TMJ Problems Can Be Eliminated
November 13, 2015 at 2:35 PM
The most common symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) are clicking, pain, stiffness, clenching and grinding of your teeth.
Making a correct diagnosis is the key.
Contrary to the popular belief it is not about the muscles... and it is not about the teeth!
Returning TMJ’s to normal functioning is the primary goal of treatment and you will be shown how structure differentiation and a directed treatment plan can be formulated to eliminate problematic structures … permanently.
Your patients do not have to put up with TMD.
From this lecture you will learn:
- Functional TMJ anatomy
- What causes pain, stiffness, clicking and bruxing
- What can go wrong in the TMJ’s and how they present
- How problematic structures alter joint biomechanics
- Simple assessments that can be performed in the chair
- An overview of treatment techniques and guidelines
- What can be done physically
- What you can do for your clients to prevent future problems
A number of case histories will be presented and discussed to show how these treatment techniques have been utilized to achieve extraordinary results.
B App Sc (physio), MAPA
APA Sports Physiotherapist
Dip Med Radiography.
Mark graduated in Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 1997 and has worked in private practice in Melbourne since 1991. He attained his APA Sports Physiotherapist title in 1997 and has subsequently worked at three Commonwealth Games and one Olympic Games.
His research into clicking, pain, stiffness and bruxing of the TMJ’s has spanned over 22 years and has developed a new, systematic approach to the analysis, differentiation and treatment of TMD. He has taught this approach to physiotherapists and dentists at over 22 seminars and conferences.