Chew on This: Evaluation and Treatment of TMJ Dysfunction

May 1, 2021

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.


8 amIntroduction and Review of TMJ Anatomy and Biomechanics
8:45 amTMJ Examination and Evaluation
10 amBreak
10:15 amDiagnostic Classification
10:45 amTMJ Treatment Strategies 
12:15 pmAdjourn
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/01/2021 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
05/01/2021 - 8:00am CDT

Tracy Porter, PT, DPT, EdD

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 graduated with a doctorate of educational leadership from Concordia University in 2020. 

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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