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LCF Carvalho ; AS Oliveira ; D Bevilaqua-Grossi ;Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia 2009, 13 1

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Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia ISSN: 1413-3555 rbfisio@ufscar.br Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e PósGraduação em Fisioterapia Brasil Iunes, DH; Carvalho, LCF; Oliveira, AS; Bevilaqua-Grossi, D Craniocervical posture analysis in patients with temporomandibular disorder Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, vol.
13, núm.
1, enero-febrero, 2009, pp.
89-95 Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia São Carlos, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=235016467011 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative ISSN 1413-3555 Original Article Rev Bras Fisioter, São Carlos, v.
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2009 Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia © Craniocervical posture analysis in patients with temporomandibular disorder Análise da postura cranio-cervical em pacientes com disfunção temporomandibular Iunes DH1, Carvalho LCF2, Oliveira AS3, Bevilaqua-Grossi D3 Abstract Objective: To compare head positioning and cervical spine alignment between individuals with and without temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), by means of positional evaluation using photographs, radiographs and visual observation, and to investigate whether the type of TMD influences head posture and cervical spine positioning.
Methods: Ninety randomly chosen women were diagnosed using the research diagnostic criteria for TMDs (RDC-TMD) by a trained examiner and were divided into three groups: Group 1, with a diagnosis of myofascial dysfunction (group I of RDC axis I); Group 2, with mixed TMD (groups I, II and III of RDC axis I); and Control, without TMD. Following this, the participants were photographed in frontal and lateral views by a single examiner.
To produce these photos, the following anatomical...





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