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

Job Opportunity at

Duke Innovative Pain Therapies, in conjunction with the Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy and the Department of Anesthesiology, is looking for  a full-time physical therapist with experience in the management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain and also with experience in full body PT and rehabilitation.  Preference given to candidates Board Certified by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics, or eligible to become Board Certified. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Daniel.dore@duke.edu.

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