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Temporomandibular Joint Disorders - Diagnostics and Treatment Considerations

Course #: 03-1415

Price: $18.00

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Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Louisiana Physical Therapy Board: 1.75 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 2.00 Hours
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CEU Course Description

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are incredibly common, with a prevalence of around 30 percent of adults in the United States. Many factors contribute to the development of TMD. TMD could be caused by a problem with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) itself, stress, tension, habits, trauma, and chronic pain, to name just a few causes. Because TMD is so common, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants should be well-versed in the best evaluation methods and treatment strategies to help this population. This course will overview the structure and function of the TMJ, its prevalence, contributing factors to developing TMD, examination, diagnosis, treatment and timeframes, and expected outcomes. 

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify the relevant anatomy of the TMJ to inform a comprehensive examination
  2. Recognize the most impactful treatment methods for various types of temporomandibular joint disorders
  3. Recall pertinent patient education points to ensure seamless recovery, including activities to avoid, expected outcomes, and timeline of treatment

CEU Course Syllabus

Introduction --> Section 1: Overview and Background

0.50 Contact Hours  

Section 2: Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Examination --> Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Examination

1.00 Contact Hours 

Section 4: Case Study --> References

0.50 Contact Hours

Total = 2 Contact Hours

Instructional level: Basic

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Course Date: 2023-06-14

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