Learn How to Provide
Safe, Effective, Individualized Trismus Intervention
Our Self-Study Course is Now LIVE!
This go-at-your-own-pace .7 CEU ASHA-approved self-study HNC-trismus intervention course includes the latest and greatest research articles on trismus intervention, demo and how-to videos, and a large collection of clinical resources that therapists can use immediately with their patients, caregivers, and colleagues. Additional support and mentorship are available to all course participants via email and a private ARKJP therapist Facebook group.
We no longer offer our 2-day, live course. We have decided to make our course information more easily accessible to rehabilitation therapists by moving to an online course model with the option of a 1-day, hands-on seminar in the future for therapists who have taken one of our course webinars and wish to obtain additional training with certification. This hands-on certification seminar has not yet been planned due to the pandemic.
Are you providing skilled or unskilled trismus therapy?
Skilled trismus therapy means the clinician uses progressive, safe, and tailored exercise prescriptions, rather than than the general jaw mobility device instructions (7-7-7 or 5-5-30). Anyone can read those general instructions and figure it out without a therapist.
A skilled therapist takes into account the patient's individual needs, as well as the pitfalls and dangers of trismus therapy, uses standardized assessment tools, and evidence-based therapeutic techniques. An effective trismus therapist also knows counseling approaches that promote collaboration and the patient's active participation in the recovery process.
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The online course is offered for .7 ASHA CEU (Advanced Area, Professional Content).