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Masterclass - Introduction to Manual Medicine
for TMJ, Headaches and Migraines (Lev
el 1)
14th June 2024


Duration:  1-Day Course 

Skill level: Introduction - 7 CPD hours

Online Theory Resources included

Who this course is for:

  • Participants who have completed Dry Needling/Medical Acupuncture Course Level 1

  • Clinical Massage/Sports Massage Therapists

  • Sports Therapists

  • Chiropractors/Students of Chiropractic 

  • Kinesiologists/Students of Kinesiology 

  • Physiotherapists/Students of Physiotherapy

  • Podiatrists/Students of Podiatry

  • Osteopaths/Students of Osteopathy

If your profession is not listed here, please contact us to discuss.

Course Goals:

  • ​To provide a foundational understanding of the types, aetiologies, and pathophysiology of TMJ, Headaches and Migraines.

  • To introduce participants to the principles of diagnosis, including history taking, physical examination, and the use of diagnostic criteria and tools.

  • To familiarize participants with basic manual therapy techniques and other non-pharmacolgical approaches for the treatment of TMJ, Headaches and Migraines.  Including the use of joint mobilisation to the TMJ both inside & outside of the mouth.

  • To empower participants with knowledge and skills for prescribing exercises and educating patients about self-management strategies.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of TMJ, Headaches and Migraines and their underlying causes.

  • Perform a comprehensive history taking and physical examination for patients presenting with headaches, identifying red flags and indications for referral.

  • Apply basic manual therapy techniques safely and effectively to manage headache and migraine symptoms.

  • Design simple exercise programs tailored to the needs of headache and migraine sufferers.

  • Educate patients about lifestyle modifications, self-management techniques, and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for long-term management.

Understanding TMJ, Headaches and Migraines
Morning Session: Introduction to TMJ, Headaches and Migraines
•    Overview of types of TMJ, Headaches and Migraines
•    Aetiologies and pathophysiology
•    Importance of a multidisciplinary approach
•    History taking and physical examination inc TMJ

•    Dry Needling Techniques in Treatment

Afternoon Session: Diagnosis and Assessment
•    Identifying red flags and when to refer
•    Introduction to diagnostic criteria and tools
•    Basic manual techniques for TMJ dysfunction & headache relief
•    Safety considerations and contraindications
•    Basic exercises for TMJ, Headache and Migraine patients

Dr. Jon Marshall B.App Sci (Comp Med), M.Osteo. M.App Sci (Acupuncture), M.Strength&Conditioning, Manual Medicine Australia
As the director of the Manual Medicine Australasia since 2012, Dr. Marshall has played a pivotal role in educating healthcare professionals on dry needling and manual therapy. His courses are meticulously designed to
equip practitioners with the necessary skills to provide high-quality, evidence-based care, with a strong emphasis on creating personalized treatment plans for patients.

Dr. Marshall adopts a holistic approach to osteopathy and patient care, seamlessly integrating traditional treatment methods with the latest scientific research to devise interventions that are both effective and individually tailored. His contributions to clinical practice, education, and the ongoing professional development of healthcare workers have significantly raised the standard of patient care and fostered a culture of continuous learning and innovation within the healthcare community.
Recognised as an authoritative figure in osteopathy and manual medicine, Dr. Marshall's unwavering dedication to improving patient outcomes, coupled with his commitment to education and the professional growth of others, continues to inspire and make a positive impact within the global healthcare landscape.

David Lintonbon DO, PG Cert Clin Ed MSc MEd ACu
David has been involved nationally and internationally, in the teaching of manual medicine techniques in over 40 countries.

An accomplished lecturer, practitioner and author of a number of e-books and a groundbreaking DVD on clinical examination and the use of safe manipulation techniques, for easing headache, migraine and TMJ related head & neck pain, that practitioners will learn on this course.

David trained as an Osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy in 1985 and then completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Brighton where he was awarded the Post Graduate Certificate of Clinical Education followed by an MSc in Medical Acupuncture.
He is currently a clinical tutor & lecturer at British College of Medicine, London UK.
His skills and expertise remain in demand around the world.

Masterclass - Advanced Manual Medicine for Headaches & Migraines Level 2 will be available in 2025. 

After completion of Integrated Manual Medicine Ltd (IMM) CPD courses.  Participants can get preferential rates for bespoke insurance cover with insurance for their Foyht Heath & Wellbeing sector.  Click here to complete the BGI Form.

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