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The Eclectic Approach to Temporomandibular Management

The Eclectic Approach to Temporomandibular Management

The Eclectic Approach to Temporomandibular Management

This course includes
11:39:45 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in May 2016


The Eclectic Approach to Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) presents a modern manual therapy look at the evaluation and treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction.

There is a lack of knowledge in the screening and treatment of this condition which may be affecting many of your upper quarter patients, especially those with concurrent headaches and/or cervical dysfunction.

The Eclectic Approach uses Movement Screen and a Repeated Motions Exam to help classify the patient and find relevant movement and motor control issues. A strong emphasis on modern Pain Science Education and home exercises is used to make the patient independent of passive care. Manual therapy uses The EDGE Tool for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation or IASTM, as well as joint mobilization for the upper cervical spine and TMJ, function mobilization, and thrust manipulation of the cervical and upper thoracic regions.


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the relevant cervicocraniomandibular anatomy
  • Describe the effects of head/neck posture on mandible position
  • Perform a upper quadrant (UQ) Movement Screen and Repeated Motions Exam to help classify the patient for movement strategies and manual therapy
  • Educate the patient on self-care and self-assessment
  • Perform a variety of soft tissue and joint mobilization/thrust manipulation to reset the patient’s nervous system

Learn how to manage TMD, cervical spine pain, and headaches using an eclectic and modern approach!



PT, MD, DO, ATC, MT, and everyone interested in the Manual Therapy approach.


USA CEU Approval

This online course is approved for 10.5 CEUs for Physical Therapists in 39 US States. The US States that this course has been approved for can be found here.

In order to qualify for the CEUs, you must complete the entire course and pass the exam.

Further details are included in the course.

The instructors
Dr. Erson Religioso III

Dr. Erson Religioso III, DPT, MS, MTC, CertMDT, CFC, FMS, FMT, FAAOMPT, is a fellowship trained cash based PT practice owner, entrepreneur, blogger, and sought after lecturer in the topic of Modern Manual Therapy. He has a #CashPT Practice in the Buffalo, NY area, EDGE Rehab and Sports Science, where he specializes in TMD, headaches, spinal care, runners, gymnasts, and chronic pain. His focus is seeing the patient as little as possible, and empowering them with education, self assessment and treatment strategies.

Dr. Religioso is adjunct faculty of SUNY at Buffalo, where he teaches orthopaedic manual physical therapy in the DPT program. He also developed a line of manual therapy, mobility, fitness, strength, and rehab products along with pain science education materials at The EDGE Mobility System.

Modern Manual Therapy - The Eclectic Approach is Dr. Religioso’s line of seminars for clinicians that are taught online and in live venues around the world. The Eclectic Approach started with Modern Manual Therapy, and has expanded to include Modern Strength Training, and Modern Patient Education.

Dr. E is now offering his services as both an online clinical mentor to clinicians at Modern Rehab Mastery, travelling OMPT Fellowship mentor, online patient consultations, and online business and social media consultation, #CashPT start up with LeBauer Consulting. He also is part of media company, UpDoc Media, with 2 podcasts, Therapy Insiders and Untold Physio Stories.

Erson is a family man, married to the best woman in the world, and currently has 5 beautiful children. He enjoys running with them, watching them in competitive gymnastics and watching Disney/Pixar movies. He is also a huge tech geek and loves all things Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek. If you see Dr. E out and about, or at a seminar, ask him to grab a beer or coffee and talk about shop or anything!

Course Material included in this course
  • Introduction
  • Introduction Slides
  • Introduction to the Eclectic Approach
  • Feedback
  • Part 1
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Live Case
  • Feedback
  • Part 2
  • Upper Quarter Screening pt. 1
  • Upper Quarter Screening pt. 2
  • Passive Cervical Retraction & Side Bending
  • Feedback
  • Part 3
  • ISTM
  • TMJ
  • Shoulder
  • Q&A
  • Feedback
  • Part 4
  • Masseter
  • Cervical Retraction & Side Bending Pec Minor & Upper Trap Inhibition Techniques
  • Live Case #2
  • Positional Inhibition of the Rhomboid
  • Feedback
  • Part 5
  • Breathing Assessment
  • Subcranial Sheer Distraction
  • Bruxing
  • Quadriped Lumbar Lock Rotation & Positional Inhibition
  • Recap
  • Thoracic Spine ISTM
  • Conclusion
  • US CEU Certificate Information & Test
  • Feedback
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