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of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics
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May 4 - 6, 2017 AAOP, 40th Scientific Meeting:

PTBCCT Pre-Conference/ Lunch and Learn Session/ Plenary Session Speaker


2017 AAOP PT Program
Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale Arizona


PTBCCT Preconference Educational Program


Thursday Morning. May 4th, 2017
The morning session will provide the orofacial pain specialist new and exciting information about recent research specific to cervical muscle pathology and its correlation to orofacial pain. In addition, research presentations on cervical and oral dystonia will add to the clinicians understanding and the ability to recognize these movement disorders and comprise an adequate treatment plan.  The afternoon session will focus on comprehensive and evidenced-based cervical muscle rehabilitation for patients with orofacial pain.


9:00 – 10:30 am. Paul Durham, MS, Ph.D
Cervical muscle pathology and rehabilitation of the orofacial pain patient.

10:30 – 12:00 pm. Nancy Byl, PT, MPH, Ph.D, FAPTA
Strategies for Movement Re-education and Brain Training for Cervical Dystonia

Thursday Afternoon.  Lecture and Workshop: May 4th, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 pm.  Michael Karegeannes, PT, MHSc, LAT, MTC, CFC, CCTT, CMTPT
Therapeutic exercises for patients with headache and chronic cervical pain.

PT Social Gathering: Sponsored by the PTBCCT

Thursday May 4th  5:30pm - 9:00pm
Open to all physical therapists attending the AAOP Scientific Meeting

Lunch & Learn Session: Saturday, May 6th, 2017

12:30-2:00 pm.  Todd Henkelmann PT, MS, CCTT  
Physical Therapy for Bell's Palsy & Other Facial Paralysis Conditions.
Plenary Session: Saturday, May 6th, 2:00-2:45p

2:00 – 2:45 pm. Nancy Byl PT, MPH, Ph.D, FAPTA 
Diagnosing Cervical Dystonia in an Orofacial Pain Practice


Eveline Erni, Pat Rudd, Mike Karegeannes &  Jeff Mannheimer
PTBCCT Speakers Committee