Ep. 061 | Jaw-dropping Insights: Tackling TMJ Dysfunction | Corinne Visscher

Physiotutors Podcast

03-02-2024 • 43 mins

In this episode, Dutch researcher Corinne Visscher discusses temporomandibular disorders (TMD) with a focus on prevalence, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment. She provides insights on the research she is currently focused on, particularly in understanding the journey of patients with chronic complaints related to TMD. Corinne also emphasizes the importance of screening for TMD, providing counseling and advice on habits, and referring patients to oral facial physical therapists or dentists when necessary. She also highlights the link between TMD and secondary headaches, and offers ways to reach out to her for further information.

Content

00:00 Intro

00:35 What is TMD?

01:18 TMD Prevalence/Incidence

02:20 The typical TMD Patient

03:23 Risk Factors

06:38 Red Flag Screening

09:20 The Diagnostic Process

14:05 Special Tests

15:25 Questionnaires

17:47 TMD & Headaches

19:30 Am I clenching my teeth?

20:40 Is posture a factor for TMD?

22:50 The course of TMD

27:09 A place for Dry Needling?

28:29 Other Manual Therapies?

31:50 Current TMD Research

35:05 Top 3 Takeaways

40:20 Tension-Type or TMD Headache

42:28 How to get in touch

43:08 Outro

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