Learning Objectives: Upon course completion, the participant will be able to-
1) Enumerate the embryological derivation of the teeth, maxilla, and mandible and the muscles that insert, originate, or affect said structures.
2) List the Cranial Nerves that have Parasympathetic and General Visceral Afferent neurons and their relevant course through the head, neck, and face.
3) Identify, palpate and test irritation and aberrant motion of the maxilla, mandible and hyoid.
4) Demonstrate and describe effective use of NDR, Cranial Mobilization, and Fascial Release as an appropriate treatment of cranial-facial-mandibular dysfunction pre- and post-dental procedure to maximize function and minimize long-term dysfunction,
5) Perform appropriate Global and Regional provocation tests for the head, jaw, face, and neck.
PSNS III: Orofacial Field
1. Anatomy and Physiology
- Autonomic Feed
- Sympathetic (SNS) Feed
- Chain Ganglia
- Parasympathetic (PSNS) Feed
- CN III, VII, IX, X
- Innervated Structures
- General Visceral Afferents (GVA)
- Head, Face, and Neck
2. Somatic or Peripheral Feed (PNS)
3. Global and Regional Provocation Tests
4. Testing for Irritated Structures
- Somatic Approaches
- MFR, Counterstrain
- Neurological Approaches
- Neural Dynamic Reintegration
- Chapman’s Neurolymphatic Technique
- Ganglia Treatment