Course Recap – May 4, 2017 – Scottsdale, AZ


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.


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.


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.