The Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics

CCTT Certification

The examination is offered to qualified physical therapists at each annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP).

Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of care and service provided to the public through certification of Physical Therapists in the field of Orofacial Pain.

Certification Development

The examination blueprint and study guide outlines the specific content areas of knowledge that are included in the examination.

The Puzzle of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

Pain at the temporomandibular region can develop from within or around the joint, but can also be referred from the head, the neck and/or shoulder girdle. Physical therapists that have obtained specialty certification by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT) understand the relationship of the neck and shoulder girdle to the temporomandibular complex and cranium. Therefore a comprehensive initial evaluation must encompass an assessment of those inter-related components.

A complete listing of certified cervical and temporomandibular therapists (CCTT) are available in the Directory

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