TMJ Studies / Research

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Research studies on temporomandibular disorders (TMD) consist of two different subjects One is the prevalence (frequency) of the occurrence of various symptoms reported by patients seeking treatment for TMD and examination findings. The other type of research deals with a variety of treatment modalities used. Published research studies on symptoms are plentiful and involve large…

TMD , Illness or Disease?

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TMD… an ‘Illness’ or a ‘Disease’? Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) is a collective term that embraces a number of clinical problems involving the masticatory (chewing) muscles, the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and associated structures.  TMD’s are considered as a sub-classification of musculoskeletal disorders.  TMD has also been defined as conditions consisting of alterations in the morphology (shape…

Other Health Care Providers

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Need to know more about TMJ Disorders as a Health Care Provider? Are you a medical doctor, chiropractor, physiotherapist, massage therapist or any other health care professional, with an interest in TMJ disorders, or the anatomy and physiology of occlusion, jaw function and orthopedics dysfunction, (TMJ-D) with resultant symptoms in the head and neck? Yes, that’s a…

Physiotherapists

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A neuromuscular (TMJ / TMD) and physiological approach for physiotherapists If you are a registered physiotherapist and are either trained in temporomandibular joint evaluations or you have an interest in being involved in this area of physiotherapy you may be interested to know that there is a rise in demand for physiotherapists who have been…

Chiropractors

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How chiropractors are involved with ICCMO The International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) is a society of health care professionals who have a common interest in the anatomy and physiology of occlusion, jaw function and orthopedics dysfunction with resultant symptoms in the head and neck. Chiropractors have long focused on joint biomechanics and fixations, but a…