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.
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|
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