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Evaluation and Management of Temporomandibular (TM) Disorders: A Simplified Clinical Approach

Evaluation and Management of Temporomandibular (TM) Disorders: A Simplified Clinical Approach

Evaluation and Management of Temporomandibular (TM) Disorders: A Simplified Clinical Approach

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Course Description

This course presents a thorough, evidence-informed approach to the evaluation and management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD or TM disorders) WITHOUT any intra-oral techniques. After reviewing relevant background information, participants will be guided by a clinical expert through a well-established clinical process that can help providers approach this abundant patient population with improved clarity and confidence. The course content will include a carefully outlined clinical examination and management strategy as well as pertinent information regarding topics such as anatomy, pathoanatomy, pain science, and kinematics. Presentations will also occur relating to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) hypermobility/dislocation, diagnostic criteria, therapeutic exercise for TMD, and the usage of oral splints. After this course has been completed the subscribers will have participated in a thorough process permitting them to either begin managing this patient population or to improve their existing knowledge and skills related to this patient population.

Course Objectives

  1. Become familiar with introductory data such as epidemiology and aetiology content
  2. Review relevant TMJ anatomy and pathoanatomy
  3. Understand several of the most relevant medical and dental pathologies for screening purposes
  4. Understand the relevant osteo- and arthrokinematics of the TMJ and cervical spine
  5. Review a basic introduction to relevant pain science content
  6. Comprehend a clinical approach to the examination of TM disorders
  7. Comprehend the clinical application of techniques during TM disorders management
  8. Understand the utility and limitations of the most widely utilized diagnostic criteria for TM disorders
  9. Learn about the limitations of using therapeutic exercise for TM disorders
  10. Become familiar with the available evidence pertaining to the use of oral splints for TM disorders

Audience

Physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants, chiropractors, massage therapists, and anyone else interested in understanding what temporomandibular disorders are and how to both evaluate and manage them.

The instructors
Stephen Shaffer
PT, ScD, FAAOMPT, FCAMPT

Dr. Shaffer is a bilingual (English-Spanish) clinical specialist, educator, and scientist with seventeen years of experience in the physiotherapy profession. After graduating with a master’s degree in physiotherapy he went on to complete residency, fellowship, and academic doctoral training in advanced orthopedics. Initially, he spent years traveling the United States as a traveling physiotherapist but currently works in private practice in Ontario, Canada. During his career he has specialized in the evaluation and management of spinal, extremity, jaw, and headache disorders. Additionally, his professional experience has involved extensive time managing chronic pain as well as both complex and rare cases. In clinical practice he places an emphasis on research-informed evaluation and management as well as manual therapy, clinical reasoning, and shared decision-making. Dr. Shaffer prides himself on making sound decisions on behalf of his patients and strives to ensure that they gain maximal benefit from their healthcare experiences.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Shaffer is a researcher with experience on topics related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and advanced practice physiotherapy rights. He also has experience teaching post-professional courses on cervical spine, jaw, and headache disorders. Currently, he is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT; https://aaompt.org) and is credentialed through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT; https://manippt.org). When not busy with these activities, Dr. Shaffer leads a team of contributors for the AAOMPT Podcast (https://aaomptpodcast.simplecast.com/), an interview show that addresses a wide array of topics related to orthopedics, and serves as a peer reviewer for an array of scientific journals.

Course Material included in this course
  • Handout - Evaluation and Management of Temporomandibular (TM) Disorders: A Simplified Clinical Approach
  • Handout - Evaluation and Management of Temporomandibular (TM) Disorders: A Simplified Clinical Approach
  • Video Lectures - Introduction
  • Part 1 - Introduction
  • Part 2 - A Few Quick Points
  • Part 3 - An Introduction to TM Disorders
  • Feedback
  • Video Lectures - Background Content
  • Part 4 - Gross Anatomy
  • Part 5 - TMJ Surface Anatomy
  • Part 6 - Musculoskeletal Pathoanatomy 1
  • Part 7 - Musculoskeletal Pathoanatomy 2
  • Part 8 - Select Medical & Dental Pathoanatomy
  • Part 9 - TMJ Kinematics
  • Part 10 - TM Disorders Pain Science
  • Feedback
  • Video Lectures - Evaluation and Management of Temporomandibular (TM) Disorders: A Simplified Clinical Approach
  • Part 11 - A Few Important Points
  • Part 12 - Outcome Measures
  • Part 13 - Examination Overview
  • Part 14 - Patient History
  • Part 15 - Observation
  • Part 16 - Clinical Testing Part 1a
  • Part 17 - Clinical Testing Part 1b
  • Part 18 - Clinical Testing Part 2
  • Part 19 - Clinical Testing Part 3
  • Part 20 - Hypermobility & Dislocation of the TMJ
  • Part 21 - Clinical Testing Part 4
  • Feedback
  • Video Lectures - Additional Content
  • Part 22 - RDC/TMD and DC/TMD
  • Part 23 - Therapeutic Exercise for TM Disorders
  • Part 24 - Oral Splints & Appliances
  • Feedback
  • Video Lectures - Conclusions & Feedback
  • Part 25 - Conclusions
  • Feedback
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