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University expert certificate in Maxillofacial Physiotherapy

Pre-enrollment open

MAxil·lofacial
  • Modality
    In-person
  • Languages
    Spanish
  • Duration
    1 academic year
  • Credits
    29
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Carrer Padilla, 326-332. 08025 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    Blanquerna School of Health Sciences

Who is it for?

The title of university expert in Maxillofacial Physiotherapy is designed for physiotherapists or dentists who want to expand their capacities for the evaluation, design and application of specific interventions for the treatment of maxillofacial disorders, understood as a functional unit.

News

Un programa que incorpora nous models d’abordatges maxil·lofacials

Cada cop és més freqüent la presència del fisioterapeuta dins de les unitats de neurologia, maxil·lofacial, odontologia i ORL, on l’abordatge conservador de les diferents disfuncions i patologies és del tot necessari. El caràcter clínic, l’esperit científic i basat en la persona fan, d’aquesta, una formació de postgrau innovadora dins del panorama formatiu internacional.

El nou títol d’Expert Universitari en Fisioteràpia Maxil·lofacial és un programa professionalitzador, dissenyat per capacitar els fisioterapeutes en el coneixement, les habilitats i les aptituds envers l’abordatge maxil·lofacial.

Academic information

alumnes en grup a classe FCS

Syllabus

  • Introduction. Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Clinical reasoning.
  • Anamnesis and formulation of working hypotheses.
  • Research Methodology. Scientific method. Critical thinking. Translational research.
  • Functional anatomy of head, mouth and neck.

  • Medical Pathology: disc dislocation with reduction, disc dislocation without reduction, OA joint ATM, condylar hypermobility. Sinusitis, serous otitis, fractures, soft tissue and cancer.
  • Introduction to Cranimandibular Dysfunction
  • Exploration and diagnosis of Cranimandibular Dysfunction:
    • Article: Physiology of normal ATM movement, disc dislocation with reduction, disc dislocation without reduction, joint OA, condylar hypermobility.
    • Neurodynamics: Trigeminal nerve test, Facial nerve test, Arnold nerve test or Major Occipital
    • Functional:
    • Clinical reasoning and diagnostic algorithm. Differential diagnosis. Structural differentiation. Progression of forces. Evolution of treatment plan.
  • Anatomy. Biomechanics. Radiology of the ATM
  • Occlusion and Malocclusion
  • Orofacial functions and dysfunctions:
    • Global Clinical Examination and Treatment
    • Multidisciplinary work
  • Bruxism

  • Practice in cadaver dissection.
  • Myofascial pain syndrome (MDS) and trigger points. Diagnostic criteria.
  • Conservative and invasive treatment. Dry puncture techniques. Indications, precautions and contraindications.
  • Treatment of myofascial trigger points of the masticatory and cranicervical muscles.

  • Pain neurobiology. Desensitizing central awareness.
  • Mechanisms of pain. Chronic pain. Yellow flags. Central awareness. Advanced complex patient management.
  • Desensitization of central awareness. Bottom-up actions. Top-down actions.
  • Pain education. Strategies about the complex patient.

Craniofacial sphere:

  • Anatomy. Radiology.
  • Medical pathology, clinical pictures: atypical facial pain, trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Cranial physiotherapy: sinusitis, serous otitis, trauma
  • Oral Breathing and Obstructive Apnea
  • Atypical Swallowing and Lingual Disorders

Craniocephalic sphere:

  • Anatomy. Radiology.
  • Medical pathology, clinical pictures: tension headache, migraine.
  • Assessment and exploration (Articulate: neurocrani, Neurodynamics: Arnold's nerve, cephalic dura mater.
  • ENT physiotherapy: Tinnitus.
  • General introduction to tinnitus
  • Prevalence of somatosensory tinnitus, etiology and diagnosis
  • Treatment of somatosensory tinnitus
  • Other therapeutic options for tinnitus

  • Medical pathology, clinical pictures: Cervical instability, facet syndrome, tumors, cervical myelopathy, Arnold-Chiari.
  • Functional assessment and exploration: suboccipital musculature, scapulocervical muscles, superficial and deep cervical musculature.
  • Neurodynamics: Arnold's nerves, cervical dura mater, cervical plexus.
  • Evidence-based Manual Therapy.
  • Therapeutic exercise.

  • Physiology of postural control.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system (otolithic and canalicular systems).
  • Examination of the patient with instability and / or vertigo.
  • Central and peripheral vertigo differentiation.
  • Exploration of spontaneous and provoked nystagmus.
  • Complementary tests in the diagnosis of vestibular pathology.
  • Main clinical entities of vestibular dysfunction (peripheral and central pathology).
  • Principles of vestibular reeducation and treatment of the patient with instability and / or vertigo.

  • Dr. Dean Watson Seminar.

  • Osteopathic vision of the cranial, mandibular and facial sphere. Whole body. Postural relationships with mandibular disorders. Osteopathic treatment.
  • Posturological vision: eyes / proprioception - mouth / feet and swallowing. Postural treatment.
  • Occlusion assessment. Angle classes. Bite open, cross, deep. Michigan plaque. Splints, types and registers.
  • Odontoposturology. Clinical cases and practice.
  • Prescription and referral of patients. When to drift? How do we request it? Practice.

Calendari

Podeu descarregar en l'enllaç següent, el calendari detallat del curs 2022-2023 (pdf)

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Professorat

Javier Bara, Phd. Metge. Doctor en Medicina i Cirurgia. Llicenciat en Odontologia. Especialista en Cirurgia Maxil·lofacial. Director de l’Institut Maxil·lofacial de l’Hospital Universitari del Sagrat Cor. Director del Servei de Cirurgia Maxil·lofacial de la Policlínica Altaragó. Vocal de la Societat Catalana d’Odontoestomatologia.

Xavier Bardina. Fisioterapeuta i osteòpata. Pràctica privada. Experiència docent en la EU Gimbernat. Roberto Belvís, PhD. Metge neuròleg. Doctor en Medicina. Representant espanyol de la IHS. Responsable cefalees de la SEN. Director unitat cefalees Hospital de Sant Pau – Barcelona.

Enrique Ferrer, PhD. Neurocirurgià. Doctor en Medicina i Cirurgia. Catedràtic UB. Professor del Comité de Educación de la Federación Mundial de Neurocirugía. Excap del servei de Neurocirurgia Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Vicepresident de la World Society in Minimally invasive Neurosurgery. Expresident de la Societat Espanyola de Neurocirurgia (SEN) i de la Comissió Nacional de Neurocirurgia. Delegat d’Espanya en la EANS i en la WFNS (Federació Mundial de Societats de Neurocirurgia).

Juan José García Tirado, PhD. Fisioterapeuta i professor de l'Escola de Ciències de la Salut Tecnocampus-UPF. Especialista en Disfunció craniomandibular i reeducació vestibular. Diploma inter-universitari en reeducació vestibular Facultat de Medicina Pierre Marie Curie (Paris VI). Màster en Fisioteràpia i Evidència Científica Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

Almudena Gil. Fisioterapeuta i osteòpata. Experta en fisioteràpia de cara, cap i coll. Pràctica privada.

Marc Gil. Llicenciat en Medicina i Cirurgia. Llicenciat en Odontologia. Director Postgrau Oclusió Pràctica. Pràctica privada.

Javier González-Lagunas, PhD. Doctor en Medicina (UB). Especialista en cirurgia oral i maxil•lofacial. Especialista en estomatologia (UB). Diploma DSIS d’ESADE. Expresident SECMAX. Director Unitat Maxil•lofacial, Hospital Quirón - Barcelona. Doctor acreditat AQU i ANECA.

Dídac Guirao. Fisioterapeuta i osteòpata. Expert en RPGn. Professor i especialista en oclusió i pròtesi sobre implants. UCAM.

Cristian Justribó. Fisioterapeuta i osteòpata. Pràctica privada en el Centre Mèdico Terapèutic CTM, Barcelona. Docent especialista en l'abordatge craniomandibular.

Fran Martín. Fisioterapeuta. Especialista en planificació d'exercici físic terapèutic. Màster universitari en Activitat Física Terapèutica Blanquerna-URL. Professor i coordinador Màster Activitat Física Terapèutica a la Facultat de Ciències de la Salut (FCS) Blanquerna-URL.

Alexandre Merí. Llicenciat en Filosofia per la UB. Diplomat en Fisioteràpia. Postgraduat en Biomecànica de l’Aparell Locomotor per la UB. Postgraduat en Medicina Esportiva per la UB. Curs de doctorat i DEA en Organogènesis i Anatomia Clínica aplicada. Professor de la Facultat de Ciències de la Salut Blanquerna-URL i la UPF. Membre de la SAE (Societat Anatòmica Espanyola).

Sarah Michiels. Fisioterapeuta experta en musculoesquelètic i en tinitus. Professora det Hasselt University (Bèlgica).

Anna Montmany. Fisioterapeuta, osteòpata i pedagoga. Professora i coordinadora dels Postgraus de la Facultat de Ciències de la Salut Blanquerna-URL.

Jo Nijs, PhD. Doctor en Rehabilitació. Màster en rehabilitació i teràpia manual. Professor associat al Vrije Universitat de Brussel•les, Bèlgica. Titular de la càtedra Exercici immunològic i fatiga crònica. Especialista mundial en recerca dolor crònic. Fundador Pain in Motion.

Fernando Ruiz. Fisioterapeuta. Expert en fisioteràpia maxil•lofacial. Pràctica privada.

Luis Sánchez Villavecchia. Fisioterapeuta. Osteòpata. Especialista en Reeducació Vestibular. Diploma IU de Reeducació Vestibular per la Facultat de Medicina Pierre Marie Curie. Diploma Universitari d'Anatomia Aplicada a l'Examen Clínic i a la Radiologia. Pràctica al Centre Osteopatialsv.

Mercè Sitjà, PhD. Fisioterapeuta. Psicòloga clínica. Professora titular a la Facultat de Ciències de la Salut Blanquerna-URL. Acreditació com a professora investigadora per l'Agència Nacional de la Qualitat i Acreditació (ANECA) i per l'Agència per a la Qualitat de l'Sistema Universitari de Catalunya (AQU).

Xavier Vericat. Fisioterapeuta expert en teràpia manual. Professor de la Facultat de Ciències de la Salut Blanquerna-URL i la UVic-Ucc IMTA. Certificate of competence in Maitland Concept. Màster Universitari en Nutrició i Salut. Postgrau en Teràpia Manual (URL). Format en diferents mètodes i conceptes de fisioteràpia neuromusculosquelètica. Pràctica privada en consulta.

Eduard Vilar. Fisioterapeuta i osteòpata. Professor a la Facultat de Ciències de la Salut Blanquerna-URL.

Dean Watson, PhD. Fisioterapeuta. Doctor en Fisioteràpia. Diplomat en Fisioteràpia Manipulativa Avançada (University of South Australia). Màster en Ciències Aplicades (Recerca en Teràpia Manipulativa) (University of South Australia). Director The Headache Clinic Pty Ltd Watson Headache Clinic – Adelaide. Director Watson Headache Institute Pty Ltd Watson Headache Institute – International. Professor adjunt del programa Màster, escola Ciències de la Salut, University of South Australia. Ponent dels Watson Headache®.

Pieter Westerhuis. Fisioterapeuta. Professor Sènior internacional Maitland. Director científic Maitland International. Pràctica privada.

Professorat

Application process

To access the master degree and/or university specialization diplomas, you must hold an official Spanish university degree, or a degree from another country in the European Higher Education Area. These studies are also open to students with a degree issued by an education system outside the European Higher Education Area, who do not need to have it approved, provided that the level of training is equivalent to that of an official Spanish degree and that, in the country of origin, the degree gives access to graduate studies. However, admission does not in any case imply the convalidation of the degree or any other type of recognition beyond allowing the student to access master and graduate studies at the University.

Furthermore, these courses are open to people who do not have a degree but who, due to their professional or personal background, are considered qualified to take them. In these cases, the degree they will obtain will be a university extension.

The application process consists of two parts:

  1. Pre-enrollment
  2. Enrollment

Pre-enrollment

Students can pre-enroll online (by accessing Pre-enrollment | Blanquerna or the pre-enrollment option for each course). It can also be done in person at the School.

During the process, the candidate must submit the requested documentation:

  • ID card, passport or NIE residence card.
  • Certified photocopy of the qualification that gives the student access to the course or documentary proof that the relevant document has been requested.
  • Copy of the official academic transcript with grades for the courses taken and the average mark of the qualification justifying admission.
  • Students with studies qualifying them for access completed outside Spain: certificate issued by the relevant body (university, embassy, consulate) confirming that the studies qualify the student to undertake master degree or graduate studies in the country of issue. Students who come from a foreign university must provide details of the grading system used at their university, as well as the aforementioned documentation, which must comply with the requirements for translation and legalization established in current regulations.
  • Payment of €100 pre-enrollment fee. If you are not admitted to any of the options requested or if the course is cancelled by the School of Health Sciences-Blanquerna, the amount will be refunded during the academic year in which you pre-enrolled, subject to presentation of the corresponding receipt. Payment is by credit or debit card using a secure, confidential process.

Once pre-enrollment is complete, the documentation will be assessed, and the student will be informed of the result and how to enroll, if applicable.

Enrollment

Enrollment is the final step in the procedure to access the master degree or graduate studies. Each student will be informed in the letter of admission of his/her enrollment date. When enrollment is complete, with payment of the corresponding fee, the student will have definitively secured a place. If the student leaves the course, the enrollment fee will not be refunded in any case. The School reserves the right to cancel any courses for which the required minimum number of enrolled students has not been reached. In this case, the amount paid for enrollment will be refunded in full.

Documentation to be provided:

  • Certified photocopy of the degree certificate or certified photocopy of the university studies completed.
  • Official academic certification (list of subjects studied with their grade).
  • Current account number for direct debit in case of payment by installments.

When students enroll, they will have two business days to pay the total cost of enrollment, by bank transfer, credit card or barcode. Studies can be paid in full or in installments, without any interest, by bank transfer.

If payment by installment is selected, students will have two business days following completion of enrollment to pay 33.3% of the total cost of the enrolled credits, using their chosen form of payment; this payment cannot be made by direct debit. The remaining 66.4% is split into two monthly installments, in January and March, payable by direct debit using the bank account number provided upon enrollment.

School alumni are given a 15% discount on the enrollment fee (non-cumulative discount). Distinctions obtained in the fourth academic year of the bachelor degree are not eligible for a discount in own master degrees and graduate studies. Prices are updated each academic year. Once enrollment is complete, the amount paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.​

When a student enrolls, a contract for the provision of teaching services is formalized between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation, which is legally binding from the time of payment. Payment includes the corresponding insurance and, for students under the age of twenty-eight, compulsory academic insurance. If a student declines to take up a place, he/she will lose in full any amount he/she has paid.

The student accepts the rules for the use of computer services established by the Blanquerna Foundation. The student's personal data will be included in an automated file under the responsibility of the Blanquerna Foundation, so that this contract can be maintained and fulfilled. Students should note that their data may also be used to inform them about the future activities of the Foundation, or for the institution to send them publications.

In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 on the protection of personal data, students have the right to access their data to update, rectify or cancel them, or object to their use, by sending a letter, indicating which right they want to exercise.

This section is a summary of the general conditions for enrollment. It is only for guidance and therefore has no contractual value. In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions of the general conditions for enrollment specified in the receipt generated at the time of enrollment will prevail; this receipt formalizes the contract between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation; students can consult it on the intranet whenever they wish.

Foreign students

The School reserves the right to ask candidates with qualifications outside the EES for a letter from their university, embassy or consulate to certify that their studies enable them to pursue a master degree or graduate studies.

Students are responsible for having all the official documentation necessary for their stay in Spain while studying at the School. Applicants can ask for a pre-acceptance document attached to the pre-enrollment receipt to initiate applications for visas or scholarships or carry out any other administrative procedure. Under no circumstances does this document guarantee a place if all the access and admission requirements are not met. Once applicants have been accepted and enrollment is complete, they can request a letter of admission from the Academic Secretary, if required, by paying the corresponding fees.

Contact us

For more information, please contact the prospective students department.
[email protected]

Course 2022-2023

Place application: € 100 for pre-registration fees. In case of not being admitted or due to the cancellation of the postgraduate course by the Faculty of Health Sciences-Blanquerna, the amount will be refunded during the course in which the pre-registration has been made, upon presentation of the corresponding receipt.

Tuition fee per credit
€ 110
Tuition fee for one academic year
€ 3,190
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