Continuous Professional Development Update

Continuous Professional Development Update

Temporomandibular Disorders : Assessment & Practical Management

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) is one of the most frequent causes of orofacial pain & headache and is associated with basic functional limitations such as difficulties in chewing, talking and yawning. Additionally, TMD patients tends to suffer from other disabling pain syndromes such as Migraine, tension type HA and neck pain – therefore introducing a challenge to clinicians.

Aims & Learning Objectives

After completing the course participant will be able to:

  • Know the up to date scientific background of musculoskeletal pain & dysfunction in the Cranio-Mandibular region
  • Recognize signs & symptoms of serious medical problems (not musculoskeletal) in people with Cranio-Mandibular pain ( i.e. red flags) and will know how to respond accordingly
  • Practically know how to assess, evaluate & recognize common clinical patterns in people with TMD
  • Practical use of the relevant clinical reasoning for management of people with TMD
  • Effectively & safely treat people with TMD using hands on & exercise modalities

Lectures (40%) & practical sessions (60%)


Day 1 (14 September, 2019)

08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 11:00
Clinical oriented scientific background:
  • Clinical anatomy of masticatory system
  • kinesiology, mechanics & patho-mechanics of the TMJ
  • Neck-Jaw connections: anatomical & functional
  • Upper neck & orofacial pain – neuroanatomical mechanism
  • Epidemiology of TMD
  • Etiology of TMD
  • Psychosocial factors in TMD
  • Common dental approach to TMD (oral appliance, behavioral therapy, surgical options)
11:00 - 11:30
Morning Coffee
11:30 - 13:00
Clinical reasoning of temporomandibular disorders:
  • Pain related TMD (myogenic TMD, arthralgia)
  • Intra-articular TMD (different disc dysfunctions)
  • Degenerative TMD (mainly osteoarthritis of TMJ)
13:00 - 13:45
13:45 - 15:15
Assessment & therapeutics of the TMD: topographical anatomy, evidence based diagnostics of TMD (DC-TMD assessment tools) – clinical applications for physiotherapists
15:15 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00
Assessment & therapeutics of pain related TMD: myogenic components


Day 2 (15 September, 2019)

08:30 - 09:00
Summary of day 1
09:00 - 09:30
Dental background: oral appliances & bruxism
Assessment & therapeutics of pain related & degenerative TMD: TMJ components
Morning coffee
Assessment & therapeutics of intra-articular TMD: rehabilitation approaches to the different TMJ disc conditions
Assessment & therapeutics upper neck involvement in TMD: upper neck differential diagnosis, upper neck short segmental assessment
Coffee break
Real case study demonstration & brain storming.
End of course
Target audience

physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, manual therapists and physicians


Physiotherapists 10 CPD points
Chiropractors (application for CPD points being processed)


Mr. Tzvika Greenbaum, BPT MaPT (Manip & Sports), PhD candidate

Tzvika Greenbaum is a Physiotherapist since 2004, with combined clinical Master degree in Musculoskeletal & Sports fields from the University of South Australia (2006). During and following his studies in Adelaide (Australia) he has specialized in Manual Therapy for patients with neck pain and headache. He studied from leading clinicians such as dr. Dean Watson (headache clinician and researcher).

Tzvika is a private clinician in the Herzlia Medical Center Experts clinic (Tel Aviv) where he mainly treats patients with neck & back pain, headaches and temporomandibular disorders. He has been teaching since 2011 Physiotherapists and other health professionals at the post-graduate level about rehabilitation of people with neck pain, headache and temporomandibular disorders. He’s also a certified instructor of the international David G Simons Academy since 2014.

He’s also in an advanced stage of his PhD project that is being done in cooperation between the Physiotherapy department and the Dental School of Tel Aviv University. In their study they assess the involvement of the upper neck in patients with different temporomandibular disorders.


Graduate House, The Jockey Club Building,No. 3 University Drive, HKU.

Course Fees

Early bird: HKD $5500 (until Saturday August 24th 2019 included)

Standard price: HKD $7000

Date and Time

14-15th September 2019, 09:00 - 17:00

2 days course, 16 training hours in total.
Registration & Payment

  • Online registration, please register using the link: click here, and
  • For Online Payment, we accept VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay with secured connection, or
  • For Offline Payment, Course Fees can also be transferred to the "Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation" Account : 652-096850-001. Please email the bank-in slip to


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