The Temporomandibular Joint: A Physiotherapist's Perspective

Course: The Temporomandibular Joint: a Physiotherapist's Perspective

This course is appropriate for AHPRA registered physiotherapists only*

This evidence based course aims to enhance the clinical skills of physiotherapists in the management of temporomandibular disorder. It presents current concepts of the syndrome including pain mechanisms and resultant pathokinematics and reviews the validated classification system of temporomandibular disorder and its subsets. The theoretical knowledge supports the evidence that underpins the rationale for the clinical tests used in differential diagnosis and facilitates an integrated and critical approach to management of the related structures. The practical component of the course assists participants to develop analytical skills and to apply appropriate treatment techniques. Emphasis throughout is placed on clinical reasoning to support management decisions of the temporomandibular disorders subsets and on how it directs evidence-based practice.

Participants should be physiotherapists with at least 2 years of clinical experience, the majority of it being in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Presenter Dr Guy Zito, APA Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapist

Date 2-3 June 2018

Time Day 1-2: 9.00 am-4.30 pm

Registrations close
18 May 2018

Learning Outcomes
1) Acquire a deeper understanding of the functional anatomy & kinematics of the TMJ  relationship of the cervical spine to the TMJ
2) Become familiar with the validated classifications of TMD
3) Understand the role of physiotherapy in the treatment of TMD and the evidence that supports it
4) Perform a comprehensive and integrated assessment of the TMJ and related structures
5) Acquire evidence based knowledge and expertise in the application of therapeutic skills and exercise prescription in the management of TMD 

*If unsure of your suitability, please email

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2/06/2018 - 3/06/2018
APA Qld Branch
Freeway Office Park
6C/2728 Logan Road
Eight Mile Plains, QLD

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