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ACE Report #5312
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Combined manual therapy & home physical therapy reduces temporomandibular disorder symptom


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effectiveness of manual therapy and home physical therapy in patients with temporomandibular disorders: A randomized controlled trial

J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2013 Jul;17(3):302-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2012.10.006. Epub 2012 Nov 16

Contributing Authors: AB Tuncer N Ergun AH Tuncer S Karahan

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Synopsis

Forty patients with a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) were randomized to receive 4 weeks of either both manual therapy and home physical therapy or home physical therapy alone, to compare the short-term effectiveness between the two groups. Results after 4 weeks indicated that manual therapy combined with home physical therapy significantly lowered pain scores at rest and while chewing, and incre...

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