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The effect of a specific isometric muscle energy technique on the range of opening of the temporomandibular joint

Anderson, Natalie (2004) The effect of a specific isometric muscle energy technique on the range of opening of the temporomandibular joint. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

The objective od this study is to determine whether a specific muscle energy technique had an effect on the vertical range of opening of the mandible of the TMJ compared to therapeutic jaw exercises and non-intervention control group. Conclusions: Within the limitations of the study, the results support the hypothesis that the application of a specific osteopathic treatment, in this case MET and therapeutic jaw exercises can improve the range of opening in the TMJ. The results of this study provide a basis for further research as they present valuable outcomes for osteopaths treating jaw dysfunction. This minor thesis was written by a post-graduate student as part of the requirements of the Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) program.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: MET, temporomandibular dysfunction, osteopathic treatment, therapeutic jaw exercises, Osteopathy Masters Projects
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Tracey Prelec
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:39
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/742
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