Comparison of effects of manual physical therapy and exercise therapy for patients with Temporomandibular disorders

Authors

  • Shaina Sarfraz Department of Physical Therapy, Al-Sheikh Jinnah Memmorial Teaching Hospital, Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Naveed Anwar Riphah College of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sana Tauqeer University Institute of Physical Therapy, University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Tooba Asif Department of Physical Therapy, Times Institute, Multan, Pakistan
  • Noor Ul Ain Riphah College of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hammad Shakeel Department of Physical Therapy, Muhammadi Medical Trust Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.3594

Abstract

The term temporomandibular disorder is used for pain and dysfunction at the temporomandibular joint. Manual therapy or exercise therapy has proven to be an effective measure for pain relief. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of manual therapy and exercise therapy in temporomandibular disorders. A quasi-experimental study was conducted from June 30, 2020 to December 30, 2020 in Al-Sheikh teaching hospital, Sialkot, Pakistan. A convenient sample of 24 patients was involved in the study. Lottery method was used to randomise the patients in either the Manual Therapy Group or Exercise Therapy Group. The participantswere assessed before and after the intervention through Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) for pain, Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) for function, Fonesca Amnestic Index (FAI) for the severity of condition, and MillimetreMouth Opening (MMO) for ranges.

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Published

2022-12-15

Issue

Section

Short Communication / Short Report