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All About the

Temporomandibular Joint


​The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is considered one of the most complex joints in the body. It is a highly functional synovial joint, with a unique structure and mechanics. The joint has a clear connection with cervical spine articular, neural, and myofascial structures. Understanding the etiology, symptoms, and classification of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) as well as the connection with the cervical spine is essential to enable clinicians to identify and manage patients with TMJ dysfunction.




  • Fellow Higher Education Academy, UK.

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Consultant, UK.

  • Fellow of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

  • Chairman Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Academy.

  • Visiting Academic, Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Kinetic control accredited tutor, UK.


  • Senior Tutor- Primephysio UK.

  • Seniro Tutor- OMTA Academy.

  • Kinetic Control Tutor- Comera Movement Sciences UK.

  • Certified McKenzie Therapist- McKenzie Institute International- New Zealand.

  • Certified STOTT-Pilates Instructor- Merrithew Canada.

  • Certified Mulligan Practitioner- Mulligan Tutor Association- New Zealand.

  • Maitland Trained Therapist, IMTA, Switzerland.


Course Outline

A 7-hour-long workshop which is interactive and practical. Itcovers the following:

  1. Functional anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of the temporomandibular
    joint and cervical spine.

  2. Etiology, differential diagnosis, and clinical classifications of temporomandibular disorders.

The above will be discussed using 

An interactive task-based approach to keep the audience engaged. No boring old school style theoretical knowledge. Only information that informs clinical practice.

  • Treatment of the temporomandibular dysfunction (practical hands-on lab) includes:

  1. Essential evidence-based manual techniques for TMJ and cervical spine.

  2. Postural retraining exercises for head and neck.

  3. Dry needling.

  4. Acupoints.

  5. Self-management strategies.

  • Outcome measures for TMJ related disorders.



The aim of this program is to equip the participant with the knowledge and practical
skills to assess and manage patients with temporomandibular and associated cervical
spine mechanical-related problems.


19 May, 2024


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