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Physio Edge 050 Treating the TMJ and jaw pain with Dr Stephen Shaffer

Temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction can significantly impact your patients life, limiting their ability to enjoy eating and talking. Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) ha…

Temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction can significantly impact your patients life, limiting their ability to enjoy eating and talking. Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) has a lot of musculoskeletal contributors that physiotherapists are perfectly positioned to treat and help improve patient’s lives.

In episode 50 of the Physio Edge podcast, Dr Stephen Shaffer and David Pope discuss TMD, structures that can be affected, and how you can assess and get great results treating TMD patients. We also explore:

  • Structures involved in TMD
  • Involvement of the cervical spine
  • Common presentations of TMD
  • Questions to ask in your subjective assessment
  • Red flags
  • How to perform an objective assessment
  • Normal TMJ movement
  • How you can treat TMD
  • Manual therapy
  • Education
  • Exercise therapy
  • Are the Rocabado 6x6 the best exercises to provide your patients

Dr Stephen Shaffer is presenting a webinar on TMD, hosted by Clinical Edge, and you can enrol free on this webinar by CLICKING HERE

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