: Functional analysis of the craniomandibular region. Physical examination (Part 1)

    Day 4 

    07:30 - 08:00 Registration & continental breakfast
    08:00 - 09:00 Lecture: Activities of Daily Living
    09:00 - 09:45 Practicum: Follow up Patient
    09:45 - 10:30 Practicum: Clinical reasoning exercise
    10:30 - 10:45 Break
    10:45 - 11:30 Lecture: Craniofacial dysfunctions and functional relations
    11:30 - 12:30 Lecture: General definitions and the dynamic skull
    12:30 - 01:30 Lunch
    01:30 - 02:00 Lecture: Cranial dynamics, which structures do we influence

     

    CRAFTA 1b Schedule

    Note: The actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructors. Refreshments are provided; meals are on your own.

    Day 1

    07:30 - 08:00 Registration & continental breakfast
    08:00 - 10:30 Practicum: Specific techniques—neurocranium (Part 1)
    10:30 - 10:45 Break
    10:45 - 12:30 Practicum: Specific techniques—neurocranium (Part 2)
    10:45 - 12:30 Practicum: Specific techniques—neurocranium (Part 2)
    12:30 - 01:30 Lunch
    01:30 - 03:45 Lecture: Viscerocranium
    03:45 - 04:00 Break
    04:00 - 06:00 Practicum: Viscerocranium (Part 2)

    Day 2

    07:30 - 08:00 Registration & continental breakfast
    08:00 - 09:00 Lecture: Management cranial treatment
    09:00 - 10:30 Lecture: Introduction “update” on craniofacial dysfunctions and pain
    10:30 - 10:45 Break
    10:45 - 11:30 Lecture: Classifying neuropathic and neurogenic pain
    11:30 - 12:30 Practicum: Examination of the mechanosensitivity of the nervous system: first category
    12:30 - 01:30 Lunch
    01:30 - 02:15 Lecture: Neuroanatomy of the cranial nervous tissue
    02:15 - 02:45 Lecture: Cranio-neurodynamics
    02:45 - 03:45 Practicum: Examination of cranial nerves: second category (Part 1)
    03:45 - 04:00 Break
    04:00 - 06:00 Practicum: Examination of cranial nerves: second category (Part 2)

    Day 3

    07:30 - 08:00 Registration & continental breakfast
    08:00 - 10:30 Practicum: Examination of cranial nerves: second category (Part 3)
    10:30 - 10:45 Break
    10:45 - 12:30 Practicum: Examination of cranial nerves: second category (Part 4)
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 14:45 Patient Demo: Examination and management of a patient with chronic craniofacial pain
    14:45 - 15:30 Practicum:Examination of cranial nerves: third category (Part 1)
    15:30 - 15:45 Break
    15:45 - 18:00 Practicum: Examination of cranial nerves: third category (Part 2)

    Day 4

    07:30 - 08:00 Registration & continental breakfast
    08:00 - 08:45 Lecture: Clinical reasoning
    08:45 - 11:15 Practicum: Examination of cranial nerves: second category (Part 3)
    11:15 - 11:30 Break
    11:30 - 12:30 Practicum: Examination of cranial nerves: third category (Part 4)
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 14:30 Lecture: Treatment concepts related to peripheral neurogenic dysfunctions
    14:30 - 15:15 Practicum: Treatment of the nervous tissue by palpation
    15:15 - 15:45 Practicum: Revision techniques
    15:45 - 16:00 Adjourn

    Prerequisites

    CRAFTA 1a: none
    CRAFTA 1b: CRAFTA 1a is a prerequisite

    Who Should Attend

    Physical Therapists
    Physicians
    Dentists
    Speech-Pathologists

    Course CEUs

    CRAFTA -1 (Including 1a, Online Module, and CRAFTA 1b has been approved by:

    Maryland Board of Physical Therapy for 6.4 CEUs (appeal pending)