Massage Therapy and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

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Welcome to Massage Therapy and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
My name is Michael and I am your NCBTMB Approved continuing education provider. Thanks for taking my course!

To earn your 3 hours of continuing education credit you must read this course (easy) and then take a short quiz on what you read (less easy, but honestly, still not hard).

Taking the quiz
You will find the link to take the quiz at the end of the course.

Target Audience
This continuing education course has been designed to meet the educational needs of massage therapists.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Course type
Text (written material)

Course Description
This course will enable you to identify symptoms and know the different classifications of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (commonly called TMJD) and the primary causes of it. You will become familiar with the muscles involved with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and will be able to identify the most likely areas for painful trigger points, thus enabling you to provide safe and effective treatment.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this home study continuing education course, the massage practitioner should be able to:

  • Define the term Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJD).
  • Identify the muscles around the Temporomandibular Joint.
  • List the bones of the Temporomandibular Joint.
  • Locate the Temporomandibular ligament.
  • List the suspected causes of TMJD.
  • Describe the symptoms experienced by clients suffering from TMJD.

This course is presented for educational purposes only. It was developed and marketed specifically for massage therapists that are required to obtain continuing education hours for licensing purposes. The author is not giving medical, legal or other professional advice.

This course is classified as “Cognitive” learning, meaning that there is no hands-on portion.

12 Hour Daily Limit
Please be advised that our school limits our students to 12 hours of continuing education per day (four of our 3-hour courses). So if you need 36 hours of continuing education be prepared to space it out over three days.