2. Anatomy and Biomechanics
3. Symptomology and Evaluation of the TMJ patient
b. Commonly treated conditions and their presentation
4. Cervical Spine Evaluation in relation to craniomandibular disorders
a. Postural assessment
b. Assessment of subcranial spine and its impact on head and facial pain
5. Review of Radiography and imaging for TMD
6. Physical therapy treatment considerations
7. Review of Surgical Procedures
8. Screening for physical therapy referral
Delia Esce PT, DPT, CFC has been a part of the Crouse Hospital physical therapy team since 1998. She earned her PT degree at Upstate Medical University in 1986 and later her DPT from the University of New England in 2010. She has been a practicing therapist for over thirty years, working in a multitude of clinical settings and treating a variety of conditions. Early in her career she became interested in treating TMJ/craniomandibular patients, recognizing them as an underserved population. She is always seeking ways to learn and improve through continuing education and in 2016 earned her Cranio-Facial certification through the University of Saint Augustine, studying under world-renowned therapist Dr. Mariano Rocabado. Esce is one of four therapists in New York State to hold this certification and her current caseload is nearly exclusive to craniomandibular patients.
Delia Esce has no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.
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