Trismus, a disorder that is characterized by reduced range of mobility in the jaw, is common in head and neck cancer patients who have undergone oral radiation and/or surgery, and mandibular trauma patients. This course will educate SLPs about trismus intervention in order to skillfully devise progressive, therapeutic, active and passive jaw stretching programs to reduce the negative effects of trismus on a patient’s speech intelligibility, mastication, and quality of life.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to identify patients who have mild, moderate, and severe trismus.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to evaluate patients with trismus using effective assessment tools.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to design progressive, therapeutic trismus programs.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction, Definitions & Background|
|5-10 Minutes||Etiologies of Trismus|
|10-15 Minutes||Muscles of Mastication, Cranial Nerves V & VII|
|15-20 Minutes||Physiological Process of Trismus; Tx Pathways of Trismus|
|20-25 Minutes||Incidence of Trismus in HNC; Biological Effects of Radiation|
|25-30 Minutes||Trauma-Related Trismus|
|30-40 Minutes||Effects of Trismus|
|40-50 Minutes||Evaluation of Trismus|
|50-55 Minutes||Treatment and Treatment Goals|
|55-60 Minutes||Case Studies|
|60-80 Minutes||Developing a Tx Program|
|80-85 Minutes||Expectations and Pitfalls|
|85-90 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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