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What is TMD?
An estimated 75% of the U.S. population has experienced one or more signs or symptoms of Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMD) and Craniofacial Pain (CFP). Most TMD symptoms are temporary and fluctuate over time, requiring little or no professional intervention; but, an estimated 5-10% of the U.S. population will require professional treatment. TMD and CFP usually involve more than a single symptom and rarely have a single cause. The pain may arise suddenly or progress over months to years with intermittent frequency and intensity.
Because there is no quick fix or immediate cure for TMD and CFP, the most successful and scientifically supported treatments focus on self management and control of aggressive factors. Most patients suffering from both conditions achieve good long term relief with conservative (reversible) therapy. Scientific research demonstrates that over 50% of TMD patients treated with conservative management have few or no ongoing symptoms of TMD.
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Michael Karegeannes is the owner of Freedom Physical Therapy Services and his passion is to treat and assist patients who are suffering from TMD (Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder); CFP (Craniofacial Pain), Cervical Pain, Headaches and Myofascial and Chronic Pain.
Trained by Dr. Mariano Rocabado and Dr. Harry Von Piekartz, Michael is one of the few physical therapists in the United States recognized as a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist with the AAOP and PTBCTT.
TMD Courses for Health Professionals
Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and Craniofacial Pain (CFP)
This two-day course provides a basic understanding of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and Craniofacial Pain (CFP). Participants will learn anatomy and biomechanics of the normal temporomandibular joint (TMJ), as well as abnormal mechanics or pathophysiological mechanics that will require a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach.
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I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to the TMD Screener if you are not familiar with it. It came out in 2011 due to the great work of Dr. Yoly M. Gonzalez, DDS, MS, MPH, and Dr. Eric Schiffman, DDS, MS. Using this instrument will allow clinicians to identify...
The Use of LASERS for TMJ Dysfunction The American Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders has cited physical therapy as an important treatment modality in the management of TMDs. Physical therapy is intended to relieve musculoskeletal pain, reduce inflammation, and...