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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.
The missing piece in the treatment of TMD related issues, voice and swallow issues! We have to learn and know all the structures below the chin! Voice:An estimated 17.9 million U.S. adults ages 18 or older, or 7.6%, report having had a problem with their voice in the...
Art of Prevention: The importance of tackling the nail-biting habit! Onychophagia is defined as a chronic habit of biting nails, commonly observed in both children and young adults, and it is classified among nail diseases caused by repeated injuries. During my TMJ...
Today in my blog, I wanted to provide you all with some visuals of a proposed Chronology of events that can lead to a forward head posture, in particular upper cervical spine extension, or as we often refer to as a craniocervical extension. For this blog, I am...