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TMJ Mastery: Principles, Applications, and Disc Displacements

October 20 @ 8:30 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm

TMJ Mastery October 2023

Instructed by John Corry, RMT

Registration Deadline: 6 October 2023

Date:  October 20–October 22, 2023 (3-day course)

Time:  8:30 am–5:00 pm lunch (11:45am–12:45pm) / Break(s): 10:00am-10:15am & 3:00pm-3:15pm

Location:  Fredericton Inn, 1315 Regent Street, Fredericton, NB, E3C 1A1

Fee:  $450 (ANBMT members only)         $550 (Non-Member)

*This course is $550 in-person when offered by the instructor.


CEUs:   (Previously approved by the CMTNB in 2018) *16 hours hands-on.

MAXIMUM: This course is limited to 24 registrants

Preferred room rate: Fredericton Inn, Fredericton, NB, $139.00 + HST per night (2 queen beds). A block of 12 rooms have beenreserved (book 2 weeks in advance of the event to secure the reserved room). Toll Free 1-800-561-8777 or 506 455-1430; Free parking. Booking reference: ANBMT Group

Course Details

TMJ Mastery is a 3-day integrative workshop focused on intraoral techniques that explore TMJ dysfunction. Included is a comprehensive visualstudy of the continuum of articular disc derangement, and techniques that may restore function or alter further degeneration.

This course aims to develop the TMJ/intraoral topics covered in the original 2200-hour massage therapy curriculum. Therefore, this is a graduate course where certain assumptions will be made regarding your familiarity with the anatomy, physiology and mechanical function ofthe head, neck, and face. The workshop is not designed as a definitive and comprehensive evidence- based research project, but rather as afunctional set of ideas and principles that could bring new possibilities into a massage therapists’ repertoire. We incorporate myofascialtechniques affecting the masticatory musculature and develop strategies to assess and restore symmetric condylar movement. The intraoraltechniques will also include joint mobilizations that attempt to de-compress and restore articular disc space.

Why choose this course?

Building a niche: Treating TMJ dysfunction offers an opportunity to distinguish oneself within this competitive profession; intraoral treatment is still NOT addressed by most massage therapists.

TMJ dysfunction is widespread: A 2007 survey showed 72% (185) clench their teeth–resulting in overworked chewing muscles, pain,often headaches, and many with noisy joints. Many people with TMJD wait years before seeking treatment and say their dental appliances don’tresolve everything.

What to Bring

  • Portable massage table (1 per 2 participants)
  • Nitrile gloves (full box)
  • 1 bath towel / 1 sheet / 1 pillow / Light blanket (optional)*
  • Lotion (no oil, please)
  • Binder / pen / 4 coloured highlighters / coloured pencils
  • Snacks, lunch, water

About the Instructor

John Corry graduated in 1989 from Sutherland-Chan School in Toronto. In 1992, he attended a mentoring workshop called “Working in theMouth” and discovered that many of the clients present a malfunction of the TMJ–but thought nothing could be done. He has been aninstructor in London massage therapy school, has presented at provincial massage therapy conferences, international fitness symposia; a virtual global internet conference on massage, and published a series of 3-part articles on TMJ dysfunction in a national massage therapymagazine.

In the new millennium, John’s mentor encouraged him to meet the demand of this niche modality and the TMJ Mastery workshop was created. He lives and works in London, Ontario, at Wholistic Body Works, and receives TMJD clients from word-of-mouth, chiropractors, dentists, speech-language pathologists, and music/vocal coaches. In his free time, cycle touring and black & white photography offer creative opportunities.

Register here: TMJ Mastery October 2023

E-mail: anbmt@anbmt.ca   Fax: 506-451-8173


October 20 @ 8:30 am
October 22 @ 5:00 pm
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Coralie Hopkins, Executive Director, ANBMT
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Fredericton inn
1315 Regent Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3C 1A1 Canada
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