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Physiology and Biomechanics of the Temporomandibular Joint

Online Course: Physiology and Biomechanics of the Temporomandibular Joint

Understand the relationship between speaking, eating, breathing and the TMJ

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Course instructor:

Victoria Reboredo

Victoria is a Senior Physiotherapist practicing in London, England with a focus on practical TMJ clinical rehabilitation.

1-1.5 hours

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is associated with a number of important functions, including eating, speaking and breathing. Thus, dysfunction of this joint can not only cause orofacial pain, but also affect these functions. Having an understanding of the physiology and biomechanics of this joint is, therefore, essential for any physiotherapist who wants to work with TMJ patients.


The aim of this course is to introduce the physiology and key movements of the TMJ.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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