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Clinical Anatomy of the Cervical Spine, TMJ and Head (CAD)
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Capital Area District Course approved for 4 CCUs.

When: February 3, 2018
8:00am-12:00pm CT
Where: University of St. Augustine- Austin
5401 La Crosse Avenue
Room 114A & 121A
Austin, Texas  78739
United States
Contact: Ronna Keagle

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At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to:

1. Describe the regional anatomy of the cervical spine, TMJ, and head with specific emphasis on the musculoskeletal and neurovascular structures and their clinical relevance.
2. Discuss the application of craniomandibular training in the scope of physical therapy clinical practice. 

Speaker Bio:

Allan Besselink, PT, DPT, Dip. MDT is a physical therapist and assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin. He is the lead lab instructor for both Gross Anatomy I and II.

Dr. Besselink is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada in 1988. He has been in Austin, Texas, since 1990. During that time, he has developed a unique perspective on sport- and fitness-related injuries and primary prevention for both the recreational and elite athlete. He has coached a wide variety of athletes in events ranging from the 800 meters to 100-mile ultraruns and Ironman triathlons. He is the author of RunSmart: A Comprehensive Approach to Injury-Free Running.

Dr. Besselink is one of 400 practitioners internationally that have attained the Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie Institute International in New Zealand, the highest level of training and achievement in the McKenzie Method. His clinical practice is one of the few in the world that specifically focuses on the application of MDT to a sports population.

In his 29 years as a physical therapist, he has lectured extensively on a variety of topics including MDT, clinical and functional anatomy, clinical reasoning, and sports medicine at regional, national, and international conferences and post-professional continuing competency/education programs.

Mark Strickland, PT, OCS, MTC, Cert MDT, CFC, CCTT, CODN is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston in 1984. He received his McKenzie certification in 1994, completed his Board Certification in Orthopedic Specialty in 1999, his Manual Therapy Certification through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 1999, and his Craniofacial Certification in 2005 also through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. In 2009, he was certified by the Physical Therapy Board of Cervical & Craniofacial Therapeutics (PTBCCT) as a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist. In 2012, he completed his Vestibular Certification through the American Institute of Balance and Certification in Orofacial Dry Needling through Myopain Seminars.

For the past twenty years Mr. Strickland has been a chief clinical instructor for the Physical Therapy School at Texas State University. For the past eleven years he has been an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences where he teaches online courses in Craniomandibular Disorders. He also teaches and is the examiner for the five Continuing Medical Education seminar series (CF1-CF4 and certification) offered through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, leading to Craniofacial Certification (CFC).

Mr. Strickland is currently employed by ATI Physical Therapy as Regional Director of Clinical Excellence, Southwest Region (TX, CO, NV, NM, and NE). He practices physical therapy in Austin, TX with primary specialties of spine, manual therapy, and Craniomandibular Disorders, including pre- and post-surgical TMJ cases, total joint replacements, arthroplasty, condylotomy, and arthroscopy with or without plication, orthognathic surgery, and grafts.


8:00am-11:00am: Review of clinical anatomy of the cervical spine, TMJ, and head
11:00am-12:00pm: Introduction to the role of the physical therapist in the management of craniomandibular dysfunction. 


Registration Fees:

PT/PTA Member $50.00 

PT/PTA Non-Member $100.00

No refunds.


Class is limited to 20 participants. To be placed on the waitlist, please email 


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