Global Body Posture and Plantar Pressure Distribution in Individuals With and Without Temporomandibular Disorder: A Preliminary Study
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 02:52 PM

Subjects with and without temporomandibular disorder (TMD) presented with global body posture misalignment. Postural changes were more pronounced in the subjects with TMD. In addition, symptomatic subjects presented with abnormal plantar pressure distribution, suggesting that TMD may have an influence on the postural system.

The aim of this study was to evaluate body posture and the distribution of plantar pressure at physiologic rest of the mandible and during maximal intercuspal positions in subjects with and without TMD.

Abstract:  http://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(14)00111-0/abstract?rss=yes?rss=yes