Basic Training

Part 1 / 29.08 - 1.09 2024 Part 2 / 05-08.10.2024

  • The number of participants

    25 Participant

  • Course Duration

    6 Days (Face to Face) - 4 Days (Online)

  • Location


  • Course Language


  • Price

    1.500 Euro

  • Pre-registration Fee

    500 Euro



• CRAFTA® is a training program planned for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with temporomandibular, craniomandibular and craniofacial problems in addition to headache and facial pain.

• CRAFTA® training program is a patient-oriented training program and has an intense theoretical content. It has a content that can exceed the expectations of all participants in the training.

• Other clinical patterns covered in the course are headaches, whiplash, and vestibular dysfunction.

• CRAFTA® Basic Training includes CRAFTA® 1st, 2nd, 3rd Modules.

CRAFTA® Basic Training Content

It focuses on the evaluation and management of the craniomandibular-fascial region and its functional relationship. In this training, participants will learn the pain mechanisms of cranio-mandibular structures, the function of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the neurophysiological, biomechanical and functional relationships of the cervical spine. Topics mainly include subjective and physical assessment of the temporomandibular joint and treatment techniques. The training includes an up-to-date review of neurobiological and anatomical information regarding TMJ function.7

Various clinical syndromes such as bruxism (teeth grinding), clenching, neuralgias and automandibular syndrome are also included in the training program. During the training, in addition to an intensive theoretical explanation, practical applications for treatment will be made.

For the craniofacial region, students will learn to identify and recognize clinical cases as well as develop clinical skills for the assessment and management of all structures of this region within the defined clinical assessment model.

Training also includes a comprehensive review of the function, anatomy, biomechanical properties, pathology, evaluation and treatment of the craniofacial region. Participants will increase their knowledge on the evaluation and treatment of patients with craniofacial pain and dysfunction. Subsequently, more emphasis will be placed on pain mechanisms, neuroanatomy, neurodynamics, and cranial nervous system treatment.

In addition, the training will highlight specific assessment and management strategies of the neuro/visceros cranium and will cover in detail current neuropathic pain, specific tests, clinical modeling and pathologies of all cranial nerves. Mechanical sensitivity classification model and special cranial nerve tests will also be included in this training. During the training, practical case presentations will be made on the patient.

Theoretical courses include:

• Functional neuroanatomy

• Pathologies

• Clinical differential diagnoses

• Function and anatomy of the neuro- and viscerocranium

• Cranial growth patterns

• Cranial movement patterns and treatment goals

• Facial skeleton

• Treatment principles

Specific theory courses include:

• Detailed examination of neuropathic-neurogenic pain,

• Neuroanatomy of cranial structures,

• Treatment principles of cranial neurodynamics,

• Specific pathologies of cranial nerves,

• Syndromes such as neuropathy, facial paresis and phantom pain, etc., that may develop after tooth extraction.

Practical sessions include:

• Palpation of reference points

• Physical examination

• Manual treatment techniques

• Creating a treatment plan targeting general and specific syndromes

• Case presentations

• Palpation of cranial structures

• General and special examination and treatment techniques of neuro and viscerocranium

• Palpation of reference points of cranial nerve tissue,

• Physical examination of cranial nerves: conduction tests, neurodynamic tests, palpation,

• Manual treatment techniques,

• Making treatment plans,

• Case presentations,

• Examination and treatment techniques specific to malformations (parts of the neuro- and viscerocranium)

Course Objectives

• Will be able to define the craniomandibular region,

• Be able to create a clinical reasoning model for the management of patients with craniomandibular dysfunction,

• Will be able to describe clinical patterns, etiological and other influencing factors applicable to the craniomandibular region,

• They will be able to identify specific pain patterns, muscle, joint and nerve structures,

• They will be able to treat patients with craniomandibular dysfunction using a specific neuromusculoskeletal management approach.

• They will have theoretical knowledge about the neuroanatomy, neurodynamics and pathophysiology of the cranial region regarding pain mechanisms,

• They will be able to make clinical evaluations based on evidence,

• They will have knowledge about clinical patterns related to the cranial nervous system,

• They will gain manual skills for the evaluation and treatment of cranial nerve tissue,

• They will learn how to evaluate and treat the neuro-viscerocranium with certain techniques,

• They will be able to define craniofacial dysfunctions in patients with long-term craniofacial dysfunctions and pain,

• They will be able to perform neurodynamic tests and evaluate cranial tissue by palpation,

• They will be able to plan a long-term treatment and management strategy for patients with craniofacial tissue dysfunction.


Part 1

Online 1: 19.08.2024

Online 2: 26.08.2024

Face to face: 29.08-01.09-2024

Part 2

Online 1: 16.09.2024

Online 2: 23.09.2024

Face to face: 05-08.10.2024