The CRAFTA® curriculum is the result of the consensus of various dentical and physiotherapeutic specialists. The courses are updated every 6 months and follow as much as possible the European accreditation guidelines.(Bologna recommendations)
The courses include theoretical and practical components as well as case studies and patient presentations. The final aim is to educate high quality specialists by presenting current models of thinking and techniques for patients with headaches, face and neck dysfunctions and pain, wherever possible based on scientific evidence.
2-week introductory course
Participants must be: physiotherapists or doctors
Group 10 – Warsaw
Week 2: 24 – 28 September 2018
Group 12 – Warsaw
Week 1: 13 – 17 March 2019
Week 2: 9 – 13 September 2019
Group 13 – Kraków
Week 1: 16 – 20 January 2019
Week 2: 26 – 30 June 2019
Primary treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction, its functional relationship to pain mechanisms of relevant structures of the temporomandibular region, the function of the temporomandibular joint and its neurophysiological, biomechanical and functional relationship to the cervical spine, the cranium and the nervous system.
The subjective physical examination, assessment and treatment techniques of the temporomandibular region and an update of neurobiological and anatomical skills about function of the temporomandibular region are in focus of this seminar.
• Functional (neuro-)anatomical and pathophysiology
• Differential diagnosis
• Palpation of reference points
• Physical examination
• Treatment techniques
• Treatment setup – in general and in relationship to syndromes
• Patient treatment with a follow-up
Craniofacial dysfunctions and its functional relationship The function of the cranium and its knowledge about adaptation and the movement patterns of the cranium (craniodynamic) in evidence based skills are the priority in this seminar.
The classification of pain mechanisms, assessment-, and treatment techniques of the neuro- and viscerocranium, also an update of neurobiological and anatomical skills about function of the cranium will give a comprehensive overview about all cranial structures.
• General phylogenesis and ontogenesis
• Cranio dynamic
• Functional dynamic of the neurocranium and viscerocranium
linical patterns of the cranial region and its pain mechanisms
• Palpation of the cranium and the facial skeleton
• Physical examination of the craniofacial complex. Inspection, introduction in the clinimetrics and passive assessment and treatment techniques
• Management of craniofacial syndromes in children and adults
This part is about to detect clinical patterns of cranial nerve dysfunction and detect neuropathies. Conduction test and Neurodynamic tests of all cranial nerves, also nerve palpation will be presented. Mobilisation, facilitation and neuromassage of the extracranial nerves will be treated in the practical parts
• Physical dysfunction of the nervous system
• Functional Neuroanatomy and neurodynamic of the cranial nerves
• Peripheral neuropathic pain mechanism and cranial nerves
• Differential diagnosis
• Clinical considerations relating to cranial nerves
• Assessment and treatment with palpation techniques
• Neurodynamic tests of the cranial nerves
• Treatment principles
• Treatments of syndromes, e.g. vasomotoric headache, Trigeminal neuropathy, atypic facial pain, Trigeminal neuralgia, facial paresis, eye dysfunction, speech and swallowing dysfunction
• Patient treatment
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