May 21, 2019
Presenters: Dave Campbell, LMT
The structures of the TMJ, upper cervical spine and anterior neck are intimately related during such activities as chewing, swallowing, speaking, and yawning. In concert with the teeth, tongue and muscles of facial expression, a coordinated dance of “contact improv” is at play involving synchronized, sequential and reciprocal actions. Operating behind the scenes are the ever-present effects of thoughts and emotions.
This presentation will review the anatomy and function of this area and explore gentle manual techniques to release muscular and fascial restriction, and to enhance somatic awareness to help counter the chronic tension that often inhabits this area.
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Dave Campbell, LMT, has been in practice for over 30 years and has an enduring fascination with the intricacies of the human body, mind, and spirit. Until recently, he was an instructor of kinesiology and cadaver anatomy for 15 years and taught CE classes for manual therapists around the Pacific Northwest area. He is the author and illustrator of the textbook Mastering Muscles and Movement: A Brain-Friendly System for Learning Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology. Dave currently focuses on his clinical
practice at The Natural Health Clinic in Bellingham, WA, specializing in CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation, augmented by a variety of other gentle neuromusculoskeletal techniques.