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Strategies for reducing bruxism and clenching for your TMD and Tinnitus patients
Dr. Jenny Hobson, PT, DPT, MTC, CFC, CMTPT

November 15, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Clenching and grinding can create excessive tension and compression in the cranium around the TMJ and ear region.  We have learned that upper airway resistance and stress can cause clenching.  Learn from Dr. Jenny Hobson, CranioFacial Airway and TMD physical therapist what strategies you can include in your practice to reduce these compressive forces.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review of the current literature on clenching and bruxism and its causes.
  2. Learn treatment strategies in order to restore proper oral posture and reduce bruxism and clenching.
  3. Learn how to stabilize the airway through breathing re-training for long-term health and stability.

Dr. Jenny Hobson is a European-trained physical therapist; she earned her degree in physical therapy with an emphasis on manual therapy at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She completed clinical internships in Holland and Madrid, Spain, then concluded with a clinical residency in Advanced Orthopedics in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Hobson earned a Manual Therapy Certification, Cranio-Facial Certification, and Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine, Florida. She received a certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling by the renowned Dr. Jan Dommerholt, through Myopain Seminars. Dr. Hobson has been instrumental in introducing this technique to the state of Illinois. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Hobson continues to train in Santiago, Chile, with Dr. Mariano Rocabado, a leading Cranio-Facial rehabilitation expert. She is one of 2 PTs chosen to teach his work in the United States.

Dr. Hobson is trained in Myofunctional Therapy and breathing re-training which has enhanced her knowledge of restoring not only the head, neck and jaw  but also the tongue and its functions related to proper development of the mouth, teeth, and airway. Dr. Hobson is a certified educator of the Buteyko Breathing method through the instruction of Patrick McKeown. She treats patients at the Hobson Institute in Chicago and teaches head and neck courses through the Hobson Institute to the medical community interested and those wanting to go through the certification track (PT, SLP, OT, Myofunctional therapists).

1 CE credit available to AAPMD members




November 15, 2023
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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