2023 TMD Course, Conference, and Event Recaps


Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders and Craniofacial Pain (TMD)

Date: February 25-26, 2023

Location: Woodstock, GA

February 25th and 26th, 2023, I had the pleasure of teaching my TMJ Course for Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center in Woodstock, GA. I wanted to thank Ashley Currie, Brian, and Burt Stevens for inviting me and hosting the course! As always, it was a great group of clinicians. I was also excited to be at a clinic that has and uses a Class IV laser for many of the things we treat in physical therapy, like Temporomandibular Disorders, Headaches, and Orofacial Pain. The results can be fantastic when combined with great skilled manual therapy, specific exercises, and self-help techniques. I fell in love with the whole area around Woodstock and Alpharetta, highly recommend visiting if you have a chance.

Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders and Craniofacial Pain (TMD)

Date: January 28-29, 2023

Location: Nashua, NH

I had the great pleasure of teaching my course again in Nashua, NH at St. Joseph Hospital Outpatient Center on the weekend of January 28th and 29th, 2023. It was a truly great class, with really, kind, and gifted clinicians from all around the US. We had 2 Dentists attend and massage therapists along with PT and OT. Having some professional diversity during a class always adds to the learning environment and continues to foster the need for a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients suffering from Temporomandibular Disorders, Orofacial Pain, Airway issues, Swallowing Issues, etc. I want to give a HUGE shout-out to Melissa Simonis. She is a long-term Physical Therapist and employee of St. Joseph’s. She was just an amazing host and thanks to her we were able to put this fantastic weekend together. Melissa and Matthew O’Rourke also an employee of St. Joseph’s and assistant professor at Simmons University assisted during class. We had a great time using my TMJ neuromuscular exercise device called the Hyperboloid which I get specifically from Brazil. Thanks to St. Joseph Hospital for a great facility to allow me to share my passion!

Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders and Craniofacial Pain (TMD) Level II

Date: January 7-8, 2023

Location: Cape Coral, FL

Once again had a wonderful opportunity to teach my TMD course in Cape Coral, FL, the weekend of January 7 and 8, 2023 at Allied Physical Therapy and Wellness Community and the awesome owner Matthew Harkness DPT, MTC, CFC, also a fellow Certified Manual Therapist and one of the few Certified Craniofacial Therapists in the USA, both of us alumni of the wonderful University of St. Augustine and trained by the legend Dr. Mariano Rocabado! Matt’s clinic is just great, his staff is fantastic, and Matt was able to help assist during this course and offer a lecture on his successes in marketing and business development. We had a wonderful turnout and are so grateful that virtually all participants who signed up in October of 2022 were able to attend after having to cancel due to the unfortunate hurricane that swept through that area! Thank you all for coming! We look forward to continuing to make this an annual event and eventually start hosting my advanced TMD course there. Pics below show Matt’s wonderful Allied PT community, the bite test, the Rocabado Pain Map, intraoral palpation skills, using the throat scope to assess the airway, in this case, enlarged tonsils are noted, and of course a group photo!