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The Temporomandibular Joint: a Physiotherapist's Perspective


This evidence based course aims to enhance the clinical skills of physiotherapists in the management of TMD. It presents current concepts of the syndrome including pain mechanisms and resultant pathokinematics and reviews the validated classification system of TMD 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 TMD subsets and on how it directs evidence-based practice. Presenter: Guy Zito, Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist FACP
During the course, participants will be expected to: 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 

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Location Address Dates
Queensland Eight Mile Plains Start date: 02 Jun 2018 09:00
End date: 03 Jun 2018 17:00
New South Wales North Ryde Start date: 27 Oct 2018 09:00
End date: 28 Oct 2018 17:00