February 2019 General Meeting

Physical Therapy for the Temporomandibular Dysfunction Patient

Speakers:  Lexi Osteen PT, DPT and Michelle Hartnett PT

Date:  February 19, 2019   

Time:  FREE Happy Hour: 5:30pm – 6:30pm * Meeting starts at 6:30pm  

Austin Country Club – 4408 Long Champ Dr, Austin 78746

          Lecture Course * 2 Hours CE Credit

Cost: $40 member dentist/$50 members with late registration (if available)

$50 guest of member dentist; $70 nonmember dentist

RSVP: By 10:00 a.m. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

To RSVP & PAY with Credit Card, go to www.capitalareadental.org

To RSVP & PAY with Check or Cash, call 512.335.1405

If you need a vegetarian, vegan or gluten free meal, tell Nancy

when making your reservation.  Reservations are released at 6:30pm

Reservations not cancelled by 10:00am Friday, February 15 will be billed

This presentation will outline the role that physical therapy can play in the management of the TMD patient.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand temporomandibular joint arthrokinematics
  • Understand the influence of upper cervical spine and posture on the temporomandibular joint
  • Understand the physical therapy treatments that are available for the TMD patient
  • Determine patient presentations that may respond well to physical therapy intervention

Lexi Osteen PT, DPT

Lexi graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Texas Tech University in 2006 and went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from TTU Health Sciences Center in 2009. Since that time, she has been working in the Austin area in the outpatient orthopedic setting. Lexi incorporates manual therapy and patient specific exercises to help restore functional movement and optimal performance. She became a board certified orthopedic specialist in 2014 and subsequently completed Level 1 and Level 2 dry needling certifications. She also is a certified Kinesio Taping practitioner. Her clinical experience includes treating patients for pre and postoperative care, temporomandibular dysfunction, musculoskeletal dysfunction, and chronic pain.

Michelle Hartnett PT

Michelle graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1996 with her physical therapy degree. With more than 20 years of experience working in the outpatient orthopedic setting, she enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal issues as well as craniofacial and temporomandibular joint disorders. Certified in McKenzie Method, Michelle uses manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and neuromuscular re-education to return patients to the highest level of function possible. She believes in patient education, which empowers patients to be involved in their recoveries.