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Birth, Airway, TMD and Cranial Osteopathy
Tasha Turzo-Moore, DO
July 11, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Integrative tongue function is critical to optimize facial growth and development. The growth of the face in an anterior/inferior direction from the cranial base creates a space, called “Airway,” between the posterior margins of the tongue and the anterior cervical fascia. This space, “Airway,” is surrounded by collapsible soft tissues, which are dependent on the muscle and tone of the tongue and soft palate. Birth injuries can compromise the innervation and motor function of the tongue and muscles of the soft palate, which can affect the development of the face. Birth injuries, such as torticollis, often create temporalmandibular dysfunction as the face grows. The stability of this joint is a crucial component of optimizing airway space during sleep. Learn the questions to ask and physical exam to screen for our patients who are at risk for a sub optimal and compromised airway. Learn the “early interventions” to help redirect facial growth and development. Learn how to diagnosis and the basics of treatments for TMD. Learn about Cranial Osteopathy and how manual medicine can help to optimize facial growth and development.
Dr. Tasha Turzo, DO, graduated from Western University, Pomona, California in 1994 where she received a Post Graduate Osteopathic Manual Medicine/Anatomy Fellowship. She completed her internship at the UCSF Family Medicine Residency. She has been in private practice since 1995 practicing osteopathy, homeopathy, functional medicine, prolotherapy/PRP and specializing in craniofacial dysfunctions. Dr. Turzo has been teaching extensively in the field of craniofacial dysfunctions since 1997. She began co-treating patients with Dr. Nordstrom (creator of the ALF appliances) since 1995. She is a founding member of AEI (ALF Educational Institute) and has taught over 30 weekend courses to osteopaths, dentists and myofunctional therapists since 2015. Dr. Turzo is an internationally recognized expert in the application of osteopathy and functional dentistry, with a focus on the use of the Advance Lightwire Functional (ALF) devices and TMD. Dr. Turzo is the author of “The ALF Approach” and currently has an “on demand” 11 hour course “The ALF Approach.”
1 CE credit available to AAPMD members