TMD Course, Conference & Event Recaps

2019

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.