TMD Course, Conference & Event Recaps

2019

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: June 22-23, 2019
Location: Freedom Physical Therapy Services, Fox Point, WI

On June 23/23, 2019, I had the opportunity to host my two day TMD course at our Fox Point, WI Clinic with an exceptional group of physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and massage therapists. As always, it is a wonderful opportunity to learn and collaborate. It is great to learn about how healthcare is all the various states across the US as well as from those who visit from abroad and to learn and share from the other disciplines that attend my class. Here are some highlighted photos from that course! Thanks to all who attended!

14th Annual TMD and Orofacial Pain Mini-Residency Program

Date: June 3-7, 2019
Location: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

I had the pleasure of attending the 14th annual Temporomandibular and Orofacial Pain Mini-Residency at the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry under the direction of Dr. Jeff Okeson. This past week from June 3 through June 7, 2019, we covered topics encompassing the field of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Orofacial pain. There were approximately 70 of us, mostly all dentists, and just 3 of us as Physical Therapists. IT was a wonderful opportunity to help validate my knowledge in the examination and Treatment of TMD, but to, more importantly, learn it from the dental perspective, and how as Physical Therapists we can collaborate with our Dentists in our respective communities that might have an interest in Orofacial Pain. No question, like any other continuing education opportunity I learned a great deal more as well as had the pleasure of meeting fellow TMD specialist from all around the world. It was truly a great experience. I will highlight some of the topics covered in the pictures below.

Dr. Jeff Okeson is Professor, Chair of the Department of Oral Health Science and Director of the University of Kentucky’s Orofacial Pain Center, which he established in 1977. Dr. Okeson has over 220 publications and written many books regarding the field of TMD and Orofacial Pain. Dr. Okeson is a true Legend in the field of TMD and Orofacial Pain.

Dr. Charles Carlson lectured on the psychological considerations in the management of orofacial pains and taught us Physical Self Regulation for the management of orofacial pains and TMD. Dr. Carlson has his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology and Oral Health Science.

Dr. Pasha presented on Sleep Disordered Breathing in Adults. Dr. Pasha is currently an assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Dr. Isabel Moreno Hay, DDS, Ph.D. presented on Managing Snoring and Sleep Disorders in Dental Practice and History and Examination of the TMD/Orofacial Patient. Dr. Hay is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Orofacial Pain at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

Dr. Cristina Perez DDS, MS, lectured on Bruxism. Dr. Perez is one of a few dually trained and board certified in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orofacial Pain. Her role at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Craig Miller, DMD, MS presented on Oral Medicine Considerations of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Miller is Professor and Chief of the Division of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology, College of Dentistry, Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, College of Medicine and a University Research Professor.

Omami, BDS, MSc, MDentSc, FRCH(C) presented on Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint. Dr. Omami is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine, and Oral Radiology University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

Dr. Reny De Leeuw, DDS, Ph.D., MPH presented on Pharmacotherapy for the Orofacial Pain Patient. Dr. Leeuw is currently Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor in the Division of Orofacial Pain.

Windsor PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, CERP presented on Considerations of Cervical Pain Input in Orofacial Pain and TMD Patients and Management of Orofacial Pain with Physical Therapy. Nicole is currently a Doctoral Student at the University of Kentucky in the Ph.D. Rehabilitation Sciences Program.

Me with Dr. Carlson working on Physical Self-Regulation for the management of  Temporomandibular Disorders😊

Me Accepting my certificate with Dr. Okeson at The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall after a wonderful meal prepared for all who attended!

Dr. Okeson educating us about Keeneland Race Track that we toured.

The Awesome Jockeys I met at the Keeneland Race Track!

Enjoying the night out with colleagues that attended the Okeson Residency, from Left to Right:

Me (Mike Karegeannes PT), Gabriel  Overholtzer DDs from California, Bill Esser PT awesome friend and colleague from Oregon, Chris (from Ohio), and Uros Mezeg, DDs, Ph.D. from Slovenia. We had an amazing meal at Middle Fork Kitchen Bar in Lexington, KY. Seriously, some of the best Lamb chops I have ever had!

42nd Annual Scientific Meeting with the American Academy of Orofacial Pain: Evidence-Based Treatment for Orofacial Pain: Consensus or Controversy

Date: May 2-4, 2019
Location: San Diego, CA

I am very excited to be attending the 2019 American Academy of Orofacial Pain 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego. Yesterday, I was very excited to start our preconference by introducing one of our guest presenters, Dr. James Elliott PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, who completed his Ph.D. at the University of Queensland, Australia. The topic of discussion was Assessment/Prediction/Management of the Patient with Head/Neck Disorders Post Whiplash. I had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Elliott present in 2016 in Madison, Wi. As a result, Pat Rudd, Eveline Erni and I are on the Board of the PTBCCT, Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics. One of our responsibilities is providing the educational content and speakers for the Preconference and Plenary Sections representing our PT profession. It is always a great conference to collaborate with fellow Temporomandibular Physical Therapists and Dentists with TMD Specialty.

Dr. Jennifer Flage Hobson, PT, DPT, MTC, CFC, CMTPT, OMT was introduced by Eveline Erni PT, MA, CMA, CCTT, CODN , of Pivotal Physical Therapy- NYC, NY during a lunch and learn session of the 2019 American Academy of Orofacial Pain 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego. Dr. Hobson is the owner of Physical Therapy Renaissance in Chicago, IL. The topic of discussion was Myofunctional Therapy – Indicators and Relevance to Orofacial Pain. DR. Hobson covered everything from Tongue Tie assessment and treatment to the myofunctional approach to treating airway issues in children, adolescents, and even adults!

Dr. Marie Hoeger Bement, PT, Ph.D. also presented during the plenary session of the 2019 American Academy of Orofacial Pain 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego. Dr. Bement, who completed her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa and is currently Associate Professor at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wi. The topic of discussion was Mechanisms of exercise – Induced Hypoalgesia. We are so fortunate to have her doing research and educating in my hometown area of Milwaukee, WI.

Dr. Marie Hoeger Bement, PT, Ph.D.

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: March 16-17, 2019
Location: Myopain Seminars Training Center, 4405 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814

Another Great weekend (3/16-3/17) In Bethesda, MD. I had the pleasure of presenting my 2 day TMD class through Myopain & Eureka Seminars. In addition to educating on the evaluation and treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders and TMJ Pain, we covered topics such as how TMD Physical Therapists can be part of Sleep disordered breathing issues and sleep medicine and assessing airway, along with topics such as tongue tied and appropriate use of splint therapy. It was a very engaging group of PTs and a dentist. Thanks to all who attended!

I look forward to being back in Bethesda the weekend of 9/28-29, 2019. Click on the link to register for this course through Myopain/Eureka Seminars website. – Michael Karegeannes

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: January 19-20, 2019
Location: Clearview Physical Therapy, 101-4306 Richmond Rd SW Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 4P6

This past weekend(1/19-20, 2019) was a great experience in Calgary. The hosts of my  TMD course, Jerry and Margaret Niziolek, owners of Clearview Physical Therapy we’re incredibly gracious during my entire stay! What fantastic human beings. A big thank you to Thomas Bazydlo, dear friend, colleague and fellow CCTT was kind enough to be the catalyst for this past weekend. I also had the pleasure of meeting Thomas’ brother Marcus and one of their good friends and fellow physiotherapist classmates, Anna who also attended my course. And finally,  all the wonderful physiotherapists from the surrounding areas who attended my class and I had the pleasure of teaching and learning from them!! Jerry, Margaret, Thomas and all who attended….natstovia!!! – Michael Karegeannes

2018

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: December 13-14, 2018
Location: Oconomowoc, WI 53066

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: November 17-18, 2018
Location: Concordia University-Wisconsin Mequon Campus, 12800 N Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097

It was an awesome teaching experience at Concordia University in Mequon, WI. Their wonderful room/lab space provided the perfect learning environment along with all its high tech features. It was a great group of Physical Therapist, Occupational therapists, and PT assistants locally as well as from around the US, Canada, and Barbados! Thank you Concordia University for allowing me the opportunity to share my passion for temporomandibular disorders and thanks to a great class of participants that provided stimulating dialogue, questions and collaboration! – Michael Karegeannes

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: October 13-14, 2018
Location: Advanced Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, 2105 E Enterprise Ave., Appleton, WI 54913

A huge shout out and thank you to Rob Worth and his awesome team of therapists at Advanced Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Appleton, WI for hosting my TMD course on October 13th and 14th, 2018. Advanced PT and Sports medicine is a private practice PT company founded and lead by Rob Worth, they have 20 locations and going strong! It is so awesome to see private practice at its best and to have met so many competent and caring therapists. It was a privilege to share my knowledge regarding the treatment of patients with TMJ pain, cervical pain, and headaches. – Michael Karegeannes

42nd Annual Scientific Meeting with the American Academy of Orofacial Pain: Evidence-Based Treatment for Orofacial Pain: Consensus or Controversy

Date: April 26-28, 2018
Location: Hilter Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL, 60603

Very excited, the 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting with the American Academy of Orofacial Pain kicked off April 26 in Chicago. This year’s meeting theme is Evidence-Based Treatment for Orofacial Pain: Consensus or Controversy.
Thursday we kicked off the day with Dr. Cesar Fernandez De Las Penas from Madrid, Spain. Clinical Reasoning for manual therapy in Temporomandibular Pain Disorders, An Evidence-based Approach. – Michael Karegeannes

2017

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: November 11-12, 2017
Location: Freedom Physical Therapy Services, 6908 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, WI 53217

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: September 23-24, 2017
Location: Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute, 100 E. Walton, Suite 700, Chicago, Il 60611

A sincere thanks to my good friend Ashraf Abdelhamid and his business partner, Robert Johnson for hosting my Chicago TMD course 9/22-9/23. Their wonderful clinic, Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute was right off Michigan Avenue! We had a wonderful group of physical therapists and chiropractors take part in the course. Part of the beauty of the group was that we had a few pelvic floor therapists in attendance.  Many practitioners who treat patients with chronic pain know whether it be pelvic floor pain or TMD pain and headaches, many of our complex patients have chronic overlapping pain syndromes.  As a result it is important to treat the whole person and their whole body for a far better outcome! Love Chicago, great fun! Thanks to all who attended and made the class exciting and collaborative. – Michael Karegeannes

41st American Academy of Orofacial Pain Scientific Meeting: Therapeutic Exercises for Patients with Headaches and Chronic Cervical Pain

Date: May 4-7, 2017
Location: Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85256

The 41st Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) was held in Scottsdale, Arizona May 4-7, 2017. Michael Karegeannes, Owner of Freedom Physical Therapy Services, spoke at the largest preconference turnout in AAOP history. The emphasis of this 4 day conference was on The Evolving World of Orofacial Pain. This annual conference is a collaboration of dentists and allied health professionals dedicated to alleviating pain and suffering through the promotion of excellence in education, research and patient care in the field of orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders, headaches, migraines, cervical pain and associated disorders. 

Michael Karegeannes, PT, MHSc, LAT, MTC, CFC, CCTT, CMTPT presented Therapeutic Exercises for Patients with Headache and Chronic Cervical Pain. 

Mike had the pleasure of listening to Paul Durham MS, PhD speak about Cervical Muscle Pathology and Rehabilitation for Patients with Orofacial Pain.

Mike is Vice President of the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics. Featured here is President (and legend) Jeff Mannheimer PT, PhD, CCTT, CODN and Barbara Semmel PT, CCTT.

Nancy Byl, PT, MPH, PhD, FAPTA presented on Strategies for Movement Re-Education and Brain Training for Cervical Dystonia.

Michael introducing Todd Henkelmann PT, MS, CCTT who spoke on Bell’s Palsy and Other Facial Paralysis Conditions.

WPTA Spring Conference: The Evaluation, Treatment and Management of Temporomandibular Disorders, Craniofacial Pain and Orofacial Pain

Date: April 20, 2017
Location: Green Bay Radisson Hotel, 2040 Airport Dr, Green Bay, WI 5431303

Mike Karegeannes, Jeff Verhagen, and Michael Verplancke had the opportunity to present at the recent Spring 2017 Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin on April 20, 2017. They presented a one day introductory lecture and lab on the Evaluation and Treatment of Orofacial Pain, Craniofacial Pain, and Temporomandibular Disorders. Jeff and Mike Verplanke did an wonderful job teaching in the lab and received great feedback and reviews.

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: March 4-5, 2017
Location: Innovative Physical Therapy – Mission Valley, 5030 Camino De La Siesta, #220, San Diego, CA 92108

I recently had the pleasure of teaching my TMJ course in beautiful San Diego at Innovative Physical Therapy. It was great to see the course foster collaboration of participants including PTs, PTAs, Dentists and Massage Therapists. I can’t thank my fantastic hosts Lindy, Marilyn and Annika enough. And a special thank you to my good friend Bill Esser, who came from Oregon to assist me. Please check out his TMD course as well.  As much as I love teaching and sharing, it always amazes how much I learn in return! – Michael Karegeannes

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: February 4-5, 2017
Location: Myopain Seminars Training Center, 4405 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814-4535

Mike Karegeannes PT, MHSc, LAT, MTC, CFC, CCTT, CMTPT, a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of TMD, had the pleasure of being invited back to speak in Bethesda, MD. It was another wonderful opportunity to teach Physical Therapists from the United States and Canada, as well as a Chiropractor, about Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders, Headaches and Cervical Pain. Eureka Seminars and Myopain Seminars hosted the course at their newly renovated teaching facility. Mike thoroughly enjoyed the group, venue, and the opportunity to share his knowledge and passion for patients who suffer from craniocervical pain conditions.

2016

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: October 15-16, 2016
Location: Freedom Physical Therapy Services, 6908 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, WI 53217

Mike enjoyed spreading the word about TMJ therapy while teaching a class in Fox Point last weekend. Course participants who attended were from as far away as Singapore, North Dakota and New Jersey. He had a great mix of Physical therapists, Athletic Trainers, Massage therapists and Dentists.

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: September 10-11, 2016
Location: Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science, 3333 Green Bay Rd. North Chicago, IL 60064

Freedom duo, Michael Karegeannes, PT, MHSc, LAT, MTC, CFC, CCTT, CMTPT  and Michael Verplancke, DPT, CSCS, CMTPT teamed up with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science of North Chicago, IL to provide a 2 day course.  They educated physical therapists and dentists on the evaluation and treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders, Craniofacial and Orofacial Pain.  Mike V. enjoyed visiting his Alma Mater, and both were impressed with their and teaching facility.  The participants were amazing!  Thank you Rosalind Franklin University!

Clinical Reasoning for Manual Therapy in Headaches: An Evidence-Based Approach

Date:  August 6-7, 2016
Location: Freedom Physical Therapy Services, Fox Point WI 53217

Freedom was honored to host world renowned researcher and clinician César Fernández-de-las-Peñas PT, DO, MSc, PhD of Madrid, Spain who shared his knowledge on the evaluation and treatment of headaches and migraines. Dr. Fernández-de-las-Peñas has performed extensive research and published over 300 research articles and several books including topics in pain, headaches, migraines and dry needling. Freedom therapists continue their commitment to providing best care for our patients who suffer from temporomandibluar disorders, headaches, migraines, chronic pain, and related conditions.

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: July 9-10, 2016
Location: Myopain Seminars Training Center, 4405 East-West Hwy, Suite 404, Bethesda MD 20814

Freedom’s Mike Karegeannes had the pleasure of collaborating with Myopain Seminars in Bethesda, MD to educate physical therapists, massage therapists and dentists in the Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders, Craniofacial Pain, and Orofacial Pain.

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: January 23-24, 2016
Location: Freedom Physical Therapy Services, 6908 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, WI 53217

2015

The C-Spine, A Missing Piece in Solving the TMJ Puzzle

Date:  September 26, 2015
Location: Hotel Cheribourd – Orford

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: September 24-25, 2015
Location: AQPMO, Montreal, Quebec H2G1L3

I had the pleasure of teaching a 2 day TMJ course to 28 Physical Therapist’s in Montreal, Quebec. Then attended a symposium in Oxford, Canada hosted by Kinatex Sports Physio and provided a lecture on “The Cervical Spine, a missing piece in solving the TMJ Puzzle” that was attended by over 250 PTs and admins. Montreal was an amazing experience, and the PTs I had the pleasure of meeting were all wonderful. All in all a very positive experience! – Michael Karegeannes

EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER AND CRANIOFACIAL PAIN (TMD)

Date: September 12-13, 2015
Location: Freedom Physical Therapy Services, 6908 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, WI 53217

Freedom Physical Therapy Services had the pleasure of hosting a Temporomandibular Course for Physical Therapists and Dentists the weekend of September 12th. Michael Karegeannes, owner of Freedom, taught the course with lab assistance from Mike Verplancke who works at Freedom in Grafton. The 2 day course provided a basic and intermediate understanding of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Craniofacial Pain (CFP). Participants were taught how to evaluate, treat and manage patients suffering from jaw, facial and neck pain, as well as headaches. The course was very well attended with providers from as far away as Greece and Alaska. It was a great blend of providers, showing the benefit of collaboration as they gained knowledge to assist patients seeking pain relief.