PABC Course: Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Orofacial Pain – Evaluation and Treatment

COVID19 Precautions:

Larger clinic location to enable physical distancing

Masks and sanitizer provided throughout the course

A single partner for all practical sessions



This course will provide a basic understanding of evaluation and treatment of common temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.

Course participants will learn the anatomy and biomechanics of the TMJs, the neurological input and overlap in the craniofacial region, referred pain patterns, and diagnostic categories with associated clinical presentation.

Comprehensive TMJ assessment and treatment techniques with attention to cervical spine influences will be presented, followed by practical sessions.

Management for complex clinical presentations will be discussed, including psychosocial issues and chronic pain.

Oral appliance therapy, bruxism, sleep, aural symptoms, multidisciplinary management and surgical interventions will also be discussed.


Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm

Target Audience:
Physical Therapists


Maria Zerjav, BSc(H)Psych, BScPT, CCTT, CODN

Maria has been practicing physiotherapy since 1987, when she graduated from Dalhousie University. Over the past 25 years she has focused her area of clinical practice on the treatment of patients with TMJ disorders (TMD). In 2010 she was certified by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT) as a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT). She has worked with Oral Medicine Specialists, ENTs, audiologists, speech language pathologists, dentists and physicians in the treatment of TMD. She has presented lectures to UBC physiotherapy students, physiotherapists, dentists, dental hygienists, ENTs and plastic surgeons regarding TMJ disorders. She is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and has attended their annual conferences since 2004. In 2016 Maria completed advanced training in Facial Neuromuscular Retraining (Facial Palsy/Bell’s Palsy). 

All participants are responsible for ensuring that they have a current license to practice from the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC). If participants are from out of BC, they must acquire a Temporary License from CPTBC

PABC Course Cancellation Policy:
PABC Course refunds are issued for cancellations received two weeks prior to the event, less a $100 Cancellation fee. No refunds are issued for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the event.

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Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
Produced by PABC
Event cost
$450 - $1050
In person

UNBC - Plinth Lab
3333 University Way
Prince George BC V2N 4Z9

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