On this 3-day course we will explore the exquisite workings and development of the facial mechanism, becoming wholly familiar with it by handling the ‘jigsaw’ of the facial bones and palpation of the living anatomy. We will consider the relevance of healthy function of the facial mechanism to some frequently encountered problems in the physiology of the eyes, sinuses, speech, facial pain, dental occlusion and TMJ dysfunction. With individual tutorial support, this course offers a logical osteopathic approach and effective practical procedures which have proved to many to be indispensible in practice.
- Embryology of the face
- Bony anatomy of the face
- The eye, orbit and relation to the sphenoid and face, including clinical relevance.
- How does the face adapt to patterns of motion in the neurocranium, and how this influences occlusion.
- Anatomy and physiology of the nasal sinuses.
- The anatomy and function of the mandible and TMJ and how to treat it.
- The ear and the relationship of the eustachian tube to temporal and sphenoid bones.
- The mouth, anatomy and function including sucking, swallowing, speech.
- Common mal-occlusion problems will be discussed in an osteopathic context.