TMD etiology has long been assumed to be mechanical. Whether due to poor occlusion, disc displacement or even fascial oral restrictions. However, the latest research has demonstrated clearly that chronic pain is a biopsychosocial phenomenon. In other words, pain is functional and the solution for most patients is a functional one.
This lecture will help you to understand the parafunctional habits that contribute to TMD as well as the role of structural / mechanical contributing factors. More importantly this lecture will give you an understanding of TMD that makes it clear that functional retraining, including OMT neuromuscular retraining has a significant role to play in helping TMD patients.
The participant learned to differentiate the micro and macro anatomy of fascia and its role in orofacial function and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). They explored the scientific evidence regarding bruxism and occlusion and manual assessments and possible adjunct therapies for use in TMD.
1. Differentiate the micro and macro anatomy of fascia and its role in orofacial function.
2. Relate the scientific evidence to date regarding bruxism and occlusion and their relationship to TMD.
3. Explain the clinical implications of fascial restrictions in relation to TMD.
4. Identify manual assessment that you can use clinically and which manual therapies to collaborate with as adjunct treatment for you patients.
10 minutes: What’s the problem? An overview of TMD
10 minutes: Fascia – Macro anatomy and function
15 minutes: Fascia – Micro anatomy and function
20 minutes: Problem solving TMD – 3 different presentations
20 minutes: TMD – Parafunctional habits. What role to they play?
20 minutes: How to palpate and assess fascial dysfunction in TMD patients
20 minutes: Fascia TMD and OMT for functional retraining
5 minutes: When to refer
30 minutes: Questions and Answers
Total time: 2.5 hours
To receive CE Credit for this session, participants must view the entire 2.5-hour session and correctly answer 4/5 quiz questions.
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
Participants will earn 0.25 ASHA CEUs, advanced level, for attendance of this 2.5 hour session.
This course is not pre approved for AOTA continuing education credit.