Chew on This: Evaluation and Treatment of TMJ Dysfunction

Des Moines, IA US
December 20, 2019

This is a closed course. 

Target Audience

Physical therapists

Learning Objectives

  • Describe TMJ anatomy and biomechanics.
  • Identify key examination elements.
  • Discuss diagnostic classifications for TMJ dysfunction.
  • Apply interventions specific to a diagnostic classification.


1 pmIntroduction and Review of TMJ Anatomy and Biomechanics
1:45 pmTMJ Examination and Evaluation
3 pmBreak
3:15 pmDiagnostic Classification
3:45 pmTMJ Treatment Strategies 
5:15 pmAdjourn


Tracy Porter, PT, DPT

Dr. Tracy Porter is the assistant director of clinical education and assistant professor In the Des Moines University Department of Physical Therapy.  Prior to joining Des Moines University, she served as academic coordinator of clinical education for a physical therapist assistant program.  She has 15 years of full-time clinical experience in a variety of practice settings and treats patients with a variety of conditions including orthopedic and neurologic diagnoses.  Areas of clinical expertise include the movement system model of diagnosis and treatment, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and select pelvic health conditions.  Dr. Porter graduated from Des Moines University in 1997 with a master of science in physical therapy and earned her doctor of physical therapy degree from Washington University in 2012.  She Is currently pursuing a doctorate of educational leadership from Concordia University. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/20/2019 - 1:00pm CST
Event ends: 
12/20/2019 - 5:15pm CST
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
United States

Continuing Education Credit

Certificates of attendance will given for 4.0 continuing education contact hours.


No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 

Available Credit

  • 4.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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