Ultrasound added to manual therapy is effective in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders

Journal of Physiotherapy & Physical Rehabilitation

ISSN: 2573-0312

Open Access

Ultrasound added to manual therapy is effective in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders

7th International Conference & Exhibition on Physiotherapy & Physical Rehabilitation

March 25-26, 2019 | Rome, Italy

Ines Llamas-Ramos and Rocio Llamas-Ramos

University Hospital of Salamanca, Spain

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Physiother Rehabil

Abstract :

A female woman, 29 years old, physiotherapist suffering from temporomandibular disorders since, she was 17 years old. She referred pain, functional disorders of the masticatory system, temporomandibular joint and masticatory muscles. She has completed five sessions of therapeutic treatment that includes stretching exercises, passive and active range of motion exercises and strengthening exercises. Each type of exercise was performed for the duration of six seconds and repeated 10 times. She improved but she was still having limitation to open her mouth in her left temporomandibular joint. After consultation with a specialist, he recommended a magnetic resonance. This magnetic resonance showed a temporomandibular disorder type I. She was referred again to rehabilitation service, she performed the same treatment and her physiotherapist added a low intensity ultrasound. After 10 sessions she felt better, her range of motion was increased, her masticatory muscles were relaxed and the pain decreased. It is important to follow this patient, to know how long she keeps the results in order to offer her the best and more complete treatment for her pathology. We can conclude that low intensity ultrasound with manual therapy helps to improve the range of motion, pain and to keep free the temporomandibular joint. It is important to apply a correct treatment to obtain long term results. More studies with more sample size are needed to confirm this hypothesis.

Biography :

Ines Llamas-Ramos has completed her PhD at The University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain. Currently, she is working as a Physiotherapist at the University Hospital of Salamanca and carrying out her clinical practice. She has been working as a Visiting Professor at The University of Salamanca, in the Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy. She has published several articles about cancer and dry needling in reputed international journals and has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of various medical journals.



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