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Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) - A physiotherapist's perspective

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This introductory course aims to enhance the skills of clinicians in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). It presents current concepts of the syndrome including pain mechanisms and resultant pathokinematics and reviews the validated classification system of TMD and its subsets. The theoretical knowledge supports the evidence that underpins the rationale for the clinical tests used in differential diagnosis and facilitates an integrated and critical approach to management of the related structures. The practical component of the course assists participants to develop analytical skills and to apply appropriate examination and treatment techniques. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on clinical reasoning to support management decisions of the TMD subsets and on how it directs evidence-based practice.


Learning outcomes

  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the functional anatomy and kinematics of the TMJ and its relationship to the cervical spine
  • Become familiar with the validated classifications of TMD
  • Understand the role of physiotherapy in the treatment of the TMD and the evidence that supports it
  • Perform a comprehensive and integrated assessment of the TMJ and related structures
  • Acquire evidence based knowledge and expertise in the application of therapeutic skills and exercise prescription in the management of TMD

Prerequisites

  • Participants should be physiotherapists with at least 1 year post-graduate clinical experience, the majority of it being in the field(s) of musculoskeletal, orthopaedics and/or sports physiotherapy.
  • This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists.

Presenters

Guy Zito


Dr Guy Zito, APAM is an APA musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist and a senior fellow of the University of Melbourne who has worked in both education and clinical practice for over 35 years. During that time he has taught on and coordinated the Master of Physiotherapy by coursework program and has helped establish other post­graduate programs in Physiotherapy. He has also been involved in mentoring and examining physiotherapists undertaking the specialization examinations through the College of Physiotherapists in Australia. Guy holds a Doctor of Clinical Physiotherapy degree from the University of Melbourne along with other research and coursework qualifications. His research interests have yielded a number of publications dealing with cervicogenic headache, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and differential diagnosis of headaches. He received an award for the article 'Clinical tests of musculoskeletal dysfunction in the diagnosis of cervicogenic headache' as it was one of the top 10 cited articles published in Manual Therapy. In 2015 he received the APA Victorian Achievement award for his contribution to the advancement of the Physiotherapy profession. Guy is a consultant physiotherapist at Carlton Physiotherapy Centre in North Carlton where he treats patients with musculoskeletal conditions, including those suffering from TMJ dysfunction and headache as well as neck and back pain. Though he is no longer involved with the University on a formal basis, he continues to pursue his passion for teaching physiotherapists and conducts short courses on a number of musculoskeletal related topics, in particular on the temporomandibular joint, within Australia and overseas.

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Sat 06 - Sun 07
November
09:00AM - 04:30PM AEDT
Level 1 1175 Toorak Road
Camberwell VIC 3124 View map
Price: Early Bird - Non Member: $1,111.00
Early Bird - APA Member: $741.00
Early Bird – Distance Discount: $686.00
Early Bird – Musculoskeletal Group: $686.00
Registration closing date: 24 Oct 2021 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 15.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Price: Early Bird - Non Member: $1,111.00
Early Bird - APA Member: $741.00
Early Bird – Distance Discount: $686.00
Early Bird – Musculoskeletal Group: $686.00
Registration closing date: 24 Oct 2021 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 15.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Presenters

Guy Zito


Dr Guy Zito, APAM is an APA musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist and a senior fellow of the University of Melbourne who has worked in both education and clinical practice for over 35 years. During that time he has taught on and coordinated the Master of Physiotherapy by coursework program and has helped establish other post­graduate programs in Physiotherapy. He has also been involved in mentoring and examining physiotherapists undertaking the specialization examinations through the College of Physiotherapists in Australia. Guy holds a Doctor of Clinical Physiotherapy degree from the University of Melbourne along with other research and coursework qualifications. His research interests have yielded a number of publications dealing with cervicogenic headache, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and differential diagnosis of headaches. He received an award for the article 'Clinical tests of musculoskeletal dysfunction in the diagnosis of cervicogenic headache' as it was one of the top 10 cited articles published in Manual Therapy. In 2015 he received the APA Victorian Achievement award for his contribution to the advancement of the Physiotherapy profession. Guy is a consultant physiotherapist at Carlton Physiotherapy Centre in North Carlton where he treats patients with musculoskeletal conditions, including those suffering from TMJ dysfunction and headache as well as neck and back pain. Though he is no longer involved with the University on a formal basis, he continues to pursue his passion for teaching physiotherapists and conducts short courses on a number of musculoskeletal related topics, in particular on the temporomandibular joint, within Australia and overseas.


Learning outcomes
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the functional anatomy and kinematics of the TMJ and its relationship to the cervical spine
  • Become familiar with the validated classifications of TMD
  • Understand the role of physiotherapy in the treatment of the TMD and the evidence that supports it
  • Perform a comprehensive and integrated assessment of the TMJ and related structures
  • Acquire evidence based knowledge and expertise in the application of therapeutic skills and exercise prescription in the management of TMD
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • Participants should be physiotherapists with at least 1 year post-graduate clinical experience, the majority of it being in the field(s) of musculoskeletal, orthopaedics and/or sports physiotherapy.
  • This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists.
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