About Dr. Turzo DO

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 at the Santa Rosa Community Hospital. She has been in private practice since 1995 practicing osteopathy, homeopathy, functional medicine, prolotherapy and PRP specializing in craniofacial dysfunctions. She is a Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine where she has been a guest lecturer since 2007.  Dr. Turzo has been co-treating patients and working monthly with Dr. Nordstrom since 1995.  She is also a founding member of AEI (ALF Educational Institute). 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 has been teaching extensively in this field since 1997.
Dr. Turzo has been dedicated to her patient's health and wants to help you do the same. 

Doctor of Osteopathy, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA, 1989-1994

Internship, University of California, San Francisco, Community Hospital of Santa Rosa, 1995

Certification in Homeopathy, Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, Richmond, CA, 1994-1998

Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 1985-1989

Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Santa Cruz, CA, 1995-present

Osteopathy

Prolotherapy/PRP

Functional Medicine

Homeopathy

• Lecture at TOURO “Osteopathy, Vision and the Dental Occlusion” October 2018

• Taught 21 weekend courses to DO/DDS and MFT to date (10/18) for AEI (ALF Educational Institute) residency program, Level 1 and Level 2

• Directed and taught an AAGO CE approved “Cranial Specific Dental” course, August 2018

• Lecture “Osteopathy, Traumatic Brain Injury and the ALF” InterFace Annual Conference April 2018

• Directed and taught a two day AAO CME approved “Osteopathy and the Dental Occlusion” course October 2017

• Guess lecturer Orthodontic Airway Mini Residency Program Los Angeles 2015-2107

• Guess lecturer Orthodontic Airway Mini Residency Program New York 2015-2017

• Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lecture “Oropharyngeal Soft Tissue Anatomy”

• Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lecture “The Occlusion and the Big Picture”

• Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lecture “Oro- Facial Function and the Hyoid”

• Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lecture “Pre/ Post Frenectomy Treatment”

• Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lecture “Traditional Orthodontia”

• Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lecture “Non Traditional Orthodontia Part I and II”

• Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lecture “Appliance by Palpatory Design”

• Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lecture “ALF and Lymphatic Effects”

• Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lecture “TMD and the Cranial Mechanism”

• Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lecture “Adjunctive Treatment for Facial Dysfunctions”

• Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lecture “How to work with a dentist as an Osteopathy”

• Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Orofacial Development September 2016 lecture “Managing Cases with a Dentist and Myofunctional Therapist"

• Lecture Trauma and TMD Cranial Academy Annual Conference, Traumatic Brain Injury, 2015

• Medical Dental Board of Tanzle, An innovative educational software company, 2015

• Foundational Faculty AEI (ALF Educational Institution) Residency program 2014- present

 

• Faculty, ALF Symposium, Washington DC, 2013

• Co-creator and Co-director and Faculty: Interface: Phase 2, 2012 (an interdisciplinary conference for dentist and osteopaths on the applications and use of the ALF appliances)

• Co-create and Co-director and Faculty, Interface: Phase 1, 2011

• Associate Professor Touro University, 2009-2017

• Guest Lecture, Touro University, Etiology of Facial Dysfunction, 2009-2017

• Conference, Bent Faces: Craniofacial Development, Birth to Adult, 2008

• Keynote speaker and faculty Cranial Academy Annual Conference, Bent Faces:

• Craniofacial Development, Birth to Adult, 2008

• Co-Creator and Co-Director with Dr. Nordstrom and Faculty, Interface: Osteopathy and Dentistry, Hollister, 2007

• Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, guest lecturer, 2003-2011

• Lecture: The World of Fluids,Touro College, 2001

• Faculty Basic Cranial Academy Course, 1996-1998

• Biodynamic Basic Course, table trainer 1995-1999

• Table Trainer Basic Cranial Course, Dr. Fryman DO, 1991-1996

• AOA, San Francisco, presented paper “A Methodological Study of the Microstructural Surface of the SI joint”, 1995

• Teaching Assistant, Anatomy, 1991-1992

• Teaching Assistant, Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice, 1992-1995

• Tutor, Neurology, 1990-1991

• Tutor, Anatomy, 1990-1992

•An Osteopathic Comparison of the ALF and Biobloc Approach, AAGO 2011

•Informercial, Alternative Light Force Appliance, 2008

•What’s in a Face Part 1 and 2, Cranial Letter, 2008

•The ALF Approach, AAGO, February 2019

•The ALF Approach, CRANIO, March 2019

•A Methodological Study of the Microstructural Surface of the SI, AOA journal 1995

• Board Member Cranial Academy, 2006

• Undergraduate Osteopathic Principles, Practice and Anatomy Fellowship, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 1991-1994

•Burroughs-Wellcome Fellowship, ($5,000 research grant), 1993

Roy and Marion Kramer Award, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 1993

•Muriel Chapman Memorial Award, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 1992

Dean’s List Award, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 1991

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