Learning package about temporomandibular joint for physiotherapy students in Satakunta university of applied sciences
Kulmala, Topi (2019)
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This thesis is written in the purpose of creating a self-study material of temporomandibular joint disorders for the students of degree program of physiotherapy in Satakunta university of applied sciences. The aim of this thesis is to create evidence-based learning-package of the most important features related to temporomandibular joint physiotherapy. The material of the thesis was gathered trough literature review and this construct of the thesis report and the self-study material which was created with Microsoft PowerPoint. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs) are relatively common in health care which creates a need for future physiotherapists to be aware of the topic and be ready to treat clients suffering from temporomandibular joint disorders. Physiotherapeutic treatment approaches alongside with multi-professional co-operation with dentists and doctors have been shown good results on treating TMDs. This thesis and learning package introduce reader to the anatomy of temporomandibular joint, temporomandibular joint disorders, classification of the disorders, physiotherapeutic assessment and physiotherapeutic treatments of temporomandibular joint disorders.