Námskeið FS: The Temporomandibular Joint

physiotherapist’s perspective

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  • Dagsetning:
    3. maí 2019 - 4. maí 2019
  • Staðsetning: Húsnæði Ísí, Engjavegi 6
  • Bókunartímabil:
    20. nóvember 2018 - 22. mars 2019
  • Almennt verð:
    82.000 kr.
  • Fagdeild verð:
    75.000 kr.

 Leiðbeinandi: Dr Guy Zito
 Dr Guy Zito is a musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist who has worked in both clinical practice and education for over 35 years.   He also has an honorary appointment within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences as a Senior Fellow.

Guy is the principal physiotherapist at Carlton Physiotherapy Centre treating patients with musculoskeletal conditions since 1976.  He has experience in the management of sporting injuries, having spent a number of years as the physiotherapist with Carlton Football Club.  He also has a special interest in the treatment of neck, back  and jaw conditions. 
He holds a Doctor of Clinical Physiotherapy degree from the University of Melbourne along with other postgraduate research and coursework qualifications.  His research interests have yielded a number of publications dealing with neck related headache, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and differential diagnosis of headaches.  
He has been involved in mentoring and examining physiotherapists undertaking the specialization examinations through the College of Physiotherapists in Australia. 
In 2015 he was awarded the Australian Physiotherapy Association (Vic) Achievement award for his contribution to the advancement of the physiotherapy profession.
He regularly conducts continuing education workshops on his areas of interest within Australia as well as in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East.


The 2-day evidence based course consists of a series of lectures, practical sessions and case study discussions.  All discussions and demonstrations are underpinned by an appreciation and critical analysis of the literature supporting diagnosis, classification and management of TMD.  It commences with a review of the functional anatomy and kinematics of the cranio-cervical complex, along with common hypotheses surrounding the intimate relationship between the TMJ and the cervical and thoracic spines.  Ensuing discussion provides the opportunity to better understand current concepts of TMD including pain mechanisms and resultant pathokinematics, and to review the published diagnostic criteria of TMD.  An integrated and critical method of assessment and treatment of the TMJ including manual therapy and exercise is presented together with evidence informed rationale for the clinical tests used in differential diagnosis.  Due consideration is given to the limitations of physiotherapy intervention, the influence of psychosocial factors, the importance of patient education, and the role of other health practitioners in a multidisciplinary approach to management of TMD. 

In the practical component of the course, participants develop analytical skills to evaluate data obtained and apply appropriate treatment techniques.  Ample opportunity is given to practice common techniques used by manual therapists.  These include joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, active and passive stretching and strategies to diminishing muscle hyperactivity.  Emphasis throughout the course is placed on clinical reasoning to support management decisions of the TMD subsets and on how it directs evidence-based practice.

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