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When: Thursday, May 21
Program starts at 6:15 pm
Where: Zoom Webinar
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Presenter: Sheila Schindler-Ivens, PT, PhD
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#THIRDTHURSDAY: Manual Therapy for TMD – A Lens for Evidence Based Decision Making


We invite you to join us from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday, May 21st as we welcome Sheila Schindler-Ivens, PT, PhD to share her insight and expertise on "Manual Therapy for TMD – A Lens for Evidence Based Decision Making"

This course uses manual therapy (MT) and temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) as a lens to evidence-based decision making. We shall discuss the state of evidence in physical therapy and examine effective methods for article search, retrieval, and appraisal. We shall examine the quantity and quality of evidence for MT and TMD. Effect sizes will be examined in easy to interpret, jargon-free illustrations to appreciate how well MT works for TMD. Instructional methods include lecture, student participant, and question/answer. Handouts will be available.

What to expect: 

By the end of this lecture participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the growth of evidence in physical therapy
  • Recognize challenges to “bench to bedside” knowledge translation
  • Recognize the importance of MeSH terms in searching the PubMed database
  • Recognize the importance of Boolean operators for creating effective searches
  • Appreciate the importance of triage in article selection
  • Distinguish among PubMed, PubMed Central, and the MeSH databases
  • Appreciate the scope and quality of evidence examining MT and TMD.
  • Appreciate effect sizes associated with MT and TMD.
  • Have a framework and process for initiating literature searches on physical therapy interventions.



About the Speaker

Sheila Schindler-Ivens, PT, PhD Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens is a licensed physical therapist who earned her PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Iowa and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

Dr. Schindler-Ivens joined the faculty in the Dept. of Physical Therapy at Marquette University in 2005. She directs an independent research program examining leg movement in people with stroke, has been funded by the NIH and the American Heart Association, and has published over 20 peer reviewed articles. Her mechanistic work in stroke led to the development of a promising new rehabilitation intervention to restore movement of the stroke-affected limb and to improve interlimb coordination. With the help of Marquette’s Technology Commercialization program, Dr. Schindler-Ivens and her team sought intellectual property protection for their new intervention, and they have a US Patent.

Important to this course, Sheila has been teaching Evidence Based Decision-Making to physical therapy students at Marquette for 15 years, and she is the Vice President of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research which is the only national nonprofit solely dedicated to funding physical therapy research. In her eagerness to help more clinicians use the research evidence to maximize patient outcomes, Sheila founded the Evidence Workshop, LLC, which creates rigorous and readily interpretable evidence summaries and offers educational opportunities for a deeper understanding of all expects of evidence-based practice. Sheila is a native Midwesterner and a 1989 graduate of Marquette’s PT program. She resides in Shorewood, WI with her husband and two sons.



This presentation will be presented virtually via Zoom.

You will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities.  Plan to sign in at 6:00 pm and enter your name when prompted.

Follow the directions below and be ready for the program to begin at 6:15pm.

Topic: #THIRDTHURSDAY: Manual Therapy for TMD
Time: May 21, 2020 06:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 



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