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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

A Review of Functional Movement With Clinical Presentation and Treatment Considerations

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A Review of Functional Movement With Clinical Presentation and Treatment Considerations     $59.90

This lecture is part of the following course:
The Temporomandibular Joint


The TMJ is one of the most frequently used joints in the entire body. For a long time, practitioners have referred to TMD (temporomandibular disorder) as a single disorder, but this idea is contrary to the fact that TMD patients can present with multiple influential variables: i.e., myofascial pain, disk degeneration, inflammation, cervical spondylosis, and cervicogenic headache. Without the normal functioning of these joints, the functions of talking, eating, yawning, kissing, or expression of emotion would be severely limited.

The nature of TMD is often referred to as a repetitive motion disorder, and as such, it shares structural changes that are often seen in traditional physical therapy clinical settings. The application of similar therapeutic approaches for other musculoskeletal disorders have application to this pathology as well. This course is designed to present a beginning framework for TMJ dysfunction treatment and some of its possible clinical presentations and treatment.Florida Physical Therapy Association

Note: The audio for this course was recorded at the FPTA Annual Meeting.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 2.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the components of the gross anatomy of the TMJ and the cranio-cervical complex.
  2. Discuss possible clinical presentation of local TMJ dysfunction, including clinical relevance in other pathologies.
  3. Demonstrate direct and indirect TMJ techniques.
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