Patients with headache and/or temporomandibular (TM) disorders are often an under-served population due to the lack of trained healthcare specialists in this field in many parts of the United States. The purpose of this course is to improve the participant's ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of primary and select secondary headache variants and understand the underlying mechanisms and pathophysiology as it relates to patient management. Evidence-informed physical therapy and interdisciplinary management strategies will be presented so that participants will be able guide a patient to interventions that are in the best interest of the patient. Emphasis will also be placed on manual therapy examination and treatment and considerations for patient education and exercise interventions will be explored. Upon completion of this course, participants will have the requisite knowledge and skills to begin managing appropriate patients with headache and/or TM disorders and also recognize when additional consultation with other healthcare specialties is required.
About The Speaker(s)
Garrett Naze, PT, DPT, is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University. He is residency (UW-Health/Merriter) and fellowship (University of Illinois at Chicago) trained in orthopaedic/manual orthopaedic physical therapy and is also a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist through the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics. Dr. Naze has unique training, having served as the physical therapist in the interdisciplinary Orofacial Pain Clinic at the University of Kentucky, working with dentistry and clinical psychology to manage patients with complex, chronic pain conditions.