CRAFTA-2b , after completing CRAFTA-2a, you are automatically registered into CRAFTA-2b.

Description

The CRAFTA-2 is comprised of two parts. CRAFTA-2a which you already completed, Clinical Management of Craniomandibular & Craniofacial Dysfunctions and Pain and CRAFTA-2b, Clinical Management of Temporomandibular & Craniofacial Dysfunctions and Pain.

CRAFTA 2b

The CRAFTA 2b course, also known as the "Clinical Management of Temporomandibular & Craniofacial Dysfunctions and Pain,"is a continuation of the CRAFTA-2a course. The course includes an update on pain mapping and functional differentiation of TMD, Including specific manual provocation tests.

Students will learn • specific clinical patterns of Functional Temporomandibular Instability (FTMI) • the anatomy and physiology of functional dysphonia • different causes of toothache • neuromusculoskeletal tests and rehabilitation strategies for these conditions

Furthermore, students will expand their knowledge of facial paresis and learn more about specific consequences of altered cerebral processing including facial body disruption. Attention will be paid to the clinical classification of craniofacial neuropathies together and craniofacial pain management strategies.

This advanced level course also includes the assessment and management of the maxillofacial complex in adults but especially in children, including facial cranial techniques in combination with functional facial organ training.

Throughout the course challenging case studies will be presented and hypotheses of pain mechanisms and clinical reasoning strategies will be explored in group activities.

The CRAFTA-2a & 2b courses are sections of the European CRAFTA Foundations course. Initial payment is for the entire CRAFTA-2 course (Part a & b). 

NOTE 1: This is part b of the CRAFTA-2 Course. You cannot register for this course separately.

NOTE 2: As of May 2019, the course numbering of the CRAFTA course program has been updated. 

Course CEUs

CRAFTA -2 (Including 2a and 2b) has been approved by:

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy for 6.2 CEUs 

NOTE: Many states, such as Connecticut, Georgia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin, among many others, accept the CEUs approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

If you are not sure about another state, check out your state board's website and look for language like (from South Carolina - https://www.llr.sc.gov/pt/ce.aspx): 

At least fifteen (15) of the required thirty (30) contact hours shall be from Certified Activities. Certified Activities include [...] attendance at conferences and completion of continuing competency activities provided by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (SCAPTA), other chapters and sections of the APTA, as well as other state boards of physical therapy

Course Objectives

CRAFTA-2b

- Palpate at least 12 different structures associated with pain of the TMJ

- Perform at least 9 differentiation tests by passive movement combined with palpation

- Demonstrate and interpret at least 5 extra static provocation tests

- Recognize the clinical pattern of functional TMJ instability

- Apply at least 3 management strategies for functional TMJ instability

- Demonstrate proficiency in describing the anatomy and function of the pharynx

- Demonstrate at least 6 assessment and 5 treatment strategies for patients with functional dysphonia

- Describe 5 consequences of dysfunction of the maxillofacial complex in children

- Demonstrate 6 different assessment and combined treatment strategies of passive cranial movements with facilitation of function

- Describe the differences between atypical and typical odontalgia

- Describe 5 alternative causes of toothaches

- Describe at least 5 craniofacial pain management strategies in daily clinical practice

- Describe at least 5 craniofacial pain management strategies in daily clinical practice

 

You already completed 2a

CRAFTA-2a

- In-depth knowledge of orofacial motor control, assessment and interpretation of 8 orofacial motor control tests and at least 3 management strategies

- Knowledge and skills for assessing masticatory actives during chewing and reproduction of at least 5 assessment and rehabilitation strategies of chewing

- In-depth knowledge of tinnitus with 5 assessment and management strategies

- In-depth knowledge of (pseudo) sinusitis with at least 6 assessment and management strategies

- Demonstrate anatomical knowledge of ventral neck pain with at least 6 neuromusculoskeletal differentiations for treatment options

- In-depth exploration of at least 4 clinical reasoning strategies specifically focused on the temporomandibular and craniofacial region

Course Schedule

CRAFTA-2b 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

08:00 - 10:30   Craniomandibular dysfunction: Differentiation by provocation tests
10:30 - 10:45   Break
10:45 - 12:30   Functional craniomandibular instability, assessment and treatment
12:30 - 01:30   Lunch
01:30 - 03:30   Assessment and treatment of patients with dysphonia (1)
03:30 - 03:45   Break
03:45 - 06:00   Assessment and treatment of patients with dysphonia (2)

Day 2

08:00 - 10:30   Functional disorders of facial nerve: assessment and management
10:30 - 10:45   Break
10:45 - 12:30   Presentation of prepared cases by the course participants
12:30 - 01:30   Lunch
01:30 - 03:30   The connection of pediatric posture with craniofacial dysfunction
03:30 - 03:45   Break
03:45 - 06:00   Presentation of cases by course instructor

Day 3

08:00 - 10:30   Neuromusculoskeletal assessment and treatment of the maxillofacial complex (1)
10:30 - 10:45   Break
10:45 - 12:30   Neuromusculoskeletal assessment and treatment of the maxillofacial complex (2)
12:30 - 01:30   Lunch
01:30 - 03:30    Further information on the treatment of chronic neuropathic tooth pain. (2)
03:30 - 03:45    Break
03:45 - 06:00   EXAMINATION

Day 4

08:00 - 09:30   Deepening of treatment of chronic neuropathic tooth pain. (1)
09:30 - 10:30   Further information on the treatment of chronic neuropathic tooth pain. (2)
10:30 - 10:45   Break
10:45 - 12:30   Pain management of patients with chronic face pain
12:30 - 01:30   Lunch
01:30 - 02:30   Eye pain – assessment of the orbital region
02:30 - 03:00   Summary and conclusion

Prerequisites

CRAFTA-2b: Successful completion of CRAFTA-1 and CRAFTA-2a

 

Who Should Attend

Physical Therapists
Physicians
Dentists
Chiropractors
Speech-Pathologists