A critical appraisal of "Assessment of short-term effectiveness of Kinesiotaping and trigger points release used in functional disorders of masticatory muscles"

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2019-11

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Homen, Andrew

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Critical appraisal of research article is a skill imperative for a student in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Angelo State University. This appraisal is an analysis of an article presenting two different methods of treatment (kineseotaping and trigger point release) of myofasical pain involving structures that influence the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in subjects with or without diagnosed Temporomandibular disorders (TMD). This joint and surrounding muscles victimize a large percent of the U.S and worldwide population hence the necessity of research analyzing potential treatment methods for those affected. The student found that there are significant results indicating kineseotaping provides a better treatment option for subjects than does releasing trigger points, supporting the base of evidence to use kineseotape in physical therapy clinics for these dysfunctions.

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