Foundations courses + Online module

This 8-10 day* course + Online module has the following contents: 

Module #1 – Temporomandibular region

 Advanced Course 250Temporomandibular dysfunction and its functional relationships

This seminar focuses on the subjective and physical examination, assessment and treatment techniques of the temporomandibular region. Updated information about the neurobiological and anatomical function of the temporomandibular region will also be presented.





  • Functional (neuro-)anatomical and pathophysiology
  • Pathology
  • Differential diagnosis


  • Palpation of reference points
  • Physical examination
  • Treatment techniques
  • Treatment setup – in general and in relationship to syndromes
  • Patient treatment with a follow-up – live in class (where possible)


Module #2 – Craniofacial region

Gcm2Craniofacial Dysfunctions and Functional Relations

This seminar focuses on the classification of pain mechanisms, assessment, and treatment techniques of the neuro- and viscerocranium. It also gives an update on neurobiological and anatomical function of the cranium.  

This course prioritizes craniofacial dysfunctions and functional relationships, the function of the cranium including physical and movement pattern adaptations (craniodynamics) using evidence based skills.



  • General phylogenesis and ontogenesis
  • Craniodynamics
  • Functional dynamics of the neurocranium and viscerocranium
  • Clinical patterns of the cranial region and its pain mechanisms


  • Palpation of the cranium and the facial skeleton
  • Physical examination of the craniofacial complex
  • Inspection, introduction to clinimetrics, passive assessment and, treatment techniques
  • Management of craniofacial syndromes in children and adults


Module #3 – Cranioneural region

Gm3 250The Cranial nervous system. Assessment, Treatment and management.

This course focuses on  detecting clinical patterns of cranial nerve dysfunctions and neuropathies. Furthermore, conduction tests, neurodynamic tests and palpation of all cranial nerves will be presented. Treatment techniques including mobilization, facilitation and neuromassage of the extracranial nerves will be taught in the practical parts of the course.





  • Physical dysfunction of the nervous system
  • Functional Neuroanatomy and neurodynamic of the cranial nerves
  • Peripheral neuropathic pain mechanism and cranial nerves
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Clinical considerations relating to cranial nerves


  • Conduction test
  • Assessment and treatment with palpation techniques
  • Neurodynamic tests of the cranial nerves
  • Treatment principles
  • Treatments of syndromes, e.g. vasomotoric headache, Trigeminal neuropathy, atypic facial pain, Trigeminal neuralgia, facial paresis, eye dysfunction, speech and swallowing dysfunction
  • Patient treatment with a follow-up – live in class (where possible)


Online module

Learning 250 177

The CRAFTA-Online-module is divided into three parts in accordance  with the themes of the in-class-courses. Graphs, video clips and photos help the participant to acquire, revise and practice the necessary knowledge for  clinical work.

 It contains:

  • Videos and pictures for the assessment protocol and treatments
  • Detailed  anatomy and physiology pictures
  • Detailed patient cases with treatment protocols
  • Various practice questions

(*The number of course days varies between course centers depending on several factors, e.g. hours taught per day, translation needed, amount of online teaching.)




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