The Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics
The examination is offered to qualified physical therapists at each annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP).
To enhance the quality of care and service provided to the public through certification of Physical Therapists in the field of Orofacial Pain.
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.