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Friday, November 24 to Sunday, November 26, 2017

 

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THREE DAY COURSE
Dates: Friday, November 24 to Sunday, November 26, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm each day
Location: MTAM Education Centre, 175 Marion Street

This event is worth 21 Primary Continuing Education Credits for MTAM members

Participants will need to bring linens, lotion (No Oil), a box of Nitrile gloves and a memory stick to be filled with support documents.


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This course requires a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 24 participants.

MTAM Practicing, Non-Practicing and Retired Members: $600 PLUS GST
MTAM Associate Members & Students: $750 PLUS GST
Non-Members: $850 PLUS GST

Fee includes: Course manual, lunch and snacks


ABOUT THIS COURSE


DAY 1
EXPLORING this complicated joint system will allow participants the ability to assess and treat the Mandibular Sling. The value of having these tools as an RMT cannot be overstated; the incidence of TMJ Dysfunction in North American society is astounding.  Since initially training in 1994*, most of John’s clients have presented with some indicator of trouble in their TMJ mechanics. (*“Working in the Mouth” by Doug Alexander, B.Sc., RMT – a long-time friend of MTAM). A new approach to assessment will be covered that speaks directly to creating a treatment plan, and will accomplish covering the “Gold Medal” in treatment; the Medial Pterygoid muscle. Participants will leave with the communications skills, confidence and techniques to treat a triad of mastication muscles. Thus providing a winning combination allowing a solid contribution to integrate TMJ Dysfunction as it presents with Headache, MVA/Concussion, Head Forward Carriage/posture issues, and direct impact jaw trauma. 

DAY 2 and 3
These days take participants from competence to mastery**.

Decompression Mobilizations, access and treatment of the Lateral Pterygoid m., blending with visual anatomical material, demystifying the noises of the anteriorly displaced Articular Disc, and its relationship to treatment planning.  This full toolbox will enable the RMT to network with other practitioners treating TMJ Dysfunction: Dentists/Hygienists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, and Speech Language Pathologists/voice coaches. While it is true that the incidence of TMJ Dysfunction is plentiful, the desire and ability to treat it remains a niche-building opportunity in many RMT communities.  Participants will receive networking materials to help proclaim their ability to address this issue, as well as an invitation for ongoing support in the LinkedIn discussion group Craniomandibular Practitioners.

**Mastery is a lifelong learning process acquiring the tools to be a trusted authority, cultivating effective skills and the humility informed by knowing every answer brings many more questions.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER


John Corry graduated in 1989 from the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto.  He has been an instructor in London’s massage therapy school, and has presented at provincial massage therapy conferences, international fitness symposiums, and the virtual World Massage Conference.  In 2007 he published a 3-issue series of articles on TMJ Dysfunction in Massage Therapy Canada magazine.

John pursues a level of excellence in innovative applications and since 1996 has groomed his practice toward TMJ cases.  He provides an accredited Continuing Education workshop for RMT’s that has taken across Canada, and now focuses his practice exclusively towards Craniomandibular issues.  When not attending TMJ clients he can be found cycling or pursuing a creative passion of B/W photography.