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eTalk #5 - Making sense of temporomandibular disorders

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Overview

The role of physiotherapy in the management of temporomandibular conditions is being acknowledged in this rapidly growing area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and there has been an increasing demand for continuing educations courses to upskill our clinicians.

This presentation aims to demystify some of the difficulties encountered by physiotherapists in the assessment and treatment of patients with orofacial pain by reviewing the structure and function of the temporomandibular joint and its relationship to the cervical spine, presenting a validated, diagnostic paradigm for temporomandibular disorders (TMD), and considering some of the management approaches for the region along with the evidence supporting them.

Presenter

Dr Guy Zito is an APA musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist and a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne who has worked in both education and clinical practice for more than 3 decades. He holds a Doctor of Clinical Physiotherapy degree from the University of Melbourne along with other postgraduate research and coursework qualifications.

Guy works as the principal physiotherapist at the Carlton Physiotherapy Centre in Melbourne and conducts continuing education workshops on the temporomandibular joint both in Australia and overseas. He is a past recipient of the APA Victorian Achievement award for his contribution to the advancement of our profession.

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CPD hours: 1

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